Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (the “Society”) may collect and use information about you, such as your name, address, telephone number and email address (“Personally Identifiable Information”) as described in this Privacy Policy. By using this Web site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

The types of Personally Identifiable Information we collect on this Web site:

As a member of The Society or a non-member guest, you may be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, email address, identification number and/or fax number. You may also be asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information in connection with contests, raffles, games and similar promotions on the Web site, as well as in connection with registration for conferences and participation in surveys and other activities of The Society.

If you purchase products from the Society through this Web site, you will be asked to provide your shipping address and credit card information in addition to the Personally Identifiable Information described above.

Other information we may collect on this Web site:

As part of our efforts to improve the services we provide to Members of the Society, we may collect and analyze certain information that does not allow us to identify a specific individual, such as demographic information, purchase categories, pages visited or types of Internet browsers used to access our Web site (“Aggregate Information”).

We also use “cookies” and other technologies on our Web site. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that our server places on a visitor’s computer hard drive to enable that person to more easily communicate and interact with our web site and to provide us with important information on how visitors use our web site. For example, we may place a cookie on a visitor’s computer when she visits our Web site. The next time she visits our Web site using the same computer, our computer system will recognize the cookie and the visitor. Many Internet browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You may change your Internet browser settings to either reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is about to be placed on your computer. Please note, however, that rejecting cookies while visiting our Web site may result in certain parts of our Web site not operating correctly or as efficiently as if they were allowed.

What we do with Personally Identifiable Information collected on our Web site:

We may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on the Web site to communicate with you regarding new services provided to members of the Society. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to complete transactions for the purchase of merchandise offered on our Web site, to register you for conferences and to process other activities you initiate through our Web site.

What we do with Aggregate Information collected on our Web site:

Aggregate Information we collect on our Web site may be used in many ways. For example, we may collect and analyze Aggregate Information to determine how many visitors arrived at certain pages of the Web site, how long they stayed on those pages and where they went afterwards. This information allows us to determine which pages might be the most interesting to our visitors and enables us to provide them with a better and richer experience on our Web site. Additionally, we may use Aggregate Information to improve the performance of our Web site and to customize the content and layout of our Web site pages for you.

Please note that certain Aggregate Information may be linked with Personally Identifiable Information. Any such linked information will be treated as Personally Identifiable Information as long as it is so linked.

How we share Personally Identifiable Information and Aggregate Information:

Third parties may make available certain activities and services on our Web site. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with such third parties for the purpose of enabling such third parties to provide such activities, services or products. For example, if you choose to purchase a product from us, we may use outside vendors to process your credit card, or to process and ship the order to you. In these instances, we would need to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your credit card information and shipping address, to these vendors.

We reserve the right to share both Personally Identifiable and Aggregate Information with The Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation and any other entity affiliated with The Society.

We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to: (a) comply with applicable laws; (b) respond to governmental inquiries or requests; (c) comply with valid legal process; (d) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of the Society; (e) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and (f) to enforce our Terms of Use.

What happens if you link to a third-party web site from The Society’s Web site:

Our Web site may contain links to third-party Web sites. If you link to a third-party Web site from our Web site, you will leave our Web site and this Privacy Policy will not apply to your use of, and activities on, those other Web sites. Any Personally Identifiable Information you provide while visiting a third-party’s Web site will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy of, that third-party. We encourage you to read the legal notices posted on those third-party Web sites, including their privacy policies.

How we protect the information you provide through the Society Web site:

The Society takes reasonable precautions to safeguard the Personally Identifiable Information you submit through our Web site and the Personally Identifiable Information stored on our computer systems. We use Secured Socket Layers encryption for the transmission of data to our computer systems. Unfortunately, no method of transmitting or storing data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with our Web site. If you have reason to believe that the security of any Personally Identifiable Information you have provided to us has been compromised, you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at societyexec@dkg.org or DKG Webmaster, PO Box 1589, Austin, TX 78767 (Toll free: 1.888.762.4685 ext 122).

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personally Identifiable Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is, in our sole discretion, appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email.

How you can change your Personally Identifiable Information:

If you want to review, correct or change your Personally Identifiable Information, please go to the “My Account” section of our Web site and update your information.

How you may contact the Society:

Our mailing address is P. O. Box 1589, Austin, Texas 78767. We can also be reached by email at webmaster@dkg.org. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us.

What rights we reserve to change this Privacy Policy:

The Society reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. By continuing to use our web site, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. You should periodically review this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time, please do not continue using our Web site.