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DISCA sm is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. The following summary discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website and is intended to help you understand how the personal information you provide us regarding yourself and your preferences or requirements will be treated. This policy may change from time to time as we perceive laws and public and private needs to evolve. Please check back regularly.

These are some frequently asked questions:

1. What  information is collected from you on enquiry forms or otherwise ?
2. What cookies are and how they are used ?
3. How your information is used ?
4. Who has access to your your information ?
5. To whom may your information be revealed ?
6. What choices are available to you ?
7. How DISCA (sm) treats your information ?
8. What kind of security precautions protect your information from loss, misuse, or alteration ? and
9. What else you should know about your online privacy ?


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What information does DISCA collect from you?
DISCA sm collects information from different parts of our web sites. Some personal information is gathered when you fill out an enquiry form such as your name, email address, zip code, title, occupation, and specific requirements. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to respond meaningfully to your enquiry.

We may ask you for personal information, for instance, when you  report a problem with one of our sites or services. If you contact DISCA sm, we may keep a record of that correspondence. DISCA sm also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that are used for research purposes. Wherever DISCA sm collects personal information, we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.


What are cookies ? 

As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, DISCA sm may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All sites on DISCA sm where you are prompted to log-in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies. (See "What choices are available to you?" for more information.)

Cookies are used most frequently to: (1) Remind us who you are and to access your  information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver content specific to the interests of visitors to our website(s) and, in general, to provide a better and more personalized service.  (2) Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing DISCA sm may be given a unique cookie. We then typically might use to determine the extent of  usage, and to focus  advertising based on user interests.(3) Measure which areas of DISCA sm's  web sites  have been visited, and the aggregate visiting patterns.  We may use this information to personalize better the content and banners that you will see. Advertising networks on DISCA sm may also use their own cookies.DISCA sm also collects IP addresses for system administration, to help us diagnose problems with our server and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. DISCA sm may use these addresses to help identify visitors to its website(s). In addition, DISCA sm's e-Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing message headers.


How does DISCA sm use your information?

DISCA sm's primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on its network of sites. This may include personalization services, interactive communications, and other types of services. In order to provide some services free of charge, we display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, DISCA sm is able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content,  hence better service to you and increased advertising revenue to help DISCA sm survive.When we ask visitors to register, it is so we may have contact information (like their names and addresses), unique identifiers and demographic information (like zip codes). We use client contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company or group, and to contact the user when necessary. Unique identifiers are used to verify the user's identity whenever such verification is reasonably necessary to help us carry out business with the user. In general, demographic and profile data is used to tailor the visitor's experience at our site, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, cutting short content that we think might bore them, and displaying what is shown according to their preferences.In this process, none of our advertisers ever has access to individual information. Only DISCA sm has access to individual information. This kind of advertisement targeting is done with banner ads as well as promotional email through DISCA sm. You will only receive special offers via email from DISCA sm if you have indicated in your correspondence with us that you would like to receive them. You can change your preferences at any time.DISCA sm may do research on its users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided from any source. We do this to understand and serve our users better and to help ensure that our recommendations to prospective advertisers are realistic. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. DISCA sm may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners. DISCA sm does not sell or rent this information but receives the benefit of advertisers' interest in using DISCA sm as a platform.  


Who has access to your information?

When you are on a DISCA sm site and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with DISCA sm alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise.  If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than DISCA sm, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.DISCA sm advertisers or web sites that have links on its site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those web sites linked to DISCA sm are not covered by this privacy statement. DISCA sm may conduct surveys from time to time and ask for contact information (like  a user's email address) or demographic information (age group, f.i.) which we then use as we described above. Should DISCA sm  also organize public forums, chat rooms and the like, contact and demographic information collected from visitors may be used as we described above. This information may be shared with advertisers but on an aggregate basis only.


With whom does DISCA sm share your information?

As a general rule, DISCA sm will not disclose any of your  information except with your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. The Terms of our Agreements for each of our products and services will provide more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. If data about you will be shared, we will tell you before we collect or transfer it.From time to time. DISCA sm may offer services or products with a form allowing you to request additional information from sponsors. By requesting more information, you let us assume that you are giving DISCA sm permission to transfer it to the sponsor so your request may be fulfilled. In many instances, only your email address will be shared. If more information will be shared with the sponsor, you will be notified prior to the transfer. Under confidentiality agreements, DISCA sm may match user information with third party data. Also, we may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.DISCA sm may also disclose  information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) DISCA sm's rights or property, other DISCA sm users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. DISCA sm may disclose or access information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.


What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?

DISCA sm may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services.  Only DISCA sm (or agents working on behalf of DISCA sm and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings and only if you indicated that you do not object to these offers. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information or at any time later. You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you will be unable to use those services that require registration in order to participate.  We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service or not to participate in the surveys or other event. You can also request us in writing to delete all of your personal information from our files, and, upon receipt of such request, we shall comply with it.


How does DISCA sm protect your personal information?

Keeping your personal information private is very important to us. As with all information, DISCA sm will never rent or sell your personal information. Knowing that you use certain services or features may help us to offer you better and more relevant content and advertisements. But as with all personally identifiable information, we do not make this available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding financial product or service usage  are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information about any individual user.


What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?

 When you give DISCA sm personal information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever DISCA sm handles personal information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, it will take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy.No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, DISCA sm cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


What else should you know about your Privacy ?

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any  information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.


Supplemental Information

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to disca@disca.net. You may also write direct to Y.O. Heckscher, Heckscher Professional Corporation, 10940 Peaks Pike, Sebastopol, CA 95472, or phone at 1.707.829.1034 or fax at 1.707.829.1035. If you are interested on general information on the subject, you can look up: