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Privacy Policy & Terms of Use Agreement



The Web sites of the Dallas Swing Dance Society which includes dsds.org & acmeswing.org are covered by the policies herein.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should contact the Dallas Swing Dance Society at info@dsds.org.

This privacy statement covers only information that is collected through this Web site, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from the site.

When does the Dallas Swing Dance Society collect my personally identifiable information?

When you register for one of the Dallas Swing Dance Society sites, or for services on any of our sites, we collect personally identifying information from you. During registration you are asked to provide your e-mail address, location, and some demographic information including gender and photos. The more information you provide, the better we are able to customize our services and your experience to suit your needs and preferences. In addition to registration, we may collect personally identifiable information from you when you register manually at one of our events, enter contests and sweepstakes (which may be done in conjunction with site registration), participate in promotions and special programs, register for premium or customized services, make a purchase at one of our merchants or partners or subscribe to one of our print publications.

If you are making a purchase or enrolling in a premium service for which there is a fee, we, or a third party working in partnership with us, will collect your credit card, billing address, and other verifying information. In addition, we may collect personally identifiable information from you when you provide content to us for display or use on one or more of the Dallas Swing Dance Society sites, including but not limited to, when you participate in discussions and forums, write blogs or articles, post comments, post photos or videos, report a problem with one of our sites or services, or submit a letter to the editor.

How is my personally identifiable information used?

Our main goal is to provide you with a customized and more relevant experience on the Dallas Swing Dance Society sites. We review our users' preferences, demographics, traffic patterns, and other information in aggregate so that we can better understand who our audience is, and what it is you want. Tracking user preferences also helps us provide more relevant advertising. Please note that we do not share your personally identifying information with the advertiser.  Personally identifying information is stored securely on our servers and is for internal use only.

DSDS does not directly handle online transactions, but we work with third-party partners who do. These partners require that all credit card information be transmitted in an encrypted form, using SSL (secure socket layer) encryption, the industry-standard. These partners follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to them, both during transmission and once they receive it.

The e-mail address provided by you at registration, or as updated, may be used by the Dallas Swing Dance Society to contact you for any reason, including: (1) Your account status (including an e-mail confirmation of registration), (2) Major changes to the Web site, the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, (3) Participation in user surveys, asking for feedback on the Web site and (4) notifying you of existing or prospective products and services offered by us. This information helps us to improve our Web site.

To update your personal information such as name, or e-mail address, you can sign into your account and visit the My Profile page.  You may opt out of any advertising or emails at any time.  Using the My Profile page you may also modify view options for any personal information displayed on our website.

If you opt-in to a third-party offer on this site, then your relationship with the third party will be governed by their respective Privacy Policies. If you no longer wish to receive communication from the third party, then you will need to contact them directly to opt-out. When you use some third-party services on this site, such as coupons or to search a business, you will be taken to a co-branded site which may appear to be a DSDS Web site; however, if the third party is collecting information from you, the use of this information is governed by the co-branded partner's privacy policy.