The information we collect
DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. collects two basic types of information:
Information you voluntarily provide to DeSoto & State Communications, Inc.
DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. only collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide. Examples of such personally identifiable information that you provide to us may include, your name, physical address and email address.
Other information DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. collects
When you visit the Website, we may automatically collect some information about your visit using cookies, log analysis software and other aggregate tracking technologies.
The Way we use information
We store the information you provide about yourself in a secure database in order to provide you with the information, products and/or services you request. The information is stored for the lifetime of the database unless you request that it be removed. The information you provide us about yourself will be shared with DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. employees and service providers to the extent necessary to accommodate your request.
For example, if you provide your name, mailing address, telephone and email address and request more information about DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. services, this information will be shared with appropriate DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. personnel to fulfill your request. This information will not be shared with any outside third parties without your consent.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information about the use of our Website to improve the navigation, content and design of our Website. This information may include, for example, the most- and least-requested pages, analyzing traffic regarding specific features and the number of users from the U.S. and other countries.
Finally, unless otherwise excepted below, we would not use your personally identifiable information provided to us online for purposes other than those you requested without also providing you an opportunity to agree or otherwise limit such unrelated purposes. DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. will not sell or distribute personally identifiable information collected from you outside of DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. without your consent (subject to the limited exceptions stated in this policy).
Contests or sweepstakes
We may operate contests and sweepstakes through the Website, which may require registration in order to enter. Your personally identifiable information may be used by us to contact you for winner notification, prize delivery confirmation or other promotional purposes. Your entry in the contest or sweepstakes may also result in your being added to our mailing/texting lists as well as those of our promotional partners associated with the contest or sweepstakes. Acceptance of a prize may require you (unless prohibited by law) to allow us to post publicly some of your information on the Website, such as in social media or on a winner’s page, in the event you win a contest or sweepstakes.
Surveys or voting
From time to time we may request personally identifiable information from you via surveys or voting polls. Participation is voluntary, and you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose information. At times, you may have to register to vote or to take part in a survey.
The Website provides interactive areas, such as a blog available to its users. You are not required to provide any personal information when using these areas, but you may choose to do so. We strongly recommend that you DO NOT use your personal information as your user name and DO NOT post any personally identifiable information online, since such information will be publicly available. We cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in a chat room, forum or message board or blog. Also, we cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.
Our commitment to data security
DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. understands that the safety of your personal information is extremely important to you. Accordingly, DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. uses reasonable technological, physical and other measures to keep your information protected from unauthorized access. Due to the nature of the Internet and related technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, and DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. expressly disclaims any such obligation.
Our commitment to children’s privacy
DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. understands the need to protect the privacy of children. The site is not intended for use by individuals under 13 years of age. DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 13 at our Site. If you are under 13 years old and wish to ask a question or use this site in any way that requires you to submit your personal information, please ask your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.
Links to other websites
Our Website contains links to other websites. DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. is not responsible for any websites that it does not own or operate. You should carefully review the privacy policies and practices of other websites that you link to from the Website, as we cannot control or be responsible for their privacy practices.
Accessing and updating your information; opting out
DeSoto & State Communications, Inc. Website users or members who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe to our marketing and informational communications can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and typing “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.
We may take a reasonable period of time to respond to any request to update or modify any information or to opt out of or unsubscribe from any communications. If you request the deletion or modification of your personal information maintained by us, such information may be retained for a period of time in our backup systems as a precaution against system failures. Some information may be retained for longer periods as required by law, contract or auditing requirements.