We at Direct Connect are committed to protecting your privacy while providing you with the most useful and accurate information possible. Direct Connect strives to comply with all applicable laws that are designed to protect your privacy and we have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. Personal information consists of information that is generally not publicly available and which can identify you such as your name, address, email address, or phone number.
How We Collect and Use Personal Information
When you send an email, we request your company name, contact name, telephone number, and email address. Direct Connect uses the information to fulfill your requests for products and services, to improve our services, and to contact you.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the security of consumer information obtained by Direct Connect as part of merchant initiated transactions. Direct Connect has physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect all the information that it has received. Information sent to Direct Connect is transmitted using the strongest methods of encryption generally available. All personal data and validation requests that you exchange with Direct Connect are encrypted with secure software (SSL) that encodes the information before your web browser or web server sends it to us. The SSL software decodes the data only after it reaches our server, meaning hackers cannot intercept any submitted personal information while it is in transit. Once the data reaches our site, the same state-of-the-art security software we use to guard all of Direct Connect’s essential business data protects your personal data as well. Any personal data that is maintained on our servers is stored in an encrypted form utilizing proprietary methods. In addition to using the most secure technology available, we work tirelessly to make sure that we use any information you provide us only in ways you have approved.
Obtaining Your Consent
By using our website, you authorize Direct Connect to use your provided information to contact you in regard to your specific request. If you are below the age of 18, Direct Connect asks that you not provide your name, e-mail address, or any other identifying information without the consent of your parent or guardian, or as otherwise provided for by applicable law.
What Information We Provide to Third Parties
Direct Connect does not provide any third party access to your personal information except to facilitate your application or service request. We do not sell, lease or share personal information with third parties except to provide products or services you requested, or when you consent to the disclosure.
Changes to the Policy
Effective Date: January 1, 2010.