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DEE SIGN COMPANY Privacy Statement

Dee Sign Company is committed to protecting the privacy of users of the DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites. At DEE SIGN COMPANY, we intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information, including registration data. As part of the normal operation of the DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites, we collect information from you. This Privacy Statement describes the information we collect about you and how that information may be used.

Information Gathered through the DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites:

DEE SIGN COMPANY will track the domains from which people visit the DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites in order to gain aggregate data that may be analyzed for trends and statistics. Subject to the provisions of this Privacy Statement, DEE SIGN COMPANY may use accumulated aggregate data for several purposes including, but not limited to, marketing analysis, evaluation of DEE SIGN COMPANY's services, and business planning.

Currently, DEE SIGN COMPANY uses personal information as a basis for notifications to users, and in order to implement the Terms and Conditions of Use governing the DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites (the "Terms"). Generally, the user names, email addresses, and any additional information that a user may choose to post are publicly available on the DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites.  When users voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information that may contain Registration Data, as defined in the Terms, or otherwise post personal information in conjunction with content subject to a license, such personal information necessarily will be disclosed subject to the terms of the applicable license. An example of such a disclosure includes, but is not limited to, a user's disclosure of personal information as part of a message posted to a public message forum, or a publicly-released software application.

DEE SIGN COMPANY may conduct surveys or other studies of its user base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. Participation in such surveys is at the user's option, but DEE SIGN COMPANY does reserve the right to conduct mandatory surveys in the future. With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey and DEE SIGN COMPANY will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where DEE SIGN COMPANY advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, DEE SIGN COMPANY reserves the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personal information identifying that user is disclosed. Circumstances under which DEE SIGN COMPANY would publicly disclose aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to DEE SIGN COMPANY advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, business planning, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.

Cookies: DEE SIGN COMPANY employs "cookies" to provide users with tailored information. A "cookie" is an element of data that a website, when visited by a user, sends to that user's browser which, in turn, may store that element on the user's hard drive or memory.  DEE SIGN COMPANY uses cookies to better serve users of our DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites; any cookies sent by DEE SIGN COMPANY will be marked so that they will be accessible only by DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites subject to this Privacy Statement. However, at his or her option and at his or her sole expense and responsibility, any user may block or delete our cookies from his or her hard drive. However, by disabling cookies, certain site features and functionality may no longer work properly, or at all.

Other Notification: In order to implement or enforce the Terms, DEE SIGN COMPANY may use user-provided e-mail addresses to contact users on an individual basis.  At no time, unless such disclosure is required by law, a governmental agency, or specifically authorized by the user, will DEE SIGN COMPANY disclose individual user personal information to unrelated third parties that is not publicly available.

Links with other sites

The DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites contain links to other websites, whether owned or controlled by DEE SIGN COMPANY affiliates, or unrelated third parties. Please note that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from those of the DEE SIGN COMPANY Sites. DEE SIGN COMPANY is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of any linked website. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any website you may visit.

Choice

"Opt-in" Emails: Users may "opt-in" to receive site notifications, newsletters, or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion. Any email sent to an "opt-in" list will include directions for how a user may remove himself or herself from the list, or a URL where the user may find such directions.

Security

To secure site integrity, DEE SIGN COMPANY employs measures, including but not limited to security audits, use of encryption tools and software, and other reasonable security measures and procedures.

Internal access to users' private and nonpublic personal information is restricted to site administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis.

Enforcement

In the event that DEE SIGN COMPANY becomes aware that site security is compromised or nonpublic user information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to external security attacks, DEE SIGN COMPANY shall take reasonable measures which it deems appropriate, including but not limited to internal investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities, notwithstanding other provisions of this Privacy Statement.

If DEE SIGN COMPANY becomes aware that a user's personal information provided to DEE SIGN COMPANY has been disclosed in a manner not in accordance with this Privacy Statement, DEE SIGN COMPANY shall make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that DEE SIGN COMPANY knows this information.

Updates to the Privacy Statement

To update the Privacy Statement, we will post both the changed version and its effective date at:

http://deesign.com/realestatesigns/general/privacystatement.cfm

No Guarantees For Factors Beyond DEE SIGN COMPANY's Control

While this Privacy Statement expresses DEE SIGN COMPANY's standards for maintenance of private data, it is not in a position to guarantee that the standards will always be met. There may be factors beyond DEE SIGN COMPANY's control (e.g., "script kiddies", "crackers and other malcontents") that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, DEE SIGN COMPANY disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information.

Last modified: 06/19/2003.