I. PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
DMA’s website, www.digitalmediaacademy.org, is directed to parents and guardians of our participants. In keeping with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) – the law that protects children’s online privacy – and the guidelines of the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Digital Media Academy (DMA) limits the collection of personal information from kids.
We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information.
If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifying information from a user under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our records.
1.2 Internet Protection
DMA makes every reasonable effort to prevent participants from being exposed to inappropriate web content. DMA installs Internet filtering software on DMA computers. No software is 100% perfect, and some inappropriate content may inadvertently be accessed. DMA takes reasonable precautions to guard against inappropriate material from being viewed. If inappropriate content is viewed, the instructor will follow standard protocol. Participants found in violation of our “common sense” Internet policy may be removed from camp without receiving a refund.
DMA does not share email addresses or any other personal information with third parties interested in contacting you or collecting information about you. We do not sell, rent, give or trade personal information we collect from online, phone or paper registrations and or catalog requests.
1.3 How we store your information
We store your personal information in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Your personal information is accessible only by you and select company employees. Employees are bound by duties of confidentiality and have access to select databases, which are further protected by DMA and password requirements.
To update or change your account information, log in to My DMA, call our Guest Services department at 1.866.656.3342, or send an email to [email protected].
My DMA, Your Account Login & Password: You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. You agree that you are responsible for any and all communication, transactions and use of services associated with and made using your password. This includes any fees, charges or other obligations that may result from such use. You are responsible for changing your password if you believe your password has been stolen or otherwise compromised. You may not loan, or assign your password or transfer rights under this agreement without prior written consent. Any attempted password assignment or transfer without such consent will be void.
1.4 How we use your information
DMA provides for user guided registration process in order to expedite your transactions on our site (through the use of pre-filled forms) and to provide you with better service.
In order for you to complete your online registration or conduct other transactions on our site, we will require the creation of a DMA User account, My DMA, which requires that you submit certain personal information to DMA.
We may share pertinent personal information with our relevant employees or university relationships for the limited purpose of enabling them to fulfill your requests (e.g. Camp Directors, Instructors and University Liaisons).
We may elect to contact you regarding the status of your transactions on our site or to inform you of maintenance to your account (My DMA) or website updates.
1.5 Other information we gather
When you request a catalog or register for a DMA program, we ask for certain basic information: name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. By providing that information you grant Digital Media Academy the right to deliver information related to Digital Media Academy products and services to you. Digital Media Academy NEVER shares personal information.
1.6 Security of Credit Card Transactions and Information
If you choose to pay online by credit card, you will do so through Evalon, a US Bank company. For your security, when you pay online your credit card number is not stored in our system. Evalon provides an extra level of security for your payments. Only the last four digits of your credit card are available to view by DMA. Evalon uses the industry’s most secure data encryption technologies and physically secure servers that aren’t connected directly to the Internet. We use state-of-the-art Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to safeguard and protect your personal information and transactions over the Internet.
Your information, including your credit card information, is encrypted and cannot be read as it travels over the Internet.
II. Social Networking/Media/Communication
DMA views social networking sites (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), personal websites, and web logs (blogs) positively and respects the rights of our participants to use them as a medium for self-expression. DMA provides several opportunities for social networking for both participants and staff on such sites. You agree that by registering for a DMA program, your participant(s) may access and upload content to Social Networking sites. These sites are not affiliated with DMA and offer their own individual social networking services. It is important to note:
2.2 Social Networking and Communication on Internal Sites
Please read the following terms and conditions carefully, as well as the Terms and Conditions of the sites in which DMA has created a forum. These Terms and Conditions are a legal agreement between you and DMA and apply to you whether you are a visitor to these sites or any site with an official DMA affiliation. DMA is a member of several pre-existing sites (as mentioned above). There are, however, portions of www.digitalmediacademy.org that include areas where participants can post submissions. DMA reserves the right to take action to remove any content deemed inappropriate by the sites or by DMA standards. DMA will not be held liable for any loss of content or disagreements that may arise between the individual social networking site and the user. In order to access certain features of the social networking sites or to pages on www.digitalmediaacademy.org, and to post Member Submissions, the majority of these sites require that the user open an account with them. Please note that these sites have their own individual terms and conditions that must be followed. Age requirements are outlined within each Site’s Terms and Conditions. You hereby authorize your participant to access social networking sites while at camp and create an account if they choose to do so and if they meet the requirements listed by each site to create an account. Interaction with other users:
III. STAFF BACKGROUND CHECKS
DMA requires criminal background checks for all staff (operational, instructional, and corporate) who will be onsite for any duration of time other than check-in and parent open house.
IV. Staff/Student Communication
Under no circumstances are staff members permitted to give personal contact information to students for social networking sites, personal websites or email/instant messaging. The DMA corporate office must coordinate any and all communication between participants and their instructors outside of the program. Should you have any questions regarding this policy, please email [email protected].
On our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
You agree that you and your participant will not use the social networking sites to offer, display, distribute, transmit, route, provide connections to or store any material that infringes copyrighted works, trademarks or service marks or otherwise violates or promotes the violation of the intellectual property rights of any third party. DMA has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the intellectual property or proprietary rights of others.
DISCLAIMER: BY USING THE SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES OR SUBMITTING A MEMBER SUBMISSION YOU AGREE THAT DMA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND WILL IN NO EVENT BE HELD LIABLE, FOR ANY: (A) LOST, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED, DAMAGED OR INCOMPLETE MEMBER SUBMISSIONS; (B) COMPUTER OR NETWORK MALFUNCTION OR ERROR; (C) COMMUNICATION DISRUPTION OR OTHER DISRUPTIONS RELATED TO INTERNET TRAFFIC, A VIRUS, BUG, OR WORM OR NON-AUTHORIZED INTERVENTION; OR (D) DAMAGE CAUSED BY A COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHERWISE FROM YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR SERVICES. THE SITE, SERVICES, DMACONTENT AND MEMBER SUBMISSIONS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. DMA, AND ITS SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, SERVICES, DMA. CONTENT AND MEMBER SUBMISSIONS, WHETHER THE PROVISION OF SERVICES OR YOUR SUBMISSION OF A MEMBER SUBMISSION WILL PRODUCE ANY LEVEL OF PROFIT OR BUSINESS FOR YOU OR LEAD TO ECONOMIC BENEFIT, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF QUALITY, AVAILABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, DMA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree that all images, testimonials, survey responses, photos, video and audio taken at or in connection with DMA are the sole and exclusive property of DMA.
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service, to improve and customise our Service.
You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time by way of your device settings.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
Use of Data
Digital Media Academy LP uses the collected data for various purposes:
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Digital Media Academy LP may process your Personal Data because:
Retention of Data
Digital Media Academy LP will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
Disclosure of Data
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, Digital Media Academy LP may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
Digital Media Academy LP may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our Policy on “Do Not Track” Signals under the California Online Protection Act (CalOPPA)
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
Your Data Protection Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Digital Media Academy LP aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
The payment processors we work with are:
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
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