Terms of Use

This Web site is an online information and communication service provided by D2 Emerge LLC. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this site. By using this site, you signify your agreement with these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of the below Terms of Use, do not use this site. D2 Emerge LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms of Use at any time.

PRIVACY POLICY

D2 Emerge LLC (“D2 Emerge LLC”, “we”, or “us”) is a media company that delivers content, online events and magazines.

D2 Emerge LLC is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information so that you have the most powerful yet safe experience with us. This “Privacy Policy” applies to D2 Emerge LLC’s website, member portal, newsletters, event registrations, services and other interactions you have with D2 Emerge LLC involving data collection and usage (collectively, the “Services”).

Personal information

Personal information is information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, email, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.

We do not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized or aggregated so that it can no longer be used to identify a specific natural person, whether in combination with other information or otherwise. We collect personal information from you and any devices you use when you: use our Services, provide us information on a web form, update or add information to your account. Some of this personal information, such as a way to identify you, is necessary in order to provide you with particular products and services such as premium member benefits. The provision of all other personal information is voluntary, but may be necessary in order to use our Services, such as updating your subscriptions or address.

D2 Emerge LLC Premium Membership

D2 Emerge LLC maintains open, voluntary online websites and events. You may become a member of D2 Emerge LLC in several possible ways:   

  • Voluntarily choosing to become a member of D2 Emerge LLC by completing an online form

 As a member of D2 Emerge LLC, you voluntarily provide to us personal information by participating in D2 Emerge LLC surveys, forms and/or other interactive events. You may also receive communications such as emails and newsletters as part of your membership. You control which information you choose to share or receive as a member of D2 Emerge LLC through your account settings. We do not control how other members or third parties use any personal information that you make available to such users or the public.  

Company Communications

D2 Emerge LLC may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services that we think you may find valuable. We may also send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the website. Generally, you may opt out of such emails at the time of registration or through your account settings, though we reserve the right to send you notices about your account and other non-marketing related notices, such as service announcements and administrative messages, even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.

Unless users opt-out from receiving marketing materials upon registration, D2 Emerge LLC may email users about products and services that D2 Emerge LLC believes may be of interest. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing materials from D2 Emerge LLC after you have registered an account with us, you may do so by following the unsubscribe link in the email communications, by going to your account settings (if applicable) or contacting us using the contact information below.

How We Use Your personal information 

D2 Emerge LLC collects and uses your personal information to operate D2 Emerge LLC websites and deliver the services you have requested. D2 Emerge LLC also uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from D2 Emerge LLC and its affiliates. D2 Emerge LLC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current Services or of potential new services that may be offered.

D2 Emerge LLC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving such communications by going to your account settings (if applicable) or contacting us using the contact information below. If you do not opt-out , your personal information (e.g. e-mail, name) is not transferred to the third party unless you choose to provide it. In addition, D2 Emerge LLC may share personal information with trusted partners to help us provide our Services, perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties may use your personal information only as directed by D2 Emerge LLC and are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to D2 Emerge LLC in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information.

D2 Emerge LLC analyzes use of our website, webpages, and services, to improve our Services and to deliver customized content within D2 Emerge LLC to users whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

In the event D2 Emerge LLC engages in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, sale of some or all of the stock, financing, or a similar transaction, D2 Emerge LLC may share or transfer your personal information.

D2 Emerge LLC may use and disclose your personal information, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on D2 Emerge LLC; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of D2 Emerge LLC; (c) protect your or others’ rights, privacy, and property (including by making and defending legal claims); (d) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of D2 Emerge LLC, or the public; (e) enforce the terms and conditions that govern use of D2 Emerge LLC Services; and (f) protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity. 

In some cases, D2 Emerge LLC may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law. 

Use of Personal Information Received from EU Data Subjects

When D2 Emerge LLC acts as data controller or processor, D2 Emerge LLC adheres to the GDPR and other principles described in this Policy with respect to the personal data D2 Emerge LLC collects from EU data subjects which includes data used to establish user accounts, certifications, and otherwise provide the Services.

Your Options for Limiting the Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We respect your right to access, correct, request deletion or request restriction of our usage of your personal information as required by applicable law. We also take steps to ensure that the personal information we collect is accurate and up to date.

You may at any time review or change your personal information by going to your account settings on either D2 Emerge LLC’s member portal or by contacting us using the contact information below. You also have the right to object to our processing of your personal information or to have us delete or restrict how we use your personal information, but this right is determined by applicable law and will impact your access to the website.

In the event you ask us to delete your account, we will delete your account and contact information from our active databases. Such personal information will be deactivated or deleted as soon as practicable based on your account activity and in accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law. To make this request, either go to your account settings (if applicable) or contact us as provided below.

We will retain in our files some personal  information to prevent fraud, to troubleshoot problems, to assist with any investigations, to enforce our Terms of Use and to comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. If your account is deactivated, all personal information will be removed and your access to the Services will be impacted.

Do Not Track

Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit.  We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals.  To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.

Use of Cookies and Other Information Collected by Automated Means

D2 Emerge LLC, and our service providers, may automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and activity occurring on or through our Services, including but not limited, your computer or mobile device operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model, device identifier (such as the Google Advertising ID or Apple ID for Advertising), browser type, screen resolution, IP address, the website you visited before visiting our website, general location information such as city, state, or geographic area; information about your use of and actions on our Services, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and length of access; and other personal information.  Our service providers and business partners may collect this type of information over time and across third-party websites and mobile applications. 

On our website, this information is collected using cookies, browser web storage (also known as locally stored objects, or “LSOs”), web beacons, and similar technologies, and our emails may also contain web beacons. 

A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. Browser web storage, or LSOs, are used for similar purposes as cookies. Browser web storage enables the storage of a larger amount of data than cookies. A “web beacon,” also known as a pixel tag or clear GIF, is typically used to demonstrate that a webpage was accessed or that certain content was viewed, typically to measure the success of our marketing campaigns or engagement with our emails and to compile statistics about usage of our websites. 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell D2 Emerge LLC’s that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize D2 Emerge LLC pages, or register with the website, a cookie helps D2 Emerge LLC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, mailing addresses, and so on. When you return to the website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the D2 Emerge LLC features that you customized.

Web browsers may offer users of our websites the ability to disable receiving certain types of cookies; however, if cookies are disabled, some features or functionality of our website may not function correctly.  

Other Sites, Mobile Applications and Services 

The D2 Emerge LLC website may contain links to other websites, mobile applications, and online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or in mobile applications or online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third party websites, mobile applications, or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites, mobile applications and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites, mobile applications, and online services you use.

How We Protect Your Personal Information

D2 Emerge LLC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. D2 Emerge LLC secures personal information on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

We take the security of your personal information seriously and use reasonable electronic, personnel and physical measures to protect it from loss, theft, alteration or misuse. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information or that only authorized persons will view your information. 

We are dedicated to protecting all information on the website as is necessary. However, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information by keeping your password confidential. You should change your password immediately if you believe someone has gained unauthorized access to it or your account. If you lose control of your account, you should notify us immediately.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purposes for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include the length of time we have an going relationship with you and provide our Services to you, the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, and our legal obligations or whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations). When we no longer require the personal information we have collected about you, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible, then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

International Data Transfers

D2 Emerge LLC is based in the United States including our servers. D2 Emerge LLC will transfer and retain your personal information on our servers in the U.S. and elsewhere in the world where our data centers are located. 

Notice to European Users

The information provided in this “Notice to European Users” section of the Privacy Policy only applies to individuals in Europe.

Use of Personal Information Received from EU Data Subjects

D2 Emerge LLC acts as the data “controller” of your personal information covered by this Privacy Policy for purposes of European data protection laws. D2 Emerge LLC is also the “processor” of your personal information, for purposes of European data protection laws, when we receive your personal information from our partners and other entities such as your employer. D2 Emerge LLC only uses your personal information as permitted by law, and D2 Emerge LLC adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and other principles described in this Privacy Policy with respect to the personal information D2 Emerge LLC collects, which includes data used to establish user accounts, certifications, and otherwise provide the our Services. In the event D2 Emerge LLC uses any other individual or entity to process personal information, D2 Emerge LLC will ensure such individuals or entities have appropriate technical and organizational measure in place to meet applicable requirements and regulations for processing personal information to ensure the protection of your personal information, including entering all appropriate data processing addendums with such third parties. References to “personal information” in this Privacy Policy are equivalent to “personal data” governed by European data protection laws.  

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

D2 Emerge reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If D2 Emerge LLC makes material changes to this Privacy Policy, D2 Emerge LLC will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Policy and posting it on our website.  Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our posting the new terms and/or upon implementation of the new changes on the website (or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting). In all cases, your continued use of the Services after the posting of any modified Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the terms of the modified Privacy Policy.

Contacting D2 Emerge LLC

Please contact D2 Emerge at privacy@d2emerge.com if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy. 

Copyrights

The following are registered trademarks of D2 Emerge LLC, 80 Skyline Drive, Suite 303, Plainview, NY 11803:

– SD Times® and SD Times On The Web™

–  D2 Emerge®

All rights to those trademarks are reserved. Unauthorized reproduction of any content on any D2 Emerge LLC web site is prohibited.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

THE MATERIALS ON D2 EMERGE LLC’S WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. D2 EMERGE LLC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF D2 EMERGE LLC’S WEB SITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

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