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Distribution Contractors Association is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Distribution Contractors Association Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Distribution Contractors Association website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Distribution Contractors Association collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Distribution Contractors Association also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Distribution Contractors Association. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Distribution Contractors Association for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Distribution Contractors Association Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Distribution Contractors Association public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Distribution Contractors Association does not read any of your private online communications.

Distribution Contractors Association encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Distribution Contractors Association so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Distribution Contractors Association is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Distribution Contractors Association and Distribution Contractors Association family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Distribution Contractors Association collects and uses your personal information to operate the Distribution Contractors Association Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Distribution Contractors Association also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Distribution Contractors Association and its affiliates. Distribution Contractors Association may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Distribution Contractors Association does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Distribution Contractors Association may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Distribution Contractors Association may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Distribution Contractors Association, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Distribution Contractors Association does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Distribution Contractors Association keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Distribution Contractors Association, in order to determine what Distribution Contractors Association services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Distribution Contractors Association to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Distribution Contractors Association Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only 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 Distribution Contractors Association or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Distribution Contractors Association; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Distribution Contractors Association, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Distribution Contractors Association Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

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 the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Distribution Contractors Association pages, or register with Distribution Contractors Association site or services, a cookie helps Distribution Contractors Association to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Distribution Contractors Association Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Distribution Contractors Association features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Distribution Contractors Association services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Distribution Contractors Association secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Distribution Contractors Association secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Distribution Contractors Association will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Distribution Contractors Association encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Distribution Contractors Association is protecting your information.



The following notice applies to you if you are an individual located within the European Union (EU) and your Personal Data is processed in connection with Distribution Contractors Association marketing of goods or services within the EU or in connection with your organization’s membership in Distribution Contractors Association. Personal Data means any information that allows you to be directly or indirectly identified.

Purposes and Legal Basis for Data Processing

When you provide your consent for Distribution Contractors Association to collect your Personal Data, you consent to receive marketing e-mails, e- mail updates, and newsletters from Distribution Contractors Association.

We also collect your Personal Data for the purposes of establishing membership within our organization or for registering for events. We may also collect financial information as necessary to process payments for membership payments, event registration, or the purchase of publications or other products.

Your membership information allows us to ensure that you receive member benefits to which you are entitled in exchange for the payment of membership fees and acting in accordance with our membership policies. In order to gain the benefits of membership, we may require you to provide us with certain information that allows you to be identified. If you choose to withhold certain Personal Data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain aspects of membership.

The collection of your Personal Data for membership purposes is necessary to support our legitimate interests as a nonprofit organization. “Legitimate interests” means our interest in conducting and managing our organization and fulfilling our mission and promises to our members. As a result, we have a legitimate interest in processing your Personal Data when you become a member of our organization. When we process your Personal Data for our legitimate interest, we ensure adequate protection of your Personal Data and consider your rights under data protection laws.


Subject to applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your personal data. Should you make a request to exercise your rights, Distribution Contractors Association will review the request in accordance with applicable law and respond within a month of receiving the request:

  • Right of access: You can request an electronic copy of your personal data contained within our system. Requests should be made by emailing In order to complete your request, we may ask you to verify your identity.
  • Right to rectification: If your Personal Data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to have it rectified or completed. Updates to your Personal Data can be made by emailing
  • Right to erasure: You may ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data. Requests should be made by emailing If you ask us to delete your data from our system, you will no longer receive information from Distribution Contractors Association for ongoing industry efforts.
  • Right to restrict or object to processing: You may ask us to restrict or block the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances or request no further contact from us. Requests should be made by emailing
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain your Personal Data from us that is contained in our system and, in some cases, have it transferred to another entity at your request. Requests for your data should be made by emailing
  • Right to withdraw consent: If we rely on your consent to process your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your Personal Data prior to the withdrawal of your consent. Requests should be made by emailing
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including the way we have handled your Personal Data, you can report it to the data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns. The relevant authority is the data protection authority in your country of residence, the country where you work, or the country in which the alleged unlawful use of your Personal Data occurred.


Contact Information

Distribution Contractors Association welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Distribution Contractors Association has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Distribution Contractors Association at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.