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Privacy Statement

dbS Productions LLC has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. dbS Productions LLC adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in coordination with the European Commission and the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland. 

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: This is really quite simple. I'm a research scientist in the field of behavioral statistics. I'm not really much of a web designer.  If you visit our on-line store and decide to click on an item to either make a purchase or find out additional information, a cookie will be placed on your machine.   These are minimal cookies used so dbS Productions may receive a commission from items bought.  Think of it as a bland simple cookie that will simply disappear if left alone. I still don't know how to make a cookie myself.  So if you stay on our site you will see no cookies.  I still would much rather eat cookies than put them on other people's sites. I mean how rude.

My web statistics does allow me to record the last 20 IP addresses that have visited my site.  These IP addresses are not recorded.  We also will record you IP address if you submit a form to our site. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information. Unless, you have a unique IP address I have no way (or desire) to link you as a unique person to your IP.  I also collect statistics on web browser, operating system, domain (com, net, gov, etc), and country.  However, these are not tied to any unique person.

Our site's order form requires users to give us contact information (like their name, email address, mailing address). We use customer contact information from the registration form to send the user information about our company. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Our site offers a free subscription to a newsletter called SARNEWS.  For the newsletter we collect subscribers name and email address.  We also offer a opt-in box to subscribe on our order form. Users may opt-out or unsubscribe of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

This site contains links to other sites. dbS Productions LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.  However, please contact us if you have any problems with a site.

Our site uses forms for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect visitor's contact information (like their email address). Contact information from the order form is used to send orders or information to our customers. The customer's contact information is used to get in touch with the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

Our online surveys ask visitors for contact information (like their email address). We use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our company. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

We run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their email address). We use contact data from our contests to send users information about our company. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

We offer APPs that may be purchased through Google's Play store.  The Play store collects basic information spelled out in its privacy agreement some of which is passed onto us (however, we do not see any credit card information).

 

Safe Harbor Compliance

dbS Productions LLC complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. dbS Productions LLC has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor Progra, and to view dbS Productions LLC's certification, plase visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/

Sensitive Information

This website does not collect any sensitive information (i.e. personal information specifying medical or health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, etc.).  In all cases our web site requires you to opt-in versus forcing you to find the little box to opt-out.

Onward Transfer

We will not rent, sell, or disclose information to a third party. Its that simple. However, we will support law enforcement officials. 

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of the information under our control.  We use firewalls, hard secure passwords (a real pain to remember), and other prudent measures. At this time we do not collect any sensitive data (as defined by the US Department of Commerce). Not quite NSA standards but we try hard.

 

Data Integrity

Personal information will only be processed in a way that is compatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by the individual.  We take reasonable steps to ensure that data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.

 

Enforcement

The Safe Harbor private sector enforcement clause requires dbS Productions to offer dispute resolution, verification, and remedy to problems with its privacy statement and policies.  Any consumer or organization who feels that their privacy may have been violated based on the safe harbor privacy principles should contact dbS Productions using the contact information provided at the bottom of this privacy statement.  We will immediately investigate the problem and give you a reply within 10 working days.  If the customer is still not satisfied they may contact the Department of Commerce Safe Harbor contact point at 1-800-USA-TRADE.  Verification of the Safe Harbor privacy principles is through self-assessment.  dbS Productions attests its privacy statement accurate, comprehensive, prominently displayed, completely implemented, accessible, and conforms to the safe harbor principles.  Appropriate employee training is in place and internal procedures for periodically conducting objective reviews of compliance are in place.  A signed copy of the privacy statement is available upon request.  dbS Productions LLC has agreed to participate in the dispute resolution procedures of the panel established by the European Union data protection authorities to resolve disputes pursuant to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, as well as to cooperate and comply with the Federal Data Protection and information Commissioner of Switzerland.

If dbS Productions persistently fails to comply with the safe harbor requirements, it is no longer entitled to benefit from the Safe Harbor. Persistent failure to comply arises where an organization refuses to comply with a final determination by a government body or where such a body determines that an organization frequently fails to comply with the requirements to the point where its claim to comply is no longer credible. In these cases, the organization must promptly notify the Department of Commerce of such facts. Failure to do so may be actionable under the False Statements Act (18 U.S.C. § 1001). Under the Federal Trade Commission Act, for example, a company's failure to abide by commitments to implement the safe harbor principles might be considered deceptive and actionable by the Federal Trade Commission. This is the case even where an organization adhering to the safe harbor principles relies entirely on self-regulation to provide the enforcement required by the safe harbor enforcement principle. The FTC has the power to rectify such misrepresentations by seeking administrative orders and civil penalties of up to $12,000 per day for violations.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we request information about the visitor.

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service.

  1. You can send email to webmaster@dbs-sar.com
  2. You can send mail to the following postal address:
    P.O. Box 94, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  3. You can call the following telephone number: +1.434.293.5502
  4. You may send a fax to: +1.434.293.5502

Correct/Update

This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided.
  1. email webmaster@dbs-sar.com
  2. Send mail to the following postal address:
    P.O. Box 94, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  3. Call the following telephone number: +1.434.293.5502
  4. You may send a fax to: +1.434.293.5502

 

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact

Robert J. Koester, CEO
dbS Productions
P.O. Box 94
Charlottesville, VA 22902
info@dbs-sar.com
+1.434.293.5502

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