POLICY OF THE WASHINGTON DULLES CARGO ASSOCIATION (WDCA)
WASHINGTON DULLES CARGO ASSOCIATION
Effective and Last Updated: January 1, 2015
1) Information Collected
We collect two types of information from you: i) information that you voluntarily provide to us (e.g. through a voluntary registration process, sign-ups or emails); and ii) information that is derived through automated tracking mechanisms.
Voluntary Registration Information.
In order to fully access this Site, you must first complete the registration process, during which we will collect personal information about you. The information will include your name, address, and email address. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information to us on a voluntary basis.
Voluntary Information for Services and Features
We [also] collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site, including: i) making purchases, ii) consenting to receive email or text messages about upcoming promotions or events, iii) consenting to receive email, iv) participating in our forum, iv) commenting on articles, and others. When you choose to use these additional features, we require you to provide your “Contact Information” in addition to other personal information that may be required to complete a transaction such as your phone number, billing and shipping addresses and credit card information. Occasionally, we may also request information such as your shopping preferences and demographics which will help us better serve you and our others users in the future.
You may choose to invite friends to join the Washington Dulles Cargo Association sending invitation emails via our invite feature. Washington Dulles Cargo Association stores the email addresses you provide so that the respondents may be added to your social network, confirm orders/purchases and also to send reminders of the invitations. Washington Dulles Cargo Association does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations may contact Washington Dulles Cargo Associationto request removal of their information from our database.
3) How We Use Your Information
Washington Dulles Cargo Association only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without your approval at the time of collection.
Washington Dulles Cargo Association will not disclose, use, give or sell any personal information to third parties for any purposes other than to our suppliers and other third parties who need to know in order to deliver services on behalf of Washington Dulles Cargo Association unless required to do so by law. Further, Washington Dulles Cargo Association reserves the right to contact you regarding matters relevant to the underlying service provided and/or the information collected.
Please note that personally identifiable information is used only to provide you with a more enjoyable, convenient online experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the Site and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling your order; providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the Site.
Washington Dulles Cargo Association may disclose Contact Information in special cases where we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms and conditions of use or may be causing injury or interference with our rights, property, our customers or anyone who could be harmed by such activities.
WE ARE NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT IN FORUMS SUCH AS A BULLETIN BOARD, BUSINESS LISTINGS OR ANY OTHER PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE AREA OF THE SITE.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.
4) How We Protect Your Information
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
5) Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information for many of our services. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features such as edit and account.
6) Email Choice/Opt-out
If any user who receives an email from the Site and would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, [he or she] can do so by following the instructions in the emails. In addition, you may send a request via the "Contact Us" form of the website. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.
7) Children's Privacy and Parental Controls
We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.
8) Disclaimer to Security
9) Notification of Changes
10) CONTACT INFORMATION:
Washington Dulles Cargo Association
PO Box 20193
Washington, DC 20041
STATEMENT OF POLICY OF THE WASHINGTON DULLES CARGO ASSOCIATION (WDCA)
International Antitrust Laws
As individuals and as persons associated with corporate entities we must all comply with a broad range of laws that deal with competitive and anti-competitive activities, including, but not limited to antitrust laws. These laws vary from country to country and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. It is of critical importance to the Washington Dulles Cargo Association (“WDCA”) that there be full compliance with such laws regardless of the location of any meeting and regardless of who may be attending that meeting. These laws apply to WDCA in addition to its members and associates.
As a general proposition, antitrust laws govern how individuals and companies may act including limiting (a) what subjects may be discussed between certain parties and (b) the way that individuals and companies can act together in business activities. In this policy WDCA is not providing a legal opinion but guidelines that you may wish to consult with your own counsel regarding. The general governing principle of antitrust law is that groups of individuals or companies may not act in concert to use their combined economic power or influence to limit or harm competition. In essence, this means that what can be done by a person or firm individually may be unlawful if done collectively by persons or firms. A simple discussion of collective action or even collective concerns that could develop into collective action may be a violation of antitrust laws. It is not necessary to have a written agreement for there to be a violation. Good business sense or even logic is not a defense to actions that violate antitrust law.
Violation of the antitrust laws can result in civil or criminal penalties, or both. These penalties can be severe and can be imposed on companies and individuals.
WDCA as an organization is committed to taking what steps it can along with its’ Members to avoid a violation of antitrust law which is the purpose of this policy. While this policy is not an exhaustive review of the actions that should not be taken, in connection with meetings arranged by or through WDCA there should be no discussion, information exchange or agreements reached on the following subjects:
Pricing Issues. These issues include but are not limited to passenger fares, cargo rates, service fees, discounts, credit terms, warranty terms, fuel surcharges, refund policies, travel agents’ commission rates, frequent flyer program policies, methods of recouping taxes, fees or charges, or capacity or output.
STATEMENT OF POLICY OF THE WASHINGTON DULLES CARGO ASSOCIATION International Antitrust Laws Page 2 of 2
Division or allocation of markets or customers. These issues include but are not limited to geographic limitations on the availability of a service or product, dividing up customers or dividing up a territory in which a service or product will be provided for anti-competitive purposes.
Limitations on Business. These issues include but are not limited to refusing to do business with a customer, group of customers, category of customers, a supplier, group of suppliers or category of suppliers for anti-competitive purposes.
Confidential Information. It is not appropriate to use confidential or sensitive information about an individual or a company, including pricing information, customer information and business plans.
Bidding Information. It is not appropriate to exchange or discuss competitively sensitive information about bids or requests for proposals, including bids for government contracts
There are other areas that must be avoided under the antitrust laws and those may vary by jurisdiction. If you have any question about what may or may not be covered by the antitrust laws, or you become uncomfortable about discussing a matter because you believe that it is competitively sensitive, you should immediately seek the advice of legal counsel before proceeding with a discussion of that matter.
Working Towards a Brighter Future