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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Decision Concepts Technology Innovators

www.decisionconcepts.com

We are located in Round Rock, TX.

Decision Concepts Technology Innovators may be referred to by DCTI, Decision Concepts or Decision Concepts Technology Innovators herein.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookies may also be used by third party advertisers we partner with to support Decision Concepts Technology Innovators. For more information, please see the Ads Services section below.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

We do not sell your personal information – such as your name and contact information to third parties to use for their own marketing purposes. Decision Concepts Technology Innovators may use the information we collect for the following purposes:

Provide our Services. To provide you the services we offer on the Decision Concepts Platform and make the Decision Concepts platform available to the public, communicate with you about your use of the Decision Concepts Platform, respond to your inquiries, provide troubleshooting and other customer service purposes.

Personalization. To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you in the Decision Concepts Platform, to suggest followers and content, to offer location customization, and personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experience while using the Decision Concepts Platform.

Advertising. To display interest-based advertising to you in the Decision Concepts Platform, to improve our advertising and measurement systems so we can show you relevant ads, to pre-fill forms in ads, and to measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services. For more information, see the Ad Services section below about Decision Concepts Ads and Personalization.

Ads Services

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as our forum.

We also use third party advertisements on decisionconcepts.com to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser and operating system you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have flash installed.  This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Third party information sharing:

Provider

  • Google LLC

Purpose

  • Analytics

Personal Data collected

  • Cookies
  • Usage data

Description

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Google Adsense

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to decisionconcepts.com and other websites.
  • Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to decisionconcepts.com and/or other sites on the internet.
    • The Doubleclick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on the websites of its partners, such as websites displaying AdSense ads or participating in Google certified ad networks.  When users visit a partner’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ad Settings. (Alternatively, you can  opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for interest-based advertising by visiting aboutads.info)

What data breach procedures we have in place

Our administrative safeguards include implementing, maintaining, and training employees on company privacy and information security policies and procedures. Our physical and technical safeguards include maintaining physical security policies and standards to protect company systems and data, and a cybersecurity program overseen by our executive leadership team.

In addition, we maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information we collect through our Services against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure of use.

How we protect your data

Decision Concepts takes data security seriously. We have implemented proactive methods of securing our servers against known and unknown intrusion strategies.

Advanced technological security precautions have been implementing including frequent preemptive blacklisting of known malicious IP addresses, firewall protection, automatic detection and defense against brute force and other attacks against a wide variety of known attack vectors including port scans, SQL injection, web app and PHP attacks – particularly those that target WordPress and other associated content management system components.

Decision Concepts Technology Innovators employs the latest SSL/TLS SHA-256 with RSA Encryption standards.