Dominican Central is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of Dominican Central. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
This policy will let you know:
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you
2. What cookies are and how they are used
3. How your information is used
4. Who is collecting your information
5. With whom your information may be shared
6. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
7. How you can access, update or delete your information
8. The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
9. What else you should know about your online privacy
What personally identifiable information is collected from you
Dominican Central collects information in several ways from different parts of our web site.
Some personal information is gathered when you register. During registration, we ask for your name and email address. The system will also ask for your street address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, telephone number, and the URL of your web site, although only fields that are marked with an asterisk (*) on the registration field are required. This information assists you in navigating the system by automatically filling in certain forms (such as the ad posting form) with your information so that you don't have to continually re-enter it. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to Dominican Central - you have a username and are able to take full advantage of the many offerings of Dominican Central.
What cookies are and how they are used
(1) To identify and label all "new" ads since your last visit to the site.
(2) Optionally to permanently save your password on your computer so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site.
(3) To enable you to "checklist" ads that you want to mark for future retrieval and viewing.
Advertising networks that serve ads onto Dominican Central may also use their own cookies.
Dominican Central may also collect IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers.
How your information is used
The primary goal of Dominican Central in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience and to assist your navigation throughout Dominican Central.
Who is collecting your information
When you are asked for personal information on Dominican Central, you are sharing that information with Dominican Central alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. However, some activities will, by their very nature, result in your personal information being revealed to other users of Dominican Central. For example, when you enter personal information on the ad posting form, this information will generally be included in your ad, unless specifically stated otherwise.
With whom your information may be shared
Other than information displayed as part of your profile, as a general rule, Dominican Central will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared.
Dominican Central may disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Service of Dominican Central or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of Dominican Central, other users of Dominican Central, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Dominican Central may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
Certain features at Dominican Central, including but not limited to video uploads, are outsourced to partner sites. If you wish to access these features, your registration information will be submitted to the relevant partner site in order to open an account on your behalf. This new account is necessary to manage content posted by your account at Dominican Central, as such content will be managed off-site.
What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of Dominican Central, but you will not be able to access areas or use features that require registration.
You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to use those services of Dominican Central that require registration in order to participate. These services include the identification of new ads that have been posted since your last visit, auto-filling of the logon form, and the Checklist feature. You can still use most of the features of Dominican Central even if you do not accept cookies.
Dominican Central does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.
How you can access, update or delete your information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may edit your user profile at any time by clicking on the "My Account" link or graphic provided by the system once you are logged in. Once you have logged onto the system during a given session, wherever you go on Dominican Central, your information will stay with you until or unless you click on the "Logoff" link, which is accessible from within the "My Account" screen.
If you are a previously registered user and you have lost or forgotten your password, you may obtain it by email by using our "Forgot Password" feature. Click the button on any login page to request that your password be emailed to you. We cannot provide your password by any other means.
The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
Other than the administrator or other authorized personnel of Dominican Central, you are the only person who has access to your personal information. Your user registration is password-protected to prevent unauthorized access.
We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Dominican Central will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. As an extra security precaution, you may want to logoff once you have completed a session in Dominican Central. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Dominican Central cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
What else you should know about your online privacy
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example in ads that you post or through email - the information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.
Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.