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Privacy Policy November 22, 2010 Version 1.0

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.

1. Introduction

This policy covers Downsize DC Foundation's use of personal information collected when you use

From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (including name, address, phone number, and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website. Such services could include, but are not necessarily limited to, newsletters, chats, message boards, and system tools requiring registration.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Downsize DC Foundation and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information, Downsize DC Foundation will act in accordance with current law and aim to meet current Internet best practices.

2. General use and storage of your personal information

When you supply any personal information to, we have legal obligations towards you in the way we use those data. We pledge to collect the information fairly; that is, we will strive to explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular web pages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.

In general, any information you provide to will only be used within Downsize DC, and by its agents and service providers. Your information otherwise will be disclosed only where we are obliged by law.

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate, or objectionable content anywhere on or to, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behavior on or with, then Downsize DC Foundation can use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop such behavior. This may involve informing relevant third parties, such as your employer, school e-mail/Internet provider, and even law enforcement agencies about your behavior.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case of registration for use of a Downsize DC tool or system, when you no longer wish to continue your registration and have informed us of your desire to be removed. For safety reasons, however, Downsize DC Foundation reserves the right to store messaging transcript data (including message content, member names, times and dates) arising from the use of Downsize DC Foundation services.

3. Extraordinary use of your information, Inc. is a “partner” with Downsize DC Foundation, sharing various capacities and lists. Therefore, Downsize DC will never sell or loan any of your registration information to any individual, campaign, group, or corporation other than its sister group, the, Inc. And under no circumstances will Downsize DC Foundation rent, sell, loan, or share your email address or your phone number, except with the, Inc.

Downsize DC Foundation DOES, occasionally (rarely), rent or trade DONOR information, but only the name and address. When you make your online donation through, Inc., you will be offered an option of privacy. We hope you won't choose this level of privacy, as Downsize DC Foundation is committed, as part of its mission, to help other worthy, like-minded organizations, expand their base and increase their effectiveness through renting our list. Further, Downsize DC Foundation profits financially from the exchange, providing additional resources to further the Downsize DC mission.

On occasion, Downsize DC Foundation may also offer a donor premium where, for a minimal donation, you can have your name published publicly (i.e., on the website). When such a premium is offered, an opt-out will always be offered, so that you can also choose to protect your privacy as you make a generous contribution.

4. Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Downsize DC Foundation holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge $15 for information requests.) Please address requests to the Data Administrator, Downsize DC Foundation, 872 Mark Dr., Akron, OH  44313 . (Via email:

5. User's Age and Email Requirements

If you are under the age of 18, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to Users without this consent are absolutely not allowed to provide us with personal information.