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DC Pages Privacy Policy


DCpages.com is committed to protecting your privacy. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you should choose to give us your personal information, you decide the amount of information you provide. This Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on DCpages.com; it does not apply to other web sites.

Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

When you sign up on DCpages.com, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other information. We use the information you provide to send you the latest news and updates from DCpages.com.

Use of your Personal Information

DCpages.com collects and uses your personal information to operate DCpages.com and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content based upon what you have requested.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.

Control of your Personal Information

There are many reasons to hide your real identity when you use the Internet. You might want to protect yourself against an oppressive government, or post personal messages to our community without identifying yourself to the whole world as the poster.

To update your information, send a message to support@dcpages.com. To contact us via email for general questions or comments, visit www.dcmessageboards.com/index.php?showforum=25.

To contact us or unsubscribe via US Mail send a letter with your full name and email address to:

Washington DC City Pages
Attn: Privacy
23 T Street NE
Washington, DC 20002.

To contact us or via telephone, please call 301-493-9273 between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information

We care about the safety and privacy of children online, and we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

How do we protect your information?

Our web site has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to the proper functioning of DCpages.com. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit DCpages.com, your browser saves a tiny piece of information on your computer. This information personalizes and improves your experience online. DCpages.com only accesses information set by DCpages.com. It is not possible and we do not attempt to access information from other web sites. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features of the DCpages.com site.

IP Addresses and Log File Data

We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.

Changes to this Statement

DCpages.com will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When DCpages.com posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the Privacy Statement link on the front page of DCpages.com. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how we will use your personal information, DCpages.com will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how DCpages.com is protecting your information.

Safeguarding Your Privacy

In spite of the precautions we take to protect your information, it is equally important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your personal information, financial information, passwords, and computer. Keep all information stored in a safe place, do not provide your personal information to anyone else, and be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Contact Information

DCpages.com welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you have questions regarding this statement, contact:

Washington DC City Pages
Attn: Privacy
23 T St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
301-493-9273
support@dcpages.com