The DCHC is a community made up of healing practitioners, teachers, students and interested members of the public. The DCHC administers its website in support of this community. Users of the DCHC website may submit personal data on our website to obtain and share information and to purchase products and services.
Communications regarding this policy should be directed to our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”):
5225 Connecticut Ave NW #616
Washington DC 20015
What personal data do we collect and why?
Registrants to the DCHC website provide basic contact information, including name, email address, physical address and phone number. When purchasing products and services, the DCHC additionally collects financial information, like credit card details. The DCHC uses this information to facilitate communication between teachers and students, provide teacher information to the public, and facilitate purchase of products and materials. An interested party may provide an email address to receive updates from the DCHC.
How DOES the DCHC use your personal data?
The DCHC uses your personal data, in a limited fashion, only to:
Create your account
Contact you with information and services
Facilitate communication between teachers and students
Provide teacher, member, student and class information to the public
Generate certificates and class rosters
Generate site analytics that improve our site layout, content, product offerings and services
Provide you with important information about the DCHC
Deliver print and electronic publications
Comply with legal requirements
Consent to collection and use of your personal data
You may withdraw your consent by sending a request for deletion of your personal data to the Data Protection Officer at the contact information provided above.
Where is your information shared?
Beyond this, the DCHC will disclose personal data, without notice, only in limited circumstances, when necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the DCHC, its affiliates or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the DCHC, its affiliates or this site; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the DCHC or affiliate personnel, users of their websites, or the public; or (2) if required to do so by law. Site metrics may also be collected by the DCHC. The information will be aggregate data and will not include personal data.
Access to and control over your information:
Registrants may correct or update their personal data, request a copy or their information, make updates or request restriction or deletion of their personal information by submitting a request to the DPO at the contact information identified above. The DCHC intends to retain personal data only so long as necessary to carry out the DCHC's business activities and comply with it legal obligations. Those who submit Personal Data to the DCHC are required to notify the DCHC DPO in the event they cease to be active with the DCHC, or if they otherwise want their personal data deleted.
If you are in the European Union and wish to raise a concern about the processing of your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Your information is secure.
To protect your personal data, the DCHC maintains reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards. Unfortunately, despite such measures, no data transmission over the Internet and no database or other depository of information can be one hundred percent secure. As a result, while we will strive to protect your Personal Data, we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant the security of any of your Personal Data. We will not be and are not liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission, networks that we do not control, or unauthorized acts of third parties.
Children (under 16 years of age).
The DCHC does not knowingly collect personal data from children under 16 years of age. If a child has provided us with personal data, a parent or guardian of that child may contact our DPO to have this information deleted from our records.
What non-personal data do we collect?
Aggregate Data. We may collect non-personal data on an individual and aggregate (or anonymous) basis that includes all site visitors. Non-Personal data collected on DCHC may be used to:
Compile aggregate and statistical data to improve our website and the user experience
Perform analytics on the user’s experience while visiting this site on an aggregate level that does not identify you or your information personally
This collection may involve the use of a third-party vendor acting on behalf of the DCHC, as described below. Third-party vendors with which DCHC has entered into contracts to perform site analytics and which are provided aggregate information are to use that information only to perform those services, and they may not share or resell this information
Cookies. To enhance the performance and functionality of our site, we may use session and persistent “cookies” that store a small text file on your computer and collect certain information about your visit to our site. Personal Data is not in stored in the cookies used on our website.
A “session” cookie is stored only in your computer’s working memory (RAM) and only lasts for your browsing session. It is used for server performance tracking. When you close all your browser’s windows, or when you shut down your computer, the session cookie disappears forever.
A “persistent” cookie is stored on your computer’s hard drive until a specified date, which could be tomorrow, next week, or 10 years from now. Persistent cookies stay on your computer until either a) they expire, b) they are overwritten with newer cookies, or c) you manually remove them. Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies, however, this may prevent you from having access to some site functions or features.
Other tracking technologies.
We may use third-party click tracking analytics tools (such as DART, Omniture tags, DoubleClick, Efficient Frontier, and Google Analytics) to capture clickthrough statistics.
When you visit our website, the server housing the pages automatically generates a “session log.” We use session logs to help us determine how people travel through our site. In this way, we can structure our pages so that the information most frequently visited is easier to find. By tracking page visits, we can also determine if the information we’re providing is being used. The only data gathered is the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you came, the website that referred you, the pages you visited and the date and time of those visits.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits website users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We do not sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose Personal Data that we collect from or about you. The DCHC does not use automated decision-making services using your personal data and does not otherwise share personal information with third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please direct any requests or questions to our DPO at the contact information above.
California residents may to request, in writing, from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of Personal Data, such as name, email and mailing address, and the type of services provided to the customer that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact our DPO at the contact information provided above.
Modifications to this policy: