Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Dirigo Design & Development, Inc. was founded in 2003 to provide Internet business consulting to the direct response industry from its base in Portland, Maine. The business has expanded to full-service marketing and branding, strategy and competitive intelligence, software development, SEO and SEM, reputation management, blogging, bulk email sending, and video production.

Privacy Practices

Dirigo will protect your privacy to the fullest extent of the law. We do not disclose information to any third party. Our employees sign a firm, written confidentiality agreement.

Legal rights regarding the website

These electronically-transmitted pages belong to Dirigo. All rights are reserved. These pages may not be duplicated or reproduced without the express written consent of Dirigo, except in the form of brief excerpts or quotations for the purposes of review. The information contained here is for the personal use of the reader. Making copies of these pages or any portion for any purpose other than your personal use is a violation of United States copyright laws.

Disclaimer regarding the website

Dirigo and its employees and affiliates have used their best efforts in preparing this website. Dirigo and its employees and affiliates make no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, with regard to the pages or the information contained here.

Limits of liability regarding the website

Dirigo and its employees or contractors shall not be liable in the event of incidental or consequential damages in connection with, or arising out of, the provision of information offered here.

Advertising

The Dirigo website does not accept paid endorsements of products or display banner advertising of any kind.

Information Collection and Use

The www.dirigodev.com website collects information from our users at several different points on our website. When you use the website some general information is collected. This general information is used internally in connection with our business to improve the website, including our marketing and advertising efforts, and to make your use of the website as enjoyable and efficient as possible.

When you communicate with us by using our contact us form, we collect personal information provided by you that may include your: (a) first and last name; (b) billing address; (c) email address; (d) phone number; (e) browsing patterns, (f) IP address; (g) browser type; (h) referring url; (i) a global unique identifier/cookie. We use this personal information to provide you with services or answer your questions. We may use email to occasionally send out emails and mail, including newsletters, to people who have contacted us. Your phone number is used by us only in the event that we need to contact you about questions or services.

Dirigo is the sole owner of this information collected on this website. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities and may, in our sole discretion, disclose personal information or other information to satisfy any law, regulation, subpoena, or government request. We reserve the right to release personal information or other information about users who we believe are engaged in illegal activities or are otherwise in violation of our Terms of Use, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate our website or to protect the rights or property of www.dirigodev.com, our affiliates, or our officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, suppliers, sponsors, or licensors. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities we reasonably believe, in our sole discretion, to be unlawful. If we are legally compelled to disclose information about you to a third party, we will attempt to notify you by sending an email to the email address in our records unless doing so would violate the law or unless you have not provided your email address to us.

Cookies

A cookie is a text file stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Websites create cookies to record information about a user's preferences, such as the items you add to your shopping cart, and for security purposes. Cookies are also used to help us determine the various services you use, the support you may need, and to help us detect and solve any problems you may have while using our website. In addition, the use of a cookie on our website will enable users to logon without having to reenter their password on each visit. Most cookies expire after a certain time period (365 days for this website). If you wish, you may set your browser to reject all cookies. Cookies placed by www.dirigodev.com may be tied to personally identifiable information. Third-party cookies are placed to facilitate your use of website. These cookies are placed by third-parties, which may include but is not limited to: Google and Facebook, and are not tied to any personally identifiable information.

Log Files

Like most websites, we use log files. These log files store information regarding IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, browser type, ISP (Internet Service Provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. These log files are used to analyze trends, administer the website, track user's movements in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for our use. IP addresses, etc. may be linked to personal information if you have placed an order or registered with www.dirigodev.com.

Sharing of General or Demographic Information

We may share aggregated, general or demographic information we collect about our users and their use of our website with third-parties and advertisers in a manner which does not identify any individual user. It is unknown if these companies retain, share, store or use any demographics for any secondary purposes.

Links

This website may contain links to other websites. We want you to be aware that when you click on such links that take you to a third-party website, you will be subject to such third-party's privacy policies. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites and we expressly disclaim any and all liability for the actions of third-parties, including, without limitation, actions relating to the use and/or disclosure of personal information by such third-parties. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our website and enter a third-party website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects their personal information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by our website.

Notification of Changes in Use of Information

Our privacy policy is subject to change. In the event of any change, we will provide notice of such change on our website. If we want to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated to you at the time you provided such information to us, we will notify you of such change via email in addition to posting notification of such change on our website. At such time, you can determine whether you wish to allow us to use your information in this different manner. If you have opted out of all communication with our website or have deleted or deactivated your account with us, then you will not be contacted and your personal information will not be used.

Privacy Officer

If you have any questions about the security of our website, you should contact our office by phone or by US Mail.

David K Addison, Privacy Officer
Dirigo Design & Development, Inc.
57 Exchange Street, Suite 302
Portland, ME 04104

This notice was published and became effective on April 10, 2003. It was last updated on October 22, 2014.

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