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Privacy Policy


What information do we collect?

We collect information from our web users when users register on our site or subscribe to our newsletter.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may visit our site anonymously, however a valid email address is required for any access to FMC tariffs published by our organization.

DPI provides access to tariffs in accordance with U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Regulations.

Free and Full Access Users and DPI Member Access: name, company name, company address, email address, and phone number.

For more information about free and full access levels to tariff information, please see our Tariff Viewing service page at https://dpiusa.com/service/view-tariffs-published-by-dpi/

We collect browser agent information from web user sessions to assist with the continued functionality of our website. We also collect an Internet Protocol (IP) address when required to troubleshoot and assist with user login issues and to monitor and control secure account access.

What do we use your information for?

The information we collect from you may be used in the following ways:

To process transactions
Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased service requested.

To send periodic emails
The email addresses you provide on your account will be used to send information and updates pertaining to your web user account on www.dpiusa.com as well important service updates and announcements from Distribution Publications, Inc.

To send our monthly newsletter (with opt-in)
Signals™ is our monthly newsletter that provides detailed information on the regulations and activities of the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and related developments in the ocean freight industry. When creating an account, web users may select a language choice to receive this monthly newsletter via email. You may OPT-OUT at any time using the links at the bottom of every Signals™ email, or update your preferences under the Account Information page on https://members.dpiusa.com

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access this information. Our domain is certified by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) security technology for encrypted, authenticated communications with our servers.

If you cancel your account, your email will no longer be used to process transactions and will not receive important service updates and announcements from Distribution Publications, Inc. If you opted to receive our monthly newsletter, your email will be removed when your account is cancelled. If your email is associated with multiple accounts on www.dpiusa.com, all accounts must be cancelled to be removed from all email lists.

Users may request complete removal of their personal information upon written request to DPI. Users may also request their personal information in a portable exported format upon written request to DPI. Please send all requests to privacy@dpiusa.com.

Do we use cookies?

Cookies are used by Distribution-Publications, Inc. for the convenience of our visitors and for the continued functionality of our website.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.

As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our site may make any changes to their information at anytime by logging in and editing their user profile on our website.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR)

We respect your privacy and we follow the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to guide our procedures on collecting, using, and protecting your information. Please see sections of this Privacy Policy titled “What information do we collect?”“What do we use your information for?”, and “How do we protect your information” for more details.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at dpiusa.com/terms

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website’s privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any future changes to our privacy policy will be posted on dpiusa.com/privacy

This policy was last modified on 17Jan2024.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Distribution-Publications, Inc.
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 650
Oakland, CA 94612-3587
TEL: 1-800-204-3622, 1-510-273-8933
FAX: 1-510-273-8959

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