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Privacy Policy

Effective as of March 22, 2006

Solving DC Problems Online Privacy Policy
Solving DC Problems is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide to us when using ("Site"). This privacy policy describes how we treat all user data collected during your visit to the Site, both anonymous data and personally-identifying data.

User Data We Collect
We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the Site; and (2) personally-identifiable data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under "Personal Data").

Anonymous Data. We automatically collect Internet Protocol addresses and domain names through our server. We also track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis.

Personal Data. We may collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and similar information, when you participate in certain activities on the Site, including (but not limited to) when you: sign up for email updates, submit an idea, and/or comment on an idea.

How We Use the Data We Collect
We use anonymous data to identify the source of user traffic (for example,, or, but we are not able to use this data to identify individual users. We use data on which sections of the Site are most visited, so that we can evaluate and continue to improve the Site. We do not link any anonymous data with the Personal Data you provide to us.

We use your Personal Data for various purposes, including: to fulfill the request for which you specifically provided the data and/or to send you e-mail newsletters or action alerts, if you have not opted out of receiving that information.

From time to time, we may utilize cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to notify you each time a cookie is received or to refuse all cookies. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Web sites if you do so.

Third-Party Sharing
We will not sell, share or rent your Personal Data with any third party unless we first notify you and offer you an appropriate choice to consent to such further use, for example, through an opt-out or opt-in request.

Your Ability to Choose
When you provide us with your Personal Data on the Site, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive our online newsletter or any e-mailed action alerts by contacting us via email at , or by postal mail sent to Solving DC Problems, 1111 14th Street, NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC, 20005.

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.

The Personal Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Personal Data you submit to us on the Site and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Links to Other Web Sites
We sometimes provide links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other Web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our sites and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by us.

Updating Your Data
To update your Personal Data or to make corrections, you can do so by sending us the update via email to , or by postal mail sent to Solving DC Problems, 1111 14th Street, NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC, 20005.

Comments and Questions
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Online Privacy Policy or our data collection practices or to request that we delete your Personal Data, you can contact us via email at , or send us your questions or comments via postal mail sent to DC Appleseed Webmaster, 1111 14th Street, NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC, 20005.

Changes to Privacy Policy
We may decide that it is necessary from time to time to make changes to our privacy policy, and we reserve the right to do so. In the event we make any such changes, we will post those changes on our Web sites so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we may disclose it.


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