Personal Information we may collect
"Personal Information" means information that can be used to uniquely identify, contact, or locate a single individual. We may obtain Personal Information from you such as your name, job title, business address, business email, telephone number, and credit card number in connection with the services we offer. We may also collect information such as your Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type, domain name, access time and referring Web site address when you access our System.
Please note that you should submit only publicly available business contact information. Individual contact information which you submit to us should not include your private, non-business contact information.
Use of Personal Information
We may use your Personal Information to provide services in connection with the System. For instance, you agree that we may collect and use your Personal Information to:
- Set up a username, account and approvals for you on the System,
- Customize your experience for you,
- Communicate with you regarding the System,
- Contact you to obtain your opinion about our System or new services we may offer,
- Respond to customer service requests and trouble shoot problems,
- Customize, measure and improve our service, content, and any advertising that may be offered on the System,
- Bill you and collect fees for services we have or will provide, and
- Inform you of events we may hold such as user subcommittee or DSSI Forum events.
You understand and agree that the account administrator for your organization may have access to your Personal Information for purposes of editing it, activating or inactivating your account, and otherwise controlling features of the System.
Transaction and Usage Data
Transaction and Usage Data we may collect
“Transaction and Usage Data” means all information that may be exchanged over our System in connection with your purchase or sale of good or services. For instance, Transaction and Usage Data includes quantities and prices for the goods or services you may buy or sell over the System, product catalog information, and other information related to an order you may place or receive over the System. Transaction and Usage Data may also include information about your use of the System such as how you search, buy, participate in a System discussion board, or communicate with our customer service team.
Use of Transaction and Usage Data
We understand the sensitive nature of your Transaction and Usage Data. In particular, we understand the confidential nature of your nonpublic pricing information. We will never share your specific unit pricing information other than with your specific trading partner in order to facilitate your transactions over the System, your or your trading partner’s Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), your purchasing agent, an organization that sponsors the site you access on the System, or as may be required by law. You understand and agree that we may collect, use and share your Transaction and Usage Data to:
- Facilitate your purchase or sale with your trading partners;
- Support GPOs, purchasing agents, or organizations that sponsor the site you use on the System;
- Facilitate rebates and tracings; and
- Provide reporting services to you and your trading partners.
In addition, you agree that we may use Transaction and Usage Data provided such data is in an aggregated, anonymous or disguised manner so as to not permit the identification of you or your specific Transaction and Usage Data. For instance, we may use aggregated Transaction and Usage Data to provide you with spend analytics or benchmarking information.
Limited Use & Security
The System may use “cookies” to help you personalize your experience on the System. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server page. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. They are commonly used on websites to help facilitate your access to and use of a particular website. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Some web browsers may automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to modify your settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, please note that if you choose to decline cookies when accessing the System, you may limit or prohibit some features of the System.
We may also use various analytic tools and technologies to track your use of the System. We will use these tools and technologies to help us better understand how our System is being used and to allow us to enhance the quality of the System for your use. These tools may allow us to store data regarding your web session.
Third Party Web Sites
Questions & Contacts
Use of the System by Children
The System is not intended for use by children and we request that children do not provide Personal Information through the System. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children.
Changes to this Policy & Miscellaneous
DSSI is a division of Direct Supply, Inc., which is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA.
Updated on 12-20-2010