Privacy Policy

privacy policy

The website you have visited is operated by DCA Ventures, LLC (“DCA”). DCA owns and operates the Fora cloud based software (“Software”), which provides user engagement metrics across various social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, as well as across email, survey, and in-person channels. The Software assigns a score (“ForaScore”) to registered users to assess their engagement levels within specified communities (i.e. within a client organization’s social media channels and in-person programming).

This Policy describes how DCA treats personal information on the websites where the policy is located. It also applies to our Software, social media apps, and interactive emails and surveys we may send or events at which the Software is used.

DCA places a strong emphasis the protection of privacy. We have designed the Software to protect information about you from unauthorized disclosure to others. Our privacy policy contained in this document applies to the Software, Fora website and social media sites. This Privacy Statement explains what information is collected by DCA via the Software, website and social media and outlines how we protect, handle and use that information. The policy also outlines the decisions users can make about how their information is collected and used. This policy applies only to websites, Software, and social media sites owned or operated by DCA and does not apply to any advertisements or promotions that may be featured on web sites owned or operated by third parties.

By using our Services you are consenting to our processing of your information and data as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended in the future. Our servers are located in the United States. Accordingly, if you reside outside the U.S., by using the Services, you acknowledge and agree that your Personal Information will be transferred to the United States, and processed and stored in the United States. By using our Services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected

DCA collects the personal information that you decide to submit to us during the registration process, including but not limited to name, address, age, gender, phone number. You are free at any time to unsubscribe from the service and delete your account should you no longer wish to use the Software. With your consent, the Software collects information about the activities that you engage in as a user. This includes actions and reactions to content that you create on pre-determined social media channels, e-mail, survey forms, and in-person activities. By identifying yourself through a social networking account, DCA may obtain additional information about your corresponding profile (to the extent permitted by the terms, conditions and functions of that social networking site) but will not post on your account, create any content, generate any actions using your profile, or in any other way impact your profile. You may opt to participate in various rewards programs made available through the Software. Responsibility for administering these rewards, however, is the sole responsibility of the partner organization. Partner organizations are defined as organizations using the Software as a client. DCA has no control over these rewards or benefits and is not responsible for such resources. You acknowledge and agree that DCA will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any rewards, goods or services available on or through any third-party organization, site or resource. Any dealings you have with third parties while using the Software are between you and the third party, and you agree that DCA is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.

How We Use Personal Information

Any information that you consent to provide to DCA will be used to analyze your engagement with the Software with your registered partner organization. DCA only stores data authorized to us by the relevant social and communication networks, which you opt in for use. This data is stored for a limited time and we will never share your information with third parties without your consent.

Opting Out

You may choose to opt out of our services at any time by unsubscribing. If you unsubscribe DCA will not collect or retain any personalized information beyond the time of your decision to unsubscribe.

Cookie Policy

We use “cookies” to improve the site experience and usage. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. The cookies are not used to collect personal information. We use session cookies to track your online session. A session cookie enables certain features of the Site and Services and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Site. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.  Note, however, that this may affect your use of the Software.

Use by Minors

We will not knowingly allow participation in our site or client campaigns or collect any personal information from minors under the age of 13. We request that children under the age of 13 do not create profiles with our site or request access to ongoing campaigns and promotions.

Security

We take security seriously and will store all information with reasonable standards of security. No online data is 100% secure and accordingly even with our best measures we cannot fully ensure the complete security of your information and so by using the Software you are doing so at your own risk.

Changes to This Policy

DCA Ventures reserves the right to modify, change, or replace this privacy agreement at its own discretion. We will use best efforts to notify you of any changes 30 days in advance by posting on our website or via electronic mail.