Privacy Policy

DowntownDC Business Improvement District
Effective January 1, 2010*

The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) recognizes and respects your need for privacy and security as you visit our site. When you visit our site to view any pages you do so without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. Although we do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site, we do use standard software to collect information for the strict purpose of tracking activity. This allows us to understand better how many people use our site and which pages and features are most popular. The only information that we collect and store is:

  • The name of your Internet service provider.
  • The web site that referred you to us (if any).
  • The date and time the pages were accessed.
  • The page or pages you requested.

There are instances where you may elect to provide us with personal information. If you fill out our Contact Us form, our Submit an Event form or any of the other forms that may appear from time to time on the DowntownDC BID website, or if you send us an email, you are transmitting the information on the form or in the message to us. This typically will include information such as your name, mailing address, email address, the kind of request you are making, and any other information necessary to fulfill your request. You never transmit personal identifying information that you do not enter yourself. And this is always your option; this information cannot be collected unless you elect specifically to send it to us. This information is used internally only for the purpose of fulfilling the request or for contacting you directly and is not given or sold to any other organization.

The exception might be information that you forward about our Safety/Hospitality and Maintenance employees (SAMs). We periodically publish comments from the public about their performance and include your name, location an, sometimes when provided, your place of employment.

From time to time , the Downtown BID may send you newsletters or other timely information. You may opt to discontinue the delivery of such items by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of all official BID electronic communications.

We hope you find our website useful and informative. We are always willing to answer questions and receive suggestions. If you have either, please e-mail web@downtowndc.org.Thank you.

* We reserve the right to change our privacy policy. A revised policy statement will only apply to data collected subsequent to its effective date.

© 2010 Downtown DC BID. All Rights Reserved.

Cookies Policy

Last updated: October 12, 2017

DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID)(“us”, “we”, or “our”) uses cookies on downtowndc.org (the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

How the BID uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

Where can your find more information about cookies

You can learn more about cookies and the following third-party websites:

DowntownDC BID Terms of Use

  • The content may only be used for personal, educational or noncommercial purposes;
  • Users must cite the author and source of the content as they would material from any printed work;
  • The citation must include all copyright information and other information associated with the content and the URL for the DowntownDC BID website;
  • None of the content may be altered or modified;
  • Users must comply with all other terms or restrictions which may be applicable to the individual file, image or text;
WARRANTY

By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text and image files from this website, users agree and warrant that they will limit their use of such files to fair use and will comply with all other terms and conditions of this license, and will not violate the rights of the the BID or any other person or entity. The BID does not warrant that use of the text, images and content displayed on the website will not infringe the rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with the BID.

COMMERCIAL USE IS RESTRICTED

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of text, images or content of this website is specifically prohibited. Anyone wishing to use any of these files or images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive prior written permission from the DC BID. Permission for such use is granted on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of the BID’s Director of Communications. A usage fee may be assessed depending on the type and nature of the proposed use.

copyright@downtowndc.org
DowntownDC Business Improvement District
Communications Department

TRADEMARKS

Many of the trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the website, including the BID logo, are registered and/or unregistered common law trademarks of the Downtown BID. The trademarks of third parties may also be displayed on this website. Nothing contained in this website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademarks displayed on the website without the express written permission of the BID or any third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the site. Any unauthorized use of the Trademarks or any other images or content on this website, except as authorized in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited.

DISCLAIMER

The text, images and content on the website are provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. The BID assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damage to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of the site or your downloading of any text, images or content from the website.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The BID website contains links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of the BID nor is the BID responsible for the contents of any linked website. These links are provided as a convenience only and shall not be construed as an endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with, the linked website by the BID.

Use of text, images and other content on this website are subject to the following terms and conditions:

CONTENT IS PROTECTED BY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS

Text and image files, audio and video clips, and other content on this website are the property of the The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and may be protected by copyright and other restrictions as well. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the content on this website may also be owned by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the DowntownDC BID. The BID expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright law, and as described below.

FAIR USE IS PERMITTED

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, news reporting, and other content. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text and image files from this Web site for such uses may do so without the BID’s express permission, provided that they comply with the conditions outlined on the Our Brand page.