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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting The Detroit People Mover website. This statement provides the DTC’s privacy policy on information collected through this website and the use of that information.

General

The DTC may use the information it collects for management and promotion of DTC and other regional services and fare media. We will not sell or disclose your information for any purpose without written consent, unless there is a legal requirement for such disclosure. To the extent that the DTC discloses information to third-party contractors or other regional transportation agencies for the management and promotion of DTC and other regional transportation services, those third parties will be required to follow this privacy policy.

Collected Information During the Website Visit

The Detroit Transportation Corporation is the sole owner of the information collected on this site, www.thepeoplemover.com. The DTC collects information from its customers at several different points on the website. By using the services and accessing this site, you consent to the information collection and use practices described in this statement, as modified from time to time by DTC. If DTC decides to amend our privacy policy, a new statement will be posted on our site indicating the date changed at the bottom of the statement. Visitors are encouraged to check the date of the privacy policy statement when visiting this site for any updates or changes. Please see the Terms of Use under the Legal/Disclaimer link for more detailed legal explanations of the general online policy.

Personal Information

Several different types of information is collected on this website, including “personal information,” which is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, address and telephone number, only if you submit the information to order the various fare media and other goods offered on this site. DTC employees may have access to your personal information for legitimate business purposes, such as processing your application for Fast Passes, and are required to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.

Technical Information

We automatically collect and store “technical information” about your visit to our site, such as (1) the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; (2) the type of browser software and operating system used to access our site; (3) the date and time you access our site; and (4) the pages you visit on our site. The technical information collected will not personally identify you.

The following information explains in more detail the different forms of personal and technical information and how we may collect and use that information.

Order Forms

We collect personal information in conjunction with the purchase of Fast Pass cards and other goods and fare media sold from this site. We request information from the customer on order forms. A customer must provide contact information (such as name, e-mail, and shipping address) and financial information (such as a credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information may be used to contact a customer.

E-Mail Address

If an e-mail is sent with questions or comments, or if the e-mail address is provided when ordering People Mover merchandise, the DTC may use your e-mail address and other personal information included in your correspondence to improve the content of our website or to respond to your correspondence. If DTC is provided with your e-mail address to receive notifications regarding your order, the DTC will only use your e-mail address to send information to address the purpose for which you provided your e-mail address unless you agree to additional e-mail notifications from time to time.

Surveys

DTC may conduct online surveys/polls that customers may complete on a voluntary basis. Information collected through the surveys will be used for the purpose of marketing or planning DTC services, unless you expressly agree otherwise.

Security

DTC uses secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect personal information submitted to us on order forms available on this website. Please be aware that information sent to us by e-mail is not necessarily secure. Customers should avoid including sensitive information such as your credit card numbers or bank account numbers on e-mails that you send to us. The DTC uses  Go Daddy for authorization of credit card purchases on this web site. Thawte’s privacy policy may be reviewed at www.godaddy.com.

Children’s Privacy

DTC does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children through DTC shopping cart, fare media or other online order forms. If at any time DTC learns that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personal information online, it will take all reasonable measures to remove such information from its databases and not use such information for any purpose except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required by law.

Employment Related Information

Parties interested in employment with DTC may apply online and/or submit information regarding past work experience. This information will be used only for evaluating an applicant’s qualifications for a position with DTC.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small text file that a website can place on your computer’s hard drive in order to collect information about a visitor’s activities on the sit or make it possible to use an online “shopping cart” to keep track of items you wish to purchase. The “cookie” transmits this information back to the website’s computer.  The DTC will use cookies collected during your visit to this site for the purpose of facilitating your use of our site and for maintaining statistics concerning use of our site that will help to make improvements to our site. Technical information collected by cookies will not be linked to your personal information. If your Internet browser setting refuse cookies, note that you may not be able to utilize The People Mover website at its full capability. You do not need to provide any personal information in order to use www.thepeoplemover.com.

Profile

We store technical information that we collect through cookies and log files to create a profile of our customers. The profile information is used to improve the content of the site, to perform a statistical analysis of use of the site and to enhance use of the site. Technical information stored in a profile will not be linked to your personal information.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the DTC is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our customers to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Notification of Changes

DTC reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy and will display any changes to this privacy policy to this website 30 days before the changes become effective. If we decide to change this privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy statement, the homepage, and other pages we deem appropriate so our customers are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

How to Contact Us?

If you have any questions about our privacy policy statement or our use of your information you can e-mail us at marketing@thepeoplemover.com.

Special Notice

Effective Date of Privacy Policy: December 1, 2005