Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 24, 2018


This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of our website. By using our website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.


Information Collection and Use

While using our website, we may ask you to voluntarily submit personally identifiable information that can be used to contact you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name and email address. Voluntary submission of this information is for the purposes of, for example, joining our mailing list, submitting a personal story to us or sending us a message.


For personal story submissions, we will not publish your name on the website unless we have your prior permission to do so, and we will never publish your email address. We request this information so that we can contact you to confirm your story and clarify any questions we may have prior to including it on our website.


We use MailChimp to collect information for maintaining our newsletter and membership list. MailChimp, which is based in the USA, is an email address management and message sending service provided by MailChimp Inc. We use their service to collect names and email addresses for our mailing and membership list. Their privacy policy can be found here.



The security of your personal information is important to us. We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption for data sent from our website, and messages and information you send to us are not shared with third parties outside of DSAWSP. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use reasonable means to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.



We may use the personal information that you voluntarily submit to us to contact you with newsletters, promotional materials or other information that may be of interest to you. You will always have the option to opt out of any and all future mailings using a link included in such mailings. We do not sell, rent or share personally identifiable information with third parties.


Log Data

Like many website operators, we have access to anonymous website usage information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website. This may include information such as your computer’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, length of visit and other statistics. This data allows us to see what information is most useful to our visitors, and helps guide development of our website. We do not use this data for marketing purposes.



We use cookies to improve some functions of our website, including browser caching to reduce how long it takes for pages to load when you visit our website repeatedly. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being set. However, if you do not accept cookies, it may affect the user experience of some parts of our website. We do not place advertisements on our website and do not use cookies for purposes of advertising, but some providers of embedded content may (see below).


Embedded Content

Some pages on our website include embedded content or functionality from third parties, and these services may set their own cookies and collect usage data in accordance with their own policies.


Our content includes videos hosted by YouTube (privacy policy) and Vimeo (privacy policy). Both YouTube and Vimeo use cookies. For more information we advise you to consult each company’s respective privacy policy.


We use Adobe Typekit for our website’s typography. Adobe uses cookies to track usage statistics. For more information, visit the privacy policy for Adobe Typekit. Our search function is provided by AddSearch (privacy policy).


Links to Other Websites

Our website contains links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. These external websites are not operated by us. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.


Changes to This Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is effective as of May 24, 2018 and will remain in effect unless we change any provisions in the future. If changes are made to our policy, they will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.


We reserve the right to update or change our privacy policy at any time and you should check this privacy policy periodically.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or would like to know more about how we use your information, please contact us.