D.AM.E.S. Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Differently Abled Mothers Empowerment Society (“D.A.M.E.S.”) website. D.A.M.E.S. was created for mothers, by mothers of differently abled children. The goal of this website is to create access, support, and education to mothers of differently abled children. In this Privacy Policy, we describe how we collect, use, and handle a user’s personal information when using the D.A.M.E.S. websites, social media, and emails (“Services”).

This Privacy Policy covers what personally identifiable information D.A.M.E.S. collects and how it is used. Personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify visitors to the D.A.M.E.S. website. This information may be limited to an IP address or extend to personally identifiable information such as your name, address, email address, and/or phone number.

This policy only applies to damesusa.com and does not extend to the practices of other websites that we may link to, companies that we do not own or control, or to people that we do not employ or manage.

D.A.M.E.S. collects, uses, and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so and you are located in the European Union, we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as controller of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

We collect and use the following information to provide, improve, and protect our Services:

Personal information. We collect the information you provide to us when you do things such as sign up for our membership (like your name, email address, phone number, and physical address). You are required to provide this information in order to view the materials on our websites. When we do collect personal information, it will be stored by us throughout the entirety of your subscription and until you unsubscribe from our services.

Device information. We may collect information from and about the devices you use to access the Services. This includes things like IP addresses, the type of browser and device you use, the web page you visited before coming to our sites, and identifiers associated with your devices. Your devices (depending on their settings) could potentially transmit location information to the Services. You are not required to provide this information in order to view the materials on our websites and there are no consequences for not providing this information. When we do collect personal information, Google Analytics will store your device information indefinitely.

Cookies and other technologies. We use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to provide, improve, protect, and promote our Services. For example, cookies help us with things like understanding how you are interacting with our Services, and improving them based on that information. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this could limit your ability to use the Services. You are not required to provide this information in order to access our websites. However, if you are an EU resident, you will not be able to access our website without affirmatively agreeing to provide this information. When we do collect this personal information, it will be stored indefinitely.

Marketing. We give users the option to receive emails from us. Users who receive emails and marketing materials can opt out at any time. If you do not want to receive marketing materials from us, simply click the ‘unsubscribe’ link or follow the provided instructions to opt out of any of our communications. You are not required to provide this information in order to view the materials on our websites. However, we will not be able to communicate with you without this information. When we do collect personal information, it will be stored by us throughout the entirety of your subscription and until you unsubscribe from our services.

For recipients in the EU, we or a third party will obtain consent before contacting you. If you receive a communication and no longer wish to be contacted by D.A.M.E.S., you can unsubscribe and remove yourself from our contact list.

Bases for processing your data. We collect and use the personal data described above in order to provide you with the Services in a reliable and secure manner. We collect and use personal data for legitimate business needs or Services you have requested (opt-in emails, contests, and giveaways).

Information Collection

When visiting Web Sites certain information about you and your computer can sometimes be collected. This section explains what information D.A.M.E.S. collects, and how it is used. All of the data we collect is stored, used, and processed within the United States. The United States does not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. Any transfer of your personal information will be subject to and permitted under the GDPR.   

We collect the following identifiable information about our visitors:

  • Information such as your name, email address, contact phone number, or other information

We collect identifiable information for the following reasons:

  • Web Site and System Administration
  • Research and Development

Our Web Site generates server log files automatically. These log files are used to generate statistical information and error reports to ensure the Web Site runs with a minimum of disruption. They are not actively used to identify individual visitors.

With Whom

We may share information as discussed below, but we won’t sell it to advertisers or other third parties.

Others working for and with D.A.M.E.S.. We use certain trusted third parties (for example, providers of website management and IT services, Social Media Networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, Email Management Systems such as Mailchimp or Bomb-Bomb, and Contest Management Software such as Shortstack) to help us provide, improve, protect, and promote our Services. These third parties have access to your information only to perform tasks on our behalf in compliance with this Privacy Policy, and we’ll remain responsible for their handling of your information per our instructions.

Law & Order and the Public Interest. We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or appropriate government request; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of D.A.M.E.S. or our users; (d) protect our rights, property, safety, or interest; or (e) perform a task carried out in the public interest.

Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that your data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it’s stored on our Services or on your home computer’s hard drive. We’ll abide by the following principles when receiving, scrutinizing, and responding to government requests (including national security requests) for your data:

  • Be transparent,
  • Fight blanket requests,
  • Protect all users, and
  • Provide trusted services.

Information Recipients – Who has access to the information collected?

  • Ourselves and/or our entities acting as our agents or entities for which we are acting as an agent.
  • Below is a list of our agents and the information each agent collects:
  1. WordPress Dreams – Privacy Policy
  2. WPMU DEV – Privacy Policy
  3. Elegant Themes – Privacy Policy
  4. dev4press – Privacy Policy
  5. Gravity Forms – Privacy Policy
  6. Jetpack – Privacy Policy
  7. Caseproof – Privacy Policy
  8. MemberPress – Privacy Policy
  9. MailChimp – Privacy Policy
  10. WP Google Maps – Privacy Policy
  11. Flipper Code – Privacy Policy


User Controls. When you opt out or unsubscribe to our email marketing and membership we will discontinue our contact with you and delete your data and the personal information you had previously provided us.

Your Rights

You have a number of important rights free of charge, that pertain to your data, including the following:

Access. At all times, you can have access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Policy addresses.

Correction. You have the right to demand that we correct any mistakes in the information we collect.

Erasure. You have the right to demand that we delete any information we collect.

Restriction on processing. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing. You have the right to otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Objection to processing. You have the right to object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you. You have the right to object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information.

Data portability. You have the right to receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations.

Contact Information

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this Privacy Policy, if you would like to exercise any of your rights, or if you would like to obtain a copy of the relevant safeguards that protect your personal data.

Our Internet address is located at damesusa.com. You may contact us by e-mail at info@damesusa.com.

Dispute Resolution

D.A.M.E.S. is committed to resolving any dispute you may have regarding our Privacy Policy quickly and efficiently. You may also register a complaint with the Member State of your habitual residence of any GDPR infringement.

Disputes will be handled by our customer service representative. Our customer service will promptly correct any errors.

This Privacy Policy was published on December 5, 2018 and last updated on December 5, 2018.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will inform you via email.