Last Updated: August 2021
Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (“GT BID”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) is an award-winning non-profit 501(c)(6) corporation that is dedicated to enhancing the community experience of, and encouraging economic development to, D.C.’s Golden Triangle neighborhood that stretches from Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue.
We mainly collect your personal information through your use of our website https://goldentriangledc.com/) (“Site”) both directly from you or indirectly through your use of the website. On occasion, we may collect your information from your attendance at one of our events or through a third-party, who is affiliated with the programs and/or services that we offer.
Additionally, we may obtain your personal information from other third-party sources and social media platforms that you may use to engage with us as well as from our affiliates, partners or third parties, including, but not limited to public databases, for the purposes provided below, and/or to supplement information we already possess.
The GT BID website collects personal information that you manually provide us, including but not limited to, when you register with us, fill out surveys, fill out other forms, or otherwise provide information via our Services or interact with our Services as outlined on the Site. The categories of information that we may collect directly from you include the following:
In addition, as is true of most websites, the GT BID website collects certain information automatically that is associated with your use of the website. Cookies are a commonly used web technology that allow websites to store and retrieve certain information on a user’s system, and track users’ online activities. We and our service providers may use such technology to collect information about your use of the Services by such automated means, including but not limited to cookies, pixels and other similar technologies. There are online tools available for clearing all cookies left behind by the websites you have visited, such as www.allaboutcookies.org.
These technologies may help us automatically identify you when you return to our Services. Cookies help us review website traffic patterns, improve the Services, and determine what Services are popular.
When you use the Services, the information that we may collect by automated means includes, for example:
Finally, we may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from your participation in our events or through third-party partners or affiliates. The personal information collected through these means is similar to the above described information.
We use the information collected to enhance the user’s experience with our Services. Respectfully, we use this information for purposes permissible under applicable laws, including, but not limited to:
We may also use or share information in an anonymized or aggregate manner for many purposes such as research, analysis, modeling, marketing and advertising, as well as improvement of our Services.
We do not sell personal information to anyone and only share it with third parties who facilitate the delivery of GT BID services. As such, your personal information will not be shared without your consent, except in the following circumstances:
Where appropriate, we will limit sharing of your information in accordance with the choices that you have provided us and applicable law.
We offer you certain choices about what information we collect from you, how we use and disclose the information, and how we communicate with you.
We endeavor to maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information that we maintain against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. However, we cannot ensure the security of any information that you transmit to us, or guarantee that this information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. We will make any legally required disclosures in the event of any compromise of personal information. To the extent the law allows us to provide such notification via e-mail or conspicuous posting on the Services, you agree to accept notice in that form.
The precise periods for which we keep your personal information vary depending on the nature of the information and why we need it. Factors we consider in determining these periods include the minimum required retention period prescribed by law or recommended as best practice, the period during which a claim can be made with respect to an agreement or other matter, whether the personal information has been aggregated or pseudonymized, and other relevant criteria. For example, the period for which we keep a support message is based on how long has passed since the last submission in the thread.
Please note that in the course of providing the Services, we collect and maintain aggregated, anonymized or de-personalized information which we may retain indefinitely.
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13 on our Services. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us through our Services, please contact us. We endeavor to delete personal information from our systems in the event that we learn that we collected it from a child under the age of 13.