May 19, 2017

DelMarVa Fisheries Association, Inc. Privacy Policy

DelMarVa Fisheries Association, Inc. (“DFA”) provides this information to explain our online information practices. By visiting the DFA website at, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy (this “Policy”). DFA will not share your e-mail address with other businesses or organizations for their general use. We use appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of data used by our system. We may occasionally request that you supply us with feedback concerning our website. These surveys are used for quality assurance purposes and to improve our level of service to you.

On occasion, you may receive an e-mail relating to DFA ‘s mission from parties acting on DFA ‘s behalf and at DFA’s request. These organizations help DFA achieve its mission by providing technology services.

DFA e-mail distribution is permission-based. If you received a mailing from us, our records indicate that (a) you have expressly shared this address for the purpose of receiving information in the future (“opt-in”), or (b) you have registered or otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings.

If you believe you have received unwanted, unsolicited e-mail sent via this system or purporting to be sent via this system, please forward a copy of that e-mail with your comments to for review.

Each e-mail sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving e-mail from us or to change your expressed interests. If you wish to do this, simply follow the SafeUnsubscribe™ or Update Profile links at the end of any e-mail.

If you register your e-mail and contact information with DFA through our website or via regular mail, you will be placed on our monthly e-newsletter and special updates e-mail lists. Subscribers to any list can remove themselves at any time by logging in to MyDFA.

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and e-mail address. DFA will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the Site. DFA stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.

DFA collects two main types of information through the Websites noted above:

1. Personal, or “individually identifiable,” information you provide to us, typically by completing online forms, such as an e-mail address, physical street address, or telephone number. With your permission, we may use this information to send you information about DFA mission related-events or mission-related news and action items, allowing you to contact us to request information, inquire about volunteer opportunities, subscribe to our electronic newsletter, or register with our website; and

2. Standard web server/visitor traffic information commonly referred to as “aggregate information,” regarding overall website traffic patterns, which web servers normally collect automatically as part of their web log processes. We do not report on individual user sessions.

DFA will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone for third-party promotional use without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees or authorized independent contractors managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you e-mails based on your request for information, and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.

When we send you e-mails, we may include a web beacon to allow us to determine the number of people who open our e-mails. When you click on a link in an e-mail, we may record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you. Web beacons collect only limited information, such as a cookie identifier, time and date of a page being viewed, and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides (the URL). Web Beacons can be refused when delivered via e-mail. If you do not wish to receive Web Beacons via e-mail, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) e-mails via your e-mail software.

Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for recordkeeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web browsing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website, and to ensure you do not see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.

DFA is not responsible for the contents of any linked website that may be contained in our online database of related websites, any link contained in a linked website, or any changes or updates to such websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by DFA of that website and is provided only for information purposes.

This Policy applies to the DFA website at Please be aware that DFA is not responsible for the privacy practices of other linked sites or partner websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of any website that requests personal information from you. DFA reserves the right to change this Policy at any time. If we change our Policy, we will post all changes on this page and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we change how we plan to use visitors’ personally identifiable information, we will notify visitors by posting a notice on our website for 30 days.

Last updated: May 19, 2017