This document was last updated January 23, 2007.

Privacy Policy Summary

Designers Party ("DP") will never share your email address, mailing address or other personal information with any third party without your approval. We do not 're-sell' our mailing lists or email lists. In fact, we currently have no email program.

Detailed Privacy Summary

This privacy statement covers all of the Designers Party sites ("DP Sites"). Please read this statement carefully before using proceeding to access DP Sites. Your use of DP Sites indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms in effect.
DP is committed to respecting the privacy rights of visitors to any of its associated web sites. While visiting these web sites (collectively, the "Site"), we may ask you to register and/or provide information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information") for purposes of interacting with the Site. To further the protection of your Personal Information, DP has adopted a set of information management guidelines, outlined below, that serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships.


In order to enhance their use of the DP Sites, users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. To leave a comment, users must submit information including an ID and a password. Designers Party uses this information to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our terms and conditions of use, and will not pass this information to any other organization.


DP may periodically request information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. DP uses a third-party web-based survey provider to compile the surveys. Information requested in the surveys is broad demographic information (such as zip code, age level) for aggregate use and does not in any way identify the user. Survey information is not sold or rented to any third party, and is used internally by DP for purposes of improving the use and satisfaction of this Site.

Information and Cookies

In order to perform certain search inquiries and handle the technological navigation through our web sites, we sometimes have to have a way to identify who has requested what from our website. We may do this, through means of a "cookie" which is used by DP to identify certain technology settings. These cookies are only for use on our website and do not affect your computer in any way.
We may use cookies to track usage of the Site and further customize your experience when you are visiting our site. By tracking usage, we can best determine what features of the Site best serve the users. We never give out information to others about individual usage. However, we may provide advertisers with aggregate information about our users, such as "2,000 people viewed your ad today."

Third Party Cookies

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, DP has no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by DP only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links to Other Materials

If any link is offered connecting you to a third party web site, it is as an accommodation to the respective third party site owner and without charge. Third party sites linked to and from the Site are not necessarily under the control of DP. DP assumes no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. DP does not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which the Site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk. DP hereby disclaims any rights to trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names or other intellectual property interests of third parties.

Use of Personal Information

Personal Information collected or requested by DP will never be given out to a third party in a manner that they can contact you directly. Any information provided to third parties is only in an aggregate form such as (we have 460 users who read materials on the topic X). We may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.

It should be noted, however, that this Privacy Policy only addresses the use and dissemination of information that we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose any information to other parties, whether through, for example, on-line auctions, chat rooms, personal ads, or the like, or through other web sites throughout the Internet, different policies may apply. Since DP does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy customs and policies, if any, of that third party, and DP shall not be responsible for the use or dissemination of your private information by that third party. Therefore, we encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Notification of Changes

Whenever DP changes its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, 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.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact the editor of the DP site in question, or send an email to