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Privacy Notice



Diversity in Design Collaborative (“DID”) respects your privacy, and this Privacy Notice describes our current privacy practices concerning the types of personal information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website (our “Website”) or register for or participate in our events, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Notice are defined in the Terms of Use on our Website.

By using our Website or sharing your personal information with us, you accept the privacy practices described in this Privacy Notice.


As you interact with DID, we may collect personal information about you from the following sources:

2.1 Directly from you, such as:

  • by filling in forms, including those on our Website

  • when you communicate with us (including by email and SMS), when you use our products and services, if you report a problem with our Website

  • when you use our products and services

  • if you report a problem with our Website

2.2 From technology when you visit our Website.

2.3 From third-parties or public sources, such as:

  • DID members

  • Service providers

  • Business partners

  • Social media platforms and networks

  • Public websites, government entities that maintain public records, or personal information that you submit to a public forum

We may combine personal information that we receive from the sources described in this Privacy Notice, including third-party sources and public sources, and use or disclose it for the purposes described below.


The personal information we collect from you varies, depending on the way you use our Website or interact with us. The personal information may include:

3.1 Identifiers, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, IP address; business title and contact details; browser type and language; operating system; domain server; type of computer or device; and other information about the device you use to access our Website.

3.2 Records about you, such as information about preferences and interests and other information you choose to provide to us.

3.3 Protected class and demographic information, such as your age and gender.

3.4 Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and personal information regarding your interaction with our Website.

3.5 Audio, video, or other electronic information, such as photos and videos taken at DID events.

3.6 Educational information, such as the school and school district you attend and your grade level.

3.7 Professional or employment-related information.

3.8 Sensitive personal information, including your ethnicity and health information (such as disability accommodation information and dietary restrictions, if you choose to provide it)


We use the personal information identified above for the following business purposes:

4.1 For our internal business purposes, such as enrolling you in and administering our programs, maintaining or servicing accounts, providing customer service, verifying member information, and performing analytics. The legal basis for processing is DID 's legitimate interest in conducting its business and as necessary for performing our contracts with you.

4.2 Internal research, development, and improvement. The legal basis for processing is DID's legitimate interest in conducting its business.

4.3 Verifying or maintaining the quality or safety of a service or product and improving, upgrading, or enhancing the service or product. The legal basis for processing is  DID’s legitimate interest in conducting its business.

4.5 For legal, safety, and security reasons. The legal basis for processing is DID’s legitimate interest in conducting its business, as necessary for compliance with  DID’s legal obligations and for performing or enforcing our contracts.

4.6 For marketing or advertising, including contests and sweepstakes. The legal basis for processing is DID’s legitimate interest in conducting its business.

4.7 For services of third parties that you authorize. The legal basis for processing is your consent.

4.8 We may also use anonymized or aggregated data for additional purposes.


Depending on how you interact with us, we may share personal information collected about you with the following entities or in the following situations:

5.1 Service Providers. We may share your personal information with service providers to perform functions and services on our behalf, to deliver our products or services, and/or to conduct our business, such as events, internship placement, member services, marketing, and data analytics service providers.

5.2 DID Members. We may share your personal information with DID members for events, internships, jobs, and member services.

5.3 Professional Advisors. We may share your personal information with our accountants, lawyers, and other professional advisers who assist us in carrying out our business activities.

5.4 Parent/Legal Guardian. We may share your personal information with your parent or legal guardian if you are under the age of 18.

5.5 With Third Parties Regarding Corporate Changes. We might buy or sell businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the personal information we collect may be part of the transferred assets.

5.6 For Legal, Safety, and Security Reasons. We may disclose personal information to others (including law enforcement, public authorities, and regulatory bodies) if we are required to do so by law, or whenever we believe that disclosing such personal information is necessary or advisable to protect and defend our rights, property, or the safety of us or others. Note that we may be required to disclose an individual's personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities (such as a court order), including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose your personal information to detect and/or resolve any fraud or security concerns.

5.7 With Select Partner and Digital Advertising Networks for Targeted Marketing. We may share personal information that we hold about you with non-affiliated third parties (select partners and digital advertising networks) for marketing similar products or services.

5.8 Consent. We may share personal information that we hold about you with your consent or at your direction with non-affiliated third parties.

We only use and disclose sensitive personal information for the following purposes: (i) performing services or providing goods reasonably expected by an average person; (ii) detecting security incidents; (iii) resisting malicious, deceptive, or illegal actions; (iv) ensuring the physical safety of individuals; (v) for short-term, transient use, including non-personalized advertising; (vi) performing or providing internal business services; (vii) verifying or maintaining the quality or safety of a service or device; or (viii) for purposes that do not infer characteristics about you


We use reasonable physical, technical, and administrative security measures to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment and no security system or measures are impenetrable, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. We strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through email to us or otherwise through our Website. We retain personal information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the stated purposes for which the personal information was collected or otherwise processed and thereafter only for legitimate purposes or legal requirements.


Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features. 

If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without appropriate parental consent, we will delete that information where required by applicable law. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13 without appropriate parental consent, please contact us at:


We use cookies, web beacons, widgets, and other automatic data collection and tracking technologies (collectively, the “Cookies”) to receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Website through your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you access most websites on the internet or open certain emails. Cookies allow a website to remember information about you, such as your user preferences, unique identifiers, and other information. More specifically, we use Cookies to personalize your experience when you visit our Website, uniquely identify your computer for security purposes and enable us and our third-party service providers to serve ads on our behalf across the internet. 


You may exercise your rights via the .

9.1 Right to Opt-Out of Marketing

You may opt out of receiving certain future email communications from us by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of emails you receive from us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests promptly. You cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails or communications related to your account with us. You may also opt out of marketing via our.

9.2 Right to Delete/Erasure

All individuals have the right to request that we delete personal information about you that we have collected from you, but you should note that in many situations, we must keep your personal information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or for another one of our business purposes. 

9.3 Right to Know

All individuals have the right to request that we disclose personal information that we have about you. You can request that we provide you with the categories of personal information we have collected in the twelve (12) months preceding your request, at a minimum, and for each category: the categories of sources from which the personal information was collected; the business or commercial purpose for which we collected the personal information; the categories of third-parties to whom we sold or disclosed the category of personal information for a business purpose; and the business or commercial purpose for which we sold or disclosed the category of personal information. You can also request that we provide the specific pieces of personal information that we have about you. 

9.4 Right to Data Portability

All individuals have the right to obtain a copy of their personal information in a readily usable format. 

9.5 Right to Change/Rectify

All individuals have the right to request a change to the personal information that we have about you. You can access and update most of your account information on our Website by logging into your account. You may also reach out to us via the.

9.6 Right to Restrict/Object

In certain circumstances, you may have the right to restrict or object to the processing of your personal information. You may exercise your rights via the.

9.8 Verification

We may seek certain personal information to verify your identity that may include email address, mailing address, and government issued identification. We may use third-party verification companies to help us verify your identity. If you are submitting a request on behalf of a household, we will need to verify each member of the household in the manner outlined in this Section.

9.9 Use of Authorized Agent

If you are making any of the requests above through an authorized agent, we will request written authorization from you and will seek to verify your identity in the manners stated above (depending on the request type), or we will accept a legal Power of Attorney to the authorized agent.  

9.10 Timing of Response

We will respond to Requests to Delete and Requests to Know within thirty (30) calendar days unless we need more time, in which case we will notify you. Responding to your request may take up to sixty (60) days. We will respond to Requests to Opt-Out within fifteen (15) business days.

9.11 Non-Discrimination

DID will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us at Mailing Address: Attn: DID Legal Department Privacy Inquiry 855 East Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49464 Email:


We may make changes to this Privacy Notice from time to time in our sole discretion. When we do, we will update this page and display the date of the last update at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically check this Website to learn about the personal information we collect, use, and share. Your continued use of our Website after the changes have been made will constitute your acceptance of the changes. If you do not wish to continue using our Website under the new version of the Privacy Notice, please cease using our Website. When required under applicable law, we will seek affirmative consent from you before making material changes to how we handle data previously collected from you. If you do not provide such consent, we will continue to use personal information in a manner consistent with the version of this Privacy Notice under which it was collected, or the personal information will be deleted.