Privacy Policy

About this Policy

At the Metropolitan Policy Department, we're committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally. By using our website, you're agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be emailed to kathleen.crenshaw@dc.gov.

What personal information do we collect from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you complete an Interest Card or Prospect Day Booking, then we collect your name, email address, and contact number.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you access our site or complete an Interest Card or Prospect Day booking.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you complete an Interest Card or browse the website:

  • To improve our website
  • To send you communications regarding your registration of an Interest Card or Prospect Day booking
  • To follow up after correspondence (email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?

We never ask for credit card numbers. Your personal information is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have access rights and are required to keep the information confidential. However, please keep in mind that non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Do we use 'cookies'?

Yes. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity.

We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. .

Who has access to your information?

We do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We will not release your information to third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in January 2019.