Internet privacy has been in the news recently, with the passage of a law that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell your browsing data without your explicit permission. With so much attention being focused on this topic, we want there to be no confusion about where D&P Communications stands.
We will never sell your data, for any reason, to anyone.
In case you haven’t been following the discussion, here’s a brief overview of what happened. In October 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a rule that would have required ISPs to get customers’ explicit consent before selling or sharing their private information, including data on what websites they visit. But after the election, Congress passed and the president signed a law blocking that rule from going into effect.
This means that companies will now set their own standards about customer privacy. For us, the choice is clear — and it always has been. We will not sell your browsing data, period. Your trust is far more important to us than anything we might gain by doing so.
We should note that in very rare situations, ISPs can be required to provide customer data to comply with a search warrant or a legal subpoena. In these situations, D&P will comply with the law, as any ISP would. But in our book, selling your information to marketers is a privacy violation that we will not commit.
We also take steps to make sure your information is secure from hacking. Private account and customer information is stored on a secure server which is behind a firewall; it is not directly connected to the Internet. And we work very hard to have secure network to protect our customers against anyone maliciously trying to gain access to their data.
If you have any questions about how D&P protects your privacy, you can ask us by calling 800-311-7340 or clicking the red “How Can We Help?” button at the bottom of our website.