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Privacy Policy

Dakota Gasification Company (“DGC”) is committed to presenting a rich Internet experience while protecting your privacy.  We provide this Privacy Policy to disclose our information collection, utilization, and sharing practices for this website.  This Privacy Policy applies to any website or mobile application that includes, attaches, references, or links to this Privacy Policy.  Unless explicitly provided herein, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that DGC does not own or control or to people that DGC does not employ or manage.  If you do not agree to these terms, do not access the DGC website or other related services.

Types and Uses of Information Collected from You

DGC collects a variety of information in several ways.

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) – Generally, you can visit our website without revealing any personal information about yourself. At times, though, we may need information about you. Unless otherwise indicated, the information we request is optional.

Our website collects information from our web forms that may be displayed on our website. At these places, we ask you to give us contact information (like name, title, email address, phone number, company name, and address, along with answers to questions topical to the web form and an ability to state additional information).  Please do not submit to us personal health information, financial information, or other sensitive information that is subject to specific privacy and confidentiality rules or regulations.  DGC may combine PII with other information collected about you through this website and as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy.    

  • The primary purpose of many DGC web forms is to allow you to request information, products, and services from DGC.  We may use your PII to send you information and advertising about our company and its products and services including without limitation to provide you with products and services you have expressed interest in, requested, and/or purchased. 
  • If you fill out forms related to Requests for Proposal (RFP), DGC may not only contact you regarding the specific RFP you were responding to, but also to solicit additional bids, provide additional opportunities, or request further information from you or your company.
  • DGC also reserves the right, but not the obligation, to contact you regarding changes to this Privacy Policy and other matters relevant to the website.

Links, Embedded Content, and Buttons – We may keep track of how you interact with links across our services, including our email notifications. We do this to help improve our services, provide information and advertising, and to be able to analyze aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.  This website may contain links to other websites, content embedded in our website that comes from or relates to other websites and services, and buttons from other websites and services such as social media websites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, WordPress, and Instagram. Several of these third parties may use cookies or other tracking devices to collect and track information about you across the Internet.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites or their data collection practices. You should check the privacy policies of these other websites when providing personally identifiable information or to find out what other information they collect from users, whether while on their platform or website or in relation to links, buttons, or embedded media. 

Information From Your Computer – We may ourselves, or through our third party service providers, collect information about your computer, such as the browser, operating system, IP address, country and other geo location data, date and time of visit, whether you are using a mobile device, referring websites, the search engine queries you used to get to our website, the pages of our website you visit and your activities on our website such as what photos, videos, or other imbedded media you view. This information is used for a variety of purposes to improve our website and its content, including without limitation to gather broad demographic data, identify trends and statistics, help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website and its content,  We may also use this information to provide you with information and advertising regarding DGC’s products and services.

Cookies - Our website may use "cookies" to provide information on your computer. Cookies are pieces of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard device.  We may use both session and persistent cookies on our own or through our third party service providers as described below.  Cookies may save your preferences while you are at our website, such as allowing for persistent login on pages that require logging in, and we may use them to provide you with tailored information. Cookies help us, among other things, to determine which areas of our website are popular by tracking hits to those areas, which may in turn allow us or our third party providers to provide you with targeted information or advertising regarding DGC’s products and services. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept cookies, to be notified when a cookie is sent, or to reject cookies.  The rejection or limitation of cookies by your browser may limit your ability to use the website.   

Third-Party Service Providers - DGC may use a variety of third-party services to help provide our services, to help us understand the use of our services, provide information and to provide information and advertising regarding our website and our products and services.  Third party services providers may include, but are not limited to, Wufoo, Brightcove, Google Analytics, Google’s Universal Analytics, Google Analytics Demographics, and a variety of third party social media platforms used such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Wordpress, and Instagram. These third-party service providers may collect, store, and share information as further dictated by the privacy policies of those third parties.  We may use services through companies such as Google and Facebook to target ads to you related to your usage of our website, such as to display advertising for our website, products, and services on other websites you visit based on your activities on our website in the past.  Google, Inc. may utilize the data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google, Inc. services.  Google, Inc. may also use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You may view Google’s privacy policy here:  http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, with more information located here:  http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ (including information regarding how to control how information is shared through your Ads Settings) and here:  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.  You may opt out of Google Analytics data as instructed here:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.  Facebook similarly provides more information regarding the information it collects and how it is used in relation to advertising along with methods to opt out of collecting and sharing of information here:  https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

Web Beacons - DGC may employ Web beacons (also called single-pixel gifs), which are customized links or similar technologies, on the website and when sending you messages, newsletters, or promotional emails or in using third party service providers. Web beacons allow DGC to (a) determine whether you have opened, or acted upon, a promotional email and which links you have clicked on in order to deliver to you more focused communications and other content, (b) allow DGC to count the number of users who have visited certain webpages and effectively deliver services, and (c) enable DGC to compile aggregated statistics and determine the efficacy of promotions by using Web beacons from third parties.

Access to Personal Information for Reviewing, Editing, and/or Removing

If you wish to discuss this Privacy Policy and the information we collect, you may contact us at the address provided in this Privacy Policy.   At this time DGC may not be able to specifically identify and provide you with information it has collected about you for your review, editing, or removal from its databases.

Sharing of Your Information

We may engage third party service providers, consultants, and independent contractors to perform functions and provide services for us including without limitation those third party service providers mentioned in this Privacy Policy.  We may share the information we collect through our website to these service providers so that they can perform services for us in relation to the website.

DGC may share information it collects about you with its affiliated entities including Basin Electric Power Cooperative and its members.

DGC will not sell, rent or lease your information to others without your consent, except as provided in this Privacy Policy. In general, the information you provide will be used to support your customer relationship with DGC and to enhance and improve our website, products, and services. 

In addition to the situations described above, we may disclose visitor information in special instances when we have reason to believe disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering with DGC’s rights or property, other website visitors, or anyone else. We may disclose visitor information when subpoenaed, for government investigations, and when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Other Information Practices

Security

DGC cannot and does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services. You transmit information to us at your own risk.

Business Transfers

In the event that DGC is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Do Not Track

Presently DGC’s website does not honor “do not track” settings on web browsers and does not offer you the opportunity to request that DGC not track your use of its services except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy. 

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://www.dakotagas.com/About-Us/Privacy-Policy/index.html. Please check this url often for changes. By continuing to access or use the website after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Subject to Terms of Use

This Privacy Policy is further subject to the terms set forth in any website terms of use or legal disclaimers including without limitation all provisions regarding warranty disclaimers, limits of liability, and dispute resolution mechanisms such as the jurisdiction and forum provisions. 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this website, please contact:

Dakota Gasification Company
Attn:  Legal - Privacy Policy
1717 East Interstate Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503-0564
USA

Effective Date: June 6, 2015.

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