Dotomi was founded with the basic principle of empowering consumers with control to drive relevant advertising. This foundation includes the belief that each consumer’s private information should be protected. Our success, in part, comes from our ability to achieve two basic consumer needs in a holistic fashion:
- Preserve every consumer's right to receive personalized advertising; and
- Respect every consumer's privacy by not utilizing personally-identifiable information to determine what products and services are of interest to them.
Dotomi's team is comprised of industry leaders that have been involved in internet advertising and consumer privacy from the very beginning of the online space. This experience has helped us forge a business around one central belief: it is possible to provide each individual consumer with the privacy they deserve, while giving them access to valuable information about products and services that interest them.
How Does Dotomi Provide Consumers with Relevant Advertising?
Dotomi contracts with publisher networks to deliver ads that are relevant to your interests. At times, where permitted, we may use anonymous data aggregated from these publisher networks to further enhance online display advertisements delivered to you.
Dotomi does not collect or maintain PII for marketing purposes. This means that we do not accept or use your name, address, email address, or any sensitive information such as your credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or medical records to provide our personalized advertising service.
How Does Dotomi Find Consumers on the Web?
When a consumer visits our website or one of our Marketing Partner's websites, technologies such as "cookies" or "pixel tags" may be placed on the consumer’s machine. Information collected from these technologies are not linked to PII. No PII is transferred to Dotomi via these technologies. Dotomi only knows that consumer by an anonymous ID, so that we can replace non-relevant ads with ads that are more relevant to the consumer’s presumed interests. Again, we don't know who the consumer is, we just know the consumer's preferences through that ID.
What is a "Cookie" or "Pixel Tag"?
A cookie is an industry-standard small data file placed on a consumer's computer. Cookies allow marketers to "remember you" when you return to their website. Again, no PII is transferred in the Dotomi cookie. Consumers have the capability of deleting cookies on their machine; however, if they enjoy the convenience of a website remembering them, consumers are advised not to delete their cookies. This website may contain, in addition to Dotomi cookies, other third party cookies that assist us in supplying information that will make it easier for you to navigate on our site.
A pixel tag (also commonly known as a web beacon) is an industry-standard, often-transparent graphic image usually no larger than a 1x1 pixel that is placed in a website or e-mail. Again, no PII is transferred in this pixel tag. Dotomi cookies and pixel tags do not track the consumer outside this site or of the Marketing Partners websites or e-mail unless it is to display an advertisement.
Pixel tags are used by Dotomi to transfer relevant anonymous data from this website or a Marketing Partner's website to Dotomi’s servers for the purpose of providing personalized media. Cookies are used by Dotomi to link this anonymous data to non-identified unique users. Pixel tags and cookies may also be used to link additional non-identifiable information provided by a third party to Marketing Partner's data.
Disclosure of Information
We may disclose proprietary, anonymous information to our Marketing Partners and advertisers for reporting purposes, and we may share anonymous, aggregated information with other third parties for advertising, marketing and analytical purposes. Dotomi may also need to disclose anonymous information if (1) we believe that there has been a violation of the law, of your rights, or of our rights, (2) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law, and (3) if our company or substantially all of its assets are acquired.
If you are a client of Dotomi and have an account with us, we will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, please use the opt-out link below. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Why Dotomi? Choices and Opt-Out
As you surf the internet, you will receive ads. Wouldn't you rather receive ads that are more relevant to you? Remember you will continue to receive the same number of ads in a given day; the Dotomi difference is that you will receive more relevant ads.
If you prefer not to receive relevant advertising from Dotomi, please click on the following link to opt-out. Additionally, Dotomi is a member of the NAI (Network Advertising Initiative), which allows for the central opting out of all of its members' cookies from a single opt-out page. To find out more, and opt-out of NAI member cookies, click here. If you delete your cookies, use a different browser, or buy a new computer, you will need to renew your opt-out choice.
Safeguarding Information We Collect and Use
The security of your information is important to us. We have implemented appropriate security measures to protect the information in our care, both during transmission and once we receive it. We take physical and technical security measures to protect our data from unauthorized access, as well as unauthorized disclosure or destruction of data.
Privacy of Children
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. Neither Dotomi's website nor Dotomi's online activities with its Marketing Partners are intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. We do not collect Personal Information from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.
Dotomi Has a Relationship with TRUSTe
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact customer relations at 312.588.3616 or our Contact Us page. You may also contact us in writing at the following address:
Dotomi, a ValueClick Company
101 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60606
If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here.