Privacy Policy

DDW's Commitment to Privacy

DDW values your privacy and acknowledges the sensitivity of your personal information. We have created our privacy policy to address any concerns you may have and to assure you that we will handle your personal information appropriately. This privacy policy is effective on Feb. 8, 2012.

Collection and Use of Information

DDW collects contact information to process registrations and send promotional emails to DDW attendees. Credit card information is handled by a third-party vendor to process online transactions. A member’s credit card data is gathered for the short period of time required to process an online transaction. With respect to security, when we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server.


Cookies are small text files which enable a website to recognize repeat users. Cookies do not collect personally identifying information. They collect information concerning the characteristics of your computer. 

We use a third-party advertising company, Feathr, to serve ads when you visit our website. They may use information (not including your name, address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. 

When You Leave

The DDW website may provide you with links to the websites of other organizations. If you choose to access these websites, DDW is not responsible for any actions or policies of such organizations. We recommend that you review the applicable privacy policy of such organizations before providing them with personal information, as their privacy policy may be different from the DDW website’s policy.

How to Find Out What Kind of Information We Maintain

Upon request, we provide DDW registrants with access to all information (including proprietary information) that we maintain about them. Access this information by sending an email to

How to Opt Out of Email

If you do not want to receive emails from DDW in the future, please send a request via email to or you can unsubscribe directly using a link at the bottom of the DDW email.

Please note: This action does not remove you from third party vendor communications. Please contact the vendor directly for their opt-out procedures.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page.

How to Contact Us

We welcome your comments and questions about the DDW website, your experience with our services and our privacy policy.

DDW Administration

4930 Del Ray Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone: 301-272-0022
Fax: 301-654-3978