Privacy Policy

Introduction
Thank you for your interest in the Dewhurst Group, our website at https://dewhurstgroup.us (the “Site”) and all related websites, and all other communications with Dewhurst-affiliated individuals through written or oral means, such as email or phone (collectively, together with the Site, our “Service”). This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) describes the information that we gather on or through the Service, how we use and disclose such information, and the steps we take to protect such information. By visiting the Site or using the Service, you accept the privacy practices described in the Policy. This Policy conforms to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – (EU) 2016/679) established by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on 14 April 2016 and implemented on 25 May 2018.

Definitions
“Client”: a company that has in the past worked, is presently working, or has expressed interest in future work with the Dewhurst Group. “Client Data”: personal data, reports, addresses, and other files, folders, or documents in electronic form that a User of the Service submits within the Service. “Personal Data”: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. “User”: an employee, agent, or representative of a Client.

The Information We Collect on the Service
The legal basis for the Dewhurst Group’s processing of Personal Data is primarily that the processing is necessary for providing the Service and is carried out in the User’s legitimate interests, which are further explained in the section “How We Use the Information We Collect” below. We only collect User-Provided Information, as we don’t use cookies or any other automated data collection tools.

User-Provided Information
When you use the Service, as a User, you may provide, and we may collect, Personal Data. Examples of Personal Data include a person’s name, email address, mailing address, and mobile phone number. Personal Data also include other information when any such information is linked to information that identifies a specific individual.

“Automatically Collected" Information
We may use technologies to collect information regarding User’s interaction with email messages, such as whether the User opens, clicks on, or forwards a message.

How We Use the Information
We Collect We only use the information that we collect for operating our facility:

Operations
We use the information to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all features of the Service: to provide the services and information that you request, to respond to comments and questions, and to provide support to Users of the Service.

To Whom We Disclose Information
Except as described in this Policy, we will not intentionally disclose the Personal Data or Client Data that we collect or store on the Service to third parties without the consent of the applicable User, or Client. We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to us doing so, as well as in the following circumstances.

Service Providers
We work with third-party service providers who provide website, application development, hosting, maintenance, and other services for us. These third parties may have access to or process Personal Data or Client Data as part of providing those services for us. We limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and our contracts with them require them to maintain the confidentiality of such information. The Dewhurst Group uses Constant Contact as a third-party content-management service. This service operates independently from us and have their own privacy policies, which we strongly suggest you review: Constant Contact Privacy Policy.

Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Compliance
We may disclose Personal Data or other information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with applicable laws; in response to a facially valid court order or judicial or other government subpoena or warrant; or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies. We also reserve the right to disclose Personal Data or other information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to: (1) take precautions against liability, (2) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (3) investigate and defend ourselves against any thirdparty claims or allegations, (4) protect the security or integrity of the Service and any facilities or equipment used to make the Service available, or (5) protect our property or other legal rights, enforce our contracts, or protect the rights, property, or safety of others.

Your Choices
Access, Correction, Deletion
We respect your privacy rights and provide you with reasonable access to the Personal Data that you may have provided through your use of the Services. If you wish to access or amend any other Personal Data we hold about you, or to request that we delete or transfer any information about you that we have obtained from an Integrated Service, you may contact us. At your request, we will have any reference to you deleted or blocked in our database. At any time, you may object to the processing of your Personal Data, on legitimate grounds, except if otherwise permitted by applicable law. If you believe your right to privacy granted by applicable dataprotection laws has been infringed upon, please contact info@dewhurstgroup.us. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with data-protection authorities.

Third-Party Services
The Service may contain features or links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any information you provide on third-party sites or services is provided directly to the operators of such services and is subject to those operators’ policies, if any, governing privacy and security, even if accessed through the Service. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of third-party sites or services to which links or access are provided through the Service. We encourage you to learn about third parties’ privacy and security policies before providing them with information.

Your Privacy Rights
We will not share any Personal Data with third-parties for their direct-marketing purposes. If our practices change, we will do so in accordance with applicable laws and will notify you in advance.

Cookies
Cookies That Are Used in the Site
We use no cookies on The Site.

Minors’ and Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Our Service is not directed to children under the age of eighteen, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under the age of eighteen without obtaining parental consent. If you are under eighteen years of age, then please do not use or access the Service at any time or in any manner. If we learn that Personal Data has been collected on the Service from persons under eighteen years of age and without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under eighteen years of age has obtained an Account on the Service, then you may alert us at info@dewhurstgroup.us and request that we delete that child’s Personal Data from our systems.

The Service is not intended to be used by minors. To the extent that a minor has posted content on the Service, the minor has the right to have this content deleted or removed using the deletion or removal options detailed in this Privacy Policy. If you have any question regarding this topic, please contact us as indicated in the “How to Contact Us” section below. Please be aware that, although we offer this deletion capability, the removal of content may not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that content or information.

Data Transfer
We may transfer, process, and store Personal Data we collect through the Services in centralized databases and with service providers located in the United States of America (US). The US may not have the same data-protection framework as the country from which you may be using the Service. When we transfer Personal Data to the US, we will protect it as described in this Privacy Policy as best we can.

Data Breach
In the event of a data breach, local authorities and all users will be immediately informed. Users will be regularly updated on the extent of the breach and the progress of its investigation.

Changes and Updates to this Policy
Please periodically revisit the Site and stay aware of any changes to this Policy, which we may update from time to time. If we modify the Policy, we will make it available through the Service, and indicate the date of the latest revision, and will comply with applicable law. Your continued use of the Service after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to the current version of the Policy.

How to Contact Us
Please contact us with any questions or comments about this Policy, your Personal Data, our use and disclosure practices, or your consent choices by email at info@dewhurstgroup.us.

If you have any concerns or complaints about this Policy or your Personal Data, you may contact info@dewhurstgroup.us.

DEWHURST GROUP LLC, 13617 Anndyke Pl. Germantown, MD 20874, USA