Security and Privacy Policies

Who we are

Dots and Bridges creates opportunities that support relationship building with public, private and academic domains that support the Nation’s 16 critical infrastructures. For further information please visit

Security Policy

Dots & Bridges monitors this website for security purposes to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this website, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities.

Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise interfere with the system or its operation are prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (Pub. L. 990474) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.

Privacy Policy

We collect and store certain summary statistics about how you and other users use our site automatically. We use the Google Marketing Platform and Google Analytics to collect and store summary statistics about your visit to our site. The summary statistics collected include:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the domain from which you access the internet (i.e. 123.456.789.012) whether yours individually or provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you peruse (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page)
  • The internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site
  • The browser name and version you are using.

We use these summary statistics to help us make our site more useful to visitors, such as assessing what content is of most and least interest to visitors, determining the site’s technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.

These summary statistics are NOT shared with anyone beyond the support staff to this website, except when required by law enforcement investigation, and are used only as a source of anonymous statistical information. We collect no personal information about you when you visit the Dots & Bridges website, unless otherwise stated.

Google Analytics uses a persistent cookie to track your usage of our site. For more information about Google Analytics, including how to opt out of Google Analytics tracking, please see its website and privacy policy.

At this time, we do not respond to Web browser “do not track” signals.

Mailchimp Member Distribution Lists

In order to notify you of an event or sponsorship opportunity, we send an email campaign to a Distribution List using Mailchimp. We only use information that you provide in our Contact form. We use and process this information to provide the event or sponsorship opportunity in accordance with this privacy policy. You can read more about Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy at it’s website.

We do not, under any circumstances, sell our Distribution Lists. You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our welcome email message.

How do we use your personal information?

We will use your personal information to

  • Assess and provide the products or services that you have requested
  • Communicate with you
  • Develop new products and services
  • Undertake statistical analysis

We may also take the opportunity to

  • Contact you about products that are closely related to those you already requested
  • Provide additional assistance or tips about these services
  • Notify you of important functionality changes to our website

How long we retain your data

If you fill out our Contact form the data is retained indefinitely. This is so we can provide the content and services you are interested in.

All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Securing your personal information

We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your personal information in line with industry practices, including storage in electronic and paper formats.

We store all the information that you provide to us, including information provided via forms you may complete on our website, and information which we may collect from your browsing (such as clicks and page views on our websites).

Any new information you provide us may be used to update an existing record we hold for you.

What rights you have over your data

If you registered using our contact form on this site, or have emailed comments, you can request to receive a file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. If you wish to inform us of changes in consent for event and sponsorship information, please contact us at the email address or telephone number listed at the bottom of this page.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, forms, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Information from Children

Dots and Bridges is not designed with the intent to attract the collection of information from individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect information from these individuals, and we ask that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to us while viewing our websites. Any information collected may be used, at our option, in conjunction with reply communications. Otherwise, such information will not be retained for any business purpose. If you are a parent or legal guardian and believe we may have inadvertently collected information from your child, please contact us as described in the “Contact Information” section below.

Comments Sent by Email

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in an email message containing your comments or questions. We use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There are times when your message is forwarded, as email, to other Dots & Bridges employees who may be better able to help you. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our email with any other outside organizations.

Contact Information

You can contact us for general data protection queries by email to or by phone at 1-833-6BRIDGE (627-4343).

Information for California Residents