Privacy Policy

Who we are

DIGS, (Developing, Independence, Growth & Security) Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for adults with developmental challenges ages 18 and up. Our website address is Our business hours are Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM EST  You may contact us by mail here

DIGS, Inc., P.O. Box 1053
Rome, Georgia 30162-10553

by Phone:  706.266.2384 (EST)

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

When you use our contact form, we collect your name and email address. Information is kept in our database for one year and only used to reply back to you. We do not use your information for marketing purposes and we do not sell your information to others.

Mailing Lists

We have your name and email address when you subscribe to receive our monthly calendar, newsletter, updates, fundraising, and special event invitations.

What do we do with your data? When you subscribe to our mail list, we use your name and email address to send you our monthly newsletter, events, and announcements to keep you updated with what we are doping at DIGS, Inc.  You are able to opt-out at any time just contact us and your information is deleted immediately after opting out.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the service or a third­ party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the service more useful to you. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to track our users’ experiences on our website so that we may better serve them. You can find out more about Google’s Privacy Policy here.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your name or email address or any other personal data we may collect with anyone. Also by default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Additional information

How we protect your data

We have encryption software on the website to protect data about our members and visitors and we do not share, sell or give away contact information about our visitors.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have internal reporting systems set up to protect visitors and members data.

For any questions regarding our privacy policy, contact us by email at digsrome[at]gmail [dot]com or by mail at DIGS, Inc., P.O. Box 1053, Rome, Georgia 30162-10553