Privacy Statement

DTE Online Application is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the DTE Online Application Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the DTE Online Application website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

DTE Online Application collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. DTE Online Application also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by DTE Online Application. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by DTE Online Application for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the DTE Online Application Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through DTE Online Application public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: DTE Online Application does not read any of your private online communications.

DTE Online Application encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from DTE Online Application so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. DTE Online Application is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the DTE Online Application and DTE Online Application family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

DTE Online Application collects and uses your personal information to operate the DTE Online Application Web site and deliver the services you have requested. DTE Online Application also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from DTE Online Application and its affiliates. DTE Online Application may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

DTE Online Application does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. DTE Online Application may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. DTE Online Application keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within DTE Online Application, in order to determine what DTE Online Application services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within DTE Online Application to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

DTE Online Application Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on DTE Online Application or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of DTE Online Application; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of DTE Online Application, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The DTE Online Application Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize DTE Online Application pages, or register with DTE Online Application site or services, a cookie helps DTE Online Application to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same DTE Online Application Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the DTE Online Application features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the DTE Online Application services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

DTE Online Application secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. DTE Online Application secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

DTE Online Application will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. DTE Online Application encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how DTE Online Application is protecting your information.

Contact Information

DTE Online Application welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that DTE Online Application has not adhered to this Statement, please contact DTE Online Application at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.