Effective August 31, 2015

This document is Dragonfly NWI’s Privacy Policy, which describes what information we collect and what it's used for. It applies to all interactions with DragonflyNWI.com, including interactions with our site through buttons, widgets, and apps. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Your use of and/or registration with Dragonfly NWI will constitute your agreement to our policy. If you cannot agree to the terms and conditions set forth below, please do not use our services. Additionally, this Privacy Policy is part of our User Agreement (found at dragonflynwi.com/user-agreement), and by using Dragonfly NWI you agree to both.

About the Privacy Policy

Dragonfly NWI is a community platform that allows you to communicate about a wide variety of topics.  We collect some information in order for you to participate on the site, and other information that is necessary to make the service work. We don’t sell or profit from the information you share with us. We use your information, where necessary, to stop spam and gaming and other activities that violate the user agreement. We also share your information when we are legally required to do so.

United States Law

Dragonfly NWI is run by Openhill, a Porter County-based company whose servers are housed in the United States. All personal information we collect from our international users is transferred to the United States and processed according to United States law.

Registration information

When you create an account, you are required to provide an email address, a Google account, or a Facebook account. We also log, and retain indefinitely, the IP address from which the account is initially created.

Post, Comment and Messaging Data

The posts and comments you make on Dragonfly NWI are not private. They are never deleted from our servers and will still be accessible after your account is deleted. We keep a complete log of all messages sent on our service, even when both parties later delete their accounts. Dragonfly NWI stores the IP addresses associated with specific posts, comments, and private messages.

Log Data

Log data is certain information that is automatically collected by our systems when you visit Dragonfly NWI, including the type of software used to access the site (browser, operating system), the type of device you are using, the address of the external or internal page that referred you, and your IP address. This information is recorded for all visitors and is only linked to your account if you are signed in.

Activity Information

We collect information about how all visitors browse the site to make Dragonfly NWI better.

When you are logged into your Dragonfly NWI account, we save your preferences and your interactions with the site to allow you to customize your experience.

When We Share Your Data

Your Private information is never sold.  This means that we will only share your personal data with your consent, and after letting you know what information will be shared and with whom, unless it is otherwise permitted in this policy. While advertisers may target their ads based on the topics covered on a particular Dragonfly NWI page, we do not sell or otherwise give access to any information collected about our users to any third party.

Anonymous, aggregated information that cannot be linked back to an individual user may be made available to third parties.

Dragonfly NWI will not disclose your information unless required by law.  We may disclose – or preserve for future disclosure – your information if we believe, after due consideration, that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or valid legal process. If we are going to release your information, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance via Dragonfly NWI's private messaging system unless we are prohibited by court order from doing so (e.g., an order under 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b)). We reserve the right to delay notice to users in cases involving the exploitation of minors and when we believe a delay is necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person.

Your information may be disclosed by us in an emergency or to keep our services running.

We may disclose your information in certain emergency circumstances: we may also disclose your information when we believe it's necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person; to address fraud, security, or spam; or to protect our rights or property.


Cookies are small data files placed on your computer by websites you visit in order to help them remember certain information about you. At Dragonfly NWI, we set only a few cookies for tracking user preferences, authentication, and collecting anonymous analytics data. Additionally, our advertising partners set cookies. We also use pixel trackers, which are images embedded in a webpage, for the purpose of measuring and analyzing usage and activity.

When you log into your account, Dragonfly NWI will place a cookie for the sole purpose of creating this session. It contains your user ID and hashed authentication information.

We use a tool called Google Analytics to help us understand how users interact with our website. It tells us aggregate usage and traffic information, such as how the site was accessed, how long visitors stayed, and the number of first-time visitors to the site. To learn more about Google Analytics and how it uses your data, visit: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Disabling Cookies

Most browsers include an option to clear existing cookies or reject new ones. However, if you do this, portions of the Dragonfly NWI website may not function as intended.

California's Do Not Track Law

Dragonfly NWI's website does not currently respond to a Do Not Track ("DNT") or similar signal as it awaits the results of efforts by the policy and legal community to determine the meaning of DNT and the proper way to respond. Dragonfly NWI does not allow other parties to collect personally identifiable information from users on Dragonfly NWI.

Account Deletion

You may choose to delete your Dragonfly NWI account at any time. The usernames associated with deleted accounts remain unavailable for others to use, and your public profile is no longer visible to Dragonfly NWI users. However, the posts and content you made during your time as a Dragonfly NWI user will not be automatically deleted as part of the account removal process, though your username will be publicly disassociated with all posts.

Email Communications

When you contact Dragonfly NWI support or subscribe to one of our email newsletters, Dragonfly NWI may use a third party service to send you email messages. All of our email communications are opt-in only. If you do opt into one of our subscription emails, only your email address will be stored with the third party service. You can easily opt out of our subscription emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link.

Data Security

Dragonfly NWI will make every effort to secure any private information submitted to us by our users. We also maintain internal security practices designed to keep your data secure and private. As part of this, we limit employee access to user data. However, no data transmission over the internet is completely secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of this data. You use the service at your own risk, and are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account (such as carefully maintaining the secrecy of your password).

Children Under 13

Dragonfly NWI is not intended for children, and the United States government has put limits on our ability to accept users under a certain age through the

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998

Individuals under the age of 13 may not create an account with us. If you believe someone 12 or younger is using our site without parental consent, please contact us at [email protected]

Involuntary Pornography

Dragonfly NWI is committed to your privacy. If you believe that someone has submitted, without your permission, to Dragonfly NWI a link to a photograph, video, or digital image of you in a state of nudity or engaged in any act of sexual conduct, please contact us ([email protected]), and we will expedite its removal as quickly as possible. Dragonfly NWI prohibits the posting of such content without consent.

Social Media

Dragonfly NWI may also allow you to post to social media, including Facebook or Twitter, but Dragonfly NWI will not connect to the servers of those services, share information with those services, or post on your behalf. We want to make it easier for you to share your favorite Dragonfly NWI content elsewhere, but we want you to control when and how that occurs.

Changes To This Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy to meet the changing needs of Dragonfly NWI, or for any other reason. If we make changes, we will notify our users. Where the changes substantially alter your rights, notice will appear prominently on your front page. More minor changes may only be highlighted by the privacy policy link in the footer of our website.

Dragonfly NWI welcomes questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]