Print ISSN: 1937-5247 Online ISSN: 1937-5255

Frequency: Bi-annually (April/May & Nov/Dec) and continuously as preprint online

Print ISSN: 1937-5247 Online ISSN: 1937-5255

DOI: 10.37308

Frequency: Bi-annually (April/May & Nov/Dec) and continuously as preprint online

DFI Journal - The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute

Privacy Policy

Policy & Procedure: #A15 Subject: PRIVACY POLICY

09/21/2005 Revised: 02/12/10


A Privacy Statement for The Deep Foundations Institute shall be as follows:

Privacy Statement for The Deep Foundations Institute

The Deep Foundations Institute (hereafter referred to as DFI) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. DFI respects the privacy of all individuals who visit our Web site. The following policy is intended to explain how DFI uses personal and other information obtained by or provided to DFI from Web site users and visitors. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, name, street, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, billing information, click-through activity, and any other personal information provided. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site:

DFI Website Informational Request Forms / E-Commerce

Our site’s registration forms require users to give us contact information (like name and email address), method of payment, and demographic information. We use customer contact information from the registration forms to send the user information about our association. The customer’s contact information is also used by DFI for contact with the visitor when necessary for DFI-related business. Information regarding method of payment is collected for member enrollment, registration and to process orders for products and services.

DFI does maintain co-operative relationships with several industry associations and organizations. DFI will make collected contact information available to such organizations if it is determined that the use of said information by said organizations may be of interest to the contact list as a whole.

DFI does not partner with or have special relationships with ad server companies.
DFI will not sell information gathered from our website.
DFI will not otherwise use or disclose personal information without the visitor’s consent except (i) as described in this privacy policy, or (ii) as required by law, court order, or (iii) as requested by other government or law enforcement authority.

External Links

DFI.ORG contains links to other external web sites that do not fall under the DFI.ORG domain. DFI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such external web sites.

Use of Cookies and IP addresses

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. Our site may use temporary cookies to keep track of your session information.

  • “Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you exit your web browser and are not permanently stored. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. However, doing so will prevent you from being able to use the e-Commerce features of our web site.
  • A unique number called an IP address identifies every computer on the Internet. Each time you connect to the Internet your machine is assigned an IP address. An IP address is a number that identifies each sender or receiver of information that is sent in packets across the Internet.

hange in Terms of Privacy Policy

DFI reserves the right to alter its privacy policies at any time without prior notice to the User. Any changes made to this policy will be posted on this page of DFI’s Web site. Please refer to the Web site periodically to familiarize yourself with any policy changes.


Upon written request, DFI will provide site visitors with a copy of all information DFI has collected specific to the requesting party. DFI uses industry-standard encryption technologies to transfer and receive certain data from the DFI Web site ( When DFI transfers and receives certain personalized information, DFI redirects visitors to a secure server connection beforehand, and notifies the user of this repositioning through data displayed on the web pages(s) in question. The actual determination of which information is deemed personalized rests with DFI. Please note that no security system is 100% secure.


Any dispute or claim arising out of the use of the Web site shall be resolved according to the laws of New Jersey without reference to conflict of law principles. By agreeing to these terms and conditions and using DFI Web site, the user consents to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over user by the courts of New Jersey. Any legal action in connection with this agreement shall be brought or maintained only in the courts of the New Jersey.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact Theresa Engler, DFI Executive Director, (973) 423-4030.

Tracy Brettmann, President

Rudy Frizzi, Secretary