Dow Action Network Privacy Notice

Effective August 15, 2009

Privacy Notice Table of Contents:

  • Our Commitment to Privacy
  • The Information We Collect and How We Use the Information
  • DowPAC Website Disclaimer
  • Our Commitment to Data Security
  • Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
  • How to Access or Correct Your Information
  • Changes to Privacy Statement
  • How to Contact Us
  • Governing Law

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices that you can make about the way your information is collected and utilized. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally-identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect and How We Use the Information

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Dow Action Network websiteand the DowPAC website (The Dow Chemical Company Employees Political Action Committee), are hosted by DDC Advocacy, Inc.

When you visit the Dow Action Network website or the DowPAC website we collect specific, personal information to provide you with access to the websites and their features. Access to the Dow Action Network Website and DowPAC Website

The Dow Action Network is designed to help you communicate with your legislative representatives. Use of the website is limited to qualified Dow employees who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents and holders of green cards in accordance with applicable law. Access to the DowPAC website is further limited to selected employees and retirees as outlined in US Federal Election Commission regulations.

Your Dow e-mail address (for active employees) may be used to send you information about the Dow Action Network and DowPAC.

Services provided by the Dow Action Network and DowPAC websites

Within the websites, you can only join DowPAC if you are a qualified employee or retiree, you may track proposed legislation, issues and activities important to Dow’s advocacy and assist in Dow’s grassroots efforts by signing up for the grassroots program to join with other employees, retirees and suppliers/customers in contacting appropriate governmental entities.

We collect information on the grassroots action that you take to generate activity reports to measure the program’s effectiveness and to send you communications of interest. For the DowPAC website, the information is collected in accordance with Federal Election Campaign regulations. For both the DowPAC website and the Dow Action Network, information about your personal activity will not be shared internally with supervisors. However, Dow may generate reports about the aggregate number of people active in the Dow Action Network website and the DowPAC website, number active in a specific location/state, which government officials receive communications from Dow employees and retirees, and other information related to advocacy.

The Dow Action Network website and DowPAC website will use “cookies” to simplify your browsing experience. “Cookies” are information stored in a file on your computer that communicates to the webpage each time you access that page. Cookies allow sites to remember your user login, password, name or other personalized information. If you have disallowed cookies to be placed on your computer, you may be asked to verify information every time you visit the Dow Action Network or DowPAC websites.

On the DowPAC website, you may be able to join via payroll deduction, credit card or personal check. The enrollment pages take you directly to an on-line webform, hosted by DDC Advocacy, including individual user authentication, and is is VeriSign certified.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We take commercially reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of your personal information. We urge users to be careful with personal information while using the Internet. Despite our use of reasonable precautions, we cannot guarantee the safety and security of any information transmitted online and users should be careful to protect their passwords and personal information.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, only Dow employees have access the Dow Action Network website.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information

You can reasonably access or correct your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain by contacting the Dow Action Network or DowPAC Administrators at  Prior to granting access or making changes, we may ask questions to verify your identity.

Changes to Privacy Statement

By using this website, you agree that we have the right to modify this privacy statement and related business practices at any time by posting updated text on this site.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please Contact the Dow Action Network or DowPAC Administrators at  

Governing Law

You expressly agree that all issues arising out of or related to this or related websites will be governed by the law of the State of Michigan, without regard to its conflicts of law’s provisions.

Contact Dow

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our privacy practices, please write us at

If you have concerns that someone affiliated with Dow has used your information in a manner that is not consistent with this privacy notice; would like to seek guidance related to Dow's Code of Business Conduct;or report potential unethical business practices or other violations of our Code of Business Conduct, please contact the Dow EthicsLine. The Dow EthicsLine can be accessed using a toll-free help line, with multi-lingual capabilities, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, worldwide, or the Dow EthicsLine can be accessed using a web-based tool that provides the option of submitting a written report. In addition, you always have the option of contacting the Office of Ethics and Compliance at 989-636-2544 or via email.