We understand that the privacy of members, subscribers, guests and/or visitors (collectively, “Members”, “you” or “your”) is very important. We developed this Policy to ensure that your privacy is protected while using the MP Website or services.
- How We Collect, Use and Disclose Information
What Information Do We Collect?
During the registration process for, or while using the MP Website, you may choose to provide us with certain “Personal Information” including:
- Your name and email address,
- Billing information,
- “Sensitive Personal Information”, which includes your racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs, or sexuality.
- When we refer to “Personal Information” in this Policy, unless we say otherwise, this includes “Sensitive Personal Information.”
We may also collect information about your activities or postings on MP Website when you choose to send us personal correspondence such as emails or letters or when other MP Website users or third parties send us correspondence, which may include their comments about you. All this information will be kept in a file that is accessed only by authorized MP personnel or representatives.
On the MP Website, you may choose to use our referral service to tell a friend or friends about us. In this case, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address and email your friend an invite to him or her to visit an MP Website.
Providing your Personal Information to us is voluntary. However, if you do not provide your Personal Information to us, you will not be able to access some or all of our services.
How Do We Use Your Information?
When you provide Personal Information to us, we will use it to contact you about our services, to process payment for our services, and to tailor our services to your meet your preferences.
We may also use your Personal Information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce any agreements, policies and rules governing the use of the MP Website, and observe the MP Website for quality control and customer service purposes.
If you use our referral services, we will use your friend’s name and email address only to send an invitation and to track the status of the referral. Your friend(s) may use the unsubscribe function in the email or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove their email address from our records.
When And To Whom Will We Disclose Your Information?
Due to the nature of many of the services provided by the MP Website, certain of your Personal Information will be disclosed to other Members. As an example, if you complete a profile and choose to disclose your religious affiliation or ethnic origin, this information will be available to other Members using the services on the applicable MP Website. By providing this type of profile information to us, you have consented to the use and disclosure of your Personal Information in this manner.
We also disclose Personal Information to our service providers (for example, credit card processing companies, billing services) as reasonably necessary or appropriate to provide services on the MP Website. Our service providers are legally required by us to protect your Personal Information.
We may be required to disclose your Personal Information in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant, or a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. In addition, we expressly reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, to enforce our agreements, policies, and rules governing your use of the MP Website, and/or to report information concerning a threat of serious injury or death.
We DO NOT sell or rent any of your Personal Information to third parties.
When you provide your Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information to us, you consent to our use and disclosure of that information as described in this Policy. If you do not want us to use or disclose your Personal Information as described in this Policy, do not provide it to us. We note that this may result in you being unable to access some or all of our services.
MP Website uses “cookies” to store and sometimes track information to make your online experience easier and more personalized.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s storage drive. Cookies may record information that is accessed by a user on a webpage in order to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user. Cookies make it easier for a user to move from webpage to webpage and to complete transactions over the Internet.
Most major web browsers are set up so that they will initially accept cookies, but you may modify your computer’s preferences to issue you an alert when a cookie is downloaded, or to disable the ability of third parties to download a cookie to you. If you choose to reject all cookies, there are areas of the MP Website that may not function properly. You may obtain further information about cookies and how they function at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.
- Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information by Third Parties
This Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of Personal Information that we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your Personal Information to others while using the MP Website or other websites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to its use, maintenance, or disclosure. MP does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies or practices of those third parties.
- Your Use of MP Website Members’ Information
You may not use another MP Website’ Member’s information, whether private or not, for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. We reserve the right to terminate those who misuse other Members’ information or who otherwise violate any user agreements, policies, or rules governing the use of any MP Website.
- A Special Note About Children.
Children under eighteen years of age are prohibited from using the MP Website or services. We ask that children not submit information to us.
- Do Not Disclose Your Personal Information or Password.
Please DO NOT post, share or disclose in public forums (e.g., chat rooms, blogs) any Personal Information that you do not wish other Members to know. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your Personal Information to others. Similarly, you should never disclose or share your password with anyone else. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your Personal Information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password and/or contact us at: email@example.com
- How We Protect Your Information
MP Website use reasonable security measures to help protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We use industry standard efforts, such as firewalls, to safeguard your Personal Information. While “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, or elsewhere, our technical staff works hard to help ensure your secure use of our services.
- Where we are Located
MP is located in the United States. If you are visiting the MP Website from outside the United States, you must be aware that your Personal Information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or other countries in which MP or its service providers are located. The data protection and other laws of the United States and these other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, and your Personal Information may be accessible to law enforcement authorities in the United States or of other countries.
When you use the MP Website, you consent to us transferring your Personal Information (which includes, for the avoidance of doubt, your Sensitive Personal Information) from your country to the United States or countries in which the MP or its service providers are located for the purposes described in this Policy.
- Reviewing, Updating, Accessing or Removing Your Personal Information and Registering Privacy-Related Complaints
Once you register, you will be able to review and change much of your Personal Information including:
- Your email address
- Your city, state, ZIP or other postal code, country
- Your password
- Your profile
Please promptly update your information by logging in to your account and following the screen prompts. We strongly urge you to change your password periodically to help reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your account information.
You will be able to update, modify and delete some of your Personal Information by logging in with your password and modifying or deleting your profile. For all other requests to access, update, modify or delete your Personal Information, please:
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or