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Privacy Policy

Collection of Information by MBCEA  By using the Site, MBCEA may request that a User provide personal information, including your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, or other data and information that would personally identify the User.  This includes generalized background information to differentiate between User’s and track activity on the Site.  User’s should understand that there is information about User’s computer hardware and software that is or may be collected by MBCEA when User enters or uses the Site for any purpose.  This information includes, without limitation, User’s IP address, current location, browser type, domain names, access times, browsing history, device type, and referring website addresses; but this additional data is not linked to a User’s personal information.  MBCEA also gets and collects information from User’s use of our services, including how User utilizes them.  Specifically, our server automatically collects data about the server for User’s Internet address, including IP Address and Clickstream Data, when User enters or uses the Site for any purpose.  When User requests pages from our web site, our servers may log User’s IP Address and your domain name. User’s IP Address is used to help identify User and gather demographic information about MBCEA’s customers and members as a whole; but this data does not include and is not linked to personally identifiable information.  MBCEA’s server may also keep a running record of the referring page that linked User to the Site (e.g., another web site or a search engine), the portions of Site User visited and/or the Site Content viewed or downloaded, any search terms User entered on the Site or referral site, and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers.  If you do not wish for any part of the data outlined in this section to be collected, refrain from using the Site.

MBCEA’s Use of User’s Information  MBCEA uses the information gathered on the Site – whether personal, demographic, technical, or otherwise – for the purpose of operating and improving the Site, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that MBCEA offers. MBCEA may use your contact information in order to send you email or other communications regarding updates on the Site. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about a User. MBCEA additionally may employ internet tracking and analytic tools such as Google Analytics to better understand and deliver a positive user experience. MBCEA may also use the information that gathered for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with its server, and to administer the Site.  Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider.  MBCEA may link this information with personal information collected about you.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Others  MBCEA does not disclose the personal information of users to third parties.  This includes User’s combined personal and demographic information or information about User’s activity on the Site.  There are, however, exceptions to this general rule:  (1)  MBCEA discloses information to companies and individuals it employs to perform functions on its behalf, including hosting web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, and/or for purposes of obtaining professional services; (2) if MBCEA has a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information in its possession is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, including via subpoenas; (3) to enforce applicable Terms, including investigation of potential violations; (4) to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues in relation to the Site or MBCEA; and  (5) to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the general public as permitted by law.  In the event any of these exceptions applies, the parties to whom the information is disclosed may have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions.  MBCEA will take reasonable steps to ensure those third parties do not share User’s information with any other third party. 

Use of Cookies and Local Storage  The Site may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) that allow MBCEA to count users who have visited those pages.  Web beacons are not used to access a User’s personally identifiable information; instead, they are a technique MBCEA uses to compile aggregated statistics about usage of the Site.  Web beacons collect only a limited amount of information, including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.  You may not decline web beacons.  They can, however, be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you to permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis each time a cookie is tendered.

Access to, Opt-Out, and/or Modification of Your Information  MBCEA may provide Users, and in particular members of MBCEA, limited access to or the ability to modify their personal information. Whenever User utilizes MBCEA’s services, MBCEA aims to provide Users with access to their personal information.  If that information is wrong, MBCEA strives to give the User ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless MBCEA is required to keep the information for legitimate business or legal purposes.  When User’s update their personal information, MBCEA may ask the User to verify his or her identity before we can act on the request.

User’s receiving newsletters, commercial emails, or other communications from MBCEA through the Site may opt-out by (1) selecting an appropriate link in those email communications to opt out or (2) by sending an email to sdemyan@mbcea.org.  MBCEA retains all the information we gather about Users indefinitely in an effort to make repeat uses of the Site more efficient, practical, and relevant.  To the extent that MBCEA utilizes the Google Analytics tools available to it, User has options with respect to some of those tracking tools or features available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

Security of the Personal Information  MBCEA has implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures to secure users personal information from accidental loss and/or unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure.  Cyber threats change rapidly, however, and MBCEA cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.  MBCEA makes no representations or warranties that the system it has in place to protect personal information guarantees no breach will occur.  MBCEA restricts access to personal information to Site employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for MBCEA.  Those personnel are subject to confidentiality guidelines and related contractual obligations; and breaches of these guidelines are subject to discipline or termination upon failure to meet these obligations.

Changes to Privacy Statement  If MBCEA decides or is mandated to materially change its Privacy Policy for the Site, MBCEA will post notice of those changes in a prominent location on the Site so that users will know what information MBCEA gathers, how that information might be used, and to whom MBCEA will disclose it.  If at any time, a User has questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or believes that MBCEA has not adhered to its Privacy Policy, please notify the organization’s Executive Directors at sdemyan@mbcea.org.

Contact Information  The Site operates under the control of the MBCEA, a Texas Company, with its principal place of business at 3005 Brodhead Road, Suite 287, Bethlehem PA 18020.