PRIVACY POLICY

MMCA™ Privacy Notice

MMCA™ is committed to protecting your privacy online and providing full disclosure of how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website. The information we learn from users of our website helps us personalize and continually improve your experience and the value you receive from engaging with us. MMCA™ knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This privacy notice was created to explain our policy on how we use your information and the safeguards we employ.  By visiting the MMCA™ website or related online properties (whether such use is intended or not), you are accepting the terms and conditions of this Privacy notice and MMCA™ will have the right to use your personal and other information as described in this Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Notice, you must immediately discontinue your access to and use of the website.MMCA™ may modify this Privacy Notice from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.

Information we collect

  • Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on the MMCA™ website or give us in any other way. You provide most such information when you register, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with us. For example, you provide information when you join our directory; provide information in our registration form; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; vote in a poll; provide opinions, reviews or other information related to the media and telecom industries; participate in a discussion board; and employ our notification services. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, e-mail address, physical address, zip code, and phone number; your age, race and gender, and policy and entertainment preferences. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of our features.

 

  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history; the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through, and from our website, including date and time; cookie number; and pages you viewed or searched for. We may also use browser data for fraud prevention and other purposes. During some visits, we may use software tools such as JavaScript to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

 

  • E-mail Communications: To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from MMCATM if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our user list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our users. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please use our administration pages to adjust your preferences. {Confirm this capability)

 

  • Information from Other Sources: We might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery and address information so that we can correct our records and deliver your next communication more easily.

 

  • NO INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE. TheMMCA™ website and services provided, are not directed to individuals under 13 years of age andMMCA™ does not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not attempt to register or provide any personal information about yourself. IfMMCA™ learns or believes that it has collected personal information from a child under 13 years of age, MMCA™ will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or guardian of an individual under 13 years of age and you become aware that your child or ward has provided MMCATM with personal information without your consent or you believe that MMCA™ might have any personal information from an individual under 13 years of age, please contact MMCA™ at info@mmcadc.org. (include this functionality on the website under contact us.)

 

How we use the information we collect

  • We use the information we collect to operate this site and populate our directory, send news and information to you about MMCATM, to solicit your participation in MMCA™ programs, events and activities, and to obtain and confirm RSVP’s to events and programs. We use your e-mail address to send such information by e-mail and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing future browsing for you, improving our site, and communicating with you.

 

  • The MMCA™ website uses a cookie for measuring aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular webpages and other information. MMCA™ will also use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining data that you provide for online activism activities so that you will not need to resubmit certain information. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to our supporters.

 

  • We log standard technical information, such as your IP address and the kind of browser you use. We log this information for troubleshooting purposes and to track which pages people visit in order to improve the site. We do not use log files to track a particular individual’s use of the website.

 

Use of ‘Cookies’

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features.

 

  • The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of MMCDTM’s essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

 

  • We use web beacons (also known as “action tags” or “single-pixel gifs”) and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of certain site features and to conduct research and analysis. We also allow third parties to place web beacons and other technologies on our site to conduct research and analysis, but we do not provide personal information to such third parties.

 

How We Protect Information You Provide

  • MMCA™ uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. Permission to access your information is granted only to you and MMCA™ employees or contractors who need to know that information to provide services to you. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this website in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

 

  • MMCA™ will never provide your e-mail address or any of your personal information to any other person or organization, for any purpose. If you decide to purchase tickets to an event or to make a contribution online, we may also ask for your credit card number and its expiration date. That information is used solely for processing your contribution; is not maintained by our organization; and is never disclosed to anyone, for any other purpose other than for processing your contribution, under any circumstances.

 

Information sharing policy

MMCA™  is not in the business of selling information about our users. MMCA does, however, share user information in limited circumstances as described below.

  • Strategic Partners: MMCA work closely with our Strategic Partners. In some cases, we will include offerings from these partners on the MMCA In other cases, we may include joint offerings from MMCATM and these Strategic Partners on the MMCA website. You can tell when a Strategic Partner is involved in the offering, and we share user information related to those offerings with that Strategic Partner.

 

  • Agents: We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending e-mail, removing repetitive information from user lists, analyzing data, and providing marketing assistance. These agents have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

 

  • Promotional Offers: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of MMCAusers on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give that business your name and e-mail address. If you do not want to receive such offers, please use our User Administration pages to adjust your preferences.

 

  • Protection of MMCATM and Others: Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our donors, strategic partners, members and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.

 

  • With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will always receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

 

Links to Other Websites

  • This privacy policy covers this website and its subdomains. These sites may link to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these third-party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and review the practices of all websites you visit.

 

Third Party Advertisers

  • Our site includes third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.These third-party websites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or “serve”) the advertisements that appear on our website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this Privacy Notice. Please contact them directly for more information about their privacy practices. Although MMCA does not provide any personal information to advertisers, advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized advertisement meet their criteria to personalize the ad.

 

How to Unsubscribe or Opt Out

  • People who subscribe to e-mail lists via this website will receive periodic updates from MMCA by regular mail, fax and/or e-mail. You may opt-out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the e-mail message.

 

  • As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information. You can add or update certain information, such as your e-mail address, by using our User Administration  When you update information, we usually keep a copy of the prior version for our records.

 

  • The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the Web site of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of IMDb’s essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

 

Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions

  • If you choose to visit the MMCA website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Terms and Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the law of the District of Columbia.  If you have any concern about privacy at MMCA, please contact us at info@mmcadc.org, and we will try to resolve it.
  • Our business changes constantly. This Privacy Notice and the Terms and Conditions of Use will change also, and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Notice in effect at the time of use. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account.  We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.

 

How to Contact Us

  • Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be emailed to info@mmcadc.org
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