Collection of Personal Information
We will not collect any Personal Information about you or your company unless you provide it voluntarily. If you do not want this information to be collected, please do not submit it.
Use of Personal Information
We will only use your Personal Information to:
- provide you with the services, products or information which you have requested;
- correspond with you about your request or submission;
inform you about other MPS services that may be of interest to you and your business; and
- provide your institution’s name to the vendor whose code you indicated in your purchase of MPS subscription services.
We do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise distribute your Personal Information to third parties, unless we are legally required to do so. We will keep your Personal Information only for so long as we need to do so.
By checking the "No Contact" box when you become a Member or Subscriber, you inform us that you do not want additional information from us about other MPS services. We will honor this request.
Collection of Passive Information
We use "cookies" to track your visits to our web site. Cookies are small amounts of data that we send to your computer through your web browser. Cookies allow us to recognize you upon your return to our web site; track where you go on our web site; and make it easier for you to return to our web site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits; however, removing cookies may reduce the speed at which you move through our web site and cookies must be accepted if you choose to become a Subscriber.
Use of Passive Information
We use passive information to:
- improve the usefulness of the web site;
- help us improve our services to you and your business; and
- assist with our marketing programs and other internal purposes.
We have implemented a number of security features to prevent the unauthorized release of, or access to, your Personal Information. Financial data such as credit card numbers are not stored on the web site and all Personal Information and financial data is encrypted when submitted to the web site by you.
Please be advised, however, that although we have endeavored to create a secure and reliable web site for you, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from MPS via the MPS web site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. When disclosing any Personal Information, you should remain mindful of the fact that it is potentially accessible by unauthorized persons and, consequently, may be collected by unauthorized persons and used without your consent. MPS disclaims all liability for the security of information transmitted through the Internet.
Access to and Storage of Your Personal Information
If you would like to correct or change your Personal Information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you decide to terminate your subscription, your Personal Information will be removed from the web server, although we will maintain it in our files.
How to Contact Us
This policy is effective October 14, 2001.