Personally-identifiable information collection
MPI collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register, request publications or other information, sign up for conferences and events, and participate in user posting areas, such as bulletin boards, discussion forums, and surveys. The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers. In addition, MPI collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by MPI, as described below.
Use of personally-identifiable information
MPI uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, to process your requests to participate in conferences and events, or for such other business purposes as you may initiate or request. MPI also uses personally-identifiable information to perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in specific areas and information posted on our Site. MPI uses personally-identifiable information collected from cookies and IP addresses as described below. MPI does not provide your personally-identifiable information to any of its partners.
Cookies and IP addresses
Personally-identifiable information disclosure to third parties
MPI will not intentionally disclose or transfer (and will take reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality and security, and to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of MPI), whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, subject only to the following exceptions: MPI may disclose your personally-identifiable information to third parties in the event that such disclosure is required by the laws, rules, or regulations of any nation, state, or other applicable jurisdiction; and MPI may disclose your personally-identifiable information if, in connection with submitting the information, you consent to such disclosure.
Links to third-party sites
MPI may provide links to third-party Web sites as a service to our users. In addition, some of the content appearing to be on this Site may be supplied by third parties, for example, in instances of framing of third- party Web sites or incorporation through framesets of content supplied by third-party servers. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of such third-party Web sites, which may differ from those of this Site. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies on these Web sites before providing any information to them.
MPI has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized MPI personnel are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, MPI cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.
Children’s on-line privacy protection
MPI understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The Site is not intentionally designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and MPI will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13.