We value the privacy of our Site’s visitors. Therefore, we will not sell your personal information without your consent.
Summary of our data collection and use practices.
This section gives a brief overview of our data collection and use policies. Please see below for a more detailed discussion of each topic.
We collect the following information through the Site from all users:
· Information that your browser routinely shares with websites.
We collect the following information only from our Registered Users:
· Personal information that Registered Users provide to set up an account to use the MFFA Website
We use and disclose the information we collect from our Registered Users for the following purposes:
· To provide and perform the services that our Registered Users request.
We use and disclose information that we collect from all users for the following purposes:
· To protect our business interests or the rights of others, when required by law, to cooperate with law enforcement.
Other details about our policies and practices:
· Although the Site may contain links to other websites, this policy only applies to this Site.
· We use your personal information only for the purposes for which it is collected and consistent with this policy, and we retain your information as permitted by applicable law.
· We may update this policy from time to time, but we will allow you to opt in to any material changes in how we use personal information we’ve previously collected.
Information we collect.
The public section of the Site is primarily an informational website that provides information about us and our services, and allows members of the public to access public records relating to state securities filings. You may access and browse the public section of our Site without providing any personal information.
Like many other web sites, and regardless of whether you are visiting the public section or Filing Section of the Site, we may record information that your browser routinely shares, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, software and hardware attributes, the URL you came from or go to (whether this URL is on our Site or not), mouse clicks, mouse movements, and the date and time of your visit (collectively “Aggregate Information”).
How we use the information we collect.
We will generally use the information that we collect to help us understand our users and their preferences. For information that we collect from Registered Users, we will generally use the information to operate the Site and to provide requested services. The following provides a more specific discussion of our uses and disclosures of the information that we collect.
Statistical Analyses of the information: We may use an analytics provider, such as Google Analytics, to help us gather statistical information about the visitors to our site and how they use the site on an anonymous, aggregate basis but will not associate this data with personally identifiable data unless required to do so to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request or to comply with law. We may use this information to gain a better understanding of the visitors to our site and to improve our website and service or product offerings. Depending on the type of browser and device that you use, you may have the ability to control the type of information that Google Analytics uses. To
understand how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.
Business operations, law enforcement and legal actions: We may release your information without prior notice when we believe it is appropriate to prevent fraud; to comply with law or to cooperate with law enforcement activity or other governmental request; to respond to subpoenas, court orders or administrative agency requests for information; to enforce our policies; to protect the rights, property and safety of our business and of others; or when required or otherwise permitted by law. For example, we may share information with law enforcement to reduce the risk of fraud or if someone uses or attempts to use our site for illegal reasons. If there is a sale or merger of the company, division or business unit that operates this site, we may also transfer the information we
have collected in connection with such sale or merger.
Our Security Practices.
We, or our contractors who host the Site on our behalf, use commercially reasonable means to protect the integrity of the Site and to limit access to the personal information of our Registered Users. We also use commercially reasonable means to protect the security of information during transmission on the Site by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or comparable software. However, we cannot provide absolute assurances against, and will not be liable for, any breaches of data security or confidentiality due to system failures or unauthorized access by third parties, or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
Changes to this policy.
Our business and the laws that regulate us change from time to time, and we therefore reserve the right to change this policy. But, if we do change this policy, we will post the revised version on the Site. And, if we propose to change this policy in a way that would permit us to make additional or different uses of personal information that we had previously collected about you, we will obtain your affirmative, express consent before using that previously collected personal information in a materially different way.
This Policy was last updated on February 18, 2015.