Protecting your privacy is important to us. This statement describes the information practices for the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) Website, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared. By visiting this Web site you accept the practices described in this Policy, as modified from time to time by us.
We will take commercially reasonable precautions to protect our user's information both online and offline. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
For registrants, we request information that includes; the registrant's name, company name, address, phone number, email address, and other pertinent information. This type of information is considered "identifying information." If you chose to provide identifying information to us, we will use and disclose it as described in this Policy. Otherwise we do not collect identifying information from visitors to the Maine MEP Website, unless they voluntarily use our site to send us an e-mail message, participate in a survey, or fill out and send an on-line form.
We use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movements on our Web site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. These log files contain statistical data used to analyze traffic patters, specifically the user's IP address, the date and time of the visit, the file requested by the user, the size of the file requested by the user, the status of the request (e.g. whether the request was successfully served by our web server software), and the referring URL which generated the request.
Use of Data
Identifying information will be used for the stated purpose of its submission. We may also use identifying information for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users’ behavior, for product development, for content improvement, and/or to inform advertisers as to how many visitors have seen or clicked on their advertisements, and to customize content and layout of the Maine MEP Website. Data on visitors’ home servers is aggregated for internal review and then discarded. Names, postal and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers collected may be added to our databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, and status of orders placed online.
Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
We may, at our option, share or otherwise disclose identifying information collected as described above with other individuals and organizations who may need to have access to such information in connection with our provision of services to you and who have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We may also, at our option, share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose identifying information to third parties that market products and/or services that we determine might be of interest to visitors to the Maine MEP Website. We also reserve the right to release information as required by any governmental or law enforcement agency or under a court order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Visitors may opt out of having their identifying information disclosed to third parties, or used by us or by third parties to send promotional correspondence. To opt out, visitors must contact us via postal mail or e-mail.
Collection of Identifying Information from Children
We do not attempt to collect identifying information from children. Identifying information sent to us, such as a registration or e-mail, which appears to be from a child, is deleted. We cannot always determine if the sender is a child.
Collection of Identifying Information from Children
This Website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Maine MEP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by mainemep.org.
A cookie is a small amount of data that often includes an anonymous unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a Web site's computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser, if your browser's preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy, your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies stored on your computer by other sites. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the Help menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) You may reject all cookies sent to you without experiencing any loss of functionality on this Web site
Notification of Changes
If we decide to modify the practices described herein, we will post notice of the modifications on our Web site home page for 14 days starting 14 days before the modifications go into effect. If you feel that this Web site is not abiding by this Privacy Statement, you should contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.