What Types of Personal Information Does MSA Gather?
All information that you input when accessing and/or using the Site is subject to collection and storage by MSATP. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your name, company name, your job title, information regarding your current professional certifications, email and physical address, and telephone number.
We collect information from you when you use the Site, when you subscribe to any of our newsletters or email alerts, sign up for one of our courses or programs, purchase our products and services, or fill out a form.
We may also automatically collect information regarding your interaction with, and use of, the Site. We may use a variety of methods to collect this information, including, but not limited to, cookies, pixel tags, Web beacons, embedded Web links and other commonly used information gathering tools (“Automatic Data Collection Tools”). These Automatic Data Collection Tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to us such as your browser type and language, access times, IP address, user-agent string and click stream behavior. We may also use Google Analytics or similar programs for internal tracking purposes.
Information may be collected by us or by our vendors who provide internet hosting for the Site. We may combine information you give us with other information from MSATP sources, transactions and communications. We may also combine that information with data that is publicly available and data from third parties.
When and as applicable, you will be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account and password and for all activities that occur on or through your account, and you agree to immediately notify MSATP of any security breach of your account.
How Does MSATP Use Personal Information It Receives From Me?
MSATP may collect and use the information about you and your company and company’s operations collected through the Site, as well as other information obtained from our website to do the following either directly or from or through our parent company or any affiliated company:
Enable Your Use of the Site, Provide You with Services, and Provide Assistance. We may use your information to communicate with you regarding our products and services, if applicable, your account information or other customer service matters; to fulfill orders for products and to provide services; to respond to your questions and instructions; to facilitate access to the Marketplace (for our members); and to enhance, customize, and personalize your experiences and communications with us.
Operate, Improve and Analyze. We may use your information to operate, provide, improve and maintain our products and services, including analyzing user behavior and trends; to send you administrative messages and other information about MSA and opportunities for members offerings; to investigate or take action regarding violations or suspected violations of law or our terms; and to maintain the integrity of our network and address security issues.
Marketing and Promotion. We may use your information to communicate with you about products and services; administer surveys or other features; and display relevant marketing to you. We may share certain of your information with our corporate sponsors.
Purchases. We collect credit card and ancillary payment information when you purchase products and Services through the Site.
Information collected from any source may be combined to improve products and services and enable more targeted, tailored communications. It may also be aggregated and made available without identifying you to ascertain trends, products, security/privacy patterns and research, internal record keeping and reporting, measuring and reporting learning, performance and other statistical information concerning any aspect of our Services and the Site.
Social Sharing Features:
The Sites may offer social sharing features and other integrated tool, such as the Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts that we operate, which let you share actions you take on the Sites with other media. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
We may also work with third party social media sites, such as Facebook, to serve ads to you as part of a customized campaign, unless you notify us that you prefer not to have information about you used in this way. For more information about how you can opt-out of customized campaigns, please see “Data Retention and Opt-Out” below.
With Whom Does MSATP Share The Personal Information It Receives?
Information about our customers is an important part of our business and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below.
We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. MSA works with support companies who assist with the administration of the Site, including, but not limited to, hosting the Site on their servers, and assisting with your questions and technical issues. In addition we may use survey tools (such as survey monkey) to gather information that we will use to better focus our Product and Services offerings. Our service companies are contractually required to use any data they can access only for the above purposes and to never disclose these data to third parties.
We provide your email address to those companies who have registered with us as Corporate Sponsors but only during the period of their sponsorship. You will have the opportunity to opt-out of having your information shared in this manner, both at the time you apply for membership and again at the time you renew your membership. In addition, you may opt-out at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the Data Retention and Opt-Out terms below for additional information.
While we currently do not do so, we may also work with third-party companies that use tracking technologies to serve advertisements on our behalf. These companies may collect information about your use of the Site and your interaction with our advertising and other communications. These third party service providers may have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use such information for any purpose other than the function which we have directed them to perform on our behalf. We require such third party service providers to implement and maintain reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information.
Other than as described above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information. We will not share your personal information for this purpose without your prior consent.
Data Retention and Opt-Out
Information security is important to MSATP. We have established appropriate physical, electronic and managerial safeguards to protect the information we collect from you or about you. These safeguards are regularly reviewed to protect against unauthorized access, disclosure and improper use of your information, and to maintain the accuracy and integrity of that data. We use a variety of security measures, including encryption and authentication tools, to help protect your information. However, like other companies, MSATP cannot guarantee 100% the security or confidentiality of the information you provide to us. Consequently, while we endeavor to safeguard your Personal Information against unauthorized access and disclosure, we do not warrant or guarantee the absolute security of any Personal Information you transmit to, from or through the Site. In the event that we become aware of a security breach involving your Personal Information stored by or for us, we may notify you by posting such information to the Site or via email, to the extent available in connection with the Services.
Third Party Privacy Policies
International Users; State Restrictions
Notice to California residents about your California privacy rights: In addition to the other rights described in this policy, if you are a customer residing in California, you have the right to request information regarding the third parties with whom MSA has shared customer personal information for direct marketing purposes during the past year. You have the right to submit a request to MSATP at its designated address and receive the following information within 30 days of its receipt of that request: (1) the types of personal information disclosed to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year, (2) the names and addresses of third parties that received the personal information, and (3) if the nature of a third party’s business cannot be reasonably determined from the third party’s name, examples of its products or services. You are entitled to receive a copy of this information in a standardized format. Information provided will not be specific to you individually. All such requests must be in writing and sent to MSATP’s designated address set forth in the “Contact Us” Section.
Applicability to Minors
MSATP, Inc. takes the privacy of minors seriously. The Site is not directed at minors, we do not knowingly collect personal information from minors under the age of 13 through the Site and we request that minors under the age of 13 not download the Site or submit any personal information through the Site.
If we are advised in writing that we have inadvertently received or collected personal information from a minor under 13 years of age, we will remove such information from our database.