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Our Commitment to Privacy

Our Privacy Policy was developed as an extension of our commitment to combine the highest-quality service with the highest level of integrity in dealing with our subscribers, delegates and customers. The Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our services. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers' needs.

MEI Online reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, update, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy. We will post any changes to this Policy on this page so you can readily review the most current version. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the bottom of this Privacy Policy the date it was last updated.

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should contact Amanda Wills by email.

Information Collection and Use

When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

If you choose to attend a conference with us or buy a book from us, you may need to give personal information and authorisation to obtain information from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:

Name
Mailing address
Email address
Credit card number
Home and business phone number
Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

2. Web Site Use Information

MEI Online has retained the services of WebTrends Live to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered by WebTrends may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

For further information on WebTrends please read the Privacy Statement for Visitors to Sites Tracked by WebTrends Live

Third Party Advertising

The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Commission Junction and Fastclick, our Web advertising partners. Information about users’ visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not user name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on this site. For more information about Commission Junction and Fastclick, cookies, and how to "opt-out", please click here and here.

Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.

Although we may occassionally send you news of other companies business (e.g. conferences, new products), this information will be sent via ourselves - we will never pass your personal information on to a third party.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, MEI Online, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. 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 this Web site.

Discussion Forum

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, by posting personal information online that is publicly accessible, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Sharing

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. Reports produced by WebTrends may be passed on to partners and advertisers for analysis. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Third Party Advertisers

MEI Online shares Web site usage information about users with reputable third parties, Commission Junction and Fastclick, for the purpose of targeting Internet banner advertisements on this site.

We DO NOT Share Personal Information with Third Parties

Choice/Opt-out

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter or email us at amanda@min-eng.com.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at amanda@min-eng.com.

Last Updated: December 9th, 2003

 

   

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