No MSIA services are directed to children under 13. Federal law requires that MSIA may not collect any personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, you may not register an account with MSIA or provide any of your personal information to MSIA.
We do not knowingly process data of EU residents under the age of 16 without parental consent. If we become aware that we have collected data from an EU resident under the age of 16 without parental consent, we will take reasonable steps to delete it as quickly as possible. We also comply with other age restrictions and requirements in accordance with applicable local laws.
1. What Information MSIA Collects and For What Purposes
To most effectively offer our services, MSIA may collect information from you in the following ways:
Registration Information You Provide
If you wish to register an account with the MSIA website, MSIA requests you to provide your identifying information (name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number, email address, and a user name and password you designate). You are not required to provide this information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features.
Online Store Transactions
If you wish to purchase anything from the online store, MSIA requires that you provide, in addition to your identifying information, payment information, including financial account information.
Server Log Information
MSIA’s servers automatically log certain basic technical information when a user accesses the website, which may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser’s request to the MSIA server, the date and time of the request, the language and type of browser being used, the referring web page, your computer’s operating system, and any MSIA cookies associated with your browser.
Communications from you to MSIA
If you send correspondence or email to MSIA or otherwise communicate with us, we may retain copies of the communications to assist you or for our records.
To assist the technical support of our system
To maintain and improve the quality of our services through auditing, research and analysis
To develop new services or enhance existing services, such as the online store and a user’s online shopping experience.
To communicate with you or respond to a request. If you supply us with your postal address or e-mail address via our web site you may receive periodic mailings from us with information of interest about MSIA, such as upcoming events or a new book. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending us e-mail to email@example.com. Please provide us with your exact name and address when you make the request so we can be sure your name is removed from our mailing list
To better understand, market to and serve our membership.
2. European Economic Area residents: Legal bases for use of your information & controls and choices
The laws in the European Economic Area and some other jurisdictions require us to provide Users, to the extent those laws apply to such Users, with the following legal basis:
As necessary to perform our obligations under any agreement with you, including to provide products, services, and events we have agreed to perform; or
On the basis of implied or express consent, such as to send you certain information, including marketing communications, to share your information with partners when you have requested we do that, or to collect and process your information for research purposes if you have otherwise agreed; or
For our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others such as to ensure the security of our Sites, operate and improve our business and our Sites, respond to your questions, engage in certain marketing, make and receive payments, comply with our legal obligations, prevent fraud, conduct analysis, enforce our Terms, engage in a business change, to know User to whom we are providing the Service, and to create anonymous data.
To protect the vital interests of the individual or others. For example, we may collect or share personal data to help resolve an urgent medical situation.
3. Where Information is Processed
MSIA processes personal information on its servers located in the United States of America.
4. Sharing of Information
MSIA will only share your personal information with third parties, if at all, in these limited circumstances:
You give consent.
MSIA believes in good faith that use or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
detect or prevent fraud or security issues;
comply with any law, regulation, legal process or government order;
protect the rights of property or safety of MSIA or its members; or
to enforce MSIA’s website policies or investigate potential violations thereof.
5. International Transfer
Our sites and apps are hosted and operated in the United States. Your personal data will be transferred to and processed in the United States where the privacy laws may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those in your home country. In addition, if you register with us, we ask for your consent to transfer your information to the United States.
6. Use of Non-Personal Information
MSIA may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated demographic data that will not identify you or any member personally, such as the number of users who viewed a particular page in a given time-period, or geographic statistics about our members.
7. Information Security
Any of your personal information that is stored is kept securely on MSIA’s servers. We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site, which encrypts information you input, except for domain name data.
8. Retaining Your Personal Information
We will keep your personal information in respect of financial transactions for as long as the law requires us to for tax or accounting purposes (which may be up to six years after a particular transaction). If you request that we stop processing your personal information for the purpose of marketing we may in some instances need to add your details to a suppression file to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted. In respect of other personal information, we will retain it for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, taking into account guidance issued by each applicable regulatory authority.
9. Leaving MSIA.org
10. Mergers or Acquisitions
11. Accessing or Updating Your Information
If you have registered with MSIA, you may login to your MSIA account to manage or correct your information. You may not register with MSIA if you are under 14 years of age. Federal law prohibits the collection of personal information from persons under 14 years of age.
12. California Residents
Upon letter or email request by any California resident with whom MSIA has an established business relationship, MSIA will disclose to you each instance, if any, in the immediately preceding calendar year in which MSIA disclosed your personal information to a third party that MSIA knows or has reason to know used your personal information for direct marketing purposes. See California Civil Code § 1798.83.
Please address such requests to:
California Privacy Matters
P.O. Box 513935
Los Angeles, CA 90051-1935
Contact: (323) 737-4055 | firstname.lastname@example.org
13. European Economic Area Residents
For European Economic Area resident, data protection legislation gives you the right to request access to personal information about you which is processed by MSIA and to have any inaccuracies corrected.
You also have the right to ask us to erase your personal information, ask us to restrict our processing of your personal information or to object to our processing of your personal information.
You also have a right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority for data protection in the country where you live, where you work, or where you consider that a breach of data protection has occurred – although we hope that we can assist with any queries or concerns you may have about our use of your personal data.
If you have registered as a user with MSIA, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of significant changes to this policy or the way we collect or use personal information at the email address you provide to us. It is your responsibility to provide and maintain an accurate and up-to-date email address.
P.O. Box 513935
Los Angeles, CA 90051-1935
Contact: +1 (323) 737-4055 | email@example.com