Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy 2017-07-04T10:22:56+00:00

Overview

MPI Research, Inc. is sensitive to privacy issues on the Internet. We believe it is important that you understand how we treat the information you may provide to us. This privacy statement applies to information collected by any sites managed, or controlled, by MPI Research, Inc., mpiresearch.com, and other domains owned and operated by MPI Research, Inc., hereafter referred to collectively as “MPI.”

In the normal course of business, we will collect both personal information about you and non-personal information associated with you.  We will always endeavor to protect this information, hold it in confidence, and protect it from theft.  In general, we utilize both non-personal and personally identifiable information that you provide to us or that we collect in the normal course of business to communicate with you about our service and product offerings and deliver those offerings in an efficient manner.  For these purposes, MPI employees or authorized contractors and third-party agents will have access to some or all of this identifiable information.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, the information you provide or that is associated with you is never shared with anyone other than MPI employees, instructors, or authorized contractors and agents. MPI never trades or sells its Sponsors information except as provided in this policy.

How we gather information

Normal course of business:  When you contact MPI, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.

Marketing and communications channels:  MPI may use Twitter, Facebook or other social media outlets to market and promote its offerings and services.  Any communications you make with MPI using these media may be used by MPI in accordance with this policy.

Vendors, Suppliers, or Other Access to Your Information

We may provide access to your personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Legal Access to Your Information

We may share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of MPI if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or enforceable governmental request.
  • enforce applicable Terms of Service, Terms of Use, or other potential violation of MPI contracts or rules, including investigation of potential violations.
  • detect, prevent, investigate or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of MPI, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Website Activity

Log Files.  As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information may include IP addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.  We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). MPI may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your MPI account.  We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the site, and to track how visitors interact with the site.

Cookies.  A cookie is a small file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes.  MPI typically uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site.  A session cookie expires when you close your browser.  A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time, and can be used when you return to our site to help identify you or allow you to log in, or on other third-party sites to communicate to you via online-marketing channels.  You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser’s help file.  If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site will be limited and you may need to reenter personal information when you register for events.

Marketing & Advertising, Including on Other Websites

We engage third-party companies, including but not limited to Geek Genius, to place and track advertisements on third-party websites.  Like most advertisers, we place advertisements where we think they will be most relevant to customers. In addition, we may use marketing segments provided by online publishers and network advertising companies.  You may choose to opt-out of such internet-advertising campaigns by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out page at:

https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Network advertising companies that provide these services have their own privacy policies and are not subject to our Privacy Policy.  Many of these companies provide ways to avoid targeted advertising provided by, or thru, them.  We may base these campaigns on non-personal information collected about you (e.g. we may track site activity and then deliver ads via third-party sites related to cookies associated with these activities), or on personally identifiable information (e.g. we may select a subset of cookies associated with certain courses taken, and customize an informational campaign more relevant to, say, penetration testers than incident responders).

How We Protect Your Personal Information

MPI safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, administrative and managerial procedures.  Likewise, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. These precautions include not storing passwords, changing your password often, using a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and using a secure browser over a secured network.

The MPI website currently uses at least SSL v3 and TLS v1 encryption on all web pages where personal information is submitted. This is designed to protect the confidentiality of your personal information as it is transmitted to us over the Internet.

MPI may employ independent contractors to help manage data services, and such contractors may have access to data, similar to the access we give our employees.  For example, we may choose to use a third-party application service to manage our customer relationship management activities, and MPI may store sales account data, including personally identifiable information, with such a service provider.  We endeavor to ensure that these third-party providers are protecting your information, but we are not ultimately responsible for their practices.

Access To Your Personal Information

Please email mpiresearch@mpiresearch.com to update your personal contact information.

Links To Other Sites

The MPI website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by MPI.   Please be aware that MPI is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of such other sites.  We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Information Obtained From Third Parties

MPI does not sell or trade your personal information.  We may at times receive contact lists from other organizations.  We may send mailings such as brochures to these addresses.  Typically, these are one-time mailings, and the data is not entered into our database.  If you want to remove yourself from the third party’s database, you must contact them directly.  These mailings have a brochure code printed on the mailing label.  By providing this code, we will be able to tell you from what provider we received your contact info.

Statement Regarding Restrictions on Use

While MPI endeavors to maintain appropriate security controls to protect private data, viruses and hacking attacks cannot be entirely prevented.  This site is not intended for persons under the age of 13.

The MPI Sites are hosted in the United States and are intended for visitors located within the United States.  If you choose to use the MPI Sites from the European Union, Canada or other region of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from United States laws, then please note that you are transferring your Personal Information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. Also, we may transfer your data from the United States to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Site.  By providing any information, including Personal Information, through the Site, you consent to such transfer, storage, and processing.

California Civil Code Section §1798.83 permits users of our Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us via our Contact Us page or write to us at:

Attn:  Director of IT Security
Phone:  (269) 668-3336
Email:  mpiresearch@mpiresearch.com

Or by using the following mail address:

MPI Research, Inc.
54943 North Main Street
Mattawan, MI 49071

When we receive formal written complaints about our compliance with our privacy policies, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up.   We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.  MPI will further refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Privacy Policy for alternative dispute resolution to the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

We ask that you not send to us any sensitive Personal Information such as Social Security numbers, information related to ethnic origin or race, political affiliation religion, personal health, criminal background or trade union membership.

Changes To This Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.   If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Your use of this website shall be deemed to constitute your consent to the changed policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at mpiresearch@mpiresearch.com.

Or by Phone:  (269) 668-3336

Or by using the following mail address:

MPI Research, Inc.
54943 North Main Street
Mattawan, MI  49071