In compliance with Canadian privacy regulations defined by the Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), MTFX has prepared this Privacy Statement.
MTFX USA Inc., MTFX Inc. and MTFX Global Inc. (collectively, “MTFX Group”) are committed to respecting your privacy.
MTFX Group complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. MTFX Group has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the policies in this Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
Organizations that participate in the U.S.-E.U. Privacy Shield Program must comply with the seven Privacy Shield Principles, which require the following:
By accessing, browsing, or using a Site, each User acknowledges that he or she has read, understands, agrees and consents to the terms and conditions of this Policy. Each User consents to the collection, use, and disclosure of his or her information, including personal information, non-personal information, and anonymous browsing information (“Information”), pursuant to the terms of this Policy. If you do not consent to these terms and conditions, you should not access, browse, or use any Site or provide any Information to MTFX Group via any Site.
MTFX Group may collect the name, title, company name, address, phone and/or fax number, job title, email address, credit card number, and other personal information provided by a User who contacts MTFX Group or any of MTFX Group’s representatives through a Site, via email or otherwise, submits a request for information, proposals, or to receive periodic updates, subscribes to MTFX Groups commentaries, attends a webcast, live conference, or other MTFX Group sponsored or hosted event, participates in a discussion forum available through a Site, or engages in any other activity through a Site in which personal information is provided to MTFX Group.
By submitting Information to MTFX Group on or through the Site, a User acknowledges that he or she has read this Policy, understands it, agrees to its terms, and authorizes MTFX Group to collect, use and disclose Information pursuant to the terms of this Policy.
Users can browse a Site without revealing personal information. In this context, MTFX Group’s servers may collect certain non-individually identifying (i.e., anonymous) browsing information, such as your Internet Protocol address, your computer’s operating system, the name of the domain you used to access the Internet, the website you came from, and the website you visit next. This information is collected passively through the use of certain electronic technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear GIFs, or other technologies, examples of which are explained further in Section C below. Anonymous browsing information is not used, nor is it intended to be used, by MTFX Group to personally identify an individual.
MTFX Group and any third parties that may advertise or provide other services on a Site may automatically and passively collect certain types of anonymous information whenever you use a Site or certain Site services or click on advertisements on a Site or in MTFX Group’s commentaries. If MTFX Group or such third parties collect this anonymous information, it will be done passively through the use of certain electronic technologies, such as cookies, web beacons, pixels, clear GIFs, and similar technologies as explained below.
Web beacons, Pixels and Clear GIFs: Web beacons, Pixels and Clear GIFs: MTFX Group and certain third-party advertising partners may use web beacons, pixels, and clear GIFs. These electronic technologies are transparent image files that, if used, allow MTFX Group and its advertising partners to track website usage information, such as the number of times a website has been viewed and whether and when you have opened a HTML email, how many times the email was forwarded and which links in the email were clicked. Unlike cookies, these technologies are not placed on your Equipment. If used, this information will help MTFX Group to improve a Site and MTFX Group’s advertising materials and will help MTFX Group’s advertising partners by measuring the effectiveness of such communications to you. These technologies may be used in association with cookies to understand how Users interact with a Site or advertisements.
MTFX Group uses the Information collected from Users to respond to Users’ questions and/or comments, market or provide products, services or information to Users, process Users’ purchases, or provide related account status to the applicable User. Personal information, non-personal information, and anonymous browsing information may be used to gather broad demographic information used in marketing, promotion, analytics, or similar activities. This information may be aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views and other statistics about Users of a Site. MTFX Group also may use this Information to monitor Site performance and to make a Site easier and more convenient to use. MTFX Group also may use Information collected from its Users to enforce its agreements with Users, prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities, for other legally permissible purposes and generally to ensure that MTFX Group complies with applicable laws.
MTFX Group only will share Information that it collects or receives regarding its Users with third parties under the following circumstances:
MTFX Group may be held liable for unlawful transfer of personal data to third parties.
MTFX Group allows you to correct inaccuracies in or make other changes or delete your Information by contacting MTFX Group at 1-800-832-5104 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, you may correct inaccuracies in or make other changes or delete your Information collected through MTFX Online by updating your account in the My Profile section of www.mtfxonline.com or sending an email to email@example.com.
Users are responsible for the accuracy of the Information they provide to MTFX Group. MTFX Group will use reasonable efforts to maintain the accuracy and integrity of Information.
MTFX Group values your concerns about the privacy of your Information. Therefore, MTFX Group offers you the opportunity to choose how certain of your Information is used by MTFX Group.
Any emails sent by MTFX Group that are subject to the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act will include an option to unsubscribe from further correspondence. Please note that even if you opt-out from receiving certain email from MTFX Group, you will continue to receive transactional and/or relationship messages, such as messages confirming a product purchase or your registration for an event.
As stated above, MTFX Group may share names, titles, company names, addresses, phone information, and email addresses of conference and roundtable attendees with current, past, or prospective conference or roundtable attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, or co-sponsors. If you do not wish to receive further communications from these persons, you must contact them directly and make such a request. MTFX Group is not responsible for how such third parties handle such Information.
The Site may provide hyperlinks, which are highlighted words or pictures within a hypertext document that, when clicked, take you to another place within the document, to another document altogether, or to other websites not controlled by MTFX Group. These hyperlinked websites may contain privacy provisions that are different from those provided herein. MTFX Group is not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these websites, and MTFX Group expressly disclaims any and all liability related to such collection, use, or disclosure.
Each Site has commercially reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, theft, misuse, and alteration of Information that is submitted to MTFX Group and remains under MTFX Group’s control. You should be aware, however, that MTFX Group has no control over the security of other websites that you might visit or use, even when a link to those websites is available on or through the Site. If you share your Equipment or use Equipment that is accessed by the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser when you finish using the Site.
MTFX Group wants you to feel confident using the Site; however, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, MTFX Group makes no representations or warranties with regard to the sufficiency of its security measures. MTFX Group shall not be responsible for any damages, including without limitation consequential damages, resulting from a lapse in compliance with this Policy as a result of a security breach or technical malfunction. Certain information may be transmitted to you by email. Although it is illegal to intercept or disclose such messages under U.S. Federal law, such transmissions are not secure. In addition, Users’ communications through a Site are, in most cases, viewed only by you and anyone to whom you address your message. As the operator of a Site, MTFX Group may need to review or monitor your electronic mail and other communications through a Site from time to time as may be required by law. Therefore, you should not expect to have a right to privacy in any of your electronic communications through a Site.
In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your personal information, MTFX Group will notify you if reasonably possible and as reasonably necessary under applicable law so that you can take appropriate protective steps. MTFX Group may notify you under such circumstances using the email address or addresses that it has on record for you. You should also take care with how you handle and disclose your personal information. Please refer to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s website for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
MTFX Group may occasionally update this Policy, as noted by the “updated date” at the beginning of this Policy. If MTFX Group updates this Policy in a manner that allows it to collect, use, or disclose your personal information in a materially less restrictive manner than under a prior version of this Policy, MTFX Group will provide you with prior notice of the pending update and seek your consent by posting notice on the Site or by contacting you using the email address or addresses that MTFX Group has on record for you. MTFX Group encourages you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about its collection, use, and disclosure of your Information. Your continued use of a Site constitutes your agreement to this Policy and any updates.
California law permits customers of MTFX Group who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of their personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. At this time, MTFX Group does not disclose personal information of “customers,” as defined under the California “Shine the Light” Act, to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If MTFX Group changes this policy, it will update this provision and provide instructions on how you may make a request for details concerning such use of information.
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MTFX Group has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection athorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU.
MTFX Group has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Principles via the EU DPAs dispute resolution panel, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the U.S. and operated United States Council for International Business. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.uscib.org for more information and to file a complaint.
MTFX Group is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. There is the possibility, under certain circumstances, for EU individuals to invoke additional binding arbitration.
MTFX Group retains sole and absolute discretion in resolving all questions relating to the administration, interpretation and application of this Policy. This authority includes construing the terms of this Policy, including any disputed or doubtful terms.
This Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.