Protecting the security
and privacy of your personal data is important to MPI; therefore,
we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data
privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined
below will help you understand what data MPI may collect, how MPI
safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.
Through our websites, MPI will not collect any personal data about
you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address),
unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by registration,
survey), respectively, provide your consent, or unless otherwise
permitted by applicable laws and regulations for the protection
of your personal data.
When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to
respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access
to specific information or offers. Also, to support our customer
relationship with you:
- we may store and process personal
data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to better understand
your business needs and how we can improve our products and services;
- we (or a third party on our
behalf) may use personal data to contact you about a MPI offer
in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys
to understand better our customers' needs.
If you choose not to have your
personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially
direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice.
We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.
MPI will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you
online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
- is a use of the personal data
for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original
purpose for which the personal data was collected,
- is necessary to prepare, negotiate
and perform a contract with you,
- is required by law or the competent
governmental or judicial authorities,
- is necessary to establish or
preserve a legal claim or defence,
- is necessary to prevent fraud
or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on MPI information
Through your use of telecommunications
services to access our website, your communications data (e.g. internet
protocol address) or utilization data (e.g. information on the beginning,
end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications
services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably
relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling
necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications
or utilization data will occur and will be performed in accordance
with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.
When you access our websites, we may automatically (i.e., not by
registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of internet browser
and operating system used, domain name of the website from which
you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages
viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates
to monitor the attractiveness of our Web sites and improve their
performance or content.
When you view one of our websites, we may store some data on your
computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognize
your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for
example, by allowing us to tailor a websites to better match your
interests or to store your password to save you having to re-enter
it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure
your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer's
hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie
MPI will not knowingly collect personal data from children without
insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable
law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to
the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to
local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition
of child or children should take into account
applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.
To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction,
loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access,
MPI uses technical and organizational security measures.
MPI websites contain links to other websites. MPI is not responsible
for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.
MPI will respond to reasonable
requests to review your personal data and to correct, amend or delete
any inaccuracies. If you have any questions or comments about the
MPI Data Privacy Protection Policy (e.g. to review and update your
personal data), please contact us.