Collection and Use of Information
Personal information means information that uniquely identifies you as an individual, specifically your name, postal delivery address, e-mail address, payment method (e.g., credit card, debit card or other payment method accepted by mettagroup.org). Non-personal information means any information that is not personal information.
When you interact with us, we may ask you to supply us with personal information so that we can provide, enhance and personalize our services and marketing efforts. For similar reasons, we may supplement the personal information you provide with publicly available information about you as well as information from other sources, as permitted by law. We use this personal information, for example, to process your registration, your orders and payments, and to communicate with you on these and other topics. We also use your e-mail address to send you newsletters, as well as messages about new mettagroup.org features, mettagroup.org special offers, promotional announcements, consumer surveys and other correspondence concerning our service. Occasionally, we may send these materials to you via postal mail. If you no longer want to receive the newsletters, other announcements, simply send us an email asking to be unsubscribed.
Disclosure of Information
We use other companies, agents or contractors to perform services on our behalf. For example, we have partnered with other companies to provide infrastructure and IT services, personalize and optimize our web pages, process credit card transactions, provide customer service, collect debts, analyze and enhance data, including users’ interaction with our website, and process consumer surveys. In the course of providing such services, these other companies may have access to your personal information. We do not authorize these companies to use or disclose your personal information except for the purpose of providing the services we request of them.
We may offer joint programs that will require personal information be shared with third parties in order to participate. By participating in such joint programs, you consent to our sharing of your personal information.
Links to Other Sites
Accessing and Altering Your Information
We give you access to a broad range of information about Account History and your interactions with us in the “Account History” area of the website. You are responsible for updating and maintaining the truth and accuracy of the personal information you provide. If you want to access or alter your contact information or change your payment method, you should do so by visiting the “Account History” section of our website. You must be signed in to access “Account History.” With respect to your personal information, you can request access and that we correct or delete this data by emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, impede the provision or enhancement of or payment for the service or for which access or alternation is not otherwise required by local law.
Cookies and Other Technologies
As you interact with our service, we and our service providers may place cookies on your system. Cookies are small pieces of data sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your system for record keeping purposes. In general, cookies can make the Internet more useful by storing information about your preferences on a particular system.
In addition to cookies, we and our service providers use a variety of other technologies, including pixel tags (web beacons), clear gifs or other technologies built into our application software or your mettagroup.org ready device to gather information on how users interact with our service. These technologies can help personalize the service for you and associate your interactions with our service to other information within Account History. They can show us, for example, popular pages, conversion rates, viewing patterns, click-through and other information that can be used to improve, operate and monitor our website and other aspects of our service. If your browser is set to not accept cookies, you will not be able to use the mettagroup.org service or website.
Mettagroup.org takes information security seriously and uses administrative, technical, physical and managerial measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. For example, we utilize Secure Sockets Layering, an industry-standard protocol to protect your transmissions to us and to encrypt the personal information that you send to us through the registration and sign-up process.
Unfortunately, no security system is 100% secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and cannot assume liability for improper access to it. By using our service, including our website and user interfaces, or providing personal information to us through any means, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of the mettagroup.org service.
Changes to This Policy
Transfer of Information
If you use or submit personal information to mettagroup.org, you consent to the transfer of your personal information outside your country of residence to any country where we have facilities or engage third parties, including the United States. You understand that the countries to which we may transfer information may have different level of data protection than your country.