Cookies and IP Addresses
MPACE tracks IP addresses to measure traffic on its site. The web server automatically recognizes domain names and e-mail addresses for each visitor to the MPACE website. MPACE does not use IP addresses to determine any user’s identity. Career services professionals, graduates, job seekers, and students who use the MPACE website are not required to accept cookies. Only career services professional who desire to customize their career services’ web pages are required to accept cookies. A cookie is a piece of data that MPACE stores on the member’s computer when visiting the MPACE website. The only personal information that a cookie contains is information the computer user supplies. A cookie cannot read other data from a computer’s hard disk.
The MPACE website contains links to other sites. MPACE is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. Inclusion of links to an outside website is not an endorsement of the outside website or a guarantee that the information it contains is accurate.
Members may be asked to use an online form to register an opinion, or register for a conference or program. These forms may include:
Contact information (such as phone number or e-mail address)
Unique identifiers (such as MPACE username or password)
Financial information (such as credit card number)
Demographic information (for example, location, type and size of organization)
Contact information from these forms is used only for the purposes noted on the form. Unique identifiers (specifically, password or username) are collected from MPACE members to verify the user’s identity and for use in MPACE’s record system. Information from these forms is also used by MPACE to send members information about products, services, conferences, and other information that may be of interest. Members not wanting to receive mailings (regular or electronic) from MPACE should change their personal profile to “opt-out” on the website.
Mailing Labels/E-mail Addresses
MPACE does not provide any e-mail addresses that it collects on its website to any individual or organization for any purpose, including commercial. MPACE uses the information collected to improve the content of its website, enhance existing services and member benefits, and plan for new services and member benefits. MPACE may also collect aggregate information regarding which pages visitors access as they use the MPACE website.
Chat Room and Online Discussion Groups
MPACE makes networking and chat opportunities available to its visitors through chat rooms and online discussion groups. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and individuals should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information. MPACE cannot control the acts of its members and visitors who use the chat rooms and discussion groups. Disclosure of personal information, such as name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number, may lead to that information being used by others for unsolicited e-mail or other contact. In its chat rooms and discussion groups, MPACE collects all contact names, e-mail addresses and dialogue. Dialogue in the chat rooms and online discussion groups may be archived for later retrieval by an MPACE committee or staff member. Messages go to the archives as they are posted.
The MPACE website takes every precaution to protect user information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, the information is protected both online and off-line. When sign-up form(s) ask users to enter sensitive information (i.e. credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and protected. While encryption is used to protect sensitive information online, MPACE also does everything in its power to protect user information off-line. Access to all users’ personally identifiable information – not just the sensitive information mentioned above – is restricted to only the MPACE members who need the information to perform a specific task (for example, billing assistance or customer service representative). The MPACE website uses firewalls to protect from loss, misuse and alteration of the information under its control.