How we collect information
In the course of operating and managing our organisation and our website, we collect personal information. For example, we collect information when you:
- Ask to be placed on our mailing list / join as a member
- Make an enquiry about our information services
What information is collected?
When you register a membership or sponsorship with MFS, we collect general information such as your name, address, company/ trading name/ contact numbers and email addresses.
If you make an enquiry about our services, we collect your basic contact details such as your name, contact number and email address so that we can provide you with the information or advice you have requested. We then remove this information from our database unless you have requested to become a member or sponsor of MFS.
MFS only send regular communications to those in our database who are opted in members or sponsors.
No payment information is collected and stored by MFS.
How we use the information we collect
We use the personal information you submit to provide you with the service you request. Under no circumstances do we release your information to third party sources.
We may sometimes use the personal information we collect for a secondary purpose. We will only do this where you have consented, where we are permitted or required by law or it is in the interests of the public safety to do so. For example, we may use your contact details to send you updates and information about our information services or event promotions. You are always provided with the opportunity to notify us that you do not wish to receive this material.
Disclosure of the information we collect
We will not disclose information we collect about you to any third parties without your express prior consent. Similarly, we will not sell or rent any information we collect about you.
How we protect the information collected
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of all personal information we collect. This involves protecting it from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, disclosure or alteration.
Your ability to amend your details
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information that we collect about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
If you wish to view or amend the information we hold about you, you can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information provided by “cookies” technology
MFS uses “cookies” technology which allows the web site to recognize you when you visit again so you can easily access your account without having to re-enter all of your details. Cookies contain information that identifies each user, for example login or username, passwords and so on. Our server needs to know this information in order for our web site to work correctly, and the information is nothing more than a string of letters and numbers.