The Personal Data We Collect From You Includes:
questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact MECM
your email address and subscription preferences when you sign up to our email alerts
how you use our emails – for example whether you open them and which links you click on
your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and details of which version of web browser you used
information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques
Why We Need It
We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use MECM. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.
Google Analytics Stores Information About:
the pages you visit on MECM
how long you spend on each MECM page
how you got to the site
what you click on while you’re visiting the site
We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
We Also Collect Data In Order To:
improve the site by monitoring how you use it
gather feedback to improve our services, for example our email alerts
respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
send email alerts to users who request them
What We Do With Your Data
The data we collect may be shared with supplier organisations.
We Will Not:
sell or rent your data to third parties
share your data with third parties for marketing purposes
We will share your data if we are required to do so by law – for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.
How Long We Keep Your Data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as:
it is needed for the purposes set out in this document
the law requires us to
In general, this means that we will only hold your personal data for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 7 years.
Children’s Privacy Protection
Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.
Where Your Data Is Processed And Stored
We design, build and run our systems to make sure that your data is as safe as possible at any stage, both while it’s processed and when it’s stored.
Your personal data may, throughout the course of its processing at GDS, be transferred outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Where this is the case, all appropriate technical and legal safeguards will be put in place to ensure that you are afforded the same level of protection as within the EEA.
How We Protect Your Data And Keep It Secure
We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. We have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data – for example, we protect your data using varying levels of encryption.
We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure.
You have the right to request:
information about how your personal data is processed
a copy of that personal data
that anything inaccurate in your personal data is corrected immediately
You can also:
raise an objection about how your personal data is processed
request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it
ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances
If you have any of these requests, get in contact with our Data Protection Officer.
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Changes To This Policy
If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, MECM will take reasonable steps to let you know.