We collect several types of information from and about users of our Services. This information includes the following:
Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect on or through our Services may include:
You also may provide information to be transmitted to other users of the Services via our collaboration tools, such as when you make a comment or pose a question (collectively, "User Contributions"). As noted in our Terms of Service, MPU requires that User Contributions be made using your actual name. User Contributions are posted via our Services and displayed on our website for public viewing at your own risk. Although we take reasonable steps to protect your personal information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Services who can view your User Contributions.
Please note that your votes on Proposals (as defined in the Terms of Service) are made anonymously and confidentially. No other user of our Services will know how you voted unless you choose to reveal your vote via a posted comment or otherwise.
Information We Collect Automatically. As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns, including:
Children under the Age of 13. Our Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information via our website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not register on our website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third parties' activities and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, you may opt-out at any time (see What Are Your Choices about How We Use and Share Your Information? below).
We may disclose aggregated information about users of our Services, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. This information includes how users of our Services vote, in the aggregate, on public policy proposals made available via the Services (as described in our Terms of Service), which we may share with civic leaders, lawmakers, the media and others.
We may also disclose your personal information:
Other than as described above, we will never provide your information to anyone for any purpose under any circumstances.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to give you the following controls over your information:
Informational and Promotional Communications from MPU. If you do not wish to have your contact information used by MPU to inform you about or promote our or third parties' activities and services, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your request to [email protected] If we have sent you a promotional email, the email will have an "unsubscribe" feature that will allow you to opt-out of receiving future email distributions.
You may send us an e-mail at [email protected] to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We cannot delete all of your personal information except by also deleting your registration for our Services. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect. To help protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your information. If you delete your User Contributions from the Services, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other Services users. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or failure to remove or delete) any of your User Contributions.
We have implemented reasonable measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers hosted by Amazon Web Services ("AWS"). You can view the AWS security policies at http://aws.amazon.com/security/.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Services such as the forums. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Services. Additional security tips for protecting your personal information:
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Services. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Services. If you suspect that any MPU account information has been compromised or your account has been used fraudulently, please contact us immediately for assistance at [email protected].
Updated: December 12, 2015