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MCU Initiative Privacy Policy

Who We Are

Thank you for visiting MCU-Initiative.com (our “Site”). MCU Initiative (“us”, “we”, or “our”)  appreciate the opportunity to interact with you on the Internet and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of information we might collect about you, how we may use that information and whether we disclose that information to anyone.

What Information We Collect and How We Use It

Any information we collect generally falls into the Personally Identifiable Information category. This refers to information that lets us know specifically who you are. In general, you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personally Identifiable Information. However, there may be occasions when we require personally identifiable information to interact with.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Ordering Products or Services

When you place an order for products or services, we collect Personally Identifiable Information (such as name, contact and billing information, and other transaction information). We use this information to deliver your order and to communicate with you about the status of your order.

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. For example, if you place an order with us that requires us to deliver by courier, certain information will be shared with the respective courier for delivery purposes.

Media

If you upload images directly to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Us Form

When you use our contact us form, we will use your email address to reply to any questions or requests you have.

Newsletter

When you register for our email newsletter, we will use your name and email address to send you updates. We use a third-party company called Mailer Lite to send our email updates. You can view their privacy policy via the link below:

https://www.mailerlite.com/legal/privacy-policy

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Sharing Your Information

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise retransmit any Personally Identifiable Information we collect online unless we have your permission. Any Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us will be used for your purchases and retained in our database system.

From time to time, we may be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information in response to court order, or government investigation. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful. We may release Personally Identifiable Information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or apply our Limited Warranty or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.

Links To Other Web Sites

Links to third-party Web sites may be provided solely for your information and convenience, or to provide additional information for various other goods and services. If you use these links, you will leave our Site. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those Web sites linked to our Site, nor do we control their content or privacy policies. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit.

Cookies

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

This site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By using this website, you are consenting to our use of cookies and other tracking technology in accordance with this policy. If you do not agree to our use of cookies, you should set your browser settings accordingly or not use the MCU Initiative Website.

MCU Initiative uses essential cookies that are strictly necessary for the operation of this website. These include, for example, If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Where appropriate, we use temporary session cookies that treat the user as a new visitor every time the browser is closed and persistent cookies which may remember things like your account and your shopping cart across multiple visits.

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari);

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites and if you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Targeting, Analytical and Third Party Cookies

Google Analytics

MCU Initiative’s website uses cookies to allow Google Analytics to function correctly. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our website. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘__ga’ cookie. Find out more: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies

Advertising

MCU Initiative displays advertising from a variety of partners to fund its activities. These partners may use cookies or other means to target their adverts based on a variety of criteria, such as the country you are in (determined by your device’s settings or IP address), the type of device you are using, and which other websites or online properties you have visited in the past. At no point does MCU Initiative provide any advertisers with any personally identifiable information, nor do we receive any data from them.

Some of our advertising partners allow you to opt-out of their anonymous tracking systems, meaning you will see more generic and less tailored advertising from them. If you wish to opt-out from any of these, please follow these links: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en

How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Changes To This Statement

Any updates or changes to the terms of this Privacy Statement will be posted here on our Site and the date of the newest version posted below. Please check back frequently, especially before you submit any Personally Identifiable Information on our Site, to see if this Privacy Statement has changed.

By using our Site, you acknowledge acceptance of this Privacy Statement in effect at the time of use.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns about our use of your information or about this Privacy Statement, please send an e-mail to [email protected] We will make every reasonable effort to address your concerns and remedy any problems you bring to our attention.

This Privacy Statement was last revised on 7th February, 2021

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