The M&D Consulting Privacy Committment
M&D Consulting provides you with the tools and information to help strengthen your relationships. Our relationship with you begins at our web site M&D Consulting. We want you to feel confident in this relationship. In this light, we are committed to ensuring that while you are visiting our web site, you feel that the information you share is safe and secure to the fullest extent possible by M&D Consulting .
Our Commitment to Privacy
Information Collected by M&D Consulting
When you visit our Web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.
1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide
In order to experience the full benefit that M&D Consulting offers such as M&D Consulting tutorials, premium content, tools and services, we ask you to register to become a member. During this member registration process, we will ask you for personally identifiable information such as your name, email address, mailing address, zip code, country, gender, birth date, age, member name and password. In addition, you may choose to provide M&D Consulting with additional information such as marital status, household income, education and employment status.
M&D Consulting uses the information it gathers for several purposes, such as to understand more about our audience's interests, to communicate with you and to give you a better experience when visiting Family by personalizing content, tutorials, services and email messages (more details below). M&D Consulting also uses this information to offer new tutorials, content and services as well as developing offers that M&D Consulting believes are more relevant and valuable to you.
2. Web Site Use Information
When you visit M&D Consulting and interact with the services and tools that reside there, M&D Consulting and third parties with whom M&D Consulting has contracted to provide services to M&D Consulting may collect information on your actions. M&D Consulting utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" and your IP address to collect information about how M&D Consulting is used. Information gathered through cookies and your IP address may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY M&D Consulting THROUGH COOKIES AND IP ADDRESS
- save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our site
- deliver content specific to your interests
- track your progress within a tutorial
- track the pages you've visited
- make sure you don't see the same ads repeatedly
These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your M&D Consulting experience so that your visit to M&D Consulting is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.
You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be unable to use those M&D Consulting services that require registration in order to participate or will have to login each time you visit M&D Consulting .
Your IP address is a number that is assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to your computer to identify its location. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. We also sometimes use IP addresses to communicate with members and subscribers and possibly even ban those members who are not complying with our Terms of Service.
USE OF INFORMATION
The majority of information collected by M&D Consulting is used to create aggregated portraits of the M&D Consulting audience, portraits which present anonymous statistical demographic information. This aggregated information is used, among other things, to determine trends and needs, and also to supply market research to potential advertisers and partners to help them understand whom the M&D Consulting audience is. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
Due to the personal nature of much of the content and services of the site, the information you have provided may be used to help guide to you content, tutorials, services and products that may server to provide you with a more fulfilling experience while visiting M&D Consulting .
Many areas of M&D Consulting are reserved for M&D Consulting members who have registered with us; for example, tutorials, mentor program, chats, message boards and member only premium content.
The membership registration form is two tiered:
General Registration: Provides access to a minimum set of M&D Consulting resources e.g. view message boards, but not allowing you to post a message. During General Registration, you will be required to choose a member name and password and provide M&D Consulting with your first and last names, email address, mailing address, zip code, country, gender, age and birth date. The form also includes optional information that you may choose to provide to us like marital status, household income, education and employment status.
Premium Member Registration: This registration level allows you to become a premium member of the M&D Consulting site, allowing you complete access to all content and services, including tutorials. In addition to the General Registration information you provide, you will be asked to provide your credit card information. This information is collected via a secure form, with multiple security layers.
HOW WE PROTECT AND SECURE YOUR INFORMATION
M&D Consulting has numerous security measures in place to protect you from the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal information, tutorial test results, personal growth plans, and credit card information All of your member information, requires use of your password. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone.
Information Security. M&D Consulting utilizes encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Evaluation of Information Protection Practices. Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with corporate policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.
Employee Access, Training and Expectations. Our corporate values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of customer information. Our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.
INFORMATION SHARING POLICY
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING COMPANIES
Some or all advertising on M&D Consulting is served by third party advertising companies, which deliver a cookie to you so the ads you see can be tracked and ensures that you are not shown the same ad too many times. Since the third party advertising company only tags your computer with a number, they know nothing about who you are. M&D Consulting does not provide these third party advertising companies with any personally identifiable information. However, these companies may use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to M&D Consulting and other sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
NOTICE OF NEW SERVICES AND CHANGES
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to M&D Consulting , new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an email request at support@M&D Consulting .com.
ORDER FORMS AND TRANSACTIONS WITH E-COMMERCE PARTNERS AND ADVERTISERS
The information provided via the order form in the M&D Consulting on line store is secured via SSL Encryption. The information provided in that order form, as well as the items ordered, will only be shared with the designated fulfillment partner to the extent the information is needed to successfully complete the order and they may not use this information for any other purpose.
E-LEARNING & TUTORIAL PROGRESS AND RESULTS
As a premium member of M&D Consulting , you will be able to participate in the e-learning and tutorial programs. These programs include taking tests to help measure your progress throughout the tutorial. The results of these tests are stored as part of your member profile and treated with the same level of privacy and security as the rest of your personal data. However, at your own discretion you may choose to share your progress and test results with others. You may find that this is helpful if you choose to work with a mentor or to discuss your results with another M&D Consulting member.
ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS AND REMINDERS
CHAT ROOMS/MESSAGE BOARDS/BULLETIN BOARDS/MENTOR FORUMS
Throughout M&D Consulting various public forums such as chat rooms, message boards, "ask the expert" areas and various question and answer areas are available to you as a registered M&D Consulting member.
Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible on M&D Consulting , so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas. M&D Consulting may decide to utilize the content of Q&A's, interactions with experts, and/or chat room and message board content throughout M&D Consulting and in promotions in order to enhance M&D Consulting 's editorial, advertising and public relations efforts.
SURVEYS AND POLLS
Our surveys ask for opinions on various issues and very often these surveys and polls are sponsored by or associated with M&D Consulting advertisers and partners. Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like zip code, age or gender). Most information obtained through surveys and polls is aggregated and used internally or shared with advertisers and partners only in the aggregated form. In the event personally identifiable information is requested as part of surveys or polls about any M&D Consulting member or subscriber, such personally identifiable information is never provided to third parties without your consent. In these instances you may expressly choose to receive information from a sponsor, in which case your information is provided to that sponsor only. Some survey answers may be added to your member profile (so that we can better provide you with content, ads and offers that are most appropriate for you).
LINKS TO PARTNER AND ADVERTISER SITES
M&D Consulting contains links to advertiser and partner websites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such non-M&D Consulting websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners to whom we are linked.
In order to participate in the partner and/or advertiser supplied services and tools you may be required to provide personally identifiable information to the advertisers and partners whose tools and services you have chosen to interact with. Each advertiser and partner will request different information from you.
The information you provide via links to co-branded pages, co-branded sites, third party sites or tools may be shared with advertisers and partners on an aggregated basis and in these instances your permission will not be requested since no personally identifiable information will be shared or provided to these third party sponsors or advertisers. M&D Consulting will, however, use commercially reasonable efforts to contractually require all such third party advertisers and partners to agree not to use any non-personally identifiable information about you, in conjunction with other sources of information, or otherwise, to identify you.
If you have additional questions about how one of our advertisers, partners or sponsors use information about you, we urge you to contact them directly.
M&D Consulting OPT-IN/OPT-OUT POLICY
Upon registration or from time-to-time, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about special offers or news about our sites and advertisers. You will also be provided with the opportunity to opt-in to receive offers directly from select companies other than M&D Consulting . If you do choose to receive these communications by means of an opt-in, we will occasionally send you an email message that matches your request(s). You may, of course, always choose not to receive any of this information from us. We currently provide the following opt-out opportunities:
Upon registration, you can choose to receive only membership information emails.
At any time, you can follow a link provided in every newsletter or email message (except for e-commerce confirmation emails) to unsubscribe from that mailing list or email service.
At any time, you can contact us through feedback@mail.M&D Consulting .com to have your contact preference changed to "Do Not Contact Me."
M&D Consulting provides you with the ability to access, correct or change certain information in your member registration profile at any time, including contact information or other information you've provided to us. However, you cannot currently change your member name although you may re-register and choose a new name. Please be advised that M&D Consulting currently archives information it collects on its members and visitors.