The Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) is committed to maintaining the privacy of the personal information you share with us over the Website. MPEXA values the trust and confidence you have placed in us, and to ensure that we live up to your trust, we have defined the procedures we will use to protect your information.
a. SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN
MPEXA does not currently market to or create special areas for use by children. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect age identifying information, nor do we knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 13 years. However, we hereby advise all visitors to our site under the age of 13 not to disclose or provide any Personal Information on our website. In the event that we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (please see the Federal Trade Commission’s website at www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy for more information about this Act), we will delete the child’s Personal Information from our files to the extent technologically possible. This Website is targeted primarily for use by adults, meaning persons twenty-one (21) years of age and older. If you are under the age of 21, we ask that you do not provide any Personal Information to us.
b. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU AND WHY?
MPEXA does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered in connection with requests for information and/or application forms or comments entered through the Website. Before or at the time of collecting personally identifiable information, we will identify the purposes for which such information is being collected. MPEXA will collect and use personally identifiable information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes. Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to “opt out” of receiving information about us and/or any third parties. Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, we reserve the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.
c. WHAT GENERAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU AND WHY?
“General Information” is information about you or your activities on our Website that do not identify you personally. When you use the Internet, your web browser or software may communicate certain information to the host website you visit. This information may include the unique number assigned to your server or Internet connection, the capabilities and features of your computer, your geographic location, the number of times you visit a particular website, and your movement and interaction within that website on each visit. We collect the same information on this Website. We use this General Information to generate general aggregate statistics about visitors to our Website.
d. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
e. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
f. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
MPEXA will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. MPEXA employs a variety of security measures to protect the data that you submit to the Website. These measures include a combination of policy, physical and electronic measures that are intended to reduce the risk of unauthorized access to this data.
g. HOW LONG WE KEEP USER INFORMATION
MPEXA generally keeps user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it.
Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within our direct control. Please note that we have greater control over recently collected data than over archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, our general data retention policy applies.