Privacy Policy

How we gather and use the information that we collect from the visitors to our website

Effective April 3oth, 2018

THIS POLICY APPLIES TO THE PLATFORM WHERE IT APPEARS.

This Privacy Policy describes how Metals Service Center Institute (“MSCI”) treats personal information collected on the websites, mobile sites and mobile applications where this Policy is located. We refer to these websites, mobile sites and mobile applications as our “Platform.” This Policy does not apply to information we collect in other ways, such as information we collect from you offline.

WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM AND ABOUT YOU.

We collect contact information. For example, we may collect your name and mailing address. We might also collect phone numbers and email addresses.
We collect billing information. For example, if you make a purchase or enroll in a conference or class, we or our vendors may collect your credit or debit card number and your billing address.
We collect account information. If you create an account, we may collect your username and password.
We collect information you post or submit. For example, we may collect the information you post on our Platform. We may also collect the information you submit in connection with one of our studies.
We may collect social media information. We may collect posts you make on our social media pages or your social media profile information.
We collect device and location information. We may collect the type and make of device you use to access our Platform. We may also collect your IP address or device identification number. We may also collect information about the browser you are using. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. We may collect information across the devices you use to access our Platform. We may also collect location information. This may include precise location information from your device.

WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU IN SEVERAL WAYS.

We collect information directly from you. For example, we might collect your information when you purchase a membership. We may also collect your information when you sign up for an event or order our reports.
We collect information from you passively. We use common tracking technologies to collect information passively. We do this in our websites and in emails that we send to you. We collect information about users over time when you use this Platform. We may have third parties collect personal information this way.
We collect information from third parties. We may receive information about you from other sources. This might include our business partners. We also get information about you from social media platforms.

WE COMBINE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES.

We may combine information that we collect offline with information we collect online. We may also combine information you submit or that we track across multiple devices. We may also combine information we collect from you with information we get about you from others, including social media platforms.

WE USE INFORMATION IN A VARIETY OF WAYS.

We use your information to communicate with you. This includes responding to your questions or inquiries. We will also use your information to send you information about your account or about our relationship.
We use information to provide you with our products and services. This includes fulfilling your order requests. This may also include registering you for our conferences.
We use your information to understand your interests and improve our products and services. We may use your information to make our Platform, products and services better. This may include improving user experience. We may also use your information to customize your experience with us. For example, we may use your information to determine your interest in our products and services or to better understand what products and services interest you.
We use your information for marketing purposes. We may provide you with information about current or new products, services and events, or other types of ads. We might use your information to serve you with ads. These might be third party offers or products we think you might find interesting. We may also have our business partners serve you with ads about our products and services.
We use information for security purposes. This could include protecting MSCI and our members. It may also include protecting our Platform.
We use information as otherwise permitted or required by law or as we may notify you. This includes using your information for our legitimate business needs.

WE SHARE INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES.

We share your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, this may include payment processors or companies that send emails for us. It may also include companies that run our websites or help fulfill orders or other member requests for us.
We may share information with our business partners.
We may share information with third parties for marketing purposes. This may include third parties that serve ads on our behalf. This may also include third parties in whose products or services we believe you may be interested. These third parties may also share your information with others. These third parties may use your information for their own marketing purposes or the marketing purposes of others. This may include the delivery of interest-based advertising.
We will share your information with any successor to all or part of our business as permitted by law. For example, if all or part of our business is sold, we may share your personal information with the new owner. This may include as part of an asset sale, corporate reorganization or other change of control.
We will share information to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. This includes responding to a court order or subpoena. It could also include sharing information if a government agency or investigatory body requests. We might share information when we are investigating a potential fraud. This could include fraud we think has occurred during a sweepstakes or promotion. We may also share information if you are the winner of a sweepstakes or other contest with anyone who requests a winner’s list.
We will share information for other reasons we may describe to you.

YOU HAVE CERTAIN CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION.

You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, follow the instructions in any promotional message you receive from us. Note that even if you opt out of our promotional emails, you will still receive transactional messages from us.

You can control certain cookies and tracking tools. Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies or other tracking tools. How you do so depends on the type of tool. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. To control flash cookies, which we may use on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
Our Do Not Track Policy: Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.
Options you select are browser and device specific.

OUR PLATFORM AND CHILDREN.

Our Platform is meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has provided us with information, please contact us at info@msci.org. You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this website Policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.” Parents, you can learn more about how to protect children’s privacy on-line here.

WE USE STANDARD SECURITY MEASURES.

The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our Platform will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. We use reasonable means to safeguard personal information under our control. Usernames and passwords are needed to access certain areas of our Platform. It is your responsibility to protect your username and password.

STORAGE OF INFORMATION

Information we maintain may be stored in the United States. If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your personal information to the United States. This site is subject to U.S. laws, which may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country

WE MAY LINK TO THIRD PARTY SITES.

Our Platform may contain links to other third party sites that are not governed by this Policy. If you click on a link to a third party site, you will be taken to a site we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices used by third party sites. We suggest that you read the privacy policies of those sites carefully. We are not responsible for these third party sites.

HOW TO CONTACT US.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, contact us at info@msci.org or by telephone at 847-485-3000. You may also write to us at the following address:
Metals Service Center Institute
4201 Euclid Avenue
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. We will notify you of any material changes to this policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our Platform. Please check our Platform periodically for updates.

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