General

MSI Global Alliance (MSI) wants to protect the privacy of visitors to our website and that of our member firms. Please read the following policy; it will help you to understand how we use your personal data. We may change our privacy policy at any time without giving you notice, so please check it each time you visit our website.

Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this privacy policy, including our use of cookies as explained below.

What personal data do we collect?

We log your Internet Protocol (IP) address in order to receive and send information from and to you over the internet.

When you register with us, use our services, or make an enquiry, you may be asked to provide some personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

We automatically collect data about visitors to our website (for example on browsing patterns via Google Analytics) by using cookies. (See below.) This data is used only in an anonymous form with data being aggregated for marketing reporting purposes; no individual is personally identified. The website also allows you to give your permission to the site to ‘remember you’ (through use of a cookie) when you next visit so that you are not required to enter your username and password each time.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name, address or payment details: they simply hold the ‘key’ that, once you’re signed in, is associated with this information. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from msiglobal.org, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

By using this website, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer/device for the above purposes.

How do we use your personal data?

We may use your personal data to provide information and any services to you or your organisation, to let you know about other goods and services in which you may be interested, and to process any online payments.

We may also use your personal data to carry out research about our visitors’ and clients’ demographics, interests and behaviour. We do this to better understand our visitors, clients and potential clients. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated and anonymous basis.

When you give us personal data, those data may be sent electronically to servers anywhere in the world and may be used, stored and processed anywhere in the world, including countries outside the European Economic Area.

Whenever and wherever we collect, process or use personal data, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely and in accordance with our privacy policy.

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

We may pass your personal data to anyone who needs the data in order to fulfil your requirements for our services, or process any payment. Some of these may be located outside the European Economic Area.

We may pass your personal data to other MSI member firms. Some of these may be located outside the European Economic Area.

Except as set out above, we will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so or allowed to do so, by law, or where we need to do so in order to run our business (for instance where we outsource services or other people process data for us).