Like most website operators, MC4-IT collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. MC4-IT's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MC4-IT's visitors use its website. From time to time, MC4-IT may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to MC4-IT websites choose to interact with MC4-IT in ways that require MC4-IT to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MC4-IT gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at MC4-IT to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with MC4-IT are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, MC4-IT collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MC4-IT. MC4-IT does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
MC4-IT may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, MC4-IT may monitor the most popular links on the site. MC4-IT may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MC4-IT does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information