Use of Information
Information collected by M & Q is used for two main purposes. First, we collect information to improve the Website by determining which of our areas, features and forums are most popular. Finally, we collect information to enable our users to participate in features, services, programs and/or other activities from time to time.
M & Q does not use its users email address or other personally identifiable information for commercial or marketing purposes without your consent or except as part of a program or feature (such as described in the “Value Added Benefits” paragraph below) for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. That being said, M & Q may use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes, for example to contact you.
In order to participate in many features, services and/or programs of the Website, we may require that you provide us with certain specific information, such as your full name, company information, mailing address, telephone number, e‑mail address, gender, personal interests and/or other information specific to you. You can choose whether or not to provide us with this information, but if you choose not to provide any required information, your experience on the Website may be diminished and some features may not be available or may not work as intended.
M & Q or a partner may sponsor promotions, sweepstakes or contests on the Website. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate, but you will be under no obligation to participate. M & Q may also transfer personal information to certain advertising or marketing partners from whom you have requested to receive information.
Additional Ways that Information is Collected
Browser Log Files
Our servers automatically log each visitor to the Website and collect and record certain information about each visitor. This information includes your “Internet Protocol”, or IP, address, browser language, browser type, operating system, domain names, browsing history (including time spent at a domain, time and date of your visit), referring/exit web pages and URLs, and number of clicks.
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s IP address. When a user requests a web page from the Website, our web servers automatically recognize that user’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about the user other than the IP address from which the user has accessed the Website. We may use this information to examine our traffic in the aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our web servers do not automatically record e-mail addresses of users.
When Information Is Disclosed By M & Q
M & Q does not use its users email address or other personally identifiable information for commercial or marketing purposes without your consent or except as part of a program or feature (such as described in the “Value Added Benefits” paragraph below) for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with third parties to demonstrate the usage patterns for M & Q’s advertisements, content, functionality promotions and/or services on the Website.
We also reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally identifiable information in order to take precautions against liability, investigate and defend against any third-party claims or allegations, assist government enforcement agencies, protect the security or integrity of the Website, and protect the rights, property, or personal safety of M & Q, our users or others.
We reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information, as well as any other information, in connection with the sale or other disposition of all or part of the M & Q business and/or assets. We cannot make any representations regarding the use or transfer of your personally identifiable information or other information that we may have in the event of our bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency, receivership or an assignment for the benefit of creditors. Furthermore, we cannot and will not be responsible for any breach of security by any third parties or for any actions of any third parties (including other users of the Website) that receive any of the information that is disclosed to us.
Information From Children
Because M & Q operates globally, the information that we collect may be made available to our affiliates, partners and subsidiaries worldwide. However, the Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to users in the United States. For those users visiting us from the European Economic Area, China or any other non-United States location, please note that M & Q may transfer your personally identifiable data outside the European Economic Area, China or the other non-United States location in which you are located for use for any of the purposes described above. By using the Website and providing M & Q with your personal data, all users of the Website consent to such transfer of your personal data and that your use of the Website and any products or services offered by M & Q is subject to the laws of the State of Delaware and the United States. All users of the Website agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the State of Delaware.
Value Added Benefits
When you participate in any of the features, services and/or programs offered through the Website, we may request your full name, company information, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, gender, personal interests and/or other relevant information specific to you. This information will allow us to provide you with information that we believe will be important and relevant to you. This information may also be used by us to notify you of features, services and/or programs that may be of interest to you.
Privacy Outside the Website
The Website contains various links to other websites, including links to various third party service providers. M & Q is not and cannot be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any of those other websites. Other than under agreements with certain reputable organizations and companies, and except for third party service providers whose services you voluntarily elect to utilize, we do not share any of the personal information that you provide to us with any of the websites to which the Website links, although we may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable data with those other websites. Please check with those websites in order to determine their privacy policies and your rights under them.
Choices With Your Personal Information
If you have additional questions or comments of any kind, if you see anything on the Website that you think is inappropriate or if you would like to have any or all of your personal information withheld from third party organizations and companies and/or from third party service providers, please let us know by e-mail or by sending your comments or requests to: