Last Updated: August 31, 2021
What Information Do We Gather and How Is It Used?
MBA collects information from our visitors and members at several different points on the Website. Visitors to the public areas of the Website browse anonymously. However, the MBA web server does collect aggregate data, such as number of access attempts by page. MBA also may collect information from you before allowing access to certain resources and personalization features on the Website, or to order products and services ("Personal Information").
"Personal Information" refers to data that could be used, alone or in combination with other data, to identify you as an individual. The types of Personal Information you may provide include contact information (such as name, email address, mailing address, and phone number), payment information (such as billing address, credit card information and bank account information) and account log-in credentials (such as user names). Personal Information is collected from visitors, including MBA members, and used by MBA to (i) improve web content, (ii) respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences and for marketing purposes, (iii) develop new products and services, (iv) complete registration and purchase transactions for MBA conferences, webcasts, classes and meetings and other MBA products and services, and (v) provide various services to our members and administer their interactions with MBA. MBA may share Personal Information on a limited basis with its affiliated organizations as well as with a select group of affinity partners and other third parties. Also, third-party vendors providing services in connection with the Website or MBA products and services may have access to Personal Information. It is MBA's policy to require such vendors to hold Personal Information in confidence.
Cookies and Web Beacons
If you prefer not to accept cookies, you can set your Internet browser to notify you when cookies are received or to prevent cookies from being placed on your device. If you consent to our collection of cookies and you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent, you will need to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. Please note that disabling cookies on your browser will prevent us from tracking your activities on the Website and may also disable some of the functions and features of the Website and prevent it from working properly.
AdWords, LinkedIn and Other Social Media Platform Remarketing
If you do not wish to see ads from MBA that come from us through a remarketing service, you can opt out in several ways:
- Opt out of seeing ads from MBA that come from us through the LinkedIn remarketing service by visiting the "managing your ad preferences" on LinkedIn.
Like most standard website servers we use log files that record internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the Website, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information about aggregate use. IP addresses, etc., are not linked to personally identifiable information. You can opt-out of being tracked via Google Analytics via the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on.
Handling of Do Not Track Signals
California law requires us to inform you how the Website responds to Do Not Track ("DNT") signals from your web browser. We do not respond to DNT signals at this time because currently there is no industry standard for recognizing or responding to DNT signals.
We take commercially reasonable precautions to protect our users' information. All information entered by you on the Website is encrypted and is protected with SSL encryption. All purchase transactions that occur on our online store are transmitted via SSL secure communications with a digital certificate of authentication, and only the user's name, address and last four digits of the credit card are retained and stored. Data stored on our servers is encrypted in storage and passwords are protected by storing a one-way salted hash calculation, which is not reversible. If you have any questions about the security at the Website, you can send an email to [email protected]
Opting Out and Correcting Personal Information
If your Personal Information changes (such as phone, email or postal address) or if you no longer desire to access or use our services, email our Customer Support at [email protected] or click the "Contact" link on the Website in order to inform MBA of the changes.
Retention of Personal Information
Residents of the European Union/European Economic Area
If you are in the European Union ("EU") or the European Economic Area ("EEA"), the following additional disclosures apply: (a) MBA acts as the Controller of your Personal Information, (b) when we process your Personal Information, we will only do so in the following situations: (i) we need to use your Personal Information to perform our responsibilities under our obligations with you (e.g., processing payments); (ii) we have a legitimate interest in processing your Personal Information (for example, we have a legitimate interest in processing your Personal Information to provide, improve and secure our Website and services and in communicating with you about our Website and services; (iii) we have your consent to do so; or (iv) we need to process your Personal Information to comply with our legal obligations. You may contact us to submit a request to exercise your rights in Personal Information (see Contact Information below). If you initially consented to our processing of your Personal Information, you may contact us to withdraw your consent. If you are an EU/EEA resident and have a concern about our practices concerning the processing of Personal Information that we are not able to resolve, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority where you reside or in which you work, or in which the alleged infringement occurred. You may have the right to: (a) request confirmation of whether we are processing your Personal Information; (b) obtain access to or a copy of your Personal Information; (c) receive a portable copy of your Personal Information, or ask us to send that information to another organization (the "right of data portability"); (d) seek correction or amendment of inaccurate, untrue, incomplete, or improperly processed Personal Information; (e) restrict our processing of your Personal Information; (f) object to our processing of your Personal Information; and (g) request erasure of Personal Information held about you by us, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set forth below, Contact Information. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, we may take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. For some requests and where permitted by law, an administrative fee may be charged. We will advise you of any applicable fee prior to performing your request.
MBA is headquartered in the United States and has operations and provides services in the United States. The Website and its related services may be accessed and used throughout the world, and data processing for some services offered by the Website occurs outside the U.S. As such, we and our service providers may transfer your Personal Information to, or store, process or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction. We will take steps to ensure that your Personal Information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we store and process it.
Use of Website by Children
The Website is not targeted for use by children under the age of sixteen. We do not target any of our products or services or website content and features for use by children under the age of sixteen.
Notification of Changes