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Privacy Policy

This policy was last modified on and has an effective date of May 25, 2018.,

Who we are

Our website address is: https://mc2talks.mc-2.com.

Subscribers

If you are a subscriber, your email address is your personal property.  You have every right to stop receiving email anytime you choose and to only receive relevant and wanted email.  We only collect and hold your email address in order to send you the newsletters you have requested. You can unsubscribe at any time for any reason with zero tears or recriminations. If you ever have a problem with your subscription, contact us. We personally answer all emails.

Unsubscribing

It is always easy to unsubscribe the newsletter. Just go to the bottom of the newsletter and use the “unsubscribe” link.

Alternatively, just reply to a newsletter issue with only the word “unsubscribe” in the subject line. This will unsubscribe you to that particular newsletter.

Opt-out protection

When an email address is removed, the system remembers exactly who opted-out and can prevent this person from being mistakenly re-added to the subscriber list. This protects the subscriber and enforces the opt-in policy to which the newsletter publisher has agreed to abide.

Use of Cookies

We use use cookies to authenticate the user and keep track of the user session. We also use cookies to govern over survey voting. We do not use cookies to collect any information about you. All cookies, except those used for survey validation, expire within several hours after a period of idle use.

SPAM and Policy Abuse

Despite all above precautions and policies, there remains the possibility an email will be sent to a person (or a list of people) who will view the email received as un-welcomed solicitation or unwanted email. In some cases this may be due to a misunderstanding between us and the recipient. As a first step, we encourage email recipients to first consider if they are indeed part of this “opt-in” email list.

We follow all of these provisions and guidelines:

Header information is accurate. The “From Line” is either the name of the publication, our company or the name of a company representative.

Subject lines are accurate and not misleading in any way. These are either the name of the publication or a description of one of the articles that appears in the newsletter.

Every newsletter has a clear and prominent opt-out message and link to opt-out immediately. These opt-outs are removed immediately and put into a suppression list that ensures non-mailing unless the person who opted out re-subscribes.

Newsletters do not require the commercial advertisement notice, but do require a valid sender's physical postal address and contact information. In addition to the opt-out area, InternetVIZ newsletters include the physical address and contact information of the sender.

We comply with the Can Spam Act. It has four major provisions:

  1. It bans false or misleading header information. Your email's “From,” “To,” and routing information – including the originating domain name and email address – must be accurate and identify the person who initiated the email.
  2. It prohibits deceptive subject lines. The subject line cannot mislead the recipient about the contents or subject matter of the message.
  3. It requires that emails give recipients an opt-out method. A return email address must be provided or another Internet-based response mechanism that allows a recipient to ask you not to send future email messages to that email address, and all unsubscribe requests must be honored. A menu of choices may be used to allow a recipient to opt out of certain types of messages, but the option to end any commercial messages from the sender must be includedAny opt-out mechanism offered must be able to process opt-out requests for at least 30 days after you send your commercial email. When you receive an opt-out request, the law allows 10 business days to stop sending email to the requestor's email address. We do not help  another entity send email to that address, or have another entity send email on our behalf to that address. Finally, it's illegal to sell or transfer the email addresses of people who choose not to receive your email, even in the form of a mailing list, unless you transfer the addresses so another entity can comply with the law.
  4. It requires that commercial email includes the sender's valid physical postal address.

(Source: FTC guidelines)

We comply with the requirements of GDPR.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

List the cookies

MC2 Talks Cookie List

Cookies that MC@ Talks uses.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Google Analytics; Multiview, 7701 Las Colinas Rd, Suite 800 Irving, TX 75063

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We take all reasonable steps to protect information received from you from loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and/or destruction. We maintain technical, physical, and administrative safeguards to secure your information, and we use industry standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption for your data that is transferred over the internet. Despite its use of encryption, we cannot guarantee any method of transmission of information over the internet is 100% secure. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, please contact us a

What data breach procedures we have in place

Should there be a data breach, we would follow these procedures

  • Gather evidence
  • Determine the nature of the data breach
  • Determine the categories of data subjects impacted
  • Determine the quantity of data subjects impacted
  • Determine the type of personal data impact
  • Assess any risk to data subjects
  • Determine what, if any, steps might be taken to mitigate the breach or mitigate any security vulnerabilities

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not employ any automated decision making or profiling of user data.

Summary

We respect your right to privacy of your personal information and your right to a file of your personal data, and to have your personal data removed from our files.

We follow the best practices to avoid SPAM or even the perception of SPAM.

A high and pure reputation with ISPs is crucial to our success and the success of our newsletter.

Opt-outs are handled immediately. If a SPAM complaint does occur (this happens a few times a year), we address it immediately by assuring the removal of the complainant's e-mail address and contacting them to let them know this action was taken at their request. In the past we have found that often the complainant recants (or remembers that they did subscribe) and re-subscribes.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this Policy, you can contact us at: info@mc2talks.mc-2.com or via postal mail, using the contact details below:

Creative Management Services, LLC dba MC2

3 Alpine Court

Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 USA