Date of last revision: May 21st, 2018
At Mine International Limited (MIL), we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We understand that you are concerned as to how any information about you is collected and used and we realise that you trust us to do this carefully and sensibly.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who use the MIL Application Software (MAS), how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may occasionally change this Policy so please check this page to ensure you’re happy with any changes. By using our software, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The MAS has been developed to provide end users with a more relevant and customised internet browsing experience and the information that we learn from end users helps us to continually improve their browsing experience. MIL, VARs and the Provider use the information to display details of links, websites, offers, services, promotions or other content to end users, which may be of interest to them.
How do we collect information from you?
We (MIL) acquire information about you when you use our software. Providers may acquire information about you, should you complete a form (such as a newsletter subscription or survey response), on their website.
What type of information is collected from you?
The MAS does not collect any personally identifiable data about end users (i.e. name, email address), and MIL does not require any personal information from end users to enable them to access the MAS.
Providers may collect personally identifiable date of end users, only if the end user completes a form (such as a newsletter subscription or survey response), on their website. Such responsibility for this data, therefore, rests with the Provider, as MIL does not collect or store any such data. Please visit the Providers own privacy statement for information on how they might use such data.
The MAS does place cookies on end users’ computers when they use the MAS and, as a result of this, MIL does collect data such as IP addresses and (anonymous) user preferences etc, such as information on the way that end users have customised the MAS to reflect their web browsing preferences and used the MAS to browse the internet including (but not limited to) where available, operating systems and browser types, traffic data, location data, other communication data, details of the publishers that are most popular with end users, click stream information, areas or categories of interest which end users most commonly browse, the RSS feeds that end users select, bookmarks that end users select, the URLs that end users use for system administration and to report aggregate information to the Provider. This information is statistical data about end users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
To summarise the above point, the MAS only collects non-personally identifiable data such as end user browsing preferences and favourites. This information is stored by MIL and used to understand broad categories of end users’ interests and browsing preferences. This information is not and cannot be used to specifically identify a specific person or entity.
How is your information used?
The information that the MAS collects allows MIL to define usage patterns and the online behaviour of end users of the MAS. We may use such information, or permit the Provider to use such information, to provide end users with targeted information about merchandise, goods, services, offers, promotions or other advertisements which may be of interest to them via the display of messages on the MAS’ newsreader and/or the customised content and/or layout of the MAS according to end user behaviours and preferences.
Who has access to your information?
We may disclose aggregated end user information to any member of the MIL group of companies.
We may disclose aggregated end user information to third-parties:
– In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose aggregated end user information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
– If we are under a duty to disclose or share end user information in order to comply with any legal obligation or request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the MAS and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the MAS.
– If we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to protect the rights, property, or safety of MIL, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
We may disclose or share aggregated end user information with any successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting the MAS.
Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
The MAS does not collect any personally identifiable data about end users (i.e. name, email address), and MIL does not require any personal information from end users to enable them to access the MAS. The MAS only collects non-personally identifiable data such as end user browsing preferences and favourites. This information is not and cannot be used to specifically identify a specific person or entity.
Once we receive this non-personally identifiable information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems, however this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect all information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Use of ‘cookies’ and website recording
Like many other websites, when end users use the MAS, we receive and record information on our server logs, including the end users IP address, via ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files placed in the hard drives of visitors’ computers to recognise when they visit and to store their preferences. Cookies collect statistical data about end users browsing actions and patterns and do not identify them individually. The collection of cookies can help us to improve the MAS and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to estimate our usage pattern, store information about end user preferences and so allow us to tailor the MAS according to end users’ interests.
Google Analytics cookies:
Providers may choose to also use Google Analytics cookies, which are used to collect information about how visitors use their site. Providers can use the information to help them improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Google Adwords cookies:
Links to other websites
Transferring your information outside of Europe
As part of the services offered to you via the MAS, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting information through your use of the MAS you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on 21st May 2018.
How do I contact you about this Policy?