Information Collection and Use
MWA measures the performance of its Website in order to determine how we can improve and expand upon the content and services we provide. We have designed our Website so that you are not required to provide any personally identifiable information unless you are requesting access to certain options and services. We only collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us. You may choose at any time not to provide personally identifiable information, although this may restrict our ability to provide requested services or information.
The following is personally identifiable information that you may volunteer to provide to us and examples of how we use such information:
- Email Notifications and Newsletters: We may use information obtained from you, such as contact information (name and email address), to complete your submitted request to receive specific association information, such as e-mail notifications, literature requests, and newsletter subscriptions.
- Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not, by itself, identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about the use of our Website by our visitors. This information is then compiled and analyzed in a way that does not identify our visitors personally. The information may include the referring Uniform Resource Locator (URL), indicating from where a visitor to our Website has come, which URLs have been visited on our Website and in what order, what browser is being used, and what Internet Protocol (IP) address a visitor used to get to our Website. We may also use such information for Website and system administration.
- Linked Websites: We sometimes provide links to third-party Websites. You acknowledge that such links are provided for your convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement by MWA of such third-party Websites. Since we do not control these Websites, MWA assumes no responsibility for the privacy practices of such Websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on those, and all, third-party Websites.
Protecting Your Information
The personal information you provide online is retained for no longer than is necessary, depending on the purpose for which it is held, and is electronically stored on a secure server. We protect the personal information you share with us. Access to your personal information is limited only to those MWA employees and third-party partners, all of whom are required to keep your information confidential. MWA does not sell, loan, trade or lease any personal information collected on our Website.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure proper use of your personally identifiable information, MWA and its third-party partners employ appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with industry practices.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If we learn that we have personally identifiable information about a child under the age of 18 we will delete that information. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to register to obtain further information or be included in a survey, your parent or legal guardian must register.
Choice to Opt-In
We would like to send you information about our organization and our products, but only if you wish to receive such information. By accessing information from our website, we make the logical assumption that you have chosen to opt-in and, as a result, that you accept our privacy policies.
Choice to Opt-Out
If at any subsequent time, you wish to stop receiving information from us, or to have your name and other personal information removed from our Website, please reply to sender or forward the e-mail to our web administrator at mwa@MysteryWriters.org indicating your desire to opt-out by typing "Remove" in the subject line. Please note that this 'opt-out' strategy only applies to information provided from our Website.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software – excepting content provided by MWA members - is the property of MWA or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws
LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
MWA grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of MWA. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for commercial benefit, or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of MWA.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
AUTHOR PROFILES -- CONDITIONS
Active Members may post Author Profiles and other content so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead. MWA reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.
If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant MWA a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and irrevocable right to use and display such content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify MWA for all claims resulting from content you supply. MWA has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. MWA takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.