Date of last revision: August 11th, 2012
1 The MIL Application Software
1.2 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 and the Provider use the information to display to end users details of links, websites, offers, services, promotions or other content which may be of interest to them.
1.3 MIL is 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 sets out how the data or information we collect from end users, or that they provide to us through their use of the MAS, will be used by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding end user data and information and how we will treat it.
2 What information will the MAS collect?
2.1 The MAS may collect personally identifiable data about you (i.e. name, email address), provided you have given consent to such collection. MIL does not require any personal information from end users to enable them to access the MAS.
2.2 The MAS uses only 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.
3 What information is collected via the MAS?
3.1 The types of information collected by the MAS may include:
3.1.1 Information on the way that end users have customised the MAS to reflect their web browsing preferences.
3.1.2 Information in the way that end users use the MAS to browse the internet including (but not limited to) where available, IP addresses, 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 our end users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
3.1.3 For the same reason, we may obtain information about end users’ internet usage as it relates to the MAS by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of end users’ computers. Cookies contain information that is transferred to a user’s computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve the MAS and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:
estimate our usage pattern; and
store information about end user preferences, and so allow us to tailor the MAS according to end users’ interests.
4 How is the information which we collect via the MAS used?
4.1 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.
4.3 We may use your personally identifiable data solely for the purpose of contacting you with regards to your MAS account (for example, if you request your login details)
4.4 We will not use your personally identifiable data for any unauthorised marketing or communications
5 Where is the information we collect stored?
5.1 The data that we collect from end users may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). However, where data is transferred outside the EEA, we will ensure appropriate security of the data is provided. By submitting information through your use of the MAS you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
6 Who do we disclose end user information to?
6.1 We may disclose aggregated end user information to any member of the MIL group of companies.
6.2 We may disclose aggregated end user information to third parties:
6.2.1 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.
6.2.2 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.
6.2.3 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.
6.2.4 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
7 What about my use of links via the MAS?
7.1 The MAS contains various directories of links to the website of the Provider and other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy and/or information policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information (particularly personal data) to these websites.
8 How do I contact you about this policy?