Mehdeh.com is committed to complying with these standards so that members can feel secure in the knowledge that their personal data is properly managed.
This document discloses the privacy practices for www.mehdeh.com including:
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected
- What organization is collecting the information
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under E-consultancy’s control
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information
- Intellectual Property Ownership
- Our Privacy Pledge
- Acess Restrictions; Termination
1. Under 18s
Children are not eligible to use our register or subscribe to our services and we ask that minors (under 18 years of age) do not submit any personal information to us.
2. Information We Collect.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and personalized experience while using our services. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience easier and quicker.
To fully use our services, you will sometimes be required to register using our online registration form, where you will be required to provide us with your contact information (e.g. e-mail address) and some other information relating to your professional employment (e.g. name of the company you work for, your position there). We automatically track certain information about you based upon your behavior on our site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve our users. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.
Using the Site’s web server log files, we use IP addresses to analyze trends, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser and operating system you are using, your IP address etc.
Surveys & Contests.
From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys, contests or for a particular service (e.g. newsletter). Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested will include contact information (as supplied to the site during registration) and supplementary information on your professional interests, opinions and preferences (e.g. choice of software, working practices, opinions on industry issues, feedback on the mehdeh.com web site). We will use the contact information to notify winners. We will not publish winners’ details on the site though on request we will provide details of any winners’ name and organization. If the survey or contest has a sponsor then we will share information given by entrants with the sponsor.
Because purchased services and subscriptions for the use of mehdeh.com are delivered and you have the use and receive the benefits of said services instantly, all payments are final and refunds cannot be granted.
3. Our Use of Your Information.
We use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customize our site’s content, layout, and services. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users’ needs.
We use your e-mail address to send you newsletters or other communications (for example, digests of the forum posts) that you have requested from the Site. Out of respect for our users we offer an opt-out (see 4. below).
We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site, to resolve any disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular on rare occasions we may evaluate your information to look for users using multiple User IDs or alias.
Your Personal Information is stored in our databases, which are located in the US. Please note that the information you enter may at some time be transferred outside the US Economic Area for the purposes of processing by Mehdeh.com or any of its affiliates. By submitting your information, you consent to this transfer.
4. Opt-Out of Email Communications.
If at any stage you wish no longer to receive any e-mails that you receive from the site you can stop them coming by simply clicking on the ‘Discontinue’ email option on the email received from mehdeh.com or submitting your request via the ‘contact us’ form.
5. Our Disclosure of Your Information
By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
As a general proposition, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party.
We do aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in aggregate to advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to personally identify you.
Throughout the Site, you are identified by your User ID, which is thereby disclosed to other users and third parties. Your User ID can be used to identify you and your activities throughout the Site. Other people can see your rating, your postings on the Site, and so on. We also provide others a number of ways to allow other users to find more out about you and your site activities if you give them permission to access this information. Please be aware that if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you risk receiving unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Mehdeh.com cannot be liable for any such communications.
Mehdeh.com cooperates with law enforcement inquiries and other third parties to enforce laws, intellectual property and other rights. Local, and international law enforcement agents can request and may receive your personally identifiable information.
Suppliers and Other Service Providers.
From time to time we use third party Suppliers and Service Providers to facilitate our services. Where any Service Provider collects information directly from you (such as the situation where we ask a Service Provider to conduct a survey for us) you will be notified of the involvement of the Supplier or Service Provider, and all information disclosures you make will be strictly optional.
6. Discussion Forums
Forum is not avalible at this time.
We track which forum messages individual site users read. This is in order to help us understand which content that user is most interested in. We use this intelligence to help personalize the site to match the interests of the user.
7. “Tell-a-friend” services
Mehdeh.com community offers a service whereby you can e-mail site content (for example, a particular forum post) to a friend or colleague. This will involve entering the e-mail address of your friend. We do not use the e-mail addresses you enter for any purpose other than to send your e-mail. We do not store, rent or sell these e-mail addresses.
8. Control of Your Password
Except as specifically permitted by this section, you may not disclose your Mehdeh.com password to any third parties nor share it with any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password by visiting the preferences page on the Site.
You may, however, disclose your password to certain third parties with whom Mehdeh.com has entered into specific contractual and technical arrangements designed to safeguard your password, in order to enjoy the benefits of those third parties’ services in relation to the Mehdeh.com services.
If you wish to change your password you can do so at any time through the ‘Modify Profile’ section of the site at any of Medeh.com websites.
9. Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable Information
You can at any time review and change the information you submitted during registration by visiting the preferences page on Medeh.com websites.
You must promptly update your information if it changes. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our forums or other message areas or the feedback area.
10. Downloadable Software Disclaimer
Mehdeh.com covers only information that is collected through this Web site, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from this site via any Third Party (individual, company or related links).
11. Intellectual Property Ownership
Mehdeh.com and/or its licensors retains all right, title, and interest to this website and/or any accompanying instructions or other documentation (regardless of the medium), whether printed, electronic, or otherwise (collectively, the “Accompanying Materials”), including, but not limited to, all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, trade names, trade dress, proprietary rights, patents, titles, computer codes, audiovisual effects, themes, characters, character names, stories, dialog, settings, icons, artwork, sound effects, musical works, and moral rights related to the Website and/or the Service, as between You and Mehdeh.com. The Website and Accompanying Materials are protected by “USA Copyright Law” and applicable copyright laws and treaties throughout the World. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TO THE SERVICES OR ANY OTHER mehdeh.com PROPERTY EXCEPT AS WE INDICATE IN THESE TERMS.
All content on the Mehdeh.com website is: © Mehdeh.com, Inc. 2005. All rights reserved. Mehdeh.com takes the protection of intellectual property rights, including copyrights, very seriously. Mehdeh.com will terminate your access to, or use of, the Site and/or the services, without notice to you, if you infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, of others. If you are a copyright owner who believes that certain content available on Mehdeh.com infringes your copyright, please request our “Copyright Dispute Resolution Mechanism”. If you desire to use any of the material contained on Mehdeh.com’s web site not authorized by this Agreement, you may seek permission.
13. Our Privacy Pledge
We collect nonpublic personal information about you from the following sources:
- (A) Information we receive from you on applications or other forms;
- (B) Information about your transactions with us or others;
- (C) Information we receive from a consumer reporting agency.
17. Acess Restrictions; Termination
We can terminate your access to the Site or the Services at any time. We may also remove any Member Content without cause and without notice to you.
We can also change these Terms at any time, without notice, and your continued use of the Services after any change we make will mean that you agreed with the changes. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGE, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY PURPOSE.