Membership Matters collects some generic information automatically, solely to help Membership Matters determine the success and usefulness of its website. This generic information, which does not reveal the identity of the visitor, includes: the country of origin, time spent on the website, most and least popular pages, browser and operating system and the originating website of the visitor. This information aids Membership Matters improve its services by enhancing more popular areas of the website.
Membership Matters only obtains specific data about its website visitors when such data is supplied voluntarily, e.g. when website visitors send contact enquiries or places a booking. Membership Matters then uses the data for the purpose of fulfilling the visitors’ requests. Membership Matters only collect personal data that are adequate, relevant and not excessive given the purposes for which they are collected.
Membership Matters’s website employs “cookies”. Cookies are small segments of text that are transmitted to a visitor’s web browser and which store information on the visitor’s hard drive. This information is later transmitted back to the server that originally sent it to the visitor upon a later visit to that site. Cookies allow servers to recall previous transactions to avoid repetition in data gathering. A visitor can configure its equipment hardware, usually with its browser to make notification when they receive a cookie. The visitor can refuse it. However, should the visitor refuse the cookie, this may cause certain feature within the site not to work properly. Membership Matters’ cookies reflect identifying information about each visitor and retain certain non-identifying information about the user’s use of the website.
Cookies cannot be used to obtain other information from your hard disk
Membership Matters will not sell or reveal information obtained about its visitors to anyone outside of Membership Matters unless: authorized by the visitor, it is legally required, or such disclosure is required to protect the safety of employees, visitors, customers, or property. Membership Matters does not send junk (spam) email, although in some instances, when Membership Matters wishes to contact customers via email, respond to messages, or transmit information requested by a visitor, Membership Matters will use email.
Membership Matters wants its visitors and customers to feel that their privacy will be protected when the visitor submits an enquiry online.