Last Updated: January 1, 2019
Information We Collect
As a general visitor, you may visit MFA’s Site without disclosing any “personal data”, “personally identifiable information” or information otherwise considered personal in nature (“personal information”). Most areas of MFA’s website are readily accessible and do not require any form of registration, allowing you to navigate our Site freely. However, some areas may require you to provide us with personal information. If you elect to withhold personal information requested in these areas, you may not be able to fully gain access to parts of our Site or allow us to respond to requests.
MFA collects personally identifiable information which is specifically and voluntarily provided by visitors to the Site. In addition, MFA may combine information collected through means such as cookies or third-party analytics tools with personal information maintained by MFA. MFA may collect certain personally identifiable information, such as name, job title, company name, postal address, email address, telephone, and fax numbers, from website visitors.
A visitor may choose to provide personal information to us through this Site for the following reasons:
- Contact us for further information
- Participate in “sign up for our e-newsletter” initiatives
- Download articles, white papers and/or publications
- Submit resumes or work history information
- Participate in surveys or questionnaires
- Register for events and conferences
- Visit our Site while logged into a social media platform
Visitors can also send email to MFA through the Site. These emails will contain the visitor’s screen name and email address, as well as any additional information the visitor includes in the email. MFA’s intention is not to seek any sensitive information (including, but not limited to, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual orientation or criminal record) through the Site unless legally required. If you choose to provide sensitive information for any reason, MFA accepts your explicit consent to use that information in the ways described in this privacy statement or as described at the point where you choose to disclose this information.
Use of Data
When a visitor provides personal information to us, we use it for the purposes for which it was provided to us as stated or as implied at the point of collection. We may also use your data to contact you with information about MFA, including its business, services and events, and other information which may be of interest to you. MFA may also use your information to administer and manage the Site or communicate with you about the Site.
Tracking Activity and Non-Personal Information
We may collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit the Site. This information may include, for example, your IP (Internet Protocol) address, device type, browser type and version, and region, city or town where your device is located. This data is reported in the aggregate and is used to ensure that our Site presents the best possible experience for visitors.
We may also collect other non-personally identifiable information via this Site, such as Site usage activity and preferences, also known as demographic or profile data. This data is collected to provide us with additional context about the way the Site is being used. We reserve the right to combine this data with your personal information to make navigation of our Site easier and to better tailor your experience on the Site.
Some pages on this Site may use “cookies,” which are small data files that the Site may place on your system for identification purposes. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit the Site. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. You can choose whether or not to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on this Site.
How to Control My Cookies
There are various ways that you can control and manage your cookies which are discussed in a bit more detail below. Please remember that any settings you change will not just affect this Site’s cookies. These changes will apply to all web sites that you visit (unless you choose to block cookies from specific web sites).
Managing Cookies in My Browser
Most modern browsers will allow you to:
- See what cookies you’ve got and delete them on an individual basis
- Block third party cookies
- Block cookies from specific web sites
- Block all cookies from being set
- Delete all cookies when you close your browser
You should be aware that any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies. This includes where you have opted out from cookies, as this requires an opt-out cookie to be set. Also, if you block cookies completely many web sites will not work properly and some functionality on these web sites will not work at all.
Managing Analytics Cookies
It is possible to opt out of having your anonymous browsing activity within web sites recorded by analytics cookies. This Site uses Google Analytics and you can opt out of their cookies by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Please note that this will take you to the Google Analytics web site and generate a ‘no thanks’ cookie, which will stop any further cookies being set by those third parties.
Information We Share
We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal information concerning visitors to the Site, except as described herein. We may share personal information provided by our web site visitors with third parties we have retained to perform services on our behalf as well as to our affiliates. In addition, we may disclose personal information about you if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, in order to respond to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, and/or when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.
Links to Third-Party Web Sites and Portals
We retain your personal information for as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. Contact information such as mailing list information is kept until a user unsubscribes to our mailing lists or requests that we delete their contact information. Resumes are deleted when they are either no longer under consideration or are considered outdated by MFA’s Human Resources department and/or MFA Talent Management Practice.
Regardless of the provisions above, we may retain your personal information where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
When personally identifiable information is retained, MFA assumes responsibility for keeping an accurate record of the information once a visitor has submitted and verified the data. MFA does not assume responsibility for verifying the ongoing accuracy of the content of personal information. If MFA is informed that any personal data collected through the Site is no longer accurate, MFA will make appropriate corrections based on the updated information provided by you.
You are also legally entitled to request details of the personally identifiable information we are retaining about you. If at any time you would like MFA to rectify, erase or restrict the processing of your personally identifiable information, access your personally identifiable information, exercise your right to data portability or withdraw your consent to processing, please contact us.
How to Contact Us
MFA has a Data Protection Officer (DPO) responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. At any time, please reach out to MFA if you would like to:
- Correct or change any information collected by MFA
- Delete any information collected by MFA
- Request more information about MFA’s data collection and storage processes
Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP
1 Highwood Drive
Tewksbury, MA 01876
Phone: (978) 557-5300
Fax: (978) 685-2333