Effective date: May 25, 2018
Material Handling Industry (MHI) ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://www.mhi.org website (the "Service").
At MHI, we are committed to protecting your privacy. This document informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have that are associated with that data.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Identifiable personal information may include, but is not limited to:
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any or all of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.
MHI does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to outside parties. MHI may distribute to MHI members contact information of users who have downloaded information from our site. Also, information collected when you register online for MHI trade events is covered below. If you register for an MHI trade event and opt out of receiving email from exhibitors, your email address will not be shared with Trade Event exhibitors or members. Your email address will not be included in the data you give an exhibitor when you allow them to scan your badge on the show floor. You may miss out on important information that you would otherwise receive by email from exhibitors. You will still receive confirmation notices and other important business information regarding Trade Events from MHI.
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amounts of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
MHI uses the collected data for various purposes:
MHI may process your Personal Data because:
MHI will also retain Usage Data for internal analytical purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when data is used to strengthen security or to improve the functionality of our Service or when we are legally obligated to retain data for longer time periods.
Your information including Personal Data may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer data including Personal Data to United States and process it there.
Disclosure for Law Enforcement
Under certain circumstances, MHI may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities - e.g. a court or a government agency.
MHI may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet and no method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We do not support Do Not Track signals ("DNT"). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
If you are an individual resident of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. MHI aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following rights for data protection:
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Service.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing - e.g. payment processors.
That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their own Privacy Policies. Those payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.
The payment processors we work with are:
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party’s site or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at 8720 Red Oak Blvd., Suite 201, Charlotte, NC 28217-3992 USA - TEL: (704) 676-1190, FAX: (704) 676-1199.