Privacy Statement

At MHI, we are committed to protecting your privacy. Any information collected about you is used to inform you of changes, news and events on our site and in the industry. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

The information collected by MHI is used to help better serve you. Profiles are collected when you sign in and will help us to provide you with a customized web experience. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the Web site, new MHI services, and special news and events we think you'll find valuable.

What about "cookies"?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to provide helpful features such as providing customized content to you when you return to the site based on your browsing history. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that.

Note: If cookies are disabled (i.e., turned off) in your browser, you won't be able to use many of the features that MHI offers (you'll be able to get to and browse our home page, but that's it). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

What about "custom (also known as 'private') headers"?

A header is part of the data packets which are sent to your browser and in turn received by our servers. Headers contain transparent information about the transmission. We use custom (also known as "private") headers for different aspects of our websites. Many internet security software applications disable this type of header.

Note: If custom / private headers are disabled or blocked in your internet security software application, you won't be able to use many of the features that MHI offers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Within your internet security software application, custom / private headers can be enabled on a site-by-site basis. Please see the product documentation for more information.

How does MHI protect customer information?

All of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

Will MHI disclose the information it collects to outside parties?

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.

Trade event email opt out option

If you opt out of email, your email address will not be shared with Trade Event exhibitors. 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.

What happens to the information gathered when I register for an MHI trade event?

As a show registrant, you have indicated an interest in the products and services provided by exhibiting member companies. MHI provides information gathered from our trade show registrations ONLY to exhibiting member companies. MHI may also provide aggregate statistics about our attendees, traffic patterns, and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

In summary

MHI is committed to protecting your privacy. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others outside of the industry.

Your consent

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by MHI. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

California Privacy Rights

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.