Last Updated: December 16, 2019
Information We Collect
In general, a Website collects personal information (such as user name, email address or telephone number) only when voluntarily submitted by you. For example, you may provide us with your personal information in connection with submitting a comment or question through the contact page, providing us with feedback or creating a customized profile on EMMA.
When you access the Website(s), our web servers may automatically recognize and collect information regarding your referring domain, your type of web browser, operating system software, screen resolution, cookie preferences and similar technical data. None of this information is personally identifiable, and we use it only in the aggregate to measure overall Website usage patterns and trends.
We do not knowingly collect or use any personal information through our Website from users under 13 years of age. No information should be submitted to this Website by or for persons under 13 years of age.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We do not sell your personal information to third parties for commercial purposes. We may use your personal information for the following:
- for the specific purpose for which the personal information was provided (for example, to send you e-mail alerts or to create your customized profile on EMMA);
- to provide you with information, products or services, or access to customized content;
- to improve the content, appearance and utility of the Websites;
- to trace your use of the Websites for internal research purposes;
- to notify you of updates or changes to the Websites or any products or services we offer or provide through the Websites;
- to provide any necessary notices or email communications to you;
- in any other way we may describe when you provide personal information;
- for any other purpose with your consent; and
- to comply with certain contractual, legal or regulatory obligations.
We reserve the right to disclose personal information without notice when we believe that disclosing it is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose personal information without notice to you when required by applicable law, regulation, subpoena or other legal process, requested from a United States federal, state or other U.S. government regulatory or U.S. self-regulatory organization or body or law enforcement agency, or when we believe such disclosure is required under our obligations as a self-regulatory organization. You acknowledge and agree that the MSRB may transfer personal information to its service providers to process payment transactions and provide you with MSRB products and services. With respect to updates subscribed to on msrb.org, subscriber e-mail information and the particular updates you selected to receive are provided to a service provider that compiles subscriber lists and delivers the updates to you via email. That service provider also collects and provides to the MSRB information about number of messages sent, clicks and open rates by email address.
We have reasonable technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or alteration. Although we have safeguards in place, we cannot control Internet transmissions, and no assurances can be given that your personal information sent to the MSRB will never be subject to unauthorized access, loss, misuse or alteration in transmission to or after receipt by the MSRB.
Content Stored in U.S.
The Websites, and any services available on or through the Website(s), are provided from the United States. By accessing and using a Website, content of that Website and/or such services, you understand and consent to the storage and processing of information, including personal information, in the United States. The Websites, content of the Websites and such services are not intended to subject the MSRB to the laws or jurisdiction of any country or territory other than that of the United States. The MSRB does not represent or warrant that the Websites, content or services or any part of them are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. In choosing to access a Website, content of the Website or any services available on or through the Website, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all applicable local or other laws, rules and regulations.
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