Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Policy has been written to describe the conditions under which this web site is being made available to you. The Privacy Policy discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to this web site may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Policy carefully. By using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the website or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with the website, by all means contact us, otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from this site and refrain from visiting the site in the future.

The process of maintaining a website is an evolving one, and Melosity may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy Policy. Your use of the website, or materials obtained from the website, indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Policy will be posted on the website, and you should check upon every visit for any changes.

Sites Covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all Melosity-maintained websites, domains, information portals, and registries.

Children’s Privacy

Melosity are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. Melosity do not intentionally collect information from minors, and Melosity do not target its website to children.

Links to Non-Operators Web Sites

Melosity’s websites may provide links to third-party websites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave Melosity’s web site. Melosity do not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with this Privacy Policy. For example, other websites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other websites with caution, and you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any website before submitting personal information.

Types of Information We Collect:

Non-Personal Information

Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. Melosity may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the Melosity website.

Aggregate Information

Melosity may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the websites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.

Log Files

Every time you request or download a file from the website, Melosity may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. Melosity may use this information to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed onto your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps examine web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Why do we use cookies? Essentially, cookies allow us to respond to you as an individual. We can tailor Melosity to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better experience, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does NOT give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if required. Doing this may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Where do we use cookies?

Cookies on this website are used for:

1. Analytical/performance purposes - this allows us to recognise and calculate the number of visitors and to see how visitors navigate around the website when they are using it. In turn, this helps us improve the way our website functions for each user and tailor make their experience while navigating the site.

2. Functionality purposes - to help us recognise you when you return to our website. This allows us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences and settings (e.g. your choice of language or region).

3. Sharing purposes – this allows you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

If you have any questions regarding our Cookie policy then please email us: info@melosity.com

Web Beacons

Melosity’s website also may use web beacons to collect non-personal information about your use of our website and the web sites of selected sponsors or members, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our web site and selected sponsors’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. Our web beacons are not used to track your activity outside of our website or those of our sponsors. Melosity do not link non-personal information from web beacons to personally identifiable information without your permission.

Personal Information

Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Melosity use personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with a better service. On some of Melosity web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, or credit card information.

Members-Only Web Sites

Information you provide on Melosity’s membership applications is used to create a member profile, and some information may be shared with other of Melosity’s individual member representatives and organizations. Member contact information may be provided to other members on a secure web site to encourage and facilitate collaboration, research, and the free exchange of information among Melosity’s members, but we expressly prohibit members from using member contact information to send unsolicited commercial correspondence. Melosity’s members may be automatically added to Melosity’s mailing lists. From time to time, member information may be shared with event organizers and/or other organizations that provide additional benefits to Melosity’s members. By providing us with your personal information on the membership application, you expressly consent to our storing, processing, and distributing your information for these purposes.

How We Use Your Information

Melosity may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about Melosity’s website usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site. Melosity may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of Melosity’s members and their collaboration on Melosity’s standards and projects. When accessing Melosity’s members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by Melosity in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.

Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications; or if you purchase a product or service from our website, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for providing the services requested. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to Melosity may provide support for the financial activities of Melosity. Melosity may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.

Information Sharing

Melosity does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, Melosity reserve the right to supply any such information to any organization into which Melosity may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. We also reserve the right to release personal information to protect our systems or business, when we reasonably believe you to be in violation of our Terms of Use or if we reasonably believe you to have initiated or participated in any illegal activity. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, Melosity may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders.

In keeping with our open process, Melosity may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives.

If you are a registered member of the Melosity website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. Melosity’s member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organizational member), and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other of Melosity’s members and to the public.

Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our website becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others.

Given the international scope of the Melosity website, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this Privacy Policy is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you do not want your personal information collected and used by Melosity, please do not visit Melosity’s website or sign up to any of Melosity’s mailing lists.

Access to and Accuracy of Member Information

Melosity are committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of Melosity’s website may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a members-only resource is being accessed.

Security

Melosity make every effort to protect personal information by users of the web site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any website, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with member services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other Melosity’s members and to the public. Melosity assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information.

Opting Out

From time to time Melosity may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.

If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.