In the course of operating the MTN Services, we may collect two types of information about our users: Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.
"Personal Information" is personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, email address, birth date and gender. Personal Information is collected by us when you choose to provide it to us when registering for an MTN Service, such as when you choose to subscribe to an MTN Service, enter an MTN promotion or choose to receive an MTN newsletter. In addition, if you choose to contact any of our customer service representatives, we may keep a record of that correspondence so that we may fully address the subject matter. We may also receive Personal Information from our business partners and other third parties, provided that such third parties confirm to us that you have permitted them to share such information.
Business contact information such as the name, title, business address, email address or telephone number of a business or professional person or an employee of an organization is not considered Personal Information.
"Non-Personal Information" is information of an anonymous nature, such as an Internet Protocol Address (IP Address), the domain you may have used to access an MTN Service, the type and version of browser or operating system you may be using, and the website you may have come from and visit next. Aggregate information, such as demographic statistics of our users (e.g. average age or geographical allocation of our users), number of visitors and average time spent on an MTN Service, is also considered Non-Personal Information.
Non-Personal Information is collected or derived by us in the course of operating the MTN Services. For example, our Web servers may automatically collect Non-Personal Information which is provided through your browser or stored on a Cookie or through a Web Beacon when you choose to visit an MTN Service. Non-Personal Information is used by MTN as described here.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Personal Information may be used by us for the following purposes:
Providing you with the MTN Services and information you have requested from us, including your use of the MTN Site. We may from time to time use your Personal Information to contact you about changes, enhancements or similar notices related to the MTN Services;
If you indicated that you were interested in receiving offers or information from MTN or certain of our selected sponsors or advertisers, MTN may send you email materials and other mailings about products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. If at any time you would like to end your subscription to any such email materials, follow the directions posted at the bottom of the email material;
If you enter a contest or other promotion offered on an MTN Site, we may, under the rules of the promotion, use your name and certain other information to administer the promotion, such as contacting, announcing and promoting the winners of the promotion;
MTN may also use Personal Information if it has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful when investigating a contravention of a federal, provincial or foreign law or in order to protect or defend a legal interest.
DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not sell or rent your Personal Information to anyone.
We will only disclose your Personal Information to third parties:
Where you have specifically given us your consent to disclose your Personal Information for a designated purpose;
Who are acting on our behalf as our agents, suppliers or service providers, solely to enable us to more efficiently provide you with the MTN Services. Such entities act under strict contractual controls, requiring them to maintain the confidentiality of all such Personal Information and to use such information solely for purposes related to the provision of the MTN Services;
As may be set out in the Terms and Conditions applicable to a MTN Service, to facilitate the provision of such MTN Service, such as fulfilling legal requirements;
As required by law, including by an order of any court, institution or body with jurisdiction or authority to compel the production of information, or in order to protect or defend a legal interest; or
LINKS TO OTHER SITES AND ADVERTISEMENTS
The majority of the advertisements which are displayed in connection with the MTN Services are served through reputable third party advertisement serving partner(s). If you would like to know more about what Non-Personal Information is collected and how information is used by our partner or about its "opt-out" procedures, please click here
In certain areas, such as when you provide credit card information to us, we work to help protect the security of your credit card information during transmission by using industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology.
You can help protect the security of your Personal Information as well. For instance, never give out your password, since this is what is used to access your Account or Registration Information. Also remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you finish using an MTN Service or surfing the Web, so that other people using the same computer won't have access to your information.
ADDITIONAL PRIVACY PROCEDURES
Privacy procedures specific to an MTN Service can be found on an MTN Site at the location of the particular MTN Service, or in additional terms referenced at such MTN Site. Those procedures are an addendum to this policy, and are provided to you at the place where they will be of most use to you.
ACCESSING AND CHANGING ACCOUNT/ REGISTRATION INFORMATION
MTN provides you with the means to access, update, edit or delete any Account or Registration Information you may have provided to us at any time on your own by going to the appropriate page in the Account or Registration section of the relevant MTN Service, and changing or deleting such information as desired.
If you are unsure whether we have a record containing any of your Personal Information and would like to confirm whether or not we do, please Contact Us, indicating all e-mail addresses that you may have given us.
If you decide at any time that you do not want to receive any e-mail materials to which you have subscribed, you may choose to unsubscribe to these e-mails by following the instructions at the bottom of the e-mail material.
QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS
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