(1) What information do we collect?
To provide the site and the services, it is necessary for us to hold and process certain personal information. Our primary goal in collecting personal data is to provide you with a high quality site. We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information provided for your user profile, public profile, registration details and any events you upload to the site such as demographic information.
(b) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation).
(c) information relating to member dues
(d) any other information that you choose to send to us.
(2) Cookies and site analytics
(3) Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used to:
(a) administer the site;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the site and to inform future developments of the site;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the site, including published member and trainer listings and events listings;
(d) administer and collect member dues and keep records of payment and non-payment;
(f) send you general (non-marketing) communications about the business of MINT;
(g) send to you communications relating to Motivational Interviewing which we think may be of interest to you by email (you can opt out of these emails at any time by adjusting preferences in your 'My Information' page);
(i) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
Where you submit personal information for publication on the site, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the permission you grant to us. The information you would like to be published is controlled through the privacy settings of the 'My information' page.
[A statement about information sharing with our payment provider will be placed here when the site starts to take payments]
(4) Controlling, updating, accessing and changing your personal information (including email notifications)
All your personal details are accessible to you and may be changed by you by logging in to the site and navigating to 'My details'. You may elect to provide a minimum data set by only filling in fields marked with a red asterisk. The 'My details' page also allows you to specify email notifications from MINT. MINT members: Email notifications for new postings in the eForum will be sent to you by default but can by turned off by changing preferences on the eForum page.
A full record of all information held about you by MINT can be provided on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may also disclose personal information if we believe that doing so is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of MINT, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
(6) International data transfers
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries that do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in your own country.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. In using the site, you expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(7) Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers. All financial transactions you make with us will be encrypted using SSL technology.
Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. MINT protects the confidentiality of information members send and receive by using a system of password protection for the website and a data storage solution with built-in security features. However, members are reminded of guidance from their own professional bodies about sending client/patient identifiable data across the Internet. You should not post such information in the eForum area.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential.
(8 ) Policy amendments
(9) The eForum area
The eForum area is the part of the website where the MINT community members discuss their views. Comments are always annotated with the username of the member commenting, and cannot be posted anonymously. Unless specifically indicated, the forum is only provided for MINT members only.
Remember that, once a comment has been posted, it cannot be retrieved. Although the website is accessible only to MINT members, you must respect other members' and patients' confidentiality. To assist members, the Terms and Conditions for the whole website are available from a link throughout the site. These specifically ban the posting of libellous or malicious statements, or using the facilities of the site to market to other members.
(10)Third party websites
The site contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.