MicroData Privacy Policy

MicroData is committed to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information collection and use practices for our Website.

This policy was last modified on May 25, 2018.

Definitions

We have several different websites. In this policy, we use terms that are easy to read. For example, whenever we refer to “our websites,” we are referring to:  

  • microdata.com
  • microdata.net
  • blog.microdata.com

When we refer to “MicroData,” “us,” “we,” or “our,” in this policy, we are referring to our websites that are owned and operated by MicroData. You can use our websites either by as an unregistered user or a registered user, which we collectively will call “visitors.”

Your Agreement

Please read this document carefully because it explains how we will collect, use, share and process your personal information and if you choose to use our websites, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The personal information that we collect is used for providing and improving our websites and making information technology understandable. We will not sell, rent or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

When using our websites, if you would like to access some features of our websites, for example creating a comment, you have to create an account. If you choose to create an account, you will need to share certain information, such as name, email. We collect information from you in several different ways on our websites. Our goal in collecting this information is to provide you an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience. We may collect personal information, including IP address, if you visit our websites, if you make a purchase or other transaction involving a payment from you to us on our websites. Some examples of when we ask for and collect your personal information include:

  • When creating an account on our websites. When creating an account you will provide your name, e-mail and/or mailing address and may also elect to provide preference and interest-based information. This allows us to send you updates, contact you regarding announcements, system updates, new products and offerings, and other information.
  • Contact Us. We use Contact Us forms located on various areas of our websites to allow you to contact us directly with any questions, comments, or requests you may have. This information is used to respond to your questions, comments, and requests.
  • Email Registration. You have the opportunity to receive regular emails while visiting our websites. When signing up for email you may be asked to provide certain details, such as email address, name, country, and preferences. Information provided will be used to deliver email to you, personalize your experience and to improve and enhance what we offer. We only send emails to users that have opted-in to receive our mailings. If at one time you signed up for email but no longer wish to be a part of that email list, you may unsubscribe at anytime by clicking Unsubscribe within the email.
  • Polls and Surveys. Sometimes we may invite you to participate in polls and surveys. You are not obligated to respond to polls or surveys, and you have choices about the information you provide.
  • Contests and Giveaways. Occasionally we may offer opportunities to enter a contest or participate in a giveaway. You are not obligated to enter any contests or giveaways, but if you choose to, you will be required to provide certain information about yourself, such as name, address and email.
  • Website Comments. We encourage healthy community discussion on our websites. You do not have to participate in these discussions and if you choose to, you will be required to provide certain details, such as name, email and nickname to comment. Any information that is posted to comments or community sections of our websites will be seen by anyone visiting our websites. 

When you provide us with personal information, we use it to deliver product or services, for example shipping an order, analyze and monitor visitor activity, provide awareness and opportunities for you to engage with additional content, services or the like, help plan the future development of our websites.

How does MicroData.com use cookies?

We may use "cookies" to help create a more effective and convenient site experience. By showing us how and when visitors use the site, "cookies" help us determine which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on data such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. MicroData.com does not store any sensitive information in the cookie.

What measures are in place to protect customer information?

For accessing our sites and any on-line ordering, MicroData uses Digital Certificates for SSL Encryption.

Providing Your Personal Data to Others

To allow us to provide the features and functionalities necessary to run our websites, we work with several third party companies. Some of those companies and what we use them for are:

  •  Google Analytics: General usage statistics on our websites, for example, how long you spend on a specific website and where you came from.
  • WordPress: Delivers the experience you see and interact with on our websites, for example information from registered users on our websites is stored in WordPress.
  • Mailchimp: A tool we use to deliver email content and notification to subscribers.
  • CrazyEgg: General usage statistics used to help identify areas of the site that are most used, not used, and how to make our websites easier to use.
  • Unbounce: A website testing tool that allows us to test multiple ideas at the same time to select number of visitors. For example, we may want to test a different button color to a small group of visitors and see how it performs before having all visitors use it.
Your Access to and Control Over Information

You are entitled to view or delete any personal information we have. If this is something you would like to do, we would be happy to accommodate.

Please send an email letting us know to

If you choose to close your account or ask that we modify or delete some or all of your personal information, we will retain your personal data if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our Terms and Conditions or fulfill any others requests from you (for example, to opt-out of further messages or for a copy of your data).

How does MicroData use my e-mail address and can I opt-out of receiving MicroData e-mail messages?

MicroData clients and guests may subscribe to a number of MicroData e-mail-based newsletters. These newsletters are by opt-in only and users may remove themselves from any mailing at any time by simply following the link in any message. Unsubscribing will not interrupt any ongoing conversations you may be having with MicroData.

  • Contacting us for support: Your e-mail address will be used to respond to your query. In some cases, we may invite you to participate in an online survey to let us know how we are doing.
  • Subscribing to the MicroData Newsletter or Blog: When you sign up for the MicroData Newsletter or Blog, your e-mail address is not used for any purpose other than to send you the newsletter or notice of a blog post on a periodic basis. You may unsubscribe from either by following the links in the Newsletter/Blog.
Security and Technical Issues

Protecting your privacy and your information is something we take very seriously. We implement industry standard security safeguards designed to protect your data. While we do all we can to keep our websites secure, since communications and information technology is constantly changing, and that the use of the internet has inherent risks, although we regularly monitor for possible vulnerabilities and attack, we cannot warrant or guarantee that information provided to us through our websites or stored in our systems or otherwise will be absolutely free from unauthorized intrusion by others, nor can we warrant or guarantee that such data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. We may use your data and communications if we think it is necessary for security purposes or to investigate possible fraud or violations of the law or this Privacy Policy and/or attempts to harm others.

ADWARE Policy

MicroData does not embed advertising (adware) in any of our software or materials.

Other sites

Some of our websites may contain links to other sites. We provide these links as a convenience to you and if you click on any of those links, you will be directed to that site. These external sites are not owned or operated by us. We would strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of those websites. We do not endorse, have any control over, and assume no responsibility, for the content, privacy policies or practices of any external sites or services. If you decide to use any of these links, you are doing so entirely at your own risk.

Children's Privacy

Our websites are intended for people who are 18 years of age or older. If you are not 18 years of age or older, we ask that you please do not submit any personal information to us. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take any necessary actions.

Changes to this Policy

From time to time we may need to update this privacy policy. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page. We do encourage you to check this page for the current version of the policy.

Legal

This site operates as-is and as available. Any warranties of accuracy, quality, title, fitness or merchantability are disclaimed. We are not liable for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, or for events beyond our direct control. Massachusetts law governs this Policy, excluding conflicts of law principles. Any provision of this Policy that is illegal or unenforceable shall be deemed automatically conformed to the minimum requirements of law. Any legal actions against us must be commenced in Massachusetts within one year after the claim arose, or be barred.

If you are using our websites from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and shared database is operated. We process data both inside and outside of the United States and rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer data across borders.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us at MicroData, 100 Cummings Center, Ste 146N, Beverly MA 01915 or via this form.