MIGRANTS' CITIZEN SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
MCSA collects personal information that is necessary for the operation of our website, the provision of our services, and the maintenance of our relationship with our members. We collect the following types of personal information:
Contact Information: Name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and other similar contact information.
Demographic Information: Age, gender, and other similar demographic information.
Professional Information: Occupation, job title, and other similar professional information.
Website Usage Information: Information about your use of our website, such as IP address, browser type, and other similar information.
Other Information: Any other information you choose to provide to us, including through communications with our staff or volunteers.
Use of Information:
We use your personal information to provide you with our services, to communicate with you, and to improve our website and services. We may use your personal information for the following purposes:
Membership and Subscription Services: To register you as a member or subscriber of MCSA, to provide you with our services, and to manage your account with us.
Communication: To communicate with you about our services and events, to respond to your inquiries and requests, and to send you newsletters and other relevant communications.
Website Analytics: To analyze how our website is used, to track user activity, and to improve our website and services.
Legal Compliance: To comply with legal obligations, such as responding to court orders or other legal requests.
How We Share Your Information:
Legal and Regulatory Authorities: We may share your personal information with law enforcement, regulatory authorities, or other government agencies as required by law.
Partners: We may share your personal information with partners or sponsors of MCSA events or initiatives, but only with your consent.
Other Third Parties: We may share your personal information with other third parties with your consent or as otherwise permitted by law.
MCSA takes the security of your personal information seriously and employs various measures to protect it from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use secure plugins, firewalls, and other security measures to safeguard stored data. However, please note that no security measures can provide absolute protection, and we cannot guarantee the security of your data.
Protection of Children's Data:
MCSA is committed to protecting the privacy of children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
Secure Transmission of Data:
MCSA employs secure transmission methods such as SSL encryption to protect the data being transmitted to and from our website.
Data Breach Notification:
In the event of a data breach, MCSA will promptly notify all affected individuals and regulatory authorities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Members of MCSA are responsible for keeping their login credentials confidential and ensuring that their passwords are secure. We recommend using strong passwords, changing them regularly, and not sharing them with others.
Employee Access Restrictions:
MCSA restricts access to personal data to only those employees who need it to perform their job functions. We also provide training to our employees on data privacy and security.
Audit and Monitoring:
Data Processing Basis
MCSA processes personal data based on a legal basis under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We process personal data to fulfill our contractual obligations to our members and subscribers, and we may process data when it's necessary for our legitimate interests or when we have received explicit consent from the data subject.
Third-Party Links and Services:
MCSA's website may contain links to third-party websites that we do not own or operate. These links are provided for reference and convenience only, and we do not endorse or assume any responsibility for their content or security.
Your Rights and Choices
Right to Access: You may request access to the personal information that we hold.
Right to Rectification: You may request that we correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.
Right to Erasure: You may request that we delete your personal information in certain circumstances.
Right to Restrict Processing: You may request that we limit the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
Right to Object: You may object to the processing of your personal information for certain purposes.
Right to Data Portability: You may request a copy of your personal information in a structured, machine-readable format.
MCSA retains personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and processed unless there is a legal obligation to retain it for a longer period. Data that is no longer required will be securely deleted or anonymized.
Overall, MCSA takes data privacy and security seriously, and we are committed to maintaining the safety of the personal information entrusted to us.