Effective Date: June 2022
Information We Collect
We collect information about you so we can continue to provide and improve our Site, services available through the Site, if applicable, (“Services”), and for security purposes. The information we may collect about you, includes, but is not limited to, your name, street address, date of birth (if applicable), telephone number, email address(es), IP address(es), domain name(s), topics you are interested in, reasons for contacting us, and any information you provide to us. The information collected on this Site may be stored at servers, computers, or other media located in or outside the United States.
Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on, or otherwise cause damage to the Site is strictly prohibited. We (or third parties on our behalf) may monitor all network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage or conduct criminal activity. If such monitoring reveals evidence of possible misuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement authorities. Anyone using the Site consents to such monitoring and disclosure.
Other than described herein, we generally do not obtain information about you for third-party sources related to your use of the Site.
Information Collection Technology (Google Analytics, Analytics Cookies and Web)
We use Google Analytics, including Google Analytics 4 (GA4), cookies and other technologies to collect information from your device that accesses the Site, track user behavior, and analyze and understand how you and others are using the Site. We may collect and store non-personally identifying information through cookies, log files, clear gifs (commonly known as “web beacons”), and third parties to, in part, profile and track user activity and preferences. Technical and specification information about your browser and computer is automatically collected when you use or visit the Site. This information may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your browser type, operating system, access time(s), the content of previously accepted “cookies” from us, and the website address that referred you to our Site.
A cookie or an analytics cookie is data stored on your computer that tracks non-personal information about you. When using our Site, we may assign your computer one or more cookies that enable us to improve the quality of our Service and to personalize your experience. Cookies allow us to automatically collect information about your activity on our Site, such as the content you access while on our Site, the links you click, and other activity you conduct while using our Site.
Our Site may also contain web beacons (also known as “clear gifs”) or similar technologies that gather non-personally identifiable information about your use of our Site. Such technology, like cookies, may also be contained in e-mail messages or newsletters from us that allow us to determine whether messages have been accessed. The purpose of our use of this technology is so that we may analyze the effectiveness of our marketing efforts, the quality of our Site, and the Services we provide.
You may choose to modify your web browser’s setting to disable cookies, delete cookies, or limit their use. If you choose to disable, delete, or limit cookies, you are still able to access our Site, but you may be unable to use all the features on our Site.
Additional information about cookies may be found at: www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm. You can find out more information about Google Analytics by visiting: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage.
Personal Information About Users Under 18 Years of Age Not Collected
Information Others May Collect
To enhance security and promote operational efficiency, the Site utilizes the resources of reputable hosting facilities that are controlled by third-parties. MRO is unable to provide any guarantees or warranties about these third-parties’ retention or usage of your information.
Information Use and Sharing
Communications From MRO
Unless you opt out of certain communication features, we may use your information to communicate with you, such as through email, newsletters, and telephone. You may opt out and/or unsubscribe to communications from MRO at any time. See the Opt-Out Provisions and Updating Your Information section below for applicable contact information and directions.
Legal Process and Investigation Issues
From time to time, MROmay be required to respond to a subpoena or similar investigative demand from law enforcement, a court order, a government agency, or a private litigate. MROreserves all rights to defend, within its sole discretion, against such legal requests, demands, and claims. For instance, MROmay raise or waive legal objections or rights. MROalso reserves the right to disclose your information when we believe it is reasonably appropriate based on the situation. Such disclosure may occur, but is not limited to, disclosing your information in connection with efforts to: investigate, prevent, or commence other action regarding suspected illegal activity or other wrongdoing; to protect; defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or enforce our Site Terms of Service or other agreements or policies.
Opt-Out Provisions and Review & Updating Your Information
Please note that opting out will only affect future activities or communications from us.
Information Retention and Security
MROmay store your information for more than one (1) year from the time of initial submission, as well as automated personal information we collect about you.
We take reasonable security measures to protect users’ information against unauthorized access, loss, alteration, or destruction. Despite these reasonable measures, we cannot guarantee our security measures are impenetrable. Therefore, although we take reasonable steps to secure your information, we cannot and do not promise or warrant that your information will always remain secure.
Visitors Outside the United States
Office of General Counsel
Midwest Reliability Organization, Inc.
380 St. Peter Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
651-855-1760 (Main Office)