Your privacy is very important to us. At MEF we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our events or products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

Website Visitors

Like most websites, MEF collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. MEF’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use the website. From time to time, MEF may share non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by sharing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

MEF also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on the blog. MEF only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the MEF website choose to interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive MEF updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

MEF may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular pages on the mobileecosystemforum.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. MEF may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

MEF discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on MEF’s behalf or to provide services available at MEF’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using MEF’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MEF will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, ever. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, MEF discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MEF believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MEF, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the mobileecosystemforum.com website and have supplied your email address, we may add your details to our email database to keep you up to date with MEF activities and events.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. MEF uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. MEF visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Disqus anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, MEF may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in MEF’s sole discretion. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.