EFFECTIVE DATE: March 1, 2017
The Policy applies to the Websites owned and/or operated by MTC, Inc., (the “Website”) that direct the viewer or user to this Policy. In this Policy, the terms “MTC,” “we,” and “us” refers to MTC, Inc., its subsidiaries or affiliated entities (hereinafter “MTC”). Websites that are owned and operated by MTC may contain links to websites that are owned and operated by other companies. This Policy does not apply to websites and services that are owned and operated by Third Parties.
INFORMATION COLLECTED BY MTC
PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE
For example, when you purchase a Gift Card or other products through our Website, apply for commercial credit account, register for e-mail updates from MTC, submit a job application, contact us or participate in an online survey, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, credit card information, birth date, and/or other Personal Information.
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED
When you use access the Website, we may collect information about the services you use and how you use them. This information includes:
1. Purchasing Information - We may collect information about the products you buy, including where you buy products, how frequently you buy products, and the rewards earned due to a purchase.
2. Device and Website Use Information - When you install one a mobile application or use a computer, tablet, smart phone or other device to access our Websites or purchase products or services via our online properties, we may collect information about the device and how you use it.
Cookies are small data files that are sent from a website’s server and are stored on your device’s hard drive either for only the duration of your visit (“session cookies”) or for a fixed period of time (“persistent cookies”). Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to give you the choice to accept a cookie or reject cookies altogether.
Web beacons are small, transparent images that are embedded in web pages, applications, and emails that are sometimes called “clear gifs,” “single pixel gifs,” “page tags” or “web bugs.” We may use web beacons to track the web pages you visit, to test the effectiveness of our marketing, and to find out if an email has been opened and acted on.
INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM THIRD PARTIES
We may also collect information that is publicly available. For example, we may collect information you submit to a blog, a chat room, or a social network like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. We may also collect information about you from other companies and organizations. By gathering additional information about you, we can correct inaccurate information and give you product recommendations and special offers that are more likely to interest you.
USE OF INFORMATION BY MTC
The information we collect is used for a variety of purposes including but not limited to: keeping you posted on MTC’s latest product announcements, store openings, and upcoming events using e-mail and social media; creating, developing, operating, delivering, and improving our products, services, content and advertising; addressing product or service concerns and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes; for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve MTC’s products, services, and customer communications; for employment/hiring purposes in the case of online job applications; or to administer programs in which you enroll such as a contest or sweepstakes or similar promotion.
USE OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES
MTC may make specific information available to affiliates or partners that work with MTC to provide products and services, or that help MTC market to customers.
MTC may disclose specific Personal Information provided by you through the Website when filing an online job application with MTC, Inc. or one of its restaurants. This disclosure is necessary to facilitate the employment screening process.
At times it may be necessary or appropriate for MTC to disclose your information in order to comply with the law, legal process, litigation, and/or demands from public and governmental authorities (including law enforcement). MTC may also find it necessary to disclosure your information in order to enforce our terms and conditions or protect other guests. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all Personal Information we collect to the relevant third party.
PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
MTC protects your Personal Information in a commercially reasonable manner consistent with industry standards and practices. We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
When you use MTC’s affiliated social media platforms, the information and content you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the information you choose to share or submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public.
MTC protects your information using technical, physical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of your information. Some safeguards include firewalls, data encryption, physical access controls, and administrative informational controls. When you transmit personal information (such as a credit card number) through our website or in mobile applications, we encrypt the transmission of that information using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
While MTC employs commercially reasonable security technologies and procedures to assist in safeguarding your Personal Information, no system or network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Your continued use of the MTC’s online services acknowledges this fact.
USE BY MINORS
This Website is intended for individuals 13 years of age or older; if you are between 13 and 18, please use this Website with the permission of a parent or guardian. MTC does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If MTC receives actual notice that it possesses Personal Information about a child under the age of 13, MTC will make its best efforts to permanently delete such information from our records.
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