We are dedicated to preserving the privacy of Site visitors. This Privacy Statement is intended to help you understand if and how we gather and use information about you when you visit the Site.
When you enter and explore the Site, we may gather two distinct sorts of information about you: information that you submit to us and information that we acquire automatically. Metopia may store any information gathered via the Site indefinitely.
To obtain access to certain information or materials provided via the Site, you may be required to provide information that we collect and store in a manner that allows us to relate it to you personally, including but not limited to your name and contact information, such as your email address. Such information is known as personal information. In addition, we may keep a record of all of our conversations with you.
We may acquire data about you through technological means. For instance, we may record your IP address whenever you request a page while visiting the Site (an IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the Internet). Occasionally, we may also utilise IP addresses to gather information on the frequency with which users visit specific parts of the Site.
The Site may also employ additional technical means to monitor and analyse its traffic trends. These technological techniques may entail the transfer of data directly to us or to a third party authorised by us to gather and handle data on our behalf. We may also utilise similar technological methods in the e-mails we send to Site users in order to detect whether those users have opened the e-mails and/or clicked on any embedded links. We may gather information using these technological means in a personally identifiable fashion.
Cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies (collectively "Cookies") are used to track information given by your browser and our system when you visit the Site. A cookie is a little of information that a website keeps on your device's web browser and can access later. "Session" Cookies are transient and expire at the conclusion of a browser session, i.e., when you leave a website. Session cookies allow a website to identify you and carry information as you go between pages within a single browser session, enabling you to utilize the website more effectively. "Persistent" Cookies, on the other hand, remain in your browser's Cookie file even after you leave a website and close the browser. Cookies allow a website to identify you upon your return, remember your choices, and present you with customized services. A cookie does not include information that would allow us to contact you through phone, email, or other means.
We and third-party service providers working on our behalf use session and persistent cookies to:
Most browsers are configured to allow Cookies by default. Nevertheless, you can modify your browser's settings. It may also be possible to change your browser settings to accept particular Cookies or to alert you each time a new Cookie is about to be stored on your device, allowing you to accept or reject the Cookie. Additionally, you may deactivate Cookies by configuring your browser to refuse them. Please consult the browser's help section for details on deactivating cookies. Visit All About Cookies to learn more about Cookies, how they function, why they are so useful, and how to disable them.
If you do not intend to accept Cookies from this site, you either disable them or leave the site. If Cookies are deactivated, you may encounter decreased functionality or be unable to access all or a portion of our website. If you continue to use the Site with a browser that is configured to allow cookies, we will assume that you consent to receiving cookies from the Site.
Metopia does not share any nonpublic personal information about Site users to unaffiliated third parties, except as described in the following section.
As part of our normal business operations, we may use or disclose some personal information we gather about you when you visit and explore the Site, including to send you administrative emails regarding your interactions with us or about features of the Site.
Your personal information may be shared with our affiliates. We may combine your personal information with other information we gather about you, such as information about your usage habits and interests, but we will not sell or otherwise disclose this information to third parties except as described below.
We may engage third-party service providers in relation to the Site. These businesses and persons may have access to your personal information and use it as necessary to carry out their duties.
We may utilize aggregated use data to monitor site-wide trends and evaluate usage patterns. You may also contribute information willingly, such as by participating to our online polls and surveys, requesting information from us, or requesting that one of our staff contact you. If you work for one of our institutional (corporate) clients, your company may provide us with your business contact information. If you register to access a portion of this site, the site will recognize your identity and collect any data you submit (including subscription to emails, etc.). Any information gathered about you on this website may be linked to other identifiable information we have about you. We may also use your information to conduct business with you, manage our relationship with you, and provide you with information about products and services that we feel may be of interest. The gathered information is also used to provide a record of conversations between Metopia and its Site visitors and users, as well as to comply with any applicable legal and/or regulatory obligations.
When compelled by law, regulation, legal process, subpoena, document, or government request, we shall reveal personal information. We may also do so in order to safeguard your safety or security, or the safety and security of physical or intangible property belonging to us, you, or third parties.
User information may be one of the transferred assets in the event that Metopia (or a portion of our assets or operations) is bought by or merged with another organization, whether to an affiliate or a third party. All user information (which may include personal information) may be transferred to our acquirers or successors. With the exception of such transactions, we will not sell your personal information without your permission.
Information that does not directly identify you, such as anonymous information and aggregate statistics, is considered non-personal information. We may use this information to get a better understanding of how our visitors use the Site, to conduct research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior, to enhance the Site, to provide visitors tailored services and information, and for other similar reasons. We may combine this data with personally identifiable information.
We strive to safeguard your personal information. We protect the integrity and security of our databases and systems via the use of technical, administrative, and physical measures. Please keep in mind, however, that there is no such thing as "perfect security," and unauthorized third parties can intercept or access transmissions or private messages. We are not responsible or accountable for any damages, losses, or causes of action resulting from or relating to the sharing of your personal information. You provide us information and use our website at your own risk.
We do not track Site visitors over time or across third-party websites in order to deliver targeted advertising; hence, we do not respond to "Do Not Track" (DNT) signals. However, some third-party websites do track your browser behavior in order to customize the material they offer to you. If you visit such websites, your browser allows you to set the Do Not Track (DNT) signal so that third parties (especially advertisers) are aware that you do not wish to be monitored. Consult the help pages of your browser to understand how to configure your options to prevent websites from tracking you.
You have the right to request that we disclose to you or delete certain information about our collection and use of your personal information. Once we receive your request and verify your identity, we will disclose such information to you or delete the same, unless a legal exception applies. For example, we may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our providers to complete the transaction for which we collected the personal information, provide a service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you. Your request must:
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with non-public personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm that the requested personal information relates to you. We will use the information provided in a request solely to verify your identity or authority to make the request.