This privacy policy is for the Microbial Control Information Center (MCIC) (http://www.microbial-control.com) and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

We take your privacy very seriously. This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This policy explains how we safeguard your personal information. In summary, we do not pass your email address or any other personal details to other companies or third-parties.

About Cookies

The MCIC website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to MCIC's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are small files sent by web servers to web browsers and saved to the users’ computers’ hard drive. These files track, save and store information about the users’ interactions and usage of the website.

When the browser requests a page from the server, this information is then sent back to the server, enabling it to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: 1) session cookies, which are deleted from your computer when the browser is closed, and 2) persistent cookies, which remain stored on your computer until you delete them or until they expire.

General Information We Collect

We collect information on website activity to enable us to monitor the usage and experience of users. This information includes the number of visitors, the pages they visit and the length of each visit. This information is only published in aggregate statistics. For more information about cookies and how they are used on the website, see the table of cookies we collect.

Google Cookies

The MCIC website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information (http://www.google.com/privacy.html).

Refusing Cookies

Cookies enable many websites to provide a tailored experience to users through the websites’ servers, and blocking these files can have a negative impact upon these websites’ usability. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from the MCIC website on to their computers’ hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

You can adjust cookie settings in almost all web browsers. For instructions on how to change the cookie settings in your preferred browser, visit the following associated websites:

Internet Explorer (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ZA/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies)
Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences)
Google Chrome (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=)

Newsletter and Email Address

The MCIC website operates an email newsletter program used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process at their own discretion should they wish to do. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies/people outside of the company that operates this website.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website's email newsletter program. A fee may be required. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email newsletter campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity (this is by no far a comprehensive list).

This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

Amending Your Newsletter Subscription

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, you can remove your subscription at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.

Security

The database and website are protected against unauthorized access to your details.

Updates

The MCIC and its owners retain the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy when necessary.

Contact for Queries, Concerns or Amendments

If you have any queries, concerns or amendments please contact us by via the Contact Us form on this website.

For a copy of the information held on you by the MCIC website, please contact us at:

Personal Information Inquiry
Microbial Control Executive Council
Avenue Edmond Van Nieuwenhuyse 4
1160 Brussels, Belgium