Thank you for visiting the Master Drawings Association (MDA) website. The main purpose of this policy is to inform our visitors that you have rights under the Privacy Act, that all business or personal information provided to MDA is on a voluntary basis, and that information provided will be protected to the extent permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Freedom of Information Act of 1966. At each location where information is collected, we make every effort to explain explicitly how the information you provide will be used, and we allow you to determine if you consent to provide such information.
For more information on the Freedom of Information Act and your rights under the Privacy Act please visit the Federal Citizen Information Center site.
MDA does not use “persistent cookies” or any persistent tracking technologies that can identify a specific visitor, or information about that visitor, over multiple visits. However, we do use “session cookies” that identify the visitor for the duration of a browsing session. Session cookies are deleted from our web servers when your session ends.
MDA does collect certain non-personal information to help us better service our site visitors. Information collected includes for example: the IP (Internet Protocol) address from which you accessed our site; the IP address of the website from which you linked to us; the name of your domain; the type of browser and operating system you are using; the date and time our site is accessed; and the pages visited. This information does not identify you personally.
Information Collected from E-Mail and Forms
Information you submit may be viewed by various people within the MDA organization. Our basic policy is that we do not and will not sell or exchange said information unless required to do so by law. See Confidential Information section below.
Security, Intrusion, and Detection:
Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to our website, is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable state and federal laws. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the information on our website. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.
MDA does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through our website. Please note that any information or material sent to MDA will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By sending MDA any information or material, you grant MDA an unrestricted, irrevocable license to copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, publicly display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise freely use, those materials or information. You also agree that MDA is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send us for any purpose. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicize the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless:
- we obtain your permission to use your name; or
- we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or
- we are required to do so by law.
Personally-identifiable information that you submit to Master Drawings Association for the purpose of receiving products or services will be handled in accordance with our privacy policies as outlined on this page.