Statement ensures the confidentiality, security and integrity of user
financial information. Any user of MC Marketing Communications Inc.’s
(MCI) GO Figure website is protected by the rights and safeguards
contained in this Privacy Statement.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
information" is personally identifiable information such as the user
name, residential address and e-mail address. (Publicly available
information, such as a public directory listing of a user’s name,
address, telephone number and electronic address, is not considered
Whenever a user chooses to either browse the site or save his/her
financial database profile for fast information updates, MCI/GO
Figure does not ask for or collect any identifiable personal information
(such as name, address, account number, etc.). Any and all information
collected and stored by MCI is totally anonymous or “non-personal”.
COLLECTION AND USE OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Data is collected
only when a user elects to ‘save’ his/her financial worksheet
calculations (“save your profile”) via confidential username and
password aliases known only to them at login. No personal information is
ever required to store or update GO Figure worksheet calculations.
Anonymous or "non-personal" information gathered by MCI may be used for
technical, research and analytical purposes on an aggregated basis.
Unless users specifically authorize us to release any information, or
release is required or permitted by law, MCI will not sell, lease or
trade information to other third parties.
information is required to store or modify GO Figure worksheet
calculations; instead, the user logs in via username and password
aliases. As such, data is confidential to the user of the alias.
Confidentiality may be compromised should a user:
Voluntarily or involuntarily share their alias;
personal identifier (name, etc.) as an alias as opposed to a made-up
Voluntarily elect to contact a Financial Representative or other party
to discuss their GO Figure calculations and seek advice;
Voluntarily use the ‘contact us’ email function that may be present
and accessed from within the GO
site (see Security below). In sending an email, your email address and
content is known to the receiver.
occasionally post a market research survey to the GO Figure site to
improve content and user benefits. Participation in such a survey is
completely voluntary. Results of a survey would be used strictly on an
MCI may occasionally post a contest to the GO Figure site. Participation
in such a contest is completely voluntary. Requested information may
include name, address, phone number or email address. This information
will be used for the purpose of contacting winners and awarding prizes
unless other uses are specifically indicated.
MCI reserves the right to delete saved user data files should the third
party Licensing Agreement be terminated for whatever reason. MCI has the
right to delete saved user files that have not been accessed within a
two-year period of the initial saved file.
website incorporates security technologies such as industry recognized
anti-virus software and firewall protection. It also includes a VeriSign
issued Digital ID for the Internet Service Provider and Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) protocol for data encryption. Once a server session is
established on an https secure page, the user and server are in a
secured environment. Because this server has been certified as a 128 bit
secure server by VeriSign, data passing between the user and server is
encrypted with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol. With SSL, data that
transfers between the site and user is encrypted and can only be
decrypted with the public and private key pair. MCI’s server issues a
public key to the user’s browser and creates a temporary private site.
These two keys are the only combination possible for the session. When a
session is complete, the keys expire and the whole process starts over
when a new user initiates a server session. In some cases, Licensed
Clients may elect to run on a regular http protocol for faster
calculation processing by users. Using user aliases to log into the site
ensures information confidentiality.
Security measures, such as the use of passwords and encryption have been
adopted to protect database information against loss or theft, as well
as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. MCI &
its third party providers respect user privacy at all times. Employees
with access to any information shall use this information strictly in
Use of the ‘contact us’ email function that may be present and accessed
within the site is voluntary. However, any unprotected e-mail
communication over the Internet is not confidential and is subject to
possible interception, loss or alteration. MCI is not responsible or
liable to a user or other party for damages resulting from interception,
loss or alteration of an email.
MCI uses a browser feature called a ‘cookie’ to collect information
anonymously and track user patterns on our websites. A cookie is a small
text file that is placed on a user’s hard disk by a website. "Cookies"
contain a unique identification number that identifies a user’s browser,
but not the user, to our computers each time a user visits our website.
Cookies tell us which pages of our websites are visited and by how many
browsers are initially set up to accept them. Users can reset their
browser to either refuse to accept all cookies or be notified about
receiving a cookie. If users refuse to accept cookies, they may not be
able to use some of the website features.
For any questions or concerns about information held by MCI or about the
compliance, contact MCI’s Privacy Officer directly at MC Marketing
Communications Inc., 7450 Ninth Line, Markham, Ontario, L6B 1A8, Canada.