Privacy Statement for the MBSPN Alumni site
Information this Site Gathers / Tracks
The information gathered by this site falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our website when they register, and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our site. Third party providers featured on or linked to from our site may be gathering the same kinds of information.
To help make our site more responsive to the needs of our visitors, help them navigate the site, tailor the site's content to their needs and to measure traffic within our site, we automatically collect limited information about users' connections to the Internet, including their IP address, when they browse our site.
If users choose to have the site remember their username and password, the site invokes a cookie to assign each visitor a unique, random number, to track that user while browsing the site. This allows users to return to the website later from the same computer and not have to log back in using their username and password.
Unless users voluntarily identify themselves through registration, the site administrators will not know who the site visitors are, even if we assign a cookie to their computer. The only personal information a cookie contains is information supplied by the users. Our cookies do not read unrelated data from a user's computer.
To make use of certain features on our website, such as posting pictures, stories, messages, news, live chat, and other interactive forums, visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. We ask, for example, for a user's name, email address, street address, city or town, zip, and we request information on other topics.
Even if a user wants to remain completely anonymous, they are free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on our site without registration. The vast majority of our site does not require visitors to complete a registration form or give us contact information (such as a name and email address) to visit.
The more we know about our visitors the more enjoyable their contact will be with other return missionaries and those who register on our site. But if users don't supply the information we require, we may be unable to provide them with services we make available to other visitors to our site. For example, while we allow anyone to read postings in our Messages Board without registration, posting to it requires registration which enables visitors to also modify their own posts. Our live chat feature (when enabled) also requires registration.
We also use contact information from the registration form to send users information what is new on the alumni site. Users may opt-out of receiving email notifications; see the choice/opt-out section below.
The MBSPN website will share users contact information with their mission president(s), or their missionary reunion committee if they request it, after verifying the appropriateness of the request.
The MBSPN website will not share any user information with any other third party, unless we deem it necessary or appropriate in order to comply with applicable laws, rules, or lawful orders of courts and governmental agencies. We will take appropriate measures to enforce compliance with the terms and conditions for use of our site, and to protect third parties from what we regard as threats of serious harm.
Postings to an MBSPN profile are public in nature. Thus the MBSPN website cannot prevent third-party scripts from trolling our site and collecting personal information. However, we have security and spam policies in place to minimize spammers and hackers ability to contact users by means of the information users post in their profiles. For more information see the Security and Anti-Spam sections below.
Links to Other Sites
This site may contain links to other sites. The establishment of a link does not mean that the we approve of a site, are endorsing a site, have reviewed its content, or is in any manner recommend a visit. The MBSPN alumni site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of linked web sites.
This site may make chat rooms, forums, message boards and the like available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and users should exercise caution when deciding to disclose their personal information. We do reserve the right to delete any postings, picture, or other site content at any time.
This alumni site has numerous security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The measures include passwords, encryption and conventional locks. However we cannot guarantee that the measures in place have been, are now, or will remain adequate.
Our site provides registered users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. This site gives users various options for removing postings and other information, and to discontinue receiving future communications from us. For example, users may unsubscribe from receiving notifications when new content such as messages, news, stories or pictures are added to the site, or when a new alumnus registers. For specifics concerning a matter impacting you, you can send email to the webmaster.
We are dedicated to protecting the privacy of our users, curbing unsolicited commercial email (or "Spam"), and promoting responsible email practices. The MBSPN Alumni site has a strict policy against Spam. All users can expect that we take Spam very seriously and have spent great efforts to restrict its presence on our services. There are several precautions that we take to prevent the possibility of Spam:
- Registered users can opt in or out of receiving email notifications.
- Email addresses are 'hidden' from ALL visitors to mbspn.mission.net. A user's email address will only be disclosed if the user chooses to respond directly to a message sent to them.
- Our Spam detection software will alert the system administrator when a visitor or registered user attempts to send multiple emails through or to the MBSPN alumni site.
- We reserve the right to restrict user priviledges upon proof of abuse. Actions may include account suspension and account termination.
If you feel that you've received mail sent through mbspn.mission.net that you did not request, please forward a copy of the email to the System Administrator. Also, if you suspect someone of abusing our services, please let us know by emailing us so that we can take the appropriate steps.
The Brazil Sao Paulo North Mission alumni site does not accept any form of advertising. Explicitly stated, we do not accept any banners, graphics, text ads, html ads, link exchanges, mass-mailings, or any other form of advertising. This policy is independent of and invariant with regard to the genre of product sold. Companies selling LDS-oriented products or services will receive no special treatment with regard to this policy and should not inquire about the possibility of a variance. Advertising-related inquiries will be deleted without response.
Revisions / Corrections / Updates
This policy has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with Utah law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, which is effective September 25, 2006, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact