The MALLAKHAMB FEDERATION OF USA (“MFUSA”) values the importance of personal privacy. This policy describes how MFUSA (“we” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares personal information in connection with this website, our membership program, our business operations, and other online and offline manners of collection. You can jump to particular topics by going to the headings below:
Use And Processing Of Information
Sharing Of Information
How We Protect Personal Information
– Types of Data
– Primary Purpose for Collection and Use of Data
– Account Registration
We collect your personal information, including name, date of birth, and contact information (including your, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) when you create an account. We also collect information relating to the actions that you perform while logged into your account.
We have a legitimate interest in providing account relating functionalities to our users. Accounts can be used to access some of the services, applications, offered by MFUSA, as well as to save your preferences and transaction history.
We collect personal information, such as your age, race, ethnicity, gender, citizenship, disability and veteran status, and location.
We have a legitimate interest in understanding our users and providing tailored services. With regard to information regarding your race, ethnicity, disability information, the provision of such information is voluntary.
We use information collected from you as described in this policy to enable members to perform searches and also to perform related analyses of this information and prepare and disclose related analytics.
– Email Interconnectivity
If you receive email from us, we use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message, click on any links or banners it contains, and make purchases.
We have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with our communications to you. Among other things, it helps us gauge the effectiveness of our communications, marketing, and sales efforts.
If you provide us feedback or contact us for support, we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content that you send to us, in order to reply.
We have a legitimate interest in receiving, and acting upon, your feedback or issues.
– Mailing List
When you sign up for one of our mailing lists we collect your email address or postal address.
We have a legitimate interest in sharing information about our products or services, keeping you up to date on the latest product announcements, events, rule changes, special offer, and other information we think you would like to hear about.
– Mobile Devices
We collect information from your mobile device such as unique identifying information broadcast from your device when visiting our website, one of our apps, or when visiting one of our online purchasing sites.
We have a legitimate interest in identifying unique visitors, and in understanding how users interact with us on their mobile devices.
– Order Placement
We collect your name, billing address, shipping address, e-mail address, credit card number, and expiration date when you start or renew your membership, or conduct other business through our website.
We use your information to process and fulfill your membership request, perform our contract to provide you with products or services, send an order or shipping confirmation, as well as notify you of your order status.
– Partner Promotion
We collect information that you provide as part of a co-branded promotion with another company.
We have a legitimate interest in fulfilling our promotions.
We have a legitimate interest in understanding your opinions, and collecting information relevant to our organization.
– Promotions, or Programs
When you participate in promotions, or programs, we collect information about you which includes contact information for promotional and/or marketing purposes, and to notify you if you are selected.
We have a legitimate interest in managing the promotions, or programs. In some contexts we are also required by law to collect information about those that enter into our program, and we have a legitimate interest in complying with those laws.
– Cookies and First Party Tracking
We have a legitimate interest in making our website operate efficiently.
– Cookies and Third Party Tracking
We have a legitimate interest in engaging in behavior-based advertising.
– Web Logs
We collect information, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when the Internet is used), domain name, click-activity, referring website, and/or a date/time stamp for visitors.
We have a legitimate interest in monitoring our networks and the visitors to our websites. Among other things, it helps us understand which of our services is the most popular. It also helps us monitor and improve the performance of our website so that we can continue to effectively and reliably provide MFUSA services for our visitors.
– Use And Processing Of Information.
In addition to the purposes and uses described above, we use information in the following ways:
To identify you when you visit our website.
To provide products and services and to administer your account.
To improve our services and product offerings.
To streamline the checkout process.
To conduct analytics.
To respond to inquiries related to support or other requests.
To send marketing and promotional materials, including information relating to our products, services, sales, or promotions.
For internal administrative purposes, as well as to manage our relationships.
Although the sections above describe our primary purpose in collecting your information, in many situations we have more than one purpose. For example, if you complete an online purchase we may collect your information to perform our contract with you, but we also collect your information as we have a legitimate interest in maintaining your information after your transaction is complete so that we can quickly and easily respond to any questions about your order. As a result, our collection and processing of your information is based in different contexts upon your consent, our need to perform a contract, our obligations under law, and/or our legitimate interest in conducting our business.
– Law Enforcement/Compliance with Law
We may disclose information in response to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or in connection with any legal process, regulatory process, or to comply with relevant laws. We may also share your information in order to establish or exercise our rights, to defend against a legal claim, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, or a violation of our policies, or to comply with your request for the shipment of products to or the provision of services by a third party intermediary.
Some of our websites may provide the opportunity to post comments, or reviews, in a public forum. If you decide to submit information on these pages, that information may be publically available.
– Service Providers
We may share your information with service providers. Among other things service providers may help us to administer our website, conduct surveys, provide technical support, process payments, and assist in the fulfillment of orders.
– Social Media Platforms and Networks
– Sponsors and Select Companies and Organizations
We may share your information, particularly competition information, with third parties that offer products, services, materials, or information that may be of interest to you or the Mallakhamb community. These third parties have the right to use your information for their own commercial purposes, and such uses will be governed by their privacy policies. Data obtained through the short code program will not be shared with any third parties for their marketing reasons/purposes.
Other Disclosures with Your Consent. In addition to the disclosures described above, we also may occasionally ask if you would like us to share your information with other unaffiliated third parties who are not described elsewhere in this policy.
You can make the following choices regarding your personal information:
You may choose to provide us with your email address for the purpose of allowing us to send free newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials to you, as well as targeted offers from third parties. You can stop receiving promotional emails by:
(i)following the unsubscribe instructions in e-mails that you receive; or
(ii) modifying your member account information. If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you service related communications.
Promotional Text Messages
If you receive a text message from us that contains promotional information you can opt-out of receiving future text messages by replying “STOP.”
Access To Your Personal Information
If required by law, upon request, we will grant you reasonable access to the personal information that we have about you. You may request access to your personal information by contacting us at the address described below.
Changes To Your Personal Information
We rely on you to update and correct your personal information. If you wish to modify, verify, correct, or delete any or your personal information, you may edit your member account information. Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law. If our website does not permit you to update or correct certain information contact us at the address described below.
– Deletion Of Your Personal Information
Typically we retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. You may, however, request information about how long we keep a specific type of information, or request that we delete your personal information by contacting us at the address described below. If required by law, upon request, we will delete your personal information. Please note, we may keep your personal information as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and/or enforce any of our agreements.
– Revocation Of Consent
If you revoke your consent for the processing of personal information then we may no longer be able to provide you services. In some cases, we may limit or deny your request to revoke consent if the law permits or requires us to do so, or if we are unable to adequately verify your identity. You may revoke consent to processing (where such processing is based upon consent) by contacting us at the address described below.
– Online Tracking
We do not currently recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include “Do Not Track” instructions.
– California Residents
California residents may be entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for direct marketing. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of such notice, please submit a written request to us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.
– How We Protect Personal Information
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. In the event that we are required by law to inform you of any unauthorized access to your personal information we may notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone, if permitted to do so by law.
Our website permits you to create an account. When you do you will be prompted to create a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and you are responsible for any access to or use of your account by someone else that has obtained your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by you. You should notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account.
The following additional information relates to our privacy practices:
Transmission Of Information To Other Countries
As a member of a multi-national organization, we transmit information between and among MFUSA Recognized Affiliates, other MFUSA members, and MFUSA Sponsors. As a result, your information may be processed in a foreign country where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country. Nonetheless, where possible we take steps to treat personal information using the same privacy principles that apply pursuant to the law of the country in which we first received your information. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your information in a country other than your country of residence including, but not necessarily limited to, the United States. If you would like more information concerning our attempts to apply the privacy principles applicable in one jurisdiction to data when it goes to another jurisdiction you can contact us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.
– Third Party Applications/Websites
Our web site may contain links to various other websites or applications that are owned or operated by third parties. Such linking should not suggest or imply any affiliation or endorsement by MFUSA of the linked website. Please note that any personal information that you provide to such third parties will be governed by their privacy policies, and we have no control over or responsibility for their privacy practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party website or application for details about what information is collected and how it is used and/or shared prior to providing any personal information.
– Contact Information
If you have any questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices please contact us at the appropriate address below. We will attempt to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy-related information.
216 Tingley Lane, Edison, New Jersey-08820
(646) 598 3256
If you are not satisfied with our response, and are in the European Union, you may have a right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority.
Date: September 21, 2023
Our Corporate Office
216 Tingley Lane, Edison, New Jersey-08820