MVA Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how MVA uses and protects any information that you give MVA when you use this website.

MVA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

MVA may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 January 2013.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which may be placed on your computer's hard drive. When the file is added, the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Actually, "we" at MVA don't use cookies at all. They are way over our heads. But they, and possibly other analytical tools, are undoubtedly applied on this site via our web hosting service, Yahoo Small Business. This enables us to use monitoring facilities provided by Yahoo which show us a summary of the number of visitors to the site, the pages visited, the dates of visits, the browser and operating system used, and what sites, if any, visitors were referred from. In practice, this information is used by us as a general indication of how useful this site is to potential users. We have absolutely no access to your computer or any information about you, other than cumulative data such as that described above.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. If you are worried about cookies, you might wish have a look at this site which shows how to delete and control cookies.

Controlling your personal information

We make available via this website, a public list of MVA members, which contains the name or alias and work and location of each member. The names, aliases and work details are as supplied by the individual member. MVA does not give any assurance as to the veracity of the information provided. Email addresses and other information are not disclosed.

We will not otherwise sell, distribute or release your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of all personal information which we hold about you by contacting us.

If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

What we collect

We may collect the following information provided by you via the web site or by other means:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as location, work and interests
  • other information relevant to our line of work or your interests.
What we do with the information we gather

We request this information to understand and respond to your needs, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • To make available our public list of MVA members.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about our activities and programs, or any other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for purposes connected with our work. We may contact you by any of the means you have provided to us, email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise our website.
Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, once you have used these links to leave our site, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting other sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.