Updated August 2020
We collect information when you interact with us online, in person, or on a mobile device, for example, when you visit our website, mobile application, contact us, or make a donation online. We may collect the following categories of information from or about you:
Generally speaking, we use personal information to communicate with you, to inform you of programs and services that may be of interest, to provide, improve, and develop our services, and to protect us and our users. MAF collects and processes your personal information for the following purposes:
MAF will not rent or sell your personal information to third parties. We may disclose personal information we collect online to the following categories of third parties:
Cookies are small text files created by a website that store information on your computer, such as your preferences when visiting that website. Similar to many websites, if you have enabled cookies in your browser, MAF, independently and through enabled third-party tools and programs, collects certain technical information using cookies, such as how a user got to our website, what pages are visited, originating IP address, browser type, browser language and the date and time of the user’s visit. This information helps MAF track trends and improve areas of the website and services. A cookie does not identify you personally, but only identifies your browser. Many browsers maintain a default setting to allow cookies. You have the ability to modify this setting so as to decline cookies. The “Help” tab on your toolbar may guide you to the settings for your browser that will allow you to change your browser settings with regard to cookies. Please note that if you decline cookies, your use of our website may be impaired.
Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are similar in function to cookies but, instead of being stored on your computer, are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web beacons are used to track the online movements of internet users and help MAF better understand who is interacting and engaging with the website and our programs and services.
If you use MAF web features that are integrated with third-party websites or services (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) to share information about your activity (e.g. information about recently completed loan payments or distributions and whether you “like” MAF), MAF will share this information with the third-party website or service and additional information, if any, that you choose to provide to MAF to use these features (for example, your username for the third party website or service). If you use interactive features on MAF to indicate that you “recommend” a particular feature or listing on MAF, that information will be collected, may be displayed on the website, and may be shared on any applicable third-party websites and services to which you have authorized such information sharing.
Depending on where you live, you may have the right to:
If you are a California resident, California law permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. MAF does not share personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to exercise your rights. We will respond to your request in a reasonable timeframe, and in any event in less than one month or 45 days, depending on the law applicable where you live. You may also lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority regarding the processing of your personal information.
To protect the privacy and the security of your personal information, we may request information from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access such information, as well as to search for and provide you with the personal information we maintain. There are instances where applicable laws or regulatory requirements allow or require us to refuse to provide or delete some or all of the personal information that we maintain.
We take privacy seriously and we value yours.
For additional information, or if you have any questions regarding this policy or privacy practices at MAF, please submit your questions or comments directly to email@example.com or call us at (888)274-4808.