Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


MSA.COM collects limited Personal Data from its Users. Your privacy is important to us and so we have created this privacy policy to explain what Personal Data we collect and how we use it.


Who Controls and Owns MSA.COM?

Management Science Associates, Inc.

info@msa.com


What Types of Personal Data Does MSA.COM Collect?

When a user accesses or uses the website, among the types of Personal Data that MSA.COM collects, by itself or through third parties, there are:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Phone number
  • Company name
  • Email
  • Cookie
  • Usage Data

Other Personal Data collected may be described in other sections of this privacy policy or on the web page itself.

The Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or collected automatically when using MSA.COM.

Any use of Cookies - or of other tracking tools - by MSA.COM or by MSA’s third party services used by MSA.COM, unless stated otherwise, serves to identify Users and remember their preferences, for the sole purpose of providing the service required by the User.

Failure to provide certain Personal Data may make it impossible for MSA.COM to provide its services.

The User assumes responsibility for the Personal Data of third parties published or shared through MSA.COM and declares to have the right to communicate or broadcast them, relieving MSA of all responsibility.


How and Where Will Personal Data Be Processed?

Method of Processing

MSA processes the Data of Users in a proper manner and takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to MSA, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by MSA. The updated list of these parties may be requested from MSA at any time.

Place

The Data is processed at MSA's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact MSA.


Conservation Time

The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this policy, and the User can always request MSA for their suspension or removal.


Why Is Personal Data Collected?

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow MSA.COM to provide its services, as well as for the following purposes:
  • Contacting the User
  • Analytics
  • Displaying content from external platforms

The Personal Data used for each purpose is outlined in the specific sections of this document.



Can You Give Some More Details?

Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

Analytics

The services contained in this section enable MSA to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of MSA.COM, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data.

Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy - Opt Out

Contacting the User

Contact form (MSA.COM)
By filling in the contact form with their Data, the Users authorize MSA.COM to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.

Personal Data collected:
  • Company name
  • Email
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Phone number

Displaying Content from External Platforms

These services allow you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of MSA.COM and interact with them.

If a service of this kind is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users do not use it.

Google Maps widget (Google)

Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows MSA.COM to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage Data. Place of processing: USA – Privacy Policy - Opt Out



Additional Information

Legal Action

The User's Personal Data may be used by MSA, to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in legal proceedings or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of MSA.COM or the related services or to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Additional Information about User's Personal Data

In addition to the information in this privacy policy, MSA.COM may provide the User with contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data.

System Logs and Maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, MSA.COM and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with MSA.COM (System Logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

Information Not Contained in this Policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from MSA at any time at its contact information.

The Rights of Users

Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult MSA to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to MSA at the contact information set out above.

MSA.COM does not support “do not track” requests.

To understand if any of the third party services it uses honor the “do not track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

MSA reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using MSA.COM and can request MSA to erase the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data MSA has about Users.

Information about this Privacy Policy

MSA is responsible for this privacy policy.



Definitions and Legal References

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information regarding a natural person, a legal person, an institution or an association, which is, or can be, identified, even indirectly, by reference to any other information, including a personal identification number when a User accesses or uses the services of MSA.COM.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically from MSA.COM (or third party services employed in MSA.COM), which can include:
  • The IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use MSA.COM
  • The URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier)
  • The time of the request
  • The method utilized to submit the request to the server
  • The size of the file received in response
  • The numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.)
  • The country of origin
  • The features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User
  • The various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within MSA.COM)
  • The details about the path followed within MSA.COM with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.

User

The individual using MSA.COM, which must coincide with or be authorized by the Data Subject, to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Subject

The legal or natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by MSA to process the Personal Data in compliance with this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Application Owner, or Owner)

The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of MSA.COM. MSA, unless otherwise specified, is MSA of MSA.COM.

MSA.COM

The hardware or software tool by which the User Personal Data is collected.

Cookie

Small piece of data stored in the User's device.



Legal information

Notice to European Users: this privacy statement has been prepared in fulfillment of the obligations under EU Directives.

This privacy policy is solely about MSA.COM.