Personally Identifiable Information. We use the term "personally identifiable information" to mean any information that could reasonably be used to identify you, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.
Information Voluntarily Provided by You. No personally identifiable information is recorded during your visit to this Website unless you voluntarily choose to provide such information. This Website collects voluntary information from you only through the forms posted at this Website and any e-mails that you send through the Website. E-mails sent by you through this Website will contain personally identifiable information.
Dissemination of Your Personally Identifiable Information. We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through this Website or submitted to the MSBA in conjunction with using functions on the Website, and there is no direct or online public access to the information. However, once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us related to your use of the Website, its dissemination is governed by the "Public Records Law," the "Fair Information Practices Act” (Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66A), and other applicable laws and regulations. For this reason, part or all of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request.
In addition, the information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to MSBA employees or those under contract with the MSBA with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. The information will be used for such purposes as responding to your questions or to any requests for assistance, authorizing access and facilitating sign-on to certain applications, authenticating you for access to certain transactions and information, generating summary statistics about usage, auditing applications and detecting fraud or otherwise fulfilling the MSBA’s legal obligations.
Your Access and Opportunity to Correct. The "Public Records Law" and the "Fair Information Practices Act" provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, please click on the above references to these laws.
Security. Because e-mail sent via the MSBA Website is not encrypted, you should not send messages containing information that you consider highly sensitive via this Website. We use standard security measures to ensure that information provided by you, including your personally identifiable information, is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. The transmission of Registration IDs and Passwords to this Website is encrypted.
Disclaimer. The materials in this Website are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind either express or implied. The MSBA does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published on this Website, and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law disclaims any liability for any losses caused by the reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information.
Contact Information. For questions about your privacy while using this Website, please contact the MSBA’s Chief Operating Officer, Matt Donovan.
An "Internet Protocol Address" or "IP Address" is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send you the file that you have requested on the Internet. The IP address disclosed to us may identify the computer from which you are accessing the Internet, or a server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Because it is machine-specific, rather than person-specific, an IP address is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable information.