Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy for MK Data Services

This policy covers customer information gathered by MK Data Services. MK Data Services has established a comprehensive privacy program, including a global privacy office, designed to help us respect and protect your data privacy rights.

We use the customer information we gather to contact you in regards to billing and payments, new offers or advertisements, email newsletters, update notices, or for review purposes by internal MK Data staff only.

This policy describes our privacy practices for both online and offline activities including but not limited to websites, in-person and online events, email newsletters, and all other products and services of MK Data Services.By using any of our websites, you consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information as described in our privacy policy.

The websites covered by this policy, include but are not limited to:

Privacy Statement

Any information transferred by you in connection with your visit to this site ("Other Information" - that is, information that cannot be used to identify you) may be included in databases owned and maintained by MK Data Services or its agents. Other Information we collect may include your IP Address and other information gathered through our weblogs and cookies (see below).

This site may use a technology known as web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow this site to collect web log information. A web beacon is a graphic on a web page or in an e-mail message designed to track pages viewed or messages opened. Web log information is gathered when you visit one of our websites by the computer that hosts our website (called a "web server"). The webserver automatically recognizes some non-personal information, such as the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited, the website you came from, the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows 7), and the domain name and address of your Internet service provider (e.g., Comcast). We may also include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages in order to determine whether messages have been opened.

This website may use a technology called a "cookie". A cookie is a piece of information that our webserver sends to your computer when you access a website. Then when you come back our site will detect whether you have one of our cookies on your computer. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the site and help us analyze site usage more accurately. For instance, our site may set a cookie on your browser that keeps you from needing to remember and then enter a password more than once during a visit to the site.

This website uses Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. It is possible that your IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (if it is a "dynamic" address). Note, however, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed identifiable. This is because with some connections your IP Address doesn't change (it is "static") and could be associated with your personal computer. We use your IP address to report aggregate information on use and to help improve the website.

Areas of this website that collect your information use industry standard secure socket layer encryption (SSL).

We process customer information in our facilities in the United States. All customer information subject to this privacy policy is collected in the United States, obtained through websites in the United States, or obtained in other countries and transferred to the United States. Regardless where it originated, all customer data subject to this policy receives the same level of privacy protection as described in this policy statement.

Data Collection

We collect personal information about customers by lawful and fair means, and in most cases, directly from customers themselves. In general, that means that we only collect personal information about you when you provide it.

We collect personal information when registering for either website, or contact us by email, fax, phone, or standard mail (or if you provide personal information in response to an email, fax, phone, standard mail, or other communications from us).

We collect:

  • Your contact information including your name, physical address, mailing address, email address, and phone and fax numbers.
  • Your demographic and survey information: Job function, title, topics of interest, purchasing plans, and information solicited through online registration forms.
  • Your history as our customer, including your order and payment history, email and websites usage, promotional history and response.

We do not provide any information to third parties without specific instructions from you.

In addition, we reserve the right to use or disclose personal information to protect the security or integrity of our website or online service; to take precautions against liability; to respond to judicial process; and to the extent permitted by law, to provide information to law enforcement agencies or for an investigation on a matter related to public safety; and to comply with applicable laws, government requests and court orders.

In the event of corporate business activities such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or bankruptcy, personal information may be used or disclosed in connection with those activities. We will also make any disclosures required by law. If we discover a security breach, we may disclose personal information about customers to those companies (such as credit card companies or credit bureaus) or government agencies who we believe can take action to prevent, minimize, or remedy any harm from the breach.

If we receive a subpoena or other legal demand for your personal information, we may endeavor to notify you of the subpoena or demand by contacting you at the current email address that we have for you. However, we cannot promise that we will always be able to send you a notice, which we will attempt to, contact you if the email we send fails to get to you, that we will be able to send you the notice before we turn over your information, or that we will resist the request.

We take reasonable steps to ensure that all personal data we process is reliable for its intended use and is accurate, complete, and current for that purpose.

Opt-out Information and Contact Information

We offer users the opportunity to opt-out of being contacted by us. You can choose not to be contacted by telephone, fax, or email.

Please send an email to with your contact information and a short explanation of what you would would like to opt-out.

Anyone seeking to know if we have information about himself or herself or who want access to (or a copy of) his or her personal information or would like to make changes to the existing personal information can make a request in writing to:

Privacy Officer
5501 Twin Knolls Rd. Suite 107
Columbia, MD 21045

A request should include sufficient identifying information, such as name, address telephone number, fax number, and email address. In some cases, we may ask for a copy of identification (such as a driver's license or other government-issued identification).

We use reasonable, industry-standard precautions, including appropriate technical, administrative, and physical procedures, to protect personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Due to the design of the Internet and other factors outside our control, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.

We promise to make a good faith attempt to resolve any complaint or problem that you bring to our attention.

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