Information Collection and Use
MTI Services Corporation dba Mortgage Training Institute. is the sole owner of the information collected on www.clubmti.net and www.mortgageknowledge.com. MTI Services Corporation collects information from our users at several different points on our Web site.
In order to use this Web site, a user must first complete the registration form. During registration process a user [is required to] give[s] contact information (such as name and email address) and personal information We use this information to:
1. Contact the user about services on our site for which he has expressed interest;
2. To track generic, non-specific user statistical information about this web site;
3. To report generic, non-specific site performance and usage data (statistical information) to relevant third parties.
Information provided to MTI Services Corporation is not shared with any entities or parties who are not specifically in the business of providing products or services to mortgage professionals. Your information will not be sold, shared or otherwise distributed to anyone other than the parties identified on the Web site. We understand and value the need for privacy with personal information, and guard such data with the utmost care.
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track userâ€™s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We send all new members a welcoming email to verify password and username. Established members will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the opt-out options at the bottom of all such communications.
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.
On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature. [Users may opt-out of these communications. Please see our Choice and Opt-out section.]
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users wishes.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers on occasion, to accurately depict the number of users on our site, the average traffic and/or usage statistics of the Mortgage Training Institute. site, and other relevant information. This information is used to evaluate the viability and performance of www.mortgageknowledge.com. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.
In the event MTI Services Corporation goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, usersâ€™ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email AND prominent notice on the www.clubmti.net and www.mortgageknowledge.com web site for thirty (30) days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the usersâ€™ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and/or announcements and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by selecting "unsubscribe" at the bottom of any e-mail and following the directions.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, MTI Services Corporation, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Surveys & Contests
From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code). Contact information will be used/shared with the contest or survey sponsors to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site. Usersâ€™ personally identifiable information is not shared with third parties unless we give prior notice and choice. Though we may use an intermediary to conduct these surveys or contests, they may not use usersâ€™ personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friendâ€™s name and email address. MTI Services Corporation will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. MTI Services Corporation stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact Mortgage Training Institute, Inc. at email@example.com to request the removal of this information from our database.
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our usersâ€™ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just â€˜surfingâ€™.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our usersâ€™ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Our employees must use password-protected screen-savers when they leave their desk. When they return, they must re-enter their password to re-gain access to user information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every 6 months, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our usersâ€™ information is protected. Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment.
If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Supplementation of Information
In order for this Web site to properly fulfill its obligation to users it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from 3rd party sources.
Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a userâ€™s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate usersâ€™ personally identifiable information. This can usually be done in MY ACCOUNT area of the Web site or by emailing our Customer Support at email@example.com. Or, contact us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use usersâ€™ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.