This policy deals only with personal information handled by MTEC. Personal information is information about an identifiable individual, excluding business contact information. The following explains how MTEC handles personal information. MTEC reserves the right to change this policy and it may be updated periodically. These changes may affect our use of your personal information. Accordingly, please check for changes regularly.
Safeguarding personal privacy and transaction security is a vital concern for MTEC and its partners. MTEC uses leading-edge technology to protect your personal information, both in office and On-line. Although it would be impossible for us to eliminate risk altogether, we can guarantee that by registering for one of our programs through www.mtec.mb.ca is just as safe as doing it over the phone or in person.
What information we gather
We do not use www.mtec.mb.ca to gather personal information other than that which you have agreed to supply to us, when registering for one of our tourism training programs. At any time, should it be request in writing, MTEC will provide you access to any personal information stored either on paper or in our database.
We use "cookies" to track how our visitors use the site and to facilitate your transactions. "Cookies" are small amounts of data that your browser saves on the hard drive of your computer. The cookies created and stored on your computer do not store any personal identifiable information.
Also, when you visit www.mtec.mb.ca, our Web server automatically recognizes the Internet domain and IP address from which you access the site, to compile statistics regarding the volume and timing of access to our Web site. We do this so that we can improve the content and structure of www.mtec.mb.ca. Only aggregate information is collected and the personal information of individual visitors is not identified. We will not share or sell this information to a third party, except in cases of electronic intrusion, attempted or successful, where material pertinent to the intrusion may be shared with computer security professionals as well as with law enforcement officials in those cases warranting legal attention.
Why we may contact you
MTEC and some of its partners may be contacting you from time to time to let you know about related products, programs and events that you may be interested in, as well as opportunities to participate in projects as an industry expert. If you prefer to be removed from our contact lists, you can let us know at any time in writing.
How we ensure your privacy
When making a purchase online, all your personal information is encrypted so that it cannot be read as it travels over the Internet between your computer and our servers. Our servers use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), an advanced encryption technology that works with Netscape Navigator (versions 2.0 and above) and Internet Explorer (versions 3.0 and above). We use this technology to safeguard all data collected and guarantee your privacy. An Internet Certificate Authority provides our secure digital certificates.
We use the services of a payment gateway to ensure that all storefront on-line purchases paid with a credit card to are processed safely. At no time will your credit card information be stored on our server.
This site contains links to other sites. MTEC is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices or the content of such Web sites. We encourage you to review each partner's policy and procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your information.
When using third parties to conduct market research, surveys, product/program development, etc., MTEC will provide only information necessary for projects completion. All information released to third parties is confidential and protected by legal agreement outlining its use for each project.
How you can contact us
However, to protect your privacy, we are not allowed to transmit the information to you by telephone or e-mail. Please therefore send your request in writing to:
The Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC)
100-1534 Gamble Place
Winnipeg, MB R3T 1N6