Security

Security of Personal Information

Security of Personal Information

MDA National takes reasonable steps to preserve the security of personal information in accordance with the MDA National Website’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement. The information that we will collect will depend on how you use the website.

If you are a visitor and visit an unsecured area of the website (an area where you are not required to login) to read, browse or download information, our systems will record the pages viewed and any information downloaded. Our systems will not record any personally identifiable information.

Third Parties

Our website may contain links to third party sites. MDA National is not responsible for the condition or content of those sites as they are not under our control. You access those sites and/ or use the site's products and services solely at your own risk. The links are provided solely for your convenience and do not indicate, expressly and impliedly, an endorsement by MDA National of the sites or the products or services provided on those sites.

Cookies

A cookie is a tiny element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive, so you can be recognized when you return.

We use cookies for secure services (that is, an area where you are required to login) on the website. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including for security and personalization reasons. If your browser is configured to reject all cookies you will be unable to use secure services on the MDA National website that require cookies in order to participate.

Email content & data

We will preserve the content of any email that you send us, if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so. Your email message content may be monitored by our employees for security issues including where email abuse is suspected; our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.

Technologies used to secure data

We use the very latest encryption and security certificate technologies – you can be sure that you are connected to our website and that your data is protected when being sent over the internet.

Encryption

MDA National’s website uses certificates which generate security "keys" so you can verify you are connected to our website.

Access to your information is controlled using your member number and password and it is therefore very important for you to protect your password. As information sent between your browser and MDA National is encrypted, it makes it very difficult for anyone to get your password in transit from the Internet.

Digital certificates

A digital certificate is used to verify the identity and authenticity of our website. Secure areas on MDA National's website (areas that require you to login) use digital certificates issued by Verisign to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your information.

SSL connection

The secure connection between your browser and MDA National website uses a technology called Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). This is a well-respected technology developed by Netscape, Microsoft and RSA Inc that is supported by most browsers. Your browser will not be able to connect to any of our online secure services (areas that require you to login) without SSL.