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Magister Ltd Internet Privacy Policy

Magister Ltd. is committed to respecting your privacy. We recognise that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, or your organisation ("personal information") you trust us to act in a responsible manner. That is why we have put a policy in place to protect your personal information.

What information does Magister Ltd. collect and how do we use it?

You may always visit our site and browse without giving us any personal information.

At times we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information. Generally this information is requested when you request copies of technical papers, or further information from Magister Ltd.

  • When you request copies of technical papers, or further information, we may ask for your name, organisation, address, telephone number and e-mail address so we can respond to your request, and ensure that any problems are able to be addressed.
  • If you choose to give us personal information via the Internet - to correspond with you, or deliver a product for example, we will use such information purely for the purpose of developing the business relationship between yourself and Magister Ltd. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes.
  • We intend to continue improving the content and function of the Magister Ltd web site. For this reason, we monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us improve the design and layout of our site and provide content of interest to you.

How does Magister Ltd. protect consumer information?

  • We will take steps to ensure that all the customer data we collect is protected from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, both during and after transmission to the Magister Ltd. Web site.
  • Should we provide a facility in future to process financial information (e.g. to place orders or access account information) we will take steps to ensure that all information you input is encrypted before it is sent to us.

What about "cookies"?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that if you would rather not store the information for future use.

  • We will keep the use of "cookies", and their content, to an absolute minimum, and to restrict their use solely to help us to provide you with more personal service.
  • We will ensure that refusal to accept cookies will never prevent you from accessing all the facilities of the Magister Ltd. web site.

Will Magister Ltd. disclose the information it collects to outside parties?

  • We may store and disclose personal information as allowed or required by applicable law, including making disclosures that are necessary or advisable to: (a) protect the rights, safety or property of users of our web site, the public, or Magister Ltd. or our web site suppliers; and (b) conform to legal or regulatory requirements.
  • We will retain your personal information under the control of Magister Ltd. and will not trade, sell or rent it to any third party.
  • We may make use of aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related site information in our dealings with reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.

Tell us what you think.

If we decide to change our privacy practices, we will post the changes on this page so that you will be always kept informed of what data we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Our goal is to respect your privacy. In order to help us improve our privacy policies, please feel free to Contact Us Directly with your comments and questions.

This Policy is current as of June 2002

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