Terms and conditions
Please read these terms to better understand your rights and responsibilities. If you do not agree to these terms, unfortunately, you may not use the MDIF website or its content.
Site usage information
When visitors browse, read or download information on the MDIF website, limited, anonymous data is collected about the visit. For instance, the web server may record the numerical Internet Protocol address of your computer; information about your browser and operating system; date and time of access; and the Internet address and page that linked (referred) you to our site. If you search the site, your search requests may be logged. MDIF uses this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, diagnose and correct system errors, and conduct research — all with the sole objective of improving the information service, features and usability of the site.
MDIF also uses Google Analytics to help MDIF better understand how visitors engage with the MDIF website. Google Analytics, is used by MDIF solely to obtain non personally identifiable information – including age and gender – about MDIF website visitors. This information provides MDIF with more detailed usage statistics to assist MDIF in understanding what types of groups have access to and potentially benefit from the information MDIF provides on its website.
If you for whatever reason you would like to “opt out” of Google Analytics, please follow this link.
MDIF websites use web cookies — small data files that are placed on the user’s device by which a website and a web browser can jointly “remember” information within or between browsing sessions. Cookies are useful because they can improve the user experience. However, cookies also have been subject to criticism because they can be used to invisibly assemble information about a user’s browsing habits for marketing purposes.
- for site operation, for example to enable a user to access and update address information for our mailing list or a CV if it was submitted to apply for a vacancy;
- to analyse use of the site by, for example, recognizing and counting the number of visitors and how they move around the site. This helps MDIF to see what parts of our site are popular and which sections may need improving to make the experience better for users; and
- to record the user’s visit to the site and the pages visited as well the links followed. We will use this to make the site more relevant to your interests.
If you have any questions or concerns about cookies when using the MDIF website, please contact mdif@mdif.
Links to independent websites
MDIF websites may also contain pages with links to independent, external websites for which the Fund is not responsible.
MDIF commitment to data security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data integrity and preserve important content, MDIF has established appropriate physical, electronic and administrative procedures to safeguard and secure information collected online. The information MDIF collects about website users is stored on secure servers that are built to industry best practices and have undergone rigorous security testing. All sensitive information submitted to MDIF servers is encrypted over HTTPS using current standard TLS protocols. MDIF’s servers are professionally maintained and updated, routinely audited and constantly monitored. All MDIF servers are shielded behind an enterprise-grade content distribution network (CDN) for protection against distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks and certain forms of hacking.
How to contact MDIF
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please contact mdif@mdif.