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MHEDA is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association.

All content is copyright MHEDA. All rights reserved. Protected by copyright laws of the United States and International treaties.

This site may contain links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of MHEDA and MHEDA is not responsible for the contents, advertising, products or any other materials or links contained in those linked sites. MHEDA provides these links only as a convenience, and inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by MHEDA.

Information, documents and links included in this site are provided “as is” without warranty. While MHEDA uses reasonable efforts to include accurate information, it does not make any representation as to its accuracy or completeness. The material is available to users at their own risk and MHEDA is not liable for any damages arising from the use of this site or any linked sites.

What Information We Gather and Track

There are times when we may need information from you. This generally involves filling out forms so you can access content or place an order with MHEDA. In these instances, we require you to login to your account or fill out a form with your name, email address, and other information.

If you submit an order online, your credit card number is submitted to the credit institution for normal routine processing. Your personal credit history information is not collected by MHEDA, and MHEDA does not share credit or credit card information with other companies or third parties.

What We Do With the Information We Gather and Track

The information gathered from the forms you fill out or logging into your account is used in one of four ways:

  1. To verify your membership status and grant access to restricted content,
  2. To provide you with information about products, services, news and events,
  3. To allow you to purchase products, and
  4. To gather broad demographic information about user trends.

Third-Party Ad Networks

We use third parties such as network advertisers to serve advertisements on our Site and on third-party websites or other media (e.g., social networking platforms). This enables us and these third parties to target advertisements to you for products and services in which you might be interested. Third-party ad network providers, advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (including clear GIFs), Flash LSOs and other tracking technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content to you. These third-party cookies and other technologies are governed by each third party’s specific privacy policy, not this one. We may provide these third-party advertisers with information about you.

Users in the United States may opt out of many third-party ad networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by NAI members.

Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Consumer Choice Page or the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA or NAI websites, your opt-out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the DAA’s website at www.aboutads.info or the NAI’s website at www.networkadvertising.org.

Online Behavioral Advertising and How You Can Opt-Out

We may work with third-party advertising companies who may utilize cookies and web beacons, and data collected on our services, to customize advertisements to you on our services, as well as on other websites or mobile applications in their networks beyond our services. Among other things, these customized advertisements may advertise our products and services and third party products and services on websites or mobile applications not affiliated with us. Some of these ads are online behavioral advertising – which serve advertisements that are more likely to be of interest to you using non-personal behavioral information.  Such ads may contain cookies that allow monitoring of websites and mobile applications (including our own services) and your response to such advertisements.  Cookies or web beacons placed by these companies do not collect personal information, and the third-party advertising companies do not have access to or use your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal information; they may however, anonymously track your usage across our services and other websites or mobile applications in their networks. We limit companies that place our ads from using information for any purpose other than to assist us in our advertising efforts.

For more information about these third-party advertising companies’ privacy policies, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s website at http://www.networkadvertising.org. If you prefer to not receive targeted advertising, you can opt-out of network advertising programs that use your information. To do so, please visit: the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page.