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Privacy Policy

MIMOSA is committed to respecting and protecting your right to privacy and takes your privacy seriously. To that end, we have prepared this privacy policy to disclose and describe our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Your Internet Protocol (IP) Address

When a visitor requests a page from any site within the MIMOSA network, our servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of the MIMOSA network, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement.

Use of Cookies

From time to time MIMOSA may send a cookie to your computer. We use cookies to identify which areas of MIMOSA's Network you have visited or customized, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Single-pixel gifs

MIMOSA may use single-pixel gif images, sometimes referred to as web bugs or web beacons, to count Web page accesses and gather some general statistical information.

Registration Forms

MIMOSA offers access to some services that require registration. We may use your business contact information to send notification to you of MIMOSA products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. We do not share this information with any third party.

Information Collected When Making a Purchase

If you are purchasing something from MIMOSA, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date. This allows us to process and fill your order and to notify you of your order status. This business contact information may also be used by us to notify you of related products and services. Credit card and e-mail information will not be shared or sold to third parties for any purpose except as provided in this Privacy Policy without your express permission.

On selected pages, MIMOSA uses the industry standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypted servers. SSL encrypts the information transferred between your browser and our servers, rendering it unreadable to anyone trying to intercept the information.

Disclosure to Third Parties

MIMOSA will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required or permitted by law including:

  1. Protect and defend the rights or property of the MIMOSA network of sites and related properties, or visitors to the MIMOSA network of sites and related properties,
  2. Identify persons who may be violating the law, the MIMOSA legal notice and Web site User Agreement, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the MIMOSA Network or its related properties,
  3. Filling a user's order or request.

MIMOSA uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. MIMOSA reserves the right to transfer all such information in connection with the sale of all or part of MIMOSA's capital stock or assets. MIMOSA uses reasonable commercial efforts to secure its computer and network systems. MIMOSA will not be responsible for unauthorized access to its computer and network systems nor for the disclosure or destruction of personal information. When disclosing personal information to third parties MIMOSA shall require the third party to limit its storage, use and disclosure of personal information to the purpose that the information was disclosed.

Other Information

MIMOSA may, from time to time, request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about conferences and trade shows). Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party, without your consent or as permitted by this Privacy Policy.

The MIMOSA network contains many links to third-party websites. MIMOSA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third-party sites or advertisers. MIMOSA does not share any of the individual personal information you provide MIMOSA with the third parties to which MIMOSA links, except as stated elsewhere within this Privacy Policy, although MIMOSA may share general, aggregate data with such third parties (such as how many people use our site). Please check with those sites to determine their privacy policy.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example through e-mail, discussion lists, or elsewhere - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.


By using the MIMOSA network, you consent to the collection and use of information by MIMOSA as specified above. We reserve the right to modify this policy. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.