Who we are
The International Manganese Institute (IMnI) is a not-for-profit industry association that represents manganese ore and alloy producers, manufacturers of metallurgical products or chemical compounds, trading houses, industry service providers, companies involved in Mn business development, universities and research organizations around the world. Founded in 1975, with headquarters in Paris, France, IMnI’s mission is to provide vision and guidance to the Mn industry by promoting economic, social and environmental responsibility and sustainability to all stakeholders. Our website address is: http://www.manganese.org. IMnI does not represent or warrant that this website, the products, documents, or any materials provided here through will be free of defects, uninterrupted, accurate, complete, current, stable, or available at any time. This website and any products, documents, and any materials provided by IMnI through this website may be modified or discontinued at any time by IMnI.
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information (data). By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect the information you provide. The data can include your organization’s name, job title, first name, last name, telephone number, billing address, e-mail, photo, bio (if you are a member of one of our committees or a speaker at one of our events). We generally collect information directly from you.
How do we use this data?
We will use your email address to send you newsletters and any other information we believe to be of interest or value to you.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We are not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes and will not disclose it to any third party unless required to by law.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How can you stop us using this data?
You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time by contacting us via email and asking to be removed from the list. You can also click unsubscribe at the bottom of any newsletter.
What is a ‘cookie’ and do we collect them?
Cookies are designed to allow the website to recognize its users on subsequent visits and are automatically generated. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies. IMnI does not use information generated by cookies.
Our security policy
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our communications policy
By signing up to IMnI newsletters, you agree for us to use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters and any information we deem pertinent to our contacts.