Respecting the privacy and security of the membership’s personal information is important to us. MCBA does not sell, trade or lease any information about our membership to anyone.
Collection and Use of Member Information
MCBA collects personal information from the membership through membership application/renewal notices.
The membership application/renewal process requests personal information such as name, address, telephone numbers for home or work, e-mail addresses and certain optional information about the size and nature of your beekeeping operation.
This information is used for the preparation of address labels or email distribution of the MCBA Newsletter and other mailings. The membership roster with address information is published to all members of the Association with the understanding that it will be used only for MCBA business, not for private commercial gain.
The membership roster may be released to local bee inspectors in order to facilitate their contact with members to schedule and conduct inspections.
If the member elects to participate in the "swarm list", the member's address information will be released to the local agencies such as police and fire departments which typically receive calls about available swarms.
Contact information of all Officers and Directors are published in every Newsletter for the convenience of the members.
The association’s website uses internet cookies to collect certain information such as the user's IP address and pattern of browsing on the site. This information is periodically reviewed in order to improve the readers’ experience on the site.
MCBA periodically takes pictures of members at association events. Those pictures may be published in the Newsletter or on the association’s website at the discretion of the Communications Committee. The pictures may be group or individual pictures. The subjects of the pictures may or may not be identified by first name.
Members who do not wish to have their picture taken should notify the Secretary. Members may request to have a particular picture removed from the website or to have their name de-identified from the picture by contacting the Webmaster.
All original pictures published on the website are released under the Gnu Free Distribution License and, as such, may be reused by anyone for any purpose including commercial gain. Pictures taken from other sources may have different licenses.