By accessing The Masonry Institute of America (MIA) website, ordering, registering, or requesting information, users consent to the terms and conditions of the following Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the terms and conditions of this Policy, please do not access, browse, use this site or otherwise provide information to MIA.

Personal data collected

MIA may collect personal information from you when you order publication materials, request information or browse our website or by phone, email, or mail.

What data we may collect

Contact Information: Name, email address, mailing address, phone and fax numbers

Employment Information: Employer, employer type/industry, and job title/position.

Usage Information: IP address, MAC address, browser version, operating system, and unique device identifiers. In addition, we may deploy the tracking technologies detailed in the “Cookies & Tracking” section to collect additional device and usage information.

How we use your data

Who we may share your data with

MIA Contributing Members: Certain contact information for MIA Members is displayed on the MIA Website. First name, last name, and business name may be visible to the public.

Technical Inquiries: Technical inquiries submitted to MIA may be forwarded to industry professionals with the expertise needed to provide an informed response. MIA may share any information submitted with the inquiry including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

Third-party Order Fulfillment: Some products and services purchased through MIA may require fulfillment by a third-party. In these cases, shipping address and contact information may need to be shared to enable these parties to perform their functions. MIA will not distribute payment information to these third parties.

Law Enforcement: MIA may also release information when appropriate in order to comply with the law, enforce site policies, protect the rights, property, or safety of MIA or when investigating fraud or other illegal activities.

Payment processing

MIA uses a third-party payment processor, PayPal, to process credit/debit card payments. Credit card details are securely transferred directly to PayPal for payment processing and are not stored by MIA. PayPal uses and processes personal information in accordance with their own privacy policy:

Cookies & Tracking

The MIA website may use cookies to store information, retain shopping cart information, process payments via PayPal, and compile aggregate site traffic data. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site ‘s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

MIA uses Plesk to log and analyze website traffic. This is done using a “Unique ID” tracking cookie used for the legitimate purpose of identifying unique visitors. MIA may also record your IP address for security and fraud prevention and your email address to help analyze visitor behavior. Additional information is available in the Plesk privacy policy:

Children’s personal information

MIA has no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our website. If a child has provided MIA with personally identifying information without consent from a parent or guardian, the child’s parent or guardian should contact MIA and we will take reasonable steps to remove the information from our files.


MIA maintains administrative, technical, and physical measures, including industry-standard encryption, to protect user information. Personal information is accessible by a limited number of persons with special access rights to this information. However, no website or data transmission system can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Therefore, users are also responsible for taking the appropriate steps to protect their personal information.

Third-party disclosures

Certain trusted third parties provide website development, hosting, maintenance, and other support services for MIA. These parties may have access to your personal information while providing these services. The information available to these parties is typically restricted to what is reasonably necessary for their purposes. MIA also requires these third parties to keep personal information confidential and implement reasonable security measures while accessing this data. Project acknowledgements and product marketing emails are sent to subscribers through Vertical Response. MIA may share your name, email address, company, city and state with Vertical Response for this purpose. Additional information is available in Vertical Response privacy policy:

MIA may occasionally provide links to third-party products and services. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. Therefore, MIA has no responsibility for the content and activities of these linked sites.

Modifications to Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be updated periodically as MIA services change or with further development of this website. Users are encouraged to review this policy page periodically.

Contacting MIA

Masonry Institute of America
PO Box 3905
Torrance, CA 90510-3905

Phone: (310) 257-9000

Fax: (877) 257-9666


Contact Form:

Policy Updated: July 24, 2019