Like most website operators, Merch Informer collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Merch Informer’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Merch Informer’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Merch Informer may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Merch Informer also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. Merch Informer only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Merch Informer’s Website choose to interact with Merch Informer in ways that require Merch Informer to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Merch Informer gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those whom engage in transactions with Merch Informer are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Merch Informer collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Merch Informer. Merch Informer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Merch Informer may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Merch Informer may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Merch Informer does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Merch Informer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Merch Informer’s behalf or to provide services available at Merch Informer’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Merch Informer’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Merch Informer will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Merch Informer discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Merch Informer believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Merch Informer, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Merch Informer website and have supplied your email address, Merch Informer may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Merch Informer and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Merch Informer takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Merch Informer, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Merch Informer goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Merch Informer may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account at www.merchinformer.com. For other personal information we hold, we will provide you with access for any purpose including to request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if we are not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are frivolous/vexatious, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have certain additional rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits registered users who are minors to request and obtain deletion of certain posted content.
Comments and other content submitted to us are saved on our servers.
If you have any questions or comments we may be reached at helpdesk dot merchinformer dot com.
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