Merchant & Evans, Inc. (“M&E”) is strongly committed to protecting
the privacy of visitors to this website (the “Website”). The purpose
information we may gather about you when you visit this Website, how we may use
applies only to M&E, its subsidiaries and affiliates, the Website, and other
websites owned by M&E, but not to other companies’ or organizations’
websites to which we link or share your personal information.
If M&E decides to change any of its privacy policies, the changes will be posted
here in this area so that you will always know the information we gather, how we
might use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We reserve the right,
at our discretion to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any
time. Please make sure to check this page periodically for any changes. If you do
Information About All M&E Visitors
M&E collects certain information from and about its users in several ways –
directly from you, from our Web server logs, and with cookies or other forms of
passive data gathering.
User-Supplied Information: There are several areas in the Website where we collect
personal information from you on a voluntary basis. Personal information is information
about you that is personally identifiable that is not otherwise publicly available,
such as your name, address, e-mail address, mailing address, gender, date of birth,
or phone numbers. We may collect this information at the following times: (i) when
you register to receive communications from this Website and other M&E owned
websites; (ii) when you seek information about or purchase products or services
offered through this Website or other M&E owned websites; and (iii) when you
provide personal information to us through feedback, survey, or other forms hosted
on this Website or other M&E owned websites.
Third Parties: We may receive information about you from third parties, such as
service providers, for tracking purposes. We may add the information we receive
about you to your existing account.
Server Log Information: When you visit an Internet Website, you disclose certain
information about yourself, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the time
of your visit, and the referring location (e.g., the website or page that offered
a link to a M&E page). Like many other websites, M&E records this basic
information about visits to this Website.
Cookies and Passive Data Collection: In order to offer and provide customized, personal
is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive that contains information
about the user. These cookies are relatively standard and do not collect personally
identifiable information. Nor do we combine information collected through cookies
with other personally identifiable information to tell us who you are or even what
your username or e-mail address is. If for any reason you wish not to take advantage
of cookies, you may have your browser not accept them, although this may disable
or render unsuable some of the features of the Website.
M&E may also collect passive data, such as clickstream data or a user’s
Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system, browser type, time
and date of visit and page views. Clickstream data is a term defined to include
a record of clicked selections within the Website.
M&E may use pixel tags in web pages and certain other content which may read
cookies. Similar pixel tags on the Website will permit us to count users and collect
additional information to improve the content of our Website, diagnose problems
with our equipment, and administer the Website
M&E, its advertisers and other third parties may utilize any of the elements
above (or similar tools and techniques) on the Website to gather information about
the Website users. The information third parties collect may be used to gather anonymous
tracking information or the same types of information obtained from cookies disclosed
herein. The information collected by third parties is subject to such parties’
policies governing the use and disclosure of personal information.
You should remember that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information
online, such as on message boards, through e-mail, discussion groups, or in chat
areas, your information can be collected and used by others. Although M&E tries
to protect your personal information, M&E cannot ensure or warrant the security
of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. You are solely
responsibility of maintaining the secrecy of any passwords you set up and/or any
How and When Information is Used
We use information in different ways, depending on the type of information:
User-Supplied Information: This information is used for purposes such as personalization
and verification. We also use this information to improve our internal operations,
as well as to ensure that we: (i) bill you properly; (ii) administer your account
in accordance with your agreements with us, including processing and fulfilling
your purchases of any products and services; (iii) customize the advertising and
content that your see; (iv) properly perform any services you have requested; and
(v) communicate with you about this Website and our products and services, your
purchases of any products and services, and any service announcements.
M&E will not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other individuals
or unaffiliated entities without your prior consent except in the limited circumstances
M&E may establish contractual relations with third parties where, subject to
confidentiality agreements, such parties work on behalf of M&E to further the
performance objectives of this Website.
M&E may supplement the personal information you submit to us with information
obtained from third parties.
Server Log Information: This information helps us identify which areas of our Website
are of interest to our visitors. M&E may also collect the Internet [Protocol]
(IP) addresses of its visitors for the purposes of system administration and to
report aggregate information to advertisers.
Cookies and Passive Data Collection: We use to let you use our Website more easily
and to let us keep track of certain statistical information that helps us improve
this Website. Cookies also allow us to save preferences for you so that you will
not have to re-enter them the next time you visit.
M&E may disclose any of the information collected from you through this Website
in order to: (i) comply with applicable laws; (ii) respond to government inquiries;
(iii) comply with valid legal process; and (iv) protect the rights or property of
M&E, the Website, or visitors to this Website.
THIS WEBSITE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. ACCORDINGLY,
M&E DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT, USE, OR DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT
INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE.
You may register to receive communicates from us directly on the Website or through
a third party. After you register, we will periodically send you newsletters and
other e-mails featuring special offers, promotions and other benefits. If you no
longer wish to receive these communications, please let us know by clicking on the
unsubscribe link in our e-mails. Our e-mail database is continually updated. However,
you may continue to receive e-mail communications from us for up to ten business
days from the time we receive your unsubscribe request. Please note that M&E
can only control its own mailing list and policies. Third party advertisers that
maintain their own mailing lists may send communications that advertise our products,
and you may need to contact those parties directly in order to stop receiving their
Third Party Links
When you visit a website to which M&E provides a link, please be aware that
If you choose to purchase products or services through a third party website, or
otherwise access a third party website, the data collected by the third party is
the privacy policies of any other website you visit.
California Privacy Rights
This paragraph applies only to California residents. M&E may, from time to time,
share your personally identifiable information with unaffiliated third parties for
their direct marketing purposes. As a California resident, you have a legal right
to request and receive in writing or by email the names and addresses of all such
third parties who received your personally identifiable information during the previous
calendar year and a list of the types of personally identifiable information disclosed
to such third parties. To request such information, please send an e-mail to __________
or write to __________. We will not honor such a request more than once per calendar
WHILE M&E STRIVES TO SELECT THIRD PARTY PARTNERS WHO HAVE OR SHARE THE SAME
STANDARDS IN REGARDS TO PRIVACY POLICIES COMPARABLE TO ITS OWN THE USER AGREES THAT
WITH RESPECT TO THOSE THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WEBSITES M&E
LINKS TO, M&E DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE SAME,
NOR WILL M&E BE RESPONSIBLE TO THE USER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES
OR OTHER MATERIAL THAT MAY BE SOLD, LICENSED, DISTRIBUTED OR PROMOTED BY SUCH THIRD
PARTIES OR ON SUCH WEBSITES, OR FOR ANY CONTENT ON SUCH WEBSITES. M&E ENCOURAGES
VISITORS OF THESE WEBSITES TO REVIEW THE PRIVACY POLICIES POSTED ON THESE WEBSITES.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100%
secure. Accordingly, while we strive to protect your personal information, M&E
cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us.
You transmit all such information at your own risk. However, once we receive your
transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our servers.
Questions regarding the above statement should be directed to M&E. for clarification.
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