As used in our Terms of Service, “Service” refers to Merkaela’s subscription service which can be accessed via our website at http://www.merkaela.com
1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information” from you through our website, when you communicate with us via e-mail, or through related sites and/or applications.
“Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks.
“Personal Information” means information that can be used to personally identify you, including your name, your address, your email address, your billing information and any other information that you submit to us when subscribing for the Service on the Merkaela website.
a. We use technology to collect Non-Personal Information:
In an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from our servers and are stored on your computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to your browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about you and keep a record of your preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis.
Merkaela may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.
b. We collect Personal Information you provide directly to us when subscribing:
2. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
3. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your Personal Information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption and firewalls. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
4. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
As a Merkaela user, you have the ability to sign in to your profile to correct and remove any Personal Information you have provided on the website. We may require certain information for your user account to remain active and to continue the Service. Merkaela reserves the right to refuse to allow changes to your profile that may violate any law or legal requirement.
By canceling your Merkaela account, your Personal and Non-Personal Information will no longer be gathered and therefore cannot be used or disclosed. However, we may still email you periodically unless you opt-out of all communications after canceling.
5. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING OUR COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOU
In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers. By providing Merkaela with your email address and/or telephone number, you authorize us to contact you at any time in relation to Merkaela.
You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in each promotional e-mail. You can also indicate that you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us in your account profile on the Merkaela website. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications from Merkaela, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, billing inquiries.
6. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
7. MERKAELA’S OWNERSHIP OF INFORMATION