MerylUSA cares about your privacy and making it simple for you to keep your information private. We hope this plain-language policy helps you understand what information we collect when you are visiting our website(s).
MerylUSA, Inc. (“MerylUSA”) operates merylusa.com. Our online store is powered by Shopify (shopify.com). It is MerylUSA’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, MerylUSA collects the kind of non-personally identifying information that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. MerylUSA’s purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how MerylUSA’s visitors use its website. From time to time, MerylUSA may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
MerylUSA also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. MerylUSA 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 MerylUSA’s websites choose to interact with MerylUSA in ways that require MerylUSA to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that MerylUSA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may run a contest or giveaway which asks visitors to provide a name and email address and/or zip code. In each case, MerylUSA collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MerylUSA. MerylUSA does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
By placing an order through MerylUSA’s online store, you opt in to accept marketing communication via email, however you may unsubscribe at any time. Any additional contact information when placing an order is used solely to fulfill your order or to communicate with you in regards to fulfillment. If you have opted in via placing an order or independently signed up for marketing correspondence such as our newsletter, you may unsubscribe at any time via the links included in such correspondence.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information
MerylUSA 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 MerylUSA’s behalf or to provide services available at MerylUSA’s websites, 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 MerylUSA’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
MerylUSA 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, MerylUSA discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MerylUSA believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MerylUSA, third parties or the public at large. 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. MerylUSA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
If MerylUSA, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that MerylUSA 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 MerylUSA may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.