Information collection and use
Sharing and disclosure of information
Choice and opt-out
Protection of information
Notifications and changes
Merchpin is located in Larchmont, New York, at 1 Chatsworth Avenue. This Policy applies to the Merchpin.com website, including all subpages and successor pages (collectively referred to as the "Website"), and also applies to all software and services that we offer, including through our Website when you register for a Merchpin account (collectively referred to as the "Services").
This Policy does not apply to any website, product or service of any third-party company even if the website links and/or displays a Merchpin "Product Unit". Merchpin does not operate or control those websites, products or services. Please always review the privacy practices of a company before deciding whether to provide any information.
By using our Website or Services, you are accepting the practices described in this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, delete all cookies from your browser cache after visiting our Website and do not visit or use our Website or Services. Your continued use of our Website or Services will signify your acceptance of this Policy.
Broadly speaking, we collect information in three ways: (1) when you provide it directly to us through registration for Merchpin Services, and (2) passively through technology such as "cookies". The types of information that we collect and our use of that information will depend on whether you are a Website Visitor or Registered User.
The term "Personal Information", as used in this Policy, refers to any information that can be used to identify a specific person, or any anonymous information (e.g. IP Address) that is linked to a specific person. Personal information does not include information that has been aggregated or made anonymous such that it can no longer be reasonably associated with a specific person.
Cookies and Web Server Logs
Similar to many commercial websites, we utilize "cookies" and other technologies to collect non-personally-identifiable information from our Website. "Cookies" are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies can remember what information a computer accessed on one web page to streamline activities on related web pages and to make the online experience easier and more personalized. Information gathered through cookies and web-server log files may include information such as the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, IP addresses, links to/from any page, and time spent at our site. We use cookie data to measure web traffic and usage activity on our Website for purposes of improving and enhancing the functionality of our Website. Cookies also allow our servers to remember your account information for future visits and to provide personalized and streamlined information across related pages on our Website. Log files are used to monitor, measure, analyze, improve, and troubleshoot our Services. You can choose to disable cookies for our Website but this may limit your ability to use our Website and Services; see below in Section 4 ("Choice and opt-out").
To simply browse our Website, you are not required to provide any Personal Information. However, we may gather non-personally-identifiable information, as described directly above, solely for the purposes of monitoring and improving our Website and Services. We will not share this information with third parties or use it to target any advertisements to you.
To gain full access to our Website and Services, you must register for a Merchpin account. When you register for an account, we collect Personal Information when you voluntarily provide it to us, such as the following:
1. Your name, location, email address, phone number, and account password
2. Your credit card and billing information
3. Third-party service provider information (such as Google Analytics Site IDs, E-commerce provider info) which will be connected to your Merchpin account
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
Our Website and Services are directed to the general public. We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 years of age or have any reasonable grounds for believing that children under the age of 13 are accessing our Website or using our Services. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us.
Merchpin does not sell or rent your Personal Information to marketers or third parties.
Your Credit Card information is not stored on Merchpin servers.
We may disclose your Personal Information to law enforcement, government officials, or other third parties if: (i) we are compelled to do so by subpoena, court order or other legal process, (ii) we must do so to comply with laws, statutes, rules or regulations, including credit card rules, (iii) we believe in good faith that the disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity, or to investigate violations of our Terms of Service.
In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar events, certain information in our possession may be transferred to our successor or assign.
You can elect to not provide Personal Information, but this may limit your ability to use our Services. You can update your account information by signing on to our Website with your Merchpin account.
You can opt out of having your Personal Information used for purposes not directly related to our Services at the point where we ask for such information. You can also opt out of email communications by replying with unsubscribe in the subject line, or via an unsubscribe link included in such communications. You will be notified when Personal Information that you provide will be captured by third parties, so you can opt out of such services or sharing of such information.
If you wish to opt out of having cookies set on your browser (as described above in Section 2), the only way to ensure that this happens is to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. For more information, refer to your browser's technical information. You may also consider visiting aboutcookies.org, which is a helpful informational site on cookies. Note that disabling cookies on your browser prevents Merchpin from tracking your activities in relation to our Website and Services. However, it may also disable many of the features available through our Websites and Services. We therefore recommend that you leave cookies enabled.
Although no data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, we take reasonable steps to protect all Personal Information. Merchpin maintains strict administrative, technical and physical procedures to protect information stored in our servers, which are located in the United States. Access to information is limited (through user/password credentials and software systems) to those employees who require it to perform their job functions. We use industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to safeguard the account registration process and sign-up information. Other security safeguards include but are not limited to data encryption, firewalls, and physical access controls to building and files.
We reserve the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to make changes to this Policy from time to time. Please review this Policy periodically to check for updates. If any changes are material and/or retroactive, we may provide additional notice and/or an opportunity to "opt-in," as appropriate under the circumstances.
Merchpin will provide you with disclosures and alerts regarding this Policy by posting them on our Website, by emailing the email address listed in your Merchpin account, and/or by mailing to the physical address listed in your Merchpin Account. You agree that electronic disclosures and notices have the same meaning and effect as if we had provided you with a paper copy. Such disclosures and notices in relation to this Policy shall be considered to be received by you within 24 hours of the time it is posted to our Website or emailed to you (unless we receive notice that the email was not delivered).
1 Chatsworth Avenue, #334
Larchmont, NY 10538