Introduction & Personal Information
Meramark Ventures, LLC and our affiliated companies ("we, us") respect your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of your personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that we acquire in your use of our Website. We may collect Personal Information from you; if we do, you will be expressly asked for it so that you know what information you are providing. If you register for a conference, newsletter or ant other offer on our Website, we may collect your name, title, company, address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and company description and URL. We also collect non-Personal Information, described below.
We use reporting technologies on our Web site to record non-personal information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; the page you request, your browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our Web site is accessed. We analyze this information for trends and statistics. Our use of tracking technologies allows us to improve our Web site and your experience, helps us understand the demographics of our user base, and suggests the sorts of announcements you are likely to have an interest in.
Protection of Personal Information
We restrict access to the Personal Information we have collected from or about you, as described above, to those employees who need to know the information to provide products and services to you. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your Personal Information.
Despite our use of commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access or disclosure, the Internet is an inherently insecure environment and so we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information. We assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.
Use of Personal Information
We collect Personal Information when you sign up to receive materials that we publish, request information regarding an event we sponsor, and otherwise as needed to fulfill your requests for information, products, and services, and to contact you. When we collect this information, you will know it because you will need to submit this information to us in order to receive the information, product, or service you requested. We use Personal Information primarily for our own internal purposes, such as evaluating what aspects of the Website need improvement, fulfilling your requests for information, products, or services, and communicating with you.
We also use Personal Information for our direct marketing purposes, and we will use the information to send you announcements and invitations that we think you may be interested in. You can always opt out of these marketing uses by telling us not to send the materials to you when you provide the Personal Information, or by asking us to remove you from those mailing lists. This is normally done by clicking on the appropriate link in those mailings. You can also contact us at [email protected] We cannot delete all the Personal Information that you provide to us, even if you ask us to do so.
If you choose not to provide us with the Personal Information that we request, you can still visit most of our Website, but you may be unable to obtain certain information, products, and services that we offer.
Disclosure of Personal Information
In the ordinary course of our business, we do not rent or sell any Personal Information we collect from or about you. For the purposes specified above, we may transfer or disclose any Personal Information we have collected from or about you to any of our affiliated Meramark Ventures, LLC partners.
We may disclose your Personal Information as permitted by law and may also be required to disclose your Personal Information to governmental or regulatory entities in response to regulatory inquiries in connection with investigations or to comply with applicable law, rules, regulations, orders subpoenas, or other legal processes.
We may disclose all of the information we collect from or about you, including Personal Information, as described above, to companies that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements. These third-party service providers help us maintain our Website and deliver information, products, and services to you and other users of our Website, and help us analyze our Website traffic. The companies we hire to provide such support services are not allowed to use your Personal Information for their own purposes and are contractually obligated to protect your Personal Information.
Upon your written request, we will allow you to review any of your Personal Information that you disclosed to us, except for any Personal Information that we collect in connection with or in anticipation of any claim or legal proceeding. If you discover any inaccuracy, please let us know so that we can make whatever corrections are appropriate.
We keep Personal Information for an unlimited time period. However, you can ask us to remove your name from our marketing databases, and if you do that we will comply as soon as practicable. If you would like to submit revisions to your Personal Information, please send them via e-mail to .
Our Website is not designed for children, and we do not seek to collect any information from children including those under the age of 13.
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