Section 1: Services
Merit Partners operates the https://it-store.meritpartners.org website, which provides the SERVICE.
This page is used to inform website visitors regarding Merit Partners (“MP”) and its policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information for anyone using Merit Partner’s(MP) services.
If MP asks for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, it will either ask you directly for your expressed consent or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
Section 2: Withdrawal
How do I withdraw my consent?
If you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent on our contact us page.
SECTION 3 – Disclosure
MP may disclose your personal information if required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
SECTION 4 : Sharing, Information Collection and Use
MP uses an outside shipping company to ship orders, and a credit card processing company to bill users for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes beyond filling your order.
For a better experience while using MP Services, MP may require you to provide It with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address. The information that MP collects will be used to contact or identify you.
SECTION 5: SECURITY
To protect your personal information, MP takes reasonable precautions and follows industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide MP with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
SECTION 6: Log Data
MP wants to inform you that whenever you visit MP services, MP collects information that your browser sends to it that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our services that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
SECTION 7: Cookies
Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.
MP website uses these “cookies” to collect information and to improve its Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse MP’s cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of its Service.
SECTION 8: Service Providers
We may employ third-party companies and individuals for the following reasons:
- To facilitate MP Services;
- To provide the Service on MP’s behalf;
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist MP in analyzing how its Service is used.
MP wants to inform Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on MP’s behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
SECTION 9: Security
MP values your trust in providing it with your Personal Information, thus MP strives to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and MP cannot guarantee its absolute security.
SECTION 10: Links to Other Sites
SECTION 11: Children’s Privacy
MP services do not address anyone under the age of 13. MP does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case MP discovers that a child under 13 has provided it with personal information, MP will immediately delete this from its servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided MP with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take the necessary action.