Privacy Policy

At our site we want to keep offering you outstanding value so that you continue to use our services.

Because we want you to understand the collections and uses of data that are necessary and possible on this platform and with these services, and to show our respect for your privacy, we have established this privacy policy. We reserve the right to change this Statement and will provide notification of any material change via a posting to this website. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used.

 

Collected Information

We may collect and process information that you voluntarily communicate to us in order to access or use our Service. The registration process, we collect registration information from our users, including name, user name, and password, contact information such as email, address and telephone number, contact lists and possibly billing information such as credit card number. Each of these different types of information is used to provide our service. Registration information is used to authenticate users and recall their merchant sites, contact information is used to provide information on service updates, and billing information is used to charge for our services.

In the operation of our service, we may collect and store merchant and consumer information in order to provide connection services. This data is gathered from a variety of sources and enables us to prepare merchant sites, provide services to consumers with minimal data entry, and verify that sites are validly controlled by those who claim to represent businesses. We will continue to make your data available to you on our platform as long as you are a user according to the terms and conditions of our Terms of Service. Please consult that agreement as well as this policy to understand your rights and responsibilities as a user of the platform.

We may also collect and analyze from visitors and users certain information regarding the use of our services and site activity. Information collected may include, but is not limited to origin of connection (ISP), IP address, web site traffic volume, frequency of visits, type and time of transactions, type of browser and operating system, etc. This information is logged to help diagnose technical problems, administer the site, and improve the quality and types of service delivered. We may provide non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical information derived from the actions of our visitors and customers to third parties in order to demonstrate the value we deliver to users and maintain the service we provide.

 

Shared Information

We may share your personal or business information as described below:

Protection of our business and Others: We may release personal and business information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of our website, our employees, our users, or others. This includes, without limitation, exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection. With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personally identifiable individual information may be shared with third parties, and will be given the option to prevent the sharing of this information.

 

Cookies

We use cookies to assist in delivering the service and to provide a positive and personalized user experience. Cookies are files sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Our persistent and session ID cookies are used to identify unique visitors to our sites and to provide you with easy access to your files. In addition, we may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads and send cookies to your computer. Such cookies may be used to tailor content, goods and services that may be of interest to you.

 

Third Party Sites

Our site is collaborative, and may contain links to multiple third party sites on the Internet, including many that have different privacy and security policies and practices than us. We make no representations or warranties about and are not responsible for the policies and practices of sites that are linked to by our site or its users. We urge you to consult the policies available on those sites to further understand their practices.

 

Security

We have implemented processes designed to protect user information and maintain security. Each registered user is assigned a unique user name and password, which is required to access their user information. It is the user's responsibility to protect the security of their login information. Our servers are located in secure server environments, however, MerchantCircle cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.

 

Updating Your Information

If you desire to change or modify any of the information that you have previously provided to us, you may do so at the Account web page for your account on our website.

 

Accessing, Correcting and Revising Registration and Contact Information

If you need to update or change your registration information, you may so by editing your user record on the service. To update your record, log on to the system and select the available site management pages. If you choose to cancel your account and leave the service, please be aware that we may for a time retain residual information in our backup and/or archival copies of our database.

 

Information Regarding Children

As a business service, we do not target our offerings toward, and do not knowingly collect any personal information from users under 13 years of age.

 

Communication Preferences

As part of the Service, you may receive email and/or telephone communications from time-to-time. These communications may include, but are not limited to, system-generated emails about your account, third party offers and marketing messages. To stop receiving marketing emails from us, visit /optout. Some service-related communications are not subject to opt-out. Review our Terms of Service for more information at /tos.