At our site we want to keep offering you outstanding value so that you continue to use our services.
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.
We may share your personal or business information as described below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.