Your privacy is important to us. It is Merakian's policy to respect your privacy and comply with any applicable law and regulation regarding any personal information we may collect about you across all sites and apps we own and operate, including http://merakian.org.
🔔 Last updated on January 5, 2023
We collect both, personal information you knowingly and actively provide us when using our services, and any information automatically sent by your devices while interacting with our sites and apps. We only collect and use personal information that is reasonably necessary to provide our services to you.
We may ask for the following information:
Addresses (ex: billing, shipping...)
We automatically collect information using some of these technologies:
Please be aware that we may combine information we collect about you with general information or research data we receive from other trusted sources.
The information we collect is generally used to help us provide our services to you. Additionally we use it for/to:USER EXPERIENCE + OPERATIONS
Enable you to customize or personalize your experience
Analytics, market research, and business development, including operating and improving our sites, apps, and associated social media platforms
Communicate with you
When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services, and information about third parties that we consider may be of interest to you
Run competitions, sweepstakes, and/or offer additional benefits to you
Comply with our legal obligations and resolve any disputes that we may have
We may share your personal information internally and with third parties to help us use it, as described above, which includes but not limited to:
our brands, teams, contractors, and/or related entities
third parties, including agents or sub-contractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services, or direct marketing to you
third party service providers for the purpose of enabling them to provide their services, for example, IT service providers, data storage, hosting and server providers, advertisers, or analytics platforms
Finally, we may also share your personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.
DATA SECURITY | PROTECTION
When we collect and process personal information, and while we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. Although we will do our best to protect the personal information you provide to us, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and no one can guarantee absolute data security. We will comply with laws applicable to us in respect of any data breach. You are responsible for selecting any password and its overall security strength, ensuring the security of your own information within the bounds of our services.
However, if necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal, accounting, or reporting obligation or for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific, or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.
POWER TO YOU 🎯
CONTROL YOUR INFORMATION
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time. We will provide you with the ability to unsubscribe from our email-database or opt out of communications. Please be aware we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity.
If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.
We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information about children under 13.
THIS POLICY LIMITS
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
All changes will be timely communicated through our channels, including here and, if required by law, we will get your permission or give you the opportunity to opt in to or opt out of, as applicable, any new uses of your personal information.