Your privacy is critically important to us. At Merchant Rewards we have a few fundamental principles:
We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason).
We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
On our blog and forum, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what's visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is Merchant Rewards's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Merchant Rewards collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Merchant Rewards's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Merchant Rewards visitors use its website. From time to time, Merchant Rewards may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, i.e. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Merchant Rewards also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Merchant Rewards does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to Merchant Rewards's websites choose to interact with Merchant Rewards in ways that require Merchant Rewards to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Merchant Rewards gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Merchant Rewards by purchasing an online barter service, for example are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Merchant Rewards collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Merchant Rewards. Merchant Rewards does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in online trading and certain website-related activities.
Merchant Rewards may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Merchant Rewards may monitor the most popular blogs on the Merchant Rewards site. Merchant Rewards may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Merchant Rewards does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Merchant Rewards discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Merchant Rewards's behalf or to provide services available at Merchant Rewards's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Merchant Rewards's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Merchant Rewards will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above,
Merchant Rewards discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Merchant Rewards believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Merchant Rewards, third parties or the public at large.
Merchant Rewards also discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information as well as transaction information and barter sales data of US residents and US domiciled businesses as required to do so by the IRS.
If you are a registered user of a Merchant Rewards website and have supplied your email address, Merchant Rewards may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Merchant Rewards and our business services and products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Merchant Rewards takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.