Last Updated on November 1, 2017
Thank you for visiting mergershark.com (“site” or “service”).
This Policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their personally identifiable information is being used online. Personally identifiable information, as used in privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify a user of our site in context.
By continuing to access, visit, read, use, register, and/or subscribe to this site and all other sites, applications, and services owned by MergerShark, LLC you hereby consent to the terms set forth below and practices described herein. If you do not agree to this Policy, do not use this site.
Information Collection and Storage
We will not require or collect any of your personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide that information to us.
Data regarding your computer hardware and software, including but not limited to, your IP address, browser type, browser or operating system information, mobile device information, dates and times of access, language, geo-location data, domain names, functions used within the site, number of clicks within the site, searches you request on the site, data you save and download from the site, and websites, links, and advertisements that referred you to us or you visit before and after using the site may be collected by the Company. This data may be collected for purposes of improving the quality of the information and services provided by this site, to understand our users’ and their preferences, to make improvements to our users’ overall experience of this site, to personalize user experience, and to learn about the number of users of our site and the technology choices of our users. This information is gathered without identifying the user personally. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits, unless to identify specific individuals whom we believe are using our sites for improper or malicious purposes.
Personally Identifiable Information
Personal information (such as name, address, email address, phone number, company name, job title, credit/debit card information, and/or billing or banking information) may be gathered but only with your explicit authorization and only in exchange for registering for or ordering information, products, or services, whether free or paid. Be aware that if you choose not to provide this information you will not be able to receive information, products, or services offered by us to you. If you do provide this information, it may be shared with payment processors and credit card companies in order to process payment transactions and delivery of our products and/or services.
We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter or email list, place an order, sign up for a subscription, respond to a survey or marketing communication, fill out a form or enter information on our site or otherwise.
If you believe there is an accuracy error with the personally identifiable information you provided or you believe someone else is using your personally identifiable information it is incumbent on you to contact us immediately to alert us to the issue. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please include your full name, the issue you noticed, your email address, and your telephone number and use the subject line “Personal Information." You may also call us toll free at 844-697-4275.
Where you provide us any personally identifiable information, business information, or other non-personally identifiable information, you are representing and warranting that you have the right and authority to provide such information and such information is true and accurate.
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- to personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of information, content, and product or service offerings in which you are most interested.
- to improve our site, services, or product offerings, including joint ventures, in order to better serve you.
- to allow us to better serve you in responding to your customer service requests.
- to administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- to process your transactions.
- to fulfill your order.
- to send emails regarding your order or subscription, account information, market information, company information, special offers, promotions, and other products and services.
If you choose to provide us with such information, you agree to receive information, products, or services from this site. If at any time you wish to opt-out or unsubscribe from marketing communications, you may do so by notifying us directly, by email, email@example.com. In your email please include your full name and your email address and use the subject line “Opt-Out." You may also call us toll free at 844-697-4275.
Please note that if you chose to unsubscribe from marketing communications, you will continue to receive communications concerning your account, billing, products and services you requested, and in response to any requests for information by you. Please also note that this opt-out process may take some time to complete, consistent with applicable law.
Updating Your Personal Information
To review, edit, or delete your personal information covered by this Policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email please include your full name, your specific request, your email address, and use the subject line “Update Personal Information." You may also call us toll free at 844-697-4275. While we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request, we also reserve the right to impose certain restrictions and requirements on such access requests, if allowed or required by applicable laws.
Protection of User Information
We work hard to protect MergerShark and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. Unfortunately, no security system or system of transmitting data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be fully secure. You provide all such information entirely at your own risk. We will undertake commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures and efforts to protect your personally identifiable information against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification and to ensure the integrity of the personal information. We cannot, however, guarantee the security of our servers, the means by which information is transmitted between you to us and vice versa, or any information you provide to us or a third party through or in connection with the site.
The Company and the parties with whom we work, such as advertisers, service providers, and business partners, may use what are commonly known as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that a site or its third party service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Cookies store information about your first visit to a website, such as your preferred language, pages you visited previously, current site activity, and other preferences. This information is used later in order to improve your next visit by making it more personal and convenient. Cookies also are used for security and debugging purposes, to compile and analyze user information and aggregate data about site traffic, usage, and interaction, to maintain your authentication, to remember and process items in your shopping cart, and to allow us or third parties to deliver targeted advertising on our site or third party sites. Cookies cannot harm your computer or transfer viruses.
If you disable cookies, some features may be disabled. However, you can still sign up for a subscription or place orders.
Third Party Disclosure
We will never intentionally disclose any information regarding your credit/debit card or banking or billing information, used when paying for our products or services, except to our affiliate companies and service providers as necessary to complete your transaction or provide continued service.
We can release your personally identifiable information, without notice or consent, if we believe release is appropriate or required to:
- comply with a law, regulation, legal process, court order or enforceable governmental request.
- produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings.
- enforce our site policies, including investigation of potential violations.
- detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- as required by service of process and to operate our systems properly.
- protect and defend ours or others' interests, rights, property, security or safety.
- to offer additional products or services or special offers and promotions that may be of interest to you.
The collection, further use, and/or disclosure of your information by third parties is not the responsibility of the Company. Rather, such collection, use, and/or disclosure is governed by the third parties’ privacy policies. However, we value your privacy and carefully consider any disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
Third Party Links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include links to outside, third-party websites on our site. We may include offers, advertisements, or links to third party content, information, products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies that we have no control over. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites, products or services. When you click on and follow a link to another website, you automatically leave this site, and your interactions outside of this site are no longer protected by this Policy. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about linked sites.
Third Party Behavioral Tracking
We may use third party behavioral tracking, such as advertising and lead generation companies, to track and collect information about you and your online activities so that we or third parties service providers can deliver personalized content and targeted advertising to you when you visit the site or other third party sites. We do not provide these third party companies your personally identifiable information. These third party companies may collect and use information about your visits to our site and other websites in order to provide you with advertisements and information regarding goods and services which may be of interest to you based on your browsing activities.
Google and Third Party Advertising
We may use Google AdSense, AdWords, Google Analytics, and a range of DoubleClick-branded services, or other new Google services in the future.
You can use the Google Ads Settings page to manage your preferences, including the Google ads you see and opting out of interest-based ads. Even if you opt out of interest-based ads, you may still see ads based on factors such as your general location derived from your IP address, your browser type and recent, previous searches related to your current search. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance Consumer Choice opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
Do Not Track Signals
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track browser mechanism is in place.
California’s "Shine the Light" law, CA Civil Code § 1798.83, outlines procedures requiring companies to disclose upon the request of a California resident what personal information has been shared with third parties, as well as the parties with which the information has been shared. This law does not apply to businesses with fewer than 20 employees and may not apply to the Company. If the law does apply to the Company California residents may request information regarding the disclosure of their personal information by the Company for direct marketing purposes. California residents may do so by sending an email with their full name, mailing address, email address and telephone number to us at email@example.com. Please include "California Privacy Rights" in the subject line of your email.
You may also make such a request by writing to us at:
- Attn: Legal
- MergerShark, LLC
- 23371 Sanabria Loop
- Bonita Springs, Florida 34135
- United States
Children Minimum Age Requirement- COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) which protects the privacy of children using the Internet. When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, COPPA puts parents and guardians in control. This site is intended for persons thirteen (13) years of age or older. You must be at least thirteen (13) years old to access, visit, read, use, register, and/or subscribe to our site and service. Anyone under the age of thirteen must seek the permission of a parent or guardian before using this site.
We do not specifically market to or solicit information from children under 13. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices should a data breach occur, we will notify users who have provided us their emails, via email, within 30 business days of becoming aware of the breach. We will also notify users via an in site notification within 30 business days of becoming aware of the breach.
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires that individuals have enforceable rights against data users and that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The section titles in this Policy are used solely for the convenience of you and us and have no legal or contractual significance.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, update, modify or revise our Policy anytime. It is necessary for you to review this site’s Policy on occasion so as to become aware of any changes. Your continued use of the site constitutes your acceptance of this Policy. We will post any Policy changes to the Policy itself. If the changes are material or significant, we will provide a more prominent notice at our discretion, including email notification for certain services. The changes will be effective immediately upon posting them to this Policy. You can note the last time the Policy was amended or revised by the date after “Updated” at the top of the Policy.
Questions and Contact Information
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org