Online Privacy Statement
The Only Personal Information We Collect Online is Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us
The only information we collect about you on this Web site is information that you voluntarily provide to us. This information may include, for example, name, mailing address, Email address, phone number and similar information. If you supply us with personal information on this Web site, we will use that information only to contact you so that we can:
- Provide you with the information you have requested;
- Facilitate and complete merchant-initiated or authorized transactions;
- Comply with federal, state and local laws, including credit reporting laws and card association rules;
- Combat fraud; or
- Occasionally send you other information about The Social Merchant and its services that we believe you would find interesting.
When You Browse the The Social Merchant Web Site, You Do So Without Revealing Your Identity
The Social Merchant website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Social Merchant pages, or register with The Social Merchant site or services, a cookie helps The Social Merchant to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to The Social Merchant website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The Social Merchant features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The Social Merchant services or websites you visit. From time to time, however, we may disclose this information to fulfill legal or regulatory obligations or if we determine such disclosure is legally advisable or necessary to protect our rights and the rights of others, or to prevent harm. In addition, we may aggregate data about users of our site and use it for statistical purposes. This information helps us to better understand our site's users and how to improve our site and our offerings.
We Are Committed to Protecting the Confidentiality of User Information
Our policies limit access to personal user information that is collected from this Web site to our employees and agents and the employees and/or agents of our affiliates and business partners who need the information to fulfill their business responsibilities. The Social Merchant may disclose personal information collected online to our affiliates and to vendors who assist us with the Web site. In some cases, this may require your information to be sent to other countries. By supplying your information on this Web site, you consent to your information being transferred across national borders to The Social Merchant, its affiliates, vendors or agents. Vendors and other outside contractors we engage are subject to our contractual requirements for safeguarding personal information.Employees and others with duties related to this Web site must adhere to this Online Privacy Statement. Our employees receive annual training about the privacy policies and procedures of The Social Merchant Corporation and its affiliates and subsidiaries including The Social Merchant. We acknowledge that protecting consumer privacy is a key part of our trusted relationship with our clients.
Any employee violating this Online Privacy Statement may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
By using this Web site, you agree that your use of The Social Merchant Web site is limited to the terms stated in your agreement with The Social Merchant.
We Use Appropriate Security Safeguards
At The Social Merchant, security is a priority. The Social Merchant employs appropriate measures, including advanced technology, to protect personal information collected online against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These measures may include, among others, encryption, physical access security, and other appropriate technologies. The Social Merchant reviews and enhances its security systems, as necessary.
This Web Site is Not Directed at Persons Under the Age of 18
Our Web site is not directed at persons under the age of 18, and The Social Merchant does not collect or maintain information at our Web site from persons we actually know are under the age of 18.
This Web Site May Be Linked to Other Web Sites
As you navigate our site, you may click to Web sites of our affiliated companies or business partners. Those Web sites may have their own online privacy statements or policies. This Online Privacy Statement will not apply when you move to one of these other sites, because affiliate privacy practices and policies are tailored to the products and services offered by the individual affiliate. If you visit the pages and sites of our affiliated business units, please be sure to review the privacy policies applicable to those sites.