Effective December 6, 2016
This Site is intended for use only by persons located in the United States. If you are not a United States resident, please navigate to the Merz site for your region here, www.merz.com, and review the privacy policies on our regional websites. If you are located outside the United States and you contact us through this Site, you should understand that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States, and that by submitting information, you explicitly consent to such transfer.
*As referred to in this Policy “Merz” means Merz North America, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries in the United States.
Personal information, as used in this Policy, means any information that Merz uses to identify an individual.
Merz collects personal information through the Site in two ways:
You may browse our Site without giving us any personal information. However, if you elect to use some of the services offered on this Site, you may be asked to input personal information. For example, you may elect to give us your contact information (including but not limited to name, email address, postal address, telephone number, etc.), upload a photograph or video or provide other information in order to register as a user of the Site, submit inquiries and feedback to us, request materials and assistance from us, or to apply for employment with Merz.
You have the power to control how and if your computer accepts cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser’s settings to alert you when cookies are being sent, limit cookies from specific sites, or block cookies from all sites. If you choose to disable cookies for our Site, some features of the Site may not function properly. If you experience any problems, please contact us at email@example.com.
When you access our Sites we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes details of how you used our service, such as your search queries, Internet protocol address, and device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL. We analyze log information in the aggregate to help us make our Sites more useful and informative.
When you choose to provide Merz personal information about you, we are able to provide you tailored information about our products and services. We generally collect personal information to customize and personalize Merz’s online experience, to match you with service providers who offer Merz products, and to communicate with you about special Merz product offers. In short, we collect personal information to make your Merz experience better.
On our Sites, you may provide us with personal information about yourself. Merz may use the personal information that you provide to help you and to help improve our site for future visitors.
We may also combine personal information we collect with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify your preferences or interests.
Merz does not sell, rent, or trade personal information about you collected through the Site. We may, however, share personal information with companies, individuals or groups outside of Merz as described below:
Merz will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information as it is collected and transmitted between your computer or device and our online resources and servers, as well as to protect personal information in our possession from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. If you have reason to believe that personal information about you is no longer secure, please notify us immediately by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children and young people under the age of 16 are requested to get permission from their parent or guardian before they submit personal data to Merz. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without first obtaining verifiable consent from a parent of legal guardian. Should a child whom we know to be under the age of 13 send personally identifiable information to us, we will only use that information to respond directly to that child, seek parental consent or provide parental notice.
If requested, Merz will provide you with access to your own personally identifying information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about you. You can access this information by sending your request to email@example.com. To help us process your request, please provide sufficient information to allow us to identify you in our records. We reserve the right to ask for information verifying your identity prior to disclosing any information to you. Should we ask for verification, the information you provide to verify your identify will be used only for that purpose, and all copies of this information in our possession will be destroyed when the process is complete.
Merz may update this Policy periodically. We reserve the right to modify, add or remove portions of this privacy statement at our sole discretion. If we decide to change this Policy, we will post those changes at this Site so you always will know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.
You can always choose whether or not to provide information on this Site. However, if you choose not to disclose certain information, you may not be able to register as a user of this Site, which may limit your access to certain portions of this Site.
You may choose at any time to remove your name, telephone numbers, and postal and email addresses or any other personal information from any lists we might use to send notices or updates and elect not to receive correspondence from us. Please notify Merz of your wishes by contacting Merz by:
Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merz North America, Inc.
6501 Six Forks Rd.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27615
Merz will endeavor to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner upon receipt of a request.