MERGERMART, and its parent company, The Online Group, Inc., respect
your right to personal privacy, and we are committed to protecting that right.
information practices and the choices you can make about the way your
information is collected and used.
Because of our commitment to privacy and our understanding of the
necessity for confidentiality in buying and selling businesses, we strive to
collect as little personally identifiable information as possible. However, for
some of our services, we may need to collect some personally identifiable
information from you in order to deliver these services. The types of personal
information collected at these pages are described in the sections below.
Information is gathered from members and guests who apply for the
various services our site offers. This information includes, but is not limited
to: email address, first name, last name, credit card number for payment, a
user-specified password, mailing address, zip code and telephone number.
While we attempt to keep your personal information confidential,
it is necessary to disclose this information to the public in some
circumstances. For example, a primary purpose of MERGERMART is to provide
publicly searchable databases of classified ads and other postings. Therefore,
much of the business information submitted by users is done so with the intent
that we make the information public knowledge. However, unless otherwise
indicated by the nature of the business being conducted on our site, we will
note disclose your personal information; and in no event will we disclose
information, such as your credit card number or SSN/EIN number.
Furthermore, we will not share your e-mail address with third
parties, unless you elect to have this information shared as part of transacting
business on our site. We may use your e-mail address to send you an e-mail
announcement from time to time regarding some change to our services. Yet,
these instances will be rare in number. Cookies are small text files that a
website can place on a user's computer hard drive to be a unique identifier for
that user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable
information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie
simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user
would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while
on our site. However, our site does contain links to third-party websites,
which may employ cookies. We have no access to or control over these cookies.
This web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or
controlled by MERGERMART. Please be aware that we, MERGERMART, are not
responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to
be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and
every Web site that collects personal identifiable information. This privacy
statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
In the event MERGERMART goes through a business transition, such
as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its
assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the
MERGERMART automatically collects IP addresses and traffic
information from visitors to our site. This information is aggregated into
statistics to help us evaluate how visitors prefer to use and navigate our
website, and to help us improve your experience on MERGERMART. We may share
this aggregate traffic information with our partners or advertisers, but in no
event, will we disclose any information that will identify you personally.
Likewise, we may share aggregate sales information with third parties, but such
information will not identify individual customers.
In some cases, we may use third party vendors to process your
transactions on MERGERMART. For example, credit card transactions are handled
by a third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number
and other personally identifying information in order to validate the purchase.
Finally, we may disclose and use personally identifiable
information in special circumstances when we believe, in good faith, that such
release is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with law or court order, (ii)
enforce or apply the terms of any of our user agreements, or (iii) protect the
rights, property, or safety of MERGERMART, our users, or others.
To protect your personal information and prevent unauthorized
access or data inaccuracies, we employ appropriate physical, electronic, and
managerial procedures to safeguards to secure the information we collect
online. Any sensitive information you enter (such as a credit card number) is
encrypted and is protected with state-of-the-art encryption technology.
We also do everything in our power to protect your information
one, your information is only accessible by those employees who have a need to
know the information to perform a specific task. Second, all employees are
trained to honor our security and privacy practices.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the
personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we
receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of
electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use
commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot
guarantee its absolute security.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable
steps through means such as passwords to verify your identity before granting
access or making corrections. You can access any information in your posting by
going to the area of the site where you submitted the information, and follow
the instructions to view, change or delete the information. Nevertheless,
please note that deleted or modified information may continue to be stored by MERGERMART
for archival record-keeping purposes only.
By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of
aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what
circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use
personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at
the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. You will
have a choice as to whether we use your information in this different manner.
Should you have other questions or concerns about this Privacy
Policy, please contact us.