MerchantGuy.com is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of its customers and visitors to the company’s web site. As such, MerchantGuy.com utilizes industry-standard security measures to safeguard internet transactions and communications. The purpose of this statement is to explain the types of information MerchantGuy.com collects about visitors to its websites, the manner in which this information is collected and used, with whom and under what circumstances the information is shared, and the manner in which visitors can restrict the use or disclosure of such information.
Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority at MerchantGuy.com. We have taken careful measures to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of your information. Once we receive your information that was entered into our web site, it is stored behind a firewall. All MerchantGuy.com employees are aware of our privacy and security policies. Your information is only accessible to those employees who need it in order to perform their jobs.
Information Collected From Web Site Visitors
MerchantGuy.com’s web servers automatically collect information from site visitors, such as IP addresses and browser information, in order to optimize users’ web experience and analyze traffic patterns. This information is collected and analyzed on a summary basis only. It is not personally identifiable.
While MerchantGuy.com’s web servers automatically collect visitor domain names, they do not involuntarily collect personal identification information about visitors. The web servers gather information about the particulars of a visitor’s visit through the MerchantGuy.com web site such as the web page from which a visitor enters MerchantGuy.com’s site, the pages within MerchantGuy.com’s site visited, how long a visitor is on the site, and other such information that will help MerchantGuy.com evaluate and improve its site.
We collect personally identifiable information only when voluntarily provided by website users. We only receive personal information about site visitors through our online forms, which you need to use to perform the following functions: access our Resources Directory, our Published trade articles and our Industry News sections.
Internal Disclosure of Information
MerchantGuy.com employees are permitted access to the information they require to perform their jobs and service customers. MerchantGuy.com maintains strict internal policies against the unauthorized disclosure or use of customer information. MerchantGuy.com has no subsidiaries that information is shared with.
Third Party Disclosure of Information
MerchantGuy.com does not sell or disclose personal identification information obtained on-line from visitors through company web site to anyone outside of MerchantGuy.com.
Personal Identification Information Collection
When visitors voluntarily provide personal identification information to MerchantGuy.com through the company’s web site, MerchantGuy.com limits its use of such information to the purposes for which the information was provided. However, MerchantGuy.com reserves the right to use such information for marketing/product development research and other similar purposes and/or to contact a visitor regarding additional services/products such visitor may find useful. Visitors have the right to choose not to receive this information by notifying MerchantGuy.com of their preference.
We do not sell personally identifiable information about our members to any third party.
Co-Sponsors or Co-Branded Products/Services
In order to maintain our independent position in the industry, MerchantGuy.com does not have any co-sponsored or co-branded sites or features. Our site does provide links to other sites only for the convenience of our visitors. MerchantGuy.com does not endorse any such sites listed.
MerchantGuy.com does not send unsolicited “junk” e-mail (spam). However, the company does use e-mail to communicate with customers and respond to visitor inquiries and send information requested by visitors through the company’s web site. Any visitors receiving unwanted e-mail from MerchantGuy.com should contact the company and advise of their desire not to receive future e-mails and/or request removal from MerchantGuy.com’s e-mail list. As soon as reasonable practicable, MerchantGuy.com will remove such visitor from the company’s e-mail list.
Links to other Web sites provided in this Web site are for your information and convenience only, and will let you leave the MerchantGuy.com Web site. These Web sites are not under the control of MerchantGuy.com and MerchantGuy.com is not in any way liable for any loss or damage arising from browsing or using these Web sites, and MerchantGuy.com is not responsible for any content found in those Web sites. Links are neither endorsements nor proof of affiliation with MerchantGuy.com. Electronic files and software downloaded over the Internet can contain viruses and other risks, and MerchantGuy.com makes no guarantee that files downloaded or purchased from these Web sites or MerchantGuy.com’s own Web site will be virus free nor cause computer problems.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to MerchantGuy’s webmaster.