Merlin respects the privacy of individuals who visits our Website and we use our best efforts to protect the privacy of our online visitors. The Merlin Web server automatically recognizes and gathers the domain name, but not the e-mail address (where possible) of visitors to our website. Merlin also gathers any information volunteered by visitors to our website, such as survey information and/or site registrations. This information is used to improve the content of the Merlin website and is not shared with other organizations for commercial or any other purposes except from time to time with the Merlin dealer network. If you supply Merlin with your postal address online you will only receive the information for which you provided us your address. Persons who supply Merlin with their telephone numbers online will only receive telephone contact if they have requested it or from time to time a customer service follow up call may be made to the customer, or perhaps (with your prior written consent), we may ask you to let us post testimonials on our website. Any social media posts you make on Merlin’s social sites becomes property of Merlin and may be shared or posted by Merlin at any time on any Merlin-related forum, communication or Merlin website.
YOUR CHOICES REGARDING THE COLLECTION AND/OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
You have the right to choose not to provide us with certain information. Please note, however, that certain information may be required in order for you to obtain services from a Merlin 200,000 MILES SHOP® and/or participate in coupon downloads, contests and other promotions. Federal and state regulations require that we store certain customer information for specific periods of time. In order to comply with these requirements, we may be unable to delete your information until these retention periods are met. You will always be given a choice as to whether you want to receive postal mail, e-mail messages, newsletters, phone calls and any other type of communication from Merlin. At any time you may modify your choice by contacting Merlin Customer Service at 630-513-8200 or by e-mail at email@example.com. You also will be given the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send to you, to opt-out of receiving such messages in the future by following the unsubscribe link that is provided for you regarding that particular service . We may send you other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service updates or administrative notices without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them. Please note that opting out of receipt of promotional e-mail communications will only affect future activities or communications from us. If we have already provided your information to a third party (with your prior consent) before you changed your preferences or updated your information, you will have to change your preferences directly with that third party.
Please be mindful that although we take the appropriate steps to secure your information, no data protection system can be fully guaranteed; however, we have numerous mechanism in place to better secure and protect your data 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. We may provide this information in a standardized format that is not specific to you. To request this information, please contact Customer Service at 630-513-8200 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, effective April 21, 2000, we do not purposely collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies such as DoubleClick, HitBox or Adforce which do allow cookies for purposes of personal data collection. Such companies unfortunately sell advertising, analyze website effectiveness, help increase clients’ online revenues, and place or monitor banner ads and may engage in spam tactics or black hat tactics. This kind of cookie is capable of tracking your movement from one website to another throughout the world wide web, accumulating personal data, and sometimes making it available for sale to third parties.