Introduction – (Version 2.3 - Last Updated May 2008)
We are committed to taking best care of your information and appreciate the trust
you place in us to do so. This policy informs you of how we collect, store and use
your information. Our policy is consistent with internationally recognised data
protection standards. By visiting merriegroup.com you are agreeing to the procedures
contained in this statement.
All personal information collected is controlled by merriegroup.com which is a trading
style of Merrie Group International, Merriebank, Walford Road, Ross-on-Wye, HEREFORDSHIRE,
HR9 5PY, United Kingdom.
How Is Your Personal Information Collected
We collect personal information only if you decide to subscribe to one of our e-mail
based services. We do this by asking you to provide your name and e-mail address.
E-mail subscription requests are verified by sending an opt-in request to the e-mail
address specified during the sign-up process. If you did not submit the request,
or have changed your mind and do not wish to subscribe, you need to nothing. You
will not be subscribed to the service and we will not contact you further.
Every e-mail we send to you will contain an unsubscribe link. All unsubscribe requests
are processed immediately.
Where you have subscribed to a particular newsletter, offer or programme, we will
not use your details to send unrelated e-mail’s.
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
We use your details to send you e-mail messages relating only to the specific newsletter,
offer or programme that you have subscribed and opted in to.
We do not ever sell, lend or otherwise hire your information to any third parties.
We will disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, to protect
or defend our rights or to act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety
of our subscribers or members of the public.
We may occasionally allow third parties to advertise their products or services in
our e-mails to you. Any such advertisements will be clear and appropriate to the
e-mail service that you subscribed to.
We require all subscribers to be at least 18 years of age. If we become aware that
a person under the age of 18 has either subscribed to or has been given access by
someone else’s subscription, that subscription will be terminated without notice.
Third Party Links
Links to third party products and services may be provided as a convenience to you,
either on our web site or in our e-mails. We are not responsible for the content
or security policies of third parties. We do not disclose your personal information
to third parties.
The presence of a third party link on our website or in an e-mail should not be construed
as being an endorsement or recommendation. You are responsible for deciding the
appropriateness of products or services you access via any third party links.
Overseas Transmission of Data
Using the internet to collect and process personal data involves the transmission
of data on an international basis. By using merriegroup.com and communicating with
us electronically, you acknowledge and agree to our processing your personal data
in this way.
Updates to this Policy
We will occasionally update this policy. When we do, we will update the “last update”
information at the top of this policy. Where there are material changes to this
policy we will show a notification on our home page for at least seven days.
Data Protection Manager, merriegroup.com, Merriebank, Walford Road, Ross-on-Wye,
HEREFORDSHIRE, HR9 5PY, United Kingdom.