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.

 

Information Controller

 

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.

 

Information Sharing

 

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.

 

Age Restrictions

 

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.

 

In conduct of our business we only use third party services who have a Privacy Policy that adheres to the same principles outlined in our own Privacy Policy.

 

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.

 

Contact Information

 

Data Protection Manager, merriegroup.com, Merriebank, Walford Road, Ross-on-Wye, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR9 5PY, United Kingdom.

 

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