We at MerlinCryption LLC (referred to as
"MerlinCryption," "we," "us," or "our")
recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of certain information
("Information") collected about our customers and prospective
customers (referred to as "Customers," "you," or
"your"). This privacy
policy (“Policy”) discloses what Information we gather via
www.MerlinCryption.com (the “Site”), how we use it, and how to correct or
change it. This policy does not
apply to the practices of companies that MerlinCryption does not own or
control, or individuals that MerlinCryption does not employ or manage, even if
such companies or individuals are linked to the Site.
Please note, if you provide us with your email address or
phone number, we or our representative may send you a follow-up email or phone
The effective date of this Policy is March 14, 2011.
Information Collected and How Is It Used
The information we gather from you enables us to provide
you with services, maintain and improve the Site and to process your and other
users’ requests. Information
gathered may include the following:
1. Information You Provide to Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on the
Site. The types of Information
collected may include your name, address, birth date, preferences, content,
payment information, website usages and other demographic information. You can choose not to provide us with
certain information, but this may limit your ability to take advantage of
certain services or features offered on the Site, and will prevent you from
being able to license the software that we offer through the Site. The Information you provide is used for
responding to your requests for certain information, products and services,
customizing the advertising and content you see, processing payments and
communicating with you about payments, services and features. We may choose to disclose nonpublic
personal information about you, the consumer, to a third party for
2. Information that You Disclose or Post, or Allow Others
to Disclose or Post
Any Information, including photographs, videos or other
content, that you voluntarily disclose on or through the Site is public
information that will be collected and used by MerlinCryption and may be collected
and used by others.
3. Information Collected Automatically:
We may receive and store certain types of information
whenever you interact with the Site.
We may automatically receive and record information on our server logs
from your browser including your IP address, cookie information, pages visited
and your location on the Site.
Generally, our service automatically collects usage
information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Site and its
components. We may provide
Information to third parties about how our site is used.
If you are logged in, then we may associate your
information with your Site account.
We may also place tags, or web beacons, in HTML-based emails or other
communications with you to confirm delivery, to track communications or uses of
We may also receive and track certain information about
your physical location based on your IP address. This is necessary for us to comply with our export
compliance program. Many companies
offer programs that help you to visit websites anonymously. If you use these programs, you may not
be able to use the Site, or to all features of the Site, and we may take
technological measures to override those programs to determine your physical
A cookie is a piece of data generated by a website and
simply means that visits to the Site can be uniquely identified and tracked
secure areas as they navigate from page to page. This eliminates the need to
Site remember preferences or settings you may set.
Most browsers have an option for turning off cookies,
which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as
(depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to
decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave
the Site’s most attractive features.
5. Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses:
An IP address is a unique number that is automatically
assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Internet so that your
computer can be identified by web servers.
MerlinCryption and/or its affiliates collect IP addresses
for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregated Information to
our affiliates, to verify compliance with export regulations, and to audit the
use of our site. When you request pages from MerlinCryption and/or its
affiliates' sites, our servers may log the your IP addresses. We may link IP
addresses to personally identifiable information, which means that your session
may be logged, and you will not remain anonymous to us. We can and will use IP
addresses to identify you if and when we feel it is necessary to enforce
site, customers or others.
6. Information From Other Sources:
MerlinCryption may receive and store information about
you that is sent to us from other sources. This may include information about your physical location,
citizenship or nationality, or updated delivery and address information.
7. Email and Phone Communications:
You may receive email from MerlinCryption from time to
time, for instance to request information regarding your account or payment, to
notify you of new features, changes to the Site, specials or promotions or to
provide you with information that you request, and you hereby consent to
receipt of any such email or phone call.
We may share Information that we collect about you for
the purposes of delivering our product to you and complying with our internal
policies and procedures. By using
the Site and providing us with your information, you consent to our sharing of
Information for the purposes listed below.
Businesses and People We Do Not Control: We may affiliate with a variety of
businesses, including service providers, distributors and advertisers. In certain situations, these businesses
assist us in providing you with products or services and we may share your
information with them.
We also employ other companies and people to perform
tasks on our behalf and we may need to share your information with them. Examples include but are not limited to
the following: verifying physical location and other information for compliance
with export regulations, maintaining servers, sending email, removing
repetitive information from user lists, analyzing data, providing marketing
assistance, processing payments, reviewing content and providing customer
Note that any information that you make public on or through the Site
will be accessible by other users and may be used by them.
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets or to pledge assets
as collateral. In these types of
transactions, user information, including your Information, is typically one of
the business assets that is involved and may be transferred. Moreover, if MerlinCryption, or
substantially all of its assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that
MerlinCryption goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information,
including your Information, would be one of the assets that is transferred or
acquired by a third party. You
acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of
MerlinCryption may continue to use your Information as set forth in this
Protection of MerlinCryption and Others: We may disclose Information when we
believe that disclosure is necessary to comply with the law, to enforce or
apply our conditions of use and other agreements, or to protect the rights,
property or safety of MerlinCryption our employees, affiliates, users or
others. This may include
exchanging information with other companies and organizations for regulatory
compliance, fraud protection, and credit risk reduction.
With Your Consent:
We may share Information when you provide us with your consent to do
so. For instance, when you request
goods, information or services from our affiliates or a third party through us,
or when you post information to the Site, you provide your consent for us to
share that information with others.
Please note that whenever you post public information on or through the
Site you are giving us your consent to share that information with third
Some of our sites and services may require a completed
form in order to access secured information or complete a transaction. Software
licensing requests may require your contact information, demographics, unique
identifiers, shipping or billing information, and other personal or financial
information. We may also use some of this information to contact you about the
services for which you have expressed interest and/or important support
Access to Information
After registering on the site, you can access, review and
modify your personal information at any time by logging into your account on
the Site. Please note, however,
that we may maintain a copy of the unmodified information in our records. However, if you share Information with
other Users on the Site, it will not be possible to later edit or delete that
Information. We also retain Information as permitted by law to resolve
disputes, and enforce our policies.
We may delete Information when we no longer need it for the purposes we
You may contact us at [email protected] to review
any Information we store about you that is not available on the Site. There may
be a charge associated with such requests.
Child Use of Sites
The Site is not intended for use by children under 18
years of age. Furthermore, it is not our intention to extend promotional offers
to children. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of
1998, we will never knowingly request Information from anyone less than 13
years of age without prior verifiable parental consent. If you become aware that your child has
provided us with Information without prior verifiable parental consent, please
contact us and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information
from our files.
Notifications and Verifications
We may use e-mail or other contact methods to notify site
users and promotional participants of MerlinCryption special offers,
newsletters, and site alerts or features. We may also use e-mail or other
contact methods to disseminate passwords, validate requests and provide
Changes to this Policy
We may amend this Policy from time to time. Use of Information is subject to the
Policy in effect at the time such Information is used.
Third party sites
MerlinCryption is not responsible for the content of any
off-site pages or any other websites linked to or from the sites. Links
appearing on the sites are for convenience only and are not an endorsement by
MerlinCryption or our affiliates or their partners of the referenced content,
product, service or supplier. Your linking to or from any off-site pages or
other websites is at your own risk. MerlinCryption are in no way responsible
for examining or evaluating, and they do not warrant the offerings of, off-site
pages or any other websites linked to or from the sites, nor do we assume any
responsibility or liability for the actions, content, products, or services of
such pages and websites, including, without limitation, terms and conditions.
You should carefully review the terms and conditions of all off-site pages and
other websites that you visit.
Third-party websites may refer to our Site and even
provide hyperlinks to specific pages or functions. We are not responsible for
the context in which those referring links are made nor are we responsible for
ensuring those links work properly.
Your Responsibility and Acceptance of these Terms
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality
of your account and password, restricting access to your computer, and you
agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account
Using the Site signifies your agreement to this Policy.
If and when this Policy is amended, your use of the Site after such amendment
signifies your agreement to the amended Policy.
In the event of any dispute regarding this Policy or its
interpretation, the Policy shall be governed by and construed under Oregon law
as such law applies to agreements between Oregon residents entered into and to
be performed within Oregon. The
United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not
apply. The sole and exclusive
jurisdiction and venue for actions arising under this Agreement shall be the
State and Federal courts in Multnomah County, Oregon, and you agree to service
of process in accordance with the rules of such courts. The party prevailing in any dispute
under this Agreement shall be entitled to its costs and legal fees.