PRIVACY POLICY

Welcome to AdamTVasquez.com, a Web site (“Site”) of Merit, LLC (“we” or “us”). We respect the privacy of those who access and/or use the Site (“you”, “your”, “user” or collectively “users”) and are committed to protecting the personally identifiable information we collect.

This Privacy Policy may be modified by us at any time for any reason. If this Privacy Policy changes, we will post all changes in an amended version with a new “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy will be effective when posted. By continuing to use the Site following the posting of the Privacy Policy (as amended), you agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy (as last updated). This Privacy Policy does not create a contract between us and you, and is subject to the Terms of Use.

1. YOUR PRIVACY

This Privacy Policy covers the Site. By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of the information as described in this Privacy Policy. As may be required by applicable law, we may seek your explicit consent to process data and information collected on the Site or provided by you. The Site may link from or to third party websites that it does not control. For example, you may have arrived at the Site by way of a link or advertisement on a third party website. If so, such website that you linked from or to may have collected information from you. These other websites have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to read. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties.

2. INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT

We collect two types of information from you as you access and use the Site. The first type is personal information that you actively choose to disclose (“Active Information”) and the second type is anonymous aggregate information collected in a manner that is not visible to you or others visiting the Site (“Passive Information”).

  1. Active Information. Examples of personally identifiable information that you provide to us may include your name, mailing address, email address, date of birth, financial information, or other information useful to identify you. In providing Active Information, you consent and agree that we may use the information provided to complete transactions through the Site, to present onsite advertising about third parties’ products and services which are relevant to your stated interests and to allow it to be shared with third parties for commercial marketing purposes, as well as third party service providers as we deem necessary in order to fulfil any requests that you make for information, products, and services. Additionally, other personally identifiable information that you provide to us can include demographic and lifestyle information, personal interests, education or career information, or purchase preferences which may associate with you. If you provide personally identifiable information to us, you may later elect to opt-out from having that information being used by us for marketing purposes, by following the opt-out procedure set forth below. Also, if you subscribe to our emails or newsletters, you may opt-out of receiving future mailings, by following the opt-out procedure.
  2. Passive Information. We record information relating to your use of the Site, such as the information you click on, your browser type, IP address, geographic information (geolocation), referring URL, and timestamp information. We use this type of information to administer the Site and provide the highest possible level of service to you. We may also use this information in the aggregate to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site.

BY REGISTERING WITH THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. USERS ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM THEIR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION.

IF YOU PROVIDE YOUR MOBILE PHONE NUMBER, YOU EXPLICITLY CONSENT AND AGREE TO RECEIVE COMMERCIAL TEXT AND SMS MESSAGES FROM US. YOUR CONSENT IS NOT A CONDITION FOR PURCHASE AND YOU MAY OPT-OUT ANYTIME BY TEXTING “STOP.” RECURRING MESSAGES ARE A MAXIMUM OF 9 MESSAGES PER MONTH. MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

3. HOW COLLECTED INFORMATION IS USED

The information we collect, process, and use to understand your needs and interests helps us deliver to you a consistent and personalized experience in connection with our goods and services. We will use the Active and Passive Information we collect only in ways that are consistent with the purposes for which it was collected, authorized by you, or as disclosed at the time of collection. For example, the Active and Passive Information we collect may be used by us to provide the services you request and to communicate information that may interest you. We may employ third-party service providers to deliver emails on our behalf. In the event we use third party service providers, such providers are contractually required to maintain the confidentiality of our proprietary data, consistent with the terms and obligations described in this Privacy Policy. More specifically, the information we collect allows us to keep you informed about industry developments, opportunities involving services and products, and relevant news and information. It also allows us to provide you with information about relevant government program requirements specific to your location, and custom services based on your personal interests, requests and needs. Finally, we may use your information for internal company purposes such as auditing, data analysis, research, information verification and anti-fraud activities.

4. USE OF COOKIES

We use cookies to store users’ preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that users are not repeatedly offered the same material and to customize any advertising and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. Authorized third party advertisers on our site may employ cookies to track when and where you view or click on their advertisements and offers. They may collect and link your personally identifiable information, historical activities and Web usage from multiple sites. To learn more about this practice please click here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may disable cookies by adjusting the settings on your Web browser. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so you may wish to review the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. Note, however, that you may be required to enable cookies in order to use certain functions on our Site. We may also incorporate technologies used by advertising or analytical partners. Some such partners include, but are not limited to: (i) Google Analytics (used to track statistical information such as page visits and traffic source information allowing us to improve the performance and quality of the Site; to learn more about this please click here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html), and (ii) Google Advertising (used to track conversions from advertisements on the Google Search and Google Display Network; to learn more about this please click here: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/). Third party pixels and content may also make use of cookies. We do not have access to or control over these third party cookies, and this Privacy Policy does not cover the use of third party cookies, pixels, or content.

5. DO-NOT-TRACK POLICY

We honor “do-not-track” signals and do not track individuals’ online activities over time and across third party sites. However, while using our Site, third parties may collect users’ personally identifiable information relating to their online activities while “do-not-track” technologies and similar mechanisms are activated.

6. INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE

We respect your right to privacy. We share your Active and Passive Information with service providers and third-party companies only as stated in this Privacy Policy. To insure you do not receive high volumes of commercial emails from us, we limit the number of emails we publish daily, whether published by us internally or through contracted email service providers who send email on our behalf. Additionally, we limit sharing your Active Information to only one premier 3rd party marketing partner at any given time. We take these steps because, while we believe it is important to keep you apprised of relevant commercial offers which may be of interest to you, we respect your fundamental right to privacy. Third parties to whom we disclose information are required by law and contractual undertakings to keep your personally identifying information confidential and secure and to use and disclose it only for purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate in the circumstances, and in compliance with all applicable legislation, which purposes are as follows: (i) to provide requested services to registered users on our behalf; and (ii) to send you more relevant advertising emails or offers for goods and services that may interest you. If you do not want us to share your personally identifying information with third parties for the above-mentioned purposes, you may opt-out by following the opt-out procedures below.

We reserve the unequivocal right to release all your information, to the maximum extent permitted by law in the event that: (i) we believe that the Site is being or has been used to commit unlawful acts, (ii) the information is subpoenaed or otherwise required in a court proceeding, (iii) you violate or breach an agreement with the Site, (iv) you have submitted fraudulent or otherwise invalid information to this Site, (v) we believe that you may harm, or have harmed, the property or other rights of us, our employees, the Site’s other users or any other third party, (vi) we are sold to or otherwise acquired by any individual, entity or organization (i.e., to a successor entity in the event of sale of the business, including merger, bankruptcy, or other ownership change), or (vii) when we otherwise deem it necessary or appropriate. We may disclose any record or communication to any third party when we, in our sole discretion, determine the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing your email address with other third parties for suppression purposes in compliance with the requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time to time, or any other applicable state or federal law, rule or regulation.

7. OPTING-OUT

If you no longer wish to receive promotional communications from us, you may opt-out by following the instructions included in each promotional communication or by contacting us as provided in this Privacy Policy. You may continue to receive email communications from us for up to 10 business days from the time we receive your unsubscribe request. You can at any time opt out from push notifications by calibrating permissions in your computer or device. You can at any time opt out from allowing us to access specific locational data of your computer or device by adjusting the permissions in your computer or device that you use to access the Site.
Please note that we can only control our own registered user list, email list, marketing practices, and policies. Third parties maintain their own mailing list, email list, marketing practices and policies. You will need to contact these parties directly in order to stop receiving communications from them.

8. ACCESS/ACCURACY

To the extent that you provide us with certain personally identifiable information, we strive to maintain the accuracy of this information. Our goal is to provide a means to contact us should you need to review, update or correct your information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible through the Site, you may send your request to review, update or correct your personally identifiable information to legal@adamtvasquez.com, and we will make reasonable efforts to comply as soon as possible. You must send your request from the email address you provided at the time of registration so we can uniquely identify you. All such requests are subject to execution of a release form that will be provided to you for this purpose.

9. SECURITY OF INFORMATION

We make reasonable efforts to secure your information, including, but not limited to, monitoring our network and data for intrusions. We use industry-accepted standards to protect your information, including SSL encryption if transmitting sensitive information. We also use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect against unauthorized access, misuse, loss, disclosure, alteration and destruction of personal information about users of our online services. Communications over the Internet cannot be guaranteed as 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the Site, and you use it, “as is, as available” and at your own risk.

10. NO USERS UNDER THE AGE OF 18; COPPA

If you are under the age of 18, you may not access or use the Site. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD. In compliance with COPPA, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from users under the age of 13.

11. CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, or if you have questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or wish to opt-out as provided above, you may email us at legal@adamtvasquez.com or send us correspondence at the following address:

ATTN: AdamTVasquez.com
C/O Merit, LLC
2201 N Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110