When you claim or create a Merit Pages, Inc. account, you provide some or all of the following information: name, user-name, password, and email address. Some of this information, including your name and user-name, may be listed publicly on the Profile, such as on your profile page and in the search results. Some services of the Profile, including general browsing, do not require registration. You may also provide additional information that you would like to be made public on your profile page, such as biographical information, your location, and photos. Your profile page will also include public directory information such as your hometown, college, major and year of graduation, if applicable, which is provided by third-parties, such as colleges, universities and public agencies.
Merit Pages, Inc. is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to, on or through meritpages.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on meritpages.com or on or through any of its features, register on meritpages.com, use any of the interactive or public comment features of meritpages.com or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about individual users collected through the Profile is used for internal business purposes, including, without limitation, customizing services, contacting members regarding use of the services, and responding to requests for information. For example, if you contact us by e-mail, we will use the personal information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. On occasion, Merit Pages, Inc. or one of its members or affiliates may also use this information to inform you of news, service upgrades or new Merit Pages, Inc. services or products that may be of particular interest to you.
As you know, the Profile is primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information that you provide to us is information you are asking us to make public through the Profile and is not considered personal information.
When you interact with Merit Pages, Inc. through the Profile, we receive and store non-identifiable information, which is collected passively using various techniques, but cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. This information may be aggregated to better understand the demographics and behaviors of our profile users. For example, Merit Pages, Inc. tracks aggregate anonymous statistics regarding usage of the Profile and may provide this anonymous information to members, affiliates, advertisers and for other lawful purposes.
Merit Pages, Inc. does not sell, trade or rent personal information collected online and will not knowingly disclose any individual personal information to third parties except as follows:
Information you submit to Merit Pages, Inc. upon registration for specific services is password-protected so that the only parties who have access to the information besides Merit Pages, Inc. and its agents and affiliates are you and those you provide that information to. In order to protect the integrity of the password system, members and profile users should refrain from disclosing passwords and immediately change any passwords that may have been compromised. Merit Pages, Inc. will never ask you for your password by e-mail, so members and their employees should not respond to unsolicited e-mail requests asking for password information even if such requests appear to be from Merit Pages, Inc..
Please be advised that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Merit Pages, Inc. is committed to protecting users’ personal information, but cannot guarantee or warrant the security of this information when it is sent to or through the Profile. Transmission of such information is therefore at the risk of the user.General.
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