Personally Identifiable Information That We Collect - MERCI respects your privacy and is committed to protecting personally identifiable information that you provide in connection with your use of its Web sites and Services.
E-mail Newsletter Subscriptions - To subscribe to our e-mail newsletters, you will need to provide your e-mail address. You may also be asked for other information when you subscribe.
Choice/Opt-out - For customer convenience, mercimepictures.com has automatically subscribed certain customers to the MERCI electronic newsletter to provide updates on MERCI’s marketing, promotions, products or services. Customers who no longer wish to receive the MERCI newsletter or other correspondence related to MERCI’s marketing, promotions, products or services may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking the “unsubscribe” link found at the bottom of any newsletter. Customer requests for removal from automatic subscription will halt future promotional communications.
User Accounts - In order to use our Services, you will need to register and create a user account ("User Account"). There is no cost to create a User Account. You may be asked to choose a user name, screen name, or member name (each, a "User Name") and password. You will also be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information and other information about yourself, such as your first and last name, job title, MERCI account number, sales rep name, e-mail address, mailing address, city, state, country, and telephone number.
Special Promotions and Purchases - To participate in some Services such as sweepstakes, contests and surveys ("Special Promotions"), you will need to provide personally identifiable information, such as name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and date of birth. Your information may be collected by MERCI or by a third party, such as a co-sponsor or a vendor involved in, or providing services in connection with, a Special Promotion, or an e-commerce partner in the case of a Purchase.
If you enter a sweepstakes or other Special Promotion on one of our sites or through our Services, MERCI will collect your personally identifiable information, and you are deemed to consent to us providing your information to third parties who provide certain services such as customer service, promotion or sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment and/or prize delivery, as applicable. (As more fully described below in Use, Disclosure, and Sharing of Information - Personally Identifiable Information, these third parties are prohibited from using this information for their own marketing purposes and/or from sharing, selling, or otherwise distributing any personal data of our customers, unless you choose to opt in for such additional uses and/or disclosure by the third parties, under their respective privacy policies.)
If you enter a promotion (such as a sweepstakes) in which MERCI is participating on a third party's Web site (or through some other means or medium), we will collect your information from the third party only if you opt-in to receive additional communications from us, or we are required to fulfill some function in relation to your activity (e.g., to send your order or deliver a prize).
Information Collected by Other Means or Media - In some situations, we may also collect personally identifiable information and other information about you through other means, directly or indirectly. For example, if you access any MERCI content, or purchase such content via your wireless carrier or through another third party, MERCI may collect information directly from you or through the third party. Likewise, if you use our software, or provide information to other companies who share information about their customers, we may collect additional information about you. In each of these cases, MERCI will apply this policy to any personally identifiable information.
Customer Service - Some Services may offer support and technical assistance through customer service centers. Whenever you communicate with customer service, you do so with the understanding that an operator may view and make changes to the information in your User Account in order to provide the assistance that you need.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information That We Collect - As part of the registration process for some Services, you may be asked to provide information that does not personally identify you. For example, you may be asked to provide information concerning your film, music or other entertainment preferences, purchasing habits, and the like. This information is generally optional but may be included in your User Account profile. MERCI requests this information to understand you better and to also bring to your attention new services, programs, or offers that may be of interest to you.
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Use, Disclosure, and Sharing of Information
Non-Personally Identifiable Information - From time to time, MERCI may use and share with third parties aggregate, non-personally identifiable user information to show general demographic and preference information among users of the MERCI Web sites.
Personally Identifiable Information - MERCI uses information about you to deliver the Services that you request, to keep you informed about changes affecting our Services or your account, to inform you of other Services or offers in which you might be interested, and to improve and enhance our sites and Services. If you provide MERCI with personally identifiable information, we will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect it from unauthorized disclosure.
If you opt in to receive e-mail from us, you can always opt out of future marketing messages by following the directions in each message to "unsubscribe." However, if you choose to opt out of marketing messages, we reserve the right to contact you regarding your account status, technical support, product information, changes to account terms, and any other matter that might affect our service to you and/or any products you purchased from us or registered with us, as applicable.
Our Commitment to Data Security - While MERCI takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized disclosure and to prevent possible security breaches in our Web sites, Services, and customer databases, no Web site, Internet transmission, computer system, or wireless connection is completely secure. Consequently, MERCI cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. Your use of the MERCI sites and Services is at your own risk. MERCI urges you to take steps to keep your information safe by memorizing your password or keeping it in a safe place (separate from your account information), logging out of your User Account, and closing your Web browser.
Whenever you give MERCI sensitive or confidential information, MERCI will take commercially reasonable steps to protect the information by establishing a secure connection with your Web browser. MERCI employs a security technology known as a secure-socket-layer ("SSL") to protect the transmission of payment information to the site.
Hyperlinks To and From Other Sites - MERCI sites may frame, and/or contain links to, or advertisements about, non-MERCI Web sites. Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to MERCI sites. MERCI does not endorse or sponsor other Web sites, is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of non-MERCI sites, expressly disclaims any statements or assertions made on such Web sites, and denies all liability associated with your use of, and the content on, such other sites and advertisements.