Our Privacy Notice

Thank you for visiting Hi Merit! We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have. Because we’re a marketing company and we use the internet, we’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and understandable way.

We welcome your questions and comments on this policy. “What information do we collect?” We collect information in two ways:

1. When you visit our website you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name, profile comments, likes, email address and any other information you provide us. You may also be giving us your location data, depending on your setting.

By visiting our website, please understand that we use internet tools to follow your experience.

For example, you may share a blog with your Facebook or Twitter account, which, in certain cases allows us to obtain information from those accounts (e.g., your friends or contacts). The information we obtain from those services often depends on your settings or their privacy policies, so be sure to check what those are.

Rest assured that the very reason we collect any information is to improve our own website and business to provide you the very best experience on our website.

2. We also get technical information when you use our websites.

These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other Internet service, there’s certain information that almost always gets created and recorded automatically. Here are some of the types of information we collect:

  • Log Data. When you use our website and visit a webpage (clickstream) or use our app, our servers automatically record information (“log data”) including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you’re using it. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used our website, and cookie data.
  • Cookie data. Depending on how you’re accessing our website or app, we may use “cookies” (a small text file sent by your computer each time you visit our website, unique to your account or your browser), or similar technologies to record log data. When we use cookies, we may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may use cookies to store your language preferences or other information settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit us. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not.
  • Device Information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.

 

How do we use the information we collect?” We use the information we collect to provide a better experience for you. For example, we may log how often people go to different pages, or use a feature. This can help us understand which version is better.

We also use the information we collect to offer you customized content, including:

  • Suggesting products or services you might like. For example, if you’ve indicated that you’re interested in PR or print marketing, we may suggest related content, or people websites that we think you might like;
  • Showing you ads for products or services you might be interested in.

We also use the information we collect to:

  • Send you updates (such as blogs) like newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. For example, depending on your email notification settings, we may send you weekly updates that you might like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by updating your account settings (or through other settings we may provide).
  • Respond to your questions or comments.

The information we collect may be “personally identifiable” (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or “non-personally identifiable” (meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify you). We use both types of information, and combinations of both types, as described above. We may use or store information wherever we do business, including countries outside your own.What choices do you have about your information?” Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices over your information. For example, you can:

  • Access and change information about your blog selection (RSS) by Unsubscribing at any time.
  • Also, we support the Do Not Track browser setting, and you can learn more about how it affects our collection and use of your data.
  • We may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam).

In addition to the examples above, we offer other choices that you can learn more about in our Help Center.

You may have choices available to you through the device or software you use to access our website or app. For example:

  • The browser you use may provide you with the ability to control cookies or other types of local data storage;
  • Your mobile device may provide you with choices around how and whether location or other data is shared with us.

To learn more about these choices, please see the information provided by the device or software provider. How do we share the information we collect? Hi Merit is sensitive to the your privacy, and at the same time, uses information about you for legitimate business purposes. Since we do generally collect personally identifying information like your name and telephone number you give us, we are serious about security and protection of this information. The other limited instances where we may share your personal information include:

  • When we have your consent. This includes sharing information with other services (like Facebook or Twitter) when you’ve chosen to share our content. For example, you can choose to publish our content to Facebook or Twitter.
  • We may employ third party companies or individuals to process personal information on our behalf based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy. For example, we may share data with a security consultant to help us get better at identifying spam or with our accountants to make sure we’re keeping the books right. In addition, some of the information we request may be collected by third party providers on our behalf. For more information about the providers we use, please see our Help Center.
  • If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy.

We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with our partners or others. For example, we may tell a business how many time people visited or download a certain content.

Policy on Children’s Information

Although our website should be considered PG-13 (per a movie rating), we do not prevent or monitor our website for children. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us. How do we make changes to this policy?” We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use our website after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or obtain your consent as required by law.privacy policy