Like most Web site operators, MerryFools collects information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. This information cannot be used to personally identify visitors, and MerryFools’ purpose in collecting this information is to better understand how visitors use the MerryFools Web site.
MerryFools also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. MerryFools does not use such information to identify its visitors, however; nor does MerryFools disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to MerryFools’ Web site choose to interact with MerryFools in ways that require MerryFools to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that MerryFools gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, MerryFools asks visitors who sign up for the MerryFools support forum to provide a username and email address. Those who purchase software or services from MerryFools are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, MerryFools collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MerryFools. MerryFools does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain activities related to MerryFools and its Web site.
MerryFools discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on MerryFools’ behalf or to provide services available at MerryFools’ Web sites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using MerryFools’ Web sites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MerryFools will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, MerryFools discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when MerryFools believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MerryFools, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a MerryFools Web site and have supplied your email address, MerryFools may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with MerryFools and our products. MerryFools takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.
Users of the MerryFools support forum are advised that the forums are a public venue, and hence all users should refrain from publishing any information, personally identifying or not, that they do not want publicized to the MerryFools support forum and/or greater community at large.
All payment transactions required to fulfill a purchase from MerryFools are processed using industry-standard encryption methods. All billing and credit card information is transmitted, processed and stored on a network that is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.