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 Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Merkle and Sears (“Merkle and Sears”, “us” or “we”) understands that your privacy is important to you. Merkle and Sears is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personally-identifiable information, being any information that is capable of identifying you as an individual person, as you use this Site and the Merkle and Sears Recruitment Portal. The scope of Merkle and Sears’ commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting personally-identifiable information, you consent to Merkle and Sears’ use of such personally-identifiable information as described herein. Please see our terms and conditions for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general.

What personally-identifiable information is collected?
Merkle and Sears collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Site when users register for or apply for jobs through the Merkle and Sears Recruitment Portal, register for Merkleandsears.com newsletters and alerts, sign up for conferences and events, and participate in user posting areas (such as bulletin boards, discussion forums and surveys). The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and background information required to apply for a job. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include other personally-identifiable information that you include on your resume and information that you submit as part of your application. In addition, Merkle and Sears collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the Site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Merkle and Sears.

How may Merkle and Sears use my personally-identifiable information?
Merkle and Sears uses your personally-identifiable information to fulfill your requests for information, publish your letters to the editor or comments, process your requests to participate in conferences and events, evaluate any job applications, recruit personnel, distribute newsletters and alerts to you, and for such other purposes as you may initiate or request. We may keep any of your personally-identifiable information on file and use it to contact you.

How are cookies used?
Cookies are small packets of information that are stored by your web browser. They are put on your web browser by the websites that you visit. These packets of information do not contain personal information about you but they do allow us to know if you visit the same website twice or if you visit related websites.

The laws in many European Union countries require you to provide a form of consent before cookies are placed on your web browser unless the cookie is necessary for the website to work.

There is no agreed standard for how companies comply with these laws. We do the following:

  • We only use cookies where they are necessary for our services or where you have provided your express or implied consent.
  • We respect your wishes, and you can inspect, delete, or block any cookies used by us by selecting the appropriate control in your web browser.
  • We support technologies that have been developed and are being developed for your web browser that allows you to be more selective about the cookies that your web browser will accept.


What are “cookies” used for on this website?
Merkle and Sears uses cookies to identify you and your interests and to track your use of the Site. We also use cookies to control access to certain content on our Site and to process any requests that you make with us.

Newsletters and Alerts
By registering for recurring Merkle and Sears newsletters or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from Merkle and Sears related to the subscribed newsletters and other Merkle and Sears news and information that you consented to receive during registration. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalized user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by Merkle and Sears or it agents.

We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send e-mails to this address to confirm your registration, to provide newsletters or alerts and to contact you for any other reason. In addition, we may contact you regarding your account status. If you sign up to receive any of our newsletters, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Merkle and Sears. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party other than an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.

The Site also includes a feature that enables Merkle and Sears to send links to its content through e-mail at our users' request. The e-mail address(es) that you supply in connection with this service will be used only to send the requested content. They will not be stored or reused for any purpose.

Is personally-identifiable information disclosed to third parties?
Merkle and Sears shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personally-identifiable information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of Merkle and Sears) without your consent, whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. Merkle and Sears may provide access to your personally-identifiable information to third party vendors engaged by Merkle and Sears to provide services related to the Site; provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by Merkle and Sears. Merkle and Sears may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use of or any other terms on this Site, including but not limited to a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this Site, Merkle and Sears may disclose personal user information to affected
parties and legal authorities in furtherance of potential or on-going legal proceedings

Surveys
If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.

User forums
You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Merkle and Sears is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users publicly disclose in any such forums on the Site.

Link to third-party sites
Merkle and Sears may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Merkle and Sears of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and Merkle and Sears shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

How can I access, change, and/or delete information?
You may access, correct, update, and/or delete any personally-identifiable information that you submit to the Site. You may also unsubscribe from mailing lists or any registrations on the Site. To do so, please either follow instructions on the page of the Site on which you have provided such information, subscribed or registered or contact us at the address provide at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Security
Merkle and Sears has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personally-identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized Merkle and Sears personnel and third party vendors are provided access to personally-identifiable information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, Merkle and Sears, however, cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally-identifiable information.

Transborder hosting and transfer of information
Personally-identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to Merkle and Sears offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted by Merkle and Sears or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have the same data protection laws than what is found in your country of residence. By using the Site and registering such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such transborder transfer and hosting of such information.

Data Retention Policy
Merkle and Sears stores personally-identifiable information for various purposes as notified to
you in this policy. For each of these different purposes, Merkle and Sears only retains the personally-identifiable information for so long as it is serving its notified purpose.
Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your visit to www.merkleandsears.com, to fully understand our practices.

Changes and Cancellation
Any item additions, quantity changes or specification changes made to accepted orders will be modified in the order details. All sales are final, provided, however, item cancellations and quantity reductions may be made before the order is fulfilled. We may, without liability, cancel any accepted order before shipment if our credit department does not approve your credit or if there are other problems with the payment mode selected by you.

Refund Policy
Customers are advised to read all the available information about any study published by Merkle and Sears before placing their orders. Merkle and Sears does not provide returns, refunds, or cancellation of orders for its studies and consulting services.

License and Website Access
General : Merkleandsears.com grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Merkleandsears.com.

No license for commercial sale: This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this website or its content; any collection and use of any product listing, description, or pricing; copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.

No reproduction: This website or any portion of this website may not be reproduced, duplicated, copies, sold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Merkleandsears.com.

Your Account
Protection of Your Account: As discussed further in the website's privacy policy, by using this website, you agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.

Use by Children:As discussed further in the website Privacy Policy, merkleandsears.com does sell products for children, but it sells them to adults. If you are under age of 18 years, you may use Merkleandsears.com only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Merkle and Searscomand its affiliates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or
edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.

Risk of Loss
All items purchased from Merkleandsears.com are made pursuant to the shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such item passes on to you upon the products delivery.

Product Description
Merkleandsears.com and its affiliates attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, Merkleandsears.com makes not warranties that the product description and any other content of its site are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error free. The product offered by Merkleandsears.com itself is not as described and its sole remedy is to return in its unused condition.

Site Policies, Modification, and Severability
Please review our other policies. We reserve the right to make changes to our website, policies, and these Terms and Conditions at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining conditions.

Opt-Out Policy
Please email support@merkleandsears.com if you no longer wish to receive any information from us.


Changes to this Privacy Policy
Our privacy policy was last updated on January 01, 2015. We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will update this Privacy Policy on our website.

Questions
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please e-mail your questions to us at

support@merkleandsears.com

Disclaimer


Merkleandsears.com is provided "as is" and "as available." These pages contain general information only and do not address any particular circumstances or requirements. Merkle and Sears does not give any warranties, representations or undertakings (expressed or implied) about the content of this website, including, without limitation, any as to quality or fitness for a particular purpose or any that the information provided is accurate, complete or correct. In these respects, you must not place any reliance on any information provided by Merkleandsears.com for research, analysis, marketing, or any other purposes.

Merkleandsears.com may contain certain links that lead to websites operated by third parties over which Merkle and Sears has no control. Such links are provided for your convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. Merkle and Sears is not responsible or liable for their content.

Copyright Notice
The contents of these pages are copyright © Merkle and Sears. All rights reserved.

You may print or download extracts from Merkleandsears.com only if it is for personal use. Any material stored on any medium may only be used for subsequent viewing purposes or to print copies for personal use.

Except with the prior written permission of Merkle and Sears , you may not (whether directly or indirectly) create a database in an electronic or other form by downloading and storing all or any part of the content of Merkleandsears.com.

No part of Merkleandsears.com may be copied or otherwise incorporated into, transmitted to, or stored in any other website, electronic retrieval system, publication, or other work in any form (whether hard copy, electronic, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of Merkle and Sears .

Any resale, lending, disclosure or reproduction of publication or service can only be made with the prior written permission of Merkle and Sears.

Transmission and/or reproduction of any part of Merkle and Sears, by any means or in any form (whether photocopying, mechanical, electronic, recording or otherwise) are prohibited without our prior written permission.

Protection of Your Privacy
We are committed to protecting your right to privacy as a user of Merkleandsears.com.

We collect personal information in order to register you as a user of Merkleandsears.com, including your name, e-mail address, phone number, and address. Your personal information will be kept confidential and will be used for our research, marketing, and strategic client analysis objectives, although, this information will be used for our internal business purposes only.

We will not trade, sell, or in any way divulge your contact information to anyone outside of Merkle and Sears. We shall send you information about our various products and services or other products and services that we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive any unsolicited mail from us, you can unsubscribe from the Industry Tracker e-mail at any time by clicking here and updating your preferences accordingly. If you wish to unsubscribe from any subscription content update e-mails, you can do so by updating your preferences here.

For more information about Merkle and Sears and our regulations or services, feel free to contact us.

The strategic analysis services that we, at Merkle and Sears, provide to customers in response to orders are limited publications including invaluable market data. While ordering, our customers acknowledge that these services are for customers’ internal use only, and they hold no right in using them for general publication or disclosure to third parties.

Quantitative market data are collected through research and interviews and thus, is the matter of fluctuation. Merkle and Sears is not responsible for any false or misleading information provided to us by users or manufacturers.

Merkle and Sears respects the privacy rights of our clients and keeps their personal and related data secure. We only share your personal information with your explicit permission. However, we may need to disclose your personal information to applicable and capacitive authorities.

No part of this strategic analysis service may be copied, stored in a retrieval system or communicated in any form via any means, recording, electronic, mechanical and likewise, without the prior written permission of Merkle and Sears.

Policy Changes
Merkle and Sears may come up with a new and updated Policy Statement occasionally by posting a revised version of the statement on our website. Kindly refer to this page frequently to come across policy amendments, if any

Disclaimer
We, at Merkle and Sears, take utmost care to ensure that the information we provide on our website is relevant and accurate. However, we do not provide any warranties, representations or undertakings about the authenticity of the content of our website. Merkle and Sears takes no responsibility if you suffer any loss or damage due to the usage of the information of our website. You must not place any reliance on any information that we provide for research, analysis, marketing, or any other purposes.

Our website may include certain links that may take you to third party websites. However, Merkle and Sears is not responsible and administers no control over the content on their websites. Such links are for general purposes only, and we do not endorse any material on these websites or any association with their operators.

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