Merkle will not discriminate against you because you made any of these requests.
You can make these requests online by clicking here, by emailing us at DPO.email@example.com or by calling us at +1.443.542.4000. We may deny certain requests, or fulfill a request only in part, based on our legal rights and obligations. For example, we may retain personal information as permitted by law, such as for tax or other record keeping purposes, to maintain an active account, and to process transactions and facilitate customer requests. Note that for purposes of these requests under this Privacy Notice, personal information does not include information about job applicants, employees and other of our personnel; information about employees and other representatives of third-party entities we may interact with; or information we have collected as a service provider to our clients.
We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity prior to responding to your requests. The verification steps will vary depending on the sensitivity of the personal information and whether you have an account with us.
You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on their behalf. When submitting the request, please ensure the authorized agent is identified as an authorized agent.
For purposes of making these requests, please also note the following regarding how we collect and use your personal information as described in this policy, including in the previous 12 months:
- We may collect, and use for our business and commercial purposes, the following categories of personal information as set forth in applicable California law: Identifiers; payment and customer records information; characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law (which include demographic information such as age and gender); commercial information; professional or employment information; internet or other electronic network activity information; geolocation data; audio, electronic or visual information; and inferences. We collect this personal information from the sources described above.
- We may disclose each of the foregoing categories of personal information for the business purposes described in this Privacy Notice to the extent permitted by applicable law.
- We may sell the foregoing categories of personal information to our business partners.
If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an email, or write to us at the address listed below. Indicate in your letter that you are a California resident making a “Shine the Light” inquiry.
07 | Where and when we send information abroad
As Merkle is a global organization, we may transfer your personal information outside of India, to any Merkle group company, or to third parties and business partners inside or outside of India.
By using our websites and solutions or providing any personal information to us, you consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of such information outside of your country of residence where data protection standards may be different.
08 | How we protect your personal information
Merkle has reasonable security measures in place to help protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
Merkle has implemented reasonable, industry-standard security policies, standards and practices designed to protect information from internal and external threats. The degree of protection for each piece of information is based on the risk and consequences associated with having that information compromised. While no security measures will provide for absolute security, all Merkle employees responsible for the management of information have the responsibility to adhere to Merkle’s documented security controls, which are developed commensurate with the understood risk.
Our Responsibility for Website Links
This Privacy Notice is limited to the personal data collected by Merkle. We do provide links within this site to other websites, including social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If you follow these links, your use of these sites will be governed by their applicable user and privacy notices since their data practices fall outside the scope of this Privacy Notice. Further, we can have no responsibility for or control over the information collected by any third-party website and we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide on such websites.
Children Under 16
This website is not intended for children aged 16 or under. We do not actively seek to collect personal data about children aged 16 or under. If you have any concerns about your child’s privacy in relation to our services, or if you believe that your child under the age of 16 may have entered personal data onto our website, please contact us at DPO.firstname.lastname@example.org. We will delete such personal data from our records or seek verifiable parental or legal guardian consent to retain such information within a reasonable time.
09 | Cookies
A cookie is a small file which may be downloaded to and stored on your computer, phone, tablet or other device when you visit a website. More general information about cookies is available here.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by being able to remember your choices and preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages on our websites are being visited. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website’s reliability and to tailor it to customer needs.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you on your computer, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Site specific cookie information and help in understanding, making choices about and managing cookies can be found within our cookie notice
10 | Contact the Merkle Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, our approach to privacy or you would like to exercise any of the rights mentioned in this Privacy Notice you can contact our Data Protection Officer in any of the following ways:
You can contact the Merkle Data Protection Officer by post at:
Address: Data Protection Officer
Poonam Chambers, 4th and 6th Floor, B Wing,
Dr. Annie Besant Road, Mumbai - 400018
Or by email at: DPO.email@example.com
11 | Updates to the Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice may be updated from time to time. When we do, we will update this page. The date of the most recent revision will appear below. You should review this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes that have been made. If you do not agree to the changes, please do not continue to use our services and please refrain from sharing your personal information with us.
This policy is effective from September 16, 2020.