Effective Date: May 1st, 2017
1. NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN.
Any website “directed at children under 13” must undertake certain compliance steps pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act [15 U.S. Code § 6502] and under age 16 pursuant to Article 8 of the General Data Protection Regulation. This Site is directed at adults, not children. Please contact us immediately if you have knowledge of a child using the Site.
2. PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED.
A. Information Collection: In order for you to access the Site, participate in forum discussions, and receive email messages from us, we require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: (1) Contact Data (such as e-mail address). If you communicate with us by e-mail, submit comments, post to the forum, or otherwise contact us, you may also be asked to provide your name, a profile picture, and other data which shall also be classified as Personal Informaton.
B. Modification or Removal Process: You may opt-out of our email list using the unsubscribe link in any email message you receive. If you create a profile in the forum, you may login and change or delete that information as well. You may also contact us to request we remove any comment you made on the Site, a request which we will review and decide in our sole discretion.
D. Do Not Track Signals: Certain states such as California require that we disclose whether we acknowledge “do not track” signals issued by browsers or privacy software. We do not respond to such signals at this time.
E. Google Tracking. We use certain Google programs to help us analyze the traffic to this Site and improve our marketing efforts. Such programs may include, but are not limited to, Google Analytics Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, and Integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. You may opt out of this tracking by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
F. Third Party Tracking. We allow third-party companies to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies, such as Facebook, may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g. links you click versus those you don’t, the type of browser you use, etc.) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice visit the NAI at http://www.networkadvertising.org. To opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ which will automatically detect and opt-out of a majority of the tracking programs.
G. Email Capture. We use a third party provider to capture your email address when you register for an account with us or sign up to receive email communications. That provider will necessarily have access to your information, but will not use it for any purpose other than facilitating our email communications with you. When sending email communications to you, we may include links to the Site or links promoting affiliate products or services.
H. Third Party Affiliate Programs. MezzoGuild participates in various affiliate programs from time to time. Should you leave the Site to access products or services offered through these programs, the third party will assign an identifier to you so that sales can be tracked. If you prefer this not occur, simply delete all cookies in your browser.
3. COOKIES AND TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTED.
We automatically track and collect the following categories of information when you visit our Site: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes and for helping us improve your experience when using the Site.
4. USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
A. Our Use Of Information: We use your Personal Information to interact with and market to you as well as comply with various laws as detailed herein. Please read this Section 4 carefully.
B. Sharing Personal Information: We share certain categories of information we collect from you in the ways described in this Policy. We share Contact Data with our business partners who assist us by performing core services (such as hosting and email newsletter functionality) related to our operation of the Site. If you do not want us to share your Personal Information with any third parties, please contact us, but please understand that such a request will eliminate your ability to access certain areas of the Site and receive messages from us.
C. Use of Contact Data. We use your Contact Data to provide you with administrative communications such as email messages confirming orders. We also use your Contact Data to send you commercial emails highlighting our offerings and business developments. These email communications may contain messages, advertisements, and affiliate links promoting third parties and third party products.
D. Sale of Information: Should we decide to sell all or part of our business or this Site at some point in the future, your Personal Information will be included as an asset in the transfer of the business to the new owner.
E. DMCA Claim Disclosures. We allow you to post user-generated content in a forum and other areas of the Site. Should we receive a claim of copyright infringement, we will comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. As part of that process, we may choose or be required to share your Contact Data as well as the claims and counterclaims made by BOTH parties with each party involved in the dispute.
6. INFORMATION SECURITY
A. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information: Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will keep your Personal Information private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with a court order or other legal process; (b) protect our rights or property; or (c) enforce the legal documents applicable to the Site.
B. Lost or Stolen Information: You must promptly notify us if your Personal Information, username or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission so that we may take preventive measures to avoid the compromise of Site security if any are required.
C. Site Security. The Site has reasonable security measures in place or uses third party sources who have reasonable security measures in place such as our email capture vendor. Unfortunately, we make no promises about our ability to prevent any such loss or misuse of your Personal Information since preventing hacking is nearly impossible.
7. AREAS BEYOND OUR CONTROL
A. Public Information: We allow you to interact with others in areas of the Site such as the forum. Please understand that any information disclosed in these areas is viewable by others and may be indexed by data collection companies such as Google. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose Personal Information.
B. Third Party Websites: The Site contains links to other websites. We have no control over the terms and privacy policies of said sites. Please make sure to view the policies of those sites before proceeding.
8. CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions about this Policy or our practices related to this Site, please contact us using the Contact form accessible via the menu of the Site.