Your privacy is very important to us. At Merlin Divers we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
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Like most website operators, Merlin Divers collects non-personally-identifying 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. Merlin Divers’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Merlin Divers’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Merlin Divers may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Merlin Divers also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Merlin Divers only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Merlin Divers’s websites choose to interact with Merlin Divers in ways that require Merlin Divers to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Merlin Divers gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive Merlin Divers updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Merlin Divers collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Merlin Divers. Merlin Divers 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 website-related activities.
Merlin Divers may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Merlin Divers may use spam screened by the Wordfence service to help identify spam. Merlin Divers may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Merlin Divers does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Merlin Divers 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 Merlin Divers’s behalf or to provide services available at Merlin Divers’s websites, 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 Merlin Divers’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Merlin Divers 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, Merlin Divers discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Merlin Divers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Merlin Divers, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Merlin Divers website and have supplied your email address, Merlin Divers 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 Merlin Divers and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Merlin Divers takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
How to manage, control and delete cookies, web beacons and similar technologies
Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
If you wish to withdraw your full consent at any time, for this and any website, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.
More information about cookies
Useful information about cookies, including information about deleting or blocking cookies, can be found at: www.allaboutcookies.org
A guide to behavioral advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at: www.youronlinechoices.eu
Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section: www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Comments and other content submitted to Wordfence anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
If Merlin Divers, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Merlin Divers goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Merlin Divers may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.