Mercantile Exchange may request certain information from you when you contact us or send us information. We do not sell or rent your information to any third party. We never disclose any information to third parties for a third party’s direct marketing purposes.
Disclosure to and from Third Party Companies
We do not sell or rent any information regarding our users to any third party. We never disclose any information to third parties for a third party’s direct marketing purposes.
If some or all of our business assets are sold or transferred, we may transfer the corresponding information regarding our users. We also may retain a copy of that information.
Cookies are small amounts of data that are used to “remember” specific requests and preferences that are associated with a visit to a specific website. Our website does not set cookies.
Protection of Mercantile Exchange and Others
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information in special cases, such as when required by law, to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us, to enforce or apply applicable terms and conditions and other agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our company, our users, or others.
Server Log Files
As is standard practice on the Internet, our web servers may record, in an industry-standard server log file format, non-personal information regarding what resources visitors use on our web site. Additional information that is recorded may include the computer’s IP address (a numerical address for a computer on the internet), the browser being used, and the referring URL. We analyze this generic, non-identifiable information regarding usage trends on our site to aid in optimizing our web site usability and improving our web site user’s experience with us.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enforceable as of May 25, 2018, imposes additional requirements upon companies to strengthen the security around and enhance the protection of personal data of residents in the European Union. For individuals in the EU/European Economic Area (EEA), here are details about how we use your personal data that we process as a data “controller” under the GDPR.
Use of Personal Data
Our use of your personal data is justified on the following legal bases:
the use of your personal data is necessary to perform a contract with you or take steps to enter into a contract at your request (i.e., because you have purchased something from us or requested information);
the use of your personal data is necessary for us to comply with a relevant legal obligation;
the use of your personal data is in our legitimate interests, subject to your interests and fundamental rights, and notably our legitimate interest in using applicable data to conduct and develop our business activities; or
you have consented to the use.
We use the personal data we collect to:
conduct and develop our business with you and with others.
In accordance with our legal obligations, we may also transfer your personal data, subject to a lawful request, to public authorities for law enforcement or national security purposes, and also as set forth in “Disclosure to and from Third Party Companies” above.
We do not knowingly collect, store, share or use the personal data of children under 16 years. If you are under the age of 16 years, please do not provide any personal data, even if prompted by us to do so. If you are under the age of 16 years and you have provided personal data, please ask your parent(s) or guardian(s) to notify us and we will delete all such personal data.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Retention of Your Personal Data
We keep personal data only for as long as required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected. However, in some circumstances, we may retain personal data for other periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements, or if required to do so by a legal process, legal authority, or other governmental entity having authority to make the request, for so long as required. In specific circumstances, we may also retain your personal data for longer periods of time corresponding to a statute of limitation, so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.
Subject to applicable law, you may have some or all of the following rights available to you in respect of your personal data
to obtain a copy of your personal data together with information about how and on what basis that personal data is processed;
to rectify inaccurate personal data (including the right to have incomplete personal data completed) ;
to erase your personal data (in limited circumstances, such as where it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed);
to restrict processing of your personal data under certain circumstances
to port your data in machine-readable format to a third party (or to you) when we justify our processing on the basis of your consent or the performance of a contract with you;
to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data (where that processing is based on your consent); and
to obtain, or see a copy of the appropriate safeguards under which your personal data is transferred to a third country or international organization.
In addition to the above rights, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to any processing of your personal data for which we have justified on the basis of a legitimate interest, including profiling (as opposed to your consent) or to perform a contract with you. You also have the right to object at any time to any processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including profiling for marketing purposes.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority for data protection.
In relation to all of these rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we may request proof of identity, and we reserve the right to chargea fee where permitted by law, especially if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. We will endeavor to respond to your request within all applicable timeframes.
Last Updated: March 30, 2021