Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Personal information is accessible only by staff designated to handle online complaints or requests. All Mereen-Johnson agents and contractors with access to personal information obtained on the Mereen-Johnson websites are also bound to adhere to this policy. To protect the security of information supplied by businesses applying for participation in the Mereen-Johnson online privacy program, businesses are provided user names and passwords to access their information.
Personal Information that Mereen-Johnson May Collect Online
Mereen-Johnson collects the following types of personal information: names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone and facsimile numbers, billing information. The Mereen-Johnson site may also collect business information from sole proprietorships that apply for membership and for program participation, some of which could constitute personal information, as well as personal information from individuals acting solely in their business capacity. Mereen-Johnson does not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 13, and no part of our sites are structured to attract anyone under the age of 13.
How Mereen-Johnson Uses Personal Information Collected Online
Unless you consent, Mereen-Johnson will not use your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. We use personal information to reply to inquiries, handle complaints, provide operational notices and in program record-keeping. At certain points where personal information is collected on our site, there may be a box where you may indicate you would like to be on a list to receive information about other Mereen-Johnson programs and services and about ways to support the Mereen-Johnson and the Better Business Bureau Foundation. This election box only appears in places where the department collecting personal information maintains such lists. At any time you can add or remove your name from a Mereen-Johnson list by contacting us at info@Mereen-Johnson.com.
How Your Information May Be Shared
We never sell or rent your personal information. Mereen-Johnson may also release personal information to appropriate governmental authorities under the following circumstances:
Where release is required by law (for example, a subpoena) or regulation, or is requested by a government agency conducting investigations or proceedings;
Where our records indicate a company may be engaged in fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices that a governmental agency should be made aware of;
Where warranted by a company's failure to participate in the advertising self-regulatory process or respond to an online privacy complaint; or
Where your communication suggests possible harm to others.
Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate
If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please e-mail us with the new information or your review request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us also know the department or Mereen-Johnson program that led to your submission of personal information so we may efficiently locate your information.
Computer Tracking and Cookies
Our websites are not set up to track, collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our sites. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public and may also be provided to others, but again, the statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Mereen-Johnson uses non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms. You can still use the Mereen-Johnson sites if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.