Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

Effective Date: December 2017

Mercaptor Discoveries Inc. (“Mercaptor”) is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our contributors, website visitors and other individuals who communicate with Mercaptor. We wish to help you better understand the information we gather, how we handle it, whether we disclose it to anyone, and your options regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, this information. The following Privacy Policy applies when you make a contribution to Mercaptor, either online or otherwise, as well as when you visit our site Mercaptor.com or otherwise share your personal information with Mercaptor as discussed below. By visiting our website, you are accepting this Privacy Policy. We will also provide hard copies of our Privacy Policy upon request.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact us at info@mercaptor.com.

Contributor Information

If you make a contribution, either online or otherwise, we will request certain personally identifiable information about you (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card information). This information enables us to process your contribution and communicate with you about it.

Sharing

Sharing with Third Parties

We will not share your information with third-parties other than for processing your credit card for your contribution.

We do not sell or rent our mailing list to other organizations.

Other Information

Through our website or otherwise, you may decide to submit personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) for purposes other than contributing (such as completing the Contact Us form). We collect and store this information and use it for the purposes for which you submitted it. In addition, we may use such information to keep you updated about our work, analyze website usage, and improve our website’s content and layout. We do not share this information with any third parties.

Employment

In connection with seeking employment with Mercaptor, you may decide to submit, through our website or otherwise, personally identifiable information (including your name, address, telephone number, email address and any other personally identifiable information requested on our offline forms, as well as an electronic or paper copy of your resume/CV). All information entered into any online or offline forms related to employment is strictly private, and will be viewed only by Mercaptor for human resources purposes. No information stored or submitted in such forms will be used for any purpose other than to assess your qualifications as an employee for Mercaptor.

Other Disclosures

Please be advised that we may disclose your personal information to the government or to third parties pursuant to law enforcement inquiries, court orders, subpoenas and similar requests, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary or appropriate in connection with any activity that violates the law or may expose us to liability.

Security

We require that the companies we work with to process your online contribution payments use high-grade encryption and security protocols, and that all vendors processing credit card transactions received on our behalf meet all industry standards, certify their compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and are audited to meet with the Statement on Auditing Standard 70 (SAS 70). You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet; third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

Normal Browsing

Mercaptor does not collect any personally identifying information from you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us.

You can browse the Mercaptor sites without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. The information we gather during normal browsing comes from two sources: standard server logs collect information such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, mobile related information if you access our website using your mobile device, and information such as the site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visited, and the dates/times of those visits. This is to analyze trends in the aggregate and administer the site.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Mercaptor use cookies, session replay/capture or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website/contribution forms, track users’ movements around the website/contribution forms, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. You can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level, but if you choose to disable cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on our website.

When you visit our website, we might store some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” (i.e. a small piece of text that stores information on your browser in your computer’s hard drive) or similar file. We use conversion tracking cookies in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site. The cookies will only be used to obtain non-personal information (you will be anonymous). If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to refuse cookies, or to notify you when you receive a new cookie.

Our website includes social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, and widgets, such as the Share This button. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policies of the companies providing them.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. Unless we expressly state otherwise, Mercaptor makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content of those sites. The fact that Mercaptor has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners, or its providers. There are risks associated with using any information, software, or products found on the Internet, and Mercaptor cautions you to make sure that you understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon, or purchasing anything via the Internet.

Please be aware that Mercaptor is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. Our Privacy Policy applies to all web pages under our domain, and not to any web pages not under our domain, regardless of any hyperlinks from a web page under our domain to a web page not under our domain.

Updating Your Information

Upon request Mercaptor will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. We work to process and maintain accurately the information that you share with us. If you have contributed to us and would like to access, correct, update, or delete your personal data or to adjust your mail preferences, you can do so by using our Contact Us form.

We will respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may, from time to time, make changes to our Privacy Policy, based on your comments and our need to reflect accurately our data collection and disclosure practices. If we make any material changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our website. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy.

Governing Law

You agree that your use of this Privacy Policy and any disputes relating thereto shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California. Any dispute relating to this Privacy Policy shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in San Francisco, California.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 12, 2017. Mercaptor Discoveries Inc.(R) and other marks used on this website are trademarks of Mercaptor and may not be used without permission.