Privacy Policy:

Maine Merino ("Maine Merino") operates http://www.mainemerino.com and may operate other websites. It is Maine Merino policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Maine Merino 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. Maine Merino purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Maine Merino visitors use its website. From time to time, Maine Merino may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Maine Merino also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on http://www.mainemerino.com blogs/sites. Maine Merino 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Maine Merino websites choose to interact with Maine Merino in ways that require Maine Merino to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Maine Merino gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at http://www.mainemerino.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Maine Merino are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Maine Merino collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Maine Merino. Maine Merino 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.

Aggregated Statistics

Maine Merino may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Maine Merino may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Maine Merino does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Maine Merino 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 Maine Merino behalf or to provide services available at Maine Merino 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 Maine Merino websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Maine Merino 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, Maine Merino discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Maine Merino believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Maine Merino, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Maine Merino website and have supplied your email address, Maine Merino 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 Maine Merino and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Maine Merino takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Maine Merino uses cookies to help Maine Merino identify and track visitors, their usage of Maine Merino website, and their website access preferences. Maine Merino visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Maine Merino websites, with the drawback that certain features of Maine Merino websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Maine Merino, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Maine Merino 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 Maine Merino may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Maine Merino and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Maine Merino may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Maine Merino sole discretion. Maine Merino encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a http://www.mainemerino.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.