Privacy Policy

Effective as of April 15, 2019

We at MERAQI value your privacy. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy. The following outlines our Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use, disclosure, and sharing of your information when you use our website, mobile application or any other medium (our “Services”), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage. The terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall bear the same meaning as in the Terms of Service.

These Privacy Policy are applicable to anyone who desires to list their products on this Platform to sell to their customers (“Sellers”) and anyone visiting our portal or using our Services (together called as “Users” or “You” or “Collaborators”).

By visiting/using the Platform, you are accepting the privacy practices outlined in this policy.

The guidelines covered here are the following:

  • General
  • How we protect your personal information
  • How we use your personal information
  • Sharing your personal information
  • Behavioral advertising
  • Third party websites and services
  • Minors privacy
  • Compliance with data protection regulation
  • Do not track
  • Data retention
  • Changes to this privacy policy

 

GENERAL

Basic Information

Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law. We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes. We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned. Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date. We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. With this policy, we are making readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

You provide us with your basic information about yourself, including but not limited to name, age, email address, sex, personal biography, username, and password. You may provide us with your mobile phone number if you choose to receive our services on any of our portals. We may use your email address to send you Service-related notices (including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail). You can control receipt of certain Service-related messages on your Settings page. We may also use your contact information to send you marketing email messages. If you do not want to receive such messages, you may opt-out by following the instructions in the message. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses.

If you would like to request changes to the PII (Personally Identifiable Information) that you have previously provided to us, please contact us by mail, or email by using the contact information provided in the footer of our web

Order/Device Information

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. We refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.” 

We collect Device Information using the following technologies:

“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. For more information about cookies, and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

“Log files” track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type,           Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.

“Web beacons,” “tags,” and “pixels” are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the Site.

Additionally when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are talking both about Device Information and Order Information. 

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to:

Communicate with you;

Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and

When in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns).

We may also use this information to provide you targeted advertisements or marketing communications we may believe may be of interest to you.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred to user’s computer’s hard drive through their web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. Among other things, cookies avoid you having to log in every time you come back to our website. They also allow us to tailor a website or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences.

The privacy or security settings of your browser will enable you and direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. It is recommended that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of the Platform and Website’s coolest features. Some of our business partners, like our advertisers, may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

We take reasonable steps to accurately record the personal information that Users provide to us and any subsequent updates.

You may request that we may delete personal information about you that is inaccurate, incomplete, or irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or are being processed in a way that infringes any applicable legal requirement. You can also permanently delete your account with us and discontinue using our Services. However, it is possible

that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information and public information, even after you have deleted the information or deactivated your account.

User’s right to review, update, edit, correct, and delete any information is subject to our records retention policies and applicable law, including any statutory retention requirements. This information shall be the intellectual property of Meraqi.

Social Media Information

We collect information from your user ID associated with any social media account (such as your Facebook and Google account etc.) that users use to sign into the Services or connect with or use with the Services. When you sign in to your account with your social media account information, or otherwise connect to your social media account with the Services, you consent to our collection, storage, and use, in accordance with this Privacy Policy, of the information that you make available to us through the social media interface. This includes, without limitation, any information that you have made public through your social media account, information that the social media service shares with us or information that is disclosed during the sign-in process.

All information that you share about yourself, whether PII or not, in a public open forum – such as on a social network – will be considered public information for the purposes of this policy. If you don’t want it to be public, please don’t post it.

Other Public Information

You also provide us information in User Content you post to the Service. Your articles, posts and other contributions on the Service and metadata about them (such as the language, country, and time zone associated with your account; and the lists created, people you follow, the content you liked or any comments made) are publicly viewable on the Service, along with your name (unless the Service permits you to post anonymously). This information may be searched by search engines and be republished elsewhere on the web in accordance with our Terms of Service. All or any of the content that you have posted commented on any of our content or you have viewed and have liked will become public information till you have not deleted it.

We are not responsible for any of your public information available on any mediums. We provide privacy settings for customizing the availability of your public information and suggest that you carefully examine the content shared while availing our Services.

Financial Information

You provide your financial information (credit card, debit card, bank account details, billing address etc.) from time to time. We do not use your financial information for any other purpose than to complete a transaction with you. We shall try to keep all such information confidential and ensure that such information is transferred over through industry acceptable and approved payment gateways, which are digitally encrypted, and provide the highest possible degree of care available under the technology presently in use. We shall not be responsible for any discrepancy, inconsistency or error on part of the payment gateways.

Location Information

We may receive and/or determine information about your location. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as to the Website with your location, and to improve and customize the Services.

Our primary goal in collecting information is to improve our Services, features, and content, to administer your use of our Services, and to deliver content based on your preferences.

We may use the information we collect from and about you for a variety of purposes, including and not limited to:

Perform functions or services as otherwise described to you at the time of collection

Help you efficiently access your information after you sign in

Remember information so you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Service

Generate and review reports and data about, and to conduct research on, our user base and Service usage patterns

Allow you to participate in interactive features offered through our Services.

In any other way, we may describe when you provide the information.

Provide personalized content and information to you and others, which could include online ads or other forms of marketing

Improving our marketing and promotional efforts enforce or exercise any rights in our Terms of Service

For any other purpose with your consent

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We have implemented appropriate physical, technical, electronic, and managerial procedures to preserve the integrity and security of your information, based on the sensitivity of the information. These safeguards take into account the sensitivity of the information that we collect, process and store and the current state of. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information we cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that your information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, electronic or managerial safeguards

We neither accept nor assume any liability or responsibility for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access, or other causes beyond our control. You play an important role in keeping your personal information secure. You should not share your username, password, or other security information for your account with anyone.

We have reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative measures in place to safeguard the security of your personal information. However, when you communicate with customer service via email or chat on our websites, these communications may not be encrypted. For that reason, we ask that you do not share sensitive information via these communication channels

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Security of Your Personal Information

Whether you are shopping online or in our stores, we use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality of personal information under our control and appropriately limit access to it, including Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protection technology.  We also avoid storing your user passwords in plain text.  Information that you provide us for credit card transactions is stored with external merchant processors. While we use the security measures described above along with others, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us by e-mail, and you do so at your own risk.

We use a variety of information security measures to protect your online transactions with us.  Our site uses encryption technology, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), to protect your personal information during data transport. SSL protects information you submit via our website such as ordering information including your name, address and credit card number.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The information provided by you can be also shared with a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by us about the users of our Services are among the assets transferred.

We may disclose your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary to (i) respond to claims asserted against us or to comply with legal process, (ii) enforce or administer our agreements with users, such as the Terms of Service, (iii) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and debugging purposes, or (iv) protect our rights, property or safety, users, or members of the public. This may involve the sharing of your information with law enforcement, government agencies, courts, and/or other organizations on account of a legal request such as summons/ subpoena, court order or government demand to comply with the law.

We may share your information when we believe in good faith that such sharing is reasonably necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities or to comply with legal process. We may also share user information to investigate and address threats or potential threats to the physical safety of any person, to investigate and address violations of this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service.

If we believe that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect our rights, property, or safety, our customers or others, we may share information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We strive to provide users with choices regarding the personal information users provide to us. Users can set their browser or mobile device to refuse all or some browser cookies or to alert when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our Services may then be inaccessible or not function properly. We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use Shopify to power our online store--you can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy

We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site--you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

We do not sell, rent or trade your individual personal information to third parties.  We may share, sell or rent aggregated data with third parties for analysis and research purposes. This data does not contain name, address or other personally identifiable information (e.g., x% of our visitors are 30 years old) to third parties.

Your personal information may be shared with current or future affiliates or subsidiaries. We may also use the information you provide to send you marketing communications.

In limited circumstances, we may need to share your information with third parties to perform services on our behalf.

We may be required to share personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may share certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of others and ourselves. We may also transfer personal information in the event of a corporate sale, merger, acquisition, dissolution or similar event.

Any personally identifiable information you submit on a bulletin board, blog, chat room, comment about a product, or any other public forum on this website can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We recommend that you do not provide your name, e-mail address or any other personal information. Please note that if you choose to do so, it is at your own risk and you accept full responsibility for those posts and any consequences that may arise from posting this information.

BEHAVIOURAL ADVERTISING

We use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. You can opt out of targeted advertising by:

FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads

GOOGLE - https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous

We communicate with our customers through multiple channels and vehicles to keep you up-to-date on promotions, offers, customer experience content and new products or services.

We do not work with third-party advertising companies that collect and use information about your online activities across sites over time, in order to deliver more relevant advertising when you are using the Wildlife Works Services and elsewhere on the Internet. This practice is known as interest-based advertising. You may visit www.aboutads.info to learn more and to opt out of this type of advertising by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance self-regulatory program. We do not operate or control this site, and are not responsible for the opt-out choices available there. Note that electing to opt out will not stop advertising from appearing in your browser or applications. It may make the ads you see less relevant to your interests. If you delete, block or otherwise restrict cookies or use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND SERVICES

We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Service, including the information or content contained within them. When you use a link to go from our Service to another website or service, our Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and do not have control over any third parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your User Content it shall be at your own risk.

Our website also uses third-party analytics vendors such as Google Analytics. Please click here for more information about how data is collected and processed in connection with the Google Analytics service: www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

We and our third-party vendors or partners use analytics data for a variety of purposes such as to improve the design and content of our websites, to help us learn things like what pages are most attractive to all of our visitors and what promotions visitors like to see, and to gauge the success of our advertising campaigns.

Our websites may contain links to third-party online properties. Such third parties have their own policies that govern their collection, use, and disclosure of information. We suggest that you read their privacy policies to learn about their practices.

MINOR’S PRIVACY

Although our Services are a general audience Service, we restrict the use of our Service to individuals aged 18 years (eighteen) and above. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Service or market to or solicit information from anyone under the age of 18 (eighteen). Any use of Services is deemed to be by individuals’ aged 18 years (eighteen) and above. If we become aware that a person submitting personal information is under 18 years (eighteen) and is doing so without parental guidance and/or control, we will delete the account and any related information as soon as possible. In the event that you become aware of any individual under the age of 18 years (eighteen) using our Services without parental guidance and/or control, please contact us. Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important.

We do not knowingly collect information online from minors.

COMPLIANCE WITH DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS

The information we obtain from or about you may be processed and stored in India and our other various servers located across the globe, which may provide for different data protection rules than the country in which you reside. We comply with generally accepted industry standard regulations regarding the collection, use, and retention of data. Each location may provide for different data protection rules than the country in which you reside. By using the Services, you consent to the collection, transfer, use, storage and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy Policy, including to the transfer of your information outside of your country of residence.

DO NOT TRACK

Please note that we do not alter our Site’s data collection and use practices when we see a Do Not Track signal from your browser.

DATA RETENTION

When you place an order through the Site, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in the law, our data collection, and use practices, the features of our services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes here. Please review the changes carefully. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your consent and acceptance of those changes.