Information Automatically Collected and Stored
As many other companies do, Merz also measures the performance of its site in order to improve and customize it in favor of our visitors. During your visit, Merz automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your computer and your visit:
- The domain and host from which you access the Internet
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Merz site, if applicable
- The date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site and which pages you visited
- Your Internet protocol (IP) address and
- Your computer’s operating system and browser software
Merz may entrust third parties with the described performance measurement. In no event will we thereby acquire information on the individual identity of any visitor. Such third parties will be required to observe our privacy standards, to provide us only with aggregated information, to use the information collected only for the purposes for which they have been retained by Merz, and to destroy the information afterwards.
Some Merz Web sites may deposit certain bits of information called “cookies” in a visitor’s computer. Generally, a cookie assigns a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. Cookies can tell us how and when pages in a Web site are visited and by how many people. This technology does not collect an individual visitor’s identifying information; rather, this information is also in an aggregate form. The purpose of this technology and the information it provides is again to help us improve our Web sites. Most Web browsers allow the user to deny or accept the cookie feature. However, please note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features (e.g. customized delivery of information) available on the Merz site. Further information about cookies can be found at www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.
Personal Information You Choose to Provide
Only when specifically requested by website visitors will the information we collect be used to respond to visitors´ inquiries, fulfill email messaging programs, and notify visitors about new content or services on our websites. If you decide you no longer wish to receive postal mailings and/or emails from us, please let us know by sending email or writing to us and telling us you no longer wish to receive postal mail and/or email. Please provide us with your exact name, postal address, and/or email address. We will be sure your name is removed from our mailing list.
Merz will use personal information only for the purpose indicated to you when you provided it. Merz will not disclose, sell, rent or exchange such personally identifiable information to any other organization or entity unless the user is first notified and expressly agrees to it, or as otherwise required by law.