Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 2018

1. Introduction

At Merit, the privacy and security of our visitors are of paramount importance. Merit is committed to protecting the data you share with us. This privacy policy explains how Merit processes information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through the use of its website and platform.

For the purposes of this policy, Merit defines the term “Visitor” as an individual that visits our front-end website (for example www.meritglobe.com).

Any information stored on Merit’s platform is treated as confidential. All information is stored securely and is accessed by authorized personnel only. Merit implements and maintains appropriate technical, security and organizational measures to protect Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure.

2. Collection and use

2.1 General

The following sections cover the specifics of which data is collected from website Visitors.

2.2 Website visitors

By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree to the terms set out herein, please do not visit this website. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data, the use of this website may not be possible.

Merit may collect, record and analyze information of Visitors to its website. We may record your IP address and use cookies. Merit may add information collected by way of pageview activity. Furthermore, Merit may collect and process any Personal Data that you volunteer to us in our website’s forms, such as when you register for events or sign up for information and newsletters.

Such Personal Data may comprise your IP address, first and last name, your email address, company and your job title.

Merit gathers data about visits to the website, including numbers of Visitors and visits, Geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where Visitors have come from.

2.2.1 Purpose of processing personal data

Merit uses the collected data to communicate with Visitors, to customize content for Visitors, to show ads on other websites to Visitors, and to improve its website by analyzing how Visitors navigate its website.

2.2.2 Sharing personal data

Merit may also share such information with service vendors or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction or in order to analyze the Visitor behavior on its website.

2.2.3 Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a website to a Visitor’s hard disk. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. By continuing to visit the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to accept our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. We may also place cookies from third parties for functional and marketing purposes. The use of cookies is widespread and benefits the surfer. For further information, see Merit Cookie Policy.

2.2.4 Links to other sites

Please be aware that while visiting our site, Visitors can follow links to other sites that are beyond our sphere of influence. Merit is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of these other sites.

3. Retention and deletion

Merit will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

4. Acceptance of these conditions

We assume that all Visitors of our website have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If someone does not agree with this privacy policy, they should refrain from using our website. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of Merit website after having been informed of any such changes to these conditions implies acceptance of the revised privacy policy.

5. Merit's data protection officer

Merit has a “Data Protection Officer” who is responsible for matters relating to privacy and data protection. This Data Protection Officer can be reached at the following address:

Merit
Attn: Data Protection Officer
Lysaker Torg 35
1366 Oslo
Norway
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6. For further information

If you have any further questions regarding the data Merit collects, or how we use it, then please feel free to contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or in writing at:

Merit
Lysaker Torg 35
1366 Oslo
Norway