Mezzobit Privacy Policy

This Policy explains:

  • What information we collect.
  • How we use that information.
  • Your choices in how we use the information, including how to access and update it.

We are very interested in making Mezzobit’s privacy policy as clear and fair as possible. If you have any suggestions or questions, please contact us at [email protected].

What information we collect

  • Information we collect from our website. We collect information from visitors to our corporate website to provide better services to all of our users.
  • When you visit our website. When you first navigate to our website, we will collect non-personal information related to your visit (this is called session data). We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information).
  • When You Want More Info. When you express an interest in the Trusted Data Interchange, we will ask you for some more information about yourself in order for us to provide you the additional information or services that you request.
  • When You Sign Up. When you sign up for our Trusted Data Interchange (for your website or the website of a business you manage), we will collect certain account information relating to you and/or the business that is opening the account with us. This account data may include your business and individual name, home or business address, e-mail address, and/or telephone number – all of which is considered Personal Information. You can choose to provide this information to us by entering it into our website when requested. We can only obtain this information from you if you give it to us, and we will only use it to communicate with you and provide you, directly and through third parties, the services you requested. If you do not provide this information, we may be unable to provide some or all of the Trusted Data Interchange services you request.
  • When You Contact Us. We may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. If you consent, we may use your email address to inform you about our services, including upcoming changes or improvements.
  • Information we collect through the Trusted Data Interchange. We provide our Trusted Data Interchange service to websites owned by our Clients to enable the secure transfer of information by these Clients to their service providers, such as web analytics providers, advertisers and others. We will record information relating to the flow of data between our Clients and those third parties. This includes who the information is shared with, whether the data exchange was successful, and other related meta data. In addition, our Clients may collect and transfer to us certain non-personal information related to your visit to their websites. This may include information about how you came to their sites, which search engines you use, the search terms used to find their sites, your experience on their sites, information about how you interact with their sites, and information with how you interact with advertisements on their sites. We make this data accessible only for our Clients who control the sites you visited.
  • Cookies and anonymous identifiers. We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our website, and this may include sending one or more cookies or anonymous identifiers. We may also use cookies or anonymous identifiers when you interact with our Clients’ websites that use the Trusted Data Interchange, so we may be able to keep track of visits (on an anonymized basis) to our Clients’ websites.
  • Other Information we will have. Additionally, your browser sends certain standard information to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring Web site addresses. We collect this information when you visit our website, and our Clients may collect this information when you visit their websites.
  • We Don’t Use Personal Information or Sensitive Data. We do not collect, use, or store highly sensitive information (sensitive data) or personal information, except as provided to us when signing up for our Trusted Data Interchange service. Highly sensitive data includes certain types of information associated with a specific individual, such as Social Security Numbers or other Government-issued identifiers, financial account numbers, sexual orientation, precise information about an individual’s past, present, or potential future health or medical conditions or treatments, including genetic, genomic, and family medical history. We don’t need and are not interested in this kind of information about you.

How we use information

  • To Operate Our Business. We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve our Trusted Data Interchange service; to develop new products and services; and to protect us and our users. We use information collected from cookies and other technologies to improve your experience on our website and with the Trusted Data Interchange, and to improve the overall quality of our services.
  • Only for Stated Purposes. We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.
  • In the United States. We process personal information on servers we use in the United States.

Accessing and updating your personal information

Information we share

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Mezzobit unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • With your consent. We will share your personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Mezzobit when we have your consent to do so.
  • For external processing. Based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, we may provide personal information to our affiliates and trusted business partners, including those who process information for us, provide payment processing services, and provide web analytics services.
  • For legal reasons. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Mezzobit if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
  • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of us, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • Sharing of Aggregated Data. We may share aggregated non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like our clients, publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.

Information Security

We work hard to protect our company and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:

  • We encrypt many of our services using SSL.
  • We regularly review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
  • We restrict access to personal information to our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

Application

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services we offer, including our Trusted Data Interchange.
Enforcement

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.
Changes

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
Information Relating to Children

In accordance with industry standards and the COPPA regulations, we do not knowingly collect, administer, or enable the commercial use of personal information relating to children less than 13 years of age.
Some Technical Terms Relating to our Privacy Policy

  • Anonymous identifier. An anonymous identifier is a random string of characters used for the same purposes as a cookie on platforms, including certain mobile devices, where cookie technology is not available.
  • Cookie. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
  • IP address. Every computer connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country from which a computer is connecting to the Internet.
  • Non-personally identifiable information. This is information recorded about users so that it no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user.
  • Personal information. This is information which you provide to us which personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information by us.
  • Pixel tag. A pixel tag is a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies.
  • Sensitive personal information. This is a particular category of personal information relating to confidential medical facts, racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs or sexuality.
  • Server logs. Like most websites, our servers automatically record the page requests made when you visit our sites. These “server logs” typically include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • Unique device identifier. A unique device identifier is a string of characters that is incorporated into a device by its manufacturer and can be used to uniquely identify that device. Different device identifiers vary in how permanent they are, whether they can be reset by users, and how they can be accessed. A given device may have several different unique device identifiers. Unique device identifiers can be used for various purposes, including security and fraud detection, syncing services such as a user’s email inbox, remembering the user’s preferences and providing relevant advertising.