Merging Markets Inc. ("AppMerge") operates appmerge.com and may operate other websites. It is AppMerge's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, AppMerge 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. AppMerge's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how AppMerge's visitors use its website. From time to time, AppMerge may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
AppMerge also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on appmerge.com blogs/sites. AppMerge 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 AppMerge's websites choose to interact with AppMerge in ways that require AppMerge to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that AppMerge gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at appmerge.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with AppMerge are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, AppMerge collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with AppMerge. AppMerge 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.
AppMerge may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. AppMerge may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, AppMerge does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
AppMerge 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 AppMerge's behalf or to provide services available at AppMerge's 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 AppMerge's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. AppMerge 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, AppMerge discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when AppMerge believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of AppMerge, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an AppMerge website and have supplied your email address, AppMerge 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 AppMerge 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. AppMerge takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If AppMerge, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that AppMerge 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 AppMerge may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
At http://www.appmerge.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit http://www.appmerge.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
We also use third party advertisements on http://www.appmerge.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick DART cookies We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.