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PRIVACY POLICY

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. The following privacy policy explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. The information herein pertains to MerKadoTeknia  Research and its subsidiaries (MerKadoTeknia  Technology, MerKadoTeknia  Facilities, and MerKadoTeknia  IP). By accessing MerKadoTeknia  Research’s websites, you consent to this privacy policy.

The Information We Collect

MerKadoTeknia  Research collects a wide range of information depending on what product or service is involved and depending on the information needs. Here are some examples of the types of personal information we may collect and how we may use it.

Through our Merkaconsulting Website (http://www.merkaconsulting.com), we collect basic contact information from customers, such as contact name, email, address, and telephone. We also collect information regarding project bids and requests for product information.

Through our MerKadoTeknia  Panel Website (http://merkaconsulting.com/mkt-panel/), we collect information for individuals who desire to enroll in the MerKadoTeknia  Research participant database. Individuals who wish to participate must provide, at a minimum, first/last name, address, phone, email, age and gender in order to participate in our nationwide panel. Additional information, such as ethnicity, health information, income, and other demographic background data helps MerKadoTeknia  place participants into the correct research studies, but is not required.

Customer information is typically retained for five years, but can vary based on activity in our panel and obligations within research projects. Areas of our websites that collect personal information use industry standard secure socket layer encryption (SSL); however, to take advantage of this your browser must support SSL encryption protection. Most modern browsers support this method natively. Our websites may use a technology called a “cookie”. A cookie is a piece of information that our webserver sends to your computer (actually to your browser file) when you access a website. Then when you come back our site will detect whether you have one of our cookies on your computer. Our cookies help provide additional functionality to the site and help us analyze site usage more accurately.

Our sites are not intended for, or designed to attract, individuals under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know is an individual under the age of 18 without explicit parental or guardian consent. Our sites do not accept any electronic payments for any services rendered.

The Way We Use Information

The data collected on our MerKadoTeknia  Research Website is used by MerKadoTeknia  Research to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products and services for you. MerKadoTeknia Research will not sell, distribute, or otherwise release any personal information it collects to any third party. The data collected on our MerKadoTeknia  Panel website is used to place participants in research studies conducted on behalf of our clients. Although certain information collected is shared with our clients, MerKadoTeknia  will never release full contact information or otherwise sell, distribute or release this information without express permission from participants invited to join research events. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if it becomes necessary by law or legal process for MerKadoTeknia  Research to disclose your personal information, we may do so upon the determination that such disclosure is legally necessary or appropriate. In addition, in the event of reorganization, merger, or sale, we may transfer any and all personal information to the relevant third party. From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, or for our internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis and research. We may also use this information to send you announcements on the latest news, products, and updates from MerKadoTeknia  Research. If you do not wish to receive these periodic announcements, you may opt out by sending an email to info@merkaconsulting.com at any time indicating your desire to opt out. You may also contact us by mail at:

MerKadoTeknia  Research and Consulting, LLC Privacy Team
4141 Pinnacle Suite 220

El Paso, TX 79912
United States

 

Reporting Honorarium and Tax Information

If you participate in a survey that pays an incentive, MerKadoTeknia  Research may have an obligation to report your incentive payments. By participating in a market research survey, you are permitting us to disclose your earned incentive as appropriate to comply with all laws and other reporting requirements. IRS regulations require us to report incentives issued to individuals that exceed $600 in a tax year via the Form 1099-MISC. You will be sent this form once you have been issued $600 or more in incentives in a tax year and must return it to the IRS with your tax return.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place certain physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard the information we collect online.

How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information

You can request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect by contacting us at info@merkaconsulting.com.  Should you wish to remove all personal information, please notify us at the same address (info@merkaconsulting.com). This pertains to both the MerKadoTeknia  Research website and MerKadoTeknia  Panel database. We will process your request within 45 days. If we are unable to process your request within 45 days, we will tell you when we are able to provide access. In the unlikely event that we are unable to grant you access, we will explain why we cannot do so.

Third-Party Sites and Services

Our websites, products and services may contain links or references to third-party websites, products, or services. Information collected by third parties is governed by their privacy practices, and we encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

Enforcement

MerKadoTeknia  Research and Consulting, LLC utilizes a self-assessment approach to assure compliance with this privacy policy and periodically verifies that the policy is accurate, comprehensive for the information intended to be covered, prominently displayed, completely implemented and accessible and in conformity with the principles. We encourage interested persons to raise any concerns using the contact information provided and we will investigate and attempt to resolve any complaints and disputes regarding use and disclosure of personal information in accordance with the principles.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please email us at info@merkaconsulting.com. You may also contact us by mail at:

MerKadoTeknia  Research & Consulting Privacy Team
4141 Pinnacle Suite 220
El Paso, TX 79902
United States

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our policy at any time by providing updated information on this page. This policy was last modified on January 5, 2017. We may update this Web site Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do update it, for your convenience, we will make the updated policy available on this page.