This Privacy Notice describes the manner in which Secure Merger LLC and its affiliates (collectively “Secure Merger”) collect, use, maintain, and disclose information from users of our websites ( e.g., SecureMerger.com, Cybersecurity.FM, IncidentResponseTeam.com ) (collectively, “Websites”) and from the use of our products and the performance of our services (our “Offerings”). For purposes of this Notice, the terms “user,” “customer”, “you” and “your” are meant to refer to the individuals about whom we may collect data, and at times may be used within the Notice interchangeably. This Privacy Notice does not pertain to personal information of Secure Merger employees.
Secure Merger Websites provide Internet based access for users to learn about Secure Merger and its Offerings and to communicate with Secure Merger and with others. Secure Merger web portals that may exist within our Offerings (“Web Portals”) provide customers with Internet based access to our Offerings. When an individual uses our Websites and Web Portals, Secure Merger gathers information, some of which is personal information. Information collected and used by Secure Merger may include, among other things, the Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser information, device ID, the type of computer and technical information about a user’s means of connection to our Websites or Web Portals, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. From users who are required to login to gain access to a particular Website feature or Web Portal, we collect usernames, passwords, and other login credentials that are used for the purpose of verifying user authorization to access the feature or Offering.
We may use the information, including personal information, that we collect from users of our Websites and Web Portals for a number of reasons, including but not limited to the following purposes: operate, secure, support, personalize, improve our Websites, provide information, provide offerings, provide blogs, run promotions, run contest, surveys, send emails, recruit, analyze, and marketing.
We may transfer or provide access to personal information obtained through our Websites to individuals or companies that help us provide, operate, support, maintain, secure, and improve our Websites and Offerings.
If you opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include Secure Merger news, updates, related product or service information, and other Secure Merger related information. We may also associate any personal information you submit, including email addresses, with information collected about you through other means. We include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails.
Accessing our blog will load cookies that are necessary for displaying content and enabling user interaction. If you make posts to our blogs, your words and identity are made available to other people using the blog. We are under no obligation to publish, maintain, or retain any of your posts. If you provide us with feedback about our company, Offerings, or Websites, we consider this to be freely given and we may use your feedback without compensation or attribution to you. Our Websites use Google Analytics.
Secure Merger has numerous Offerings, including but not limited to platform, cloud-based subscription services, professional services, and more. Most of the information Secure Merger collects through its Offerings is metadata, for example, data about how and when a device or network is being used, login times and attempts, registry keys, types and versions of operating systems, browsers, and information about software applications. Some of the data we collect may be considered personal information depending on the laws of the location where it is collected, such as IP addresses. We only use the data that we collect through our Offerings to help improve our capabilities. If you are a user of one of our Offerings, we will obtain the personal information you provide us during the sales and fulfillment process. We may use personal information collected such as name, phone number, mailing address, and email address to contact you and to provide you with Offerings, send you an invoice, perform accounting, auditing and collection activities, answer questions, provide support and tell you about other Offerings. We may transfer personal information to companies that help us provide our service. Transfers to subsequent third parties are covered by the agreements with our customers.
The security of customer data and your personal information is not only important to us, it is our mission. We adopt data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of customer data and your personal information. We follow generally accepted practices to protect customer data and the personal information collected and submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. If you have questions about the security of your personal information collected through our Offerings or Websites, you can contact us here: https://securemerger.com/contact/.
We will retain your personal information for as long as needed to fulfill the purpose for which we collected it and for a reasonable period thereafter in order to comply with audit, contractual, or legal requirements. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We may retain aggregated or de-identified data indefinitely or to the extent allowed by applicable law. We may retain personal information preserved in automatically generated computer back up or archival copies generated in the ordinary course of our information technology systems procedures.
You may request Secure Merger provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information received or transferred from the EU and/or Switzerland in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework. You may also request us to correct, update, amend, or remove your personal information that you know or have reason to believe is in our possession by emailing us or by contacting us by postal mail. When contacting us, please provide us with detailed information about the personal information you are requesting we correct, update, amend, or remove, and the time frame and manner in which you believe we came to collect it. We will respond to your request within a reasonable time frame. If we obtained your personal information from a customer or third party acting on your behalf, you should contact the company or person you provided your information to. In certain circumstances, we may be required by law, our auditors, or other legitimate business purposes to keep information about you. You can learn more about Privacy Shield here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
We do not sell or trade the personal information we collect from our Websites. We may share aggregated demographic information regarding visitors and users of our Websites with our affiliates, business partners, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. When we collect personal information through our Offerings, it is made available to the Secure Merger customer who was the source of the information. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business; provide, support, maintain, or secure our Offerings and our Websites; or administer activities on our behalf, such as marketing campaigns. It may be necessary to provide or allow access to your personal information to these third party service providers for those purposes. In addition, we provide information regarding our business to our auditors and legal counsel and, in some cases, that information may contain personal information, but they may only use it for the purpose of providing their professional services.
Secure Merger may update this Privacy Notice at any time to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make significant changes in how we use your personal information, we will notify you by email if feasible or by means of a notice on this Website. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
Except to the extent otherwise specified in a specific agreement with you, such as for specific products and services, the terms of this Notice shall govern. By using our Offerings and Websites, you are agreeing to our practices described in this Notice, which includes the collection and use of your personal information worldwide. Your continued use of our Offerings and Websites following the posting of changes to this Privacy Notice will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.