Last Updated 02/17/2020
"You" or "Your" means you as a visitor or user of the Merit Financial Trust website. "We" or "Our" or "Us" means Merit Financial Trust. "Our site" or "Our Website" means Merit Financial Trust.
All information transmitted, printed or otherwise submitted to Merit Financial Trust via this website shall be deemed to be the property of Merit Financial Trust and Merit Financial Trust shall be free to use such information for any lawful purpose as detailed herein.
Our website may contain links to other sites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
We reserve the right to release such information to law enforcement or other governmental officials as we, in our sole and absolute discretion, deem necessary to comply with the law.
We automatically collect and/or track the following:
If you communicate with us via e-mail or via the "Contact Us" section, we will keep those messages, as well as a record of our responses. We protect this information in the same way that we protect telephone and mail communications.
We keep your information for as long as your account is active. We will retain your information as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and to enforce our agreements.
We use your personal, demographic and profile data to enhance your experience at our site and to enable us to present content we think you might be interested in. We use your contact information to send you information about our company and promotional material from our partners. We may also use your personal, demographic and profile data to improve our site, for statistical analysis, for marketing and promotional purposes, and for editorial or feedback purposes for our advertisers. Information collected by us may be added to our databases and used for future e-mails or postal mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, and/or status of orders placed online.
If you choose to provide personal information, it will be used for the following purposes:
We reserve the right to share, rent, sell, or otherwise disclose data we collect to third parties. Any third party we share, rent, sell, or otherwise disclose data to will be carefully pre-screened by us, determined by us to be reputable, and will use the personal data for marketing products and services which we determine, in our sole judgment, that you might find of interest.
In a manner similar to virtually all commercial or business websites we use "Cookies" to store information. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browsers help file.
We set a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you don't have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some areas of our site will be limited.
Site uses a variety of security technologies to protect your personal information. When information is transmitted over the internet we protect through use of encryption, such as the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol. No method of transmission, over the internet, or mode of storage, is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee its 100% security. If false or inaccurate information is provided, the information will be passed on to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
We comply with all Federal Laws against discrimination. We do not offer our services for minors. The information and services provided to us, our affiliates, sponsors, advertisers, or other third parties are not intended to be viewed or offered to minors. No information collected from minors is knowingly used for any marketing, promotional, or other purposes whatsoever.