Last Update: September 27, 2023
Mechlynx (the “Company”) is committed to maintaining robust privacy protections for its users.
I. Information We Collect
1. Information collected via Technology.
To activate the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your email address. To use the Service thereafter, you do not need to submit further Personal Information. However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Services, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application.
Cookies and Similar Technologies.
When you view or use the Services, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Services, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our Services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.
We may collect and store your location information, including GPS coordinates, if you enable your mobile device to send it to us. Collection of this information may improve the provision of the Service.
Third Party Web Beacons and Third Party Buttons.
We may also implement third-party content or advertising on the Service that may use clear gifs or other forms of web beacons, which allow the third-party content provider to read and write cookies to your browser in connection with your viewing of the third party content on the Service. Additionally, we may implement third party buttons (such as “like” or “share” buttons) that may allow third parties to collect information about you through such third parties’ browser cookies, even when you do not interact with the button. Information collected through web beacons and buttons is collected directly by these third parties, and Mechlynx does not participate in that data transmission. Information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, and disclosure policies.
2. Types of Information.
In addition to the information provided automatically by your browser when you visit the Site, we collect the information that you provide to us by various means:
If you register to use the Service, then you must provide us with your name, email address, and a password in order to create an account and user profile. Some types of user registrations also require a physical address or location. You may also optionally add other information, such as photos of yourself or, for some types of user registrations, your business or certain vehicles or locations.
When you make payments to or through the Service, you may need to provide Personal Information to our third-party service providers, such as your credit card number and billing address.
We will collect any information you upload or post to or through the Service, including services maintained by us or through the Service. For example, when end-customers interact with shops, by sending messages, the Service will process the information provided in such submissions, to the extent permitted under applicable law. This may also include the information regarding your contacts that you choose to import into the Service.
We will collect any information which you provide to us through your communications e.g., when you communicate with our customer support team.
We will collect any information which you provide to us when you apply for a job with Mechlynx, including your resume and references.
3. Information Provided by Third Parties.
If you are using the Service as an end user of a Customer, we may collect Personal Information about you from our Customers who use the Services with their own end users, often their employees. This information may include your name, email address, and phone number. We may also collect information from our Customers about their end-customers, which information we process on their behalf. We may also receive information about you from public datasets or from industry or business partners, including those that are integrated with the Service.
II. How We Use and Share Information
1. How We Use Personal Information.
We may use Personal Information we collect for the following purposes:
Internal and Service-Related Usage.
We use your Personal Information to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all features of the Service, to provide services and information that you request, to respond to comments and questions and otherwise to provide support to users.
Analytics and Improving the Service.
We use your Personal Information to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our users, to improve the Service, and to develop new products, services, features, and functionality.
We may use your Personal Information to: (i) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Service; (ii) provide customized content and information.
We may de-identify and aggregate information to monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Service and third-party partner activities and to monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
Partners and Vendors.
We use Personal Information collected from our business partners and vendors to manage those relationships.
If you apply for a job at Mechlynx, we may process your Personal Information to evaluate your application.
We may use your Personal Information to enforce our Shop Services Agreements and Terms of Service, to defend our legal rights, to comply with our legal obligations and internal policies.
We also may use your Personal Information as may be described in a notice to you at the time the information is collected, or in any other manner to which you consent.
2. How We Share Information.
Mechlynx affiliates and subsidiaries.
We may disclose Personal Information about you with our affiliates and subsidiaries.
Any Personal Information that you voluntarily choose to include on or through the Service, including information in a publicly accessible area of the Service (such as a public profile page) or information you share with or allow to be shared with other users, will be available to anyone who has access to that content, including other users. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of the other Users who will view and use the posted information.
Vendors and Service Providers.
We work with third party service providers to provide website or application development, hosting, maintenance, and other services for us. These third parties may have access to or process your Personal Information as part of providing those services for us. We limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
If you are using the Service as an end user or end-customer of an Customer, we may disclose information about you to that Customer, such as your name, email address and physical address, in connection with your business relationship with that Customer and as necessary to provide the services you have requested of the Enterprise Customer.
Other Third Parties.
We may also share Personal Information about you with other third parties in the following circumstances:
In Aggregated Form.
We may make certain automatically-collected, aggregated, or otherwise de-identified information available to third parties for various purposes, including (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iii) to assist such parties in understanding our users’ and our Customers’ end-customers’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the Service.
To Comply with Legal Obligations.
We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. copyright law), in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.
To Protect and Enforce Our Rights.
We also reserve the right to disclose your information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (i) take precautions against liability, (ii) protect ourselves or others from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or activity, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, (iv) protect the security or integrity of the Service and any facilities or equipment used to make the Service available, or (v) protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights, property, or safety of others.
In case of Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfer.
Information about our users, our Customers and their end-customers, including Personal Information, may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, or successor or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.
With Your Consent.
We also may disclose your Personal Information as may be described in a notice to you at the time the information is collected, or in any other manner to which you consent.
III. Your Rights and Choices
You may, of course, decline to share certain Personal Information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality of the Service. You may update, correct, or delete your profile information and preferences at any time by accessing your account settings page on the Service. If you are not a registered user of the Service, if you wish to access or amend any other Personal Information we hold about you, or if you would like to request that we delete any information about you that we have obtained from a Customer, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases instantly or within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so, to the extent permitted under applicable law.
If you receive commercial email from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the email. You may also opt-out from receiving commercial email from us, and any other promotional communications that we may send to you from time to time, by sending your request to us by email email@example.com or by writing to us at the address given at the end of this policy. We may allow you to view and modify settings relating to the nature and frequency of promotional communications that you receive from us in user account functionality on the Service.
Please be aware that if you opt-out of receiving commercial email from us or otherwise modify the nature or frequency of promotional communications you receive from us, it may take up to ten business days for us to process your request, and you may receive promotional communications from us that you have opted-out from during that period, unless we are required by applicable law to process your request within a shorter period of time. Additionally, even after you opt-out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding the Service.
Although we may allow you to adjust your privacy settings to limit access to certain Personal Information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on the Service. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of others with whom you may choose to share your information. Further, even after information posted on the Service is removed, caching and archiving services may have saved that information, and others, including third parties, may have copied or stored the information available on the Service. To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, we cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on or transmit to the Service will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Do Not Track.
Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature. Because there is not yet an accepted standard for how to respond to Do Not Track signals, our website does not currently respond to such signals.
IV. How We Protect Information
We use certain physical, managerial, and technical safeguards that are designed to appropriately protect Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, unauthorized alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, misuse, and any other unlawful form of processing of the Personal Information in our possession. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US OR STORE ON THE SERVICE, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ALSO CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS. The foregoing is subject to requirements under applicable law to ensure or warrant information security.
If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may post a notice through the Service if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We take measures to delete your Personal Information or keep it in a form that does not permit identifying you when this information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which we process it, unless we are required by law to keep this information for a longer period. When determining the retention period, we take into account various criteria, such as the type of products and services requested by or provided to you, the nature and length of our relationship with you, possible re-enrolment with our products or services, the impact on the services we provide to you if we delete some information from or about you, mandatory retention periods provided by law and the statute of limitations.
V. Third Party Services
VI. Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Our Service is not directed to children under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 16 without obtaining parental consent. If you are under 16 years of age, please do not use or access the Service at any time or in any manner. If we learn that Personal Information has been collected on the Service from persons under 16 years of age and without verifiable parental consent, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under 16 years of age has obtained an account on the Service, then you may alert us at email@example.com and request that we delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.
VII. Data Transfers
The Service is hosted in the United States and is intended for users located within the United States. If you choose to use the Service from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your Personal Information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing. Also, we may transfer your data from the U.S. to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Service. By providing any information, including Personal Information, on or to the Service, you consent to such transfer, storage, and processing.
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