Last Updated October 2010
metatagonline.com (“Meta Tag”) values the privacy and security of the information that you share with us. This Privacy Statement applies to information collected through www.metatagonline.com (the “website”). This Privacy Statement also applies to other information Meta Tag receives in the United States from Europe. This Statement describes how Meta Tag collects, uses, shares, protects, or otherwise processes your personal information. By using this website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement.
Meta Tag is self-certified with the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program. Meta Tag adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access, and Enforcement for personal information received from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and Switzerland.
Meta Tag collects personal information to set up and manage accounts for our ecommerce services and to handle orders of goods and services from Meta Tag.
You may need to provide Meta Tag with personal information such as:
Meta Tag uses such information for:
Meta Tag may also collect background information and credit checks from third parties to verify your identity; deter, detect, and prevent fraud and illegal activity; make business decisions; and as a part of our legal obligations. Meta Tag retains such information for as long as reasonably required for business purposes or as reasonably required to comply with our legal obligations.
Meta Tag collects information from you to post entries to our community website or forums. Such information may include your email address, Internet Protocol address, user name, date and time of signup, and date and time of posts to the forum.
Meta Tag uses this information for the secure and efficient functioning of our website, to provide you with access to our community site, to detect and prevent violations of our legal agreements, and as part of any legal obligations related to our community website.
Meta Tag collects information on each transaction conducted through our website. Such information may include the amount of the transaction; the goods purchased; the identity of the supplier, affiliate, and customer; payment type; currency; location; Internet Protocol address; and websites visited.
Meta Tag uses such information for refunds, for customer service, for website optimization, or for other administrative or business purposes. Meta Tag may share information related to the transactions you conduct through our website with suppliers, affiliates, or customers for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Statement. Meta Tag retains transaction information for as long as reasonably required for business purposes or as reasonably required to comply with our legal obligations.
Meta Tag also collects information involving customer service correspondence. This information may include emails, internet chats, faxes, or telephone calls directed to our customer service centers. Meta Tag processes this information to provide customer service, handle complaints or disputes, measure and improve our customer service, detect and prevent fraud, and detect and prevent violations of our legal agreements. Meta Tag retains customer service information for as long as reasonably required for business purposes or as reasonably required to comply with our legal obligations.
Meta Tag collects information related to your use of our website using cookies, web beacons, and log information.
Web beacons are objects embedded into web pages that allow us to determine whether and for how long users view web pages. We use web beacons for site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, auditing and reporting, personalization, and other functions.
Log information may include web requests, Internet Protocol address, operating system, browser type, browser language, date and time of your request, and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. Meta Tag uses this information to enhance the functionality of the website and to make your access more convenient, secure, and efficient.
Meta Tag also uses information gathered from logs, cookies, and web beacons to monitor website performance; improve website design, functionality, and security; and assemble web analytics and activity trends. Meta Tag retains such information for as long as reasonably required for business purposes or as reasonably required to comply with our legal obligations.
You may stop your browser from accepting cookies or web beacons. The Help portion of your browser should explain how to configure your browser’s cookie handling. Your browser may have add-ons that may help you block web beacons. You may have limited functionality if you block cookies or web beacons set by our website.
We will seek your consent prior to using your personal information in a manner incompatible with the purposes we described in our Privacy Statement at the time of collection. You may choose not to provide any personal information to Meta Tag, in which case we will be unable to provide services to you.
At your request, we will provide you with reasonable access to your personal information, so that you can review what we have stored and, if you choose, request corrections to it. You may request access by writing to us at the address listed in the Contact Information section below. After you request access, we will provide the personal information that you request as soon as practically possible and generally no later than thirty days following the request. If you wish to correct your personal information, please send us a written explanation of the particular information that you believe should be corrected. Where information will not or cannot be accessed or amended, we will tell you the reasons.
Meta Tag stores, collects, and otherwise processes information mainly in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.
Meta Tag combines technical and physical safeguards with employee policies and procedures to protect your information. We work to protect your personal information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer software, which encrypts the information that you provide online at our website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information. We will also continue to assess new technology for protecting information and upgrade our information security systems when appropriate.
Further, we permit only authorized Meta Tag employees and third parties to access any personal information. If an employee misuses personal information, we may take disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. If any third party individual or organization misuses personal information, we will take action, up to and including termination of any agreement between Meta Tag and that individual or organization.
Meta Tag processes personal information only for the purposes it was originally collected and in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Meta Tag takes commercially reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data is relevant, reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete, and current for the purposes for which it is used. Meta Tag retains information for as long as reasonably required for business purposes or as reasonably required to comply with our legal obligations.
Meta Tag does not sell products for purchase by children, but we do sell children’s products for purchase by adults. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, do not share personal information with us.
We may send you information about our products and services. You may log into the Profile Center and update your Preferences to stop receiving this information. You may also opt out of Meta Tag’s marketing list or update your information by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Meta Tag may amend this Privacy Statement on one or more occasions by posting a revised statement on this website or a similar website that replaces this website. Meta Tag will amend this Privacy Statement in a manner consistent with the Safe Harbor Principles.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Statement by using the address listed in the Contact Information section below. We will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints or disputes regarding personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. For complaints that have not been satisfactorily addressed, you may use the BBB EU Safe Harbor Program and file a complaint on the web or file a complaint by contacting:
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
BBB EU Safe Harbor
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Meta Tag elected to use the self-assessment method for verifying its compliance with the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.
If you have questions or concerns related to this Privacy Statement, you may contact us by email at email@example.com