In an effort to best provide users with a variety of current and future services, Melange.Vision may collect information regarding site users. This information may, in some cases, be personally identifiable. Melange.Vision’s primary goal in collecting any information is to provide its site users and, more broadly, current and future customers with solutions custom tailored to their unique site experience and business/organizational needs.
This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. Melange.Vision may gather certain information about its site users in non-personally identifiable ways. This information may be compiled and analyzed on either or both a unique or aggregated basis. Examples of this type of information may include the site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) tied to user activity, which URL users may go to next, what browsers users are using to access the site, or users Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the internet. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the internet. Networks like the internet use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to a user or organization whenever accessing the internet. This allows web servers to locate and identify users or organizations activities online. Melange.Vision may use this type of information to identify and assess things such as the geographic regions site traffic is coming from, or after making certain updates to site information, user interest, generally via analytics such as traffic to certain areas of the site.
Melange.Vision does not collect any personally identifiable information about users unless this information has been provided voluntarily. Users provide certain Personally identifiable information to Melange.Vision when doing things such as: (a) registering for services; (b) sending email messages, submit forms or transmitting other information via the site or similar means. Melange.Vision may also collect information from user at other points on our site that state that such information is being collected.
In addition, Melange.Vision may also collect, or via third-parties may collect, certain non-personally identifiable information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. Melange.Vision may use users IP address to diagnose problems with its servers, software, to administer its site or to gather other things such as demographic information. Melange.Visions third-party partners will also provide Melange.Vision things such as summaries used for the purposes described previously in regards to non-personally identifiable information.
Melange.Vision will primarily use the personally identifiable information uses provide to provide services and enhance the user experience for site users. This may be as required through various agreements Melange.Vision is a party to, or simply to provide the best level of service possible. Melange.Vision may also use personally identifiable information provided by its site users to enhance the operation of the site, generally, improve targeted marketing and promotional efforts, perform statistical analysis, improve product and service offerings, and/or customize the site’s content, layout, services, etc. Melange.Vision may use personally identifiable information to deliver information to users or to contact user regarding administrative notices. Melange.Vision may also use personally identifiable information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems or enforce agreements, including any Terms and Conditions, including this Private Policy.
Melange.Vision does not generally sell, trade, or rent any personally identifiable information provided by its site users to others. Melange.Vision does provide some services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. Melange.Vision and its service partners may use personally identifiable information provided by its site users to operate the site itself and to develop and deliver products or services. Melange.Vision strongly encourages its service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of personally identifiable information provided by site users to Melange.Vision, is generally governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and may not be subject to Melange.Vision’s control.
Occasionally Melange.Vision may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information submitted by its site users to the appropriate governmental authorities. Melange.Vision may disclose personally identifiable information provided by its site users upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. Melange.Vision’s policy is to fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use its services for illegal activities. Melange.Vision reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that Melange.Vision in good faith believe to be unlawful. Melange.Vision may also provide non-personally identifiable information to third parties such as advertisers, but these statistics generally do not include any personally identifiable information.
Melange.Vision believes users should be able to access and edit, where applicable, the personally identifiable information that they have provided via the site. User may change any of users Personally identifiable information in users account.
Melange.Vision encourages users to promptly update personally identifiable information previously provided if any modifications are necessary. Users may request to have the information previously provided deleted or removed; however, because Melange.Vision keeps track of past transactions, user cannot delete information associated with past transactions on this site. Additionally, it may be impossible for Melange.Vision to completely delete users’ information. Reasonable efforts will be made upon request, but Melange.Vision is unable to offer any sort of assurance or guarantee that such information will be deleted.
Melange.Vision may, from time to time, send users emails regarding our products and services. The user may contact Melange.Vision if
they no longer wish to receive such communications.
Users also have choices with respect to cookies (described in more detail below). Users may adjust browser preferences to limit how cookies are utilized. If site users choose to reject some all cookies, it is possible that some parts of the site may not work as intended.
Site users can be assured that their personally identifiable information is secured in a manner consistent with current industry standards. Melange.Vision acknowledges the importance of securing all personally identifiable information. Melange.Vision protects its site users personally identifiable information in several ways. Access by user to users personally identifiable information is available through a password and unique user ID. Melange.Vision recommends that users do not divulge their password to anyone (including sharing with their partners). In addition, users personally identifiable information resides on a secure server that only selected Melange.Vision personnel and contractors have access. Melange.Vision encrypts users personally identifiable information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure. While Melange.Vision strives to protect its site users personally identifiable information, user acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the internet which are beyond Melange.Visions control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any information or data exchanged between user and Melange.Vision through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.
Melange.Vision may store cookies on its site users’ computers in order to facilitate and customize the site users use of the site. A cookie is a small data text file, which an internet site stores on users’ computers (if the site users web browser is configured in such a way as to allow it) that can later be retrieved to identify some details about the user and their interactions on the site. Melange.Visions cookies may store such things as randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where users are located, and users first name to welcome user back to our site. The cookies may make users use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly and help Melange.Vision to maintain additional security. User are always free to decline cookies, but in doing so some aspects of the site may not work as intended.
Melange.Vision may use third parties such as ad serving companies to things such as display banner advertisements on the site. As part of these services, a third party may place a separate cookie on users’ computers. Melange.Vision will not, in most cases, provide any third party ad server with any of users personally identifiable information or information. Melange.Vision and its third parties may collect and use non-personally identifiable information in the same fashion as described above.
Site users must be at least 18 years old. Melange.Vision does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors that are under 18 years of age.
Users should also be aware that when personally identifiable information is voluntarily disclosed (i.e. username, email address, etc.) in any sort of discussion forums or other public areas that may exist now, or at any point in the future on this site; that information, along with any information disclosed in users’ communication, may be collected and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from those third parties. Such activities submitted publicly are beyond the control of Melange.Vision and this Policy does not apply to such information. Any submissions to any public areas on this site are accepted with the understanding that they are accessible to all third parties. If users do not want comments to be available publicly for use by third parties’ unknown to Melange.Vision, users are strongly advised not to make any such submissions. Ultimately, users of the site are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of users’ password and/or account information.
ATTN: Compliance Officer, Risk & Control
401 North 3rd Street, Suite 550
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Users may also contact us by email at Privacy@Melange.Vision