1.3 For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is NetThis
Limited of Summer House, 7 Troy Rise, Morley, Leeds, LS27 8JH. "Data" and "Personal Data" have
the meanings given to them in the Act.
out the basis on which any Personal Data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be
processed by us.
1.5 Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your
personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting the website, you are accepting and consenting to
the practices described in this policy. If you have any questions at all about this policy or the
website or mobile Product, please email support [@] shopmerit.com.
1.6 Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Mr Joseph Gourvenec.
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
2.1 We will collect and process the following Data about you:
a) Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in
forms on the website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes
provide when you register to use the website, subscribe to our service, search for a
product, place an order on the website, participate in discussion boards or other social
media functions on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, click and use links
provided throughout, use and engage with the website in any way and when you report a
problem with the website. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail
address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and
b) Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to the website we
will automatically collect the following information:
(i) technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to
connect your computer or alternative device to the Internet, your login information,
browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions,
operating system and platform.
(ii) information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators
("URL"), clickstream to, through and from the website (including date and time),
products you viewed or searched for' page response times, download errors, length of
visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks,
and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number
used to call our customer service number.
c) Information we receive from other sources. This is information we receive about you if
you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are
working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners,
sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics
providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies). We will notify you when
we receive information about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that
2.2 A full list of all information we collect from you can be found here: email address, first name, surname, postcode, password "stored securely" and username.
3.USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
3.1 We use information held about you in the following ways:
(a) Information you give to us. We will use this information:
(ii) to provide you with information about other goods and services that are similar to
those that you have already purchased, enquired about or otherwise engaged with;
(iii) to notify you about changes to the website; and
(iv) to ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner
for you and for your computer or internet enabled device.
3.2 Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
(a) to administer the website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data
analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
(b) to improve the website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner
for you and for your computer or internet enabled device;
(c) to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to
(d) as part of our efforts to keep the website safe and secure;
(e) to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others,
and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
(f) to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of the website about
goods or services that may interest you or them.
3.3 Information we receive from other sources. We will combine this information with information you
give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined
information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
4. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
4.1 We will disclose your personal information to third parties:
(a) to give effect to clause 3.1 above;
(b) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose
your Personal Data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
(c) if we are acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Data held by it about its
customers will be one of the transferred assets.
(d) if we are under a duty to disclose or share your Personal Data in order to
website, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and
organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
5. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
5.1 By submitting your Personal Data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will
take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Data is treated securely and in accordance
5.2 All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will
be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password
which enables you to access certain parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping this
password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
5.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.
Although we will do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your
Data transmitted to the website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your
information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised
5.4 We use all reasonable efforts not to disclose, use or collect Personal Data from children under
13 years of age. If you believe your child has provided us with any Personal Data by registering on
6. YOUR RIGHTS
6.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your Personal Data for marketing purposes. We will
usually inform you (before collecting your Data) if we intend to use your Data for such purposes or
if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise
your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes in the account area where you can
control your Data options and where required on the forms we use to collect your Data. You can also
exercise the right at any time by contacting us using the contact details set out in the terms of
6.2 Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the sites of our partner networks,
advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these
websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability
for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any Personal Data to these
6.3 Please refer to www.dataprotection.gov.uk for further information about your rights under the
Act. You have the right to receive a copy of the information we hold about you by sending a request
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7.2 For more information about Cookies and how they are used please refer to
appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes