"Personal Information" means information that identifies you or could reasonably be used to identify you and which is submitted to and/or collected by Meril Life Science Web sites and maintained by Meril Life Science in an accessible form. Examples of personal information include your name, your postal address, and your phone number.
HOW DOES MERIL LIFE SCIENCE COLLECT INFORMATION ONLINE?
Meril Life Science collects information in two ways:
Personal Information you submit in our contact forms: Meril Life Science gathers private information that you enter on Meril Life Science websites in data areas into data fields on Meril Life Science Web sites. For example, you may submit your names, postal address, e-mail address, and/or other information in order to receive information about various subjects, register for Meril Life Science programs, contact Meril Life Science customer service or respond to Meril Life Science surveys and forms. To protect your privacy, you should not provide Meril Life Science with any information that is not specifically requested or that you do not wish to share.
Passive Collection of Unidentifiable Information: Meril Life Science Web sites may collect information about your visits to Meril Life Science Web sites without you actively submitting such information. Unidentifiable information may be collected using various technologies, such as cookies, Internet tags, and web beacons. Your Internet browser automatically transmits to Meril Life Science Web sites some of this unidentifiable information, such as the URL of the Web site you just visited and the browser version your computer is operating. Passive information collection technologies can make your use of Meril Life Science Web sites easier by allowing Meril Life Science to provide better service, customize sites based on consumer preferences, compile statistics, analyze trends, and otherwise administer and improve Meril Life Science Web sites. Certain features of Meril Life Science Web sites may not work without the use of passive information collection technologies. Information collected by these technologies cannot be used to identify you without additional identifiable information.
IN WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES MIGHT MERIL LIFE SCIENCE COLLECT AND USE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Meril Life Science will use the personal information you provide through Meril Life Science Web sites to respond to your questions and to provide you with efficient customer service. After you have entered personal information into a form or data field on a Meril Life Science Web site, Meril Life Science may use certain identifying technologies to allow that Web site to "remember" your personal preferences, such as sections of that Web site that you visit frequently and, if you choose, your user ID. We may also use this personal information for other business purposes, such as to offer you the opportunity to receive notices regarding Meril Life Science’s products or services or to invite you to participate in surveys about our products.
DOES MERIL LIFE SCIENCE CONSOLIDATE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Meril Life Science may consolidate the personal information of customers who use Meril Life Science Web sites. We use this information to help us better design Meril Life Science Web sites and Meril Life Science products, to communicate information to you, to enhance our marketing and research activities, and to facilitate other business functions.
WHAT CHOICES DO I HAVE ABOUT HOW MERIL LIFE SCIENCE COLLECTS AND USES PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ME?
You may always limit the amount and type of personal information that Meril Life Science receives about you by choosing not to enter any personal information into forms or data fields on Meril Life Science Web sites. Some of our online services can only be provided to you if you provide us with appropriate personal information. Other parts of Meril Life Science Web sites may ask whether you wish to opt-out or opt into our contact lists for offers, promotions and additional services that may be of interest to you.
You may also be provided with preference questions or preference boxes allowing you to indicate that you do not want Meril Life Science Web sites to use tracking technologies, such, to "remember" your personal information, such as user IDs or mailing addresses, on return visits. However, Meril Life Science Web sites that use tracking technologies to collect unidentifiable information do not generally provide you with the ability to opt-out of the tracking technologies. Some Internet browsers allow you to limit or disable the use of tracking technologies that collect unidentifiable information.
WHO WILL HAVE ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ME?
Personal information can be accessed by a restricted number of Meril Life Science employees, by certain companies, third party processing, storage, etc. with which Meril Life Science may conduct joint programs, and by individuals and entities with whom Meril Life Science contracts to carry out business activities for Meril Life Science. We train our employees about the importance of privacy and how to handle and manage customer data appropriately and securely. Also, it is Meril Life Science’s practice to notify you if you are registering for a program which is conducted in conjunction with another company that may require access to your personal information. In addition, Meril Life Science’s practice is to require its contractors to keep your personal information confidential and to use personal information only to perform functions for Meril Life Science.
DOES MERIL LIFE SCIENCE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES?
As per general rule, Meril Life Science does not share your personal information with third parties, unless it is necessary to conduct a joint program or to carry out a program or activity (such as data storage, analysis or processing) through a contractor/third party. For this purpose, Meril Life Science/third party may transfer his information outside of India. Where required by law, Meril Life Science will not disclose your personal information to third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes, unless you have been provided with an opportunity to opt in to or opt-out of this disclosure.
However, if Meril Life Science sells one of its product lines or divisions, your personal information may be transferred to the buyer so that the buyer can continue to provide you with information and services. If Meril Life Science provides your personal information to individuals and entities which assist us with our business activities, it is Meril Life Science’s practice to require those individuals and entities to keep your personal information confidential and to use your personal information only to perform functions for Meril Life Science. Meril Life Science reserves the right to disclose your personal information to respond to authorized information requests from government authorities, to address national security situations, or when otherwise required by law.
HOW DOES MERIL LIFE SCIENCE SECURE PERSONAL INFORMATION?
It is Meril Life Science’s practice to secure each web page that collects personal information; however, the confidentiality of personal information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. We urge you to exercise caution when transmitting personal information over the Internet, especially personal information related to your health. Meril Life Science cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not gain access to your personal information; therefore, when submitting personal information to Meril Life Science Web sites, you must weigh both the benefits and the risks.
HOW DOES MERIL LIFE SCIENCE PROTECT THE PRIVACY OF CHILDREN?
Meril Life Science does not knowingly collect or use any personal information from children (we define "children" as minors younger than 13) on Meril Life Science Web sites. We do not knowingly allow children to order our products, communicate with us, or use any of our online services. If you are a parent and become aware that your child has provided us with information, please contact us using one of the methods specified below, and we will work with you to address this issue.
HOW MAY I CORRECT PERSONAL INFORMATION OR DELETE IT FROM CURRENT CUSTOMER RECORDS?
You may request to remove your personal information from our current customer records or to amend your personal information. Please notify us of your wishes by contacting us in one of the ways specified below. For our record-keeping purposes, we will retain certain personal information you submit.
HOW CAN I CONTACT MERIL LIFE SCIENCE?
If you have questions about the use, amendment, or deletion of personal information that you have provided to us, or if you would like to opt-out of future communications from an Meril Life Science business or a particular Meril Life Science program, please contact us by clicking on the "Contact Us" link on the Web site you are visiting or by e-mailing us at [email protected]. Alternatively, you may send a letter to the following address:
Meril Corporate Office, Near Bilakhia Stadium,
Muktanand Marg, Chala, Vapi - 396 191,
Email: [email protected]
In all communications to Meril Life Science, please include the email address used for registration (if applicable), the Web site address or the specific Meril Life Science program to which you provided personal information), and a detailed explanation of your request. If you would like to delete or amend your personal information and are contacting us by e-mail, please put the "Deletion Request" or "Amendment Request, as applicable, in the subject line of the e-mail. We will do our best to respond to all reasonable requests in a timely manner.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHETHER MERIL LIFE SCIENCE HAS UPDATED THIS POLICY?