How We Collect and Use Information
We collect the following types of information about you:
Information you provide us directly
We ask for certain information such as your username, real name, birth date, address, phone number and email address when you register for a Meraki Diaries account, or if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the Service, and may collect information you provide in User Content you post to the website. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the website.
Information we may receive from third parties
We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites or Service through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,” adding the Meraki Diaries website, linking your account to the Meraki Diaries website, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Meraki Diaries. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service. If you allow us access to your friends list, your friends’ user IDs, and your connection to those friends, may be used and stored to make your experience more social, and to allow you to invite your friends to use our website as well as provide you with updates if and when your friends join Meraki Diaries. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to Meraki Diaries website.
We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the website. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.
Log file information
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the website. When you use our website, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.
Clear gifs/web beacons information
When you use the website, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the website.
When you access the website by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Meraki Diaries. A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the website. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the website Some features of the website may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.
When you access the website by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the website. Some features of the website, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.
Commercial and marketing communications
We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your preferences. We also use your information to send you website-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the website, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of website-related emails.
Use of certain service type information we collect about you
Sharing of Your Information
We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside Meraki Diaries and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:
Who can see User Content: Any User Content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the website becomes available to the public and cannot be removed, except by Meraki Diaries in its sole discretion. Once posted on Meraki Diaries, User Content may not be removable from public view, as copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the website, on other sites that have republished them, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your User Content to be available to the public, please don’t post it on Meraki Diaries.
Who can see your IP address: If you post User Content on the website while not logged in, your IP address will be published with your User Content in order to attribute your contribution to the website. A selection of Trusted Users with administrative powers on Meraki Diaries have the ability to review IP addresses of users to reduce abusive behaviour. Any third party service embedded on Meraki Diaries such as an advertiser, video provider, social network or other third party will also have access to your IP address.
Who can see your email address: If you enter an email address, you will enable communication from Meraki Diaries and other Users. If you reply to users or participate in group Meraki Diaries activities such as meetups, your email address will be shared with these users. In addition, some email addresses such as email@example.com forward to a group of Trusted Users, who will use your email address to reply to the email.
What happens in the event of a change of control
We may buy or sell/divest/transfer the company (including any shares in the company), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the website may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolution, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the company.
Instances where we are required to share your information
Sharing certain service type information we collect about you
We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Collect and Use Information.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.
Ads on Meraki Diaries
For example, Google uses DART cookies in order to deliver ads to you through the website. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to the website and previous websites that you may have visited. Other advertising networks also use similar cookies, clear gifs, or other mechanisms to deliver targeted advertising to you through the website. You may opt out of use of Google’s DART cookie and cookies placed by Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) certified ad networks here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. Opting out of these cookies will be effective not only on the website, but on all websites with NAI certified advertising networks. However, these opt-outs will be ineffective on networks that are not NAI certified.
Please note that an advertiser may ask Meraki Diaries to show an ad to a certain audience of Users (e.g., based on demographics or other interests). In that situation, Meraki Diaries or our Partners determines the target audience and Meraki Diaries serves the advertising to that audience and only provides anonymous data to the advertiser. If you respond to such an ad, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach.
To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness, Meraki Diaries may embed code from third parties on the website. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, Instagram, AOL, and others. These third parties may collect information about you including IP address, cookies in ways Meraki Diaries does not control.
How We Store and Protect Your Information
Storage and Processing
Keeping your information safe
Meraki Diaries cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the website including storing it in encrypted form. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from Meraki Diaries , at all times. However, Meraki Diaries cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Meraki Diaries or guarantee that information on the website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to the Meraki Diaries Service, such as social networks. Meraki Diaries is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
Compromise of information
In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Meraki Diaries will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Your Choices about Your Information
We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of website-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the website, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising
Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Meraki Diaries or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the website, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the website. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at email@example.com.
How long we keep your private profile information
Following termination of your User account, Meraki Diaries may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, any information that you choose to make public on the service may not be removable.
Meraki Diaries does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The website and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links to Other Websites and Services
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Copyright license – Meraki Diaries grants to you a worldwide non-exclusive royalty-free revocable license to:
View this website and the material on this website on a computer or mobile device via a web browser.
Copy and store this website and the material on this website in your web browser cache memory.
Print pages from this website for your own personal and non-commercial use.
Use the pages of this website for the positive promotion of Meraki Diaries.
Meraki Diaries does not grant you any other rights in relation to this website or its content, all other rights are reserved.
For the avoidance of doubt, you must not adapt, edit, change, transform, publish, republish, distribute, redistribute, broadcast, rebroadcast this website or the material on this website, in any form or media, without prior written permission from Meraki Diaries.
Data mining – The automated and/or systematic collection of data from this website is prohibited.
Permission – Permission to use the website content can be requested by contacting Meraki Diaries.
Enforcement of copyright – Meraki Diaries takes the protection of its copyright very seriously. If Meraki Diariesdiscovers that you have used its copyright materials in contravention of this license, Meraki Diaries may bring legal proceedings against you seeking monetary damages and an injunction to stop you using those materials. You could also be ordered to pay legal costs. If you become aware of any use of Meraki Diaries copyright materials that contravenes or may contravene the license above, please contact Meraki Diaries.
Infringing material – If you become aware of any material on the website that you believe infringes your own or any other person’s copyright, please contact Meraki Diaries.
Contacting us – If you have any questions about this Copyright notice, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.
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modify or copy the materials;
use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Meraki Diariesweb site;
remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Meraki Diariesat any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
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In no event shall Meraki Diaries or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Meraki Diaries Internet site, even if Meraki Diaries or a Meraki Diaries authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on Meraki Diaries web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Meraki Diariesdoes not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Meraki Diaries may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Meraki Diariesdoes not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
Meraki Diarieshas not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Meraki Diaries of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.