At Meridian Outpost, we are committed to protecting your privacy
our firm commitment to protecting the privacy of our shoppers. Our store allows you to
buy products and services, receive special discounts, fill out
surveys, and receive newsletters, e-mails or other promotional information from us. We
use the information that we collect about you to fulfill your product and service purchases
and to create a more personalized online experience. This is just a brief overview, so
This Policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. Except as
of information we collect from you. For some services, we collect and transfer personal
information to a service provider you have selected. You may
also visit our Trusted Partners who may collect and use your personal information. We
encourage you to ask questions and to be very cautious before you disclose your personal
information to others. Questions regarding this Policy
should be directed to email@example.com or
may also be contacted directly at the following address:
Privacy Compliance Officer
P.O. Box 35541
Syracuse, NY 13235-0541
What information does Meridian Outpost collect from you?
In order to better provide you with numerous products and
services, Meridian Outpost collects two types of information
about its visitors: Personally Identifiable Information and
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal
in collecting information from you is to provide you with
a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using
Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. Personal
information is requested when you order a product or service, enter contests or sweepstakes,
fill out surveys, and send us feedback. This information might include your name, billing
address, shipping address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card or other payment
information, and product details. With this information, Meridian Outpost can fill your
orders and better provide you with personalized services.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual.
We gather certain information about you based upon where you shop on our site in several
ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis.
This information may include the Web site's Uniform Resource Locator ("URL")
that you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your
Internet Protocol ("IP") address. A URL is the global address of documents and
other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or
device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ("TCP/IP") network,
such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the web 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 your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing
web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order
for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.
do we collect information from you and how do we
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to
provide Meridian Outpost's visitors with a superior customized
online experience. We use the customer contact information
to fill orders, contact purchasers to inform them of their
order status, to send promotional information, to enhance
the operation of our site and administer our systems.
Limited demographic data is also collected at our site from
our third party traffic and commerce analysis server, who
provides us with the country associated with a visitor's server,
along with pages viewed on our site. We review the actions
of the Meridian Outpost visitors on an aggregate basis to
determine customers' preferences. Meridian Outpost does research
on our visitors' demographics, interests, and pages viewed
based on the information provided to us during ordering, a
promotion, from our server log files, from contests, drawings
or surveys. We will use this data to tailor the visitor's
experience at our site, to improve our marketing and promotional
efforts, to statistically analyze site use, to improve our
product offerings, and to customize our Site's content, layout,
and services. We receive summary, but not individual, reports
from our third party traffic and commerce analysis server.
We may also share your personally identifiable information
with third parties who provide services to us, our customers
and web site visitors. Those third parties include authorized
contractors, temporary employees and consultants and other
companies working with us (collectively, "agents").
Where we believe it to be appropriate (in our sole discretion),
we will ask our agents not to disclose or use your personal
information for purposes other than to provide services to
you or Meridian Outpost.
We gather information in the following ways:
We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration,
to gather broad demographic information, to enable ads to
be served on our site, to report Non-Personally Identifiable
Information to our advertisers, and to monitor the level of
activity on our site. We collect information from visitors
to our site regarding the URLs they came from, their IP addresses,
domain types (e.g., .com or .org), the browser type used to
come to the site, the country, and state where their servers
are located, the pages of our site that visitors viewed during
their visit, and the time spent on our site.
When you order from us, we collect personally identifiable
information from you. If you order one of our products or
services, we will collect and maintain your name, e-mail address,
billing address, shipping address, telephone number, product
selections, credit card or other payment information, order
number, referring URL, IP address and a password. We collect
this, and other information, as disclosed in this Policy,
in order to fill your order, to communicate with you about
your order and to send you promotional materials. Before confirming
your order, you will have the opportunity to review the product
order form and make changes and additions to the information
Online Surveys and Polling
In order to improve our services to you, we ask some of our customers to voluntarily
complete surveys, which may be collected by an independent third party. Individual survey
answers are confidential, although Non-Personally Identifiable Information is collected
and disclosed to third parties. If you do not wish to participate in a survey, simply
decline to participate when asked.
Newsletters & Promotional e-Mails
We offer free newsletters and promotional e-mails as a service to our customers.
We will send you newsletters and e-mails periodically listing current specials and deals.
To stop receiving our newsletter, send an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you contact Meridian Outpost or our customer service representatives
by telephone, e-mail or letter, we may keep a record of your
correspondence or comments. If you report a problem with our
site, we may collect such information in a file specific to
you. If you contact us through our feedback area or by calling
one of our customer service representatives, we may ask for
your name and e-mail address in order to send you a reply.
In order to keep our prices low, we may display advertisements.
By knowing a little about you, Meridian Outpost will be able
to deliver more relevant advertisements and content to you
in the form of targeted banners and promotions. For example,
advertisers give us an advertisement and tell us the type
of audience they want to reach (e.g., buyers of jewelry).
Meridian Outpost takes the advertisement and includes it in
a Meridian Outpost e-mail to prior customers meeting that
criterion. We may also have our third-party advertising server
display ads linked to certain search terms that you have entered,
or to certain pages that you are viewing. In this process,
advertisers never have access to individual account information;
only Meridian Outpost has access to individual's accounts.
Additionally, Meridian Outpost may share aggregated data with
We also track customers' traffic patterns throughout their
online session, including which pages a customer views while
using the site. This information is ultimately stored in the
form of web page name, and, in some cases, specific URLs.
We may use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers,
software, to administer our site and to gather demographic
We may share aggregated statistics about pages viewed on our
site, sales and other shopping information with third parties.
Who is collecting your information?
Ad Servers: We may use a third party ad server to
serve ads on our site. They may place their own "cookie" on
your computer to help those ads to run. We do not provide
them with any of your Personally Identifiable Information.
For more information about the information they collect, please
see the section
Surveys and Polling: We use a third party surveyor to run
optional surveys for Meridian Outpost. That surveyor collects
Non-Personally Identifiable Information for the sole purpose
of providing reports to Meridian Outpost about our shoppers'
interests and opinions.
Links and Banner Ads to Third-Party Sites: Please be aware
that our site may contain links to other sites on the Internet
that are owned and operated by third parties. The information
practices of those websites linking from or to our site are
not covered by this Policy. These other sites may send their
own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.
Additionally, other companies or ad servers, which place advertising
on our site may collect information about you through the
We cannot control this collection of information. You should
contact advertisers directly if you have any questions about
their use of the information that they collect.
With whom do we share your information?
Fulfillment: The information collected by Meridian Outpost
is used only for the limited purposes of processing orders,
keeping you informed about your order status, for statistical
purposes, for improving our site and its performance, to serve
ads, and to notify you of products or special offers that
may be of interest to you. We will disclose your Personally
Identifiable Information to third parties to charge your credit
card, fill your order, deliver your order, provide customer
service, provide you with credit and deliver promotional e-mails
to you from Meridian Outpost. For example, we must release
your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm
payment; and release your address and telephone information
to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered.
Other Parties: We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal
information to others. We may provide Non-Personally Identifiable
Information about our customers' sales, traffic patterns,
and related site information to third party advertisers, but
these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable
Information. We may release account information when we believe
that such release is reasonably necessary to enforce or apply
our Terms and Conditions or to protect the rights, property,
and safety of Meridian Outpost, our users, or others. If customers
do not pay us for products ordered, we may submit their account
information to a third party collection agency.
Data Analysis Agents: The information collected by Meridian
Outpost may be provided to an outside company for the purpose
of analysis. That analysis is to help us to improve our site
and product selection, and to notify you of special offers
that may be of interest to you. That data analysis agent may
not share any personally identifiable information with others,
or use it for any other purpose than to help Meridian Outpost.
Ad Servers and Advertisers: Our ad servers have permission
to use their cookies' identification numbers and internal
web site tracking features to serve ads on our site and to
collect aggregated information to create statistics about
our customers and visitors, traffic patterns, and related
site information to third party advertisers. In the event
that our ad server collects any personally identifiable information
on our behalf, it will not be used by them or disclosed to
any third parties.
Compliance with Service of Process or Law Enforcement: Occasionally
Meridian Outpost may be required by law enforcement or judicial
authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information
to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose
Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court
order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation.
Meridian Outpost fully cooperates with law enforcement agencies
in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities.
We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies
any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
How can you update or correct your Personally Identifiable
To insure maximum safeguard of your personal information,
Meridian Outpost does not store your Personally Identifiable
Information on our webserver. Your Personally Identifiable
Information is instead store "offline." You may
call our customer service representative or send us a letter
to update or correct your personal information. We recommend
not updating your personal information via e-mail.
What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
We may from time to time send you e-mail or other
communications regarding current promotions, specials
and new additions to the Meridian Outpost site.
You may "opt-out," or
unsubscribe from our newsletters by following the unsubscribe
instructions in any e-mail you receive from us, or by sending
an e-mail to email@example.com.
After doing so, Meridian Outpost users will not receive future
communications or mailings unless they open a new account,
enter a contest, or request to re-subscribe.
What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
At Meridian Outpost you can be assured every effort
is made to secure your personal and account information.
The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable
Information associated with our customers is of
utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable
Information are stored "offline" to
insure maximum security of your personal and account information.
In order to most efficiently serve you, credit card transactions
and order fulfillment are handled by established third party
banking, processing agents and distribution institutions.
They receive the information needed to verify and authorize
your credit card or other payment information and to process
and ship your order.
A special note about children's privacy.
You must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to
use this site. Our policy is that we do not knowingly collect,
use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information about
visitors under 18 years of age.
Use of "cookies"
When you use our site we will store cookies on your computer
in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site.
A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores
on your computer's hard drive (if your Web browser permits)
that can later be retrieved to identify you to Meridian Outpost.
You will be unable to shop on our site without your browser
set to accept cookies.
We use an outside ad serving company to display banner advertisements
on our site. As part of their service, they place a separate
cookie on your computer. Meridian Outpost does not provide
our third-party ad server with any of your Personally Identifiable
Information or information about your purchases. Meridian
Outpost and its third party ad server may collect and use
Non-Personally Identifiable Information about you, such as
your IP address, browser type, the URLs from which they came,
domain types (e.g., .com), operating system, the country,
the server your computer is logged onto, where the computer
their servers are logged onto are located, the pages of our
site that visitors viewed during their visit, where an ad
was placed on a specific web site page, the time and date
particular ads were served, and whether you responded to a
Our third-party ad server will occasionally use outside agents,
whose computers will serve ads on our site in the same manner
and under the same conditions as above. In addition, other
ad serving companies or advertisers may place banner ads on
our site in the same manner as above, but we do not disclose
to them any Personally Identifiable Information.
You should carefully review privacy policies of any third party sites accessible from MeridianOutpost.com.
Other sites accessible through our web site have their own
privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices.
is not responsible for the policies or practices of third
parties. Please be aware that this site may contain links
to other sites on the Internet that are owned and operated
by third parties. The information practices of those web sites
linked to Meridian Outpost are not covered by this Privacy
Policy. These other sites may send their own cookies to users,
collect data, or solicit personal information. Additionally,
other companies that place advertising on our site may collect
information about you when you view or click on their advertising
of information. You should contact these advertisers directly
if you have any questions about their use of the information
that they collect.
Meridian Outpost about privacy questions or concerns.
of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact
Meridian Outpost by sending a letter to:
Attn: Privacy Compliance
P.O. Box 35541
Syracuse, NY 13235-0541
You may also contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changing or deleting personal information
If you would like to have your personally identifiable information
removed from our database, please contact us at email@example.com and
we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your requests.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to
make corrections such as name or address changes. Keep in
mind, however, that there may be residual information that
will remain within our database, access logs, and other records,
which may or may not contain such personally idntifiable information.
The residual information will not be used for commerical purposes;
however we reserve the right, from time to time, to recontact
our former customers or users
Outpost makes changes to any terms or conditions of the Privacy
Policy, the changes will be posted in this document so that
you will always know what information we gather, how we might
use that information and to whom we will disclose it. We may
change, modify, add or remove portions of this Policy at any