You may have access to the information which is collected, except to the extent a special circumstance applies which would be explained to you, by contacting Merial at the details provided on this site.
When we collect your personal information and how we use it
Personal information may be collected in a number of instances. For example, this site contains areas that collect information from its visitors through feedback data, such as questions, comments and suggestions. Some of the information that you provide through feedback data may be personal information. In addition, access to certain areas of this site is restricted. In order to apply to access these restricted areas you are required to submit a registration application form which may include personal information. Further, some areas of this site require you to submit information which may include personal information in order to benefit from specified features (such as newsletters, e-commerce/order processing). You will be informed at each collection point what information is required and what information is optional.
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer every time you browse the Internet. When users request a page from the site, our servers may log the user's current IP address. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable.
Use of Information
Merial uses your personal information to improve the content of this site, to customize this site to your preferences, to create a profile relating to you in order to show you content that may be of interest to you, to provide the services and features requested by you and, if you ask us to, to send you information about products, services, features or promotions that may be of interest to you. Merial gives you the opportunity to “opt-in” to receiving such information when your personal information is attached. Merial may also use your personal information to create aggregated information that does not allow you to be personally identified or contacted. Rather than showing individual activity, aggregated information shows user behaviour as a whole. Aggregated information is used for development of this site and to market and promote the same.
When we disclose your personal information
Merial may disclose aggregated information which does not allow you to be personally identified to its affiliates and related companies and to unaffiliated third parties.
How we protect your personal information
Recognizing that your privacy is important to you, Merial employs technical security measures to protect your personal information. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, to the extent permitted by law, Merial, its affiliates and related companies, third party service providers and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents do not represent, warrant or guarantee that personal information will be protected against misuse, loss or alterations and do not accept any liability for personal information submitted to them nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of personal information.
The information you provide to Merial via the Internet is password-protected for your privacy and security. Merial uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology in transmitting such information to our servers to help ensure the integrity and privacy of the information. Encryption involves systematically scrambling numbers and letters, so that even if someone managed to intercept the information, they would not be able to make sense of it. In order to take advantage of this encryption technology, you need to have an Internet browser that will support encryption, such as Netscape Browser or Microsoft Internet Explorer. As an additional security measure, the information you provide via the Internet is also kept physically separate on a separate server where your password is encrypted and stored on a database.
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