The Users of the Service ("Users") include (1) registered Users and (2) Users that access functionality that does not require registration (such as browsing publicly available content). The way that you use the Service will affect what information about you the Service obtains and how it is used. You should read the following carefully and note the policies and practices that affect you and information that we gather about you.
Registration for the Service is optional, but registration is required to use much of the functionality. During registration, you will be required to provide personal and business information, as Mercans may request, which may include: your name, company, company location, your title, work phone, email address, your resume, and a selected username and password. Some information is required if you want to register, and some is optional. Mercans will provide a way to correct and update your personal data so that you can keep it accurate as well as the ability to remove it if you wish.
Aside from your username and password, some or all of the information that you provide about yourself during registration (or as updated) will become part of your online profile ("Profile"). The Mesaar functionality will provide you with certain choices regarding what your Profile contains and what information in it is published for view by others. You may elect to make some or all of your Profile information available on the Mesaar web site or to social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Some of that information will also be available to search engines to locate.
If you are a job candidate, your Profile information may be made available to recruiter Users with whom you choose to communicate or to whom you choose to make your Profile accessible.
When you use the Service to post information in any interactive areas, including job offers or any job related information, any information you share through the Service may be available to other Users and may be publicly available, including to social networks that you select and to search engines. We recommend you be careful in sharing your personal information. If you choose to disclose your identity to third parties using the Service, you do so at your own risk. Mercans is not responsible for the actions of third parties who learn your personal information.
Mesaar discovery functionality will allow registered Users to gather information for their own use from certain social media sites (for example to monitor changes in pages that they are linked to or their friends' pages). Much of this information is non-public, for example, information that is available to you because you are a "friend" of a social media account user. When you use this kind of information, you must respect the privacy rights and expectations of each person whose social media page or content you access by means of Mesaar. You are also obligated to comply with the privacy policies of the social media sites from which this information was obtained, and you may not download, save, distribute, or publish such non-public information from these social media sites.
If you see a job offer or other content that interests you posted on Mesaar, you may chose to respond by means of the Service's messaging functionality. Such job offers and content may be found on Mesaar, extended via social media sites, or be found elsewhere on the Internet. When you send a reply through the Service, your reply will be forwarded to the indicated Mesaar User's account (normally the account of a recruiter). When you send such messages, your name and e-mail address will be identified in the message and the addressee may view and use your information. Mercans is not responsible for the actions of its Users with regard to personal information that other Users may provide them. Our services will archive your messages for such time period as we may select.
Generally speaking, we use personal information that we collect to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information or services you request, to provide you with content or services that suit your interests and needs, to monitor your use of the Service, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use of and our administration and operation of the Service, and for the purpose for which the information was provided.
For example, we may use the information that we collect:
If you do not wish to receive promotional emails from Mesaar, you can opt-out by clicking the relevant link in any email communications you receive or indicating this preference in your account Profile.
Mercans may also use your registered User name and email address to provide you with significant announcements about the Service, about any User account you may create, about fulfillment of a specific transaction you have requested, or about significant developments that may affect your use of the Service. You cannot opt-out of this kind of email.
All financial and billing information that we collect through the Service is used solely to check the qualifications of prospective customers and to bill for the Service. Billing information is not used by Mercans for marketing or promotional purposes.
Mercans may use third-party processors to manage credit card processing information that you may supply to us. Such a processor is not permitted contractually to store, retain, or use the information provided except for the sole purpose of credit card processing. Other third parties, such as content providers, may provide content on the Service but they are not permitted to collect any User personal information nor does Mercans share any User personal information with these parties.
Mercans may track your use of the Service, including IP addresses of Users, to analyze trends, administer the Service, record transactions, and gather demographic information for aggregate use or for other uses.
Mercans may share aggregated demographic and usage information with its partners and advertisers or other third parties. This aggregated information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. Mercans is the owner of aggregated demographic and usage information.
The Service may contain links to other sites. Mercans is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. Mercans encourages Users to be aware when they leave the Service and to read the privacy statements of sites that collect personally identifiable information.
The Service has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the data under our control. Mercans operates the Service in a server environment that uses a firewall and other security technology. Usernames and passwords must be entered each time a User logs on. These safeguards help protect against unauthorized access or inappropriate use of data.
The Service may ask Users to enter financial information (such as a credit or debit card number). Such information is encrypted during transmission through the Internet using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software.
Notwithstanding such measures, Mercans does not guarantee you that no unauthorized data access or breach will occur. Mercans is not responsible for the privacy or security of any information, personal or otherwise that you may choose to provide, publish, communicate, transmit, or exchange using the Service.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to register on the Service or use any functions for which registration or identification is required.
You may choose to provide Mercans with your comments, suggestions, or information about bugs found. Mercans may retain your name or username and email address in order to follow up with you or thank you for the suggestion.
Mercans, with regard to Mesaar, adheres to the Safe Harbor Agreement concerning the transfer of personal data into Mesaar from the European Union to the United States of America. Accordingly, we follow the Safe Harbor Principles published by the U.S. Department of Commerce ("Principles") with respect to such data.
If you have questions or concerns regarding privacy or security, you can send Mercans an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us at email@example.com.