Privacy Policy

The Mercury Company.com Privacy Policy

 

Effective Date: June 7th, 2021

 

This website is owned and operated by The Mercury Company, LLC. “Privacy Policy” describes the privacy practices of The Mercury Company and our subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Mercury,” “we”, “us”, or “our”) in connection with the www.themercurycompany.com website (the “Site”). To access this website, an applicant must submit an online application that must be approved by the Administrator. An approved applicant will receive an e-mail which will include the approval notification. Your application to join Mercury through our website, our mobile application (the “App”), your membership with Mercury (“Membership”), any other services offered made available by us via our website or during your Membership (collectively, the “Service”), and the rights and choices available to individuals with respect to their information will then become available.

 

You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to use this website or have the written permission of a parent or legal guardian.  By using this website you hereby warrant and represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age.

 

 

Table of Contents

  • Personal Information We Collect

  • How We Use Your Personal Information

  • How We Share Your Personal Information

  • Your Choices

  • Third Party Sites and Services

  • Security Practices

  • International Data Transfers

  • Children

  • Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • How to Contact Us

  • Information for California Residents

 

 

Personal Information We Collect

 

Information you provide to us. Personal information about you provide to us through the Service or otherwise includes:

  • Contact data, such as your first and last name, email (including email address for any person assisting with your scheduling) and phone number.

  • Profile data, such as your username and password that you may set to establish an online account with us, your interests and preferences, and any content uploaded to the Service (such as text, images, audio, and video, along with the metadata associated with the files you upload).

  • Registration data, such as information that may be related to a service, application information for a Membership or an account or an event you register for, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Personal and professional goals, such as what you are passionate about, how you look to grow personally and professionally, how powerful you consider your professional network, how satisfied you are with your current career accomplishments and how you rank your personal well-being.

    • Membership goals, such as why you joined Mercury as a member, what you want to get most out of your Membership (i.e., strengthen network of senior power players, connect on deeper level with like-minded people, sharpen senior leadership skills, partake in interesting events and programming, access to space outside your office to meet people), what you want to make the biggest priority of your Membership, and what you would love to learn more about.

    • Protected classification characteristics, such as your ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship status and family overview. If you choose to provide any such protected classification characteristics, you must consent to our processing and use of them in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    • Sponsorship information, such as whether you requested sponsorship from your company for your Membership.

    • Profile information,

 

  • Communications, such as information you provide when you contact us with questions, feedback, or otherwise correspond with us online.

  • Marketing data, such as information such your preferences for receiving communications about our activities, events, and publications, and details about how you engage with our communications.

  • Professional and employment data, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • Company information, such as your company’s name, industry, type of company and size of company.

    • Role information, such as your professional title, function, and any professional credentials (e.g., professional level and level you report into) and skills (e.g., whether you manage a P&L, sales or marketing budget or have raised or been involved in raising capital for a business)

    • Other information of the type that may be included on a resume or curriculum vitae, such as whether you currently sit on a board at your company and/or outside of your company.

  • Financial data, such as the credit card or other payment card details that you use to pay for the Service, and your Service-related billing information and transaction history.

  • Other information that we may collect which is not specifically listed here, but which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.

Third party sources. We may combine personal information we receive from you with personal information we obtain from other sources such as:

  • Public sources, such as social media platforms. When you visit or interact with our pages on those platforms, the platform provider’s privacy policy will apply to your interactions and their collection, use and processing of your personal information. You or the platforms may provide us with information through the platform, and we will treat such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  • Other third parties, such as marketing partners and event co-sponsors.

Automatic data collection. We, our service providers, and our business partners may automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your activity over time on our sites, app, and online services, such as:

  • Device data, such as your computer or mobile device operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model, browser type, screen resolution, IP address, IP address, unique identifiers, the website you visited before browsing to our website, and general location information such as city, state or geographic area.

  • Online activity data, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and duration of access.

  • Precise geolocation data, such as when you authorize our mobile application to access your location.

Cookies and similar technologies. Like many online services, we use the following technologies:

  • Cookies, which are text files that websites store on a visitor‘s device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser for the purpose of helping you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, enabling functionality and helping us understand user activity and patterns.

  • Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, which are used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked.

  • Software development kits, or SDKs, which are used to incorporate third party computer code into our App that allows our third party service providers or advertising partners to collect data directly from it for a variety of purposes, including to provide us with analytics regarding the use of the App, to integrate with social media or to add features or functionality to our App.

Nominations. Members may have the opportunity to nominate friends or colleagues to us. If you are an existing member, you may only submit a nomination if you have the permission of the nominee to provide the nominee’s contact information to us so that we may contact them.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:

Service delivery. We use your personal information to:

  • provide, operate and improve the Service and our business;

  • Match you with a professional;

  • provide information about your Membership and our products and services;

  • establish and maintain your user profile on the Service;

  • communicate with you about the Service, including by sending you announcements, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;

  • communicate with you about events or groups in which you participate, including introductions to other members and groups;

  • understand your needs and interests, and personalize your experience with the Service and our communications;

  • provide support and maintenance for the Service;

  • to respond to your requests, questions and feedback.

Research and development. We may use your personal information for research and development purposes, including to analyze and improve the Service and our business. As part of these activities, we may create aggregated, de-identified or other anonymous data from personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Service and promote our business.

 

Marketing. We may collect and use your personal information for marketing purposes:

  • Direct marketing. We may send you Mercury-related or other direct marketing communications as permitted by law. You may opt-out of our marketing communications as described in the “Opt out of marketing” section below.

Compliance and protection. We may use your personal information to:

  • protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety or property (including by making and defending legal claims);

  • audit our internal processes for compliance with legal and contractual requirements and internal policies;

  • enforce the terms and conditions that govern our Service;

  • protect, investigate and deter against fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity, including cyberattacks and identity theft; and

  • comply with applicable laws, lawful requests and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities.

Other purposes with your consent. In some cases we will ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information for other purposes. For example, we may ask for your consent to send you marketing emails where required by law or to post your testimonial or endorsement.

How We Share Your Personal Information

We do not share your personal information with third parties without your consent, except in the following circumstances or as described in this Privacy Policy:

  • Affiliates. We may share your personal information with our subsidiaries for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

  • Service providers. We may share your personal information with third party companies and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the Services (such as customer support, hosting, analytics, email delivery, marketing, and database management services). These third parties may use your personal information only as directed or authorized by us and in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy, and are prohibited from using or disclosing your information for any other purpose.

  • Partners. We may share your personal information with partners. For example, if we co-host an event with a third party, we may share your information to the extent related to such event.

  • Payment processors. Any payment card information you use to make a purchase on the Service is collected and processed directly by our payment processor, Square, and we never physically receive or store your full payment card information. Square commits to complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and using industry standard security. Square may use your Payment Information in accordance with its own Privacy Policy here: https://squareup.com/us/en/legal/general/privacy.

  • Other users and the public. Other parties may not view your content. Only members who are logged in may see your information.

  • Professional advisors. We may disclose your personal information to professional advisors, such as lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services they render to us.

  • Compliance and protection. We may disclose your personal information as required by government or law enforcement officials or court orders (a) for the compliance and protection purposes described above; (b) as required by law, lawful requests or legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities; (c) where permitted by law in connection with any legal investigation; and (d) to prosecute or defend legal claims.

  • Business transferees. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets, including your personal information, in connection with a business transaction (or potential business transaction) such as a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy or dissolution. In such a case, we will make reasonable efforts to require the recipient to honor this Privacy Policy.

 

Your Choices

In this section, we describe the rights and choices available to all users.

Access or update your information. If you have registered for an account with us, you may review and update certain personal information in your account profile by logging into the account.

Opt out of marketing communications. You may opt out of marketing-related emails by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email, or by contacting us at support@themercurycompany.com.You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails. 

Cookies. We may allow service providers and other third parties to use cookies and similar technologies to track your browsing activity over time and across the Service and third-party websites. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, the Service may not work properly. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your browser and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.

 

Choosing not to share your personal information. Where we are required by law to collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information in order to provide the Service to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with our services. We will tell you what information you must provide to receive the Service by designating it as required at the time of collection or through other appropriate means.

 

Third Party Sites and Services

The Service may contain links to other websites and other online services operated by third parties.  links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third party websites or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Following links to another website may include risks. We are not responsible for any risks associated with those websites. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites and online services you use.

Security Practices

The security of your personal information important to us. We take a number of organizational, technical and physical measures designed to protect the personal information we collect, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no security safeguards are 100% secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information.

International Data Transfers

We are headquartered in the United States and have service providers in other countries, and your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other locations where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your state, province, or country. 

EEA RESIDENT RIGHTS

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area, you have the following data protection rights:

•           If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided under the "How to contact us".

•           In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details provided under the "How to contact us."

•           You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the "unsubscribe" or "opt-out" link in the marketing emails we send you. Registered users can manage their account settings and email marketing preferences as described in the "Choices Regarding Your Personal Information" section below. If you are an unregistered user, or to opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), you may contact us using the contact details provided under the "How to contact us."

•           Similarly, if we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent. You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We will respond to all requests within a reasonable timeframe. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to keep any information in our archives that we deem necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

 

Children

The Service is not directed at, and Mercury does not knowingly acquire or receive personal information from, children under the age of 13. If we learn that any user of the Service is under the age of 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete that individual’s personal information and restrict that individual from future access to the Service. Although this Website is not targeted toward children, we are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, we will use our best efforts to remove such information from our files. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personally identifiable information without verifiable parental consent, he or she should contact us.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Policy and posting it on the Service. Although we are not required to do so, we may also provide notification of changes in another way that we believe is reasonably likely to reach you, such as via e-mail (if you have an account where we have your contact information) or another manner through the Services.

Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our posting the new terms and/or upon implementation of the new changes on the Services (or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting). In all cases, your continued use of the Services after the posting of any modified Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the terms of the modified Privacy Policy.

How to Contact Us

Please direct any questions or comments about this Policy or privacy practices to support@themercurycompany.com. You may also write to us via postal mail at:

The Mercury Company

1579 Monroe Dr NE, Suite 160

Atlanta, GA 30324

Information for California Residents

This section applies only to California residents. It describes how we collect, use and share Personal Information of California residents in operating our business, and their rights with respect to that Personal Information. For purposes of this section, “Personal Information” has the meaning given in the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) but does not include information exempted from the scope of the CCPA.

 

Your California privacy rights. As a California resident, you have the rights listed below. However, these rights are not absolute, and in certain cases we may decline your request as permitted by law.

  • Information. You can request the following information about how we have collected and used your Personal Information during the past 12 months:

    • The categories of Personal Information that we have collected.

    • The categories of sources from which we collected Personal Information.

    • The business or commercial purpose for collecting and/or selling Personal Information.

    • The categories of third parties with whom we share Personal Information.

    • Whether we have disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third-party recipient.

    • Whether we’ve sold your Personal Information, and if so, the categories of Personal Information received by each category of third-party recipient. 

  • Access. You can request a copy of the Personal Information that we have collected about you during the past 12 months.

  • Deletion. You can ask us to delete the Personal Information that we have collected from you.

  • Nondiscrimination. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination in the form of legally prohibited increases in the price or decreases in the quality of our Service. 

How to exercise your rights

You may exercise your California privacy rights described above as follows:

  • Right to information, access and deletion. You can request to exercise your information, access and deletion rights by emailing us at experience@themercurycompany.com. We reserve the right to confirm your California residence to process your requests and will need to confirm your identity to process your requests to exercise your information, access or deletion rights. As part of this process, government identification may be required. Consistent with California law, you may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. In order to designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, you must provide a valid power of attorney, the requester’s valid government-issued identification, and the authorized agent’s valid government issued identification. We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it.

  • We do not sell your personal information. Based on our understanding of the term “sell” under the CCPA, we do not “sell” your Personal Information and have not sold it to third parties for a business or commercial purpose in the 12 months preceding the effective date of this Privacy Policy.

Personal information that we collect, use and share

We are required to explain the categories of Personal Information we collect by reference to the categories specified by the CCPA (in bold), as defined here, which are described in the list below. For each category, we list the type of data we collect and the source of that data as described in the section above entitled “Personal Information We Collect.” We have not sold your personal information in the preceding 12 months.

  • Identifiers

    • What we collect: Contact data, profile data, registration data, communications

    • Sources: You, business partners, nominations

  • Commercial Information

    • What we collect: Contact data, profile data, registration data, online activity data

    • Sources: You, business partners, automatic collection

  • Financial Information

    • What we collect: Financial data

    • Sources: You

  • Geolocation Data

    • What we collect: Device data, precise geolocation data

    • Sources: Automatic collection

  • Online Identifiers

    • What we collect: Contact data, profile data, online activity data, device data

    • Sources: You, automatic collection

  • Internet or Network Information

    • What we collect: Device data, online activity data

    • Sources: Automatic collection

  • Inferences drawn from any of the above information to create a profile reflecting your preferences, characteristics, and behavior.

    • May be derived from: Profile data, registration data, device data, online activity data

  • Professional or Employment Information

    • What we collect: Contact data, profile data, registration data, professional and employment data

    • Sources: You

  • Protected Classification Characteristics,

    • What we collect: Registration data, may also be revealed in other data we collect

    • Sources: You

The business/commercial purposes for which we use each category of Personal Information above are described in the section above entitled “How We Use Your Personal Information.” The categories of third parties to which we disclose each category of Personal Information above of Personal Information for business purposes are described in the section above entitled “How We Share Your Personal Information.” 

The above summary of how we collect, use, share Personal Information describes our practices for the 12 months preceding the effective date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Information that you choose to provide to us may include other categories of information.

No warranties

This website is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied or fitness for a particular purpose.  Mercury makes no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website. 

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Mercury does not warrant that:

         this website will be constantly available, or available at all; or

         the information on this website is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.  If you require advice in relation to any legal, financial, or medical or other matter you should consult an appropriate professional.

Other parties

You accept that, as a limited liability entity, Mercury has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its officers and employees.  You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Mercury’s officers or employees in respect in connection with any losses you suffer in connection with the website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Mercury’s officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as Mercury.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of this website disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this website disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby agree to indemnify and defend Mercury and undertake to keep Mercury indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by Mercury to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of Mercury’s legal advisers incurred or suffered by Mercury arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions[, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to Mercury’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Mercury may take such action as Mercury deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

Mercury may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time.  Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website.  Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

Mercury may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with Hounds of Anarchy Lacrosse LLC’s rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions. 

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect.  If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Mercury in relation to your use of this website and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Georgia State Law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of Georgia, County of Fulton.