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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which MerCo Publishing Inc., dba enerG Magazine, collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of our website. This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by MerCo Publishing Inc. We value the privacy and protection of our readers/subscribers/advertisers. Our privacy policy is designed to give you full transparency as to what data we collect, why, and how we use the data.

Please note it has always been our policy that we do not sell or rent any of our lists to third parties.

Information We Collect - personally identifiable information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate and indicated in the form itself, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, company, job title, categories of business, interests related to the energy industry, city, state, and other demographic information. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, which may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Information We Collect - non-personally identifiable information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site uses "cookies" to enhance User experience. A User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

We utilize cookies through Google Tag Manager/Google Analytics ( view policy here ), Feathr ( view policy here), Exact Drive ( view policy here), and LeadPages ( view policy here ). Through these platforms we are able to serve you and better understand how you use our website.

How we use collected information

We may collect and use Users' personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize User experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services. We also use cookies in order to find out how our websites are being used, and how we can arrange data to improve User experience.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
    To send Users information they agree to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • To send periodic emails
    We may use the email address to respond to User inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
  • Ad serving
    We may use cookies to serve advertisements on other websites.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over an SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users' personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We never display direct contact information, such as phone number or email address to the public. We use demographic information - and interests - as a way to segment our email distributions.

We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

By consenting to give us your information via a webform or otherwise as stated above, you are giving us consent to share the results and contact.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies. We suggest you view these policies for more information.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changes to this privacy policy

MerCo Publishing Inc. has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Deleting your information

You are free to access the personal information we have on file by contacting us by email at privacy@altenerG.com. In addition, at any time you can request that we modify or delete your personal information by sending an email to us at privacy@altenerG.com with the words "UPDATE MY INFORMATION" in the subject line, pending personal identification verification. Please note that if you proceed with this route, you will not hear from us again, unless you opt-in in the future. We will process your request in 30 days or less.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

MerCo Publishing Inc. dba enerG Magazine

525 Rt. 73 N, Suite 104

Marlton, NJ 08053
privacy@altenerG.com

This document was last updated on June 5, 2018.