Privacy Statement

Your privacy is critically important to us. At SURF MERCHANT we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy statement which incorporates these goals:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team at webmaster@surfmerchant.ie

It is SURF MERCHANT’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

WEBSITE VISITORS

Like most web service operators, SURF MERCHANT collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. SURF MERCHANT’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, SURF MERCHANT may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

SURF MERCHANT also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. SURF MERCHANT only discloses logged in user information under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below:

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to this websites choose to interact in ways that require the referencing of personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that SURF MERCHANT gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. We collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with SURF MERCHANT. SURF MERCHANT does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

SURF MERCHANT may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites.

SURF MERCHANT may display this information publicly or provide it to others.

However, SURF MERCHANT does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

SURF MERCHANT discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that
(i) need to know that information in order to process it on SURF MERCHANT’s behalf or to provide services available at SURF MERCHANT’s websites, and
(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using SURF MERCHANT’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

SURF MERCHANT will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, SURF MERCHANT discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when SURF MERCHANT believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of SURF MERCHANT, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a SURF MERCHANT website and have supplied your email address, SURF MERCHANT may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with SURF MERCHANT and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. SURF MERCHANT takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

COOKIES

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. SURF MERCHANT uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of SURF MERCHANT website, and their website access preferences. SURF MERCHANT visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using SURF MERCHANT’s websites or choose to disable Cookies by clicking on the disable cookies icon at the bottom of this screen, with the drawback that certain features of SURF MERCHANT’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

SURF MERCHANT websites may issue Cookies for the following purposes:

Analytics – in order for us to measure the volume of traffic navigating the website and optimise our content accordingly;
Login settings and preferences – in order for us to remember your preferences after logging in; and
Remarketing – in order for us to re-advertise to you when you are browsing other websites.

BUSINESS TRANSFERS

If SURF MERCHANT, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that SURF MERCHANT goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of SURF MERCHANT may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

SECURITY

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security you can contact us at webmaster@surfmerchant.ie

If you subscribe to our services, the transmission of sensitive information collected on our order form is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). The payment information is securely stored with our payment processing partner and is secured by industry standard protocols.

PRIVACY STATEMENT CHANGES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, SURF MERCHANT may change its privacy statement from time to time, and in SURF MERCHANT’s sole discretion. SURF MERCHANT encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its privacy statement. Your continued use of this site after any change in this privacy statement will constitute your acceptance of such change.