Information We Collect:
Personal Information That You Provide Through the Site: While you are visiting the Site, MELA may collect some Personal Information from you. When you use the Site, you may have the opportunity to voluntarily provide additional information, ONLY if you elect to give us that information such as when you contact us, request information, or request communication from us. Personal Information may include:
• Zip code
• Telephone number
• E-mail address
• Any other information that you elect to submit to use when using these Site features.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
When you interact with MELA through the Site, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. MELA may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by MELA affiliates, agents or service providers. This Site may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Information is available or used in this process.
Our Use of Your Personal Information and Other Information:
Our Disclosure of Your Personal Information and Other Information:
We consider your Personal Information to be a vital part of our relationship with you and we aim to limit the disclosure of such information. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Information with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Information may be part of the transferred assets.
Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: MELA, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, volunteer opportunities and maintaining databases. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function, and they are not authorized to use Personal Information for any purpose other than providing those services.
Legal Requirements: MELA may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of MELA, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Site or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
MELA takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Information provided via the Site from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Site may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to MELA via the Internet.
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