1. The Information We Gather.
Registration Information — To process your application for a Market Hardware account, or to register your Market Hardware account online, we require users to provide us with contact information (like their name, street address and e-mail address), demographic information (like their state, zip code, gender, professional affiliation and status), and payment information (a credit card). We may share certain of your information with third parties who Market Hardware contracts with to provide any of the Market Hardware products and services. We also use your information to send you information about Market Hardware and promotional and marketing material on behalf of our partners, to notify winners of sweepstakes or contests, and to contact you when necessary. You may opt out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Transaction Information – We may gather data concerning your transactions with us. This information may include your Market Hardware account usage and other information. We use this data to provide you with better information, discounts and other offerings across our sites and from third parties.
Surveys — Surveys on our site ask visitors for contact information (like their e-mail address). We use contact data from our surveys to send users confirmation of having successfully submitted the survey, information about our company and promotional material on behalf of Market Hardware and our partners. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Contests/Promotions — We run contests on our site in which we ask visitors for contact information (like their e-mail address). We use contact data from our contests to send users confirmation of having successfully entered the contest, to notify the winners of contests, information about our company and promotional material on behalf of Market Hardware and our partners. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
Prospect Information — Market Hardware also collects prospect information from our users. Our users may provide another person’s information, such as their friend’s e-mail address, in order to send them content or offerings from our site. A prospect’s information is only used for the purpose for which it was submitted and for providing marketing materials on behalf of Market Hardware and our partners. Prospects may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.
IP Address – Market Hardware may track your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our services. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your shopping cart and to gather demographic information.
2. How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We use your information to deliver personalized services, content, discounts and advertisements to enhance your experience with us. For example, we may send you an e-mail with a special offer or discount from one of our affiliates, divisions or participating sponsors on ‘Holiday Cards’ because you selected “word of mouth marketing” as an area of interest under your personal profile when you registered to use Market Hardware .
We do not sell your personally identifiable information to third parties or mass marketers without your consent. Unless you consent to the disclosure of your personally identifiable information, only we and our affiliates, our technical consultants, third party auditors and other third parties who make our site available, enhance its functionality, or provide associated services and/or who deal with you in delivering content, samples, products, and gifts and prizes, have access to this information.
We may publicly disclose aggregated information about our users, such as the total number of our users and their overall demographics.
You have the option to subscribe to receive various e-mail and/or mobile phone updates when you register on our websites, which allow us to provide you with additional discounts, special offers, site upgrades, new features, events, promotions, and much more. You have the option to e-mail us to opt out of receiving the e-mails. You also have the option to opt out of receiving mobile phone communications by emailing Member Services or changing the preferences on your account.
On occasion, Market Hardware may use content you post in chat rooms and discussions or any other public section of the site for promotional purposes, in e-mail newsletters, in promotional collateral, or elsewhere, both on its own and aggregated with any other information you so provide, and by using any Market Hardware website, you agree that we may do so without providing you with any consideration. (You may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.)
We participate in programs where certain companies (“Participating Companies”) direct users to our site or provide certain incentives or benefits to our users. If you are directed to a service in our site by such a program (a “Participating Company Program”) and you provide or we collect personally identifiable information or non-personally identifiable information in connection with the Participating Company Program, we may share this information with other parties that are participants in the Participating Company Program or that administer the Participating Company Program. For example, if you come to Market Hardware as a referral from an online affiliate program, we may have a contractual obligation to make payments to and send certain corresponding information to the affiliate site that linked you to us and to a separate entity, if any, that administers the affiliate program.
Information obtained from you may be intermingled with and used by us in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than that service, including both offline and online sources.
We may disclose your personal information in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose your personal information when we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, report or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
Please note that we do reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information and other information to our successors in the event of a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or other business combination.
While using our services and our websites, you have the option to sign up e-mail updates and other messages when you sign up for a Market Hardware account or register to use certain services on Market Hardware, and you may automatically be opted in to receiving marketing emails from Market Hardware. You will also have the option to opt out of receiving the updates and marketing emails. The email opt-out messaging will appear at the bottom of every marketing e-mail that is sent to you. You can also opt-out of email communications by changing your account preferences online.
Protection for Minors
Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Visiting our Websites from outside the United States
By using Market Hardware, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your personal and non-personal information as indicated above. You also authorize the export of personal information and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us. Our offices are located in the USA in Bethesda, Maryland. However, this policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of Delaware and the USA, regardless of the location of any user. Any claim or complaint must be filed in the USA in the State of Delaware.
If you have any questions about the Market Hardware websites or Market Hardware’s products or services please e-mail us at [email protected], or send us mail at 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 750, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.