Collection of information and security
Like many companies, we monitor the use of this web site by collecting aggregate information. No personally identifiable data are collected in this process. Typically, we collect information about the number of visitors to the web site, to each web page and the originating domain name of the visitor's internet service provider. This information is used to improve the usability, performance and effectiveness of the Web site.
How we collect aggregate information
In some instances, we may collect aggregate data through cookies and similar files. The majority of web browsers accept cookies and similar files, but you can usually change the browser settings to prevent this. However, if you do so, some functionality of this Web site may be lost.
If you are required to register in order to use a feature of this web site or for any other reason, we will collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, email address, country of residence, and other information which you voluntarily submit.
We have in place security policies that are intended to ensure, as far as possible, the security and integrity of all our information, including your personal information. However, no system or information can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you provide to us and, accordingly, you do so at your own risk.
Sharing your personal information
Data processing and storage
We may share personal information with third-party agents or contractors or within Mercatus Energy Advisors and our affiliates for purposes of data processing or storage.
Authorized third-party agents
We may share your personal information with authorized third-party agents or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction. For example, if we need to ship something to you, we must share your name and address with a shipping company.
Legal requirements and illegal activities
Personal information may be used to administer our business, the site, and our services. This may include disclosure of such information to employees, representatives, officers, agents, affiliates, third parties, and service providers.
Access and corrections
If we have personally identifiable information about you, you may review it and instruct that it be corrected, updated, or deleted, by contacting us. We will take all reasonable steps to make the requested changes. However, it is not technologically possible to change or delete each and every instance of the information we hold on you from our systems, and data may remain in non-erasable forms. We may retain data for a period in our backup systems. We may also retain some information for longer periods as required by law, contract, or auditing requirements.
We may, from time to time, contact you by e-mail with information about our products or services. If you do not wish to receive such e-mails you can opt out by contacting us.
Our web site may provide links to other third-party web sites that are outside our control and not covered by this policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these (and all) sites.
This web site is provided by Mercatus Energy Advisors. References to "Mercatus Energy Advisors," "we," "us," and "our" are references to Mercatus Energy Advisors, LLC and its affiliates.