Who we are
Our website address is: https://mertales.ca.
Safeguarding of Your Personal Data
General Information and Data we Collect on our Website
The Mer Tales website automatically collects and store information transmitted by the user’s browser in server log files.
This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, etc. This information does not allow to identify you personally, and it is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, in order to optimize our internet appearance and the technology behind it.
Data Collected by Third Party Apps
Google Analytics Cookies
Our Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (from now on called: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. Thus text files, that are stored on your computer and that allow us to track and analyze the pages of the Website you visit. We do this only to understand better how you use our Website to improve our business and marketing activities for you and for other users as well. Google Analytics cookies do not provide us with any personal information. The information about your use of our Website generated by the Google Analytics cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contraction states of the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. However, we point out that in this case, you may not be able to the full use all functions of our Websites. You may also prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Learn more about privacy at Google and the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Our Website use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”.
When the website user calls a web page of the website containing such a plugin, the browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the browser and embedded by it into the website. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that the website user has accessed the corresponding page of the website. If the website user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If the website user interacts with the plugins, for example, presses the “Like” button or leaves a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from his browser directly to Facebook and stored there.
If you do not want Facebook to collect data about your visit on this website, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website.
We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption techniques according to the current status (such as SSL) over HTTPS.
Data Retention, Use, Access, Corrections and Removal
You have the right to request information about your stored personal data any time. You also have the right to amend, correct or remove your personal data or cancel your accounts and subscriptions, except for the required data stored for still pending business transactions or the contact information in press releases, required for publishing.
Blocked data will be required to be stored in a lock file for purposes of record keeping. You may also request the deletion of this data, as long as this data
is not subject to any legal retention period or obligation,
was not given for the intended purpose of publishing on the Internet or social media networks, where this information
is public by nature
is not subject to the media privilege, or
Mer Tales has no direct access for deleting the data, i.g. on Third Party sites or apps
if there is an obligation to lock or delete your data, we will do so on request
However, we will use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
You can revoke your consent and subscriptions any time, with effect for the future, by notifying us per email, or letter.
If you would like to revoke your consent or unsubscribe from our emails, you will find a link to unsubscribe at the end of each email you receive from us. Or you can send an email and indicate the email address for which you do no longer want to receive any email information.
In any case, please do not forget to indicate the email address with which you have registered or which email address you want to unsubscribe, or which service you would like to terminate or revoke.