GMerge.com collects a limited amount of non-personal information that your browser makes available whenever you visit a website. It includes your IP address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your visits, and cookie that may identify your browser. We use this information for our internal use only.
GMerge.com requires you to register for an account to become a customer. When you register, personal information is collected and stored in our system. This information is necessary to provide membership services. Your personal information will not be shared outside of GMerge.com.
GDPR Legitimate Interest:
Identify a legitimate Interest
The Information Commissioner's Office in Recital 47
has stated that “The processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes may be regarded as carried out for a legitimate interest.”
Show that the processing is necessary to achieve it
We are small tech company with less than 200 employees. We have developed a software product that aids email marketers with their marketing efforts more effectively. Our product is competitive and affordable and the processing of the data is essential to spread the word to a relevant and wide scale audience. It’s not intrusive in any way - the purpose of our communication is to help email marketers save time and money while improving their marketing efforts. Recipients can unsubscribe from our emails at any stage and then they will not receive any further emails from us or any of our resellers.
Balance it against the individual's, rights and freedoms
“(47) The legitimate interests of a controller, including those of a controller to which the personal data may be disclosed, or of a third party, may provide a legal basis for processing, provided that the interests or the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overriding, taking into consideration the reasonable expectations of data subjects based on their relationship with the controller.”
Contacts we are emailing are acquired from an opt-in lead source. We are connecting with industry appropriate contacts to market our software products to – ie connecting with affiliates, email marketers, or those who have expressed interest in internet marketing to market our email marketing software product, GMerge.
Therefore it is a “reasonable expectation” those who have subscribed, registering an interest in email marketing will expect to receive further information about internet marketing. These marketing emails have a “minimal privacy impact” as each one has a clear option to unsubscribe from further marketing communications.
When you order a product from us we automatically set you up an account. If you pay by credit card your secure payment will be processed by our processing partner. They handle all payment transactions for GMerge.com Your order is placed when you have filled out the appropriate form. Information about your order will be stored in our customer database, at which time GMerge.com assumes full responsibility for your privacy and security.
GMerge.com stores your personal information with your personal account. GMerge.com does not sell your personal information to other companies or individuals. GMerge.com takes appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.
This website may contain links to other websites, which may belong to third-party companies and individuals. You should check the privacy statements of those websites before providing information to them.
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