Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to building relationships based on mutual trust. We ask that you register with us in order to be able to use the B2B connect platform. This privacy policy outlines exactly what we do with any information collected €” whether you provide it directly or indirectly through "cookies" or other technology.

Collected Information: To better serve our members, people who register on our website are required to provide certain contact information. You may be asked to give personally identifiable information: your company name, name, address, phone number, and email address. For the purpose of managing our subscriptions, billing members or making fee payments, you may be asked to provide financial information: billing name, address. In addition, you may be asked to provide your company name, number of users in the organization and who will be using our services. When you express interest in B2B connects, advertisements, or after you become a member, we may ask for additional information, such as title, additional company information, such as annual turnover, number of employees or industry/product information. You may opt-out of providing additional information by not entering it when asked, if the field is not required. While logged into your account, eMERG members have the ability to provide us with third party personal information, such as name, email address, phone number, street address and password.

Communication from eMERG: eMERG does not distribute or share any member personal information, unless we have your consent to share the information, except as may be required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process. eMERG uses the information collected to set up services for individuals and their organizations. We may also use the information to contact members and/or prospects to further discuss their interest in our organisation and services we provide, ways we can improve, and to send information such as announcements of promotions and events regarding eMERG or our Partners. We may also send a member e-newsletter and/or updates about our Products or the company. You may opt-out of receiving these communications by unsubscribing.

Updating Your Details With eMERG: If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our services, or wish to discontinue communication, you may correct, update, or express removal of your information by contacting us. We will respond to your request within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to serve you. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. All financial and billing information that we collect through an eMERG website is used solely to provide and bill for eMERG services. eMERG does not use this billing information for marketing or promotional purposes, except as we explicitly stated above. We do not disclose the information provided to any third party.

eMERG has partnerships with government bodies, PSUs, non-profits and/or individuals (Partners). These relationships help extend the eMERG services by allowing eMERG to exchange member data with Partners and to establish beneficial processes between the two. eMERG and its Partners may share member contact, and business data with respect to their relationship with the member. The sharing of this information allows eMERG and the assigned Partner to establish the identity of the shared member and determine common interests among the members and participating organisations. This sharing also allows the Partner to provide services to the shared member and allows for the enhanced functionality of the common services. Shared contact, and business data is governed by eMERG MOUs/agreements.

eMERG uses third-party intermediaries to manage credit card processing and are solely links in the distribution chain. They are not permitted to store, retain, or use the information provided, except for the sole purpose of credit card processing.

Other third parties, such as content providers, may provide information on an eMERG website, but they are not permitted to collect any information, nor does eMERG share any personally identifiable member information with these parties.

eMERG members use eMERG services to host data and information. eMERG will not review, share, distribute, print, or reference any such data except as provided in eMERG MOUs/agreements, or as may be required by law. We will view or access individual records only with your permission (for example, to resolve a problem or support issue). Users of eMERG services are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of their user registration and passwords.

Tracking Technologies, Cookies and Other Browser Information: Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by eMERG. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base.

We use cookies to remember members settings (e.g., language preference) and for authentication when returning, for more personalized service. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. members can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited. When an eMERG promotion uses cookies, the information written to the cookie indicates the person's progress through the promotion and may be used to track entries, submissions and status in the prize drawing. We may use this information to better personalize the content, banners and promotions you and other members will see on our sites.

Our site automatically captures IP addresses, used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, and to help ensure the security of your interaction with the website.

Third Party Sites: Under confidentiality agreements, eMERG may match member information with third-party data. Also, eMERG discloses aggregated member statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties. Our website and online applications contain links to other websites. eMERG is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. Members and visitors must check the statement of these others websites to understand their policies. Members and visitors who access a linked site may be disclosing their private information. It is your responsibility to keep such information private and confidential. If you have questions about the data collection practices of linked sites, please contact those companies directly.

Opt-Out Statement: eMERG offers you a means to choose how we may use the information you provide. If, at any time after registering for information or ordering our services, you change your mind about receiving certain email communications from us or about sharing personal information with third parties, send us a request to opt-out from receiving promotional emails or from having your personal information shared with third parties. See below for contact information.

Testimonials: We may post member testimonials/comments/reviews on our website which may contain personally identifiable information. We do obtain the member's consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name along with their testimonial. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, see below for contact information.

Surveys, Trade Shows and/or Contests: Our online surveys may ask you for contact information and demographic information. We may use data from our surveys to contact you or to allow appropriate Partners to contact you. We may also use demographic information to tailor your experience at our website by displaying content we think you'll like. We may administer contests on our site and at trade shows where we ask you for contact information, unique identifiers, and demographic information. We may use data from these contests and trade shows to contact you or to allow appropriate Partners to contact you.

Public Forums: Our website may make chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups available to our members. Please be advised that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information and exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Changes to the Privacy Policy: If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy page, the home page, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this statement, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective.

Online Information: While you are browsing our website, our site uses cookies and uses forms for members to post requirements and/or responses. To improve your experience, we collect contact information (including phone number and email address), unique identifiers. Contact information collected through forms is used to communicate with you. You may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each communication, or at any time by contacting us. If we experience difficulty fulfilling/understanding your request, we may contact you via phone or email.