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Privacy Policy

MERALOHA.com respects your privacy and is committed to protect your personal information. In general, you can visit our website without identifying yourself or providing personal information. There are times when we may need personal information from you and this Privacy policy describes the information, we collect from you and how we may use it. If you do not agree please do not use or access our Platform.

Throughout this document, “we”, “us”, “our”, and “ours” refer to MERALOHA.COM. "You" or "Your" shall mean the person who is accessing the Platform.  

1.Information Collected

Personal information means any information that may be used to identify you as an individual or an organization. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • First and last name
  • Membership number
  • Email address
  • Password
  • Residential or mailing address
  • Company/ organization name
  • Job title
  • Phone and Fax numbers
  • Birth date and gender
  • Billing and shipping address
  • Professional interests

Other information needed to provide a service you have requested.

We may collect the above-mentioned information when you apply for either our membership, register for a training event, subscribe for a publication, submit an article for publication, apply for a scholarship, faculty grant, travel grant or award recognition. Our website does log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend there. We do not link your IP address to any personal information unless you have registered and logged in to our website. No personal information will be shared with any third parties without your permission.

2.Use of Your Information

We will only use your personal data in a fair and reasonable manner, and where we have a lawful reason to do so. We may process your Personal Information for the business purposes, providing our services and products to you including to respond to your requests for any product or service, documentation, to process an order, to correspond, to enable a subscription or event registration or send direct marketing information and perform market research. We will also use your information to personalize the content you view and to understand how you use the website, in order to improve the services this website provides.

 In general, assume that you have given permission to collect and use your personal information in accordance with your acceptance of the Terms of Use, of which this Privacy Statement is a part. You have the right to request that not to contact you for the purposes of sending you newsletters, customer surveys, direct marketing, or market research information.

3. Processing Transactions

We may use personal information to provide the services you request. Such information will be used for business purposes such as to conduct a transaction, to process an order, to obtain a membership, to register for events, subscriptions, donations, or grant/scholarship applications. We use your sensitive personal information to process your payments

 4. Providing Services

We may use your personal information to provide you the support or information with regards to a product or service that you purchased or availed, or to keep you updated about the new products or services and upcoming events. We may contact you in response to any query raised by you.

  5. Meetings, Conferences and Events

We may contact you if you are registered yourself for an upcoming meeting, conference or event to provide you event information, logistics, updates, or any other additional information related to the event. Kindly note that our conferences, meetings or event organizers, co-sponsors, exhibitors, and any other third parties may directly request your personal information at their conference booths. To provide your personal information is optional. Kindly read their privacy policies before providing your personal information to them.

 6. Online Forums

We have collaborated with online forums to provide you better services and latest information. We do not control the content posted on these forums. You must be careful while sharing personal information on these online forums.

We cannot review or monitor the content and material posted or uploaded on these online forums. We do not take any responsibility for the content posted on these forums. If we found or it is brought to our attention that the content posted contains any of the below information, then we reserve the right to block or remove such content from our platform. This includes, but not limited to: 

  • abusive, libelous, defamatory or obscene;
  • fraudulent, deceptive or misleading;
  •  in violation of a copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right of another; or
  • offensive or otherwise unacceptable to us.

We reserve all rights to block access of any person to these forums, who infringe the copyrights of others.

 7. Social Networks

We are also present on social networking websites to inform you about the events, news related to the industry. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those linked websites.

  8. Third-Party Links

We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include such as conference registration, payment processing and fulfilment of orders and other member benefits.  These third-party service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Further, they must process the personal information in accordance with applicable law.

We retain your personal information for a period no longer than is required for the purpose for which it was collected or as required under any applicable law. However, we may retain data related to you if there is a legal obligation to retain the data; if required to comply with any applicable statutory or regulatory retention requirement by law; if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse; to enable us to exercise its legal rights and/or defend against legal claims; or for other legitimate purposes. We may continue to retain your data in anonymized form for analytical and research purposes.

 9. Choice, Opt-out, and Control

 All our members have access to review and change their personal information after signing into your member’s account.

We provide all users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving non-essential (promotional, marketing-related) communications from us after setting up an account. If you do not wish to receive promotional communications from us, Kindly contact us at connect.meraloha@gmail.com

10. Cookies

Some of our web pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your hard drive when you visit certain web pages. It is used to identify yourself to a website when you revisit it, to load your preferences and to track the pages the pages you have visited. The only personal information held in such a cookie is information you have provided to. You have the choice of whether or not to accept cookies by means of your browser settings, although you may not be able to use certain features and functionalities of the website if you do disable them.

  11. Minors

To use the Platform, you agree that you must be of 18 years of above as mentioned under the Indian Contract Act, 1872. If you are under the age of 18 or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you must use the Platform under the supervision of your parent, legal guardian or responsible adult. Any personal information inadvertently collected of any children under the age of 18 years, will be deleted as soon we get the information about the same.

 12. Third-Party Content

Please be aware that the Platform sometimes contains links to other sites that are not governed by this Privacy Policy. Users may be directed to third-party sites for more information, such as advertisers, blogs, content sponsorships, vendor services, social networks, etc.

 We make no representations or warranties regarding how your information is stored or used on third-party servers. We recommend that you review the applicable privacy statements and policies of each third-party site linked from the Platform to determine their use of your personal information.

13. Changes to Privacy Policy

Woodapple Resources Private Limited reserves the right to update, change or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. The Privacy Policy shall come into effect from the date of publication of such update, change or modification.