Mears Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement
Posting Date: January 31, 2019
Effective Date: March 3, 2019
1.What Information is Collected by Mears or its Service Providers and When
We may receive personal information from other sources. For example, if you connect your social media account(s) to your account, the social media site may share information with us about your use of their services, including information about your profile, contacts, and viewed or liked content. We encourage you to read the applicable privacy policies for your social media accounts. We shall have no responsibility for the data collection and use practices of those social media sites.
If you use the Platform to make a payment, we collect information about the transaction. This includes the date of the transaction, payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing and contact details.
Mears and its service providers also collect certain non-personal information, data that does not identify you as an individual person. This information tells us about how people use the Platform so that we can analyze its effectiveness and provide you with a better web experience. We collect and use this information through a variety of technologies, including “cookies” and analysis applications, as discussed below.
Like every website, Mears’ servers automatically and temporarily store the following information in the server log files. This information is provided by your browser, unless you have deactivated the function.
- -IP address of the enquiring computer
- -File query by the client
- -The http response code
- -The Internet page from which you visited us (referrer URL)
- -The browser type and version
- -The operating system used on the enquiring computer
The server log files are not analyzed with respect to individuals. At no time can this data be attributed to specific individuals.
(b)Site Visit Tracking Technologies
A cookie is a unique alphanumeric identifier that websites use to help identify the number of unique visitors to a website, whether or not those visitors are repeat visitors, and the source of the visits. Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver a virus and thus pose no threat to you. Servers and sites other than the one placing the cookie on your hard drive cannot read the cookie, and no personal information can be gathered by other servers from the cookie. If you prefer not to enable cookies or to disable them, you may do so through your web browser’s security settings. Please note that certain features of the Platform may not be available once cookies have been disabled.
Like most websites, the Platform gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, operating system, internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, date/time stamp of access, and clickstream data, and information about the content you view on the Platform. When you visit the Platform, the servers automatically log your IP address, the time and duration of your visit, and the time and duration spent on the pages of the Platform which you view. If you arrive at the Platform by clicking a paid advertisement or a link in a communication, then the server will capture information that tracks your visit from that link. If you arrive at the Platform by clicking on a non-paid source, such as a search engine result or link on another website, the server may capture information that tracks your visit from that source, to the extent available.
Some of Mears’ communications to you may contain a “click-through URL” which links to content on the Platform. When you click one of these URLs, it passes information through the Mears web server before you arrive at the destination web page. Mears tracks this click-through data to help determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communications. If you prefer not to be tracked, simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in e-mails you receive from Mears.
Certain features of the Platform may use local stored objects (“Flash cookies”) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
Mears additionally may use web beacons or pixel tags, which are tiny invisible graphic images, in the Platform. Web beacons and pixel tags may be used by Mears to count users who have visited its webpages and for related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
If you use a smart phone to access the Platform, we may be provided with and collect device-specific information, including your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, phone number, and mobile network information. We may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your account information.
We may use third-party service providers (e.g., search engines) to collect and analyze information about use of the Platform. These service providers may utilize cookies and related technologies to collect personal information.
2.Use of Information
Mears and its service providers may use your personal information to provide our services and to contact you in response to inquiries you submit. Mears and its service providers may use your information to manage our contractual relationship with you, because we have a legitimate interest to do so, and/or to comply with a legal obligation:
- to present our Platform and related content to you;
- to provide you with information or services that you request from us;
- to provide you with notices about your account;
- in combination with other information for Platform improvement and marketing and promotional purposes;
- to process payments from you;
- to provide more consistent and personalized services across the Platform, including to personalize our advertising, marketing, and promotional efforts;
- to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection;
- to notify you about changes to the Platform or any services we offer or provide though it;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features on the Platform;
- to allow you to participate in mobile device applications linked to interactive features on our website;
- in any other way we may describe when you provide the information;
- for any other purpose with your consent.
On other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the information for the purposes which we explain at that time. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time; however, we may have other legal grounds for processing your information, including those identified above.
3.When Mears Discloses Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction. This data cannot be attributed to any specific individual. Mears may disclose aggregated user data in order to describe our services to current and prospective affiliates, and to other third parties for lawful purposes.
Mears and its service providers may transfer information between them for business purposes. For example, Mears’ service providers may handle technical support, payment processing, marketing, advertising delivery and tracking, or information analysis. We furnish our service providers the information they need to perform these and other services, and we work with our service providers to respect and protect your information. We may also provide your information to our affiliates. The entities with which we share information may be located in the United States or other countries.
In the event that Mears or some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, or to the extent we engage in business negotiations with our business partners, the information collected on the Platform may be transferred or shared with third parties as part of that transaction or negotiation. We may also provide information or provide access to information to any of our affiliated businesses or to our business partners.
On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information without your consent and without notice to you as required to comply with laws and regulations, or to comply with court orders, subpoenas, or lawful discovery requests. Information collected from you may also be used to investigate security breaches or otherwise cooperate with authorities. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation.
We may disclose information about you without your consent and without notice to you as required to enforce or apply the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (https://www.mearstransportation.com/terms/), or other agreements, including for billing and collection purposes.
4.How Mears Protects Your Personal Information
Mears has implemented reasonable physical, technical, and organizational safeguards to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, acquisition, or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Although we strive to keep your personal information secure, no safeguards can be guaranteed to be completely secure, so you should exercise caution when transferring personal and other sensitive information over the Internet. Please advise us immediately at the address listed below of any incident involving the loss of or unauthorized access to or disclosure of personal information that is in our custody or control.
The Platform may contain links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you will leave the Platform and will be subject to the policies and privacy practices of the other site, which may differ significantly. You should review the policies of other sites you visit. Mears is not responsible for the content, technology, security, or practices of linked sites operated by others, or for your use of linked sites.
The Platform is not aimed at or intended for children. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of thirteen through the Platform. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have inadvertently collected personal information relating to a child under the age of thirteen, we will delete that information from our records. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of thirteen, please contact us at email@example.com.
We recognize that the Platform may be accessed from anywhere in the world, and that the laws of the jurisdictions in which some users are located may differ substantially from those of the United States and the State of Florida. You should be aware that data related to the Platform is hosted, processed, and handled in the United States. Because we cannot practicably prevent users in different jurisdictions from accessing the Platform, you are responsible for knowing and complying with the laws of your jurisdiction. If such laws conflict with your use of the Platform or any of its content or functionality, the Platform is not intended for you, and we ask you not to use it or submit any information through it.
We comply with all applicable laws of the United States. In the event of a conflict between United States legal requirements and the legal requirements of other jurisdictions, we will defer to United States legal requirements.
8.Do Not Track
“Do Not Track” is a privacy setting that you may set in your web browsers. If turned on, this setting requests that websites not track information about users. At this time, we do not respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings or signals.
We retain personal information for as long as necessary to provide services to you and fulfill the transactions you have requested, or for other necessary purposes such as complying with our legal obligations and enforcing our agreements. Retention periods vary depending on the type of information and how it is used. The criteria we use to determine the appropriate retention periods include:
- How long we have a relationship with you and provide services or products to you.
- Whether there is a legal, contractual or similar obligation that requires us to keep your information for a certain period of time.
- Whether you have consented to retention of your information for a longer period of time.
When we no longer need to use or retain your personal information, we will automatically remove it from our systems, subject to complying with our legal obligations.
10.Rights to Access and Control Your Personal Information
You have choices about the collection, use, and sharing of your personal information, including:
- Deletion: You can request that we erase or delete all or some of your personal information (e.g., it is no longer necessary to provide services to you).
- Change or Correct: You can review and change your personal information by logging onto the Platform and visiting your account. You may also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to correct any personal information that you have provided to us.
- Object to or Restrict Use: You can request that we stop using some or all of your personal information or restrict our use of your personal information.
- Access and/or Take: You can request a copy of your personal information
- Marketing: You may opt-out of direct marketing or profiling we carry out for direct marketing by sending us an email at email@example.com.
- Withdrawing Consent: If we have collected or processed your personal information with your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information based on other lawful processing grounds.
For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions that occurred prior your request. We will also retain your personal information if reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, and enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (https://www.mearstransportation.com/terms/). To learn more about how to make these requests, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may transfer your personal information to other countries in compliance with applicable laws. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in those countries may have access to your personal information.
Mears Transportation Group
324 West Gore Street
Orlando, FL 32806