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Information Collection and Use Overview Statement
Active data collection and use
Active data collection occurs when a visitor voluntarily provides information on a form provided on this website. Name, address, and e-mail address information provided by a visitor are used to fulfill a visitor's request for information such as recipes, newsletters, etc. From time to time, Merisant may ask visitors to Equal.com whether they or a member of their family have diabetes. Merisant is not a healthcare provider or clearinghouse, as defined under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as amended, and the collection, storage or use of such information by Merisant is not covered by this Act. In addition to requesting information described on the site, a visitor who submits a registration form may be included in periodic mailings from Merisant, and/or from other organizations whose products and services we believe you may find interesting. Typically, we are compensated by these organizations for providing such information. If a visitor does not wish to receive such mailings, they may indicate so on the form. Merisant communicates with consumers who elect to receive information via postal mail and/or e-mail. We use the responses provided in the survey portion of the registration form to determine the types of mailings that would interest you. It is also possible that a third party might acquire your personal information if Merisant’s business is ever sold in whole or in part.
If you elected to receive information from Merisant or any of Merisant’s partner organizations in the past but wish to stop doing so, you may complete and submit our "Opt-out form" and Merisant will no longer make your information available to our partner organizations. However, in that event, we may not be able to remove your name from our partners' mailing lists and Merisant will not be obligated to take any action to cause any of its partner organizations to remove your name from its mailings lists or otherwise no longer use your personal information. You then will have to directly request that these organizations remove your name from their lists.
Review of personal information
Merisant does not provide past or present visitors to Equal.com with a process to review and request changes to personal information that Merisant has collected. Passive data collection and use Passive data collection may occur as a result of a visitor's activities while browsing a website. The Equal.com web server currently recognizes only a visitor's IP address. To maintain visitor anonymity, Equal does not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard disk for record keeping purposes.
Cookies are not currently being collected on the Equal.com website. Merisant also currently does not have any special relationships with any ad server companies. In the future Merisant may, in its sole discretion and without notice to any past or then current user of the Equal.com website, collect passive data and develop contractual or other arrangements with one or more ad server companies.
Merisant attempts to protect the information provided through this website and stored both online and offline. Servers storing electronic information are kept in a secure environment. However, Merisant makes no representation or warranty that it will be able to prevent unauthorized access to, or use or disclosure of, personal information stored electronically by or on behalf of Merisant. Merisant further disclaims any obligation to notify any past or current user of the Equal.com website of any unauthorized access to, or use or disclosure of, personal information stored electronically by or on behalf of Merisant.