There are two general methods Mendes uses to collect information from you online:
Information We Get
Personal Data. Your Personal Data (such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other identifying information) may be collected only when you choose to submit it to us. We may also collect health information about you that you provide by responding to our questions or surveys.
Aggregate information. Aggregate information is information without the personal identifiers you provided. We may use that aggregate information combined with other information to produce anonymous, aggregated statistical information (e.g. number of visitors, originating domain name of the Internet Service Provider), helpful to us in improving our products and services.
Automatically Collected Information
We and some third party providers we work with automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our sites and in some e-mails we may send each other. Automatic technologies and services we use may include, for example, Web server logs/IP addresses, cookies, Web beacons and third party application and content tools.
Web Server Logs/IP Addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. All computer identification on the Internet is conducted with IP addresses, which allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with each other. Mendes collects IP addresses to conduct system administration and report aggregate information to affiliates, business partners and/or vendors to conduct site analysis and web site performance review.
Web Beacons. On certain Web pages or e-mails, Mendes may utilize a common Internet technology called a “Web beacon” (also known as an “action tag” or “clear GIF technology”). Web beacons help analyze the effectiveness of Websites by measuring, for example, the number of visitors to a site or how many visitors clicked on key elements of a site.
Web beacons, cookies and other tracking technologies do not automatically obtain Personal Data about you. Only if you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information, such as by registering or sending e-mails, can these automatic tracking technologies be used to provide further information about your use of the Website and/or interactive e-mails to improve their usefulness to you.
Services. We may provide services based on third party applications and content tools on certain Mendes Websites such as Google Maps. These third parties may automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us on our sites using such third party applications and tools.
You have several choices regarding your use of our Websites. You could decide not to submit any Personal Data at all by not entering it into any forms or data fields on our sites and not using any available personalized services.
If you choose to submit personal data, you have the right to see and correct your data at any time by accessing the application. Certain sites may ask for your permission for certain uses of your information and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to opt-out at any time by following the instructions included in each communication.
As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you anonymously as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
Mendes uses technology and security precautions, rules and other procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use, disclosure, loss or destruction.
Use of Data
Mendes, including the companies we hire to perform services on our behalf will use any Personal Data you choose to give us to comply with your requests. We may collect and use Personal Data to provide you with products or services, to bill you for products and services you request, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes which are evident from the circumstances or about which we inform you when we collect Personal Data from you. We will retain control of and responsibility for the use of this information in respect of European and Swiss Legislation. Some of this data may be stored or processed at computers located in other jurisdictions, such as the United States, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in that country to maintain protections on the data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live.
The collected information will be helpful for us to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services. It helps us also to personalize certain communications with you about services and promotions that you might find interesting.
Data Sharing and Transfer
All these companies and agents are required to comply with the terms of our privacy policies.
We may also disclose Personal Data for these purposes:
- a) in connection with the sale, assignment or other transfer of the business of the site to which the data relates;
- b) to respond to appropriate requests of legitimate government agencies or where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations; or
- c) where needed for corporate audits or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.
No Third-Party Direct Marketing Use. We will not sell or otherwise transfer the Personal Data you provide to us at our Web sites to any third parties for their own direct marketing use unless we provide clear notice to you and obtain your explicit consent for your data to be shared in this manner.
E-mail a Friend or Colleague. On some Mendes sites, you can choose to send a link or a message to a friend or colleague referring them to our Web site. E-mail addresses you may provide for a friend will be used to send your friend information on your behalf and will not be collected or used by Mendes or other third parties for additional purposes.
Links to Other Sites
Our Websites contain links to a number of Websites that may offer useful information to our visitors. This Privacy Statement does not apply to those sites, and we recommend communicating to them directly for information on their privacy policies.
Privacy Statement for Children
Our Websites are directed at an adult audience. We do not collect any Personal Data from anyone we know to be under the age of 13 without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative. Such legal representative has the right, upon request, to view the information provided by the child and/or to require that it be deleted.
Additional Information on Web Sites
If a Web site has particular provisions relating to privacy that differ from those stated here, those provisions will be disclosed to you on the page on which Personal Data is collected.
Note to Users of Business or Professional Web Sites
If you have a business or professional relationship with Mendes, we may use information you submit on our sites, including sites intended specifically for business and professional users, to fulfill your requests and develop our business relationship with you and the entities you represent. We may also share such information with third parties acting on our behalf.
How to Contact Mendes
For questions or if you wish Mendes to amend or delete your profile, please contact us in writing (by post), as follows:
Via Giacometti 1
If you contact us, please note the name of the website where you provided the information, as well as the specific information you would like us to correct, update or delete plus a proper identification of you. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on us.