Privacy Policy



Privacy Policy


As a valued user of the Merrell Family Foundation, Inc. (“MFF”), protecting and properly using your personal information is of utmost importance to us. We take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting your personal information. Our Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand what personal information we may collect from you, how we use such information and the choices you have regarding our use of this information.  By engaging our services and agreeing to transact with us through our website, you agree to abide by the following Privacy Policy.  This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for MFF (“we”, “our” or “us”) and our website;, its subdomains, and related domains (collectively these domains are to be referred to as the “Website”), our services, features, content and applications (collectively with the Website, the “Services”). We receive information about you from various sources, including (i) your user account (“User” or “User Account”); (ii) your interaction with our Services; and (iii) from third party sources and services.  This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by the Website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:

  • What information we collect;
  • With whom it is shared;
  • How it can be corrected;
  • How it is secured;
  • How policy changes will be communicated; and
  • How to address concerns over misuse of personal and company data.

This Privacy Policy governs your use of the MFF website in the United States unless otherwise indicated. This Privacy Policy is also incorporated and made a part of our Terms and Conditions for Use of our Site. Please review the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions please do not use our Site.

Cross Border Data Transfers

The Website may be available worldwide.  If you use the Website from outside the United States, your data may be transferred to, stored and processed by us and our affiliates in other countries, and by those third parties with whom we may share information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.  You authorize us to use the information collected in connection with your use of the Website as explained below, which may involve transferring and storing such information across and outside your country to a country (such as a country outside of the European Economic Area) that may provide a different level of protection for such information.  For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the “European Economic Area” the European Union Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

Information Collection, Sharing and Use

The User Privacy Policy contains the handling of user information (“User Information”) collected when you are using our Services.  This User Privacy Policy also covers our handling of the User Information our partners and clients share with us, and the User Information we share with our partners and clients.

We collect personal information when communicating or interacting with you.  Personal information is any information that we can use to identify, locate or contact you. Some examples of personal information we collect include:

  • Registering for an account on our Website, if and when available;
  • Subscribing to any communications from us or managing your preferences with us;
  • Your Financial Account numbers when transacting with us, including donating to MFF;
  • Interacting with our Website, or other Services;
  • Transaction information about how you interact with us such as account information, computer and mobile device information and push notification services you request;
  • Device Information:  such as your IP address and an anonymous device identifier.  In addition, the Website and/or Services may collect certain information automatically, such as content viewed, and information that allows us to periodically determine mobile device and usage information, which may include (i) information about the way you use the Website, (ii) information specific to your mobile device (such as make, model, operating system and version, Internet browser, device IP address, cookies, anonymous device and/or advertising identifier and similar information), (iii) information about your use of features, functions, or notifications on the device, and (iv) signal strength relating to WiFi or Bluetooth functionality, temperature, battery level, and similar technical data.  We may collect the foregoing information even if you are not logged in to the Website;
  • Browser Information:  such as information automatically provided by browsers like user agent and IP addresses accessing the Website;
  • Through communications with you;
  • Contacting us with a comment, question or dispute;


We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to or collect information that you voluntarily give us via the Website or other direct contact from you. We may share the information we collect as stated herein, and/or in the following instances:

  • we have been given your consent to disclose;
  • we have previously informed you of the disclosure, including by means of our Privacy Policy or on the Website, or through the Service where you provided your information;
  • we are required by law, legal process, or court order to disclose;
  • disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may cause or be causing harm to, or interference with, our rights or property, our Website users, or anyone else; or
  • to respond to an inquiry, request or complaint that you have made.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.  Such information may be used to facilitate transactions among our Users.  As such, this information may be shared and used by all such parties to the extent we desire or otherwise allow such information to be shared.  You are hereby accepting and agreeing to such use and sharing of information.

Our Websites and Services may ask you to submit User Information, as well as other information about other people and/or their affiliated companies. Such information may be used to facilitate transactions among our Users, MFF, and third parties. As such, such information may be shared and used by all such parties. You are hereby accepting and agreeing to such use and sharing of information.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time.  You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address at [info]

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data

MFF bears no responsibility for any action or policies of any third parties who collect any information that users may disclose in user forums or other public areas of this Website. You are also responsible for maintaining and updating the registration information in your User Account with current and complete information.


You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing e-mails from the Website by clicking the link contained within such e-mails sent to you. You cannot unsubscribe from receiving correspondence regarding non-marketing e-mails, including but not limited to correspondence with parties involved in a transaction with you, or emails with MFF regarding your User Account and activities on or through the Website.

You should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases. In addition, we may institute a policy in which User Information is deleted after a certain amount of time, and therefore, your User Information may no longer exist in the our active databases. Even if you choose to unsubscribe or otherwise modify your User Account settings, MFF reserves the right to contact you regarding your account and your use of this Website and/or the Services.

Some features of the Website and our Services permit you to provide content to the Services, such as User comments.  All content submitted by a User to the Website may be retained by MFF, even after you terminate your User Account.  We may continue to disclose such content to other parties in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

E-mail Newsletter Subscriptions

When you create a User Account or accept one, you may agree to be subscribed to our e-mail newsletters, if any. You may also be asked for other information at the same or later time.  We do not use your email address or other User Information to send marketing messages unless you’ve opted in to receive such messages.

Sharing and Disclosure

When you visit and utilize the different functions of our Website, our web servers may automatically collect website usage information.  Website usage information is non-User Information that describes how our visitors utilize the Website. Information collected includes, but is not limited to, the number and frequency of visitors each web page and the length of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visit the Website, and IP addresses.  MFF may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to determine your computer’s server location, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit use of the Website.

MFF may also work with third parties to provide some Services on our Website.  In connection with those Services, you are deemed to consent to us sharing User Information with third parties who provide services including, but not limited to, credit card processing, customer service, promotions, and order fulfillment.  These third parties do not have any right to use User Information or information shared with them beyond what is necessary to assist in providing the Services.  You consent to our sharing of User Information with these third parties.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to prevent such third parties from disclosing User Information, except for providing such Services.  We cannot guarantee that these third parties will not disclose our User Information and will not be liable for any unauthorized use or disclosure by any third party.

MFF will share information in order to comply with state and federal law.  We will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.  We may also share it if a government agency or investigatory body requests.  We may also share information to protect us, or our site, or our users.  We might share information with other companies for fraud and credit risk reduction.

MFF will share information to any successor to all or part of our business whether MFF is acquired by or merged with another company.  For example, if part of our business was sold we may sell our customer list as part of that transaction.  In the event that MFF is acquired by or merged with a third party, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information collected from our Users as part of such transaction.  We may not control how our User Information is handled in the event of a bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of law when applied to creditor rights.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the Website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g. billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store User Information are kept in a secure environment.

All of that being stated, the internet is not 100% secure.  MFF cannot promise that your information will be completely safe.  Please use caution when using the Internet or providing personal and company information to others.

If MFF learns of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps, or alternatively, we may post a notice of such security breach on our Website.  Please contact us if you would like to receive a written notice of a security breach.

Cookies and Related Technologies

MFF receives and records certain technical information from your browser in order to operate its Services.  We may use certain tools to view statistics about usage of our Services.

We use cookies or similar technologies as they may become available on the Website or in e-mail messages. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies are used by MFF for other purposes, including but not limited to, conduct research to improve our content and services; store credentials you may use to enable posting to other sites; keep track of your design file choices and preferences while using our Services; and access information when you sign on.  Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any User Information on our site.  Some of our third party business partners may use cookies on our site (e.g., advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.  Most browsers will allow you to configure the use of cookies on your browser.  You should refer to your browser instructions, or “Help” screen for more information. However, it is possible that some parts of this Website will not operate correctly if you disable cookies and you may not be able to take advantage of some of this Website’s features. You should consult with your browser’s provider/manufacturer if you have any questions regarding disabling cookies.

Our web pages may include advertisements for third parties and their products, and those third-party advertisements may include a cookie served by the third party. We do not control cookies in such third party ads, and visitors are encouraged to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the use of information collected from you by third party ad servers. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

We may also collect information through web beacons; tags; pixels which are blocks of code that can read and place cookies, recognize certain types of information on your device, such as which websites or apps you use, and your browsing behavior, as well as provide Service analytics.

Mobile device identifiers also collect information and these are standard device identifiers, for example the “IDFA” advertising identifier used on Apple’s iOS devices and the “Google Advertising ID” advertising identifier used on Android devices, to analyze your use of mobile applications.


We may include a widget from a third party on the Websites that allows interaction or content sharing by users. “Widgets” are mini-programs (such as a Facebook “Share” or “Like” button) that provide specific services or content from a third party. The third party providing the Widget may offer controls for you to manage the Widget’s appearance and functionality. Your interaction with a Widget typically allows the third party to collect some information about you through the third party’s cookies or its registration information. In some cases, the third party may recognize you through its Widgets and cookies even when you do not interact with the Widget. To obtain a list of these third parties in order to request their privacy policy information and learn about the controls that may be available to you, please contact us at [info]

Links to Third-Party Websites

The Website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that MFF is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave the Website and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects user information.

Children and Minors

The Website is not intended for children under 18. In some cases, children may give us information without us knowing about it. If you are a parent or legal guardian and believe that your child under 18 has provided us with personally identifiable information, please email MFF at [info]  MFF is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding children, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.


From time-to-time our site may request information via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level).  Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Update to Privacy Policy


From time to time, MFF may change, amend, or update this privacy policy.  MFF will notify you of any material changes to this policy as required by law.  MFF will also post an updated copy on the Website.  Please check the Website periodically for updates.


Your Access

We respect your need to be able to access and update the personal information that you have provided to us. If you have registered online, you may access and update your personal information at any time by logging into your account. You may also request access and update your personal information by email or writing to MFF at the contact information set out above (subject to certain exceptions and as prescribed by law). We may request certain personal information to verify the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.

California Privacy Rights

California law entitles residents to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties or with corporate affiliates for those entities direct marketing purposes.  MFF does not provide any personal information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. If you want to request a notice or have any questions about MFF privacy practices, please contact us at [info]

If you have questions regarding our Privacy Policy please contact us at:  [info]

Legal Basis for Processing Information (EEA users only)

If you a user located in the European Economic Area, our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above depends on the type of information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.


We may rely on our legitimate interest to collect information from you, except where such interests are overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. Where we rely on our legitimate interests to collect and process information about you, they include the interests described herein.


However, in some cases, we may rely on your consent or have a legal obligation to collect the information from you, or may otherwise need the information to protect your and/or our vital interests or those of another person or entity. If we rely on your consent to collect and/or process information about you, we will obtain such consent in compliance with applicable laws.


If you have questions about or want further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use information about you, please contact us at [info]


European Data Subject Rights


If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding the collection, processing, and use of information about you.   As set forth above, the information that we collect about you when you use the Service may include certain digital identifiers that are considered “personal data” under European law.  We process this data either as it is necessary to further our legitimate interest and/or pursuant to your consent.


As a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the right to:  (i) request access and obtain a copy of the information we collect about you; (ii) request rectification or erasure; (iii) restrict the processing of such information; and (iv) if applicable, data portability.  In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of such information.


If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [info] Please note that because most of the information we collect and maintain about you can only identify a particular browser or device, and cannot identify you individually, you may need to provide us with additional information to enable us to identify the information we have about you and ensure that we accurately fulfill your request.  Although we use good faith efforts to respond to your request, we may not be able to provide and/or correct the requested information in all situations.  For example, we may not be able to provide the information requested if it imposes an undue burden or expense, requires us to release confidential commercial information, or requires the disclosure of information relating to another person.

Finally, as a resident of the EEA, you have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of personal data with a European Data Protection Authority.  For contact details of your relevant local Data Protection Authority, please see here:


Closing Your Account; Deleting Information

Our goal is delete the User Account you requested within 30 days of receiving your written request.  For the Website, we will delete you email, IP address, username and your profile information. We will also delete your posting and images tied to your username. Because we do not control all other Sites, please contact the Site owner to delete your account information.


If you close your MMF account, we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that information about you is no longer accessible or used by the Service.  However, as permitted by applicable law, we retain and may use information about you as necessary to comply with our legal and/or financial obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and other legitimate purposes (including, for document retention and security purposes).  Please contact us at [info] to close your MFF account or request changes or modification of the information you previously provided to us.]

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy please contact us at:

Merrell Family Foundation
701 S. Olive Ave, # 1914
West Palm Beach Fl 33401

The examples contained in this Privacy Policy are illustrations only, and are not intended to be exhaustive.