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Updated as of April 28, 2008

The MeriTalk Privacy Policy describes how MeriTalk and its subsidiaries treat personal information when you use MeriTalk services.

Personal Information

Use Exclusions

Uses

Information That is Publicly Available

Your Choices

Third-Party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

MeriTalk allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the MeriTalk Web site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the MeriTalk Web site. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

MeriTalk does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt out. However, please note that if an advertiser asks MeriTalk to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, women ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, men ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content), and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the MeriTalk Web site, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt out of certain practices. MeriTalk's privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or Web sites. Any data obtained by third-party ad servers subsequently shared with MeriTalk is maintained and dealt with by MeriTalk in accordance with this privacy policy.

More Information

For more information about our privacy practices, write to us at:

MeriTalk Privacy
P.O. Box 1356
Alexandria, Virginia 22313