1.1. We are committed to complying with all data protection/privacy laws which are applicable to us.
1.2. In the course of providing you with the Services or access to the website, we will be collecting, using, disclosing and/or processing data, including your personal data.
1.8. You can visit the Website and browse without having to provide personal details. However, you will be required to sign up for an account if you wish to use the Services.
1.9. If you have any comments, suggestions or complaints in relation to your personal data, please contact us through our Contact Us page.
The Personal Data We Collect From You
2.1. Personal Data means any information, whether recorded in a material form or not, from which the identity of an individual is apparent or can be reasonably and directly ascertained by the entity holding the information, or when put together with other information would directly and certainly identify an individual.
2.2. During the course of your use of the Platform and the provision of the Services, we may collect personal data from you, which includes but is not limited to:
(a) Identity data, such as your name, gender, profile picture, and date of birth;
(b) Contact data, such as billing address, delivery address, email address and phone numbers;
(c) Account data, such as bank account and payment details;
(d) Transaction data, such as details about payments to and from you, and other details of products and Services you have purchased from us;
(e) Technical data, such as internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access the Platform;
(f) Profile data, such as your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses;
(g) Usage data, such as information on how you use the Website, products and Services or view any content on the Website;
(h) Location data, such as when you capture and share your location with us in the form of photographs or videos and upload such content to the Website;
(i) Biometric data, such as facial images when you upload videos of yourself to the Website; and
(j) Marketing and communications data, such as your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
2.3. During the course of your use of the Website and the provision of the Services, we may receive personal data from you in the following situations:
(a) When you create an account with us;
(b) When you apply for any of the Services or purchase any products available on the Website;
(c) When you use any of the features or functions available on the Website or Services, including the recording of any user-generated content to be uploaded on the Website;
(d) When you subscribe to our publications or marketing collaterals;
(e) When you enter a competition, promotion or survey;
(f) When you participate in any activity or campaign on the Website;
(g) When you log in to your account on the Website or otherwise interact with us via an external service or application, such as Facebook or Google;
(h) When any other user of the Website posts any comments on the content you have uploaded on the Website or when you post any comments on other users’ content uploaded to the Website;
(i) When a third party lodges a complaint against you or the content you have posted on the Website;
(j) When you interact with us offline, including when you interact with our customer service personnel.
2.5. You must only submit personal data which is accurate and not misleading and you must keep it up to date and inform us of any changes to the personal data you have provided to us. We shall have the right to request for documentation to verify the personal data provided by you as part of our customer verification processes.
2.7. You may access and update your personal information submitted to us at any time as described below.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
3.1. The personal data we collect from you or via third parties may be used by us, or shared with or transferred to third parties (including related companies, third party service providers and their service providers and related companies, third party sellers, and companies located both inside and outside your home country), for certain purposes, which include but are not limited to the following:
(a) To facilitate your use of the Services or access to the Website, including responding to your queries, feedback, claims or disputes through our customer service personnel;
(b) To process orders you submit through the Website;
(c) Payments that you make through the Website for products will be processed by our agent;
(d) To deliver the products you have purchased through the Website sold by us. We may pass your personal information on to a third party in order to make delivery of the product to you (for example to our courier or supplier).
(e) To update you on the delivery of the products and for customer support purposes;
(f) To compare information, and verify with third parties in order to ensure that the information is accurate;
(g) To administer your account (if any) with us;
(h) To verify and carry out financial transactions in relation to payments you make online;
(i) To audit the downloading of data from the Website;
(j) To improve the layout or content of the pages of the Website and customise them for users;
(k) To identify visitors on the Website;
(l) To carry out research on our users’ demographics and behaviour;
(m) To provide you with information we think you may find useful or which you have requested from us, including information about our products and services, provided you have indicated that you have not objected to being contacted for these purposes;
(n) To promote the Services and use information that you give to us, such as user-generated content (including video content) that you can choose to broadcast on our Website, as part of our advertising and marketing campaigns to promote the Website;
(o) To process any complaints, feedback, enforcement action and take-down requests in relation to any content you have uploaded to the Website;
(p) To display on scoreboards on the Website in relation to campaigns, mobile games or any other activity;
(q) To derive further attributes relating to you based on personal data provided by you (whether to us or third parties), in order to provide you with more targeted and/or relevant information;
(r) We may also use your personal information to send you marketing or promotional materials about our products and services from time to time, unless you choose to opt-out from receiving these materials; and
(s) We may also conduct automated-decision making processes in accordance with any of these purposes.
3.2. For the avoidance of doubt, you acknowledge and consent to Meridien Trading Enterprise sharing anonymised information such as but not limited to in the following circumstances:
(a) Aggregated information. We may conduct joint data analytics projects with selected third-party providers using anonymised information to predict user interests and provide users with more targeted and/or relevant information based on aggregated information about that user’s activities outside the Website
(b) Behavioural-based advertising. We may collaborate with selected third parties using anonymised information to derive certain models that would facilitate more accurate advertising to selected users.
3.3. You may unsubscribe from receiving marketing information at any time by using the unsubscribe function within the electronic marketing material. We may use your contact information to send newsletters from us and from our related companies.
3.4. In exceptional circumstances, we may be required to disclose personal information, such as when there are grounds to believe that the disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health, or for law enforcement purposes, or for fulfilment of legal and regulatory requirements and requests.
3.5. We may share and permit the sharing of your personal data with third parties and our affiliates for any of the abovementioned purposes, including but not limited to, facilitating your use of the Services, completing a transaction with you, managing your account and our relationship with you, marketing and fulfilling any legal or regulatory requirements and requests as deemed necessary by us. In sharing your personal data with them, we endeavour to ensure that the third parties and our affiliates keep your personal data secure from unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, processing or similar risks and retain your personal data only for as long as they need your personal data to achieve the abovementioned purposes.
Withdrawal of Consent to Continued Use, Disclosure and/or Processing of Personal Data
4.1. You may communicate the withdrawal of your consent to the continued use, disclosure and/or processing of your personal data including personal data relating to others who may be identified from that personal data for any of the purposes and in the manner as stated above at any time, by contacting us through the Contact Us page.
4.2. Please note that if you communicate your withdrawal of your consent to our use, disclosure or processing of your personal data for the purposes and in the manner as stated above, we may not be in a position to continue to provide the Services to you or perform on any contract we have with you, and we will not be liable in the event that we do not continue to provide the Services to, or perform our contract with you. Our legal rights and remedies are expressly reserved in such an event.
Updating Your Personal Data
5.1. It is important that the personal data you provide to us is accurate and complete for you to continue using the Website and for us to provide the Services. You are responsible for informing us of changes to your personal data, or in the event you believe that the personal data we have about you is inaccurate, incomplete, misleading or out of date.
5.2. If you are unable to update your personal data through your account, you can do so by contacting us through our Contact Us page.
5.3. We take steps to share the updates to your personal data with third parties and our affiliates with whom we have shared your personal data if your personal data is still necessary for the above-stated purposes.
Retention of Personal Data
6.1. We will only retain your personal data for as long as we are either required to by law or as is relevant for the purposes for which it was collected.
6.2. We will cease to retain your personal data, or remove the means by which the data can be associated with you, as soon as it is reasonable to assume that such retention no longer serves the purposes for which the personal data was collected, and is no longer necessary for any legal or business purpose.
Children and Minors Under 18 Years of Age
7.1. Meridien Trading Enterprise does not sell products for purchase by children under 18 years of age, nor does it intend to provide any of the Services or the use of the Website to children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect any personal data relating to children under 18 years of age.
7.4. We will not be responsible for any unauthorised use of the Services on the Website by yourself, users who act on your behalf or any unauthorised users. It is your responsibility to make your own informed decisions about the use of the Services on the Website and take necessary steps to prevent any misuse of the Services on the Website.
Collection of Computer Data
8.2. When you visit the Website through your computer, mobile device, or any other device with internet connectivity, the Website will automatically record data that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This data may include:
(a) Your computer or device's IP address;
(b) Browser type;
(c) Webpage you were visiting before you came to the Website;
(d) The pages within the Website which you visit; and
(e) The time spent on those pages, items and data searched for on the Website, access times and dates, and other statistics.
8.3. This data is collected for analysis and evaluation in order to help us improve our website and the services and products we provide.
8.4. Cookies are small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. They allow us to recognize a particular device or browser and help us to personalise the content to match your preferred interests more quickly, and to make the Services and the Website more convenient and useful to you.
8.5. You may be able to manage and delete cookies through your browser or device settings. For more information on how to do so, visit the help material of your browser or device.
8.6. Web beacons are small graphic images that may be included on our Service and the Website. They allow us to count users who have viewed these pages so that we can better understand your preference and interests.
Meridien Trading Enterprise’s Right to Disclose Personal Data
9.1. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT MERIDIEN TRADING ENTERPRISE HAS THE RIGHT TO DISCLOSE YOUR PERSONAL DATA TO ANY LEGAL, REGULATORY, GOVERNMENTAL, TAX, LAW ENFORCEMENT OR OTHER AUTHORITIES OR THE RELEVANT RIGHT OWNERS, IF MERIDIEN TRADING ENTERPRISE HAS REASONABLE GROUNDS TO BELIEVE THAT DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS NECESSARY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING ANY OBLIGATIONS, REQUIREMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS, WHETHER VOLUNTARY OR MANDATORY, AS A RESULT OF COOPERATING WITH AN ORDER, AN INVESTIGATION AND/OR A REQUEST OF ANY NATURE BY SUCH PARTIES. TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE NOT TO TAKE ANY ACTION AND/OR WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS TO TAKE ANY ACTION AGAINST MERIDIEN TRADING ENTERPRISE FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.
Third Party Sites
10.1. The Website and Services may contain links to other websites operated by other parties, such as our business affiliates, merchants or payment gateways. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by these other parties. You are advised to check on the applicable privacy policies of those websites to determine how they will handle any information they collect from you.