Privacy policy

Last Updated: March 29, 2013

This privacy policy (this "Policy") describes the collection of personal information and certain other information by Meraki, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("Meraki," "we," or "us") from users of our Web site at www.meraki.com (the "Website"), as well as all applications, widgets, software, tools, and other services provided by us and on which a link to this Policy is displayed (collectively, together with the Website, our "Services"). This Policy also describes our use and disclosure of such information. By using our Services, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of information in accordance with this Policy. This Policy is incorporated by reference into the Meraki Terms of Use and the Meraki End Customer Agreement and is subject to the provisions of the Meraki Terms of Use and the Meraki End Customer Agreement. The terms "you," "your," and "user" refer to the user visiting the Website or accessing or using the Services. Other capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given to them in the Terms of Use.

Personal Information

"Personal Information," as used in this Policy, is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as an individual's name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. Personal Information also includes information, such as demographic information (e.g., date of birth, gender, geographic area, and preferences), when any of this information is linked to Personal Information that identifies that individual.

Personal Information does not include "aggregate" or other non-personally identifiable information. Aggregate information is information that we collect about a group or category of products, services, or users that is not personally identifiable or from which individual identities are removed. We may use and disclose aggregate information, and other non-personally identifiable information, for various purposes at our sole discretion and without notice or liability to you.

Collection of Information

Collection of Voluntarily-Provided Information

We collect Personal Information that our users provide to us in a variety of ways on our Services. These include the following:

  • E-mail Newsletters. We may offer e-mail newsletters from time to time on our Services. If you sign up to receive a newsletter from us, we collect your e-mail address.

  • User Accounts and Profiles. Our Services may give you the ability to register for an account or to create and update a user profile. If we offer user account or profile functionality on the Services, we will collect the Personal Information that you provide to us in the course of registering for an account or creating or updating a user account or profile. This information may include, for example, name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, and related demographic information about you. We may indicate that some Personal Information is required for you to register for the account or to create the profile, while some is optional.

  • Logging into Networks. Certain networks using our Services may require users to establish or use login credentials. In connection with supporting this log-on functionality, we may collect information such as email addresses, telephone numbers, or user or administrator-created usernames, along with user-created or administrator-created passwords, to facilitate such log-on functionality and otherwise to provide our Services.

  • Correspondence. If you contact us by e-mail, using a contact form on the Services, or by other means, we collect the Personal Information contained within, and associated with, your correspondence.

  • Contests and Sweepstakes. We and other business partners may conduct or sponsor special contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions that users may enter or otherwise participate in on our Services or otherwise. Certain of these promotions may be co-branded with one of our advertisers or other business partners. In these instances, the collection of your Personal Information may occur directly by the third-party partner on its website or other online service and may be shared with us. The promotion will state the privacy policy or policies governing the collection of such personal information.

Passive Information Collection

When you use or visit our Services, some information is collected automatically. For example, when you access our Services, we automatically collect your browser’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type, the nature of the device from which you are visiting the Services (e.g., a personal computer or a mobile device), identifiers for any handheld or mobile device that you may be using, the Web site that you visited immediately prior to accessing any Web-based Services, the actions you take on our Services, and the content, features, and activities that you access and engage with on our Services. We also may collect information regarding your interaction with e-mail messages from Meraki, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message.

We may collect this information passively using technologies such as standard server logs, cookies, and clear GIFs (also known as “Web beacons”). We use passively-collected information to administer, operate, maintain and improve our Services and our other services and systems and to provide content that is tailored to you.

If we link or associate any information gathered through passive means with Personal Information, or if applicable laws require us to treat any information gathered through passive means as Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Policy. Otherwise, we use and disclose information collected by passive means in aggregate form or otherwise in a non-personally identifiable form.

Please be aware that in the course of your use of the Services, websites or other services provided by third parties ("Third-Party Services"), including, for example, Google Analytics, CloudFlare, Google Remarketing, Marketo, and Adobe TypeKit, may set cookies on your hard drive or use other means of passively collecting information about your use of their Third-Party Services or other services or content. To do this, they may use first-party cookies (which are set by the same domain your browser is receiving data from) or third-party cookies (which are set by a different domain). Meraki also may make non-personally identifiable information available to Third-Party Services, and these Third-Party Services may collect such information, to assist such parties in understanding our users’ activities and usage patterns on the Services. If desired, you may use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on to opt-out of having information collected by Google Analytics.

We do not have access to, or control over, the actions of Third-Party Services. Each provider of Third-Party Services uses information that it collects in accordance with its own privacy and security policies.

Additionally, please be aware that Google and other third-party vendors may place or recognize one or more unique cookies on your computer when you use the Services, and may record information to these cookies based upon your activities on our Services and on third-party websites and other Third-Party Services. Google and these other third-party vendors may use information about those activities to inform, optimize, and serve advertisements. In particular, we may use Google and other third-party vendors to engage in “remarketing,” in which advertisements you see on third-party websites and services may be based on your prior visits to our Services.

To learn more about these practices, and to opt-out from Google’s and other vendors’ use of information collected on the Services through cookies for advertising purposes, you may visit Google’s Ads Preferences Manager or the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page. Please note that opting-out will not prevent advertisements from being served to you on the Internet; it will only result in advertisements that utilize cookies to serve advertisements on the specified advertising networks from which you opt-out no longer being targeted. We are not responsible for the activities of other parties that may not comply with your opt-out requests.

We also use Google Conversion Tracking, which tracks whether users engage in certain activities (e.g., filling out a form to receive more information about our products or services) after they view one of our advertisements on a Third-Party Service. Google uses cookies to track conversions and to report that information to us.

Finally, please also be aware that we use the Google Maps API as a source of maps, geographic data, and geolocation information for purposes of providing location-based information regarding terminal devices connected to networks managed by our Services and for providing related reporting and analysis. Google may collect information, including personal information, from those who view content provided through the Google Maps API, and Google handles such information in accordance with the Google Privacy Policy.

Network Usage Information Collected by Our Services

Some of our Services collect information from terminal devices connected to networks that are managed by those Services. Those Services also collect information regarding the performance of, and certain other information regarding, such networks. This information includes, for example, MAC address, device type, operating system, geolocation information, and network traffic information (e.g., hostnames, protocols, port numbers, and IP addresses). This information is made available to administrators of networks managed by our Services through an online interface that we call the “dashboard”. Additionally, if a Meraki customer elects to use our device management tool currently known as Systems Manager ("Systems Manager") and installs its software on, or configures the profile of, a mobile device or other device (e.g., a laptop computer) managed by Systems Manager, the customer or Meraki may undertake certain actions on the device, such as the following: (i) list, access, copy, move, and delete files; (ii) track and record device location over time; (iii) take and record screenshots; (iv) manage the device through remote desktop functionality; (v) set and enforce policies; and (vi) install/remove apps. Finally, for devices with Systems Manager installed or devices that utilize Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, we transmit certain geolocation information about those devices and the network(s) on which they are running to Google, which provides us with related geolocation information that we store and make available to network administrators through our dashboard as described above in this paragraph. Google handles the information that we provide to it in accordance with the Google Privacy Policy.

Information from Other Sources

We may receive information about you, including Personal Information, from affiliated and unaffiliated third parties, and may combine this information with other Personal Information we maintain about you. If we do so, this Policy governs any combined information that we maintain in personally identifiable format.

Use of Information

We use Personal Information and other information we collect to do any of the following: provide services to our customers; provide information and otherwise respond to your requests, including sales inquiries, email requests, and shipping requests; enhance, improve, operate, maintain, and debug the Website, our other Services, and our other programs, services, Web sites, and systems; improve the effectiveness of our Website as a marketing tool and optimize the performance of the Website and our other Services; prevent fraudulent use of our Services and other systems; to prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in violation of the Meraki End Customer Agreement, the Meraki Terms of Use, or applicable law; to tailor content and other aspects of your experience on and in connection with the Services; maintain a record of our dealings with you; for other administrative purposes; and for any other purposes that we may disclose to you at the point at which we request your Personal Information, and pursuant to your consent.

We may also use Personal Information you provide to contact you regarding products, services, and offers, both from ourselves and third parties, that we believe you may find of interest. We allow you to opt-out from receiving marketing communications from us as described in the “Choice” section below.

Disclosure of Information

Except as described in this Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information that we collect on the Services to third parties without your consent. We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to us doing so, as well as in the following circumstances:

Service Providers

We may disclose Personal Information to third-party service providers (e.g., payment processing and data storage and processing facilities) that assist us in our work. We limit the Personal Information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such Personal Information.

Business Transfers

Information about our users, including Personal Information, may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which Personal Information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.

To Affiliated Companies

We may disclose Personal Information and other information to our parent company and to other corporate affiliates of ours. These affiliated third-party companies may use and disclose Personal Information and other information that we disclose to them in accordance with their privacy policies and procedures.

To Channel Partners

We may disclose Personal Information and other information to channel partners, such as resellers, of ours. These third parties may use such Personal Information and other information that we disclose to them for purposes such as marketing our products and services to you.

To Protect our Interests

We also may disclose Personal Information and other information if we believe that doing so is legally required or is in our interest to protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements) or the rights or property of others, or otherwise to help protect the safety or security of our Services or other users of the Services.

Choices Regarding Promotional Communications

If you receive commercial e-mail from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the e-mail. You may also opt-out from receiving commercial e-mail from us, and any other promotional communications that we may send to you from time to time (e.g., by postal mail) by sending your request to us by e-mail at privacy@meraki.com or by writing to us at the address given at the end of this policy. Additionally, if we offer user account functionality on the Services, we may allow you to view and modify settings relating to the nature and frequency of promotional communications that you receive from us.

Please be aware that if you opt-out of receiving commercial e-mail from us, it may take up to ten business days for us to process your opt-out request, and you may receive commercial e-mail from us during that period. Additionally, even after you opt-out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding our Services.

Your California Privacy Rights

You may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes at any time by e-mailing us at opt-out@meraki.com. Once we receive your opt-out request, we will no longer disclose your Personal Information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. Please be aware that this opt-out does not prohibit disclosures of Personal Information or other information made for non-direct marketing purposes.

Access

If we offer the ability to create user accounts or profiles on our Services, you may have the ability to access and update certain categories of Personal Information that you provide to us by logging in to your account and accessing your account settings. If you wish to access or amend any other Personal Information we hold about you, you may contact us at privacy@meraki.com.

If you request that we delete your account on any of our Services (via a user settings page, by e-mail, or otherwise), we will do so within a reasonable period of time, but we may need to retain some of your Personal Information in order to satisfy our legal obligations, or where we reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

Links

The Services may contain links to other Web sites or other Third-Party Services that we do not own or operate. If you choose to visit or use any Third-Party Services or products or services available on or through such Third-Party Services, please be aware that this Policy will not apply to your activities or any information you disclose while using those Third-Party Services or any products or services available on or through such Third-Party Services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third-Party Services or any products or services on or through them. Additionally, the Services may contain links to Web sites and services that we operate but that are governed by different privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies applicable to any Web site or service you visit other than the Services before providing any Personal Information on them.

Children

Children’s safety is important to us, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active interest in the online activities of their children. Our Services are not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 13 on our Services, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we may have collected any such Personal Information on our Services, please notify us at privacy@meraki.com.

International Visitors

Many of our servers and data centers are located in the United States. If you choose to use the Services from outside the U.S., then you should know that you may be transferring your Personal Information outside of your region and into the U.S. for storage and processing. By providing your Personal Information to us through your use of the Service, you agree to that transfer, storage, and processing in the U.S. Also, we may transfer your data from the U.S. to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Services. You should know that each region can have its own privacy and data security laws, some of which may be less stringent as compared to those of your own region.

Security

We use certain security measures in an effort to protect Personal Information from accidental loss, disclosure, misuse, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you provide to us. You transmit information to us at your own risk.

If Meraki learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Meraki may post a notice through the Services if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach, you should notify us at privacy@meraki.com.

Updates to this Policy

We may occasionally update this Policy. When we do, we will post the updated Policy and revise the “last updated” date at the beginning of the Policy. If we change this Policy in a manner that materially alters your rights or obligations under this Policy, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, we may send a message to your email address, if we have one on file, or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the Service for the first time after such material changes are made. We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about how we collect, use, and disclose Personal Information. Your continued use of the Services after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of this Policy.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using the following contact information:

Meraki, LLC
660 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
privacy@meraki.com