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Privacy Policy

All personal information supplied to Merely a Monarch is kept strictly confidential and will not be sold to any third parties.

Merely a Monarch’s policy is to respect and protect the privacy of members of Merely a Monarch and any other site published by Merely a Monarch. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it.

Be assured that Merely a Monarch will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except in aggregated form, as explained below. However, Merely a Monarch reserves the right to disclose member information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Merely a Monarch’s rights or property, other members, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Merely a Monarch also reserves the right to disclose member information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

Merely a Monarch collects and shares aggregate information about our members with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. For example, we will say Merely a Monarch’s audience is X percent females and Y percent males. This data is used to customize Merely a Monarch’s content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our members and will in no way personally identify you.

There are cases where we may ask you for personal information such as your name, email address, and birth date. For example, we request personal information when you register for a Merely a Monarch account, for transactions, or for services that require registration or subscription. Merely a Monarch needs to collect this information for fulfilling services, tracking/verifying compliance with Merely a Monarch policies and applicable law and/or for purposes of editorial content and decisions. In addition, we may request your credit card information to bill you for membership fees or other services or products offered for sale through Merely a Monarch or certain third party vendors. We may provide this credit card information to such third party vendors if necessary to complete your requested transaction.

Furthermore, we may use your personal information to send you periodic communications, solicit your feedback, provide you with special offers, or for other purposes and to customize the services we provide to you. At the bottom of every communication, Merely a Monarch provides a link that can be used to opt out of receiving any communications from us.

In case you choose to delete or change some of the information you have provided to us, you can do so by contacting us.

Use Of IP Address

An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the Web. Web servers–the big computers that “serve up” Web pages–automatically identify your computer by its IP address.

Merely a Monarch collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When guests request pages from Merely a Monarch, our servers log the guests’ IP addresses. It is not our practice to link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a member’s session will be logged, but the member remains anonymous to us. However, we reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a member only when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of use agreement or to protect our service, site, customers or others. Some services within Merely a Monarch, such as certain message boards, may display e-mail addresses along with the message poster’s name and message.

Use Of Cookies

What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you’re at our site. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard–you’ll find them at most major websites.

By showing how and when guests use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to our members’ needs.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that many parts of the Merely a Monarch service will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set personalized news preferences or you may have difficulty completing transactions, entering contests, or playing games.

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. Merely a Monarch does not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry.

Links To Other Sites / “Public” Areas

Members should be aware that when you are on Merely a Monarch, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from Merely a Monarch pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to members collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may significantly differ from that of Merely a Monarch. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information on a “public” venue online–- for example, via message boards or chat–- that information can be collected and used by people you don’t know. If you choose to voluntarily disclose information on a bulletin board, message board or chat room on our website, this Privacy Policy will not cover such disclosure of information. We urge you to use caution when disclosing any private information on these venues.


Protecting the security of all personally identifiable information associated with our guests is of utmost concern to us. We take reasonable precautions to ensure the security of your information on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Merely a Monarch strives to protect its members’ personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information.

Privacy Policy For Minors

Merely a Monarch does not knowingly collect information from minors. If you are under 18, please do not provide any personal information to us.

Your Acceptance Of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your assent to the Merely a Monarch Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time without prior notice to you, so please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

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