Privacy Policy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, MercuryApp LLC collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. MercuryApp LLC’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MercuryApp LLC’s visitors use its website. From time to time, MercuryApp LLC may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

MercuryApp LLC also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users contributing messages on MercuryApp LLC only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that HugBoard contributor IP addresses may be made visible and disclosed to the owner of the HugBoard where the message was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to may interact with MercuryApp LLC in ways that require MercuryApp LLC to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MercuryApp LLC gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who sign up for a account to provide a username and email address. MercuryApp LLC collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MercuryApp LLC. MercuryApp LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

MercuryApp LLC may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, MercuryApp LLC may monitor the most popular HugBoards on the site or use spam identified by spam-detection services to help identify spam. MercuryApp LLC may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, MercuryApp LLC does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

MercuryApp LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on MercuryApp LLC’s behalf or to provide services available at MercuryApp LLC’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using MercuryApp LLC’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. MercuryApp LLC will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, MercuryApp LLC discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when MercuryApp LLC believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MercuryApp LLC, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a MercuryApp LLC website and have supplied your email address, MercuryApp LLC may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with MercuryApp LLC and our products. We primarily use our various social media accounts to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. MercuryApp LLC takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. MercuryApp LLC uses cookies to help MercuryApp LLC identify and track visitors, their usage of MercuryApp LLC website, and their website access preferences. MercuryApp LLC visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using MercuryApp LLC’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of MercuryApp LLC’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If MercuryApp LLC, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the event that MercuryApp LLC goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of MercuryApp LLC may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, MercuryApp LLC may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in MercuryApp LLC’s sole discretion. MercuryApp LLC encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.