Privacy Policy

As a visitor to these sites at May 3rd Books (M3RD), you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as utilizing online software applications, M3RD may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however,  M3RD may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), e-mail address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal information. When ordering products or services on these Sites, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

When you use these Sites, M3RD or third parties authorized by M3RD may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer to facilitate your use of these Sites and its services. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, and the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of your computer. We use these environmental variables to facilitate and track your use of these Sites and its services. M3RD also uses such environmental variables to measure traffic patterns on these Sites. Without expressly informing you in each particular circumstance, we do not match such information with any of your personal information.

When you submit personal information to M3RD through these Sites, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which M3RD and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including without limitation, the United States. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors of M3RD. Such vendors are bound by contract to not use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties. One instance where this could occur is in conjunction with framed pages in which the URL for the pages is not visible and the pages are being hosted by a vendor of M3RD.

M3RD has established relationships with various service providers whose services are available to you from these Sites or from web sites that are linked to these Sites. Typically, these providers offer services that M3RD customers might find useful, such as those that can be used in conjunction with M3RD services and products. In order to use those services, you may be required to provide personal information to the providers. Unless expressly provided to the contrary, personal information that you provide while you are visiting a provider’s web site will be subject to the privacy policy posted on such site and personal information that you provide while on these Sites in conjunction with a provider’s service will be subject to this Privacy Policy. You should be aware that our agreements with these service providers often provide that they will share with M3RD personal information collected from you. In such instances, M3RD may use this information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. In the situation where sites have an M3RD “look and feel,” and you reasonably believe you are on an  M3RD site, the site is collecting information in a solely intermediary capacity and does not use personal information for secondary purposes.

In order to reduce errors in our database, authenticate our users and prevent abuse of our system we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submit to us with information from third party sources. For example, we may supplement your registration information with address information provided by the U.S. Postal Service to qualify your information and prevent errors in our database.

How your Personal Information is Used
M3RD collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you subscribe to a service or register a product, for example, the information is used to register your rights, if any, to technical support or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. As another example, if you enter a contest, information is collected to qualify the entry and contact you regarding the contest or prize awards. Your personal information is also used to keep you informed about product upgrades, special offers, and other products and services of  M3RD and selected third parties if you have so opted to receive such communications.

M3RD may collect information about the use of these Sites; such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily. This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually.  M3RD may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing or similar promotional purposes. Your Choices with Respect to Personal Information

M3RD recognizes and appreciates the importance of responsible use of information collected on these Sites. Without your consent,  M3RD will not communicate any information to you regarding products, services and special offers available from  M3RD, although we may find it necessary to communicate with you regarding your use of the services on these Sites. Except in the particular circumstances described in this Privacy Policy,  M3RD will also not provide your name to other companies or organizations without your consent.

There are other instances in which  M3RD may divulge your personal information.  M3RD may provide your personal information if necessary, in  M3RD’s good faith judgment, to comply with laws or regulations of a governmental or regulatory body or in response to a valid subpoena, warrant or order or to protect the rights of  M3RD or others.

Use of Cookies
When you visit these Sites, you can browse these Sites and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our Sites, we use “‘cookies” to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, and enables M3RD to record your passwords, purchases, and preferences.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)

While M3RD uses cookies to track your visit to M3RD, and our Web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer,  M3RD does not generally use this information to identify you personally. However, if you expressly provide consent for M3RD to “remember” the unique identifier that you select when you register for various activities on these Sites, that unique identifier will be stored on a cookie on your computer, linked to your registration information, and your navigation path around the Sites will be tracked. We associate this data to understand how our Sites and services are being used so we can understand our customers and offer appropriate products and services.

Updating Your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences
You have the right to correct your personal information and privacy preferences (such as whether you wish to receive promotional communications from M3RD or third parties) by writing or calling  M3RD at:

May 3rd Books: 201 E. Patrick St. #3212, Frederick, MD  21701

Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. Personal information submitted through these Sites that is not Registration Information is not accessible online. To access and/or correct such information, you may write M3RD at:

May 3rd Books: 201 E. Patrick St. #3212, Frederick, MD  21701

In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on these Sites where you provided your personal information.

Privacy Related Inquiries and Complaints
M3RD takes its users’ privacy concerns seriously. If you believe that M3RD has not complied with this Online Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information or you have other related inquiries or concerns, you may write the M3RD Privacy Officer at the address indicated above.

In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the nature of your inquiry or the ways in which you believe that the M3RD Online Privacy Policy has not been complied with.

Please note that if you provide M3RD with inconsistent privacy preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that third parties may contact you with marketing offers and indicating on another occasion that they may not), M3RD cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored.

Also, please note that  M3RD is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non- M3RD Web sites to which these sites or any other M3RD Web site may link. You should review the privacy policy of such sites before using the sites.