Privacy Policy


Mergermarket (US) Ltd. and Mergermarket Limited (together “MM” or “we”), which own and publish The Anti-Corruption Report (the “ACR”), have created this consumer privacy policy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our practices regarding information collection and use solely for the web site located at (the "Web Site"). By using or accessing or using the Web Site, you signify your agreement to be bound by our Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEB SITE.

What kinds of information do we collect?

When you subscribe, we collect your first and last names, your e-mail address, your phone number and your institutional affiliation (the name of the company or firm where you work)  ("Personal Information").

In addition, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as IP host address, web pages viewed, browser type and other such data (“Non-Personal Information”), and may aggregate that information collected in a way that does not identify any individual.

What do we do with that information?

We use your name and e-mail address to send you the ACR and may use the phone number to contact you so that we can learn more about readers in the interest of improving the quality, utility and relevance of the ACR. We also may use your e-mail address to create reports that will show us who is reading what parts of the ACR and who is clicking on which links that are embedded within it.           

We may report the name of the company or firm where you work to investors or advertisers who want to know who is reading the ACR. If you wish to opt out of our using that information in this way, please send your opt-out request to

We will not sell your Personal Information to any third party that is not affiliated with MM without your consent, except in connection with the sale or merger of MM or sale or merger of the ACR.

We do, however, reserve the right to access or disclose Personal Information and non-personal information we gather as required by law or to the extent necessary for us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, or MM’s rules or policies.

We may share Non-Personal Information, individually or aggregated, with any number of parties, as long as the information we share does not identify any individuals.

What if I am using the Web Site from outside the United States?

The Web Site is maintained in the United States of America. By using the Web Site from outside the United States, you authorize the export of your Personal Information to the United States, as well as the storage and use of your Personal Information as specified in this policy.

What are cookies and do you use them?

"Cookies" are pieces of information that may be placed on your computer by a web site for the purpose of facilitating and enhancing your communication and interaction with that web site. Many web sites use cookies for these purposes. We may use a cookie that says, in substance, “Remember me on this computer,” so that you only have to log in once no matter how many times you access the Web Site from a single computer. The purpose of this cookie is to make it more convenient for you to use the Web Site. We may use other cookies to customize your visit to the Web Site, to make your visit more convenient in other ways, or to enable us to enhance the Web Site. You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or flush them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still use the Web Site, but the removal of the cookies may interfere with some of the Web Site’s functionality. We do not use cookies to automatically retrieve any Personal Information from your computer without your knowledge.

What measures do you take to keep my information secure?

The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. We try to provide for the secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers by utilizing encryption software. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and MM or information stored on the Web Site or our servers will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers, and your use of the Web Site demonstrates your assumption of this risk. We have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect. Only those employees or agents of MM who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are authorized to have access to your Personal Information.

What about links to other Web sites?

As a convenience to you, we may provide links to third-party web sites from within the Web Site. MM is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any third-party sites. MM SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION ON ANY THIRD-PARTY WEB SITE.

How do you handle communications between me and MM?

Any communication or material you transmit to MM by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Except to the extent expressly covered by this Privacy Policy, we may use anything you transmit or post for any purpose, including but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, posting or ranking. Furthermore, you expressly agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to us without compensation and for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such information.

How do I opt out of receiving the ACR or any communications from MM?

Send any unsubscribe or opt-out request to us at and we will process your request within ten days. We are not responsible, however, for removing your Personal Information from the lists of any third party to whom we have previously provided such Personal Information in accordance with this policy, such as a business partner.

How will I know if you change this privacy policy?

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. If, however, at any time in the future we plan to use Personal Information in a way that differs from this policy, we will post such changes here and give you the opportunity to opt out of the new or different aspects of the privacy policy. Your continued use of the Web Site following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes.

Is this privacy policy the only policy that governs my use of the Web Site?

No, we have and may in the future add certain other policies, terms and conditions.

Whom do I contact if I have any questions about this privacy policy?

Contact us at

Effective Date: This privacy policy is effective and was last updated on April 16, 2015.