Effective as of: July 2014
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE NOTICE
The Site is intended to provide visitors with comprehensive information about SMI order to answer any additional inquiries that visitors might have, SMI offers visitors the opportunity to provide certain information about themselves for the purpose of requesting further information from SMI about the “Contact Information”. Such Contact Information may include, without limitation: (i) name of visitor; (ii) mailing address; (iii) e-mail address; (v) phone number; and (vi) preferred method of contact.
Contact Information will not be disclosed to other visitors or any unaffiliated third party except as disclosed in this Policy or as authorized by the visitor.
When visitors access the Site, SMI captures, records and retains general data about such access including, without limitation, the visitor’s domain name, the name of the web page from which the visitor entered the Site, the specific locations the visitor visits within the Site, and the amount of time the visitor spends on each page of the Site (collectively, “Tracking Information”). SMI may use such Tracking Information to develop and distribute to third parties, such as advertisers and marketing partners, statistics and general information about how visitors use the Site. SMI will not disclose information that identifies specific visitors, except as otherwise provided in this Policy or as authorized by such visitor.
TECHNICAL AND USAGE INFORMATION
To operate the Site, enhance its functionality, and ensure that visitor communications are convenient, dependable and secure, ETL may collect, store and use technical information relating to a visitor’s activities on the Site. Such information includes the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address from which visitors access the Site, which is used only internally by SMI as required for server operation and other technical uses, and is not disclosed to visitors or any other unaffiliated third parties.
SITE COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
When a visitor sends SMI a question or comment, SMI will use the contact information provided by the sender, including, but not limited to, an e-mail address, to respond back to that request.
SMI may use visitor contact information, such as e-mail addresses, to communicate with visitors, to notify visitors of changes in Site functionality and features and other activities relating to a visitor’s use of the Site. A visitor may indicate a preference not to receive such communications by notifying SMI by any of the methods listed on the “Contact Us” page on the Site.
The Site may contain hyperlinks though which other web sites (“Linked Sites”) may be accessed by visitors. SMI is not responsible for and cannot make any assurances regarding the privacy, or other policies or practices of the operators of such Linked Sites. Links to such Linked Sites are provided only for the convenience of our visitors, and the presence of any link does not imply that SMI endorses, approves or is responsible for such Linked Sites. Other web sites may link to the Site by using only a plain-text link. Any other type of link requires the express prior written permission of SMI. Requests may be sent to the address provided below.
DISCLOSURE PURSUANT TO LA
SMI may make information concerning visitors to the Site available to law enforcement personnel and agencies when requested to do so or as required by law.
CONSENT TO PROCESSING
By using or providing information to the Site, visitors understand and unambiguously consent to the collection, processing and use of such information in the United States and other countries and territories.
SMI has implemented systems and procedures intended to prevent unauthorized access to information concerning visitors to the Site. However, due to the nature of the Internet as an open communication vehicle, SMI cannot guarantee that communications between a visitor and the Site will be free from unauthorized access.
SMI may, in its sole discretion, update this Policy at any time and from time to time, by posting the amended Policy on the Site. The revised or amended Policy shall immediately be effective upon being posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of the revised or amended Policy means that you consent to and fully accept any changes, modifications or revisions to the Policy. This Policy may not be otherwise amended without the written consent of SMI.
CONTACT, QUESTIONS, COMMENTS
If you would like to communicate with SMI or have questions or comments about this Policy or the Site in general, please make contact via the “Contact Us” page on the Site.