- What information is considered personally identifiable information.
- What personally identifiable information of yours we may collect from you through our Website.
- How we may use your personally identifiable information.
- Limits on how we would share and disclose your personally identifiable information.
- Our policy regarding links to third party websites.
- Security of our Website.
- How you can correct and update your personally identifiable information.
Information that is Considered Personally Identifiable Information
You can generally visit our Website without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. However, to access certain options and services we may ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information and without providing such personally identifiable information, you may be unable to access certain options and services. “Personally identifiable information” means information that can be used to identify you as an individual, such as:
- Your name, company, email address, phone number, address and any other information that is connected with you personally; and
- Your company name, user ID and password (if applicable).
Information Collection and Use
We will use your personally identifiable information to respond to your inquiry or request or to otherwise help in processing inquiries and requests. Smart Circle’s policy is to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a visitor’s request. We only have access to personally identifiable information that you voluntarily give us by e-mail or other direct contact from you. Smart Circle is the sole owner of the information collected on our Website and we do not sell or rent any information to third parties.
In addition, we may use information you provide us for editorial purposes, and may use your name and any stories you provide us in articles published online and on our Website. Please be advised that any such submissions become the property of Smart Circle and may be used by Smart Circle for any lawful purpose. If you provide us with personal anecdotes, they may be attributed to you. Smart Circle can edit, delete, rewrite, use, and reuse the content, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, in any way and in any media whether now known or invented in the future, with or without attribution, including publication on this Website, in magazines, and in trade media, and advertising. You agree that any content you send us will not violate any rights of any third party and that you will only send us content for which you own the rights.
If the email address you provide to us is a wireless email address, you agree to receive messages at such email address from Smart Circle and affiliated entities (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by notifying us at [email protected]). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
We may collect other information that cannot be readily used to identify you. For example, our web server may automatically store your IP address and your domain (where possible) when you log onto our website, the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail, and the aggregate information about what pages on our Website you visit or access.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Cookies, GIF files and Location Based Features
In addition, Smart Circle and our advertising companies may use web beacons to help manage our online advertising. These web beacons enable Smart Circle and our third-party advertising companies to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this Website and to learn which banner ads bring users to our Website and to send you ads that you may find of interest elsewhere on the Internet. Smart Circle and these advertising companies may use information about your visits to this Website and other websites on the Internet in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
This Website may use pixels, or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These files enable us to recognize a unique file on your web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our Website. A transparent GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a webpage or message to other information about you, including your personal information.
Log Files and Aggregate Information
We may track the total number of visitors to our Website, the number of visitors to each page of our Website, IP addresses, and the domain names of our users’ Internet service providers, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable data. Such aggregate information is not linked to any personally identifiable information that can identify any individual person.
We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may share this aggregate information with our corporate partners and contracted vendors to assist us in operating the Website and to enable them to better understand Smart Circle’s business.
Links to Third Party Sites
Smart Circle and its third party providers may employ procedural and technological security measures, consistent with industry practice. Such measures are reasonably designed to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Smart Circle may use encryption, password protection, secure socket layers, internal restrictions and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
California and Canadian Users and Visitors of this Website
California and Canadian residents have the right to know how their information may be shared with third parties who engage in direct marketing activities and this policy explains our practices and how you can opt out of having your information shared for such purposes. Smart Circle does not make our user lists and information available to companies that sell goods and services.
We will never ask children to share any personal information with us.
Correction/Updating Personally Identifiable Information
If you wish to correct any information provided to us, you may update your contact information by contacting Smart Circle.
Questions or Comments
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