Privacy

Cookies

Cookies are small data files that are written to and stored on your hard drive when you visit a web site. They do not read files on your hard drive.

Like most web sites, we use cookies to personalize your browsing experience and to make it easier for users to complete forms. Our cookies do not track your movement once you leave SME Pals.com.

Most web browsers allow the user to be notified upon the proposed installation of a cookie and the user can then decline the cookie. If you decline the cookie, you will not be able to continue to use SME Pals.com.

We do not, and will not, disclose, sell, rent or share any data or information derived from cookies with any third parties, except for personally identifiable information saved in cookies when you register for or subscribe to a service as we disclose in accordance with our policy for Voluntarily Provided Information set forth below, or as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

Log Files

We also review data and information contained in log files located on our web server, which record the date and time of each visit to our web site, the user's IP (internet protocol) address, the referring IP address or domain (the prior web site visited), and the files viewed on our web site (including HTML pages, graphics, etc.). We use log file information to analyze data in the aggregate to determine the trends and usage of our site. We can not correlate the log data to identify specific users.

We do not, and will not, disclose, sell, rent or share any information derived from log files with any third parties unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

Voluntarily Provided Information

If you register for a service through our web site, make purchases from our on-line offerings, respond to a request for information or make any other on-line request of us, you will be voluntarily providing personally identifiable information. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, we ask that you please do not provide the requested information. You may nevertheless continue to use some of the web site, subject, however, to the collection of information through cookies and log files as discussed above. If you have previously provided personally identifiable information by registration through our web site, you may request this to be removed from our active database of mailing lists (see the discussion below).

Voluntarily provided information is used to send you announcements of new products, updates, and promotional information, as well as to provide the services or goods that you request and give you better customer service.

We do not share personally identifiable information with our Affiliates, or any third-party business partners, sales representatives and distributors (collectively, "Partners").

We do however rely on various third-party service companies ("Service Companies") to provide certain services (e.g., shipping, credit card billing) for which it is necessary for you to provide personally identifiable information to them.

We do not, and will not, disclose, sell, rent or share any personally identifiable information received as a result of enrollment, registrations or e-commerce transactions on our web site with any third parties, unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites

Through our web pages, you may connect to third parties' web sites via hyperlinks, and the connections may or may not be obvious. We are not responsible for the collection, use, maintenance, sharing, or disclosure of data and information by such third parties. We encourage our users to be aware of the varied privacy policies of web sites that they visit.

Correspondence

We maintain and review e-mail correspondence that you send to us. We will use (and maintain in a file specific to you) the personally identifiable information disclosed in the e-mail. Because such correspondence contains information that is not transmitted through the operation of our web site, it is not subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Required Disclosures of Data & Information

Regardless of anything in this Privacy Policy to the contrary, we may disclose personally identifiable information, with or without prior notice to you, when we believe that the law requires it, in response to subpoenas or at the demand of governmental agencies, to protect our systems or business, to protect other visitors to the web site, or to respond to an emergency. If you partake, or we reasonably suspect you of partaking in any illegal activity we may also disclose your personally identifiable information, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order. We may also make disclosures of your personally identifiable information with your affirmative consent.

Maintenance & Transmission of Data & Information

Although we use reasonable efforts to maintain the privacy of your personally identifiable data and information, due to technological limitations, and the risk of unlawful interceptions and accessing of transmissions and/or data, we cannot completely assure you, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable data and information, and any other electronically communicated information, will be absolutely confidential.

Your Right to Review & Modify Data & Information

You have the right, at any time, to review and/or modify any of your personally identifiable information that you provide during registration, or any other voluntarily provided information.

We reserve the right to contact former customers or users of the web site from time to time.