Last Revised: January 1, 2017
LINKS TO OUTSIDE WEBSITES
The SmackDocs website may contain links to outside websites. Personal information you share with these other websites goes directly to them and will be subject to their privacy policies. SmackDocs is not responsible for any content, privacy issues, or security practices relative to these other websites (or any other websites not owned or operated by SmackDocs to which the SmackDocs website may otherwise provide links).
WHAT INFORMATION IS CONSIDERED “PERSONAL”?
With respect to the SmackDocs website, “personal information” includes any information that may be used to identify or help to identify a specific person – things such as name, address, cellphone number, conventional telephone number, email, credit card number, or other bits of data that are specifically related to an individual. Personal information does not include general facts related to your use of the SmackDocs website and how this usage may be similar or dissimilar to the website’s use by larger groups or categories of individuals (without any “personal information” attached). SmackDocs reserves the right to collect and use any such general or aggregate information.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES SMACKDOCS COLLECT?
SmackDocs actively collects information when you create an account, fill out one of the forms, submit an email, or otherwise request information. The information collected by SmackDocs relative to your account may include your name, address, email, cellphone and/or other telephone number, and credit card number. Other information is compiled passively as the SmackDocs website is used: IP (Internet Protocol) address for instance, along with operating-system and browser type, the address of any referring website, and your activity while on the SmackDocs website. This information is treated as personal if it at any time or in any manner helps to identify a specific individual. It is otherwise regarded only as general or aggregate information and is used as such.
The SmackDocs website may also deploy beacons and other similar technologies. Beacons are tiny (completely invisible) transparent images that help SmackDocs to monitor user activity on the SmackDocs website. Beacons allow SmackDocs to track the actions that a user takes when one of the pages on the SmackDocs website is opened, or to chart the progress of an email – has it been viewed, was it forwarded or discarded, etc.
HOW DOES SMACKDOCS USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION IT HAS COLLECTED?
SmackDocs may use “personal” information (information that can be used to identify or help to identify a specific individual) for the following purposes:
A) site analysis – helps to personalize your user experience;
B) customer service – for timely answers to your emails and other questions;
C) communications – keeps you apprised of offers, promotions, and new services and/or products that may be of interest to you;
D) feedback – requests your view of the SmackDocs website and/or its individual pages;
E) administration – furnishes you with updates, confirmations, security alerts, and more;
F) efficient operations – ensures that you receive the services and/or information that you want, and helps SmackDocs to process and settle transactions;
G) governmental requirements – may sometimes require SmackDocs to store and process personal information here in the U.S. and abroad;
H) site modifications – lets you know about changes to the SmackDocs website before they happen; and
I) miscellaneous purposes – to serve any additional function for which the data or information was compiled.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES SMACKDOCS SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES?
SmackDocs will not share “personal information” compiled on website users with any third parties except in instances such as the following:
A) by permission – this may be by your direct consent (if requested), or by implied consent (if you are alerted that certain information you provide may be shared and you elect to furnish said information);
B) during sale – involves the merger or sale (or negotiations thereof) of SmackDocs business or equity interests which may contain personal information accumulated or compiled in the course of established business operations;
C) for assistance to service providers – occurs when vendors, consultants, and other service providers who are engaged by SmackDocs to help maintain, enhance, or otherwise work on or operate the website need unrestricted access to personal information to effectively do their jobs;
D) if legally required – means that SmackDocs is lawfully authorized or required to furnish personal information to comply with the law, or to otherwise honor requests from legal authorities (includes via subpoena, warrant, or court order);
E) as part of aggregated statistics – involves only general information that cannot be used to directly or indirectly identify a specific individual;
F) to protect SmackDocs’ interests – if SmackDocs believes in good faith that turning over personal information is legally authorized or required in order to protect the rights, property, or safety of SmackDocs, its users, employees, copyright owners, other applicable third parties, and/or the public from fraud or abuse arising from the inappropriate or unlawful use of this website; and
SmackDocs is not responsible for the actions of service providers or other third parties. SmackDocs is likewise not responsible for information disseminated directly by you to any third party or parties. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policies (as well as how these have been or are being implemented) of any third party or third-party website before you disclose private or sensitive information about yourself or your startup to this person or entity. SmackDocs reserves the right to share general, anonymous, or aggregate information with relevant third parties without your consent.
WHAT STEPS DOES SMACKDOCS TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE?
SmackDocs takes reasonable measures to protect any personal information you may provide against unauthorized access and usage, loss or destruction, disclosure, misuse, or alteration. Be advised however that no security measures are absolutely foolproof, and that no guarantees can be offered with respect to the transmission and storage of data against interception or other types of misuse. Do not disclose your login, password, or other sensitive information. Be aware that you are responsible for any parties that access or utilize the SmackDocs website with your password. Advise SmackDocs at once if you discover that your password has been stolen or otherwise misused.
DO YOU HAVE A CHOICE WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF YOUR “PERSONAL” INFORMATION?
Absolutely. You may elect to stop receiving updates and other promotional emails from SmackDocs at any time.