Table of contents
- Data we collect
- How we use this informations
- Who else has access to your Personal Data
- Information about cookies
- What type of Technologies do we use and why
- How to manage Cookies
- Contact information
The informations we collect
Smart Side collects information using various methods including information actively provided by its visitors, and tools such as cookies to improve the user’s website experience. Note that most web browsers are set up to accept cookies. However, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, and/or you may delete cookies at any time. Much of what you likely consider personal data is collected directly from you when you:
- Create an account (Email address, name, age, gender, IP address and other technical information that is relevant)
- Request assistance from us via the contact form or Contact us at [email protected]
- Click any of the links sent to you by email from us to either change preferences, edit your profile and/or terminate your account.
Cookies and similar technologies on our websites allow us to track your browsing behavior, links clicked, your device type, and to collect various data, including analytics, about how you use and interact with our Pages. This allows us to provide you with more relevant content, a better experience on our sites, and to collect, analyze and improve the performance of our Articles. We may also collect your location (IP address) so that we can personalize our Services.
How we use this informations
This information is used to provide our web-based services. Smartside.me may use aggregate or anonymous information which will not be linked to identified individuals for various other uses for itself and third parties. This information allows us to make improvements to our Site.
Who else has access to your Personal Data
We do not share your Personal Data with strangers. Personal Data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners in order to either make providing the service to you possible or to enhance your customer experience. We share your data with:
Connected third parties:
We only work with Processing partners who are able to ensure adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. We disclose your Personal Data to third parties or public officials when we are legally obliged to do so. We might disclose your Personal Data to third parties if you have consented to it or if there are other legal grounds for it.
Informations about Cockies
What are cookies, web beacons and similar technologies? These technologies are essentially small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device (“collectively, a “device”) that allows us to record information when you visit or interact with our websites, service, applications, messaging, and other tools. Though often these technologies are generically referred to as “Cookies,” each functions slightly differently, and is better explained below:
Cookies: These are small text files (typically made up of letters and numbers) placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognize a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies:
Session cookies expire at the end of your browser session and allow us to link your actions during that particular browser session. Persistent cookies are stored on your device in between browser sessions, allowing us to remember your preferences or actions across multiple sites. First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time in order to preserve your settings (e.g., while on our site).
Third-party cookies are placed in your browser by a website, or domain, that is not the website or domain that you are currently visiting. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website this would be a third-party cookie.
When you enter a website using cookies, you may be asked to fill out a form providing personal information; like your name, e-mail address, and interests. This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.), which then stores the information for later use. The next time you go to the same website, your browser will send the cookie to the server. The message is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Web beacons: Small files (also called “pixels”, “image tags”, or “script tags”) that may be loaded on our sites, applications, and tools, that may work in concert with cookies to identify our users and provide anonymized data on their behavior.
Similar technologies: Technologies that store information in your browser or device utilizing local shared objects or local storage, such as flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, and other web application software methods. These technologies can operate across all of your browsers, and in some instances may not be fully managed by your browser and may require management directly through your installed applications or device. We do not use these technologies for storing information to target advertising to you on or off our sites.
What type of Technologies do we use and why
Our cookies, web beacons and similar technologies serve various purposes, but are generally either necessary or essential to the functioning of our sites or messaging, help us improve the performance of or provide you extra functionality of the same, or help us to serve relevant and targeted advertisements. More specifically:
Performance: ‘Performance’ cookies, web beacons and similar technologies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is by providing anonymous statistics and data regarding how our website is used. Accepting these technologies is a condition of using our sites, services, applications, tools or messaging, so if you prevent these from loading we can’t guarantee your use or how the security therein will perform during your visit.
Functionality: These cookies, web beacons or similar technologies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
Advertising: First or third-party cookies and web beacons may be placed by our sites, applications, or tools, in order to deliver content, including product-related advertisements, relevant to your specific interests on our sites or third-party sites. These technologies allow us to understand how useful our advertisements are, and improve the relevancy of the content delivered to our users.
We also utilize 3rd party service providers to assist us in delivering on the same functions, which means that our authorized service providers may also place cookies, web beacons and similar technologies on your device via our services (third-party cookies). They may also collect information that helps them identify your devices, such as IP-address, or other unique or device identifiers.
How to manage Cookies
Internet browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your internet browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. Otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your internet browser for more details.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
Please note that should you wish to withdraw your consent, at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.
Protecting your information is of primary concern to our company. Personal information is protected by security measures appropriate to the nature of the information.
If an individual believes that any of their personal information on the website is inaccurate, and it is information that the user cannot change, you can contact Smartside.me privacy officer at [email protected]to request appropriate corrections.
We may amend this policy without prior notice. Please check again from time to time. If such amendments affect how Smartside.me uses or discloses personal information already held by Smartside.me in a material way, Smartside.me will obtain consent.
This policy was last updated on July 22, 2019*.