Effective January 1, 2016
The information we collect is primarily used to provide the Services, to process and complete any transactions, to respond to inquiries, to personalize and improve the Services, to monitor and analyze usage and trends of the Services, to provide you with related, relevant information, and for any other purpose for which the information was collected. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some information about you. We collect the following types of information from our users.
When you create an Account, we will collect personal information from you, such as your name and email address. If you create an Account using your login from another account, such as Facebook or Twitter, we will access and collect the personal information about you that the account provides (which is based on your privacy settings), so that you can create your Account with us. We use your contact information to send you information about our Services. You may unsubscribe from receiving certain types of these messages through your Account settings, although SMAQ and BEI reserves the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary, such as for administrative and account management purposes.
Note regarding children: We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 18, we will take necessary steps to delete such information from our systems upon notification.
Some features of the Services allow you to share your content and SMAQ Links through your accounts with other companies such as BEI, other BEI applications and services, Facebook and Twitter. If you choose to connect SMAQ to such Third Party Services, we may collect information related to your use of those Third Party Services, such as authentication tokens that allow us to connect to your Third Party Service accounts or the contact information of your friends (if you choose to connect your friends, followers, or contacts from your account) so that you can contact these people when you use the Services. We may also collect information about how you are using the Services to interact with those connected Third Party Services. Note that Third Party Services may have the ability to restrict the information that is provided to us based on your privacy settings of that account.
The Services are designed to help you secure your assetts. As a result, much of the information generated through the Services is not shared publicly or with third parties.
If you choose to provide information about you using certain features of the Services, that information is governed by the privacy settings of those particular features and may be publicly available to others.
We collect and store IP address information, that information is shared publicly. We do at times, share IP address information with our partners, service providers and other companies with whom we conduct business. In some cases, when we share your IP address with other third parties, we will use encrypt the IP address, which cannot easily be reversed into the actual IP addresses themselves or linked to you individually.
User profile information including your username, Social Media account name(s) (to the extent you have linked your Account with those services), and other information you enter may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services. Users' email addresses will not be directly revealed to other users by SMAQ.
We may employ and contract with people and other entities to perform certain tasks on our behalf and under our direction (our "Service Providers"). We may need to share information about you with our Service Providers in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Service Providers do not have any right to use the information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
We may transfer and/or provide information about our users in connection with an acquisition, sale of company assets, or other situation where user information would be transferred as one of our business assets. In such a case, the acquirer of SMAQ may continue to use your information as set forth in this policy.
SMAQ also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of SMAQ, its users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.
We will share information about you when you instruct us to do so, such as when you share SMAQ Links or content with others through the Services or if we notify you that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information (like sharing/posting it with a Third Party Service).
Your Account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You can prevent unauthorized access to your account by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
SMAQ endeavors to protect the information it collects about its users using industry-standard security processes and controls, however, despite these efforts, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable and SMAQ does not guarantee or warrant that such measures will prevent unauthorized access to the information about you that is stored by SMAQ. In the event we experience a breach of security, we will promptly notify you if your personal information has been compromised, in accordance with applicable law.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.