Information You Provide to Us
SMG collects personal information when you submit it to the Site (for example when you sign up for SMG Newsletter, when you participate in promotions or surveys or when you whare product descriptions to friends on social network, such as weibo.com and facebook.com ). The personal information collected may include your name, email address, online activities, and other specific personal information. In some cases, the personal information SMG may asks you to provide will be mandatory to participate in a particular activity, service or promotion. If you do not provide this personal information, your participation in that activity, service or promotion may be limited or prohibited.
SMG collects certain types of personal information automatically when you visit the Site. Our servers may automatically collect information about your computer when you visit our websites, including without limitation the website that referred you, your Internet Protocol (“IP”) and other usage and traffic information. For example, when your web browser accesses the Site, SMG obtains certain types of personal information, such as your IP address, browser type and the page you visited before visiting the Site. SMG stores and uses certain information from your browser using “cookies” and other mechanisms. A “cookie” is a small data file that the Site transfers to your computer for storage to allow SMG’s server to “remember” specific personal information. SMG may use “cookies” and other tracking mechanisms to analyze trends, gather demographic information and administer our websites so we may provide improved web experiences and to track marketing efforts to our visitors. The information is not in a manner that would identify you personally. SMG also allows third party service providers to collect information to help SMG track aggregate and individual use of the Site. You may be able to disable some cookies by modifying your browser preferences. If you disable cookies, you can still use the Site, but certain Site features and functionality may no longer work properly, or at all.There may also be occasion when we are legally required to provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings. In those instances, the information is provided only for that purpose.
Except as described in this Statement, SMG’s practice is to not disclose personal information about you outside of SMG and its affiliates without your consent. SMG may disclose the personal information described in Section 2 of this Statement to its third party service providers (which are obligated to maintain confidentiality and security of the personal information and are restricted from using such information other than as authorized by SMG or as otherwise permitted by law) so they may complete transactions or perform services on SMG’s behalf, transactions on your behalf, or transactions related to providing services to you. For example, SMG may contract with third parties to host the Site, collect and provide product reviews, provide promotions or surveys, send SMG’s emails, and fulfill promotions. However, SMG will restrict those third parties to using the information in connection with the services they provide. SMG may also disclose personal information to comply with the law and lawful requests or legal process, protect the rights or property of SMG and its customers, and when SMG believes in good faith that the disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of SMG, its employees and customers, or the public. Also, SMG may disclose personal information in connection with (but not limited to) the following circumstances:
• Certain Business Transfers. SMG may disclose personal information as part of a corporate business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition, joint venture, corporate reorganization, financing, or sale of company assets. SMG may also disclose personal information in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which personal information could be transferred to third parties as one of the business assets in the transaction.
• Co-Branded Services. Some services in connection with the Site may be co-branded and offered together with another company. If you register for or use these services, both SMG and the other company may receive your personal information collected in connection with the co-branded services.
• Other Purposes. SMG may disclose personal information as consented to by you from time to time, including to fulfill any other purposes that are identified when the personal information is collected.
SMG will not use or disclose personal information for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required or permitted by law. Consent may be express or implied, and given in writing, by using or not using a check-off box, electronically, orally, or by your conduct, such as use of services or products.
Children and Parents
Our websites are not meant for children, especially those under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.
You may opt-out of receiving future marketing emails from SMG by following the instructions in email. If you opt-out of receiving future marketing emails, SMG may still send you service communications such as (but not limited to) support and security updates and product recall information.
Security of Personal Information
SMG is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. SMG and the vendors that provide hosting services for the Site use a variety of security technologies and administrative procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure with security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. For example, your personal information is stored on computer systems located in controlled facilities. Internal access to users’ private and non-public personal information is restricted to Site administrators and others on a need-to-know basis.
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Changes to this Statement
This Statement is effective as of the effective date at the top of this Statement. SMG may periodically update this Statement to reflect changes in its practices or applicable laws or regulations. If SMG updates this Statement, SMG will post the updated version of this Statement and it will change the “effective date” at the top of this Statement. If the updated version of the Statement contains material changes to how SMG collects, uses, or shares your personal information, SMG will post a prominent notice of the updated version on the Site or send you an email. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your binding acceptance of the updated Statement.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at the SMG websites, please send a detailed message to info-[at]-smglife.com. Your privacy is important to us and we will make every effort to resolve your concerns.