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The following information explains the policy of SMART regarding the collection,
use and disclosure of your personal information.
SMART collects and uses personal information in order to: (i) respond to queries
or requests from you; (ii) process orders from you; (iii) conduct market research
and track sales data; (iv) understand your needs and preferences; (v) develop,
enhance, market and provide products and services; (vi) personalize and facilitate
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and discharge SMART's obligations in relation to any agreement you have with
us; (viii) manage and develop our business and operations; and (ix) meet legal
Collecting, Protecting and Using "Personal Information"
information without your consent unless we are legally required or entitled
to do so. Personal information may be collected directly from you or from third
parties. This information may be collected in person, over the telephone, through
the mail, or over the internet. When SMART collects personal information from
you, we will explain how we intend to use it, will collect only what we believe
is reasonably necessary to meet those purposes, and will not use or disclose
it for other unrelated purposes without your consent, unless legally required
or entitled to do so. As an example, SMART may collect personal information
(i) when you register to receive personalized information on its Web site or
from SMART Customer Service; (ii) to gain entry into one of SMART's secure sites;
and (iii) to enter one of SMART's promotions.
SMART may share your personal information with third parties, such as channel
partners, service providers or other organizations (i) where the third party
or SMART has your consent; (ii) where legally required or entitled to do so;
(iii) where the third party is acting as our agent, contractor or service provider
and has agreed to handle your personal information in confidence and in accordance
with applicable laws; and (iv) where business mergers, divestments or acquisitions
are involved. For example, when you register for certain sales promotions, SMART
may share your personal information with a SMART channel partner that it feels
can help meet your needs.
SMART's business processes will be designed and applied to appropriately safeguard
your personal information, having regard to the sensitivity and use of that
If you don't want your personal information disclosed to others, or if you
would like to be removed from any of SMART's subscription lists, please email
SMART will not sell or rent your personal information to any other organization
without your explicit permission.
Access to "Personal Information"
We aim to keep your personal information as accurate as possible. If you would
like more information about SMART's privacy practices or would like to request
access to or update your personal information, please contact:
Shirley A. Roberts
SMART respects the concerns of individuals regarding their personal information,
and will respond within a reasonable timeframe and within the time required
What is "Personal Information"?
Personal information means information about an individual (i.e name, home
address, resume information, financial information, health information, photographs,
age, marital status, religion etc).
and does not apply to:
· the collection, use or disclosure of personal information for personal,
domestic, artistic, literary or journalistic purposes; or
· the collection, use or disclosure of "business contact information"
(i.e. an individual's name, position name or title, business telephone number,
business address, business e-mail, business fax number and other similar business
information) for the purpose of contacting an individual in their business capacity.
SMART collects IP addresses for system administration and internal tracking.
When you visit SMART's Web site, our servers log the IP (internet protocol)
address, length or each visit, number of requests per visit, operating system
and browser type. SMART does not link this information to any personal information
that an individual may otherwise voluntarily submit.
Some of SMART's Web pages may use "cookies" so that we can better
serve you with more tailored information when you return to SMART's Web site.
Cookies are pieces of information that are transferred to your computer's hard
drive for record-keeping purposes. The information stored will make it faster
and easier for you to use SMART's Web site because it allows you to use the
Web site without having to re-enter information on each visit.
was not originally sent in the cookie, and it does not use information transferred
through cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes. Some SMART Web pages
of SMART's Web site. This information is not shared or sold to any third parties
SMART may also scan internet communications for system management and security
purposes, in order to detect inappropriate software and unauthorized access.
Privacy and confidentiality may not be possible when using unencrypted internet
In cases where SMART uses third parties to process transactions that include
personal information, reasonable efforts are taken to ensure they apply comparable
or higher standards concerning collection, use and disclosure.
By using SMART's Web site, you signify your agreement with the SMART Privacy
Policy. SMART reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add,
or remove portions of this policy at any time. Your continued use of this Web
site following changes to these terms means you accept those changes.
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