The following is the privacy policy for the SMDM Web site. In this policy, we describe what personal information we collect on our site, how we use it, and your options regarding information we may collect about you. If you have questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us at:


Information Collected from all Visitors

While you are browsing the SMDM Web site, anonymous information will be gathered in our computer system log files. We use this information to administer our site and learn, for example, which areas of our Site are the most popular and which may be having performance problems.


Information Collected while you Shop

While shopping through our catalog pages we use a cookie called SMDM to keep track of which items you have placed in your virtual shopping cart. This cookie only stores information related to products that you might want to purchase and the cookie is used only during the checkout process. When you purchase something on our site, we collect personal information from you including your shipping address, credit card number and the email address to use for order confirmation. This information is collected on Web pages using SSL encryption technology to help prevent any third party from intercepting the information. Your credit card information is only used for completing the purchase transaction and is retained only as necessary for administration purposes. We use the information provided by our customers to analyze product trends based on, for example, geographic and demographic factors. This analysis helps us improve the quality of our Web site and product mix.

In addition, we may use your shipping address or email address to send you personalized coupons and other offers unless you opt-out of these uses by checking the box at the bottom of the order entry screen. We will not sell, share or otherwise transfer your email information to any other party. Those customers who have opted to receive additional information via email please see our email policy for additional information.


Accessing your information

Customers may access their contact information through email or customer service center in order to correct discrepancies and update records with new address information. See contact information at the beginning of this policy.


Updates to this Policy

As our Web site evolves over time or our data handling policies change, we will update this privacy policy. Changes made to this policy will be effective ten days following the posting of the new policy on the Web site. If we make significant changes to our data handling practices, we will make efforts to notify our active customers in other reasonable ways that may include an administrative email or other notice. This privacy policy will be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Washington.

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