Commitment to Privacy
Last modified September 2018
Correcting or Updating Your Information and Contacting Us:
You can always update your information that you have provided to us and/or change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts from SMDM by contacting association headquarters at 908-359-1184 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that it may take up to 20 business days to be removed from our mail lists and 5 days to be removed from e-mail and phone lists.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing:
Access to and Control Over Information:
You may opt out of any future contacts (via email or mail) from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
See what data we have about you, if any.
Change/correct any data we have about you.
Have us delete any data we have about you.
Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
When you subscribe or sign up to receive newsletters published or offered via SMDM, we will ask you for information necessary to enable us to process your request and to send you information regarding our products and services.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline by using secure data process for protecting your individual data and dispose of appropriately. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or membership services) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
We share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We will only share certain personal information with our partners, third-party service providers, our affiliates, and for legal reasons. We will not provide our partners with your credit card information. We may also share non-personal information with any third-party, including the media, industry observers, marketing and advertising partners, vendors, customers, and potential customers or partners. For example, we may disclose mobile search trends, email open rates by industry, campaign best practices or the number of users that have been exposed to or clicked on our sites or evaluated or purchased anything through our association.
We partner with other companies to provide specific services, such as email marketing, event registration, membership database, and web development. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.
Surveys, Evaluations, & Contests:
From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys, evaluations, or contests. Participation in these surveys, evaluations, or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
You have a choice about how we use your personal information to communicate with you, and you may opt out at any time by unsubscribing or changing your preferences. You can also contact association headquarters at 908-359-1184 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
To manage the information we receive about you from social networking sites or any other third party, you will need to follow the instructions from that party for updating your information and changing your privacy settings. The information we collect is covered by this privacy statement and the information the third-party collects is subject to such third party’s privacy practices. Privacy choices you have made on any third-party site will not apply to our use of the information we have collected directly through our website.
If an individual profile was created without your knowledge or authorization, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request removal of the individual profile.
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