Effective Date: July 1, 2014
Registration Process, Product and Account Information:
While browsing SMI, you need not reveal your personal information like name, address, mobile number, physical contact information or credit card information. However, in the situation where you create a profile or purchase any of our paid services, you agree to provide your personal information and are cannot be kept secret from us. Whenever you create and account on SMI or use any of our paid services like searching for members, digging the contact details for other members or engage in any other SMI Website/Application, you may select to provide information which is non public like email address and desired username. You will be required to provide payment information such as debit or credit card, name as well as billing address in order to buy premium membership. Personal information is only needed when you sign in as a registered user.
Information to reciprocate your requests: You may provide your personal details for us to send you intimations which your request from us.
Information That You Provide and We Import from Facebook: We will ask for your personal information when you sign up to avail our services, interact with SMI Website/Applications, interact with other users, update your profile and use other features on SMI. By clicking on ‘Allow’ on the Facebook permission authorization, we will import your general information such as name, email, date of birth, email, and profile picture, URL etc. into your profile on SMI. At the same time, your interests, friend list, ‘about me’ and three most recent pictures will also be imported from your Facebook profile. Your SMI profile will display your first name, current city, gender, interests, photos and age which is calculated from your date of birth. However, you can edit all these details by logging in to your account. Once your profile displays your information, the details can be used across any other Applications on SMI website. The information made available to us from Facebook is all managed by the existing privacy setting on your Facebook profile and is duly consented by you. We integrate only the information you allow us to import from Facebook profile. This can be managed by ‘Permitted Facebook Profile Content’. You agree that we may extract, use and save your Facebook information by associating your Facebook account in accordance with this Privacy Terms and Policy.
Information You Feed: The website and its applications are designed in such a way that it enables you to communicate with others. The information you provide becomes public depending upon the privacy settings when you participate with SMI Website/Applications social media sites. The same is subject to redistribution by SMI and other third party sites. Users should not expect Privacy in the situation of posting content or participating in any interactive forums. At the same time we do not have any control how the users of forums may use the information made public by you. It is therefore suggested that you are cautious and discrete when you disclose your information which is personal in posting or submission.
Information Given Through Tracking Technologies: Apart from your personal information or other information you submit to us with your content, SMI and the team as well as its partners may use a range of tracking technologies which either automatically or passively collect some information from your computer, mobile or accessible device whenever you interact with SMI applications or visit SMI site. The tracking technologies used by us include flash cookies, cookies, web beacons/GIFs, e-tags/cache browsers/web blogs for collecting usage information. We use these technologies for a range of purposes which include:
Operational Necessity: The tracking technologies mentioned here may be used by us to prevent fraudulent activities, for system administration or to improve security.
Performance Requirements: The same tracking technologies may be used to assess the performance of services we provide. The same can be used as a part of practices involved in purpose of improving the content in the form of services.
Functional Necessity: The same tracking technologies may be used by us to track your visits on the sites before or you are visiting fir the first time. This will help us identify the features which should be offered to you or you may be interested in.
It is for you to understand that certain features are possible to be made available only through the use of these tracking technologies.
These tracking technologies may be encountered from the third part service providers as well who have been allowed by us on our sites as they help us in execution of various website services and operations.
Analytics Tools Available Through Third Party Providers
Here goes the list of third party providers who help is in giving the information, analysis and reports of user behavior and browsing patterns used by you and other users of our Sites:
To provide web site visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.
Cookies: Also known as web cookie, it is a piece of data which is sent by the site and gets stored in web browser of the user while browsing that site. SMI uses the cookies in order to collect information for the purpose of keeping records, making is easier to go along and navigate the site. We normally use ‘session ID cookies’ as well as ‘persistent cookies’. Session ID cookies are used for the purpose of storing the information while the users is already logged into the site. This type of cookies expires the moment the user closes down his browser. Whereas persistent cookies are are used for the purposes of making tasks like logging easier for the users ho are returning on the site simply by remembering the user information. Persistent cookies stay on the hard drive of the users from one session to another session of logging in.
Web Beacons/GIFS: Our web pages or messages may include small graphic images or other programming on web page or e-mail are known as a web beacon. This type of technologies are generally used to count visitors who visited our site, to monitor the navigation of the users, to count the number of emails that were sent and actually opened or even to count the number of article which were actually viewed by the user.
Our objective is to use the information of the user only for the purpose which we think is necessary for legitimate business interests, to understand your interest in a better way and to improve your experience of using the SMI Applications and Website.
Information About Others and Inviting Friends: You may select to submit the personal information about your friends or other people in order to invite them on SMI to user our services. However, this is always optional. This is to bring into your notice that whenever you choose to send-to-a-friends feature on this sit/applications, your email address is included in communication which is sent to your friend.
Contact Us Information: Whenever you provide your information which deals with a specific activity or otherwise sign up for our provided services, or give us your contact details that include email address or telephone number, you agree that this action is being performed for a either a purchase or enquiry that establishes a business relationship with us. This means we can contact you on your given telephone number and email address with your due consent for communicating about our products and services. We may contact you in the form of personal recorded message, in person, by email, telephone or mobile number, SMS or other means of communication available that you may be capable of receiving.
Connecting with SMI Facebook Application: . By clicking on ‘Allow’ on the Facebook permission authorization, we will import your general information such as name, email, date of birth, email, and profile picture, URL etc. into your profile on SMI. At the same time, your interests, friend list, ‘about me’ and three most recent pictures will also be imported from your Facebook profile. Your SMI profile will display your first name, current city, gender, interests, photos and age which is calculated from your date of birth. However, you can edit all these details by logging in to your account.
Communication with You As Well as Third Party on Your Request: Your information is used to get in touch with in order to maintain your account, to comply with your stated communication preferences as well as to bring about other services requested by you or to contact you for the reasons authorized by law.
Promotional Messages and Offers: Your email address may be used to send update and communication by us regarding the products and services or other intimations like newsletters, text messages or special offers. In the situation when you do not want to receive such intimations, you may willingly and conveniently opt out or change your preferences by simply clicking on unsubscribe option given in the email. The process of opting out request takes 10 days usually.
Safety and Legal Matter: We may, without your consent, access and disclose your information, any communications sent or received by you, and any other information that we may have about you or your account as may be permitted or required by law (including, but not limited to, court order or subpoena), or to prevent or investigate suspected fraud, violations of our Terms of Service, or activity that appears to us to be illegal or may expose us to legal liability. Additionally, we may disclose your information in situations that we believe may involve potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property if we believe that your information in any way relates to that threat.
Transfer or Sale of Business Assets: In case SMI is either sold or disposed whether as a sale of assets, by a merger or otherwise, or in case of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the personal information provided by the users will become a part of assets sold or merged in connection with this transaction.
Those members who are registered on SMI website/Application can review and change their personal information at any point of time by accessing their personal accounts and profile. It is absolutely convenient to even delete your account or profile on AMI at any point of time. However, you can even re-activate your account by logging in again. In case, you want to correct or remove your personal information on your profile and you are not able to do so by accessing your profile, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the same time, SMI expects you to update the change in your personal details if they become inaccurate at any point of time. We may retain some information from closed accounts so that we can comply with law, prevent fraud, assist with investigations, resolve disputes, analyze or troubleshoot programs, enforce our Terms, or take other actions permitted by law. Likewise if your account or membership is terminated or suspended, we may maintain some information to prevent re-registration.
Third Parties and Timing: We will make our best effort to comply with all your requests as soon as possible, however, please note that the changes expect from us may not be effective immediately. Until and unless required by law, we should not be held responsible to inform third parties with whom your information is already shared, about any changes you have requested or for removal of any information.
Security: We implement all the necessary and applicable security measures to protect against the loss, alteration or misuse of information under your control. However, despite of our vigilance efforts, no system guarantees that there will be no unauthorized access to your personal information. So, your use of SMI website and applications indicates that you agree and are willing to assume this risk.
Child Privacy: SMI website and applications are directed for general audience and we hereby restrict the use of services to individuals of the age 18 years and above. We do not collect personal information from users under the age of 18 years deliberately or knowingly. In case, we obtain the actual knowledge that an individual registered with us is under 18 years of age, we will take definite steps to remove the personal information from our systems.