THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
Stuart McElrath Company ("SMC")
with regard to your ("You" or "Your") use of this web site (www.smcusa.net)
(the "Site"). SMC is committed to Your privacy.
SMC hereby notifies You of:
1. What personally identifiable information of yours is
collected from you through this site and
how the Information is used.
2. How the information may be shared.
3. How SMC protects Your information.
4. How You can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
I. WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF YOURS IS
COLLECTED AND HOW THE INFORMATION IS USED.
a. Information Collection and Use
SMC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.
SMC will not sell, share, transfer or rent this information to
others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy
For certain parts of this site, your contact information (such
as name, e-mail address and/or present location) will be
collected. Such information allows SMC to process and fulfill
Your request. Your contact information is also used to confirm
Your identity and to contact You about the services on the Site
for which You may have expressed interest. When the Site
requests Your identity, the Site will clearly indicate the
purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested.
c. IP Addresses
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name
and a set of numbers that serve as that computer's "Internet
Protocol" or IP address. When You request a page from any page
within the Site, our Web servers automatically recognize Your
domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address
reveal nothing personal about You other than the IP address from
which You have accessed the Site. SMC may use IP addresses to
analyze trends, administer the Site, track Your movement, and
gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
d. Children's and Minor's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is uniquely important,
particularly on the Internet. The Site is designed to provide
commercial business information and services for adults. This
Site is not designed to attract minors, in particular children
under the age of 13. SMC does not market to or knowingly collect
information from anyone under the age of 13. Children should
always get permission from their parents before sending any
information about themselves (such as their names, email
addresses, and phone numbers) to anyone over the Internet.
e. Opt Out Procedures
You may opt-out of receiving communications from SMC at the
point where the Site requests personally identifiable
information about You. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to be removed
from an e-mail list. If You are using an e-mail forwarding
service or other similar service please make sure to include the
correct e-mail address or addresses.
A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to Your browser
from a Web server and stored on Your computer's hard drive. A
cookie cannot read data off Your hard disk or read cookie files
created by other sites. Use of a cookie is in no way linked to
any personally identifiable information while on the Site. Once
You close Your browser, the cookie simply terminates. For
instance, by setting a cookie on the Site, You would not have to
log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on
You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the setting
of Your browser. You can reset your Browser to refuse all
cookies or allow Your browser to show You when a cookie is being
sent. If You reject the cookies on the Site, You may still use
the Site. The only drawback to this is that the user may be
limited in some areas of this Site. Some of SMC's business
to or control over these cookies. SMC and its business partners
and/or promotions that You see on the Site.
II. HOW INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED.
SMC may share aggregated demographic information with SMC's
partners. This is not linked to any personal information that
can identify any individual person. SMC may partner with another
party to provide specific services. When You sign up for these
services, SMC will share names, or other contact information
that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.
Per SMC's contractual arrangements with parties, these parties
are not allowed to use personally identifiable information
except for the explicit purpose of providing these services.
SMC shall not be liable for the transfer of any personal
identification information resulting from loss or distribution
of data, the delineation or corruption of storage media, power
failures, natural phenomena, riots, acts of vandalism, sabotage,
terrorism or any other event beyond SMC's control.
b. Sale of Assets, Merger, Acquisition,
Information collected from You may be transferred to a third
party as a result of a sale or acquisition, merger or bankruptcy
SMC maintains a strict "No-Spam" policy, which means that SMC
does not intend to sell, rent or otherwise give your e-mail
address to a third party without Your consent.
d. Legal Requests
SMC cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other
third parties, to enforce laws and third party rights, such as
intellectual property rights and laws relating to fraud.
Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement
or other government officials relating to a criminal
investigation or alleged illegal activity, or other activity
that may expose SMC or You to legal liability, SMC can (and You
authorize SMC to) disclose Your personal data and other
information about You as SMC, in its sole discretion, believes
necessary or appropriate.
III. HOW SMC PROTECTS YOUR INFORMATION.
a. Confidentiality and Security
SMC protects Your personal information off-line. Access to Your
personal information is limited to employees who SMC reasonably
believes will need that information to provide services to You.
However, SMC is not responsible for the confidentiality,
security or distribution of your own personal information by our
partners and third parties outside the scope of our agreement
with such partners and third parties.
This Site may contain links to other sites. The linked sites are
not necessarily under the control of SMC. Please be aware that
SMC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other
sites. SMC encourages You to be aware when You leave this Site
and to read the privacy policies of each and every web site that
collects personally identifiable information. If You decide to
access any of the third-party sites linked to this Site, You do
this entirely at your own risk. Any links to any partner of the
Site should be the responsibility of the linking party, and SMC
shall not be responsible for notification of any change in name
or location of any information on the Site.
IV. CORRECTING INACCURACIES.
a. Correction/Updating Personal Information
If personally identifiable information previously submitted to
SMC by You changes (such as name, e-mail address and/or present
location), please e-mail SMC at
b. Notification of Changes
will post those changes on
www.stuartmcelrath.com so You are always
aware of what information SMC collects, how SMC uses it, and
under what circumstances, if any, SMC discloses it. If You have
provided personally identifiable information before the changes
not SMC uses Your information in this different manner. If You
choose that SMC not use Your personally identifiable information
the information was originally collected.
c. Site and Service Updates
As necessary, SMC may send You Site and service announcement
updates. You are not able to un-subscribe from service
announcements, which contain important information about the
Site. SMC communicates via e-mail with You to provide requested
services and to resolve issues relating to Your accounts.
d. Consent to This Policy
is incorporated herein by reference) or Using Services (as
to the collection and use of information by SMC as specified in