Last updated December 31, 2020
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for this website
This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:
- What Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding the use of information you provide about yourself.
- The security procedures in place to protect your information.
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
European Union Members: Your rights regarding your personal data under GDPR
- We need to perform a contract with you, such as when you create a Policy with us
- You have given us permission to do so
- The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
- For payment processing purposes
- To comply with the law
As a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have a number of rights under data protection laws, which have been strengthened under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These include:
Access: You have the right to access the personal data we may hold about you and the purposes for which we are using it. We may ask for proof of your identity. On receipt of such a request we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, at most within one calendar month.
Rectification: You have the right to request that we amend any personal data which is incorrect or requires updating.
Erasure: You have the right to request that we delete any personal information pertaining to you. We will assess any deletion request on a case-by-case basis and will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, at most within one calendar month. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests. If you have authored any content on the DPN and would like this to be deleted, please let us know.
Additionally, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to object
- The right of restriction
- The right to data portability
- The right to withdraw consent
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please use contact us immediately via telephone at +1-917-561-9553 or via email SMEForum@thesmeforum.net
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to contact you.
“Do Not Sell My Personal Information” Notice for California consumers under California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Under the CCPA, California consumers have the right to:
- Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
- Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
- Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Website (“Service Providers”), to provide our Website on our behalf, to perform Website-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Website is used. These third-parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Your Access to and Control over Information including PII
You may opt out of any future contacts 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.
While will make commercially reasonable efforts to protect sensitive information transmitted online and commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
Optional Contact Forms
This website has optional forms which you may, but are not required to use, for contacting us or to schedule an appointment to speak with a company representative. In using these forms, you are asked to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used only to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest and is not shared with any other parties.
We may use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s computer to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site and is aggregated and used to track activity and other uses of the site and used to enhance the experience we offer you.
This website may contain 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