Each time you visit the Web Site, our web servers will automatically collect domain name information. Our web servers also seek (as many web sites do) to place a "cookie" (a small data file) on your computer's hard drive which permits our web servers to recognize your computer when it visits the Web Site again. These cookies are placed in order to make our Web Site more user-friendly. These cookies are not used to obtain your name or any personal data, and any cookie information that is tracked is used only for internal purposes, such as to improve site navigation, and is not shared with any third-party. If you prefer to have your computer reject these cookies, you can set your internet browser to reject cookies or to alert you before one is placed. If you would like assistance with this process, you may contact us at .
In addition, there are portions of the Web Site where personal information may be collected, if you take affirmative steps to provide us with your information, including, but not limited to: sending us an email message, or requesting information from Investors Relations. If you provide us with your personal information, we will keep your personal information and the contents of your message in our databases. This personal information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of your request, as determined by SMC.
This Web Site is not intended for persons under 13 years of age. Accordingly, SMC does not knowingly solicit or collect any personal information from or about children, and we do not knowingly market our products or services to children.
Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you. Use may be made of statistical information collected from domain name information in order for SMC to improve the functionality of the Web Site. For example, we may use this aggregated statistical information to measure the average time spent on the Web Site, the most-often viewed pages, etc.
When personal information is collected from you, because you may have filled in requested information or submitted an e-mail, we will use the personal information you provide only to respond to your inquiry. This personal information will be shared with third-parties only if necessary to fulfill your request, such as other companies that we may hire to provide the requested services to you. If you would not like your personal information shared with any such third-parties, you can notify us in writing at . Please note that such refusal may prevent us from satisfying your online request.
SMC does not sell, trade, rent, or lease your personal information to any third-party. However, we may disclose part or all of your personal information when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires or compels such disclosure, or when we have a good faith reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to protect you from fraud, to protect your rights or property, to protect the rights of another user, to prevent harm to others, or in any other legally limited circumstances.
SMC cannot provide any assurance of security or privacy over a network that is not a secure network or over a network that we do not control. The Internet is not a secure network and, aside from our own servers, it is not within our control. Messages traveling through the Internet using your Internet provider's servers are subject to viewing, alteration and copying by third- parties. SMC cannot and does not guarantee the security or confidentiality of communications you send to us through the Internet. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet.
If you desire access to your own personal information, in order to correct our records, or to remove your personal information from our databases, please contact SMC using the contact information provided below. If you request removal of your personal information, you acknowledge that residual information may remain in SMC's records and archives.