Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person.
Here are some examples of the types of personal information SMOWI may collect and how we may use it.
What personal Information We Collect
When you create a SMOWI user ID, purchase a product or contact us, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences, and/or credit card information.
How we use your personal information
The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on SMOWI’s latest announcements and upcoming events.
We also use personal information to help us create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our products, services, content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes.
From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with SMOWI, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve SMOWI’s products, services, and customer communications.
If you enter into a sweepstake, contest, or similar promotion we may use the information you provide to administer those programs.
Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information
We may also collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
We may collect information such as name, sex, address, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, location, and the time zone where the SMOWI service is used so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.
If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
We may allow other companies that are presenting advertisements or providing services, including but not limited to social media connectivity, on our pages to set and access cookies on your computer and/or web beacons or similar technologies on certain of our pages and/or certain emails sent by us.
3. SMOWI Security Practices: Your Website account preferences (if any) are password protected for your privacy and security. We maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personally identifiable information submitted to our Website, and we periodically review and update security measures in light of current technologies. Your password is a component of our security system. As such, it is your responsibility to protect it. Do not share your password with any third parties. If your password has been compromised for any reason, please notify us immediately.
For more information about these specialized cookies and other technologies, and how to “opt out” of information collection by these companies, we suggest you visit http://doubleclick.net/privacy_policy or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
9. California Do Not Track Disclosure: SMOWI does not track its customers over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, you may be able to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked. You are solely responsible for monitoring your privacy in this regard through your own device and software. SMOWI encourages you to contact the support service of your web browser or other software or browser provider so that you may learn how to setup a do not track option.
Third parties that have content embedded on SMOWI’s websites, such as a social features, may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific SMOWI website from a certain IP address. Third parties cannot collect any other personally identifiable information from SMOWI’s websites unless you provide it to them directly.