Information We Collect
Web Site Usage Information:
How We Use Information Collected
We may use information in the following ways:
We may combine the information that we collect from you with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our products, services and Web sites.
We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some operational aspects of our website, sending e-mail, and fulfilling requests. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.
We may use third parties, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to deliver ads to you on our behalf. These third-party ad servers may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. They also may also collect and use non-personally identifiable information about your visits in order to present advertisements that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice or to opt out of having this information used by third-party ad servers to provide targeted ads, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
The Forum section of our website provides you with an opportunity to tell us what you think and read what other readers have to say. When you use our Forums features (e.g., by posting a message on our message boards), we may make public any information that you provide including your name, location and e-mail address.
Your Ability to Choose
We offer you the opportunity to choose whether to receive certain communications from us at the time you give us your personally identifiable information. You may also update your information preferences by clicking the "Update Profile" link in our e-mail communications, after which you will receive an e-mail message with instructions.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We employ cookie technology. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer by a site's server. A cookie can be a record of your visit to a site, including information such as your username, registration information, time of last visit, pages viewed, etc. A cookie created by one site's servers can be retrieved only by that site's servers. We use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our site in order to recognize users and assess traffic patterns. We also include Web beacons in our e-mail messages including newsletters in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.
Ads for SmartSilvers
When you view an ad for SmartSilvers on other sites, our third-party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. SmartSilvers and our advertising company may also use Web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) to note which website pages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to our advertising efforts.
The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited-access servers. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information.
Review and Correction
You may review and update the personally identifiable information/registration information that you have provided to us by by clicking the "Update Profile" link in our e-mail communications, after which you will receive an e-mail message with instructions.
Transfer to U.S. or Other Countries
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where SmartSilvers or its service providers has facilities, and by subscribing to our services, you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country.
Comments and Questions
This policy was last updated on December 1, 2006.