Privacy Notice & Cookies Policy
Article 1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors
Our Company automatically collects and/or tracks (1) the home server domain names, IP address, e-mail addresses, type of client computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to Our Company’s Web site, (2) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with Our Company via e-mail, (3) information such as personal, financial or demographic information, knowingly provided by the visitor in on-line forms, registration forms, surveys, and sweepstakes entries, and (4) information, either in the aggregate or user specific, on what pages visitors access.
Article 2. Use of Personal Data Collected
Personal data collected by Our Company will be used by Our Company for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users’ behavior, for future product development, for content improvement, to inform advertisers as to how many visitors have seen or clicked their advertisements, and to customize content and layout of Our Company’s site. Names, postal and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers collected may be added to Our Company’s databases and used for future e-mails, calls and mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, and status of orders placed online. Financial information collected may be used to check the user’s qualifications for registration, to bill the user for products and services, to notify the user in the event of sweepstakes winnings, and to notify the relevant taxing and regulatory authorities regarding payments or prizes.
Demographic and profile data collected is used to tailor the visitor’s experience at our site, enabling us to present content we think they might be interested in. We use customer contact information to send the user information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners. The customer’s contact information is also used to contact him or her in the event of a sweepstakes winning, and to notify the relevant taxing and regulatory authorities regarding payments or prizes.
Article 3. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
Our Company will never share, rent, sell, or knowingly and voluntarily disclose data it collects on any of Our Company’s Web sites to third parties except where required by law.
Through the use of third party cookies, an advertiser will be electronically notified when visitors view or click on its advertisements. This site contains links to other sites and Our Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
We use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website, or which may be used by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don’t want to have them on your device.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
How long are cookies stored for?
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
Cookies used on the Website
Here are all the different types of cookies we use on this site:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Third party cookies
These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.
While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may place or recognize a unique cookie, or other technology, on your browser. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them
Third Party Advertising
Our Company uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. Some ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to you by DoubleClick advertising. Information about your visit to their site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to you on this site. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used, please click here: http://www.doubleclick.net/us/corporate/privacy In addition, you may choose to opt out of the DoubleClick cookie at any time by using DoubleClick’s opt-out cookie
Our Company does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.
Article 5. Opt-Out Right
We allow users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners at the point where we voluntary request information about the visitor. This site also allows users to remove their information from our database. If a user removes his or her information from Our Company database it will no longer be used by Our Company for secondary purposes, disclosed to third parties, or used by Our Company or third parties to send promotional correspondences to the visitor. Users can remove their information by writing to us via postal mail at the address below, or by sending an email requesting removal to admin at smartnetworld.com (replace at with @)
Article 6. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data
Upon request via postal mail or e-mail, Our Company will provide to visitors a summary of any personal information retained by Our Company regarding the visitor. Our Company will only send personal records to the e-mail address on file for the visitor name associated with it. Visitors may modify, correct, change, or update their personal record or cause their personal record to be removed from Our Company’s database. Visitors may change or modify information previously provided by contacting Our Company via postal mail to the address below, or via e-mail to admin at smartnetworld.com (replace at with @).
Article 7. Collection of Personal Data from Children
HTTP://SMARTNETWORLD.COM SPECIFICALLY DENIES ACCESS TO ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT IS COVERED BY THE CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT (COPPA) OF 1998.
The information and services provided at Our Company’s web site by Our Company, its affiliates, sponsors, and advertisers are not intended to be viewed by children under 13 years of age. All sweepstakes offered at Our Company are open to United States residents 18 years or older only. Our Company will not knowingly permit a child to participate in a game, offering of a prize, or another activity. If a child wins a sweepstakes, that child’s entry will be voided, and another winner will be drawn.
Concerning visitors to its site that it knows are children under 13 years of age, Our Company maintains the following policies:
* Our Company will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age without prior parental consent, which will include an opportunity for the parent to prevent use of the information and participation in the activity. Without prior parental consent, on-line information will only be used to respond directly to the child’s request and will not be used for other purposes without prior parental consent.
* In the event a child submits information to Our Company Web site, the child must provide an e-mail address for the child’s parent or guardian. Thereafter, Our Company will send an e-mail to the parent or guardian alerting them to the child’s registration and providing instructions on how the parent can provide consent for the child to view the contents of Our Company, or how the parent could view or delete the child’s registration, if so desired.
* Our Company will not knowingly distribute to third parties any personally identifiable offline contact information concerning children under 13 years of age without prior parental consent.
* No information collected from children is knowingly used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside Our Company.
Article 8. Our Company’s Right to Contact User
Contacting Our Company
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:
15 Cresta Drive
Article 10. Links
This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.
Article 11. Disputes
This policy and the use of this Site are governed by New Zealand law. If a dispute arises under this Policy we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Tauranga, New Zealand. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Tauranga, New Zealand under the rules of the New Zealand Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.
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