Privacy Policy

SMAO, Inc. (“SMAO,” “us,” “our,” or “we”) strives to offer the visitors to all of our websites, including but not limited to and all subdomains of such website as well as all services related to such websites (such websites and services, collectively, the “Site”) the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. In order to do this, we may, at times, use “Personally Identifiable Information” (any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as a name, postal address, telephone number or email address) subject to the terms of this statement (“Policy”). Please note that this Policy applies only to information collected by SMAO online and does not impact information collected or used by SMAO, its subsidiaries, or its affiliates through other means. By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this Policy.

What types of Personally Identifiable Information does SMAO collect on the Site?

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate, the services provided and the manner in which you register to become member of the Site (“Member”). You may choose to become a Member in order to participate in certain activities on the Site and enjoy special benefits offered only to Members, To become a Member, you are required to sign in by providing your name, and email address. You will also be asked to create password. Alternatively, you may become a Member using one of your existing social media accounts such as Facebook or Twitter. If you become a Member using an existing social media account, that social media provider may provide SMAO with access to, and SMAO may use as set forth herein, the Personally Identifiable Information on file with that social media provider and associated with that account.

You may also be asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information in connection with sweepstakes, contests, raffles, games and similar promotions on the Site, as well as in connection with surveys and other Site activities.

Visitors who wish to purchase products from the Site will also be asked to provide their shipping and/or delivery (if different from the postal address) addresses, telephone number and credit card information.

Members who choose to participate in the “Community” or “Share” section of the Site will have the opportunity to share ideas and thoughts about various topics with other Members, and create a user profile. Community/Share may include elements such as a User Profile, Save Option, Comment Service, Rating Service, Personalized URLs, Bulletin Board service (such as message boards on the Site), Q&A Hours, and other interactive services we may offer from time to time. Use of Community/Share is governed by the Site’s Terms of Use. Community/Share is accessible by all Members, and users of this service should be mindful that any information posted to Community/Share will become public information and will be available to other participating Members and visitors to the Site. Accordingly, if you choose to participate in Community/Share, and post information to this section of the Site, please use discretion. You must create a name (“Username”) to use and access the Community/Share section.

Does SMAO collect any other information about visitors to the Site?

We constantly seek to make improvements to the Site. As part of these efforts, we collect and analyze certain “Aggregate Information” (information that does not allow us to identify a specific individual such as demographic information, purchase categories (e.g., home furnishings), or visitors using a particular browser to access the Site) about how visitors use the Site.

When you visit our Site, we may collect various types of technical data. This data includes (but is not limited to) domain and/or Web browser information. We may track which Web site you visited before arriving at the Site and the Web site you link to when you leave the Site. We may also keep a record of which pages of the Site you visit, and how long you spend on each page.

We also use “cookies” and other technologies on the Site. Cookies are small pieces of information that our server places on a visitor’s computer hard drive to enable that person to more easily communicate and interact with the Site and to provide us with important information on how visitors use the Site. For example, we will place a cookie on a visitor’s computer when he/she visits the Site. The next time that person visits the Site using the same computer, our server will recognize the cookie and the visitor. We will also use cookies to collect information about a Member who visits the Site without signing-in (or who signs-out but continues visiting the Site). Further, cookies and other technologies are used in email messages sent by our email delivery and marketing company and at our website to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and how visitors use our site. With respect to ads, information about your visits to this 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. For more information about how to “opt-out” of these ad cookies, please click here. Many Web browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. You may change your browser settings to either reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is about to be placed on your computer. Please note, however, that rejecting cookies while visiting the Site may result in certain parts of the Site not operating correctly or as efficiently as if they were allowed. Cookies must be enabled in order to register with the Site.

If you become a Member via an existing social media account such as Facebook or Twitter, we may also collect and use various types Aggregate Information as well technical data and profile information for that social media account and on file with that social media provider.