SMS Contractors is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read the SMS Contractors Online Privacy Statement below for details about particular SMS Contractors sites and services that you may use.
This SMS Contractors Online Privacy Statement applies to data collected by SMS Contractors through the majority of its Web sites and services, as well as its offline product support services.
Collection of Your Personal Information
In order to access some SMS Contractors services, you will be asked to sign in with an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your credentials.
At some SMS Contractors sites, we ask you to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. We may also collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. If you choose to make a purchase we will ask for additional information, such as your credit card number and billing address, that is used to create a SMS Contractors billing account.
We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with SMS Contractors sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.
When you receive newsletters or promotional e-mail from SMS Contractors, we may use web beacons, customized links or similar technologies to determine whether the e-mail has been opened and which links you click in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or other information.
In order to offer you a more consistent and personalized experience in your interactions with SMS Contractors, information collected through one SMS Contractors service may be combined with information obtained through other SMS Contractors services. We may also supplement the information we collect with information obtained from other companies. For example, we may use services from other companies that enable us to derive a general geographic area based on your IP address in order to customize certain services to your geographic area.
Use of Your Personal Information
SMS Contractors collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve its sites and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the sites or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies; and displaying content and advertising that are customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may also occasionally send you product surveys or promotional mailings to inform you of other products or services available from SMS Contractors and its affiliates at your request.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
Except as described in this statement, we will not disclose your personal information outside of SMS Contractors and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent. Some SMS Contractors sites allow you to choose to share your personal information with select SMS Contractors partners so that they can contact you about their products, services or offers.
Some SMS Contractors services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both SMS Contractors and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
We contract on your behalf with other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as processing transactions, or performing the installation of our services. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on SMS Contractors; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SMS Contractors (including the enforcement of our agreements); or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SMS Contractors services or members of the public.
Security of Your Personal Information
SMS Contractors is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
SMS Contractors Web sites use "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of SMS Contractors sites and services that depend on cookies.
Use of Web Beacons
SMS Contractors Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that may be used to assist in delivering cookies on our sites and allow us to count users who have visited those pages and to deliver co-branded services. We may include Web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or our newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.
SMS Contractors may also employ Web beacons from third parties in order to help us compile aggregated statistics and determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns. We prohibit Web beacons on our sites from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.
Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited E-mail
SMS Contractors is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial e-mail, or "spam." SMS Contractors has a strict Anti-Spam Policy. SMS Contractors will not sell, lease or rent its e-mail subscriber lists to third parties.