Types of Information Collected
We collect non-personal information − data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual from your use of the Site. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. For example, we may collect information such as your screen resolution, browser type, referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, language, zip code, area code, location, and time zone 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 collected through application process or other means, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined. For more information regarding how we collect, store and use personal information, see our Consumer Privacy Notice.
Cookies and Other Technologies
As is true of most websites, we may gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. SMC may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
We may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the SMC or affiliate websites. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.
Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
Disclosure of Information Through Social Media
SMC may allow social media share buttons (widgets) on the Site to allow you to share information from the Site on another platform. The third parties that own these widgets may have access to your browsing history on the Site. Please consult these third party sites for information regarding how this information is collected and used.
Disclosures Permitted by Law
SMC may disclose all of the nonpublic personal information described above, as permitted by law. For example, we may use affiliated and nonaffiliated parties to perform services for us, such as providing customer assistance, handling claims, protecting against fraud and maintaining software for us. We also may disclose information in response to requests from law enforcement agencies, State insurance authorities, or legal process served on the Site.
Information Regarding Former Customers
To prevent unauthorized access to your personal data, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, SMC follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission of data over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your data we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
The Site is intended for the use of adults who are actual or potential customers of SMC. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the information of a child under 13, we will delete the information as soon as possible.
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Instructions to Opt Out of Disclosures to Nonaffiliated Third Parties
To opt out of SMC’s right to disclose of your nonpublic personal information to nonaffiliated third parties, please download our form and follow the instructions provided on the form.
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