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Privacy Policy.

SM Tech Solutions Corp

(For the "SM Tech Connect" IOS/Android App Privacy Policy see below)

Privacy Policy

 

For the purpose of complying with various Data Protection Laws (as defined below) in effect where many of our users may be based, such as (but not limited to) the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) or the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (collectively “Data Protection Laws”), we, being SM Tech Solutions Corp., with business address at 1451 Route 88 Brick NJ 08724 (hereinafter “we” or “us” or “Owner”), and acting as the owner and operator of our website located at www.smtechsolutions.com (the “Website”), hereby provide you, the user accessing this Website (hereinafter “you” or “User(s)”) with our present privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) and the specific terms of data collection, processing and protection in place for any data you upload or provide to us through this Website.

  1. Purposes and Uses of Data Transfer

1.1 The Owner, via the Website, collects some personal data from its Users (“Personal Data”).

1.2 Data transfer outside the EU. Data transfer abroad is based on consent, in that we shall only transfer your data outside the EU for the purpose of providing access to this Website and any products or services offered to you through this Website. Such data transfer will be to third parties who maintain confidentiality requirements and data protection capabilities sufficient to protect and secure your data, if this is at all required. By registering an account with us, you hereby agree to allow your data to be transferred outside the EU for the reasons described in this paragraph, and subject to the terms described herein.

1.3 If you want to specifically know-how and to whom your data may be transferred to, please get in touch with us at webmaster@smtechsolutions.com.

  1. Personal Data: various types of Data

2.1 General

We request various types of Personal Data from you, and can only receive such data if you provide it willingly and consent to its provision to us, when opening an account on this Website or procuring any product, service or content through this Website. Any use or transmittal of your data will only be completed once you are made completely aware of its use and transmittal, and then only with your consent. If you wish to know of any specific use of your data that may be undertaken by the Owner, please email us at webmaster@smtechsolutions.com.

2.2 Personal Data

Personal Data collected is defined by any applicable law which governs your use and access of this Website, and any such data which can be use to personally identify you, or which contains personally identifiable data about you. This can include your name, browsing habits, credit card details, address, passport or other identity information, and any other information specified by applicable law.

  1. CCPA: Collection of personal information about consumers aged 13 to 16, or older

We may collect personal information of consumers between the age of 13 and 16, as well as older Users, and will not sell your data unless you, as a User between the age of 13-16 or older, have given us express consent to do so.

  1. CCPA: Collection of personal information about consumers below the age of 13

If we collect personal information of consumers below the age of 13 and won't sell their data unless their parents or guardians have provided us with express consent on behalf of those minors.

  1. CCPA: Collection of personal information about minors

We do not knowingly collect the personal information of consumers who are below the age of 16.

  1. Pseudonymous use

When registering for this Website, Users have the option to indicate a nickname or pseudonym. In this case, Users' Personal Data shall not be published or made publicly available. Any activity performed by Users on this Website shall appear in connection with the indicated nickname or pseudonym. However, Users acknowledge and accept that their activity on this Website, including content, information or any other material possibly uploaded or shared on a voluntary and intentional basis may directly or indirectly reveal their identity.

  1. Push notifications

This Website may send push notifications to the User to achieve the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Users may in most cases opt-out of receiving push notifications by visiting their device settings, such as the notification settings for mobile phones, and then change those settings for this Website, some or all of the apps on the particular device.


Users must be aware that disabling push notifications may negatively affect the utility of this Website.

 

  1. Push notifications based on the User's geographic location

This Website may use the User's geographic location to send push notifications for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Users may in most cases opt out of receiving push notifications by visiting their device settings, such as the notification settings for mobile phones, and then changing those settings for some or all of the apps on the particular device.

Users must be aware that disabling push notifications may negatively affect the utility of this Website.

 

  1. Push notifications for direct marketing

9.1 This Website may send push notifications to the User for the purpose of direct marketing (to propose services and products provided by third parties or unrelated to the product or service provided by this Website).

9.2 Users may in most cases opt-out of receiving push notifications by visiting their device settings, such as the notification settings for mobile phones, and then changing those settings for this Website or all of the apps on the particular device.

9.3 Users must be aware that disabling push notifications may negatively affect the utility of this Website.

9.4 Besides applicable device settings, the User may also make use of the rights described under User rights in the relevant section of this Privacy Policy.

  1. Selling goods and services online

The Personal Data collected and referred to in this section is used to provide the User with services or to sell goods or services, including payment and possible delivery. The Personal Data collected to complete the payment may include the credit card, the bank account used for the transfer, or any other means of payment envisaged. The kind of Data collected by this Website depends on the payment system used.

  1. Unique device identification

This Website may track Users by storing a unique identifier of their device, for analytics purposes or for storing Users' preferences. In the same regard, the Website may track the User’s location and behavior on this site. If you do not wish to have this information transmitted to the Website, please contact us at the address specified in this Privacy Policy.

  1. User identification via a universally unique identifier (UUID)

This Website may track Users by storing a so-called universally unique identifier (or short UUID) for analytics purposes or for storing Users' preferences. This identifier is generated upon installation of this Application, it persists between Application launches and updates, but it is lost when the User deletes the Application. A reinstall generates a new UUID.

  1. Contact information

Owner and Data Controller

SM Tech Solutions Corp.

Owner contact email: webmaster@smtechsolutions.com

 

  1. No Discrimination for Opting Out

The Owner shall not discriminate when providing services, software or content through this Website, if any User refuses to provide their consent for the processing their personal data and provides this refusal to the Owner in writing at the address specified in this policy, and services, content, access, or software use shall only be discontinued for such Users to the extent any such personal data is required and needed to continue providing access to such services, content, access, software or to this Website in general.

  1. Periodic Updates to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically by us from time to time. If we update our Privacy Policy in any substantive way, we will update the “Last Updated” date at the end of this document and any changes to this Privacy Policy are only effective when posted to this page.

  1. Deletion of Personal Data

We will confidentially store and maintain your personal data for up to two years after your account or use of any services on this Website is discontinued, for record keeping purposes. After this two-year period, we may permanently delete your data from our databases, at our sole discretion. If you have any questions or queries about our storage and deletion of your data, you can contact us at the email address specified in this Privacy Policy under Section 13. During the time we store your personal data, after you have ceased using your account with us or any services through this Website, we will not transmit your personal data to any third parties.

  1. Data that we do not Process

We do not process your personal data as it relates to revealing your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and we do not engage in the processing of your genetic data or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying you as a natural person, or process data concerning your health or sex life or sexual orientation.

  1. Data Breaches and Breach Notification Procedures

You will be notified of any breach of personal data stored on this Website or provided to us by you within 72 hours of the occurrence of such a breach. At the time we notify you of the breach, we shall also inform you as to all rectification steps we have taken to rectify and mitigate the breach. For information related to our data security and the security of any personal data you provide us via this Website, please get in touch with us at the contact address specified under section 13 of this Privacy Policy.

  1. User’s Rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

It is our policy to respond to any infringement notices and to take the appropriate actions as provided under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Should the User believe that material available on the Website infringes on User’s copyright(s) or that of a third party, please notify us by submitting a written notice to our email address listed in this Privacy Policy and include the following information:

(i)            User’s full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;

(ii)           a description of the copyrighted work that is claimed to be infringed;

(iii)          a description of where the allegedly infringing material is located on the Website;

(iv)         a statement by User that User has a good-faith belief that the alleged infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(v)          a signed (either physical or electronic) statement by User, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in User’s notice is accurate and that User are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Upon receipt of such notice, we shall investigate and/or remove the infringing material. User will be held liable for damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, should User materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Website infringes on User’s or a third party’s copyright.

  1. User’s Rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act

To the extent that the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) is applicable to either the Owner or the User: both parties agree to comply with all of its obligations under the CCPA; and in relation to any communication of ‘personal information’ as defined by the CCPA, the parties agree that no monetary or other valuable consideration is being provided for such personal information and therefore neither party is ‘selling’ (as defined by the CCPA) personal information to the other party, unless specifically agreed for and consented to by the parties.

The principal rights the User has under the CCPA include but are not limited to:

(i)            the right to know the Personal Information we collect form the User;

(ii)           the right to request the deletion of User’s Personal Information;

(iii)          the right not to be discriminated against for having exercised User’s rights under the CCPA;

(iv)         the right to opt out from the collection/sale of User’s Personal Information; and

(v)          the right to access User’s Personal Information.

Both parties agree to notify the other immediately if it receives any complaint, notice, or communication that directly or indirectly relates to either party’s compliance with the CCPA. Specifically, we shall notify User within ten (10) working days if we receive a verifiable consumer request under the CCPA.

 

SM Tech Connect IOS/Android app Privacy Policy

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

TYPES OF DATA COLLECTED AND DEVICE PERMISSIONS

Among the types of Personal Data that “SM Tech Connect” app collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Usage Data; Contacts permission; Camera permission; Precise location permission (non-continuous); Microphone permission; Phone permission; Storage permission; geographic position; Data communicated while using the service; app information; device logs; device information.

Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in the case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using “SM Tech Connect” app.

Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by “SM Tech Connect” app is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for “SM Tech Connect” app to provide its services. Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact us at any time at webmaster @ smtechsolutions.com.

Depending on the User's specific device, “SM Tech Connect” app may request certain permissions that allow it to access the User's device Data as described below.

Camera permission

Used for accessing the camera or capturing images and video from the device.

Contacts permission

Used for accessing contacts and profiles on the User's device, including the changing of entries.

Microphone permission

Used for accessing and recording microphone audio from the User's device.

Phone permission

Used for accessing a host of typical features associated with telephony. This enables, for instance, read-only access to the “phone state”, which means it enables access to the phone number of the device, current mobile network information, or the status of any ongoing calls.

Precise location permission (non-continuous)

Used for accessing the User's precise device location to allow users to share their location with other users.

The geographic location of the User is determined in a manner that isn't continuous. This means that it is impossible for “SM Tech Connect” app to derive the exact position of the User on a continuous basis.

Storage permission

Used for accessing shared external storage, including the reading and adding of any items.

 

THE PURPOSE OF PROCESSING

The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the “SM Tech Connect” app to provide its Service, comply with its legal obligations, respond to enforcement requests, protect its rights and interests (or those of its Users or third parties), detect any malicious or fraudulent activity, as well as the following: Device permissions for Personal Data access, Hosting and backend infrastructure, Infrastructure monitoring, Location-based interactions, Contacting the User, Registration and authentication and Managing contacts and sending messages.

SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

Any personal information that we collect (as identified in the "Personal Data We Collect" section) may be shared with business partners, contractors, vendors, and authorized third-party agents either with Your consent or for business or legal purposes and in accordance with applicable law to:

- Conduct analytics in order to improve the user experience of our Apps and Services;

- Provide support and technical services;

- Operate, deliver, improve and customize our Apps, and Services.

 

RETENTION TIME

We process Personal Data and store it for as long as required to fulfil for which the information was originally collected.

Therefore, personal Data that was collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the SM Tech Solutions and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.

We may retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.

Once the retention period expires, Personal Data will be deleted or anonymized.

 

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 6/8/2022

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