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SMB Retail Privacy Policy

At SMB Retail, we recognize and respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect and use your information. It applies to the domain name www.smbretail.com and our weekly electronic newsletter, issued as SMB Retail Technology News.

Examples of Information We Collect

SMB Retail collects personal information from users who visit our website and receive our weekly electronic newsletter. This information includes the following:

  • Email address upon newsletter signup
  • Name, company and email address when you submit the Contact Us form to ask questions or request additional information from us about our products and services.
Our Use of Your Information

SMB Retail does not share your personal information with any third parties. We do not resell our email lists or provide your name, company, email address or any information you provide to us to third parties for reuse.

We may use your email address to communicate with you about:

  • Your use of the website
  • Inquiries or requests that you have made to us

Only with your prior opt-in, we will inform you about our services, news or promotional activities that may be of interest to you. If you would like to stop receiving these types of promotional e-mails, you may follow the opt-out instructions in any such e-mail.

Third-Party Website Links

At times, our website may contain links to other, third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Privacy Policy, but, instead, is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites.

Website Usage Tracking

We may collect general demographic information about how you use our website such as viewership data and other anonymous information (i.e., what content is viewed, related transfer rates, length of viewing, which pages are viewed, from which websites end-users came to our Site, IP address, browser type and other information relating to the device through which our website is accessed and for certain service or product offerings selected by you, other information relating to the device through which the website is accessed.

We may use cookies and similar technologies to track user activity and collect website data. We do not combine this data with other collected information including your personal information. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. They allow websites to store user preferences. Websites generally use both session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire (and are automatically erased) when you close your browser. Persistent cookies usually have an expiration date far into the future and thus stay in your browser until they expire, or until you manually delete them.

We may use cookies to uniquely identify devices and browsers and to track end-user activity on the website. Our cookies assign a random, unique number to the end-user device. Cookies do not contain information that would personally identify the end-user although we can associate a cookie with any identifying information that is or has been provided to us while visiting our website.

Certain web browsers allow end-users to enable “Do Not Track” functionality or to specifically disable cookies through the settings of the browser. SMB Retail respects you choice to implement such functionality by accepting the cookie settings of the browser. Please see your browser settings for cookie preferences and settings.

Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website, i.e., which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies help us improve how our website works, understand what interests our users and measure how effective our content is. We use performance cookies to provide anonymous statistics on how our website is used.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google uses cookies to collect information in order to analyze your usage of our website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide further services to the website provider relating to the usage of the website and the internet. The IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined by Google with other data.

You can prevent collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Social Plug-ins

Our website may contain links to other websites. This Privacy Policy covers the privacy practices of SMB Retail, and does not cover the privacy practices of third party websites. When linking to another website or using a third party service, you should read the privacy policy on that website or service.

Facebook

We use Facebook Like / Share button social plug-ins provided by Facebook Inc., to enable our website users to easily “Like” / “Share” content found on our website, and thereby share this content with their Facebook “Friends”. Whenever you view a page of our website containing such plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers operated by Facebook.

As a result, the content of the social plug-in is transferred by Facebook directly to your browser and embedded in the website being shown. If you visit our website while signed into your Facebook user account, information concerning your visit will be transferred to Facebook and Facebook can assign your visit to our site to your user account. Please note that a data transfer is triggered already when you visit our site, irrespective whether you interact with the plug-in.

Information arising from interaction with the Facebook plug-ins (such as by clicking the Facebook “like” / “share” button or by leaving a comment) will be directly transferred to and stored by Facebook.

To prevent this you must log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. Please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com, for more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Facebook as well as your options to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

Twitter

We use a Twitter plug-in provided by Twitter, Inc., to enable users to easily share content found on our website by sending a Tweet via their Twitter Account. By using this plug-in, the web pages you viewed will be connected with your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. This includes the sharing of certain information with Twitter. Please see Twitter’s privacy policy at https://www.twitter.com, for more on the type of information tracked by Twitter via this feature.

LinkedIn

We use LinkedIn plug-ins (provided by LinkedIn Corporation) to enable you to share our website content. Whenever you view a page of our website containing such plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers operated by LinkedIn and the plug-in is displayed on our website. As a result, LinkedIn will receive information that you have visited our website.

If you visit our website while signed into your LinkedIn user account, LinkedIn can assign information concerning your visit to our website to your user account. Information arising from interaction with the LinkedIn plug-ins (such as by clicking the LinkedIn button) will also be assigned by LinkedIn to your LinkedIn user account. To prevent this, you must log out of your LinkedIn account before visiting our website. Please refer to the privacy policy of LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com, for more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by LinkedIn as well as your options to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

YouTube

We use YouTube plug-ins (provided by YouTube (Google, Inc.), to enable you to share the content of our website. Whenever you view a page of our website containing such plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers operated by YouTube and the plug-in is displayed on our website. As a result, YouTube will receive information that you visited our website. If you visit our website while signed into your YouTube user account, YouTube can assign information concerning your visit to our website to your user account. Information arising from interaction with the YouTube plug-ins (such as clicking or starting videos or posting a comment) will also be assigned by YouTube to your YouTube user account.

To prevent this you must log out of your YouTube account before visiting our website. Please refer to the privacy policy of YouTube at https://www.google.com, for more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by YouTube as well as your options to modify settingsand how to protect your privacy.

CONTACT SMB RETAIL WITH ANY QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact SMB Retail at 850-249-0016 or email press@smbretail.com.

Copyright © 2016 SBM Retail. All rights reserved.

Last updated: January 13, 2016

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