The only personal data SMMP currently collects through this web site is the information you give us when you use our site. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you register for a newsletter or other program or service or when you send us your comments or requests for information.
SMMP uses the information you provide for the purpose which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your e-mail or provide the programs or services you requested. SMMP also uses this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our web sites, to better understand the needs and interests of the people and organizations that use our web site, and to improve our programs and services. SMMP may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about organizations, programs, services, and other things we believe will be of interest to you or to ask for your support.
In addition to the information you provide when you use our web site, SMMP uses technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our web site. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our web site, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our site.
This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our site. SMMP may use this anonymous data and may share it with third-parties for various reasons, for example, to improve the content and functionality of our web site, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, and to improve our programs and services.
In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, SMMP may use temporary “cookies” that collect the first level domain name of the user (for example, if your e-mail address is “email@example.com,” the cookie collects the “xyz.com” portion of your e-mail address) and the date and time you accessed this Web site. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. At the present time, SMMP only uses temporary or “session” cookies. These “session” cookies expire when your browser window is closed.
In order for certain applications on SMMP web sites to function properly, if at all, it is necessary for your computer to accept cookies.