Last Updated October 2014
Collection and use of information
If you do not register as a Member of SMARTERCARD, the information we collect from you is limited. We log your IP address in order to help diagnose problems with our servers, administer this Website and track usage statistics. Your IP address may vary each time you visit, or it may be the same, depending on the type of internet connection. Either way, it would be extremely difficult for us to identify you through your IP address, and we make no attempt to do so. If you reach this Website by clicking on a link or advertisement on another website, then we also log that information. All of this information is collected and used only in aggregate; that is, it entered into our database, where we can use it to generate overall reports on our visitors, but not reports about individual visitors.
If you choose to register as a Member of SMARTERCARD, you will be able to take advantage of all of the features of this Website. SMARTERCARD collects some or all of the personally identifiable information set out below when you subscribe to the SMARTERCARD service register as a Member of SMARTERCARD, when you access and use this Website and/or when you use SMARTERCARD’s products and/or services. The information we collect will vary depending on the circumstances, e.g., if you use one of our discount vouchers or use some of our services (such as writing a review or entering a competition) we may only collect more limited information.
What we collect
How we use it
If you do not want to receive emails from us with offers, news and information, you can change your
contact preferences at any time by the following means:
This is a new service introduced October 2014 available as an opt-in. You may opt-in at anytime by visiting us at https://www.smartercard.co.uk/connect-with-facebook.php
Facebook Connection enhances your membership in the following ways:
All information you provide to us is stored in the UK only on secure servers that are protected in secure
facilities including firewall protection and located in those countries that form part of the European
Economic Area or are considered to provide adequate protection for personal information under the
European Union Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC).
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer. Websites are able to read and write these files, which allows them store things like personalisation details and user preferences.
Information sharing and disclosure
SMARTERCARD is committed to protecting your personal information. We will not disclose your personally
identifiable information to third parties without your consent except:
Companies and individuals registered in the SMARTERCARD Affiliate Program receive aggregate information about customers that they direct to SMARTERCARD through links on their websites. No personally identifiable information is provided to affiliate members; the information collected from our affiliates is used strictly for the affiliates program and will not be used for general marketing purposes.
SMARTERCARD also provides analyses of our customers in the aggregate to prospective partners, advertisers, movie distributors and other third parties. We do this so that we and our business partners can understand you better, and so we can keep bringing you first-rate services. We may also disclose, on an anonymous basis, literal statements made by our customers. At no time, however, will we disclose
personal information about specific customers.
Security and prevention against loss, misuse or alteration of information SMARTERCARD has implemented technology and security features, as well as strict internal guidelines, to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorised access or improper use. We will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available. For transmitting your personal information to us, we use a secure server with a 256-bit SSL certificate from Thwate which encrypts all of your personal information. This encryption process ensures that the information you give us is protected against unauthorised interception.
While we make every effort to ensure that your information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Access authorisation is granted only to key SMARTERCARD (SMARTERCARD Limited.) staff only and to our agents or subcontractors if necessary for the performance of our operations or for them to provide services to us. Any information accessed by those agents or subcontractors is required to be kept confidential and secure and is not permitted to be used for any purpose except to provide their services to us.
Backups are run to prevent loss of information, and our Internet servers are housed in secure facilities.
Your ability to edit and cancel your account Affiliates can access “My account” section from every page on this Website to update and correct the personal details that we gathered when you subscribed registered. You must be logged in to access this information. All information is password-protected so no one can access the information but you.
If a member should decide to cancel SMARTERCARD subscription, your account will be suspended immediately once we have received back all the members materials you have been issued. However we are required to may retain your information for accounting and taxation business, operational and administrative purposes and in accordance with applicable laws.
SMARTERCARD’s contact details
(Attention: Privacy Officer) SMARTERCARD Limited PO Box 784, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 9GH, United Kingdom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org