This policy (represented on the webpage) applies to any personal information which SMEI may collect when you visit our website. The primary purpose of SMEI’s website is to be a useful and dynamic resource and a business-enabling tool to help you learn more about our services and recognition. We want your experience to be secure and comfortable as we are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so.
SMEI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You are requested to check this page for any latest updates to ensure that you make yourself aware of any changes.
SMEI collects information at its websites in ways such as 'directly' (example – when you provide information to sign up for a newsletter, whitepaper, web resource or register to comment on a forum); and ‘indirectly’ (example – through our website’s technology or cookies). SMEI may collect the following primary information (but not limited to):
The above information is collected through filling in forms on our website. This includes registering to use the website, subscribing to services, newsletters, and alerts, registering for a webinar or any other related information. It is completely up to you to decide before providing any personal information.
Along with the above information, we may collect personal data of our workers, candidates, vendors, business contacts, shareholders and website users. We will always try to give individuals appropriate notice of what data will be collected and for the purpose for which the same is collected and used. SMEI will only process that data if it is considered fair and lawful to do so.
Our website collects information about your computer, including (where available) your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration, to filter traffic, to look up user domains and to report on statistics as required.
Details of your visits to our website and the related tracking such as the pages and sections you view and resources you access or request for download, including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, blogs and other communication data. Please refer the Cookies section below for more information on the same.
We do not generally seek to collect or process sensitive personal data also known as special categories (revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation) through this site or otherwise. In the limited cases where we may seek to collect such data, we will do this in accordance with local data privacy law requirements.
SMEI requires this information to better understand the needs that you may have in terms of the services we offer and provide you with the better experience and services. We may also use this information for:
SMEI is committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Regarding your use of our websites, it should be noted that the open nature of the Internet is such that information and personal data may flow over networks connecting you to our systems without security measures in some cases and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.
In case you follow a link to any of the sites which may be arising out of SMEI’s website, please note that these sites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or sites. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these sites.
SMEI is complaint with the leading internationally recognized compliance and security standards.
We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. If you have an association or an account with us, we will only keep the data while your account is active or for as long as needed to provide services to you and, as further needed for us to comply with our legal and contractual obligations.
A cookie is a packet of information sent by a server to a World Wide Web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses that server (definition: Wikipedia). Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit any website and allow the website to recognize your device. Cookies are used for authentication, tracking, and maintaining user-specific information and often contain a unique and anonymous identifier. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change the settings in your browser to allow you to accept or decline cookies depending upon your preferences.
By using our website, you agree that we can place cookies and other similar technologies on your device (including mobile devices) as explained in this Cookies policy. By continuing to use your mobile device to access this website, you agree that the following information may be collected: your unique device identifier, mobile device IP address, information about your device’s operating system, mobile carrier details and your location related information (to the extent permissible under applicable law).
As a user, you may choose to restrict the information that we have collected or the way in which the same would be used, in the following ways:
SMEI shall not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your explicit consent to do so or are required by law to do so.
In case you would like to withdraw, erase, update/modify the personal information that we hold about you, please inform us by writing an email to email@example.com and we shall take the necessary actions.