Personal identification information
Smartbuyguides.com might gather personal identification information of our users in various means such as when users drop by our blog, register in our blog, subscribe to our weekly newsletter, complete a form and survey, and other available services offered in the blog. Users, in such situations, might be requested for email address, mailing address, name, and mobile number. Such information is collected only if users voluntarily provide them to involve in certain activities in the blog while users could just anonymously enjoy visiting our blog when they do not need such engagement.
Non-personal identification information
Non-personal identification information of our Users might also be collected during the interaction within the site/blog. Such information may include the type of computer and technology (such as operating system, Internet Service Provider), the browser name, and other related information.
Web browser cookies
In addition, “Cookies” might be obtained as users are visiting our site. That is solely for the purpose to enhance better User Experience. Usually, the web browser users use places cookies on their drive as for recording purpose or to track the necessary information system. In the meantime, users could set their browser to reject the cookies or alert them when being sent so Users get informed about that. However, in case of refusing to send the cookies might prevent users to engage in certain functions properly provided by our site.
How we use collected information
In these purposes that smartbuyguides.com may utilize users’ personal information:
• To better the customer service: The information provided will enable us to respond better to the request from customers while we could provide better support with better efficiency.
• To provide a customized user experience: Such user information is helpful for us to customize the provided services according to the group each has been categorized into.
• To Develop the blog: Feedback given is valuable information for use to keep improving our services as well as products to better serve the needs and demands of our users.
• To process payments: Such as when placing an order, users information could verify and let us process the payment to serve that order for our users. In such a case, the information will not be shared except that the service provision requires that.
• To share the information with third parties: the information might be shared with certain parties for purposes including marketing.
• To run certain promotional campaigns, surveys, contests and more: By this, it means users agreed to receive certain information within the topics we believe is their best interest.
• To provide periodic emails: the given email address might be used to update information related to users’ order. In another case, we may use the email address to send the response to the questions, inquires and other requests that one might have. Likewise, provided that users sign up to our mailing list, emails will be sent to inform users about our updates, news, and other service information. On the other hand, if users would want to unsubscribe to the service, they could always find the instruction provided at the bottom of those emails. Otherwise, they could contact us directly through our contact form within the site.
How we protect your information
Smartbuyguides.com has our appropriate practices regarding data gathering, data storage, and the processing methods. In that, we, at our best, aim to provide the reliable security measurements to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, changes or destruction of users’ personal information, password, username, transaction information and other data stored on our blog from happening.
Meanwhile, Sensitive and Private data exchange between users and smartbuyguides.com happens through the SSL secured communication channel while it will be protected by the encryption along with the digital signatures.
Sharing your personal information
Smartbuyguides.com might cooperate with third party service providers to take charge of our business, and they might take our certain activities like sending out the newsletter on our behalf. In such situation, the information might be shared to those third parties within the purpose only if you agree for the permission.
Third party websites
Users might encounter the advertising on smartbuyguides.com which might link them to the services of our suppliers, advertiser, partners and sponsors. It worth to note that we are not in charge of the contents or links that might appear on our site as the advertisement and are not responsible for those third sites’ practices. Moreover, the services and sites, along with their links and contents, might keep changing all the time. They, meanwhile, have their own privacy and customer service policies. Thus, once you brows and interact on those sites, including the ones with links to smartbuyguides.com, is subject to their own policies and terms.
Amazon Services LLC Associates Program
Smartbuyguides.com, in addition, is an active participant of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, provided by Amazon.com as a means for sites such as ours to gain advertising fees by linking to amazon.com or placing the advertising banners on our site.
Smartbuyguides.com wish to inform you that as we are within this program, once users are visiting our site and follow the link to make certain purchase on Amazon.com within 20 hours, a small piece of the fee of the payment will go to the owner of this site while item price is the same.
Furthermore, if there is a product link suggestion provided in any of our contents, they would be the high quality products we have found to have very customer reviews. Our site has an exact rule that we are to bring the reliable product suggestions to our users. The given review is completely honest and not biased. We are totally not to suggest those products as the advertisement. We instead aim to help our users find their best items with the best price. This will happen through our tough researching, reviewing, and evaluating process on those particular items.
Certain advertisement that might appear on our site may be delivered by Google. DART cookie is generally used by Google to deliver targeted ads to particular user on their site visit to our blog and others on the internet. In addition, DART does not track personal information about users. They only use the non-personally identifiable information. In case you want to opt out of the practice, you might visit their policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html
Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act
In addition to the above mentioned policies, smartbuyguides.com has a firm privacy on protecting the identity of our young users. Thus, you can be sure that our site will never gather or retain the information of our users when we know that they are under 13 while none of our services aim to attract them.
Your acceptance of these terms
By your interaction on this site, that means you signify your agreement of this policy. Provided that you have any issue with the policy and do not agree, please do not use this site. Likewise, your continuous engagement on this site after the modifications of the policy will be deemed your agreements on those changes.