- Scope of Use
The following privacy policies apply when you are browsing the SML Web site. The policies concern the collection, use, and protection of personal data. However, said policies shall not apply to any activity you might initiate by virtue of passing to a different Web site as the result of a search on an SML Web page or by other means. The protection of your personal data while browsing other Web pages depends on the individual privacy policies of the sites involved.
- Data Collection
Depending on the service being provided, all or part of the following user data may be collected from visitors：
- User Registration:
When you register to become a member of this site, we will ask you for some personal information, including your name, ID number, date of birth, gender, user name, address, telephone, e-mail address, occupation, and interests.
- Online Events and Questionnaires:
When you participate in an online event or answer a questionnaire or survey, we may ask you to provide your name, ID number, telephone number, e-mail address, and physical address. Some events may be limited to registered members. Additionally, if you click on a banner ad or link on the SML Web site in order to participate in a prize drawing, competition, or other event sponsored by another Web site or organization, the said third party organizations or Web sites will have their own privacy policies concerning personal data you provide. Such handling of data does not involve the privacy policies relating to the SML Web site, and the SML Web site cannot be held responsible for any consequences of third-party Web site policies.
- General Browsing:
While you are browsing the SML Web site, the server will automatically produce a log file. This file includes your IP address, duration of visit, browser version used, and records of your browsing and clicking behavior. Information about pages viewed and time spent on-site is used to improve the quality of the SML Web site's offerings and service.
- Sharing, Publication, and Use of User Data
- Provision of Additional Services or Specials:
In order to provide you with additional services or special offers, it may be necessary to provide your personal data to third-party providers of said services or offers. The SML Web site will provide a complete explanation during the period of the event or offer and notify you before data is collected so that you may freely choose whether or not to accept the service or offer in question.
- Statistics and Analysis:
The SML Web site uses its registered users, questionnaires, marketing activities, and server logs to conduct internal analyses of the number of users, their interests, and behavior. These studies are based on overall user data and involve statistical procedures. Results are used as a reference to improve the quality of services, and no analysis will be performed on individual user data, nor will specific individual data be used as the basis for statistical analysis.
- For reasons of public security, if a judicial body requests the SML Web site to provide information on a specific user, the SML Web site will follow formal legal procedures and consider the collective security of all users of the SML Web site in cooperating as necessary.
- To provide better, more personalized service:
In order to facilitate the use of the site's personalized features or interactive events, the SML Web site may write a cookie when you register or log on, and update it when you log off.
- To analyze the number of visitors and their browsing habits:
- Your Responsibility in Protecting Your Privacy
Please safeguard your username, password, and personal data. Do not reveal any personal information, particularly passwords, to anyone. After using any of the SML Web site's member services, please remember to log out properly before leaving the SML Web site. If you share your information with another user or use our services on a public computer (such as in a public library, school computer lab or Internet cafe), please remember to close the browser window to prevent other users from reading your personal information and mail or accessing members-only areas.