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Privacy and Cookie Policy

N.F. Smith & Associates L.P.

N.F. SMITH & ASSOCIATES L.P. PRIVACY POLICY N.F. Smith & Associates L.P. (“Smith”, “we” or “our”) recognizes your need for privacy protection on the internet and has implemented this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy.

Types of Information Collected

In general, you can visit https://www.smithbuy.com (“Site”) without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. However, certain information such as IP address, domain service, type of computer and type of web browser is automatically collected. No personal information is obtained; rather just the patterns of usage of our various users may be tracked and monitored. We also use “cookies” to customize content specific to your interests to personalize your website experience, such as recognizing you by name when you return. We do not use cookies to track or collect personal identification information from you.

In order for you to access certain premium services offered on the Site, you may be required to provide personal information about you. For example, we request personal information when you register to receive additional information regarding our products and services, request a quotation, place an order, send us a question, participate in surveys, sweepstakes or other promotional activities, subscribe to newsletters, promotional materials, apply for a job, or contact us. We may also receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information for you (i.e., credit history information from credit bureaus to prevent fraud and offer certain credit services to our customer).

Unless otherwise stated, we may use this information to: (i) respond to requests or questions, (ii) conduct marketing and promotional activities, (iii) analyze and improve products and services, technology or communications to you, (iv) perform services, to enforce conditions of sale, Site terms and/or separate contracts, (v) prevent fraud or abuse, and/or (vi) protect the integrity of the Site. If you choose not to give the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may not be able to access certain options, offers and services. Please note that if you use the Site, you are responsible for restricting access to your account, your computer, and maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password.

Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information

On our side, we have implemented reasonable security measures at our facilities and on our servers to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information collected. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, we will keep all personal information private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to (1) conform with applicable law, government orders, court orders or legal process served on Smithbuy.com; and (2) to protect our rights, the users of the Site or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud and credit risk protection. As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy business units, which may require the transfer of customer information as business assets. Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to a third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information. If you have any questions about the security on our website, you can send an email to [email protected].

Correcting/Updating Personal Information

If your personal information has changed (such as your address or phone number), please email us at [email protected]. If you wish to opt out of specific email communications from us or request an overall opt out of both mail and email communications (with exception of account status and related issues) email us at [email protected].

Retention of User Information

User information on our server or in our archives is kept for as long as we may reasonably require it, in accordance with our general data retention policy or as required by law, whichever is longer. In some cases, information posted may stay in the public domain indefinitely.

List of cookies we collect

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store.

Cookie NameCookie Description
FORM_KEY Stores randomly generated key used to prevent forged requests.
PHPSESSID Your session ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to view and edit their orders.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history, if you have asked for this.
STF Information on products you have emailed to friends.
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use cookies.
MAGE-CACHE-SESSID Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE-SECTION-INVALIDATION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-TIMEOUT Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
SECTION-DATA-IDS Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
PRIVATE_CONTENT_VERSION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to make pages load faster.
X-MAGENTO-VARY Facilitates caching of content on the server to make pages load faster.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-FILE-VERSION Facilitates translation of content to other languages.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-STORAGE Facilitates translation of content to other languages.

Third Party Websites and Services

The Site may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such websites. We may also make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news group available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

As you browse Smithbuy.com, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partner, AdRoll, then enables us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with Smithbuy.com. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address or telephone number. You can visit this page to opt out of AdRoll and their partners’ targeted advertising.

Consent

By using the Smithbuy.com site, you agree to this Privacy Policy. Our Terms and Conditions take precedence over any conflicting provision of this Policy.

Disclaimer

THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WE EXCLUDE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Except as otherwise required by law, neither Smithbuy.com nor its directors, employees, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental or punitive damages) arising out of your use of or your inability to use the Site or the contents of the Site whether or not Smithbuy.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

We use reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the contents on the Site, but make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, correctness or reliability.

Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update or modify this Privacy Policy. Such change/modification/amendment will be effective upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy frequently. If you have any questions about our privacy policy and practices, please email us at [email protected] or write to us at the following address:

Smithbuy.com
Attention: Legal Department – Privacy
5306 Hollister
Houston, Texas 77040


Effective November 2016