effective January 01, 2021

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to http://www.thesmade.com and SMADE MEDIA LLC. and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to SMADE MEDIA LLC. include http://www.thesmade.com and THE SMADE JOURNAL. THE SMADE JOURNAL website is a Multimedia/Journalism/Publishing/Social Network site. By using THE SMADE JOURNAL website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
 
Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, THE SMADE JOURNAL may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
 
 –          First and Last Name
 –          Mailing Address
 –          E-mail Address
 
If you purchase THE SMADE JOURNAL’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.
 
THE SMADE JOURNAL may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:
 
 –          Age
 –          Gender
 
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through THE SMADE JOURNAL’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
 
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
 
Use of your Personal Information
THE SMADE JOURNAL collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.
 
THE SMADE JOURNAL may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from THE SMADE JOURNAL and its affiliates.
 
Sharing Information with Third Parties
THE SMADE JOURNAL does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
 
THE SMADE JOURNAL may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to THE SMADE JOURNAL, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
 
THE SMADE JOURNAL may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on THE SMADE JOURNAL or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of THE SMADE JOURNAL; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of THE SMADE JOURNAL, or the public.
 
Tracking User Behavior
THE SMADE JOURNAL may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within THE SMADE JOURNAL, in order to determine what THE SMADE JOURNAL services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within THE SMADE JOURNAL to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
 
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by THE SMADE JOURNAL. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the THE SMADE JOURNAL website.
 
Use of Cookies
The THE SMADE JOURNAL website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
 
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize THE SMADE JOURNAL pages, or register with THE SMADE JOURNAL site or services, a cookie helps THE SMADE JOURNAL to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same THE SMADE JOURNAL website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the THE SMADE JOURNAL features that you customized.
 
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the THE SMADE JOURNAL services or websites you visit.
 
Security of your Personal Information
THE SMADE JOURNAL secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. THE SMADE JOURNAL uses the following methods for this purpose:
 
 –          SSL Protocol
 –          Google reCaptcha v3 & v2
 
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
 
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
 
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.
 
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
 
Children Under Thirteen
THE SMADE JOURNAL does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
 
Disconnecting your THE SMADE JOURNAL Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your THE SMADE JOURNAL account to third party accounts. BY CONNECTING YOUR THE SMADE JOURNAL ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time. Users can disconnect third party social media account from THE SMADE JOURNAL by clicking the Account Setting in the top right-hand corner of the website then click on profile settings, follow by social networks (purple tab). Users can also disconnect though their respective third party social media account. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube all allow users to revoke access please follow those sites how-to guide.
 
E-mail Communications
From time to time, THE SMADE JOURNAL may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.
 
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from THE SMADE JOURNAL, you may opt out of such communications by By Following Unsubscribe Link within the e-mail receive from THE SMADE JOURNAL to unsubscribe from receiving any further emails from THE SMADE JOURNAL or by replying STOP to the email received from THE SMADE JOURNAL.
 
External Data Storage Sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.
 
Changes to this Statement
THE SMADE JOURNAL reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.
 
Contact Information
THE SMADE JOURNAL welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that THE SMADE JOURNAL has not adhered to this Statement, please contact THE SMADE JOURNAL at:
 
 
Email Address:
support@smademedia.com
 
Telephone number:
3476419214
 
Effective as of January 01, 2021