This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is processed and used. Please note that by visiting and using, you are accepting the practices described.

This site may from time to time contain links to other sites. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, privacy practices and performance of those sites.

Visitor information

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name and an IP address. When a visitor requests a web page from within the The Smith Institute website, our servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made.

This information reveals no personal data about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows:

  • The IP address of the site that may have referred you
  • Your IP address
  • The web page that you may have linked to us from – if any
  • The product identifier for version and make of browser
  • The operating system platform that you may be running
  • Search words or terms that are passed from a search engine

The Smith Institute has found it advantageous to examine visitor traffic so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various browsers and operating systems that visit our site. By analysing visitation patterns, referring URLs and search engine terms, we can strategically enhance our exposure across the Internet.


We use necessary cookies to make our site work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. Although you are not able to disable necessary cookies through the website, you may disable these by changing your browser settings. Disabling necessary cookies may affect how the website functions.

We use analytics cookies to help us understand how visitors engage with the website. If you submit a form to us, these cookies may also enable us to link the form submission to your engagement with the site. Analytics cookies are optional.

Use of information

We may also request your email address for the purposes of conducting a survey, or to add you to our mailing list, or by your request to have someone contact you for additional information. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We will store your data where we have a lawful basis to do so, in line with our data protection policy. You may request that your data is rectified or erased by contacting us at any time.

If you are a website or content producer, we may reach out to you from time to time to offer content which we believe is in line with the theme of your website and you would want to publish. Our legal basis for collecting and using your information to reach out to you is in our legitimate interests and does not overwrite your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. For this purpose, we will hold your data for 12 months after engagement. You may request that your data is rectified or erased by contacting us at any time.

Anti-spam statement

We enforce a strict Anti-spam policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party without your consent.

The Smith Institute will only disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law.

In addition, the Smith Institute will not send you emails that you have not agreed to receive. If you are a member of our mailing list, you may be contacted with announcements, news, case study additions, and new products or services.

With each email sent, you have the option to opt out of our mailing list at any time, thereby disabling any further such email communication from being sent. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of the the Smith Institute staff, you will be required to provide appropriate information to the Smith Institute.


The Smith Institute uses all reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure.

Our web servers are housed behind a secure firewall that prevents access to our databases from unauthorised users. All of our servers are housed in a secure environment with high levels of physical security, and physical access is only permitted to security screened staff.

Any changes to our Privacy policy will be published on this page so that you are always aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Should you still have any concerns about our use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us.