Last updated: March 8th, 2018
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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.
Cookies and log information
This website does issue cookies (these are small files of information which websites use to identify its users); however, these do not contain personal information. The Smith Institute does not share this data with third parties. You can disable cookies by altering the settings of your browser and the website will still function.
Use of information
We may also request your email address or mailing 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 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 or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary.
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 of 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 information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within 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 access is only permitted to security screened staff.
Should you still have any concerns about our use of your personal information, please feel free to contact us.