Who we are
SME SCOOP (https://smescoop.com) is a website owned and managed by OFRAN INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED RC: 1189111. Company duly registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Personal Information Collected
Visitors to our website https://smescoop.com (referred to as SME SCOOP) can access the site’s home page and browse the site without disclosing any personally identifiable information. We may track information provided to us by your browser, including the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.
SME SCOOP may also collect personal information when you subscribe to e-mail updates and newsletters, reminders for events, special dates or offers, purchasing materials or products, participating in a webinar, responding to a survey or questionnaire from us, or when you provide comments, suggestions and submissions to us via the site or otherwise. SME SCOOP may collect personal information in connection therewith such as your name, address, e-mail address, phone numbers, and other relevant information. Depending upon the services you elect to use or receive, we may also collect device-specific information, mobile network information, including your mobile device number or other identifiers.
We may also maintain a record of your online history on the site, and the aforementioned information in connection therewith.
You also understand that when you post information to our Site, it may be indexable by search engines. If a third party then copies your content posted on our Site, your election to remove that content from our Site may not remove your content from other sources that have since linked to or copied your content.
How the Information Is Used
By using this website or our Apps, you agree that SME SCOOP may use the information you give it to provide services to you or provide information, notices, and reminders that SME SCOOP thinks you may find interesting or useful, or that you specifically requested. SME SCOOP may also use the information for other actions you take or other services you request on our Site.
Your responses to and results from the questionnaires and/or surveys that you may complete are owned by us, and we and others may use them in a variety of ways to enhance our delivery of information and services to you. We may also share results with third parties, including market research firms, but in so doing, we will not include your personal information. Instead, results will be aggregated (for example, by age range, geographic region, etc.).
We may also use the information we collect from you to:
- perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our features, including your submission of content for our Site, services or content, or products, services or content offered by others, including our participating affiliates and vendors;
- communicate with you by e-mail, telephone, and/or mobile devices about products and services that may be of interest to you, and/or about content that you have submitted to the Site;
- develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our Site and other web sites;
- use your email to communicate with you if you forget your password;
- enforce our terms and conditions;
- manage our business; and
- perform functions in connection with providing information and services to you, including without limitation, reviewing, and posting your content to the Site.
We may receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
Accordingly, you should not submit to SME SCOOP any information that you do not want to be shared with others. Further, you will not submit any information or content regarding a third party unless you are expressly authorized to do so.
Like many other websites, SME SCOOP makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and a number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Google’s and other third-party vendors’ use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to SME SCOOP.
SME SCOOP has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
SME SCOOP reserve the right to add or remove any third-party advertiser without prior information to the visitors.
Third-Party Service Providers
SME SCOOP may employ other companies and individuals, including third party metrics and analytic tools, to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), and providing customer service. These service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but such service providers are not authorized to use personal information for other purposes.
You can choose to subscribe to one of our FREE electronic newsletters/blog updates. These newsletters are distributed through our service provider. To subscribe, simply provide your name and e-mail address on the box that pops up after you have spent some minutes on SME SCOOP posts or pages and submit. As a subscriber to our blog, you also agree to receive advertisements, promotions, and special communications from SME SCOOP and its partners. You can remove yourself from our newsletter e-mail lists by simply following the “Unsubscribe” directions included in each newsletter you receive. Please be assured that the information you give us or that we collect about you in connection with your subscription to our electronic newsletters will not be shared with any third party, except with our service providers and then only in the form and for the purposes stated in the above Privacy Pledge.
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How Long We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow reasonable standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Although success uses reasonable security precautions with respect to your personally-identifiable information collected from and stored on our servers, success cannot guarantee that any of your personally-identifiable information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from the site, will be free from unauthorized access. To the fullest extent not prohibited by law, success disclaims and shall have no liability for any loss of, unauthorized access or damage to, or interception of any of your personally identifiable information being stored on our servers or on the site, or transmitted to or from the site or in connection with the services.
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Update Date: April 30, 2022