Updated May 24, 2018
Note: as of May 24, 2018, Smaulgld and Fakenews.com no longer uses Clicky tracking service as referenced below.
Updated May 24, 2018
If you buy a report prepared by us, we will use your personally identifiable information to process the transaction. In such cases, your email address will not be added to our list for free email updates. If you wish to receive free email updates, you will have to opt in separately.
Whenever you donate to Smaulgld LLC or purchase a product from us, we will keep your information indefinitely unless you instruct us to remove it.
“Personally identifiable information” means information that can be used to identify you as an individual, such as, for example:
your name, company, email address, phone number, billing address, and shipping address
your company name user ID and password (if applicable)
any account-preference information you provide us
your computer’s domain name and IP address, indicating
where your computer is located on the Internet
session data for your login session, so that our computer can ‘talk’ to yours while you are logged in
If you do provide personally identifiable information to us, either directly or through a reseller or other business partner, we will:
not sell or rent it to a third party without your permission — although unless you opt out (see below), we may use your contact information to provide you with information we believe you need to know or may find useful, such as (for example) news about our services and products;
take commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction;
not use or disclose the information except:
as necessary to provide services like sending your updates by email;
in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot reasonably be determined (for example, statistical compilations);
as required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
as necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of Smaulgld.com, its users, or others; this may include (for example) exchanging information with other organizations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction.
Other information we collect
We may collect other information that cannot be readily used to identify you, such as (for example) the domain name and IP address of your computer. We may use this information, individually or in the aggregate, for technical administration of our Web site(s); research and development; customer- and account administration.
Smaulgld’s advertisers may use “cookies” to store personal data on your computer. If you set up your Web browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox) so that cookies are not allowed, you might not be able to use some or all of the features of our Web site(s).
External data storage sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.
Notice to European Union users
Lawful basis for Collecting Personally identifiable information – Legitimate Interest and Consent
Our operations are located primarily in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the United States. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein.
Through Clicky we have access to UIDs of our visitor which is “necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests” as defined in the GDPR – i.e. in order to assemble statistics regarding the use of our web site. Using UID and IP personal data is lawful and does not require your direct consent because it is “necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests” of web sites using the service. These legitimate interests include but are not limited to: assembling statistics regarding the use of a web site; (Accurately counting unique visitors is a vital statistic for any web site). Preventing fraud and abuse, and maintaining information security. (Full IP addresses are necessary for this type of usage). Recital 47 of the GDPR states: “The processing of Personal Data strictly necessary for the purposes of preventing fraud also constitutes a legitimate interest”.
We may also collect personal identifiable information necessary to process transactions or donations.
Storage of Data
Smaulgld.com is secured by an SSL certificate and is protected by third party security providers Sucurinet and Wordfence.
Information collected from children
You must be at least 13 years old to use Smaulgld’s Web site(s) and service(s). Smaulgld does not knowingly collect information from children under 13. (See the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.)
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