SMI Privacy Policy

Effective Date: February 1, 2017

Data protection is a matter of trust. We at SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH (“SMI”) take your privacy very seriously and we know that you care about how we use personal information you share with us. We collect data to ensure a better user experience for you and other users of SMI Websites and to make all users’ interaction with us more efficient.

Please read the SMI Privacy Policy carefully to understand which types of data we collect, how we use and protect such data and what your options are to update your Personal Data (as defined below) or have it deleted.

Agreement with the SMI Privacy Policy

By using SMI Websites you agree with the terms of the SMI Privacy Policy. Please make sure to read it in its entirety before using SMI Websites and in particular before submitting data.

What types of data does SMI collect?

Personal Data

As part of your interaction with us, our affiliated companies or our distribution partners, you may provide information (e.g. name, title, email address, etc.) that identifies you or could be used to identify you (“Personal Data”). Also, information about visits to SMI Websites may be collected by tracking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Other Data

We may also collect data about your activities on SMI Websites which you do not actively submit and which neither reveal your identity nor directly relate to you as an identifiable individual (“Other Data”). Other Data may for example include your browser type or the URLs of websites you visited before and after visiting SMI Websites.

How does SMI collect data?

We may also collect data about your activities on SMI Websites which you do not actively submit and which neither reveal your identity nor directly relate to you as an identifiable individual (“Other Data”). Other Data may for example include your browser type or the URLs of websites you visited before and after visiting SMI Websites.

Personal Data

We will only collect your Personal Data with your explicit authorization. Your Personal Data are for example collected when you contact us by email, subscribe to our email newsletter or register for an account. We also may collect Personal Data from you off-line, e.g. when you contact us in writing or by phone or attend SMI events. In addition, our affiliated companies or our distribution partners may provide us with Personal Data received from you.

Other Data

We collect Other Data through your browser or device (e.g. screen resolution) and through cookies and other technologies (e.g. preference of web pages).

For more information on how we collect data, please also refer to the SMI Cookies Policy which compliments the SMI Privacy Policy.

How does SMI use your Personal Data?

In the event you choose to submit Personal Data to us, to affiliated companies or to our distribution partners, we may combine your Personal Data with Other Data to create your personal profile.

We may use your personal profile:

  • To respond to your inquiries and requests by sending you newsletters and similar materials as well as information regarding our products and services.
  • For administrative, business and product development purposes.
  • To personalize your experience on SMI Websites by presenting content and offers tailored to your interests and needs.

What does SMI do with your Personal Data?

We may store and process Personal Data and/or share such data with our affiliated companies and distribution partners, always for the purpose of better understanding our customers’ and potential customers’ interests and needs and to continuously improve our products and services.

We will not share Personal Data with any third party other than our affiliated companies and distribution partners.

How can you update your Personal Data or have it deleted?

You can change your Personal Data at any time by editing your personal profile or by sending an email to marcom@smi.de. You may also at any time instruct us by email to delete your Personal Data.

Furthermore, you may at any time opt-out of receiving marketing messages from us by using the unsubscribe or opt-out link in an email from us.

What does SMI do with Other Data?

Other Data may be used, stored, processed, combined with data otherwise acquired and shared.  If and as long as Other Data are combined with Personal Data, such combined data will be treated as Personal Data.

How does SMI protect your data?

We take reasonable technical measures and follow safety procedures to ensure the security of and to avoid unauthorized access to and misuse of Personal Data. This includes storing Personal Data on secure networks and regular security updates of our systems.

International transfer of data

Your Personal Data may be stored and processed in countries other than your country of residence also in or outside the European Union. Such countries may have data protection rules different from those of your country of residence or the country in which you were located when you initially provided the information.

About Children

We will not knowingly collect, use in any way, or disclose any information whatsoever submitted by children. Parents are encouraged to educate their children about their use of the Internet, and particularly about security issues regarding the disclosure of information on websites.

Links

We assume no responsibility for the privacy policies of other websites, whether linked to an SMI Website or not.

Changes to the SMI Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify the SMI Privacy Policy at any time without notice.