Update May 2018
What I do with your email address and why I collect it
When you enter your email address into a sign up form hosted by The Smart Happy Project, your details are kept in an external mailing list provider. Through which I will send you the information you purchased or requested and occasional mailings on what The Smart Happy Project is doing.
In some cases you have given me permission to add your email details to the list.
I do not pass on this information to anyone else. I do not sell this information.
There will always be a link in the emails to unsubscribe or to view the info and update your settings. I host several mailing lists to automate delivery of downloaded files. You are likely to be on more than one list. But don’t worry, each will have the unsubscribe link if you think its all too much.
What I know about your data
As part of entering your email details in a hosted sign up form it will also log your IP address and your location at that point in time (city and country) if this is allowed in your device settings.
Google also provide me with data about my website visitors (this is a common service available to all website hosts at no charge) They can provide me with info on the malicious visitors and help me to block them from my site and also data on the lovely visitors to my site (that is you!). Google can tell me; what devices are most commonly used, where in the world visitors are, which pages of the site are viewed and how long visitors spend on the site.
Why do I look at this information?
This info helps me to better shape my content to suit that which my viewers (you) are looking for.
A word on social tracking
The Smart Happy Project does not use any specific tracking code within the website to target you on social platforms. If you see posts from The Smart Happy Project in your feed (great!) that may be because you have interacted with The Smart Happy Project social pages before or the social media provider is offering it to you based on themes of what you have viewed previously. I think that is what is referred to as ‘organic’ but is not to be confused with a vegetable.
The policy below outlines what personal information is collected from you with your consent, how it is used, whom it is shared with and when. This policy also outlines the type of non personal data which may be collected from you without your consent, how that is used and whom it may be shared with.
Personal identification information
www.thesmarthappyproject.com keeps track of non-personally identifiable information such as the IP address of the User’s computer, time of access, browser type and files downloaded to gather usage statistics for its web site. IP addresses are not associated with other information about a user, but only indicate general visitor navigation patterns. www.thesmarthappyproject.com has embedded tags that allow some third party entities such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, and/or similar services to collect non-personally identifiable usage statistics.
Submission and Processing of Information
When you subscribe or sign up to the Website, The Smart Happy Project may ask you for certain personally identifiable information. This personally identifiable information may include information that can be used to identify or contact you, such as your name and email address. You must read and agree with the Terms and Conditions of this website before making any comments or leaving any reviews on any posting.
Third Party Websites
The Website may contain links to other websites. www.thesmarthappyproject.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites. It is the User’s responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that they are acceptable prior to use. A link does not constitute an endorsement of the content, viewpoint or accuracy of such websites.
If you have used the Website before, it is possible that The Smart Happy Project has data about you already and it is being used to contact you about offers, events, items or related activities. If you are an existing customer, The Smart Happy Project will continue to keep you informed unless you revoke your consent via the procedures set forth below.
If you are a new user, The Smart Happy Project will give you the choice whether or not you want to receive emails regarding future offers, events and new services or related activities. The Smart Happy Project will not bombard you with emails, but The Smart Happy Project, with your consent, would like to keep you informed of any developments on the Website and the publication.
If you have consented to receive such information, you may always revoke that consent at any time by unsubscribing by using the link at the foot of the emails sent to you.
Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
Transmission of data and information via the Website is not a secure or encrypted transmission method for sending your Personal Information, unless otherwise indicated on the Website. Accordingly, your attention is drawn to the fact that any information and personal data carried over the Internet is not secure. Personal Information may be intercepted, lost, redirected, corrupted, changed and accessed by other people.
Nevertheless, The Smart Happy Project is committed to using all reasonable efforts to protect Personal Information collected through the Website against unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Consequently, we limit employees’ access to Personal Information collected through the Website to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties.
In addition, we set strict security standards to prevent any unauthorized access to your Personal Information once we have received it and wherever possible we will use adequate security software and working procedures to ensure the security of your personal data.
Data in our Logs.
When you use The Smart Happy Project or go to a webpage or use an app that has The Smart Happy Project features (like our “Share It” button), our system automatically records that information (“data in our logs”) including information that your internet browser sends whenever you search a website or your mobile application sends when you’re using it going to and from different applications. The data in our logs may also include your IP address, the address of the most recent web pages you’ve visited that had The Smart Happy Project features, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used The Smart Happy Project, and cookie data.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose your Personal Information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries and our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries. We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties if you have or in the future consent to such disclosure, of which you will be notified about.
There are incidences when your personal information may be disclosed to third parties without your consent, these are outlined below:
- if The Smart Happy Project or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Information held by it about its customers will, in most instances, be one of the transferred assets;
- if we ask a third party to carry out data analysis, cleansing and/or market research on our behalf;
- for the purpose of validating the identity of the user and/or conducting background checks; or
- if we have a good faith belief that we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation (such as in connection with a law enforcement request, judicial proceeding, court order or legal process), or in order to enforce or apply our policy or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Smart Happy Project customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Children’s Online Privacy
It is important to The Smart Happy Project that parents and guardians have control over what information is collected from their children online and how such information is or may be used. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) imposes restrictions on commercial websites, including ours. It is our policy to be compliant with the requirements of COPPA and not to solicit or collect information about or from children age 13 and under.
Beyond the requirements of COPPA, we require that individuals be age 18 or over to register as a member of the Service and thus it is our policy not to solicit or collect information about or from anyone under the age of 18. Users are cautioned, however, that absent a clear indication an online communication has been submitted by a person under age 18, the collection of Personal Information submitted to the Website will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by local law, be subject to public access.
In the event that The Smart Happy Project receives an online communication clearly indicating that it has been submitted by a person under the age of 18, under no circumstances will any Personal Information be published on the Website, be used for a purpose not intended by its sender or shared with third parties.
Therefore, The Smart Happy Project makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, currency or suitability of the information provided on this Website, and denies any expressed or implied warranty as to the same. For further disclaimers and limitations of liability of The Smart Happy Project regarding your use of the Website and Service, see its Terms and Conditions.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider’s utilized and other similar information.
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Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, rent or share Users personal identification information to others.
We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing.
These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer.
If you are subscribed as a member and receive emails from The Smart Happy Project you can opt out at any time using the opt out link at the foot of the emails or requesting to do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act
The Smart Happy Project understands Google along with all other web browsers must adhere to any and all laws, of any and all States with the United States and abroad when anyone under the age of 18 years old is involved. The Smart Happy Project is law compliant. The Smart Happy Project does not hire children to perform any work on this website or for the company itself. Children are not allowed to peruse, join, read, write or co-join this website.
‘Children’ is defined as a person under the age of 18 years age, no matter if they are emancipated or not, or they are the ward of court jurisdictions. Children are not allowed to contract, therefore, may not purchase services and or products from The Smart Happy Project.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
The Smart Happy Project welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Smart Happy Project has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at:
Effective as of 9th February, 2015