What types of user information do we collect?
Information which you give us
We receive and may indefinitely store any information which you post to the Site or Service, or provide to SMS Gate in any other way. For example, we collect information which you provide when you register with us, log in, create an SMS campaign, contact us by telephone or email, etc. This information typically includes, but is not limited to, your name, physical address, the name of your company, and a valid email address, telephone number and credit card number. It of course also necessarily includes information about your advertising and marketing strategy, marketing channels, ad campaigns, etc.
Information which is automatically collected
We also receive and may indefinitely store certain types of information automatically whenever you interact with the Site, Service and/or Software Client. For example, we use electronic “cookies” (and related technologies) like many other internet-based companies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers which are automatically transferred to your computer’s hard drive when you log into the Service, and may store certain types of personally identifiable information between visits.
Note Regarding Children’s Privacy
We are committed to protecting children’s privacy on the Internet and comply fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We do not knowingly allow individuals under the age of eighteen (18) to use or otherwise access the Service, Software Client or Content. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, we ask that a parent or guardian contact SMS Gate user services at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will delete this information from our files.
Other SMS Gate Businesses
We may share information collected through the Site, Service and/or Software Client, including personally identifiable information, with other of our affiliated SMS Gate Businesses, as we may find necessary or appropriate from time to time in our sole business judgment.
Third Party Individuals and Organizations
Except as you may authorize from time to time through your use of the Site, Service and/or Software Client, or as reasonably necessary in order for us to provide the Site, Service, Software Client and/or Content (see e.g. “Third Party Hosting and Storage” immediately below) and to comply with your instructions, the SMS Gate Businesses will not disclose or share your personally identifiable information with third party individuals or organizations, whether by way of sale, license or otherwise.
Third Party Hosting, SERVING and Storage
SMS Gate contracts with third party SUPPLIERS/VENDORS to provide FOR SMS Gate’s hosting, SERVING and storage needs, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION STORAGE OF OUR USERS’ PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION. SMS Gate SHALL NOT BE responsible or liable, and hereby disclaims all responsibility and liability, for culpable (including without limitation negligent) acts or omissions by its third party suppliers/vendors.
We may use our users’ personally identifiable information as raw source data, either standing alone or in combination with other aggregate/anonymous and/or personally identifiable information available from other sources, to compile and derive various aggregate/anonymous statistics (“Aggregate Information”). Such Aggregate Information will under no circumstances include or disclose the personally identifiable information of any SMS Gate user. You understand and agree that we may use the Aggregate Information for any legal purpose, which includes but is not limited to promotional efforts, site usage analysis, and improvement of our Service, Software Client & Content offerings, as well as disclosure, sharing, licensing and/or sale of the Aggregate Information to third party individuals and/or organizations, etc.
Protection of Our Business and of Others
If some or all of our business assets involving the Site or Service were ever sold or transferred, we generally would transfer any corresponding information regarding its prior and current users, including personally identifiable information, in addition to retaining a copy of the information so transferred.
We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to protect the integrity and security of our users’ personally identifiable information and other information as it is transmitted to us (and as the Service further transmits it to third party APIs). SSL technology is the industry standard protocol for secure online transactions.
Links to Other Sites
While accessing/using the Site, Service, Software Client and/or Content, you may be linked or referred to other sites over which we have no control, and for which we bear no responsibility. For example, if you “click” on banner advertisements, buttons or other links, you may be transferred to other Internet locations which are not owned or controlled by SMS Gate. These other Internet locations may maintain their own cookies regarding their visitors, and may collect data and/or solicit personally identifiable information in accordance with their own policies. Please exercise appropriate care when accessing/using the Site, Service, Software Client and/or Content.