Protecting your private information is a priority of the SME PAC. Accordingly, we’ve created this policy to explain our privacy practices.
We may revise and update this policy if our practices change, if we add new features to the site, or if we change existing ones that affect these practices. We may also modify this policy if we find better ways to inform you of products or services that we think will be of interest. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information.
Collection of your Personal Information
When you contribute to candidates, causes, and committees on the SME PAC, we collect your name, postal address, phone number, email address, occupation, employer, depending on the type of contribution you’re making.
Campaign finance law requires that we send your name, address, occupation, and employer information along with details of your donation to the recipient of your contribution and report this information in our reports to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) or the relevant respective state agency. Each candidate, committee, or organization receiving your donations may also include this information in their regulatory reports. FEC reports containing this information are publicly available from the FEC website. State reports are typically available through the state agency designated to oversee campaigns and elections. SME PAC does not publicly report your personal information in connection with your charitable or social welfare giving.
Use of your Personal Information
SME PAC collects and uses your personal information to operate our website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. We may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SME PAC and our affiliates or partners.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
SME PAC does not sell, rent or lease our customer lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
SME PAC may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SME PAC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
SME PAC may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SME PAC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SME PAC; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SME PAC, or the public.
Tracking User Behavior
SME PAC may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within SME PAC, in order to determine what SME PAC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within SME PAC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by SME PAC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SME PAC website.
The SME PAC website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize SME PAC pages, or register with SME PAC site or services, a cookie helps SME PAC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same SME PAC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the SME PAC features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the SME PAC services or websites you visit.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
SME PAC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. SME PAC uses the SSL Protocol methods for this purpose. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, via the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Children Under Thirteen
SME PAC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
Changes to this Statement
SME PAC welcomes your questions, comments or concerns regarding this Statement of Privacy. You can contact us by email at [email protected] or at the below address.
1614 H Street, SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20003
Effective as of December 01, 2020