What personal information do we collect from people who visit our website?
Though you may visit this website anonymously, Samut-samot collects information from you when you subscribe to our blog, write a comment, make a donation or payment, or fill out a form on our website. We may collect the following information: name, job title, email address, demographic information, preferences and interests, and other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
Your credit card information may also be collected through PayPal services, should you make a purchase from or a donation to the website. We do not store any credit or debit card details on any of our systems.
Samut-samot collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the website.
How do we use the information we gather?
- Your information helps us to personalize your experience in using this website, better respond to your requests, and provide you with better service.
- Your information and feedback help us to improve our website and website offerings. If you subscribed to our blog, we may use the email address you supplied to send promotional emails about new products and special offers, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with us.
- If you send us a request via one of our feedback mechanisms, we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
- Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering a purchased product or service requested.
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. Samut-samot uses SG Site Scanner powered by Sucuri.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Samut-samot discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Samut-samot’s behalf or to provide services available at Samut-samot, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. By using our website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
In addition, Samut-samot may need to disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information in order to comply with legal, regulatory and statutory obligations. This may be part of a legal process, for example, in response to a court order or to a law enforcement agency’s request, or where they believe it is necessary. This could be to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities or situations involving potential threats to the physical safety, property or rights of any person. It could also include non-compliance with our website rules or any third-party where you have given your consent.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
Yes. A cookie is a string of information that a website or its service provider stores on a visitor’s computer through the visitor’s web browser, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website or its service provider each time the visitor returns.
Opt out for cookies used for online advertising
You may choose to opt out of some third-party vendors’ uses of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info/choices (US-based) or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices (EU-based).
You can also change the settings of the web browser you are using such that cookies are generally prevented from being saved to your device and/or that you are asked each time whether you are in agreement with cookies being enabled. Find the correct way to modify your cookies by looking into your web browser’s Help menu.
In addition, you can also set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to, you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
Links to External Sites
We also seek to protect the integrity of our website and we welcome any feedback about these external sites.
Samut-samot may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Samut-samot may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Samut-samot does not disclose your personally-identifying information except in situations described in the ‘Third-party disclosure’ portion above.
Those who engage in transactions with Samut-samot by purchasing products or services are asked to provide additional information, including the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Samut-samot collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Samut-samot.