By accessing and using this website, User accepts and agrees to be legally bound by this Private Policy. If User does not agree with all of the terms of this Private Policy, User must discontinue access to and use of this website. The terms and conditions below are incorporated by reference into the Transaction Terms and Conditions of users of SAM’s products and services, including but not limited to this website. SAM reserves the right to change or otherwise modify the terms and conditions of this Private Policy without prior notice at any time, and your continued access or use of this website signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified Private Policy.
Information SAM Collects From You
To provide you with excellent service, SAM asks for specific personal information when you fill out SAM Contact form. In general, SAM receives and stores any information you provide via this website. This includes information that can identify you (“personal information”), including but not limited to your first and last name, telephone number, postal address, and email address.
SAM automatically collects some information about your computer when you visit this website. SAM may use Common Log-file Format Tracking Software to collect the following non-personal information about your visit: your Internet Protocol Address and domain name used but not the email address; the type of browser and operating system you used; the date and time you visited this website; the web pages or services you accessed at this website and the website you visited prior to coming to this one. These items simply help SAM understand what is important to SAM visitors and in no way personally identifies you to anyone.
Website access specific information such as user names and passwords given to SAM by clients is for the sole use of fulfilling contractual duties for the client and will in no way be used or distributed to anyone for any reason. The security of these items for the client is of utmost concern to SAM.
SAM also reserves the right to compile, save, use within the scope of SAM activities, and analyze any and all data (contact and personal data, use history, etc.) that SAM collects from you through this website. SAM uses the personal information that you provide for internal purposes such as responding to your requests for information, contacting you, conducting internal analyses, and processing and completing orders and event registrations. SAM also uses your personal information to communicate with you, such as, for example, to provide you with newsletters, press releases, membership information, or information relating to programs or activities that may be of interest to you.
SAM may also collect and group demographic and preferences information, responses to surveys and other personal information that SAM collects from you into an aggregate, non-personally identifiable form for disclosure to SAM existing or potential business partners, affiliates, sponsors or other third parties. This aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to this website.
SAM may also collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of this website, such as how many visitors visit a specific page on this website, how long they stay on that page and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. SAM may collect this information through the use of “web beacons” or other tracking technologies, which are discussed in greater detail below. SAM may collect this information in order to determine which areas of this website are most popular and to enhance this website for visitors. As with other aggregated data, SAM may disclose such data to SAM existing or potential business partners, affiliates, sponsors or other third parties, but this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors to this website.
With respect to all communications that User makes to SAM, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like, and with regard to patterns of usage by the User (such as links accessed): (a) User shall have no right of confidentiality in its communications and SAM shall have no obligation to protect User’s communications from disclosure; (b) SAM shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute User’s communications without limitation; and (c) SAM shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, content or techniques contained in User’s communications for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.
How SAM Uses Your Information
This information will only be used in direct conjunction with your account and website needs. SAM will not sell or distribute customer lists, email address or any personal client information to any sources outside SAM.
How SAM Shares Your Information
Third-party vendors have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.
SAM also may share your information:
In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise SAM legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases SAM reserves the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Other than as set out above, you will be notified when personal information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have SAM share such information.
Cookies, Pixel Tags and Web Beacons
SAM and its service providers may also use so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”) in connection with some pages on this website and HTML-formatted email messages to track your use of this website in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience the next time you visit. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1×1), which is ordinarily not visible to website visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags do not contain any personal information. They allow SAM to count users who have visited certain pages of this website, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns. When used in HTML-formatted email messages, Pixel Tags can tell the sender whether and when an email has been opened.
Security of Information and Disclosures
SAM takes certain security measures to help safeguard this information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access your personal information, and they may do so only for limited reasons. SAM also use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized access to your personal information. Despite the security measures employed by SAM, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee absolute security with respect to information sent through the Internet.
To the extent SAM is the entity offering the purchase services, when you make a purchase through this website, SAM may collect your credit card number or other payment account number (for example, your PayPal account number), billing address and other information related to such purchase (collectively, “Payment Information”) from you. SAM will use the Payment Information that you provide to bill you for your purchase and to fulfill your purchase. By providing your Payment Information, you are authorizing SAM to give that information to third parties as necessary to confirm and fulfill your order (for example, to process your credit card or payment account number and to send you a rental contract with the applicable company from which you have rented storage space).
Transactions with E-Commerce Partners, Vendors and Advertisers.
Accessing, Updating or Deleting Information Collected About You.
This website also gives you the opportunity to modify or remove personal information that you have provided to SAM by way of this website. To the extent that such information is stored in SAM databases, SAM will respond to your changes as soon as reasonably possible. Please note that although this information will not be available on this website after you delete it, the information may remain stored indefinitely in SAM backup and archival records. To the extent that such information is not stored in SAM databases, SAM cannot always ensure that these corrections or deletions will reach such other databases in a timely manner.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits SAM customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding SAM disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please e-mail or write to SAM as described below.
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