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Privacy Policy

Introduction

At The SmithCompanies.com, your right to privacy and data security is a primary concern. The following policy is effective March 1, 2010.

The SmithCompanies.com Only Asks for Specific Types of Information

To request information, we will ask for your Name, Contact Information, and any other information helpful in assiting you. This information is used by us to follow up with you. Depending upon the type of services contracted with us, additional information may be required.

The SmithCompanies.com Only Uses Your Personal Information for Specific Purposes

The information you provide will be kept confidential and is used to support your relationship with Payment Systems Group. This information may be used for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to personalize your experience on our website, to keep you up to date on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers or other information we think you would like to hear about either from us or from our business partners, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. We may also use your information to send you, or to have our business partners send you, direct marketing information or contact you for market research.

Agents or contractors of The SmithCompanies.com who have access to your information are required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for The SmithCompanies.com. Under no circumstances will the information you provide be used in a manner different than what is described in this privacy policy.

You Can Opt-Out of Any Receiving Further Marketing from Us at Any Time

With the exception of those who have entered our scholarship essay contest, we may send you information about any additions or changes to our services, or other products/services we feel may be of interest to you. Only The SmithCompanies.com (or agents of The SmithCompanies.com working under confidentiality agreements) will send you this information by mail or email. If you do not wish to receive any of this information, you may tell us when you give us your personal information. You may also opt-out at any time by contacting us. However we reserve the right to contact you regarding any information that may have a direct effect on the servicing of your account.

The SmithCompanies.com Wants to Maintain the Privacy & Accuracy of Your Information

Information we have collected from you will not be given or sold to any outside organization for its use in marketing or solicitation without your consent. Your information may be shared with agents or contractors of The SmithCompanies.com in order to service your account. These agents or contractors are required to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for The SmithCompanies.com.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We strive to keep your information as accurate as possible. If you find that any of your information is inaccurate, you may correct it yourself via the web site or you may contact us.

How to Access or Correct Your Information

Information may be corrected by contacting us or by logging into your Client Account using the login portion of the scholarship page under the Serve section.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13. If we are aware of any information submitted by children, that information will be deleted immediately.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, you may reach us by using any of the methods listed on our Contact Page.