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Privacy Policy

SMFM values your privacy and recognizes the sensitivity of your personal information. Our staff share the same concerns. Together, we work towards protecting your privacy. We have crafted our Privacy Policy to address any concerns you might have, and to assure you that your personal information, if provided to us, will be treated carefully and appropriately.

Collection and Use of Information

The SMFM website requires you to provide certain personally identifiable information in order to use certain "Members Only" features and functions of the site. By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this Privacy Policy.

The information you provide may include information provided during the registration process, including contact information, (such as your name, address and email address) and financial information, such as a credit card number, if you order products or services through the site. This information will be used to process your order and if necessary, to contact you regarding the status of your order. You agree and acknowledge that your order may be processed, fulfilled or serviced by third parties other than SMFM and you understand that such third parties are not limited by SMFM in their use of the information provided to them to process, fulfill or service your order. Therefore, in order to process, fulfill or service your order, you expressly consent to our sharing your information with any necessary third parties.

SMFM may use your contact information to get in touch with you regarding the status of your membership, registration or any orders you may place, for instance. You may also be contacted by us or our agents regarding additional services and features, or we may request your feedback about your experience with SMFM.org. We also reserve the right to make your contact information available to third parties whose products and services you may find useful. If you prefer that we do not use your contact information as described in this paragraph, you may send us an email at any time to: smfm@smfm.org.

The SMFM website may provide you with email capabilities and/or bulletin boards and chat rooms for your use. In the event you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information using such convenience services, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication or post, can be collected, correlated and used by third parties. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of SMFM. SMFM does not monitor or review the contents of any email, bulletin board or chat room.

Cookies

Use of Cookies and IP Address

Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer, which are used to aid in web navigation. SMFM.org uses session cookies. When member users log onto SMFM's website, an identifier is temporarily created and placed in their computer's memory so the member user can access the members-only pages using their e-mail address and password. The cookie contains no personal information and is self-terminated upon exiting the browser.

A unique number called an IP address identifies each computer on the Internet. Each time users connect to the Internet, their computer is assigned an IP address. When member and non-member users connect to SMFM's Website, the IP address is stored for statistical purposes.

SMFM reserves the right to perform statistical analyses and profiling of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site and to inform third parties of such information. SMFM will provide only aggregate data from these analyses to third parties; no personally identifiable information will be disclosed.

The SMFM site may provide you with links to the web sites of third parties. In the event you choose to access such websites, SMFM is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. We recommend that you check the applicable privacy policy of such party before providing personally identifiable information to it, as its privacy policy may differ from SMFM.org.

LINKS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure by SMFM of information SMFM collects from or about you. This Site may contain links to other sites and we may engage third party suppliers or other service providers which may adhere to their own privacy customs and policies. SMFM does not control the content or privacy policies of such sites or the privacy policies of such third parties. SMFM accepts no responsibility or liability for privacy or other issues related to the collection or use of your information by such other sites or third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave www.smfm.org and to read the privacy statements of each site you visit.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We share your concern over the safety and security of your personal information on the Internet and have implemented procedures to promote the safety and security of the information we collect online. We use industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

Correcting Your Information

By following the simple instructions on the SMFM site, you may correct or update any of the information you provide to us at any time.

Changes in our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of our policies. We may also contact you by email with any changes.

How to Contact Us

We invite your comments and questions about the SMFM website your experience with our site and services, and our Privacy Policy. Please contact us at smfm@smfm.org.

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