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Sock Puppets™

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Smith Micro Sock Puppets Privacy Policy

Smith Micro Software, Inc. ("Smith Micro," "we," "us") is concerned about privacy issues and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose your Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below). This Sock Puppets Privacy Policy (the "Policy") describes our practices in connection with Personally Identifiable Information that we collect through our Sock Puppets applications, including Sock Puppets, Sock Puppets Messenger, Sock Puppets Complete and Farm Puppets Complete (collectively, the "Apps"). In addition, there may be supplements to this Policy for particular Smith Micro solutions as made available in such Apps. This Policy does not address our practices regarding information that we collect through any website, any other application, or by any other means, other than through the Apps; nor does this Policy govern the collection, use or disclosure of information by any of our affiliates (Smith Micro Software LLC Belgrade, Smith Micro Software, Inc. - Korea Branch, William W. Smith Software, Inc. USA Filial Sweden, Smith Micro Software AS, Smith Micro Software UK Limited and William W. Smith Software Canada, Ltd.) (Collectively, “Affiliated Entities") or by third parties. This Policy does not apply to those site or any other applications that do not display or link to this Policy or that have their own privacy statements. Please read this Policy, any supplements and those privacy statements of all the websites you visit or any application you use. We reserve the right to update or make changes to this Policy from time to time in our sole discretion without prior notice, which changes we may provide to you by any reasonable means, including without limitation, by posting the revised version of this Policy on www.smithmicro.com (the “Site”). You can determine when this Policy was last revised by referring to the "LAST UPDATED" legend at the bottom of this Policy. Any changes to our Policy will become effective upon our posting of the revised Policy on the Site. Use of the App following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect. By using the App, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy, please do not use the App.

1. What Types of Information Does Smith Micro Collect From Me?

Smith Micro may gather one basic type of information through the App: "Personally Identifiable Information" (or "PII"). Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies a person as an individual, including without limitation, name, email address, postal or other physical address Personally Identifiable Information. You do not have to provide PII to use the App. However, in order for you to take advantage of particular opportunities provided through the App (for example, to sign up for a newsletter or order products from the App), we may require that you furnish PII. We collect PII from you through the App only when you voluntarily provide it to us via the registration system. The App may be offered through a third party site (each, a "Payment Service Site") and the Payment Service Site to collect payments for the App. When a Payment Service Site is used, you will be directed to a webpage that is hosted by the Payment Service Site and not by Smith Micro. Any PII that you provide through the Payment Service Site will be collected by Payment Service and not by Smith Micro, and will be subject to Payment Service's privacy policy, rather than this Policy. Smith Micro has no control over, and shall not be responsible for, Payment Service's use of information collected through the Payment Service Site. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE PAYMENT SERVICE SITE OR THE PRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF PAYMENT SERVICE SITE.

2. How Does Smith Micro Use Information Collected From Me?

Personally Identifiable Information. We may use PII in the following ways:

  • Fulfillment of Requests. Smith Micro may use PII about you to fulfill the purpose for which such PII was provided (e.g., to send newsletters to you).

  • Administrative Communications. From time to time, in our sole discretion, we may use PII about you to send to you important information regarding the App, changes to our terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information. Because this information may be important to your use of the App, you may not opt-out of receiving such communications.

  • Other Communications. From time to time, we may use PII about you to inform you of products, programs, services and promotions that we believe may be of interest to you. If you would prefer that we do not send electronic marketing messages to you, please see the "Opt-Out" section below.

3. How Is Personally Identifiable Information Disclosed?

  • Third Party Service Providers. We work with third parties who provide services including but not limited to data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment and other services of an administrative nature. We reserve the right to share PII about you with such third parties for the purpose of enabling these third parties to provide such services.

  • Sell or Rent Information. Except as explained in this Policy or in agreements with our customers, Smith Micro does not sell, rent, license or share PII of our customers with others outside the Smith Micro family of companies for non-Smith Micro purposes without your consent.

  • Affiliate Communications. From time to time, we may share PII about you with the Affiliated Entities to allow them to contact you regarding products, programs, services and promotions that they believe may be of interest to you. If you would prefer that we do not share your information with the Affiliated Entities for such Affiliated Entities' marketing purposes, please see the "Opt-Out" section below.

  • Profiles. We may provide functionality on one of more of the following websites, www.smithmicro.com, my.smithmicro.com, www.stuffit.com, www.sendstuffnow.com,store.smithmicro.com, and www.contentparadise.com (collectively, the "Smith Micro Sites") that allows you to create a "profile page" (your "Profile") and post certain information and materials on your Profile. Please note that your Profile, including all PII available in your Profile, may be accessible to other users. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose PII about you, or any other information, in your Profile. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF ANY PII YOU DISCLOSE IN YOUR PROFILE.

  • Information Posted by Visitors. Smith Micro may make available through the Smith Micro Sites services (for example, message boards, forums, chat functionality and blogs, among other services) to which you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information you disclose through such services or otherwise on the Smith Micro Sites becomes public information, and may be available to visitors to the Smith Micro Sites and to the general public. In addition, when you choose to make a posting on such services, certain PII (for example, a link to your Profile that contains PII), will be available for other users to view. We urge you to exercise discretion and caution when deciding to disclose PII, or any other information, on the Smith Micro Sites. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ANY PII YOU VOLUNTARILY DISCLOSE THROUGH THE SMITH MICRO SITES.

  • Assignment. We reserve the right to transfer any and all information that we collect from Appusers to an Affiliated Entity or a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of Smith Micro's business, assets or stock (including without limitation in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

  • Law enforcement; emergencies; compliance. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Policy to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose PII about you to others as we believe to be appropriate (a) under applicable law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to governmental requests; (d) to enforce our Terms of Service; (e) to protect our operations or those of any Affiliated Entities; (f) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Smith Micro, the Affiliated Entities, you or others; and (g) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain. For example, we may, to the fullest extent the law allows, disclose PII about you to law enforcement agencies to assist them in identifying individuals who have been or may be engaged in unlawful activities.

4. Other Important Notices Regarding Our Privacy Practices.

  • Third Party Apps. The App may contain links to third party Apps. These linked Apps (including without limitation the Apps of Affiliated Entities) are not under Smith Micro's control and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any such linked site, or any link contained in any linked site. We provide such links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link on the App does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Smith Micro or any Affiliated Entities. If you provide any PII through any such third party website or application, your transaction will occur on such third party’s website or application (not the App) and the PII you provide will be collected by, and controlled by the privacy policy of, that third party. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of any such third parties. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE PRIVACY OR INFORMATION PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE AFFILIATED ENTITIES.

  • Third Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our App. Please note that these companies may use information (not including PII) about your visit to this App in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. Consent to Transfer, Processing and Storage of PII. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our App. Please note that these companies may use information (not including PII) about your visit to this App in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. Consent to Transfer, Processing and Storage of PII. The Apps are operated in the United States of America. If you are located in the European Union, Canada, or elsewhere outside the United States of America, please be aware that any information you provide, including without limitation, PII, to us will be transferred to the United States of America. We may transfer your information to us in the United States of America or to third parties acting on our behalf, for the purposes of processing or storage, and by providing any information to us you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer, processing and storage of such information in the United States of America.

  • Security. We seek to have security measures and tools (such as Firewalls, Digital SSL Certificates, Intrusion Detection Systems, and Database Encryption) in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect PII about you, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with the App or that is stored by us. You acknowledge and agree that any information you transmit through the App or upload for storage in connection with the App is so transmitted or stored at your own risk. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with Section 4.h ("Contacting Us") below (note that if you choose to notify us via physical mail, this will delay the time it takes for us to respond to the problem).

  • Opt-Out. If you do not wish to receive marketing-related emails from us, you may opt-out of receiving such marketing-related emails by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of such marketing email. If you would prefer that we do not share PII about you with Affiliated Entities for such Affiliated Entities' marketing purposes, you may opt-out from such sharing by emailing us at: privacy@smithmicro.com. Please specify clearly in the email that you are opting out of allowing Smith Micro to share PII about you with Smith Micro's Affiliated Entities (including its parent and subsidiaries) for their marketing purposes. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt-out as described above, we will not be able to remove PII about you from the databases of Affiliated Entities with which we have already shared PII about you (i.e., to which we have already provided PII about you as of the date on which we implement your opt-out request). If you wish to cease receiving marketing-related emails from such Affiliated Entities, please contact such Affiliated Entities directly or utilize any opt-out mechanisms set forth in their respective privacy policies or marketing-related emails.

  • Changing or Suppressing PII about you. To the extent the laws of your country entitle you to review, correct, update or suppress PII about you that has been previously provided to us, you may exercise this right by logging in to your Profile or the Accounts area of the Site or by emailing us at: privacy@smithmicro.com. For your protection, we will only implement such requests with respect to the PII associated with the particular e-mail address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. In each event, you must clearly indicate the information that you wish to have changed, clearly indicate that you wish to have PII about you suppressed from our database or clearly indicate the limitations you wish to put on our use of PII about you.

    We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed therefrom. We also reserve the right, from time to time, to re-contact former users of the App. Finally, we are not responsible for removing information from the databases of third parties with whom we have already shared PII about you.

  • Retention Period. We will retain PII about you for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Policy unless a longer retention period is required by law and/or regulations.

  • Jurisdictional Issues. The App is hosted by Smith Micro from the United States, and is not intended to subject Smith Micro to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. Smith Micro does not represent or warrant that the App, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction other than the United States. Those who choose to access the App do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. We may limit the App's availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion. By using the App and submitting any PII, you consent to the transfer of PII to other countries, such as the United States, which may provide a different level of data security than in your country of residence.

  • Contacting Us. If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us by email privacy@smithmicro.com or mail us at: Smith Micro Software, Inc. Attention: Legal Dept. 51 Columbia. Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

In the event of a conflict, between the Privacy Policy and this Addendum, the terms and conditions of this Addendum shall prevail over the Policy. The terms and conditions of this Addendum shall apply solely to with respect to the Apps as defined herein.

Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with us.

Last Updated: December 9, 2015