Your privacy is very important to us. Our fundamental principles are:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
- We aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.
Like most website operators, DSmart 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. Dsmart’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Dsmart’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Dsmart may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
DSmart also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. Dsmart only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to our website choose to interact in ways that require DSmart to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Dsmart gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who would like to contact us to provide an email address and name. Dsmart collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with website. Dsmart does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging with us.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
DSmart 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 Dsmart’s behalf or to provide services available at Dsmart’s websites, 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 Dsmart’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Dsmart will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Dsmart discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dsmart believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dsmart, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Dsmart website and have supplied your email address, Dsmart may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Dsmart and our products. We primarily use our various social website pages to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or 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. Dsmart takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If DSmart, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Dsmart goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Dsmart may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Links to third party Sites and Services
In some cases, our website may include certain embedded tools provided and controlled by third parties and governed by the terms and policies of the third parties. You should only use these third party tools if you agree to their respective terms and policies.
MyStudyPartner.com includes a tool that allows you to sign in using information from your account with a third party service, such as Facebook, Google or Yahoo. Please be aware that those third party services are unrelated to DSmart, and that your use of the third party services is subject to the terms and policies of those services.