SMSDIRECT CC Privacy Statement Information

Because we gather information about the customers of SMSDirect CC we feel you 
should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use 
of that information. 

Information SMSDIRECT CC gathers and tracks

SMSDirect CC gathers two types of information about users: 1) Data that users 
provide through optional, voluntary registration, and 2) aggregated tracking 
information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site. Such 
information enables us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and help 
our advertisers better understand the demographics of our audience.  

SMSDirect CC does not provide this information to any other third parties under 
any circumstances. 

Electronic Newsletters

SMSDirect CC offers free electronic newsletters to users and gathers the e-mail 
addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Customers may remove themselves 
from any mailing list by following the instructions contained in every 
newsletter. They can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of 


SMSDirect CC occasionally conducts customer surveys to better target our content 
and product inventory to our audience. We never share any information about 
specific individuals with any third party, except as noted previously. 

Usage tracking 

SMSDirect CC tracks user traffic patterns throughout SMSDirect CC and this 
information is correlated with data about individual users. Overall usage 
statistics, according to a user's domain name, browser type and MIME type 
gotten by reading this information from the browser string (information 
contained in every user's browser), are also broken down. 

SMSDirect CC also tracks and catalogs the search terms that customers enter into 
our search tools, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. 


A cookie is a small data file that certain Web sites write to your hard drive 
when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such including a user 
ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited. But the only personal 
information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie 
can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. 
SMSDirect CC uses cookies to track the items you add to your shopping cart. 

If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will 
receive the warning message with each cookie. 

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, you need to 
have cookies turned on for certain features. 

Use of the information

SMSDirect CC uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance 
their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or 
personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on 
the interests of our users. 

As stated above,   uses information that users voluntarily provide in order to 
send out electronic newsletters and enable users to participate in polls and 
message boards. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule 
(daily or weekly, depending on the newsletter) and occasionally send out special 
editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something 
we are doing.   Wnever shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, 
including advertisers or partners. 

We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and 
don't like based on traffic to those areas.   does not track what individual 
users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us 
continue to build a better service for you. 

We track search terms entered in our search function as one of many measures of 
what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user 

SMSDirect CC creates aggregrate reports on user demographics and traffic 
patterns for advertisers and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise 
more effectively and allows our users to receive advertisements that are 
pertinent to their needs.  We  never shares individual personal information with 
anyone, so an advertiser will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. 

SMSDirect CC uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit 
your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience demographics. 
We do not share information about individual users with any third party, with 
the exceptions noted previously. 

Opt-Out Policy

SMSDirect gives users options wherever necessary and practical, such 
choices include: 

Opting not to receive our electronic newsletters when registering for a site 

Opting not to provide certain personal information when registering for a site 
or service 

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely 
alleviates the need for any information from our users 

Unsubscribe Policy

Users may unsubscribe to any of our electronic newsletters at any time by 
following the instructions contained at the end of each newsletter. 

How To Contact Us

If you ever need to contact us via email, send correspondence to 
[email protected]

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