Privacy Policy

Effective July 1st, 2009

Smesh LLC is committed to keeping the personal information of its customers accurate, confidential, secure and private. This Privacy Policy applies to all the product, services and websites offered by Smesh LLC ("Services") through its smesh.net or deepwidget.com websites.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our e-mail support@smesh.net

1. Information we collect and how we use it

In order to provide our services, we may collect the following types of information:

    1. Information you provide – When you register for a Smesh account, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). For certain services, which are provided to our Paid User Account, we also request credit card or other payment account information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.

    2. Non-personal Information – Smesh also gathers non-personal information through aggregated tracking information through our website or widgets. This non-personal information collected includes user actions, IP addresses, browser information, and usage data. This non-personal information allows us to better tailor our content to site users’ needs.

    3. Cookies – When you visit Smesh website, we send one or more cookies – small non-executable file that is stored on your hard drive for the purpose of identifying your computer. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing your preferences, Widget selection, and tracking user trends, such as the popularity of the Widgets. Smesh also uses cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers serve and manage ads across the web. We may set one or more cookies in your browser when you visit a website, including websites that use our widget advertising cookies, and view or click on an ad supported by Smesh's advertising services.

    4. User communications – When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

    5. Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies only to services provided through Smesh or its deepWidget brand website. We do not exercise control over the sites that uses Smesh Widgets or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.

    6. Use of Your Information – Smesh only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy which includes:

      • Being used for identification and authentication, billing;

      • Providing our services, including the display of customized content and advertising;

      • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;

      • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network;

      • Protecting the rights or property of Smesh or our users; and

      • Developing new services.

2. Choices for personal information

We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Smesh will not be able to provide those services to you.

3. Information sharing

We will not shares your personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Smesh except in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

  • We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf, for example, billing and processing your payments. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

  • We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Smesh, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

  • We are involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets. In such a case we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions.

4. Information security

No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable business efforts to ensure security on our systems. We use secure server software (SSL) and firewalls to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, we cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software.

In the event that Smesh learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the smesh.net or deepwidget.com websites.

5. Accessing and updating personal information

When you use Smesh services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. You will be required to identify yourselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required.

6. Enforcement

Smesh regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Smesh’s treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site.

7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that we may change this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without explicit notice, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes).