Privacy policy


To better protect your privacy, Smartlink, LLC (hereinafter "Smartlink") has instituted the following privacy practices and policies with regard to its website www.smartlinkllc.com (the "Website").

1. INFORMATION COLLECTION

Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, social security number, other contact information, title, occupation, industry, personal interests, and other information when needed to provide a service or product or carry out a transaction you have requested.

When you browse our Website, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously filed an employment application with us. We do not automatically collect Personal Information. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our Website you visit and how long you spend there. But we do not link your IP address to any Personal Information unless you have registered with us. Like many other commercial websites, our Website may use "cookies" and other HTML tools, to collect information about how you use the Website. Please go to "OUR USE OF COOKIES" below for more information.

Smartlink collects Personal Information when you complete an employment application with Smartlink for a potential employment opportunity or when you submit your Personal Information to Smartlink for any other reason.

2. HOW WE NORMALLY USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

Unless disclosed otherwise at the time of collection, we do not share any Personal Information you submit through our Website with any unaffiliated third party, unless that third party is a potential employer that has engaged Smartlink to fill a potential job opening ("Third Party Employer"), in which case your Personal Information may be disclosed to that Third Party Employer exclusively for that purpose. We expressly disclaim any liability or obligation with regard to the dissemination of Personal Information by any Third Party Employer with whom we share Personal Information. By submitting an Application to Smartlink, you hereby release and hold Smartlink harmless for the use or dissemination of your Personal Information by a Third Party Employer. In addition, Personal Information may only be disclosed if it is necessary to respond to your inquiry, provide services to you or to comply with applicable law. We may use Aggregate Information to improve and enhance the Website, analyze trends, administer the Website and for our market research activities. For example, we may share Aggregate Information with unaffiliated third parties, such as business partners, manufacturers, distributors and retailers, in an aggregate, anonymous form, which means that the shared information will not contain nor be linked to any Personal Information. We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party not affiliated with us without your consent except in connection with the sale or merger of our company or the division responsible for such services.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and/or disclose Personal Information and non-personal information we gather as required by courts or administrative agencies and to the extent required to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the Website rules or policies, or the rights of third parties or to investigate any suspected conduct which we deem improper.

3. INFORMATION PARTNERS COLLECT

Our Website may contain links to other websites whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites' privacy policies, as we have no control over information that you may submit or that the third parties collect on those sites.

We may offer promotions or content that is sponsored by, or co-branded with, identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that you submit. Smartlink has no control over the third party's use of this information.

4. OUR USE OF COOKIES

Smartlink's Website uses cookies, a technology that stores small pieces of information on your hard drive, to personalize content and keep track of your activity during your visit. Each time your browser visits a website, the site sends all cookies relevant to that website; cookies are used to maintain a session between you and the web server.

5. COMMITMENT TO THE SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

Smartlink safeguards the security of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of our Website, Smartlink uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of sensitive data transmissions. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit to us, and so we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.

6. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK INFORMATION

Smartlink's Website and all the information it contains, or in the future contain, including, but not limited to articles, press releases, opinions, texts, directories, guides, photographs, trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos (collectively the "Content"), is the property of Smartlink, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by U.S. Copyright law, trademark law, international conventions, and other intellectual property laws. Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this Website without the prior written consent of Smartlink or such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on this Website.

7. WARRANTIES

To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, Smartlink disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Specifically, but without limitation, Smartlink does not warrant that (i) the information on this Website is correct, accurate or reliable; (ii) the functions contained on this Website will be uninterrupted or error free; or (iii) defects will be corrected, or that this Website or server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Under no circumstances shall Smartlink be liable for any incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages that result from the use of, or inability to use, this Website or the information contained on this Website, even if Smartlink has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

8. DISPUTES

All disputes arising out of or relating to the terms of this Privacy Policy shall be resolved via arbitration conducted in the English language in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, U.S.A under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall bear their own costs for this arbitration and the provisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and shall be enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Smartlink shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, security or other equitable remedies from the United States District Court for the State of Maryland or any other court of competent jurisdiction.

9. SEVERABILITY

If any part of these terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

10. HOW TO ACCESS, UPDATE OR WITHDRAW YOUR INFORMATION

If you have submitted an employment application, you can review your personal information and make change requests by emailing us at hr@smartlinkllc.com. You may also request to withdraw your Smartlink employment application or any of your personal information held by us by sending an email to info@smartlinkllc.com . If you choose to withdraw your application, we will retain in our files some personal information you have requested to remove to prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce our Terms of Use, respect any opt-out preferences, and comply with legal requirements as permitted by law.

11. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Our privacy policy is subject to change at any time. If our privacy policy is materially changed, we will update this page.

12. MINOR'S POLICY

Our Website does not target and is not intended to attract minors under the age of 18. Smartlink does not knowingly solicit personal information from minors under the age of 18 or send them requests for personal information.

13. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about the Smartlink Privacy Policy, please contact us at: Privacy at Smartlink, LLC 1449 Whitehall Road Annapolis , MD 21409
 (410) 263-5465 or e-mail us at info@smartlinkllc.com.