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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement for www.rwsmith.com

 At RW Smith ('RW Smith'), Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Statement explains our online information practices and the choices You can make about the way Your information is used at our site. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Statement before using or submitting information to this site. 

Our commitment 
 RW Smith commits itself to respect the privacy of the website user ('You' or 'Your') in accordance with the applicable national and international privacy legislation.

Your consent 
 By using this website, You agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement. Whenever You submit personal data via this site, You consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of those data in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Registration for this website may require You to provide RW Smith with personal data such as "name and address" in order to provide website services such as the possibility to track shipments or receive quote information. If You refuse to submit the required information RW Smith might decline Your request for registration. 

Personal data 

Use of personal Information 
 By submitting personal data ("Personal Information"), You give the explicit permission to process this personal data for the purposes mentioned below.
 RW Smith will save the collected personal data to files and process them in order to: 


- Inform You about new services, for example using e-mail; 
 - Take care of and handling Your requests; 
 - Process Your orders; 
 - Automate user profiling; 
 - Optimize the management of the website and the services offered.

The information You have submitted during the registration process or at any other moment, can be used by RW Smith for direct-marketing purposes. You have the right to object to such use of Your Personal Information by expressing Your objection during the registration procedure or by sending an e-mail to support@rwsmith.com. 

Disclosure of Personal Information 
 RW Smith may disclose the Personal Information that You provide via this site to other RW Smith affiliates worldwide which agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Statement and use it for the same purposes. 

RW Smith may also disclose the Personal Information that You provide via this site to third parties which are not RW Smith affiliates, but only: 


(i) to contractors used to support the business of RW Smith (such as fulfillment services, technical support, delivery services, and financial institutions), in which case RW Smith will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Statement and use it for the same purposes; or 

(ii) in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this site to which the information relates, in which case RW Smith will require any such buyer to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Statement and use it for the same purposes. 

RW Smith shall not communicate, sell or expose the Personal Information in any other way to any other third parties, unless RW Smith has received a request from the public authorities or an injunction from a court or judicial authorities to hand over certain data, including Personal Information of the website user.

RW Smith has the appropriate technical and organizational security measures in place to protect Your Personal Information registered in our systems. These measures include restricted access to databases containing user information, protected user identification and password. 

Transfer to other countries 
 The collection, use, and disclosure of information contemplated in this Privacy Statement may involve a transfer of the information to jurisdictions located outside Your country of residence that may not have equivalent laws and rules regarding personally identifiable information. By Using this website, You explicitly consent to such transfer and disclosures of information as long as the transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between You and RW Smith or the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken in response to Your request; or as long as the transfer is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract concluded in Your interest between RW Smith and a third party.

Cookies 
 The website of RW Smith uses "cookies", which are text-only pieces of information transferred by the website to the hard disk of the Registered or Individual User. They allow to automatically identify a Registered or Individual User when logging on to this website. These "cookies" contain Personal Information. Most browsers accept these cookies automatically. 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in Your browser. However, You may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

Access, Update and Removal
 At any given time, You have the right to access and correct all the Personal Information given to RW Smith free of charge. 

As a Registered or Individual User, You can access Your Personal Information on-line and correct the data. In order to access these data, You authenticate with Your Digital Certificate to view and/or update Your Personal Information. You can, of course, unregister at any time.

Links 
 This website contains links to other third party websites. RW Smith is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of the linked third party websites.

In case You have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy statement or its implementation, please contact info@rwsmith.com or via standard mail at RW Smith‘s Corporate office, 3030 Greens Road, Houston, Texas 77032.

Changes to this privacy statement 
 RW Smith has the right to change its privacy statement at any time, in accordance with all relevant laws and regulations. This privacy statement was last changed on January 1st, 2008.