Like most website operators, Nick Smith & Associates Inc. 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. Nick Smith & Associates Inc. purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use this website. From time to time, Nick Smith & Associates Inc. may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Nick Smith & Associates Inc. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Nick Smith & Associates Inc. does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with pages in ways that require websites to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Nick Smith & Associates Inc. gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who apply online or for a Consultant to provide personally-identifying information. In each case, Nick Smith & Associates Inc. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with our website. Nick Smith & Associates Inc. 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 in certain website-related activities.
Nick Smith & Associates Inc. 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 back end websites behalf or to provide services available at our websites,