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Privacy Policy

Privacy and Cookies Policy

N.F. Smith & Associates L.P. (“Smith”, “we” or “our”) recognizes your need for privacy
protection on the internet and has implemented this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our
commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy.

What types of information do we collect?

We invite you to explore (the “Site”). There is no need to for you to tell
us who you are or reveal any information about yourself. However, certain information such
as unique identifiers tied to your browser, IP address, domain service, type of computer and
type of web browser is automatically collected. No personal information is obtained; rather
just the patterns of usage may be tracked and monitored.
When you set up an account with us, you provide us with your name, email address and maybe
even payment information. This information is also collected.
We also use “cookies” to customize content specific to your interests and personalize your
website experience, such as recognizing you by name when you return. We do not use cookies
to track or collect personal identification information from you. By using our Site, you agree
that we can place cookies and other similar technology on your device. For more information
about the cookies we use, see “More on Cookies”.
In order for you to access certain premium services offered on the Site, you may be required to
provide personal information about you. For example, we request personal information when
you register to receive additional information regarding our products and services, request a
quotation, send us a question, participate in surveys, sweepstakes or other promotional
activities, subscribe to newsletters, promotional materials, apply for a job, or contact us. We
may also receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account
information for you (i.e., credit history information from credit bureaus to prevent fraud and
offer certain credit services to our customer).

Additional information if you are located in the European Union

(EU): Our privacy practices are aligned with the requirements of the General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR). We would like to invite you to give us your consent to continue providing
you with relevant information by e-mail.
You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • The right to be informed on how your personal data will be used;
  • The right of access to personal data to know what is held and how it is used;
  • The right to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal data
  • The right to delete or remove personal data unless an exception applies. For example, we may
    need to keep your personal data to comply with a legal obligation
  • The right to block or restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • The right to data portability in certain circumstances. For example, you may request to have your
    personal data sent to a third party for processing.
  • The right to object to processing of your personal data in certain circumstances. For example,
    you may want to object to direct marketing.
  • The right to not be affected by automated decision making and profiling by requiring certain

These rights may be limited where we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement or a
legitimate interest. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us by
emailing [email protected]

How do we use personal data collected from the Site?

Unless otherwise stated, we may use this information to: (i) communicate directly with you by
responding to requests or questions, (ii) improve products and services, technology or
communications to you, which may include providing you personalized services, content and
ads, (iii) analyze and measure how our services are used – for example analyzing what pages
are viewed to optimize site design; (iv) perform services, to enforce conditions of sale, Site
terms and/or separate contracts, (v) conduct marketing and promotional activities, (vi) prevent
fraud or abuse, and/or (vii) protect the integrity of the Site. If you choose not to give the
information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may not be able to access
certain options, offers and services. Please note that if you use the Site, you are responsible for
restricting access to your account, your computer, and maintaining the confidentiality of your
account and password.

How do we keep personal information confidential and secure?

On our side, we have implemented reasonable security measures at our facilities and on our
servers to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information collected. Except as
otherwise provided in this Privacy and Cookies Policy, we will keep all personal information
private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to (1)
conform with applicable law, government orders, court orders or legal process served on; and (2) to protect our rights, the users of the Site or the public. This includes
exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud and credit risk
protection. As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy business units, which
may require the transfer of customer information as business assets. Other than as set out
above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to a third parties and you
will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information. If you have any questions
about the security on our website, you can send an email to [email protected]

How do you correct / update personal information?

You can always review and update your information by signing into your account. If you do
not have an account and your personal information has changed, please email us at [email protected] If you wish to opt out of specific email communications from us or request an overall opt out of both mail and email communications (with exception of account
status and related issues) email us at [email protected]

How long do we keep your personal information?

User information on our server or in our archives is kept for as long as necessary, in
accordance with our general data retention policy or as required by law, whichever is longer. In
some cases, information posted may stay in the public domain indefinitely.

More on cookies…

The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store. By using the Site
you agree that we can place cookies on your device. If you want to remove existing cookies
from your device or block future cookies, you can do so by using your browser option. Please
note that deleting or blocking cookies can impact your user experience on the Site as certain
portions of the site may no longer work. If you have any questions, please submit your request
through [email protected]

Cookie Name Cookie Description
FORM_KEY Stores randomly generated key used to prevent
forged requests.
PHPSESSID Your session ID on the server.
GUEST-VIEW Allows guests to view and edit their orders.
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART A link to information about your cart and viewing history, if you have asked for this.
STF Information on products you have emailed to
STORE The store view or language you have selected.
USER_ALLOWED_SAVE_COOKIE Indicates whether a customer allowed to use
MAGE-CACHE-SESSID Facilitates caching of content on the browser to
make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGE Facilitates caching of content on the browser to
make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-STORAGESECTION-INVALIDATION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to
make pages load faster.
MAGE-CACHE-TIMEOUT Facilitates caching of content on the browser to
make pages load faster.
SECTION-DATA-IDS Facilitates caching of content on the browser to
make pages load faster.
PRIVATE_CONTENT_VERSION Facilitates caching of content on the browser to
make pages load faster.
X-MAGENTO-VARY Facilitates caching of content on the server to make
pages load faster.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-FILEVERSION Facilitates translation of content to other languages.
MAGE-TRANSLATION-STORAGE Facilitates translation of content to other languages.
What about third party websites and services?

The Site may contain links to other websites. Please check such third party websites for their
terms of use, privacy and cookies statement before using such third party site and/or program.
We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such websites. We may also
make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news group available to you. Any information
that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use
and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
As you browse the Site, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can
understand what you are interested in. Our display advertising partner, AdRoll, then enables us
to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction
with the Site. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as
your name, email address, postal address or telephone number. You can visit this page to opt
out of AdRoll and their partners’ targeted advertising.


Except as otherwise required by law, neither Smith nor its directors, employees, content
providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including,
without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary,
special, incidental or punitive damages) arising out of your use of or your inability to use the
Site or the contents of the Site whether or not Smith has been advised of the possibility of such
We use reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the contents on
the Site, but make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, correctness or reliability.

Updates and changes

From time to time, we may need to add to, change, update or modify the Privacy and Cookies
Policy. These changes will be effective upon posting on the Site without prior notice to or
consent from you. If changes are material, however, a more prominent notice will be made on
our Site. If you have any questions about our privacy policy and practices, please email us
at [email protected] or write to us at the following address:

Attention: Legal Department – Privacy
5306 Hollister
Houston, Texas 77040


By using the Site, you agree to both the Privacy and Cookies Policy.
Eff. 5/25/2018

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