Who we are
We are SME Marketing Labs. Our website address is: https://www.smemarketinglabs.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We only collect basic data related to visits to our website in order to improve the quality of your user experience.
If actively opting in to use our products and services via an email course, we get a better understanding how what your interests are in order to tailor our offering. Mail tracking is necessary to avail of services of a similar nature and do not require explicit permission, however we make this clear when signing up to a newsletter or email course.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We take your data privacy seriously. Data inputted into contact forms are encrypted on our website for your data protection.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use normal industry analytics tools such as Google Analytics and other third party tools to get user feedback on what content gives our visitors the most value. It also helps us incrementally improve our websites UI layout and design which gives you a better overall user experience.
Who we share your data with
Data is not shared, save for the purposes of using proprietary third party software to process the data efficiently and in compliance with GDPR rules.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you according to GDPR law.
This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes in order to comply with GDPR or other laws.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service using best industry practices.
Your contact information
This remains private and processed in compliance with GDPR law.
Any ancillary contact information is also in compliance with GDPR.
How we protect your data
Via multiple layers of security with in built redundancies to mitigate any downtime.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We have a process in place to manage such an event.
What third parties we receive data from
Data analytics form social media platforms and similar third parties in order to provide a better user experience for our website users/
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Data analytics, mail and CMS software designed to deliver to our users relevant content and services to the highest standards.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We comply with all GDPR and Data protection and data privacy laws in Ireland, the EU, and other jurisdictions where practicable. We operate in Ireland and the EU only.