Last modified: June 15, 2011.
by SMCS Inc., SMCS, Olympiad Helper or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies.
Information we collect and how we use it
We may collect the following types of information:
- Information you provide: When you sign up for a subscription or register
for free sample test, we ask you for personal information. We may combine the information
you submit under your account with information from other SMC services or third
parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality
of our services.
- Log information: When you access our services via a browser, application
or other client our servers automatically record certain information. These server
logs may include information such as your web request, your interaction with a service,
Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of
your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or
- Performance information: When you take a test, wather sample, practice or
real test, we store your submitted answer and your performance in the test.
- User communications: When you send email or other communications to SMCS,
Olympiad Helper, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries,
respond to your requests and improve our services. We may use your email address
to communicate with you about our services.
In addition to the above, we may use the information we collect to:
- Provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services and develop new services; and
- Protect the rights or property of Olympiad Helper or SMCS or our users.
We only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside
of our group of companies in the following limited circumstances:
- We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive
- We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted
businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our
behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on
confidentiality and security measures.
- We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such
information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law , regulation,
legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms
of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect,
prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect
against harm to the rights, property or safety of Olympiad Helper or SMCS, its users
or the public as required or permitted by law.
If Olympiad Helper or SMCS becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form
of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any
personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to
or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal
reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures,
including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against
unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to Olympiad Helper or SMCS employees,
contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it
on our behalf. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may
be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they
fail to meet these obligations.
will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification
in an archive for your review.