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Privacy Policy

This statement covers the site www.smithteens.com (”SMITHTeens”). Please read this statement carefully before using proceeding to access SMITHTeens. Your use of SMITHTeens indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms in effect. This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Magsmith LLC and SMITHTeens do not own or control (for example, third party websites you may link to from or through SMITHTeens website or through another user’s postings), or to people that SMITHTeens does not employ or manage.

SMITHTeens is not responsible for the content, security or privacy practices employed by other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of all websites.


Information Collection

Magsmith LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on www.smithteens.com. SMITHTeens may collect information from our users at several different points on our Web site.

No Users Under Age 13

SMITHTeens is committed to protecting the privacy of young children. For that reason, SMITHTeens does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 13 years of age, If you are under 13 years of age, then you must not use or access SMITHTeens until you reach age 13. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has registered for or accessed SMITHTeens website account in violation of this policy, please contact us at smithteens@smithmag.net so that we may promptly delete any of your child’s personally-identifiable information from the SMITHTeen website and systems.

Users Between 13 and 17

SMITHTeens strongly recommends that minors between the age of 13 and 17 ask their parents or guardians for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet. All users, but in particular younger users, should be cautious about posting and sharing personal information – whether in a screen name, comments or other posted or submitted materials, especially information that could be used to identify the user or locate the user offline, such as a home address or telephone number.

Account Profiles

Although some areas of SMITHTeens are available to unregistered users, in order to have access to all of the features of SMITHTeens, including to submit comments and other materials, each user must register for a SMITHTeens account. The basic account information requires a valid email address, a screen name, your full name and age (“Account Data”). Your full name and age are private and will not be shared by SMITHTeens, other than in the very limited circumstances described below. Please be reminded you’re your registration and use of any SMITHTeens account is subject to the Terms of Service.


In order to enhance their use of this Web site, users can choose to leave comments in particular articles of interest. To leave a comment, users must submit information including a valid email address. SMITHTeens uses this information to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our terms and conditions of use, and will not pass this information to any other organization other than for purposes described in this policy. Please note that when you post a message or other content to or through SMITHTeens, you may have the ability to post a message that may include personally identifiable information about yourself. If you choose to make your own personally identifiable information available online (through a hyperlink or otherwise) such that is accessible to the other SMITHTeens users, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Any content or links posted by you must comply with the SMITHTeens Terms of Service.

Mailing List

SMITHTeens does not collect information for the purposes of running a mailing list.


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.

By setting a cookie on SMITHTeens, users will not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on the SMITHTeens Web site. We store a cookie on each user’s machine that contains a username and encrypted password. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use SMITHTeens products or services that require you to “sign in,” and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings. However, not all SMITHTeens services require that you accept cookies.

Third Party Cookies

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, SMITHTeens has no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by SMITHTeens only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Third Party Advertising

The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to users by Google, among other services. Information about users’ visit to this site, such as number of times they have viewed an ad (but not username, date of birth, or any other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on this site. For more information about Google and cookies, please click here.

Log Files

Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. SMITHTeens may use this information to analyze trends, administer and improve the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.Use of Peronal Information and Legal Disclaimer

SMITHTeens may use or share your personal information with our service providers where it is necessary to operate or improve the technical functionality of SMITHTeens, or to do something that you have asked us to do (such as to respond to a question or feedback requestion).

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, SMITHTeens may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.
We may also share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service or other applicable SMITHTeens policies, or as otherwise required by law.

Business Transitions

In the event SMITHTeens goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Any successor will be required to comply with SMITHTeens privacy policy.


The SMITHTeens web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, SMITHTeens, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by SMITHTeens.

User Access and Control of Data

Please contact us at smithteens@smithmag.net if you have any concerns about removing content containing your personal information anywhere on the SMITHTeens website. You may also login and cancel your registration and terminate your account with SMITHTeens, in which case your account information will generally be deleted from the SMITHTeens website and systems. However, some personal information, may remain in our records to the extent necessary to protect our legal interests or comply with legal requirements, and we may retain any aggregate and non-personally indentifiable information related to your account of SMITHTeens indefinitely. All personal information we retain will continue to be subject to the terms of the SMITHTeens privacy policy.

Security and Mandatory Communications

SMITHTeens user accounts are secured by user-created passwords. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your screem name, password and to your computer. Be sure to log off from SMITHTeens when finished using a shared computer. Please note that SMITHTeens administrators will never ask you for your password by e-mail. If anyone asks for your SMITHTeens password, you should immediately report this behavior to smithteens@smithmag.net.

Although SMITHTeens takes reasonable precautions to secure personal information provided to SMITHTeens, we cannot guarantee the security of your account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. If SMITHTeens learns of a security breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. SMITHTeens may also post a notice on the SMITHTeens website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. .By using SMITHTeens or providing personal information to SMITHTeens, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to SMITHTeens and your account.

International Data Transfer

The Internet is a global environment. Using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. This means that your information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. Therefore, by browsing SMITHTeens and communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to our processing of your personal data in this way, and agree to be bound by the applicable privacy laws that SMITHTeens is governed by as well as the jurisidiction and venue provisions of the SMITHTeens Terms of Service.

Notification of Changes

Whenever SMITHTeens changes our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at smithteens@smithmag.net, or by post to SMITH Magazine, 33 W. 17th St. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011



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