Privacy Statement




SMART Recovery® and SMART Recovery On Line (both hereby jointly referred to as SROL) is committed to protecting your personal information. Personal information includes personal communications. We recognise that your privacy is very important to you and that you have a right to control your personal information. Unless you give explicit consent for SROL to act otherwise, the following policies govern how SROL will use and safeguard your privacy.

COLLECTION

SROL collects personal information only from the individual concerned and holds only such personal information as is reasonable and necessary for us to deliver services to our members and to the wider community.

You may provide SROL with information directly, such as on a message board membership registration, subscribing to a newsletter, email lists or identifying yourself when using particular services e.g. chat rooms. The amount and type of information collected depends upon the services used. The only personal information collected is what you provide.

INFORMATION LOGGED

Our web servers log the following information which is provided by your browser and is used for statistical purposes only:

The type of browser and operating system you are using;
the IP address used;
the address of the referring site;
the date and time of the visit; and
the address of the information accessed or downloaded.

In addition, search terms that you enter when conducting a site search are collected but are not associated with any other information collected. We use these search terms to enable us to improve the services that we provide.

Our email server(s) log the following information:

Sender and recipient's email address
Date and time of transmission
Email subject, size and unique message identification

USE OF COOKIES

Cookies are files that a website transfers to your computer for record-keeping purposes, to enhance or customize what is offered or displayed. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to accept cookies you may configure your browser to reject cookies. In some instances that may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of some aspects of the SROL services.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

SROL provides links to other web sites. SROL is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Information will be used or disclosed only for the primary purpose for which it was collected. Information provided to us may be used to keep you better informed about the activities and services of SROL, for example by email. Individuals have the right to opt out of receiving any of these sources of information.

Personal information will not be used or disclosed by SROL for a secondary purpose unless that purpose is closely related to the primary purpose and you could reasonably expect the information to be used in that way, or SOL has a legal obligation to disclose such information.

SROL will not sell, exchange or release personal information about an individual for commercial gain.

SROL will not send you unsolicited advertising email. If you no longer wish to receive information you may remove your name from any of our email lists by either following the removal instructions or to contact us by email (click here)  requesting to be removed from a particular email list. Please allow seven (7) days for this request to be completed.

QUALITY OF INFORMATION

SROL takes reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information collected and used is accurate and up to date. We seek members' assistance to keep SROL informed of change of email address or other details.

To update or delete your personal information please send any corrections using the Contact Us Form (click here) . Please provide your username, display name and email address you provided when you registered as appropriate.

We will take all reasonable steps to meet any request to have personal information deleted unless it is required for legal or administrative reasons.

SECURITY OF INFORMATION

SROL takes every care to protect personal information from unauthorised use or disclosure and from loss.

You can assist us by ensuring that you maintain the confidentiality of your passwords and accounts.

Personal information will be destroyed or permanently de-identified when it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected providing it is no longer required for legal or administrative reasons.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Personal information is held on confidential data bases maintained by SROL and its hosting services.

Your information is stored on secured servers that are protected in controlled facilities. Our employees and volunteers are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by SROL.

ACCESSIBILITY OF INFORMATION

Information held by SROL about an individual is accessible to that person on request.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM OR QUESTION

If you have further queries relating to our privacy policy, or you have a problem or complaint, please contact us.

SMART Recovery®
7304 Mentor Ave.
Suite F
Mentor, OH 44060
Toll free: 866-951-5357
Tel: 440-951-5357
Fax: 440-951-5358


SMART Recovery® gratefully appreciates the support of the following organizations:

              non-12-step rehab        Drug Rehabilitation Treatment Center