SMC Corporation of America Privacy Policy
Effective Date: September 30, 2016

This privacy policy applies to, a web site owned and operated by SMC Corporation of America (SMC). This privacy policy describes how SMC collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site: It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

TRUSTe Privacy Certification

SMC Corporation of America participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  SMC Corporation of America is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List. 

SMC Corporation of America is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf.  SMC Corporation of America complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions. 

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, SMC Corporation of America is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, SMC Corporation of America may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe, our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website

Information Collection and Use

We collect the following personal information from you:

  • Contact Information such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and country location
  • Unique Identifiers such as password
  • Information about your business such as company name
  • Product part numbers downloaded via our web site
  • Format used for CAD model downloads
  • Data from website searches

We use this information to:

  • Send you requested product or service information
  • Respond to customer service requests
  • Administer your account
  • Send you marketing communications
  • Administer surveys you entered through emails
  • Enable you to upload your resume and to be contacted about job postings
  • Enable you to download CAD files for SMC products
  • Enable you to view images and catalogs related to SMC products

Information Sharing

We will share your personal information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy. We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as shipping your order or offering customer service. In some cases, SMC may provide your information to our authorized distributors or other SMC entities. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

Our CRM and Email System providers are also Safe Harbor compliant. Data from these systems are used to send emails to interested parties, to provide account information, track sales opportunities, and identify project data for our sales personnel and distribution partners.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request,
  • if SMC is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information,
  • to any other third party with your prior consent to do so

User Access and Choice

Upon request, SMC will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove or deactivate it by making the change on your member account information page by logging in to your account or by emailing our Customer Support ( We will respond to your request within 30 days.

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.

We may send you marketing emails from time to time. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving these marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, or you can contact us at

We may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personal information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).

We use this information to evaluate our customer service levels and satisfaction with various aspects of our business, to monitor site traffic, and to personalize our web site. We send participants an email newsletter on a periodic basis.

We may use a third party service provider to send email or provide customer support; that company is prohibited from using our users’ personal information for any other purpose.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

SMC  and our business partners, distributors,  or analytics or service providers  such as Google,, SOLIDWORKS, Wistia, etc. uses cookies and similar technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

We use cookies to remember users’ settings (e.g. language preference) and for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which may identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We may link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information. IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information to allow tracking and analysis of clickstream data, and to personalize our web site for users.


We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site and other sites in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out by clicking here (or, if located in the European Union, click here) Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads.  You will continue to receive generic ads.

Social Media Widgets

Our website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button, and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our website. These Features may collect your Internet protocol address, which page you are visiting on our website, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy statement of the company providing it.


The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to 3rd Party Sites

Our Site includes links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of SMC Corporation of America. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Web site you visit.

Changes to this Policy

We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this web site prior to or at the time of the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Us

SMC Corporation of America
U.S. Headquarters
10100 SMC Blvd.
Noblesville, Indiana 46060

SMC Customer Support (