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This Privacy Policy is provided to make you aware of how SMC collects, uses and manages personal information of visitors to and users of SMC's Internet websites. Protecting your privacy is very important to SMC and SMC is committed to maintaining the security of personal information provided to SMC by visitors using its websites.

Please note that SMC may make some other websites available to you from hyperlinks in its Internet websites. These other websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should review the privacy policy of each individual website you access via hyperlinks from this website, and assess whether the policy of each website is satisfactory to you before you use the other websites.

What information we collect and why we collect it

SMC collects information about all its visitors collectively such as user ID, the pages visited and the services accessed by our visitors. SMC also collects certain standard information that your browser sends to the SMC website such as your IP address (browser type, language, access times) and referring website addresses. SMC collects and logs this information for statistical purposes.

SMC may use this information in order to provide you with a personalised experience when you visit its Internet websites. Through the use of a cookie (see 'Cookies' below), SMC can record the pages you visit and the information you require. This information is used anonymously and in the aggregate and is collected and logged for statistical purposes.

At times, SMC may ask you to voluntarily supply personal information, such as your name, email address and preferred means of communication for purposes such as signing up for SMC news alerts and requesting further information from SMC.

Other than as stated above, no attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities except, in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect logs, or where SMC believes it is required to collect and produce relevant electronic documentation to fulfill its obligations to third parties, including statutory organisations under local law.

Job vacancy website
When you sign up to SMC's job vacancy website SMC collects more specific personal information about you, such as your name, email address and telephone number, qualifications or career history. SMC may also ask you for other information, such as information on your interests and the types of jobs you are interested in.

The personal information you provide to SMC via SMC's job vacancy website will only be processed for the purpose of considering employment or internship at the SMC group.

Personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health or sex life, litigation or conviction may be collected by SMC if you volunteer it. This information may be processed by SMC if such processing is necessary to comply with equal opportunity laws and regulations. We recommend you to communicate such sensitive information only if you think it is required for SMC to comply with such laws and regulation.

Disclosure of the information we collect

SMC may disclose your personal information to the authorities, SMC's advisors, suppliers of IT services, and third parties engaged by SMC to provide services to you for the purpose of, providing services requested by you, protecting any intellectual property rights in any materials displayed on or otherwise available from SMC's Internet websites, or to enforce SMC's website Terms and Conditions of Use. Because SMC operates globally, we may share the personal information you submitted to us with any entity within the SMC group. These entities are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are restricted from using it for any purpose other than the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Job vacancy website
SMC may also disclose the personal information you provide to us via the SMC job vacancy website to SMC HR practitioners, SMC Hiring Managers, and to SMC's recruitment advisors for the purpose of considering you for career opportunities with SMC.

Transfer of your personal information to other countries.

Please note that any person to whom SMC may disclose your personal information under this Privacy Policy may be situated in a country other than your own and that such country may not provide an adequate level data protection. By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to a country other than your own.

SMC takes all reasonable security measures to protect personal information from loss, unauthorised access, destruction, misuse, modification or disclosure.

A cookie is a small data file that a website may write to your hard drive when you visit the website. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user ID, that the website uses to track the pages you have visited. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you personally supply. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.

SMC’s Internet website may use cookies to track user traffic patterns and to better serve you when you revisit the website. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, providing you with the opportunity to either accept or reject it. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, full functionality for registered members of the SMC Internet websites may require the use of cookies.

By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you accept that SMC's Internet websites write cookies onto your hard disk when you access these websites.

Access to personal data and right to rectification
You can gain access to the personal information SMC holds about you by sending a request to . As SMC wishes to ensure that personal information it holds about you is complete, accurate and up to date, you have the right to send a request for rectification.

If you posted a resume on the SMC job vacancy website you can at all times complete, update or otherwise rectify your resume by logging into your account via the existing applicant login section of our website.

You may remove any personal information you provided to us via SMC's job vacancy website at any time by sending a request to

If you do not provide us with the information sought in the required fields we may be limited in our ability to provide you with services, including to consider you for employment or contracting opportunities.

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