Privacy Policy

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practice for our website (www.smiha.edu) Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy (SMIHA) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.   Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Contact information (including, name, address, zip code, country, and phone number);
  • Email address
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Domain name and Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • Demographic information such as preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

As you browse www.smiha.edu and other websites, online ad networks we work with may place anonymous cookies on your computer, and use similar technologies, in order to understand your interests based on your (anonymous) online activities, and thus to tailor more relevant ads to you. If you do not wish to receive such tailored advertising, you can visit this page to opt out of most companies that engage in such advertising. (This will not prevent you from seeing ads; the ads simply will not be delivered through these targeting methods.)

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.  If you feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 434.385.7722 or email at info@smiha.edu.

Use of information obtained

With the exception of a change in control of our company or the sale of substantially all of SMIHA’s assets, SMIHA will not rent, sell or license users’ personal information to any third party, without first notifying users via e-mail of our intent to take such action and allowing users to remove their information from the transfer. SMIHA uses individual information to provide promotional offers to users through e-mail advertising and class registration purposes. SMIHA reserves the right to use user information for any legally permissible purpose.

 Security

We will use at least industry standard security measures on the Site to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, we will take all reasonable steps to insure the safety of your personal information. For example, our policy is that only those individuals who need your personally identifiable information to perform a specific job are granted access to that personally identifiable information. Likewise, all employees and contractors are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 Legal requests

SMIHA cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as third parties to enforce laws, court orders, protect intellectual property rights, eliminate fraud, and help protect both users and our company from bad actors. SMIHA may disclose user information to law enforcement or other government officials as required by law in response to a verified request by a law enforcement or other government official relating to a criminal investigation or alleged criminal activity, suspected criminal activity, or potential threats to the safety of an individual. Due to the existing regulatory environment, SMIHA makes no assurances that user information will never be disclosed in any way not otherwise described in this privacy statement.

 If you believe that any information we are holding regarding you is incorrect or incomplete, please call 434.385.7722 or email us info@smiha.edu as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Collection and use of non-personally identifiable information by Sylvain Melloul International Hair Academy.

 Where possible, we automatically recognize and collect certain non-personally identifiable information regarding visitors to the Site and users of the Services, including by way of example, IP address, browser type, and other information regarding the system and connection of each visitor or user. We also collect information about how visitors access and use the Site and Services, including by way of example what pages of the Site are viewed and what portions of services are used. When providing the Services, we collect information regarding the performance of the Services, which includes metrics related to the deliverability of emails and other electronic communications. This information allows us to improve the content of the Site and Services, facilitate research and analysis of the Site and Services, and develop and refine our Services. Sometimes, we utilize the services of a third party to help us understand this information better, although the information that is disclosed to these entities remains at all times in anonymous and non-personally identifiable form. We may also provide this information to our customers in anonymous and non-personally identifiable form.

Cookies and web beacons

“Cookies” include commonly used pieces of information in the form of small files that are placed on an individual’s computer hard drive to enable the individual to more easily communicate and interact with the Site and Services. We may use cookies on the site or in communications sent through the Services for various purposes, including by way of example:

  • Saving user preferences;
  • Customizing content of the Site for individual users;
  • Ensuring that users are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads;
  • Recording session information;
  • Saving certain information about users of the Site and others who visit the Site; and
  • Facilitating and enhancing interaction with the Site.

SMIHA does not use cookies to retrieve information from a computer that is unrelated to SMIHA or the Site or Services.

A cookie does not collect or keep your name or other personally identifying information; however, we may link the information obtained through cookies to other personally identifiable information to give us a better understanding of your preferences, so that we can provide a more meaningful experience to you on our Site and through our Services.

“Web beacons” (also known as “single-pixel” or “clear” GIFs) include electronic images embedded in the Site or in communications sent through the Services which are invisible to users. Web beacons collect information, such as identifiers, time and date of access, and descriptions of the pages or communications in which the web beacons are embedded. The Site and communications sent through the Services may include web beacons. We may use the web beacons on the Site and in communications sent through the Services for various purposes, including by way of example to track users who have visited our Site, viewed advertisements on the Site or in communications sent through the Services, or otherwise accessed communications sent through the Services.

We may use an outside advertisement serving company to display advertisements on the Site or in communications sent through the Services. The advertisement serving company may place and collect cookies or web beacons when it displays an advertisement on the Site or through the Services. We do not have access to information that would confirm the use of cookies or web beacons by the advertisement serving company. We may also use a third-party provider to analyze data and patterns regarding usage of the Site and the communications sent through Services. This third party provider may use cookies or web beacons to collect such information.

Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You may also be able to refuse certain web beacons by adjusting the settings on your browser or email software. Please refer to your browser or email software instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

Contact Information

All inquiries concerning this Policy and the Site or Services, in general, may be sent to info@smiha.edu