Privacy Policy Terms For Online Access

SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc. (referred here as “SMS”) provides this privacy policy (Policy) to explain how we collect, use and protect (or, in some cases, do not protect), your personal information as you interact with us online through the web site. SMS recognizes the importance of protecting personally identifiable information provided by users of the site, as well as for persons included in our subscriber mailing lists. The following privacy policy grows from our fundamental respect for our users’ right to privacy and will serve to guide our relationships with our users and subscribers.

SMS reserves the right to change this Policy at any time by posting a new privacy statement on our web site. You are responsible for checking periodically for changes. By accessing the site, you indicate your agreement to and acceptance of the terms of this Policy, and consent to the collection, retention and use of your personally identifiable information consistent with this Policy, as amended from time to time. If you are visiting our site from outside the United States, there may be special rules or limitations on your use of this web site.


SMS and its authorized service providers collect information about users during their registration for our various subscription lists, their participation in certain activities on our web site, their purchase of products or services through the site, and through the use of cookies. When users request pages from our server, our web server automatically collects some information about the users, including their IP addresses. These IP addresses are used by computers to send the requested pages to users.

If a user wishes to subscribe to our mailing list and/or newsletter, we collect and retain contact information such as name, e-mail and mailing address. We may also collect and retain information regarding the types of information or topics that are of interest if we are provided with that information, as well as identification of which communications our users wish to receive.


Except as disclosed to you or as otherwise described in this Policy, as may be amended from time to time, SMS will not share any personally identifiable information that subscribers or web site users provide to us with any third party for their direct marketing purposes. SMS will disclose info to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or legal processes (e.g., subpoenas). We will cooperate with law enforcement authorities. SMS may share your personal information where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction or do something that you have asked us to do.

SMS uses visitors’ IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our web site. We also use them to gather broad demographic information about our users in general. When a user visits our web site we only capture their IP address information unless they have specifically provided other personal information as noted above. IP information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. We may combine demographic information supplied by a subscriber at registration with site usage data to provide profiles, in aggregate form, about our users and their preferences in the content of the site and advertising.

Any information disclosed in public areas of the site will become public information. SMS cannot control the use of information disclosed in public forums, such as bulletin boards, news groups, or chat rooms. SMS will treat any postings by users, feedback, e-mails or suggestions to us as NON-CONFIDENTIAL and as NON-PROPRIETARY. If you choose to use your real name, it will be available to and viewable by anyone.


SMS periodically sends out e-mail and mail to our subscribers about services and products offered by SMS and our partners. SMS may work with service providers to assist with these mailings, and these service providers may have access to your personally identifiable information. Third parties will not contact our subscribers through the use of our e-mail and mailing lists except through our own e-mails or newsletters that may contain messages from our partners within the e-mail and/or mail themselves, or unless users ask to be placed on a list to receive e-mail and/or mail from our partners on subjects of interest.


To request that we remove your personally identifiable information from our database or to “opt-out” of any further e-mail or contact, send request to: SMS will make a good faith effort to comply with such written requests within thirty days of receipt of the request.

SMS is not responsible for the content or the privacy polices of web sites to which it may provide links or the web sites of its advertisers. SMS uses reasonable precautions to keep the personal information disclosed to us secure and to disclose such information only to responsible third parties. Please note that SMS makes no guarantee that information provided to us will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of firewalls or secure server software. SMS is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the site.

If SMS should ever file for bankruptcy or merge with another company, or if we should decide to buy, sell or reorganize some part or all of our business, SMS may be required to disclose your personally identifiable information to prospective or actual purchasers or receive such information from sellers. SMS intends to seek appropriate protection for information disclosed or received in these types of transactions.

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Hawai'i Government Employees Association

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