Privacy Policy

Steel Market Update (SMU) takes your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

I. What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how SMU treats personal information that SMU collects and receives, including information related to your past use of SMU services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that SMU does not own or control, or to people that SMU does not employ or manage.

II. Information Collection and Use

SMU does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or companies except to provide services you have requested, when SMU has your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • SMU responds to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims
  • SMU believes it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the SMU Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

SMU will transfer information about you if SMU is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, SMU will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

III. Confidentiality and Security

SMU limits access to personal information about you to employees who it reasonably believes need to come into contact with that information to provide services to you or in order to do their jobs.

SMU has physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you. These measures are intended to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. While SMU will make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally obtaining this information.

We will never sell your personal information to a third party without your prior, express permission.

IV. Use of Confidential or Material Non-Public Information

Neither SMU nor any of its officers, directors, agents, or independent contractors who have access to Confidential Information or other Material Non-Public Information shall use or share that information for purposes of trading securities or for any other purpose except the conduct of SMU’s business.

V. Changes to this Privacy Policy

SMU may update or change this policy. SMU will notify you about significant changes in the way it treats personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your SMU account or by placing a prominent notice on SMU.