SMTA Privacy Policy

SMTA respects your privacy. If at any time you wish to remove your data from our records or get more details about what data we collect, you can:
1. contact the SMTA Director of Communications by phone (+1-952-920-7682) or email (
2. send your request via this form.

How we protect your data

Access to your data by staff, chapter officers, and 3rd party processors is regulated through a strict policy ensuring data is not used for purposes other than agreed to by the data owner. All activity on the SMTA website is encrypted and secured using the latest security practices. Any sensitive data transmitted manually, such as by fax or phone, is destroyed as soon as possible once it has been processed.

Data we collect

We store the information you submit via data collection forms when you register for membership or an event. We collect data to help us communicate with you and better understand your role in the electronics industry such as your name, basic contact information, birth year, job function, and demographics about your company.

We do not collect personal data from website visitors who do not intentionally register for membership or an event. We communicate our data policy on each contact form and require acceptance of the policy before the data can be submitted.

We collect but do not store any payment information such as credit card information, bank details, etc. If you pay for anything on our site, we store the amount of the purchase, your billing and shipping information to process the order, and a description of what you purchased. Any sensitive financial information is transmitted directly and securely to the servers of a PCI-compliant payment gateway service called

Our commitment to your personal data rights

We are committed to protect your data protection rights including: the right to delete your personal data from our records, the right to amend or rectify your personal data, the right to object to the use of your personal data, the right to restrict processing of your data, the right of access, and the right of portability of your personal data.

How to opt out of data processing by 3rd party service providers

Google Analytics (We use for improving your experience on our website)
SMTA uses Google Analytics to measure and report its traffic ; however, only aggregated, non-personal data is collected. Opt-out browser add-on: If you don’t want any data reported by Google Analytics JavaScript (for all sites, not just you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. The browser add-on is available for most modern browsers. The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services. Learn more here about the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

Constant Contact (We use for Email Communication)
You can unsubscribe using the links provided at the bottom of every email sent by SMTA via Constant Contact. Once unsubscribed, you will not receive email from SMTA via constant contact and after approximately one week we will have your email unlisted in our database.

SMTA Member Data

The member directory on-line is not intended for personal gain, to be reproduced in whole or in part, or made available for commercial purposes. The information is intended for visitors to seek the services of others by direct one-to-one contact, but not in any way to send unsolicited promotions of one's own services.

We do selectively share our membership lists with corporate members only upon request, up to twice annually in the form of mailing labels. As this contact information is delivered in print format for the purpose of sending one-time direct mail pieces, duplication or reentry into electronic format is strictly prohibited.

If you have any questions or concerns about SMTA membership lists, contact SMTA by email at or call us at 952-920-7682, and we will address the situation immediately.

SMTA Database

To request all information is removed from our system, please notify SMTA Director of Communications by phone or email of your request. The process will take approximately one week and we will confirm once complete.

Cookies and Online Privacy

Cookies are unique electronic tags that many established web sites use to gather information about their visitors. As is common practice, SMTA uses cookies to return visitors to logical pathways in logging on as members and for auto-populating forms throughout checkout processes.

The information collected by and stored in cookies is anonymous and is only used to improve your experience on our site. We do not use cookies to collect any personally identifiable information except during an on-line order. Any information that you volunteer on the site is used only for these stated purposes and is never sold.

Links to Other Sites

The SMTA Web site contains links to other sites that are not directly associated with SMTA and are not under our control. We review these sites for content and current relevance on a regular basis. However, we are not responsible for their content, and they may not share the same privacy policy as SMTA. The privacy policies stated on this page apply only to the SMTA Web site.

SMTA Headquarters
6600 City West Parkway, Suite 300
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 USA

Phone 952.920.7682
Fax 952.926.1819