Smart Card Alliance : Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices of the Smart Card Alliance web site. Much of your use of the Smart Card Alliance site can be done anonymously. To view most of the smart card industry content provided, you don’t need to tell us who you are or provide any information about yourself. There are places that are restricted for access by members only. There are other places where we need information from you to so we can give you what you are requesting, or allow you to participate at a greater level. You can easily identify these places, because you are asked for information, or to log in, which means we use information you previously provided in exchange for issuing your log in codes. All others who are not affiliated with a member organization are referred to as “visitors” hereafter.

This document further details our policy concerning the privacy of the information members and visitors submit through one or more of the methods used for gathering this information.

If you feel that the Smart Card Alliance is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you should contact us by email at


We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person. E-mail is used to provide customer service, to provide requested information such as newsletters and articles, and to announce new Smart Card Alliance programs, services, and events. Occasionally, at the discretion of the Smart Card Alliance, we will offer third parties the opportunity to share announcements and other information to our members and customers. The Smart Card Alliance does not sell its lists to third parties in part or as a whole.


Organizations that join the Smart Card Alliance are required to submit additional information about the company and individuals in order for the organization to deliver the member services the Smart Card Alliance provides. That information is securely managed by the Smart Card Alliance and other contracted service providers. The Smart Card Alliance allows its members to manage their own personal information in the members-only database, which is available to other members only, but not to outside third parties. The Smart Card Alliance does not guarantee that the actions of other members may result in information being given out to a third party. Members can request that their contact information be deleted from the members-only database by sending an email to


Member organizations who submit individual contact information will be automatically subscribed to the newsletter and receive other Smart Card Alliance email announcements. Other visitors, whether or not they are also members of the Smart Card Alliance, may subscribe to receive this information as well. If a visitor wishes to subscribe to our electronic newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

Choice / Opt-out

Members and visitors who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or announcements from the Smart Card Alliance or our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by replying to the email with unsubscribe in the subject line or at the URL contained in the email. Also, they can send an email opt out request to

Financial Transactions

The Smart Card Alliance maintains a secure online registration site for conferences and other events. These payment transactions are processed with safeguards for our customers’ personal and financial information according to strict standards of security and confidentiality. The Smart Card Alliance is in compliance with a third party privacy and security testing requirement.

Notification of Changes

Smart Card Alliance reserves the right to change our privacy policy at any time. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our web site so our members, customers and visitors are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

This privacy policy was established and adopted on August 25, 2004 and revised October 16, 2006.