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Thank you for visiting. Contained below is the CigarsDaily.com Privacy Policy (hereafter referred to as ‘Policy’). This Policy applies to the use, by any and all persons, of our online services.

 

CigarsDaily.com Privacy Policy

CigarsDaily.com (hereafter referred to as ‘CD’) is an online service that is accessible from nearly any phone, tablet, or computer. The terms of this Policy apply to any use of our services from any device. This Policy lays out how we collect, share, and use information about you. We will also explain the options you have regarding what information we obtain.

 

What Info we collect

  1. Information about you, given by you.

 

CD or it’s service providers (further explained below) may collect information that you provide directly through the use of the website and/or third party services. As an example, CD collects information when you sign up for email notifications, create a user account, or contact us.

 

Personal information can include information that identifies you personally (i.e. name, phone number, date of birth, address). Furthermore, information about your demographic (i.e. personal preferences, age, gender, and/or recent purchases), is defined by law as “non-personal information”, and is not given the same designation as information that is outlined in the Policy.

 

CD also excludes “de-identified” information (or information where all personal indicators have been removed) from the details of this Policy. This information may be shared at our discretion, except when prohibited by law.

 

  1. Information automatically collected.

 

CD and it’s third-party providers may automatically collect some information when you access online services. This information can include IP Address, type of browser, device type, and information on how you use the services. This information is not considered personal information, and as such is not subject to the same terms of the Policy.

 

The methods that may be used on CD to collect Usage Information include:

  • Log Information: Log information is data about your use of CD, such as IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, and may be stored in log files.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: Cookies, web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”), embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, fingerprinting, device recognition technologies, in-app tracking methods and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed (“Tracking Technologies”) may be used to collect information about interactions with CD or e-mails, including information about your browsing and purchasing behavior. Here is more detail of types of Tracking Technologies:
  • Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s device, which may be session ID cookies or tracking cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate CD and expire when you close your browser. Tracking cookies remain longer and help in understanding how you use CD, and enhance your user experience. Cookies may remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time. If you use your browser’s method of blocking or removing cookies, some but not all types of cookies may be deleted and/or blocked and as a result some features and functionalities of CD may not work. A Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file which may be placed on a device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your device. HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage. Flash cookies and HTML5 cookies are locally stored on your device other than in the browser and browser settings won’t control them. To identify certain types of local shared objects on your device and adjust your settings, please visit: www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. CD may associate some or all of these types of cookies with your devices.

  • Web Beacons (“Tracking Pixels”)

Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as “Internet tags” or “clear gifs,” embedded in web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons may be used, without limitation, to count the number of visitors to CD, to monitor how users navigate CD, and to count content views.

  • Embedded Scripts

An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with CD. It is temporarily downloaded onto your computer from CD’s web server, or from a third-party with which CD works, and is active only while you are connected to the Service, and deleted or deactivated thereafter.

  • Location-identifying Technologies

GPS (global positioning systems) software, geo-filtering and other location-aware technologies locate (sometimes precisely) you, or make assumptions about your location, for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting content based on your location. If you have enabled GPS or use other location-based features on CD, your device location may be tracked.

  • Fingerprinting

Collection and analysis of information from your device, such as, without limitation, your operating system, plug-ins, system fonts, and other data, for purposes of identification and/or tracking.

  • Device Recognition Technologies

Technologies, including application of statistical probability to data sets, as well as linking a common unique identifier to different device use (e.g., Facebook ID), which attempt to recognize or make assumptions about users and devices (e.g., that a user of multiple devices is the same user or household) (“Cross-device Data”).

 

Some information about your use of CD and certain Third-Party Services may be collected using Tracking Technologies across time and services, and used by CD and third parties for purposes such as to associate different devices you use, and deliver relevant ads and/or other content to you on CD and certain Third-Party Services.

 

  1. Info obtained outside of your usage.

 

CD may obtain information about you from Third-Party services (i.e. Google Analytics). The company is not liable for any information, or the accuracy of such as is provided by Third-Party sources.

 

How we use information about you.

CD may use information about you for any purpose that does not violate this Policy, or that is not prohibited by law. These uses include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Offering specific services based on your preferences
  • Personalize your experience while using CD
  • Provide services and updates (unless requested/unsubscribed)
  • Process your registration
  • Verify your age to fulfill federal guidelines regarding your purchases.
  • CD Affiliate Marketing program
  • To comply with any legal requisition such as Arizona State Tobacco Tax Filing, warrant, court order, and or subpoena.

 

Information we share with other parties.

CD reserves the right to share non-personal information with third-parties for any reason. Personal information (hereforward referred to as PI) is protected and not shared, unless directly prescribed at such time as personal information is given by you. Non-personal information may be shared for, but is not limited to, the following reasons:

 

  • The targeting of marketing through Third-Party services.
  • You have given us permission to share your information.
  • Agents of CD to use in developing services within CD.
  • To comply with legal processes.
  • If your use has violated CD’s terms of use, and presents a legal liability.

 

Furthermore, CD reserves the right to share information during the process of merger, sale, joint venture, or any type of acquisition by another party. During such an event, the other party would receive any and all information through the binds of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

 

Contests, Giveaways, and Promotions

CD may offer opportunities to receive services as the result of participating in contests, giveaways, and/or promotions. These opportunities may include Third-Parties. And for that reason, personal information may be shared as the result of being involved in such opportunities.

 

INFORMATION YOU SHARE PUBLICLY OR TO OTHERS.

CD may permit you to post or submit User Generated Content (UGC) including, without limitation, written content, user profiles, audio or visual recordings, computer graphics, pictures, data, or other content, including Personal Information. If you choose to submit UGC to any public area of CD, your UGC will be considered “public” and will be accessible by anyone, including CD. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, unless otherwise explicitly agreed by us, Personal Information included in UGC is not subject to CD’s usage or sharing limitations, or other obligations, regarding Company-Collected PI or other Personal Information under this Privacy Policy or otherwise, and may be used and shared by CD and third parties to the fullest extent not prohibited by applicable law. CD encourages you to exercise caution when making decisions about what you disclose in such public areas. Although it is required to be twenty-one (21) years of age or older to use CD, California minors who have improperly accessed CD should know we reserve the right to contest or remove UGC they have posted on any of CD’s spaces (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, etc).

Additionally, CD may offer you the option to send a communication to a friend. If so, CD relies on you to only send to people who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age and who have given you permission to do so. The friend’s Personal Information you provide (e.g., name, e-mail address) will be used to facilitate the communication, but not used by CD for any other marketing purpose unless Company obtains consent from that person. Your contact information and message may be included in the communication.

 

THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, THIRD-PARTY SERVICES, SOCIAL FEATURES, ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS.

CD may include hyperlinks to, or include on or in connection with, CD (e.g., apps and plug-ins), websites, locations, platforms, applications or services operated by third parties (“Third-Party Service(s)”). These Third-Party Services may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other Tracking Technology to independently collect information about you and may solicit Personal Information from you.

Certain functionalities on CD permit interactions that you initiate between CD and certain Third-Party Services, such as third-party social networks (“Social Features”). Examples of Social Features include: enabling you to send content such as contacts and photos between the Service and a Third-Party Service; “liking” or “sharing” CD’s content; logging in to CD using your Third-Party Service account (e.g., using Facebook Connect to sign-in to the Service); and to otherwise connect CD to a Third-Party Service (e.g., to pull or push information to or from the Service). If you use Social Features, and potentially other Third-Party Services, information you post or provide access to may be publicly displayed on CD or by the Third-Party Service that you use. Similarly, if you post information on a third-party service that references CD (e.g., by using a hashtag associated with CD or other Company Affiliates in a tweet or status update), your post may be used on or in connection with CD or otherwise by CD and CD Affiliates. Also, both CD and the third-party may have access to certain information about you and your use of CD and any Third-Party Service.

CD may engage and work with Service Providers and other third parties to serve advertisements on CD and/or on third-party services. Some of these ads may be tailored to your interest based on your browsing of CD and elsewhere on the internet, sometimes referred to as “interest-based advertising” and “online behavioral advertising” (“Interest-based Advertising”), which may include sending you an ad on a third-party service after you have left CD (i.e., “retargeting”).

CD may use Google Analytics or other Service Providers for analytics services. These analytics services may use cookies and other Tracking Technologies to help CD analyze Service users and how they use CD. Information generated by these services (e.g., your IP address and other Usage Information) may be transmitted to and stored by these Service Providers on servers in the U.S. (or elsewhere) and these Service Providers may use this information for purposes such as evaluating your use of CD, compiling statistic reports on CD’s activity, and providing other services relating to CD activity and other Internet usage.

Except to the extent we combine information we receive from Service Providers, Third-Party Services, or other third parties with Company-Collected PI, in which case CD will treat the combined information as Company-Collected PI under this Privacy Policy, data obtained by CD from a third-party, even in association with CD, is not subject to CD’s limitations regarding Company-Collected PI under this Privacy Policy, however such data remains subject to any restrictions imposed on CD by the third-party, if any. Otherwise, the information collected, stored, and shared by third parties remains subject to their privacy policies and practices, including whether they continue to share information with CD, the types of information shared, and your choices on what is visible to others on Third-Party Services.

CD is not responsible for and makes no representations regarding the policies or business practices of any third parties, including, without limitation, analytics Service Providers and Third-Party Services associated with CD, and encourages you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use.

 

DATA SECURITY AND MONITORING.

CD takes reasonable measures to protect Company-Collected PI (excluding public UGC) from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet and online digital storage are not completely secure and CD cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through the CD.

To help protect you and others, CD and its Service Providers may (but make no commitment to) monitor use of the Service, and may collect and use related information including Company-Collected PI and other Personal Information for all purposes not prohibited by applicable law or inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, including, without limitation, to identify fraudulent activities and transactions; prevent abuse of and investigate and/or seek prosecution for any potential threats to or misuse of CD; ensure compliance with this Privacy Policy; investigate violations of or enforce these agreements; and otherwise to protect the rights and property of CD, Company Affiliates, third parties, and other users. Monitoring may result in the collection, recording, and analysis of online activity or communications through our Service. If you do not consent to these conditions, you must discontinue your use of CD.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER.

CD is based in the U.S. and the information CD and its Service Providers collect is governed by U.S. law. If you are accessing CD from outside of the U.S., please be aware that information collected through CD may be transferred to, processed, stored, and used in the U.S. Data protection laws in the U.S. may be different from those of your country of residence. Your use of CD or provision of any information therefore constitutes your consent to the transfer to and from, processing, usage, sharing, and storage of your information, including Personal Information, in the U.S. as set forth in this Privacy Policy.  

 

ACCESSING AND CHANGING INFORMATION.

CD may provide web pages or other mechanisms allowing you to delete, correct, or update some of the Company-Collected PI, and potentially certain other information about you (e.g., account information). For instance, you can make changes to your account information by updating or modifying your online account information via the “My Account” link provided at the top of each page. CD will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in CD’s then-active databases as soon as practicable, but it is not always possible to completely change, remove or delete all of your information or public postings from CD’s databases and residual and/or cached data may remain archived thereafter. Further, we reserve the right to retain data (a) as required by applicable law; and (b) for so long as reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the data is retained except to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

CHOICES: TRACKING AND COMMUNICATIONS OPTIONS.

  1. Tracking Technologies Generally.

Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately. Also, tools from commercial browsers may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies (also known as locally shared objects), HTML5 cookies, or other Tracking Technologies. For information on disabling Flash cookies, go to Adobe’s website http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-third-party-local-shared.html. Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies, some parts of the Service may not work and that when you revisit CD your ability to limit browser-based Tracking Technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.

  1. Analytics and Advertising Tracking Technologies.

You may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You may choose whether to receive some Interest-based Advertising by submitting opt-outs. Some of the advertisers and Service Providers that perform advertising-related services for us and third parties may participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. To learn more about how you can exercise certain choices regarding Interest-based Advertising, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, and http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices for information on the DAA’s opt-out program for mobile apps. Some of these companies may also be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To learn more about the NAI and your opt-out options for their members, seehttp://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Please be aware that, even if you are able to opt out of certain kinds of Interest-based Advertising, you may continue to receive other types of ads. Opting out only means that those selected members should no longer deliver certain Interest-based Advertising to you, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads (e.g., from other ad networks). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit these opt-out webpages, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use of a different device or web browsers or use a non-browser-based method of access (e.g., mobile app), your NAI / DAA browser-based opt-out may not, or may no longer, be effective. CD supports the ad industry’s 2009 Self-regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (http://www.iab.net/media/file/ven-principles-07-01-09.pdf) and expects that ad networks CD directly engages to serve you Interest-based Advertising will do so as well, though CD cannot guaranty their compliance. CD is not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.

  1. Communications.

You can opt out of receiving certain promotional communications from CD at any time for promotional e-mails by following the instructions provided in e-mails to click on the unsubscribe link. Please note that your opt-out is limited to the e-mail address used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions. If you opt-out of only certain communications, other subscription communications may continue. Even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications, CD may, subject to applicable law, continue to send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, or CD’s ongoing business relations.

 

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS.

CD provides California residents with the option to opt-in to sharing of “personal information” as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (“Shine the Light law”) with third parties, other than Company Affiliates, for such third parties own direct marketing purposes. We do not share personal information with non-Affiliate third parties for their direct marketing purposes absent your consent. If you are a California resident, you may request information about our compliance with the Shine the Light law and/or withdraw previously given consent to sharing with non-Affiliate third parties for their direct marketing purposes by contacting us by e-mail at hello@cigarsdaily.com or by sending a letter to 15677 N Cave Creek Rd, PHX, AZ 85032 (Attn: Legal Department). Any such request must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that we are only required to respond to one information request per customer each year, but you can withdraw a previously given consent at any time. We are not required to respond to requests made by means other than through this e-mail address or mail address.

Although users are required to be twenty-one (21) years of age of older to use the Service, as required by California law, if any California residents under the age of eighteen (18) have improperly registered to use the Service, and posted content or information on the Service, they can request removal by contacting us by e-mail at hello@cigarsdaily.com, detailing where the content or information is posted and attesting that they posted it. CD will then make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it so the minor cannot be individually identified to the extent required by applicable law and to terminate the unauthorized account. This removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive removal. For instance, third parties may have republished or archived content by search engines and others that CD does not control.

  1. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy prospectively effective upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy and your use of our Service indicates your consent to the privacy policy posted at the time of use. However, we will not use your previously collected Company-Collected PI, to the extent it is not collected under the new privacy policy, in a manner materially different than represented at the time it was collected without your consent. To the extent any provision of this Privacy Policy is found by a competent tribunal to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be severed to the extent necessary for the remainder to be valid and enforceable.

 

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