(Effective Date: 10/18/2017)
(Effective Date: 10/18/2017)
Adult Audience Only. In order to use the Site you must be 18 years of age or older. We restrict our Site and communications to individuals who have certified that:
(1) they are 18 years of age or older,
(2) they want to participate in the Site, and
(3) they understand that providing false information may constitute a violation of law.
The Site is operated for the purpose of engaging tobacco and vapor rights advocacy among adult tobacco and vapor consumers, retailers, and tobacco and vapor rights advocates, including to provide information and resources to such consumers, retailers and advocates who are interested in legislative, regulatory, or other issues related to tobacco and/or vapor products and to provide a platform for discussion to such consumers, retailers and advocates. We collect information to serve these purposes, including to provide you with the information you request, or which we feel may interest you, if you have agreed to be contacted for such purposes, to administer, operate and improve the Site, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so, to conduct analysis, to provide content that matches your preference and to administer our activation campaigns, surveys, polls, and other events related to the purpose of this Site.
Personal Information. “Personal information” is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact an individual. We collect information about you directly from you and your devices. The types of personal information we collect, include:
There are a number of ways in which you may provide us with, and consent to our collection of, certain personal information, including:
Non-Personal Information. “Non-personal information” is information that cannot be used to easily identify an individual and includes information about how you access and use our Site. We collect several types of non-personal information, including:
Others Working for Us. Sometimes it is necessary for us to share your information with third parties that perform services for us. For example, we may disclose your personal information and other information we collect to protect the security and integrity of our Site, to correct technical problems and malfunctions on our Site, to process your information, and to help us provide, improve, protect, and promote our Site and services. When we contract with other parties to help us conduct our business, we do not permit them to use or store your personal information for any purpose other than the work they are doing on our behalf or as required by law.
Other Adult Tobacco Consumers. The Site may provide you the opportunity to post comments, ideas, photos, messages and other content. When you post such content, it may be viewed by the public, including other users.
Legislators, Government Officials or Policymakers. Our Site will use a number of activation methods and tools to meet the purpose of the Site. For example, we may use a petition as a campaigning tool. If you sign a petition using your personal information, then you should be aware that some of that information may be presented to petition targets, such as legislators, government officials and/or policymakers. Likewise, if you sign up to one of our activation tools (e.g., make a phone call or send a Tweet), then we will collect information (such as your phone number or Twitter information) related to such activity.
Other Third-Parties. We may also share your information (1) if we believe that there has been a violation of our Site policies; (2) if we believe that someone may be causing injury to our rights or property, other users, or anyone else; (3) to respond to judicial process or to provide information to law enforcement agencies; (4) otherwise as required by law, treaty, regulation, subpoena, court order, or by a government entity; or (5) in the event of a liquidation, reorganization, sale, merger, consolidation, change of control, asset or stock acquisition/disposition or other corporate combination.
Making Changes to Your Personal Information. You can update or correct certain personal information associated with your account (such as mailing and email address) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opting-Out. If at any time, you wish to be removed from our contact list, you can contact us by:
Be sure to include any contact information that you want removed from our contact list, including physical addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses (if you use more than one email address, send your opt-out email from each of your email addresses).
We may not be able to correct or update personal information previously provided by us to third parties. Your option not to receive promotional and marketing material will not preclude us from corresponding with you, by email or otherwise, regarding your existing or past business relationships with us, if any (e.g., any use of our services, or responses to requests for information you pose to us either through use of the Site or by other means), and will not preclude us from accessing and viewing your personal information in the course of maintaining and improving our Site and our services.
Do Not Track Requests; Third Party Tracking. Unless your browser settings are configured to make your online activities and publicly available information about your online activities (such as traffic data described above) invisible to usage analytics tools, we do not presently have the capability to omit you from usage analytics to the extent your browser only sends us a “do not track” message and does not otherwise screen you from tracking without any action on our part. Third parties, other than our vendors (such as our Site analytics provider), do not have authorization from us to track which websites you visited prior and after visiting our Site. That said, we cannot control all third party tracking and there may be some third party tracking over time and across third-party websites that occurs without our knowledge or consent.
How You Can Protect Your Privacy When Using the Site. You understand that personal information that you post in any public areas of our Site can be read, collected, or used by other users of the Site, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. You are encouraged to exercise caution when posting personal information about yourself in public areas.
How You Can Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft. If you would like to learn more about protecting against identity theft can visit the FTC’s website for more information on how to avoid identity theft at: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0014-identity-theft.
From time to time, we may provide links to unaffiliated third-party websites. Those websites operate independently from us (and our affiliates) and may have their own privacy statements in place which we recommend you review if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned and operated by us or our affiliates, neither we nor our affiliates are responsible for their content or any use of those websites. The ability to access information of third parties from the Site, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of such third parties, their services, other websites, locations or their contents. You agree to use these links at your own risk.