Tobacco Company's Youth Smoking Prevention Program has
a policy to respect and protect the privacy of its users.
information from you and how we may use it. Using the
Internet should be a fun experience and we want to help
make it so.
The information you provide to us will never be disclosed
to third parties. There may be instances where we will
request personal information, such as your name, e-mail
address and birth date. For example, we may seek your
personal information when you request information about
our program, enter a contest or send one of our customized
cards to a friend. We collect this information only
for complying with your requests, fulfilling prizes
and/or tracking/verifying compliance with federal, state,
and local laws.
In the event we do collect your personal information,
we will disclose our intended use at the time such information
is requested, and will provide a means for you to opt
out of receiving communications from us about new information
relating to the youth smoking prevention program.
We may disclose user information in special cases when
we have reason to believe that disclosing this information
is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action
against someone who may be causing injury to or interfering
with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights
or property, other users, or anyone else that could
be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose user
information when we believe in good faith that the law
POLICY FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE
We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online
with their children and to participate in the activities
offered on this Web site. Participation in our contests
or promotions by any guests under 18 years of age requires
written consent by a parent or legal guardian. All prizes
will be awarded to the parent or guardian of the entrant.
USE OF IP ADDRESSES
An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned
to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web
servers -- the big computers that "serve up"
Web pages -- automatically identify your computer by
its IP address.
We may collect IP addresses for the purposes of system
administration, to report aggregate information to our
promotional partners, or to audit the use of our site.
When guests request pages from the Web site, our servers
log the guests' IP addresses. We do not normally link
IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which
means that a user's session will be logged, but the
user remains anonymous. We can and will use IP addresses
to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce
compliance with our terms of service or to protect our
service, site, customers, or others.
What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information
that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive
for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing
easier for you by saving your preferences while you're
at our site. We never save passwords or credit card
standard -- you'll find them at most major Web sites.
By showing how and when guests use a site, cookies may
help us see which areas are popular and which are not.
Many improvements and updates to the site are based
on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
This information is most easily tracked with cookies.
We may use the information from cookies to provide services
better tailored to our users needs.
We have two primary uses for cookies. First, we may
use them to specify unique preferences. This way you
don't have to tell us over and over again about the
kinds of information you want to see. Secondly, we use
cookies to track user trends and patterns. This helps
us better understand and improve areas of the Web site
that our users find valuable. While both of these activities
depend on the use of a cookie, visitors to our Web site
always have the option of disabling cookies via their
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.
You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or
indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some
parts of the Web site will not function properly or
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
We may provide links to other Web sites. We do not have
control over these Web sites, the information collected
on these Web sites or the manner in which such information
linked Web site to learn how your personal information
will be collected and used by these sites. We assume
no responsibility for the collection and use of your
Personally Identifiable Information disclosed by you
to, or gathered by, any linked Web site.
Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal
information online that information can be collected
and used by people you don't know. While we strive to
protect our users' personal information and privacy,
we cannot guarantee the security of any information
you disclose online and you do so at your own risk.
Our policy does not extend to anything that is inherent
in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond
our control, and is not to be applied in any manner
contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation.
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Personally Identifiable Information (sometimes "PPI")
is information about you, such as but not limited to
your name, address, city, state, zip code and e-mail
address. There may be instances when we request such
information, for example, when you request information
about our program(s) or when your request requires your
personal information (for example, but not limited to,
participation in our programs and/or promotions such
as contests, newsletters, sweepstakes, or sending one
of our customized cards to a child or friend or when
you contact us by email). We collect this information
only for complying with your requests, fulfilling prizes,
responding to you, and/or tracking/verifying compliance
with federal and state laws as they are currently and
generally interpreted and enforced. This information
may be shared with third parties who help us create,
run, and administer our Web site and our programs. Before
we share the information, however, those third parties
will have to agree to hold and maintain the information
Your Personally Identifiable Information will not be
shared with third parties whose purpose is to market
or sell goods or services to you. We, however, may share
aggregate information about our Web site visitors, for
example, with our promotional partners.
We may disclose PII in special cases when we have reasonable
reason to believe that disclosing this information is
necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action
against, someone who may be causing injury to, or interfering
with (either intentionally or unintentionally), our
rights or property, other users, or anyone else that
could be harmed by such activities. We may also disclose
user PII when we believe in good faith that the law
requires it for example, but not limited to, requests
from legal authorities, subpoenas and the law requiring
that winners in games of chance promotions be reported
to some states (New York and Florida) or if there is
a reasonable belief that someone is in danger.
HOW TO CONTACT US
If you have questions or concerns regarding this Web
site's privacy statement, you should contact the company
as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
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