Privacy policy

Welcome to Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide/Web Site. The Site is owned by Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide, LLC. Below the words "we," "us," and "our" refer to Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide, LLC. The words "you," "your" and "visitors" refer to any and all persons who use or visit any of our Site.

We understand and share your concerns about privacy, and recognize that such concerns have become even more heightened as the use of the Internet/World Wide Web expands to include an ever-increasing number of persons throughout the world. The paragraphs below are presented to explain our philosophy and practices concerning the privacy of persons using our Web site.

  • E-MAIL PRIVACY
    Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide welcomes your email! If you write to us, we do keep a copy of your correspondence for several weeks. But we do not share your address, either email or postal, with anyone without your permission! In some instances, we will use the contents (or a portion of the contents) for various features on our site. (Comments posted on our Compare Brands page are one example.) But again, without your permission, we will not provide specific identification as to the author of the comment(s).
    If you write to us for assistance about an order you have placed with a retailer that advertises with us, we will discuss your question with the retailer and may relay information you sent us - including your email address - in order to provide the assistance you requested.

    If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception. So, your communication should not include sensitive information such as your bank account, charge card, or social security number. In the rare event we would need such information to resolve an issue, we will instruct you how to contact us by telephone or secure Internet connection.
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  • NEWSLETTER PRIVACY
    We hope that you will sign up for our monthly newsletter. If you do, please be assured that Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide will not make your e-mail address available to anyone else. Although we manage and write the newsletter, it is hosted by MicroSoft Network through its bCentral.com program. We have been assured by MicroSoft Network that it does not share e-mail addresses stored in the mailing list for the Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide newsletter. We are not, however, repsonsible for any breach of privacy that is caused by the MicroSoft Network or its bCentral.com program. If you suspect that MicroSoft has released addresses on the Discount Cigarette Shopping Guide newsletter list, please write write to us at admin@discount-cigarettes.org.
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  • TRAFFIC RECORDS
    If you visit our site to browse, or to read or download information, our web server collects and stores the following:
  • the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet (for example, aol.com);
  • the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using;
  • the browser software you use and your operating system;
  • the date and time you access our site; and
  • the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

    We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful. Generally, we delete this information after one year.
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  • FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
    If you want to get information about you that may be in our records: The Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act of 1974 provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records.
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  • TRAFFIC TO LINKED SITES
    On its various pages, Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide provides several hundred links to other sites. We keep traffic records of the number of "click-throughs" to each site, but we do not track the behavior of individual users of our site.
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  • PRIVACY AT LINKED SITES
    Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide is not responsible for the behavior of sites whose links occur at our site. To find out about a specific site's philosphy and practices, you must consult its privacy policy.
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  • COOKIES
    A "cookie"is a small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive in order, for example, to collect information about your activities on the site or to make it possible for you to use an online "shopping cart" to keep track of items you wish to purchase. The cookie transmits this information back to the Web site's computer.Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide does not store cookies, but because cookies make shopping carts easier to use, most of the retailers listed at our site do use them.
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  • CHILDRENS PRIVACY
    We are concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet. We want you and your family to be safe while visiting our sites. Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 18 without requesting verifiable parental consent.
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  • SECURITY
    We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our visitors and customers.
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  • OPT-OUT
    We offer you the ability to opt-out of receiving information on updates to Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide and new services. If you have questions or concerns regarding the use of information on our Site, please contact the Site using the contact information listed in the Terms of Service.
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  • MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY
    If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.
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  • TERMS OF SERVICE
    The provisions of the privacy policy listed above for the Discount Cigarettes Shopping Guide are to be read in conjunction with the provisions of our Terms of Service.
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