Identically to the practices of other commercial websites, Whichecigarette.com makes use of a standard technology called “cookies” (see below – what are cookies) and web server logs to collect information about how the website is being used. The information collected though cookies and logs may include the time and date of your visits, the pages you viewed, the total time spent on our website and the websites visited right before and immediately after our website, and also your IP address.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie comes in the form of a very small text document, which usually includes an anonymous particular identifier. When visiting a website, it asks your computer for permission to store this cookie in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for these types of files. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only allows a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies stored on your computer but sent by other websites.
IP addresses are used by your computer each time you connect to the internet. Your IP address is a sequence of numbers separated by dots that is used by computers on the network to specifically identify your computer. These IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data generally referred to as “traffic data” in order for the data you request (when clicking a specific section of our website for instance) to be sent to you.
If you wish to communicate with us via email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your e-mail address and our replies. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, or by mail, fax and telephone.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
Generally speaking, we only use personal information for purposes of managing our business activities, providing customer service and developing other items and services for our customers and prospective customers. Whichecigarette.com will not collect personally-identifying data about you when visiting our website, unless you select to share such information with us, nor will the information ever be sold or shared with any unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, or when the law requires it to protect our legal rights.
A Special Note about Children
Children are not suitable to use our website and services and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this site only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Generally speaking, e-mail is not recognized as a secure channel of communication. For this reason, we kindly request that you do not provide personal or private information to us by e-mail. However, doing so is not forbidden, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Information about credit card data is never sent by e-mail. Whichecigarette.com may use software programs to create concise statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our website, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problematic areas. For website security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all its users, Whichecigarette.com uses software programs to monitor network traffic in order to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.