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Online Privacy Policy

Last Revised: October 22, 2018

This Online Privacy Policy applies to information that the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (“Foundation”, “we”, “us”, “our”) may obtain about you when you visit www.smokefreeworld.org (the “Site”). This Policy provides information about how we may collect information about you through the Site, how we may use and share such information, how we safeguard the information we collect, and how you may contact us regarding our privacy practices.

Information We Collect From You

In some cases, you may provide information to us directly, for example, if you fill out the Contact Us form on the Site, join our email list, register to use our online portal, or submit a proposal or an Expression of Interest. The information we collect may include personal information, which is information that identifies you individually, such as your name, e-mail address, or postal address. You also may submit information on the Site in other ways, such as by completing a survey or posting a comment publicly on the Site.

Information We Collect Automatically

In addition to information you submit through the Site, we may collect certain information using automated tools such as cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s device and can allow a website to recognize that device, record user preferences, track the pages a user clicks on while visiting the website, and identify the website visited immediately beforehand. Most web browsers accept cookies by default, but you may be able to adjust your browser settings to remove or reject cookies. Please note that blocking cookies may affect the availability and functionality of our Site and other websites. Also, disabling cookies may invalidate opt outs that use cookies to recognize devices that have opted out. The types of information we collect automatically when you visit the Site may include IP addresses, device identifiers, browser characteristics, operating system details, language preferences, referring URLs, length of visits, and pages viewed.

Information about your use of this Site and others may be collected across time, devices, and websites, and used for various purposes, including to associate different devices you use and to deliver relevant and/or retargeted content, including interest-based ads. We also may combine certain automatically-collected information with other information we obtain about you, which may include data we obtain from third parties, such as our service providers.

How We May Use Information We Obtain

We may use information we obtain about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Respond to emails, inquiries, comments, questions, or other requests for support;
  • Process your proposals and Expressions of Interest;
  • Manage your access to the online portal;
  • Send you informational notices about news and events;
  • Ensure the security and integrity of our Site;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities of visitors and users on the Site;
  • Facilitate, manage, personalize, and improve your online experience;
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal process as well our company policies;
  • Allow you to participate in the features we offer on the Site;
  • Contact you regarding your use of the Site or, in some cases, changes to our policies;
  • Prevent, investigate, identify, or take any other action with regard to any suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity or any activity that violates our policies; or
  • For any other purpose, with your consent.

We also may use the information we obtain about you in other ways, in which case we will notify you at the time of collection.

Data Analytics

We may use certain third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to help us understand and analyze how visitors use the Site. Information generated by these services (e.g., your IP address and other information related to use of the Site) 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 the Site, compiling statistical reports on the Site’s activity, and providing services relating to Site activity and other Internet usage. You may click here to learn more about Google Analytics, and you may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Google Analytics by visiting this page or downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Your web browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Like many websites, currently this Site does not respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from visitors’ web browsers.

Information We Share With Third Parties

We may share information collected through the Site with our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers who assess the functionality of our Site, conduct surveys, or perform other work on our behalf. These service providers are only permitted to use your information from the Site for the purpose(s) for which it was disclosed.

We may also share your information (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as in response to a subpoena or court order or similar government or law enforcement request for information); (2) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to protect property or safety, or in connection with the investigation of possible fraud or other illegal activity; or (3) as needed to enforce our policies.

In addition, we may share your information collected from the Site in connection with or during negotiations of any proposed or actual business transaction, such as a partnership or joint venture, or any other type of acquisition or business combination of all or any portion of our operations.

Third-Party Websites and Social Features

The Site may include links to third-party websites for your convenience and information. This Online Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites, which may have their own privacy policies or notices that you should review to understand how they may use or disclose your personal information.

This Site also may include features that are designed to permit interactions with third-party websites or services, including third-party social networks (“Social Features”). For example, you may be able to “like” or “share” content from this Site on other websites or services.

If you use Social Features on the Site, both the Foundation and the third-party services that operate those Social Features may have access to certain information about you and your use of both our Site and theirs. The information collected and stored by the third parties remains subject to those third parties’ privacy practices, including how the third parties share information with us, the types of information shared, and your choices with regard to what is visible to others on those third-party websites or services.

We are not responsible for, and make no representations regarding, the policies or business practices of any third parties, including analytics service providers and third-party services associated with the Site, and encourage you to familiarize yourself with their privacy policies and terms of use.

Information You Disclose Publicly on the Site

The Site may permit you to post or submit content publicly such as if you comment on a blog post. If you choose to submit content containing personal information to any public area of the Site, your content will be accessible by anyone, including the Foundation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, unless otherwise explicitly agreed by us, personal information publicly available is not subject to the Foundation’s usage or sharing limitations, or other obligations, under this Privacy Policy or otherwise, and may be used and shared by the Foundation and third parties to the fullest extent not prohibited by applicable law. We encourage you to exercise caution when making decisions about what you disclose in such public areas.

Data Security

We take reasonable measures designed to help protect personal information we obtain through the Site from loss, theft, misuse, or other unauthorized activity. Nevertheless, transmission via the Internet and online digital storage are not completely secure and we do not guarantee the security of your information collected through the Site.

Visitors from Outside the United States

Please be aware that information collected through the Site may be transferred to, processed, or stored in various countries, including the United States. Data protection laws in these countries may be different from the laws in your country of residence.

For users in the European Union, please refer to our Privacy Notice for European Data Subjects.

Children’s Privacy

The Site is intended for a general audience and is not directed to children under age 13. We do not intend to collect personal information from children, and if we learn that we have received information directly from a child who is under the age of 13, we will delete the information in accordance with applicable law.

Your Choices

You may unsubscribe from receiving promotional emails from us by following the instructions provided in those email communications. Please note that even if you opt out of receiving promotional communications from us, we may continue to send you non-promotional emails, such as communications regarding our ongoing relationship with you. Please allow up to ten days for us to process your unsubscribe request.

Many web browsers include options that allow users to disable existing cookies or stop accepting new cookies. You should be aware that if you disable cookies, certain features on this Site may not work properly, and disabling cookies may invalidate opt outs that rely on cookies to function.

Changes to this Online Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Online Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to check this page whenever you use the Site, to stay informed about our data practices. We will update the last revised date listed at the top of this page when we make material changes to this Policy.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us via email at privacy@smokefreeworld.org or by writing to us at:

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World
Attention: PRIVACY INQUIRY
575 5th Avenue
14th Floor
New York, NY 10017