What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help our spam detection.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
The security of your personal information
IntoTheSmoke endeavors to protect user information to ensure that user account information is kept private, however, IntoTheSmoke cannot guarantee the security of Personal Information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
IntoTheSmoke uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. Any data that is stored on our servers is treated as proprietary and confidential and is not available to the public. Sensitive information, such as a credit card number, is protected through the use of encryption technology such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol, and is maintained in an encrypted database.
When you register with IntoTheSmoke the password you choose is only as effective as you make it. It is your responsibility to choose an appropriate password and to keep it confidential. You should not share this information with anyone, and you should always log out of IntoTheSmoke website or service before leaving your computer to protect against others being able to access your information. If you believe your password has been compromised in any way you should immediately change it by logging in and following the instructions.
No transmission of data over the Internet, however, is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under our control to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot completely ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. You acknowledge and assume this risk when communicating with us.
We do not share your personal data
Respecting our customers’ Personal Information is an integral part of our business. Except for the limited IntoTheSmoke related purposes described in this Statement, your personally identifiable information is not disclosed outside of IntoTheSmoke. We do not sell, rent or lease your name, billing or mailing address, e-mail address, phone number or any other personally identifiable information to others.
Some personally identifiable information that you provide to IntoTheSmoke must necessarily be disclosed outside of IntoTheSmoke in order for us to provide our services to you. For example, to ship an order we must disclose the shipping information required by the courier. IntoTheSmoke may also retain third parties to provided limited services on our behalf, such as hosting websites, programming development, transaction processing, or performing statistical analysis of our service offerings. Under certain circumstances, these third party companies may need or be given access to personally identifiable information in order to deliver their services to IntoTheSmoke. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We may access and/or disclose your personal information if we believe such action is necessary to: (a) we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law or any legal process served on IntoTheSmoke; (b) respond to authorized requests of governmental or law enforcement agencies; (c) protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of IntoTheSmoke (including the enforcement of our agreements); and/or (d) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of clients ofIntoTheSmoke services or members of the public.
Circumstances may arise when, for business purposes, IntoTheSmoke may decide to sell, merge, acquire or otherwise reorganize its business. Any such transaction may involve the disclosure and/or receipt of personally identifiable information to or from a prospective buyer, seller, merger partner, etc. For these types of transactions, IntoTheSmoke will seek appropriate protection for any personally identifiable information subject to disclosure.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Questions or concerns?