Updated May 27, 2020
Who We Are
CigarScore.com, CigarScore TV, and the CigarScore brand is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DwizzyWid Media, LLC, which owns this site.
Our mailing address is DwizzyWid Media, LLC, PO Box 442, Midlothian, Texas 76065.
Our website address is https://www.cigarscore.com.
What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It
To deliver a more personal experience on this site, we do collect some personal information. We use software that’s publicly available to deliver the most relevant information possible whenever we can. Our goal is to give you the best experience possible when browsing or buying on cigarscore.com.
Some of the information we might collect from you is your first and last name, phone number, mailing address, and sometimes your IP address for security. However, we typically don’t ask for or retain your mailing address unless we’re sending you something in the mail after you purchase a product, and we only log your IP address for security reasons pertaining to your username and password if you log in.
We collect this information via technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds.
In addition to contact forms, we use surveys and questionnaires to better understand our users. By answering a survey or questionnaire or otherwise completing any form on CigarScore.com, you consent for us to collect your user data. We only use this information for good, we promise! We collect and use data tied to your account which is tied to an email address. This data allows us to better understand our users and to deliver a customized experience where we can. We do not share your user data with anyone.
If/when you 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 spam detection.
You can delete your comments at any time.
If you upload images to the website (for example, for a testimonial) you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you fill out a contact form or fill out an application, we might also collect some additional information form you.
In addition to the fields into which you input your information or other data, we might collect your IP address for geolocation. We do this mostly to know what country or part of the world our traffic is coming from. This does not tell us your home address. Any IP address or geolocation information is tied only to the information you submitted on the form, not to a particular username or anything else. We keep the information in these forms indefinitely.
We do use IP addresses or geolocation information for marketing purposes. We may use the information you send us via contact forms for marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.
Like many other Web sites, CigarScore.com makes use of log files. These files merely log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
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.
You can always clear the cookies of your browser in the settings area of your browser.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles and/or blog posts 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.
An example of this would be YouTube videos found on this site that might show related or relevant content after the video has finished.
We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about how you use this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.
Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.
We use tracking code from these and other 3rd party sources to help us track visitors to our site, follow traffic sources and patterns, and to see if our ads are working. We also use this tracking data so we can advertise to you after you’ve left our site.
DoubleClick DART Cookie
→ Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our site’s visitors based upon their visit to CigarScore.com and other sites on the Internet.
Our Advertising Partners
CigarScore.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third-Party Privacy Policies
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?
Who We Share Your Data With
How long we retain your data
Unless otherwise stated, we retain the data you give us indefinitely. As long as you have an active profile on our site, we keep your information. You can delete your account at any time.
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 who 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.
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children to observe, participate in and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
CigarScore.com does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that CigarScore.com has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.
DwizzyWid Media, LLC (“DwizzyWid Media”) respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. It is DwizzyWid Media’s policy, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are repeatedly charged with infringing the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, DwizzyWid Media will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed using the DwizzyWid Media website (the “Site”) that are reported to DwizzyWid Media’s Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the Site by completing the following DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement (“Notice”) and delivering it to DwizzyWid Media’s Designated Copyright Agent. Upon receipt of the Notice as described below, DwizzyWid Media will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged material from the Site. If DwizzyWid Media removes or disables access to content in response to a Notice, we may notify the user with details about the Notice so that they can submit a counter-notice. DwizzyWid Media may also send a complete copy of the Notice to users where appropriate.
THIS BLOG or any site owned and operated by DwizzyWid Media, LLC, claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog are copyright to its respectful owners. If there is an image appearing on this blog that belongs to you and do not wish for it to appear on this site, please E-mail with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.
We use website tracking code from our email marketing software, ActiveCampaign. This code allows us to see what pages you’ve visited on our site. We only have access to this information after you’ve opted in to receive emails from us. You can request your account and all of the information we have on you to be deleted at any time.
We use this tracking code to follow your behavior on our site. Using this information, we can send you relevant emails based on what you view.
How we protect your data
To protect your data, we’ve restricted access to the owners of this website. We use two-factor authentication to restrict access and prevent anyone other than an administrator from accessing your data.
What this means is that any time someone tries to log into the site as an administrator, in addition to their username and password, they’re also required to input a 6 digit number provided by a secured and approved device. These 6 digit numbers reset every 30 seconds. If the code you enter doesn’t match the code provided by the secured app, login access is denied. It’s pretty cool.