Information Collection & Use
In order to use this website, you must first complete the registration form. During registration you give us contact information (such as name and e-mail address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our site in which you have expressed interest.
CVM Cigars is the sole owner of the information collected on www.cvmcigars.com. CVM Cigars collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our website.
If you purchase a product or service from us, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, e-mail, and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date).
We use this information for billing purposes and to fill your orders.
If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
Surveys or Contests
From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code).
We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes, to monitor site traffic or personalize the site and to send participants an e-mail or newsletter.
We may or may not use a third party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; in the event we do use a third party, that company is prohibited from using our users’ personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We will not share the personally identifiable information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time e-mail inviting him or her to visit the site. CVM Cigars stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail and tracking the success of our referral program.
Your friend may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.cvmcigars.com/optout/ to request that we remove this information from our database.
Uses of Information
The purpose of CVM Cigars is to sell our products to consumers. We’ll only use information you share with us to process your credit card transactions, keep you up to date on product issues, and with your approval invite your friends to use our products.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We will occasionally send you information on new products, services, and promotions. You can sign up for these emails from us on our Account & Contact page.
Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out.”
We will send you strictly service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, we might send you an email.
Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them, you have the option to deactivate your account. You may opt-out of these communications. Please see “Choice and Opt-out.”
Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your username and password.
We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes.
We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and third party sources to create a “profile” of your preferences. We tie your personally identifiable information, and your purchasing history, to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the site for you.
We share your profile in aggregate form only.
Supplementation of Information
In order to provide certain services to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted to us with information from third party sources.
We use third party address verification to verify your address in order to offer the best shipping methods and lower our cost of shipping our products to you.
Enhancement of Profile Information
We purchase marketing data from third parties and add it to our existing user database, to better target our advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested. To enrich our Profiles of individual customers, we tie this information to the personally identifiable information they have provided to us.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users.
We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.
Personally identifiable information:
We Share Personally Identifiable Information Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties
We use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
We use other third parties to provide satellite TV subscriptions on our site. When you sign up for DirecTV we will share your address and billing information as necessary for the third party to provide that service.
These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form.
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication or by emailing us at email@example.com. We offer an opportunity to opt-out of certain communications on http://www.cvmcigar.com/checkoutaccount.aspx or you may contact us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will be notified when your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent/service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.
Logs are the information created and stored by the server and include such data as a visitor's IP (internet protocol) address, browser type, ISP (internet service provider), referring/exit pages, platform type, and date/time stamp. This information is used to analyze macro traffic trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. None of the information collected in this matter may be used to ascertain the personal identity of any of our visitors.
A cookie is a small data file that websites often store on your computer's hard drive when you visit their websites. A cookie may contain information (such as a unique user ID) that is used to track the pages of the websites you've visited. This information is stored in a safe and secure database.
A note to our customers using Internet Explorer 6.0
If you are shopping on cvmcigars.com using Internet Explorer 6.0 and are having difficulty accessing the website, please check your privacy settings in your browser and set them to "Medium". If you do not wish to change your privacy settings to "Medium" and you are currently using the "Medium High" or "High" settings, you may choose to override your current cookie handling practices for individual websites that you specify. Please click here for instructions. As always, you can place your order by phone at 305.740.4930.
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by CVM Cigars. Please be aware that we, CVM Cigars, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on this site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, delete or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at email@example.com or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
In the event CVM Cigars goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email and prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.