The Daily Caller (THE DC or we) is the owner and operator of smokeroom.com (the Website), a comprehensive news website providing original reporting, updated links to the latest news, analysis of current events, satire, research on current policy issues, columns from thought leaders, and other content. We may also offer smokeroom.com mobile applications Applications).
We are operated entirely within the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that any information including personal data that we collect about you will be transferred to and processed in the United States. You hereby consent to these transfers.
I. WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
A. Personally Identifiable Information We Collect From and About You
Information We Collect Directly From You: THE DC may collect certain types of personally identifiable information that is, information that can identify an individual directly from you, including but not limited to:
We may collect some or all of this information if you:
Information We Collect About You From Third Parties:
You log in to post comments or share articles via your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Disqus, or other third-party account (collectively, third party accounts). In the future, we may permit additional login methods.
When you log-in using via your third party account, you must grant us permission to access certain information from these third-party accounts, which will vary based on the third party account. For example, if you log on through Facebook, we will request your basic information (name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information that you make public). We also may obtain your email address, birthdate, location, and news activity.
Before you log in through the particular site, you will be presented with the list of permissions, and you may cancel your log on if you do not want to proceed.
B. Information Collected Automatically When Using Our Services
THE DC and our third party service providers collect information automatically through the use of electronic tools such as web beacons, cookies, Flash, clickstream data, and other automated devices that are deployed on the Website and our Application. We and our third party service providers may collect the following information about your use of our Website via these technologies: your IP address; your browser type and operating system; web pages you view; links you click; your interaction with our Website; length of time you are logged into our Website; and websites visited before our Website. If you download and use our Application, we will collect the above-listed information; we also will collect your device ID, mobile carrier, device manufacturer, phone number, and type of device. This information may be associated with your username and may be combined with other information, including personally identifiable information, that we collect about you.
Web Beacons: A web beacon is a type of picture file used on the Internet. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to help monitor traffic at smokeroom.com and understand the ways in which users interact with content on the Website. Among other uses, we may use web beacons to count visitors to our Website and Application or to monitor how our users navigate our Website and Application. We may include web beacons in email messages to count how many of the messages that we sent were opened, acted upon, and forwarded. We use web beacons to compile aggregate statistics about our Services and our marketing campaigns.
ClickStream Data: THE DC uses third-party software to analyze the Web pages that your computer visits while using our Services. This information, called â€œclickstream data, is associated with your computerâ€™s Internet protocol (IP) address and/or device ID, and includes other information such as the type of browser your computer/device uses to access the Internet. We collect clickstream data to optimize search engine results and may also use clickstream data to analyze which portions of our Website draw the most traffic so we can improve performance of our Services. This clickstream data may be shared with third party advertisers and marketing companies.
Local Storage Objects: We and our third party service providers may use Flash Local Storage Objects Flash LSOs) to store your Website and Application preferences, to personalize your visit or to display content based upon what you view on our Website and Application. Flash LSOs are different from browser cookies because of the amount and type of data stored. In addition, you cannot control, delete or disable the acceptance of Flash LSOs through your browser. For more information on Flash LSOs, or to learn how to manage your settings for Flash cookies, go to the Adobe Flash Player Help Page, choose â€œGlobal Storage Settings Panel and follow the instructions. To see the Flash LSOs currently on your computer, choose â€œWebsite Storage Settings Panel and follow the instructions to review and, if you choose, to delete any specific Flash LSO.
Analytics: We and our third party service providers conduct analytics of our Services to help us track and understand how visitors use our Services, using the technologies described in this section. For example, we use a variety of third party web analytics, to help us improve the performance and user experience of our Website and Application.
II. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
We use your information, including the personally identifiable information that we collect about you (collectively, information), for various reasons, including:
III. WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
THE DC may share personally identifiable information with others, such as:
we believe in good faith that the law requires it;
we deem it necessary or appropriate to provide such information; or
to otherwise protect our rights, other persons, or other users of our Services.
Another entity, in the course of a sale to or merger of all or a part of our business with another entity;
IV. HOW CAN YOU MAKE CHOICES ABOUT THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
You can always choose not to submit any personally identifiable information to THE DC.
If you do not wish to receive promotional communications from THE DC, you can unsubscribe to our promotional e-mails. We will include an opt-out link or reply address in each such e-mail. Please allow us up to 10 business days to process your request. After unsubscribing, you may still receive messages about the status of your account, to resolve technical issues, to confirm a new registration with us, and for other customer services purposes.
If you have any questions about what we do with your personally identifiable information, please send an e-mail to [email protected]
You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks. The website http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp provides information regarding this practice by Network Advertising Initiative NAI) members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to â€œopt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI members.
You also may contact the Digital Advertising Alliance at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ for information about opting out of targeted advertising and your choices regarding having information used by About Ads member companies, including how to â€œopt-out of third-party ad networks operated by About Ads members. Opting out of one or more NAI members or DAI members (many of which will be the same) only means that those members no longer will deliver targeted content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content or ads on our Website or other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing. Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you visit this opt-out page, or you subsequently erase your cookies, use a different computer or change web browsers, your NAI or DAI opt-out may no longer, be effective. Additional information is available on NAIâ€™s and DAIâ€™s websites accessible by the above links.
VI. LINKS TO OTHER (THIRD PARTY) WEBSITES
VII. HOW DO WE SECURE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of the personally identifiable information we collect, we have implemented physical, electronic, and administrative procedures. These measures are based on commercially reasonable standards that similar companies use.
NO DATA TRANSMITTED OVER THE INTERNET, HOWEVER, CAN BE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% SECURE AT ALL TIMES. Although we have implemented security measures to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of such information.
This Website is not directed to children. THE DC does not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from or about children under 13, except as permitted by law. If we discover that we have received any personally identifiable information from a child under 13, we will delete such information from our servers and records promptly.
X. SPECIAL NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA CONSUMERS
California residents may request a list of all third parties to which The DC has disclosed certain personally identifiable information about you for marketing purposes. You may make one request per calendar year. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for your response. You may request this information in writing by contacting us at: [email protected] or Privacy Request, The Daily Caller, 1050 17th St NW Suite 900, Washington D.C. 20036.
XII. HOW TO CONTACT US
The Daily Caller
1920 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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