Effective October 10, 2008
We at Philip Morris USA respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Statement describes the types of information we collect on pmusa.com, how we may use that information and with whom we may share it. Our Privacy Statement also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information. We also tell you how you can reach us to update your contact information, remove your name from our mailing list, or answer any questions you may have about our online privacy practices.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Information We Collect on You
You may choose to provide information (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) on this website. Here are the ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit. We also tell you how we may use the information.
If you email us through the "Contact Us" link on this site, we ask you for information such as your name and email address so we can respond to your questions and comments. You may choose to provide additional information as well.
Email a Page
Our site allows you to email pages found on the site. If you would like to email a page, we request certain information (such as your name and email address along with the email address of the recipient). We use the information you provide only to email the page you requested.
Press E-mail Updates
If you would like to receive email updates from Philip Morris USA about press releases and other company news, we ask you to provide us with your contact information (such as your name and email address). We also ask you to certify that you are 18 years of age or older and live in the United States. We will use the information you provide to send you the communications you have requested.
Our site allows you to sign up to receive future communications and resources about subjects including youth smoking and cessation. To do so, we ask you for information (such as your name, email address and postal address) so we can provide you with the communications and resources you request.
Additionally, you may let your elected officials know your views, by contacting them and entering certain information (such as your name, address and email address) on our site. We request your contact information so we can automatically match your communications to the appropriate elected officials, assist you in registering to vote and requesting an absentee ballot, and help you contact your elected officials.
Other Information We Collect
We collect certain aggregate and non-personal information when you visit this website. Aggregate and non-personal information does not relate to a single, identifiable visitor. It tells us things such as how many users visited our site and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor this website to our visitors. We collect this information either through "cookie" technology or with "web beacons," as explained below.
The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Remember though, without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.
Certain pages on our site contain “web beacons” (also know as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.
Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about you, except as described here. We may share the information you provide with companies affiliated with Philip Morris USA. We also may share information provided by our website visitors with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are required to use or disclose the information only as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Statement.
Links to Other Sites
We may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These sites operate independently from philipmorrisusa.com. These sites may have their own privacy statements in place, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are unrelated to Philip Morris USA, we are not responsible for their content or any use of the sites.
How We Protect Your Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for this website to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the information you provide on the site.
Updates to Our Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our online information practices. We will post a prominent notice on this site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Statement and indicate at the top of the statement when it was most recently updated.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by writing us at:
Altria Client Services
P.O. Box 85088
Richmond, VA 23285