Privacy Policy is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. The purpose of this policy is to inform its users as to:

  • What kinds of information collects from users of the Service (the Service);
  • How the information is used by;
  • Whether discloses any user information to third parties; and
  • How users can access, update or delete any information collected about you by

By using the Service, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by, as outlined in this Privacy Policy. may change this policy from time to time. If so, any such changes will be posted on this page, so that may keep its users informed of its information collection practices.

What kinds of information does collect? does collect information (i.e. e-mail, name, location) about the user during the download process. does collect information on its users' Web usage ("Web Usage Information"), which remains anonymous. Cookies are only used when a prospective user arrives at a download site from a partner site. This cookie is used to greet the prospective user and keep track of them during the download process. After the user either downloads the application or leaves the site, the cookie no longer tracks any user behavior.

How is the information used by only collects information on user behavior from the downloads on this site.

Web Usage Information is used in the aggregate to determine where users are accessing annotations, and to determine which annotations users are accessing and what kind of content they find compelling. This information is used to improve the placement and content of annotations.

Web Usage Information is used in the aggregate to create reports and summaries for internal use and external sale. does not include names or e-mail addresses in such reports, as they are never collected during the download process. users may receive email correspondence from Tobacco Media Group (TMG) and its various media properties including Tobacco Business Magazine, Cigars & Leisure, Tobacco Plus Expo (TPE), Pipes & Tobacco, and Tobacconist.

Disclosure to Third Parties
Except as provided in this Privacy Policy, does not use or disclose Web Usage Information or Registration Information to any third parties. does provide such information in aggregated form to existing and potential advertisers and Annotators, and to the press. Accessing, updating or deleting any information collected about you by As no personal information is collected about users there is no facility for correcting such information.

Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the Service, or your dealings with, please contact [email protected]

Links to Other Sites
The Website contains links and references to other websites and organizations, including websites owned or operated by's advertisers and Annotators. is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites and does not share user information (other than aggregated data) with its advertisers and Annotators.

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Please read the following to understand’s views and practices regarding privacy and how they pertain to users of the Network.

Why does need my personal information?
In order to provide our Users with a more personalized, relevant and intelligent service, regularly makes improvements to the Network. The collection of personal data greatly assists in this improvement process by identifying the specific interests and needs of the many Users of the Network. Data collection also assists by allowing it to advertise its products and/or services or the products and/or services of others in a more efficient manner.

Although primary goal in collecting personal information is to deliver a customized and personalized service to Users, also uses the personal information it collects to send Users E-mail notifications of new features or information available through the Network, and other information that feels might be of interest to Users of the Network. also collects IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for system administration and troubleshooting purposes, and to report aggregate information to our webmasters and management. also collects and transfers to its appropriate partners the personal data volunteered by Users who request information or quotes for various services offered through the Network in order for such partners to provide the requested information or quotes. uses personal information for verification purposes for the provision of some of its services, such as E-mail. Lastly, users may receive news and correspondence from Tobacco Media Group (TMG), owner of, and its various media properties. Users may opt out of these E-mails at any time.

How and what information does gather or track?
Through the use of "cookies" (as described below) and online data entry, survey and registration forms, may collect and/or monitor, in aggregate and individual form, personal identifying facts or data on, among other things, the following information:

  • "Product" Information
  • "Technical" Information
  • "Reference" Information