Cookie Notice & Privacy Policy for SmokeRings™ Facebook Application and Web Service

This document is the Privacy Policy for the SmokeRings™ Facebook Application and Web Service (“SmokeRings” or “service”), owned and operated by SmokeRings™ (“SmokeRings”). It governs your use of SmokeRings through the mobile application (“app”), Facebook application and internet application (www.smokerings.me).

Please note that your use of the app, service and/or website is also governed by the Terms of Use, which is a separate document. You can read it online at the following URL: wwww.smokerings.me/?page=Terms (“Terms of Use”).

By accessing, using, downloading or installing our app/service, or by accessing our website you agree to be bound by it.

COOKIE NOTICE

Websites and some web service rely on the use of “cookies”. These are small text files stored on the end-user's computer. They include information relating to the user's visit to the website or service. For example, they might include what pages they visited, how long they spent on each pages, et cetera.

On most devices you can delete these cookies at any time, and some devices and Operating Systems might even offer you an option to disable cookies all together.

Please note that disabling the cookies might hamper your user experience, and by doing so your experience will not be optimal.

FLASH COOKIES

When you clear the cache or temporary files inside your browser, you might not be deleting all of the possible cookies on your device. Certain cookies, such as cookies put in place by flash applications/animations or modules may put cookies on the users device. In order to delete them, you might have to delete them manually, depending on your device. For more information, visit Adobe.com.

For more information about cookies, you can search the internet or read about them on Wikipedia, allaboutcookies.com, and other dedicated sites.

ABOUT THE APP

The SmokeRings app and service are intended for people of legal age, at least 18 years old, who are already smokers. IF YOU ARE NOT A SMOKER, DO NOT START. SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH. Seriously, please don't start smoking. For more information on the hazards of smoking please visit the World Health Organization website.

For those who are already smokers, there is a need to have a break during the daily routines or work every so often to smoke whatever you are legally smoking, whether it is pipe, cigarette or cigar. This app is intended to help you find other smokers in your vicinity who might join you for a quick smoking break, and thus have a co-ordinated break where you are not alone.

YOUR PRIVACY

SmokeRings respects the privacy of its users. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect, how we might use that information, with whom we might share it, when, and more. Please read it carefully.

Note that SmokeRings is not responsible for any use of information by any third party, people, companies, or other entities, their apps, products or services. Any link that might appear inside the application and/or the website leading to another website, to a different app or to any other location will not be governed by this policy. You are encouraged to check and inquire as to the details of the terms in affect at those locations. This is true for all links, such as ones provided by SmokeRings, by advertisers, by you to other users or by other users to you.

INFORMATION YOU SHARE

While using a mobile phone, computer and by accessing the internet you are automatically sharing two type of information; identifiable information, i.e. information which can be traced back to you or that you are the only provider of such information, like your name, age, exact location and more; And non-identifiable information, i.e. information which is transferred without including your personal details. The non-identifiable information could include the type of operating system you are using, the screen resolution, default language, et cetera.

A word of caution regarding the non-identifiable information – Please note that there may be practices which will enable an interested party to derive from your non-identifiable information identifiable information, such as who that information belongs to, and therefore trace it back to you. We DO NOT do this in any way, but we implore you to use caution when browsing the internet and when accessing apps through your device.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

When you register you will be required to provide some personal details. These will include your age, name, and so on.

Our mobile application uses the Facebook Connect API, so that you can access the app by signing in through your facebook credentials. To use the app, you will be required to share your “basic information”, as defined by the Facebook Connect API. This includes your name, age, and more. To learn more, click HERE ( facebook developer connect API) to read about the Facebook API.

Our app will also require you share your email when you first sign-in through Facebook. We DO NOT share this email address with any third party.

These types of information are required in order to provide you with the service. You may choose not to provide said information, but doing so will prevent the app from installing and you will not have access to the service. You may change your mind at any point in the future after agreeing to share this information and to remove the app, or uninstall it.

GEO-LOCATION

Your phone and/or computer (“device”) might send out information regarding your current whereabouts. Our app and/or service rely on your updated geographical location (“geo-location”) to provide you with the service. Your device might allow you to turn the geo-location data off, however please note that doing so will prevent us from providing you with the service.

Your geo-location might be saved in order to provide you with a better service, allow you to access your history of geo-locations, and provide you with additional features, relevant advertising and more.

When using the app/service you may manually update your whereabouts. When you share that information with other people, or post it to a service such as a social network, we have no control over who gains access to that information.

ADVERTISERS AND THIRD PARTIES SERVICES

SmokeRings uses third party services to provide some of the functionality of the service, including but not limited to the display of ads. Such third parties might collect information in order to provide their service.

The app and/or service might contain ads that link to third-party sites. You hereby warrant and represent that you acknowledge that any pressing/clicking on any of these links, or links from any other source leading to third-party sites are at your sole discretion and responsibility.

WEB BEACONS

Web Beacons is a term describing code in HTML, javascript, an image, and other mechanisms that allow third parties to receive basic information on the visitors to a website or app.

The use of web beacons has become common as they provide necessary functionality many services on the internet. As such, SmokeRings reserves the right to incorporate any type of web beacons according to this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

HOW WE USE THIS INFORMATION

We may use the information provided through the app/service to provide you with our products or services and to improve them. We may also use this information to provide you with relevant advertisements through our partners. Your information DOES NOT leave SmokeRings. Instead, we receive the ads from our partners and devise who to send them to, based on the definitions of our partners.

The information might be collected from within the app, from cookies, web beacons, and more.

We also use this information to provide you with customer service, answering reports on bugs in the service, and more. We might also use the information to research and analyze user use of the service.

Due to the fact that the internet connects people and companies from all over the globe, please be advised that your information might leave the borders of your country and get to the geographical location of other countries and jurisdictions, in order to provide you with the service. By using the service you consent to said transfer. It is the user's responsibility to make sure that this is legal in their current location.

PASSWORD AND SECURITY

SmokeRings allows you to connect to the service by using your Facebook account credentials. It is the responsibility of every user to protect their password and not share their account with another, and to abide by Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

For more information on how to keep your Facebook account and passwords safe, please review the user documentation provided by Facebook on Facebook.com.

Please note that while we take reasonable measures to ensure your information remains safe, there are forces beyond our control who might do everything in their power to override defense mechanisms and attack, in order to steal data and/or create damage.

In an event an unauthorized access which would result in the loss of data or in the theft of data, you agree to hold SmokeRings harmless from and against any claim, loss, damage, injury, liability, cost or expense (including but not limited to attorney fees) arising from your access and use of the app and/or service.

GOVERNING LAW

The governing Law shall be the Law of the State of Israel. Sole jurisdiction is hereby given to the appropriate courts of Tel Aviv District, Israel, and them alone.

If a dispute arises between you and SmokeRings, you are advised to first contact us directly. The contact details can be found at the end of this Privacy Policy, as well as at the end of the Terms of Use.

Any dispute that is not settled shall be taken to the appropriate court of the Tel Aviv district, Israel, and decided upon by the Israeli Law and it alone.

INTERNATIONAL OPERATION

The global characteristic of the internet allows users from across the globe to consume the same content at the same time. Content such as apps also travel far and wide and ignore geographical borders.

That is why it is the users responsibility to make sure BEFORE you download and use this app and or service that it is legal for you to do so in your current whereabouts. Even if you are only visiting a country, please note that it is your responsibility to make sure that you are not breaking any laws, ordinances, regulations or statues, or any other limitations that might prohibit the use of this app and /or service.

DISCLAMER

You will not cause any intentional damage to our service or any part thereof, and you will not take part in any such undertaking in any way shape or form. This includes routing traffic, DoS, DDoS, or any attack on our service and/or company.

FORCE MAJEURE

SmokeRings shall not be held liable in an event of Force Majeure for any reason, including but not limited to delay in the service, failure to provide the service. Such unforeseen circumstances may impair the users' ability to make use of the service, and might be beyond SmokeRings' control.

If required by Law, SmokeRings will abide by proper legal proceedings and might be forced to provide any information about you, including but not limited to your data.

REVIEW/CORRECTION OF YOUR DATA

If you would like to review and/or correct the data relating to you specifically, you can write to us to the email or address below. Your request will be responded to in due time. Please note that at times of large amounts of such requests coming in, delays can and should be expected.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

SmokeRings reserves the right to change, audit and revision this Privacy Policy without prior notice. Its most up-to-date version is the applicable one at any point in time. The Privacy Policy shall be available at the following URL: www.smokerings.me/?page=Privacy

CONTACT INFORMATION

You can contact us by email through the following address: contact@smokerings.me

Or by sending us mail to:

SmokeRings
P.O Box 9247
Tel Aviv
61092
Israel

LAST UPDATE

This document was last updated on December 24th, 2012