The tobaccoharmreduction.net (“THR“) website is supported by individual donors and Health Diplomats (‘’HD’’). The THR website is a repository of information to support tobacco harm reduction as a means to prevent tobacco-related disease and premature death.
It specifies why we collect it, what we do with it, and how viewers can update and manage their information.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Through your use of the tobaccoharmreduction.net website, we may collect personal and non - personal information from you, including:
We shall retain your information for as long as your information is needed to provide you with our services(including information on your confirmed areas of interest), as required to fulfil our legal obligations, or until you tell us to delete your personal information.
If you would like us to delete your personal information or request that we no longer use it to provide you with information, contact us at [email protected]
PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE COLLECT AND PROCESS INFORMATION
The information we collect about you, including any personal data, will only be used in connection with issues relating to THR, as well as to provide you with information on requested topics, and to comply with our legal obligations. We use your information to assist you, supply information you have requested, and to note your preferences in order to provide the best possible user experience.
We may use your information, including personal data relating to you, for these specific, legitimate purposes:
WHOM WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH
We only share your information (including your Email details) or relevant questions you ask with THR content developers. We also use personal information for tasks such as storing and maintaining the personal information we provide on a database to our content developers, analysing website or mobile application usage data, electronic and postal mail services, marketing services, social media services as well as calculating, managing, and reporting sales tax.
Third-party service providers may receive your personal information as necessary to perform their role. (These include designated data processors, IT infrastructure providers, telephone service providers, external auditors and offsite data storage providers etc.).
We shall ensure that approved safeguards such as the approved standard contractual clauses or the EU-US Privacy Shield are in place if any personal information is provided to third parties outside the EEA or those who will access the information from outside the EEA.
We shall disclose your personal information if required by law, regulation, or as part of a legal process. If we receive a request from a regulatory body or law enforcement agency, and if permitted under the General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR” and other laws, we may disclose certain personal information to such bodies or agencies.
We work hard to protect our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
Such persons are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or their contracts terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
While no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, we strive to protect the information submitted to us. We consider the sensitivity of the personal information we collect, process, and store and use the appropriate technology to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS
Individuals in certain countries including the EEA, have certain rights in relation to their personal data. For example, you have the right to request access to your personal information, the right to have a machine-readable copy of your data transferred to another organisation, the right to correct or update your personal information, and the right to have all your personal information deleted.
You also have the right to object to our processing activities (as summarised below).
If you have any questions or wish to exercise your rights as described above, you may contact us at [email protected]
COMPLIANCE AND COOPERATION WITH REGULATORS
We process your information for the purposes described in this policy, based on these legal grounds:
With your consent─ we ask for your agreement to process your information for specific purposes and you may withdraw your consent at any time.
When pursuing legitimate interests. We process your information for our legitimate interests while applying safeguards that protect your privacy. This means we process your information for functions such as:
If you have questions about our legal basis for processing information, you may contact us at [email protected] You can contact your local data protection authority if you have concerns regarding your rights under local law or would like to make a complaint against us.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
Our websites contain links to other harm reduction-relevant websites, social networking and mobile applications that are operated and controlled by third parties. Unless otherwise stated,
We use “cookies” and other similar technologies to help provide you with a better, more personalised user experience. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the
visitor returns. We use these technologies to help us understand and improve how visitors use our websites, including which pages and products are viewed most frequently.
We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone that is either under the permitted age for using tobacco harm reduction products, science or any related subject to other legal restrictions in their country of residence that prohibits them from viewing or submitting personal information to this site.
If you have questions about this Privacy Notice, please email us at [email protected]
As a member of the media, you will know that your words have enormous power to influence public perceptions. That is why this website is a good resource. It provides comprehensive, science-based information on tobacco harm reduction.