Cigars International is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The following policy outlines how we gather and use information from our customers, visitors, and guests. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy or if you would like to unsubscribe from receiving any communication from Cigars International, you may contact us at any time.
Maintaining your privacy is critical to us. We will not sell, share, or rent your information to others in any ways different from those disclosed in this Policy.
We are committed to not selling our products to anyone under the age of 21. As a part of meeting that commitment, we use a non-affiliated third party company, Veratad Technologies, LLC, to verify that you are who you say you are and to assure that you are 21 years of age or older.
How does Veratad’s Age Verification work?
Veratad’s AgeMatch Age Verification services use multiple trusted data sources containing billions of public records to return an age validation based on the personal information you submit. This service is specifically designed to validate and protect your identity while maintaining the highest level of consumer privacy when processing online transactions.
Access to the public records allows Veratad to validate the information you provide and in some cases, depending on the nature of your purchase, to present a series of multiple choice questions based on non-credit related (“out-of-wallet”) historical facts about you. These facts are obtained by instantaneously scanning billions of public records from trusted data sources containing information that would not generally be found in your wallet if lost or stolen.
Is the information I provide secure?
Absolutely. Veratad’s secure 256 bit encryption technology ensures the safe delivery of the information you provide online. In addition, Veratad DOES NOT store your sensitive personal information or share (or sell) any data with other third parties. This practice assures you that unauthorized parties cannot gain access to your sensitive personal information.
What happens if I cannot be verified by the Age Verification process?
A small percentage of shoppers may not be verifiable due to limited availability of publicly available information contained within the Age Verification databases. If this happens, we will attempt to contact you via phone and email to verify your age. To do this, we typically require a copy of your driver’s license or some other form of government issued ID that verifies your date of birth.
I live outside of the U.S. Can I be verified?
Cigars International’s use of Veratad’s Age Verification is based solely on U.S. record information and therefore verification of individuals residing outside the U.S. is un-available. Military Addresses outside of the US are acceptable. All other countries will be subject to our manual review process.
Cigars International gathers information about our customers so that you may quickly navigate our site for products of interest, place orders, and improve your experience at CigarsInternational.com
Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest level of service possible. From your first visit to our web site to the delivery of your order, we want you to be completely satisfied with the experience. By collecting information, we are able to offer you features (such as login and password information) which saves you time during the order process.
During the order process and while creating an account, you are prompted to supply us with your contact, billing, and shipping information. This information must be provided in order to complete a purchase and is used to complete your order and contact you regarding your order.
We engage third parties to perform services in connection with the operation of our business. Examples include payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, order fulfillment and shipping, marketing and promotional material distribution, web site evaluation, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. We provide your personal information to these third parties, but we authorize them to use this information only in connection with the services they perform.
If you have selected to receive our weekly email specials by supplying your email address to Cigars International, we will send you our exclusive weekly cigar deals special. If you choose to discontinue receipt of these specials, send a message to specials@CigarsInternational.com.
Additionally, we use your email address to send order confirmation emails and invoices.
You may receive printed catalogs from us. If you wish to be removed from our mailing list, contact us at any time.
Cigars International partners with companies that offer products and services we believe may be of interest to our customers. If you purchase a product from us, we may exchange your name with another company whose products and services might interest you. If you do not want to have your name exchanged, contact us at any time.
We may use the services of third parties to collect and use anonymous information about your visits to and interactions with our website through the use of technologies such as cookies to personalize advertisements for goods and services. To learn more, or to opt-out of receiving online display advertisements tailored to your interests by our third party partners, visit the Network Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/choices .
We gather and store any information you enter on our web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of key features of online shopping.
"Do Not Track" (or DNT) is a preference you can set in your browser to let the websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting certain information about you. Cigars International does not support "do not track" requests.
Cookies are used to identify how a person arrives at Cigars International. A cookie identifies you while you are at our website and keeps track of items in your shopping cart between visits. Cookies never contain credit card information. Cookies are stored locally on your computer and can only be read by CigarsInternational.com.
We may also use technologies, such as our own cookies, to provide you with personalized online display advertising tailored to your interests.
Cigars International is committed to protecting your private information. To help safeguard against unauthorized access to your personal information and to ensure that your information is used appropriately, we have put in place systems and procedures to secure the information we collect online.
We protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input. This industry standard encrypts all of your information, including credit card numbers, so that it cannot be read by others as the information is exchanged via the internet.
Additionally, it is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. If you use a shared computer, be sure to sign off and close all browsers when you are finished.