Privacy Policy


The privacy of our visitors to is important to us.  At Summer and Smoke, we recognize that privacy of your personally identifiable information is important. Our policy is intended to protect your privacy and keep sensitive information safeguarded while providing you with information about how and what data we collect and how it may be used.  Our Privacy Policy covers only data collected through and not any third-parties, affiliates, or sites, without limitation, and recommend that users regularly review the privacy policies of any websites they visit.


Personally Identifiable Information.

We collect personally identifiable information (also known as PII), like names, postal addresses, email addresses, and any other information required to fulfill an obligation to the user when voluntarily submitted by a user.  For example, mailing information is required to award giveaway prizes to winners, but this information is never used or sold for any additional purpose beyond fulfilling the prize or to respond to e-mails sent voluntarily by users such as feedback, questions, and technical support.  Personally identifiable information is used solely to address your specific request and is not sold to third parties or market researchers.  We never sell your personally identifiable information (PII) to third parties.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information.

We collect non-personally identifiable information through such devices as third-party and in-house analytics, cookies, log files, and similar technologies, which may include, but is not limited to, your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the Web browser you used to visit the Site, the time you visited the Site, which Web pages you visited on the Site, and other anonymous Site usage data, and so forth.  To the extent permitted by applicable law, we reserve the right to combine the various types of data that is collected. This site may include hyperlinks to third-party content, advertising or websites. Any links to third party websites located on this site are provided for your convenience. On occasion, Summer and Smoke may receive a small commission for purchases associated with hyperlinks to third-party content or for featuring products or services.

(a) Cookies and Web Beacons.  We use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a personal device, and this can include personal preferences such as login information, disabling aspects of the website like pop-up newsletters, to serve advertisements tailored to user’s preferences, and so forth. We also use third party advertisements and sell advertising directly in-house that may leverage non-personally identifiable information and/or cookies. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, what device you’re using, what sites you may have visited previously, or what page you were just browsing.

(b) Disabling Cookies.  You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as browser add-ins, plug-ins, anti-virus software and suits, and so forth.  Disabling cookies may affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts or to leverage faster browsing through caching methods.


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