Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Smoking Gun Media Inc is committed to protecting your privacy. Please read our privacy policy below to learn more.

What This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) Covers

  • This Policy explains the privacy practices of Smoking Gun Media Inc and its family of related companies including licensees (collectively, ” Smoking Gun Media Inc “) and applies to your use of Smoking Gun Media Inc products and services, including the websites that link to this policy (collectively, the “Services”).
  • This Policy covers how Smoking Gun Media Inc treats the personal information we collect and receive related to your use of our Services
  • When we refer to “personal information”, what we mean is any information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, e-mail address, credit card information, or phone number, and any other information that is not otherwise publicly available.
  • This Policy does not apply to the practices of people or companies that Smoking Gun Media Inc does not own, control, employ or manage, except where incorporated by reference within licensing arrangements with third parties.
  • Minors – You must be at least 18 years old to register or subscribe for Services Smoking Gun Media Inc because Smoking Gun Media Inc is available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law.

Information Collection

  • Smoking Gun Media Inc may collect personal information about you when you visit and use our websites, when you register or subscribe for and sign in to our Services, when you open our e-mail newsletters or use Smoking Gun Media Inc software widgets, when you visit the websites of some Smoking Gun Media Inc partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes sponsored by or in connection with Discount This. For more information on Promotions.
  • Smoking Gun Media Inc may combine the information that we collect about you with information that we obtain from business partners or other sources.
  • When you subscribe to or use our Services, we may ask you to provide information such as your name, credit card information, mailing address (including country of residence), e-mail address, telephone number, Instant Messaging address, birth year, gender, preferred airport, occupation, and other personal interests. In addition, when you subscribe to or use our Services, we collect and store your IP address. Note, you are not anonymous to us when you sign in to our Services. For more information on IP Addresses.
  • Smoking Gun Media Inc may collect information about your transactions with us and our business partners through our Services.
  • Furthermore, when you use our Services, we receive and record information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, Smoking Gun Media Inc cookie information, the type of software and hardware you are using and the Web page(s) you visit.

Sharing and Disclosing Information

  • Smoking Gun Media Inc does not rent or sell personal information about you with third parties, however, we reserve the right to share the personal information we collect about you through our Services with third parties when we have your permission or under the circumstances described below.
  • Smoking Gun Media Inc may use the data we collect about you for the following purposes:
    • To provide you with the products or services you have requested from us or through our Services;
    • To provide personal information, when required by law, in connection with security-related or law enforcement investigations, to comply with legal requirements, orders, or proceedings, to perform credit checks, report or collect debts owed, or to protect the rights or property of Discount This, our employees, our subscribers, and our Services;
    • To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Smoking Gun Media Inc Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law;
    • To customize the content and provide targeted advertising for our Services and to improve our Services;
    • To contact you with offers by Smoking Gun Media Inc and/or third parties that we think may be of interest to you;
    • To conduct research and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients;
    • We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our websites and to estimate the total number of Internet users who visit our websites from certain countries or regions of the world;
    • We may provide data to trusted partners who work on our behalf to communicate with you about offers from Smoking Gun Media Inc and our marketing partners. Note, these companies do not have any right to use or share the data for any other purposes;
    • We may transfer, share, or disclose your personal information to third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process such as a merger, acquisition, and/or a sale of all, substantially all, or part of our assets, and/or a licensing agreement with third parties. Smoking Gun Media Inc will provide you with notice before your personal information becomes subject to a different privacy policy unless the privacy policy remains tied to Smoking Gun Media Inc own practices;
    • When you enter a promotion sponsored or offered in connection with Discount This, we may contact you and share your personal information with third parties so that we may administer the promotion, for prize fulfillment, and as otherwise specified in the official rules for the promotion.
  • In order to provide our users a seamless experience, some pages on our websites may be hosted by unrelated third parties. For example, much of our Investor Relations section is powered by When you sign up for investor-related e-mail alerts, you are actually entering your information directly with so that they can provide the requested service for you on our behalf. Service Providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than for fulfilling the service(s) you request.

Cookies and Other Technologies

We use cookies and other technologies, such as Web beacons, pixel tags, and clear gifs, to personalize our Services to your preferences and to provide an automatic log-in process.

  • Smoking Gun Media Inc may use Web beacons to access Smoking Gun Media Inc cookies in connection with our Services.
    • A Web beacon is activated as part of a Web page or e-mail and allows us to count visitors to our websites and to recognize users by accessing Smoking Gun Media Inc cookies which help us personalize your experience when you use our Services.
    • Smoking Gun Media Inc also uses Web beacons to conduct research on behalf of our partners and for auditing purposes. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with partners from this research.

Your Account Information and Preferences

  • Smoking Gun Media Inc respects your right to control how your personal information is used. Smoking Gun Media Inc may give you the opportunity to request communications from vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers. For more information about these opportunities, to edit your personal information, to unsubscribe from receiving Smoking Gun Media Inc services you previously requested, update your account or to terminate your account, please visit your User Profile. Users can access their account by going to their profile page. If you have any issue accessing your profile page to update or delete your account, please use the feedback form below. We will respond to your request to delete or unsubscribe your account within 30 days.
  • We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the Smoking Gun Media Inc Services or your account, such as service announcements and administrative messages, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
  • Information about how to opt out of receiving communications to which you are currently subscribed is included in every communication we send to you.
  • If you request termination of your Smoking Gun Media Inc account, it is our practice to deactivate your account and block further e-mail deliveries to you in approximately 30 days. This delay is necessary to discourage users from engaging in fraudulent activity.

Data Transfer and Storage

  • Please note that the information Smoking Gun Media Inc collects about you may be stored on servers outside your home country – currently on servers in the United States. If you are visiting our websites from a country other than the United States or your home country, please note that the United States or other countries where we may be hosting servers may not have the same data protection laws as your country or jurisdiction. By providing your personal information to Discount This, you are consenting to: (i) the use of your personal information for the uses described in this policy; and (ii) the transfer of your personal information to a country outside your home country – currently the United States.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

  • Smoking Gun Media Inc may update this Policy from time to time. We will post any update(s) to this Policy on our websites. All update(s) will be effective immediately on posting.

If we make any material changes in the way we treat personal information, we will notify you by including a notice in an e-mail sent to the primary e-mail address in your Smoking Gun Media Inc account and/or by placing a prominent notice on our Privacy Policy Web pages and our home page.

Questions/Your Privacy Rights

  • If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties should it ever occur, or about data we may hold about you, please complete write to us at:

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