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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. WHEN YOU USE OUR WEBSITE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

 

GRINDHOUSE GRINDERS PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy will apply to the website that you are visiting, GrindhouseGrinders.com (the "Website"), which is owned by AFG Distribution. (hereinafter "GHG").

GHG respects the privacy rights of our online visitors and recognizes the importance of protecting the information collected from you. We have adopted this Privacy Policy that guides how we collect, store and use the information you provide online. Please note that this policy applies only to sites maintained by GHG, and not to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we acquire other than from you online.

This site has been designed to comply with the laws of the United States. If any material on this site, or your use of this site, is contrary to the laws of the place where you are when you access it, this site is not intended for you, and we ask you not to use this site. We recognize that it is possible for you to obtain access to this site from any jurisdiction in the world, but we have no practical ability to prevent such access. By using the Website, regardless of where you live in the world, you consent to have any personal information you provide transferred to and processed in the United States, and allow us to collect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact GHG using the "Contact Us" link on the footer of the page.

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

Use of Contact Information: Our primary goal in collecting personally identifiable information is (1) to provide you content, offers, and advertising by direct mail, email, and/or in other ways; (2) to monitor and conduct reviews of our products and offers; (3) to help us improve and develop products; (4) to send you administrative and/or legislative-related communications; and (5) to otherwise contact you related to any of these reasons or at your request.

If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such information or communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications.

Information Collected Upon Registration

Contact List: When you request to be added to our brand contact list, we may ask you to provide personal information, such as your full name, user name, password, address, date of birth, email address, marital status, gender, telephone number and other information that you decide to provide us with, or that you decide to include in your profile. We may also work with third parties to supplement the information you provide with other data so that we may customize our offers to you.

Age and Identity Verification: If you elect to sign up to our brand contact list, for age and identification purposes, we may collect, and work with third parties to confirm your age and identity by using, your name, address, and date of birth.

Nonpersonal Aggregate Data/ Log Data: When you visit the Website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website as Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type or the domain from which you are visiting, the websites you visit, the search terms you use, and any advertisements on which you click. For most users accessing the Internet from an internet service provider the IP address will be different every time you log on. We use Log Data to monitor the use of the Website and of our service, and for the Website's technical administration.

Your Account: If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. GHG reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.

Cookies: We use cookies and other technologies to passively collect demographic information, personalize your experience on our site and monitor advertisements and other activities. Cookies are small files downloaded to your computer to track movements within web sites. Cookies may enhance and personalize your online experience by helping you find the information you want.

For example, we may use cookies to tell us whether you've visited us before or if you're a new visitor, to enable you to use certain website features, and to monitor and maintain information about your use of our websites. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to delete existing cookies. However some areas of our sites will not function properly if you do so. Please note that this privacy policy covers the use of cookies by GHG only and does not cover the use of cookies by any third parties.

Other Technologies: Other technologies used include clear GIFs. Clear GIFs also known as web bugs, beacons or tags, are small graphic images placed on a web page, web-based document, or in an e-mail message. Clear GIFs are invisible to the user because they are typically very small (only 1-by-1 pixel) and the same color as the background of the web page, document or e-mail message. Clear GIFs help us analyze our customers' online behavior and measure the effectiveness of our websites and email communications. We work with certain service providers that help us track, collect, and analyze this information. Clear GIFs on our websites may be used to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the features you use, the links you click, and other actions you take in connection with the websites. This information may include your computer's IP address, your browser type, your Internet service provider (ISP), your operating system, date and time information, and other technical information about your computer. Clear GIFs in our emails may be used to track your interactions with those messages, such as when you receive, open, forward, or click a link in an email message from us.

We may also combine the information we collect from cookies and Clear GIFs with other information that we have collected from you. This information may be used for purposes of improving our websites, personalizing your online experience, tailoring our communications with you, and determining the effectiveness of our advertising.

Third Party Websites: From time to time, we may provide links to third party websites. These websites operate independently from GHG, and may have their own privacy statements in place, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are unrelated to GHG, we are not responsible for their content or any use of the websites.


How We Protect Personal Information
We use standard security measures on this website to help protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction of the personal information you provide on this website. However, the Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our sites will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet.

We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, database storage and management, and general marketing and advertising, direct marketing campaigns and product development, distribution and sales. We will share your personally identifiable information with these third parties and parties they may engage to support their efforts, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.

Controlling "Spam" or Unsolicited Email: GHG is concerned about controlling unsolicited commercial email, or spam. We are against the use of spam and will not sell, lease, or rent our email lists to third parties.

Law Enforcement: GHG cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of GHG or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

Business Transfers: GHG may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if the new entity's planned processing of your information differs materially from that set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights: If you reside in California, you have the right to ask us one time each year if we have shared personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make a request, please send us an email as provided below.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy: This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect the changes in our information practices. If there are material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post a prominent notice on our websites and indicate at the top of the policy when it was most recently updated, and/or provide other appropriate notice to you.

How to Contact Us: If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like us to update information we have about you, please contact us by sending us an email after clicking on the "Contact Us" link on the footer of the page.



TOBACCO SALES POLICY
Employee Acknowledgement of Company Policy

Our Company has a youth access to tobacco policy that is designed to prohibit the sale of tobacco and tobacco-related products to customers under the legal age. Our Company requires all store-level employees involved in customer transactions to comply with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations and applicable state and local laws governing the prevention of tobacco sales to minors.

Employees must adhere to FDA Regulations , including:
• Do not sell cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or roll-your-own tobacco to anyone younger than 18 years old.**
• Check proof of age for anyone under 27 years old by verifying that any person buying cigarettes or smokeless tobacco is at least 18 years old** by means of photo- graphic identification (photo ID) containing the bearer’s date of birth.
• Sell cigarettes, smokeless tobacco or roll-your-own tobacco only in a direct face-to-face exchange between you and your customer. Vending machines and self-service displays are prohibited except in places where nobody under 18 is allowed to enter.
• Do not sell single cigarettes ("loosies") or break open packs of 20 cigarettes to sell them in quantities of less than 20 cigarettes OR sell any quantity of smokeless tobacco that is smaller than the smallest package distributed by the manufacturer for individual consumer use.
**Minimum age for tobacco customers is 18 years old (or 19 years old in AL, AK, NJ & UT or where local laws may be higher than 18 years old).

Our Company further agrees to comply with FDA Regulations that require retailers to:
• Remove any promotional items in the retail environment that violate the regulations, such as self-service displays and certain advertising and labeling.
• Not sell cigarettes with fruit or candy characterizing flavors.

Adhere to FDA Regulations that:
• Prohibit free samples of cigarettes and limit distribution of smokeless tobacco products.
• Prohibit tobacco brand name sponsorship of any athletic, musical, or other social or cultural event, or any team or entry in those events.
• Prohibit gifts or other items in exchange for buying cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products.
• Require that audio ads use only words with no music or sound effects.
• Prohibits the sale or give away of items, such as hats, t-shirts, or lighters, with cigarette and smokeless tobacco brands or logos.

Our Company will provide customer transaction-focused training to store employees who must responsibly retail tobacco products, including preventing tobacco sales to underage customers.
Employees must make every reasonable effort to properly identify and deny tobacco sales to minors.
Employees in violation of this Policy will be subject to disciplinary action from the Company.
Employees have the right to deny a tobacco sale to a customer if there is any question that making the sale would violate the law.

Unless otherwise required by law, Company employees must require one of the following current and valid photo-ID cards to establish a customer’s legal age to purchase tobacco or tobacco-related products.
1. State-Issued Driver’s License;
2. State-Issued Identification Card;
3. Passport;
4. Military-Issued Identification Card

Company employees must promptly inform their supervisor if they become aware of violations of laws that prohibit:
1. The purchase or attempted purchase of tobacco by minors;
2. Persons from supplying tobacco to minors;
3. Theft of tobacco; and
4. The alteration or misuse of a government-issued ID card in connection with an attempt to purchase tobacco.

Company employees should know that the FDA and state and local authorities may conduct compliance checks of a store and an employee’s actions to determine if the requirements - of asking for identification of customers under the age of 27 and the subsequent denial of tobacco sales to any underage customer – are being met. Other inspections by government representatives may also occur at the store level to determine if other regulations and laws are followed - such as the proper posting of any state-required signs or the illegal offering of single cigarette sales.

The Company may also conduct unannounced mystery shops of its stores and employees to determine whether or not this Policy and laws and regulations are being followed.

Failure to follow the Company policy, by not carding individuals who are under 27 years old or selling to a minor, could result in the following:
• Store fines
• Loss of your store’s tobacco license
• Company discipline
• Personal fines

Responsible retailing of tobacco products is a daily activity for our Company and our employees, and we are committed to executing that responsibility.



EFFECTS OF TOBACCO USE:

Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general.1,2
Quitting smoking lowers your risk for smoking-related diseases and can add years to your life.1,2

Smoking and Death

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
  • Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. This is nearly one in five deaths.1,2,3
  • Smoking causes more deaths each year than the following causes combined:4  
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Illegal drug use
    • Alcohol use
    • Motor vehicle injuries
    • Firearm-related incidents
  • More than 10 times as many U.S. citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States.1
  • Smoking causes about 90% (or 9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths.1,2 More women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer.5
  • Smoking causes about 80% (or 8 out of 10) of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).1
  • Cigarette smoking increases risk for death from all causes in men and women.1
  • The risk of dying from cigarette smoking has increased over the last 50 years in the U.S.1

Smoking and Increased Health Risks

Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.1
  • Estimates show smoking increases the risk:  
    • For coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times
    • For stroke by 2 to 4 times
    • Of men developing lung cancer by 25 times
    • Of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times
  • Smoking causes diminished overall health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost.

Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease

Smokers are at greater risk for diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease).
  • Smoking causes stroke and coronary heart disease, which are among the leading causes of death in the United States.
  • Even people who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day can have early signs of cardiovascular disease.
  • Smoking damages blood vessels and can make them thicken and grow narrower. This makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure go up. Clots can also form.
  • A stroke occurs when:  
    • A clot blocks the blood flow to part of your brain;
    • A blood vessel in or around your brain bursts.
  • Blockages caused by smoking can also reduce blood flow to your legs and skin.

Smoking and Respiratory Disease

Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs.
  • Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
  • Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer.
  • If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse.
  • Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than nonsmokers.

Smoking and Cancer

Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body:
  • Bladder
  • Blood (acute myeloid leukemia)
  • Cervix
  • Colon and rectum (colorectal)
  • Esophagus
  • Kidney and ureter
  • Larynx
  • Liver
  • Oropharynx (includes parts of the throat, tongue, soft palate, and the tonsils)
  • Pancreas
  • Stomach
  • Trachea, bronchus, and lung

Smoking also increases the risk of dying from cancer and other diseases in cancer patients and survivors. If nobody smoked, one of every three cancer deaths in the United States would not happen.

Smoking and Other Health Risks

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and affects a person’s overall health.
  • Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant. It can also affect her baby’s health before and after birth. Smoking increases risks for:  
    • Preterm (early) delivery
    • Stillbirth (death of the baby before birth)
    • Low birth weight
    • Sudden infant death syndrome (known as SIDS or crib death)
    • Ectopic pregnancy
    • Orofacial clefts in infants
  • Smoking can also affect men’s sperm, which can reduce fertility and also increase risks for birth defects and miscarriage.
  • Smoking can affect bone health.  
    • Women past childbearing years who smoke have weaker bones than women who never smoked. They are also at greater risk for broken bones.
  • Smoking affects the health of your teeth and gums and can cause tooth loss.
  • Smoking can increase your risk for cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens that makes it hard for you to see). It can also cause age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is damage to a small spot near the center of the retina, the part of the eye needed for central vision.
  • Smoking is a cause of type 2 diabetes mellitus and can make it harder to control. The risk of developing diabetes is 30–40% higher for active smokers than nonsmokers.
  • Smoking causes general adverse effects on the body, including inflammation and decreased immune function.
  • Smoking is a cause of rheumatoid arthritis.

Smoking also increases the risk of dying from cancer and other diseases in cancer patients and survivors. If nobody smoked, one of every three cancer deaths in the United States would not happen.

For further information or to check the source of the previous information please visit the Center for Disease Control website at:
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/index.htm