Privacy Policy

Effective 1 November 2014

Philip Morris International, Inc. is the parent company of Philip Morris Products S.A. (the operator of this submission portal), as well as many other direct and indirect subsidiaries worldwide, referred to collectively as Philip Morris International or PMI. PMI may use subcontractors to assist it in the running of the submission portal and/or the review of your Idea (including yet2.com, Inc.) (hereinafter the "Subcontractors"). Collectively PMI and the Subcontractors may be referred to collectively as appropriate in the context, as "we," "us" or "our". We run this site to permit you to submit information, data, a proposal, an idea, a concept, a suggestion or anything relating to the foregoing (collectively, the "Idea") to us in accordance with our Submission Portal Terms and Conditions.

We respect your privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect on this web site, how we use that information, and with whom we share it. Our Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information you provide to us through this web site and how you can choose whether or not to accept cookies. We also tell you how you can reach us to update your contact information, unsubscribe from receiving e-mails from us, or answer any questions you may have about our privacy practices.

Information we collect and how we use it

We collect personal information from you (such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and suggestions you may make) only if you provide it to us. Listed below are the ways we collect information about you, the types of information we collect, and how we use it.

  • Idea Submission Form

    You may choose to complete a form to submit a suggestion. You will include your contact details, and information concerning your suggestion. We will use that information to consider your suggestion and to contact you in connection with it.

  • Contact us / Emails Regarding Your Idea

    You may choose to communicate with us through our "Contact us" page. We ask for your e-mail address and name in order to reply to your message.

Cookies and similar technologies

Our web site uses cookies to collect certain visitor information automatically. To learn more about the cookies we use, what they do, and how you can accept or refuse cookies, please see our Cookie Notice.

Information we share

We will share your personal information as described below.

To consider your Idea, or to respond to your questions or concerns, to fulfill your requests, or to share knowledge about an issue, we may share information you provide through this web site with one or more of our affiliates, or with one or more of our Subcontractors. They may be outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland. When we share personal information with an affiliate, that affiliate will process the data on their own behalf, but for the same purposes. You can ask us for a list of affiliates. We also share information provided by our web site visitors, or generated by your use of our web site (or both), with Subcontractors (who may be outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland) that have been retained to perform services on our behalf or on behalf of our affiliates. The data will be protected at all times by appropriate technical and organisational measures, in accordance with the paragraph on security http://www.pmi.com/eng/pages/privacy_notice.aspx - 6 below.

In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to safeguard overriding intersts, e.g. to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other web sites, some of which are operated by our affiliates and others of which are operated by third parties. We provide these links solely for your convenience and information. These sites may have their own privacy notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked web sites. We are not responsible for the content of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or any other use of these sites.

Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the data and keep it secure, even when processing it internationally. Please note, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet.

Data retention

The data you submit will be placed in a database where, save as mentioned in this paragraph, it will be kept for up to 12 months after the date on which you sent it to us. If we pursue your suggestion and conclude an agreement with you, data about you will be retained for longer as necessary to administer the terms of the agreement.

Updates to this privacy notice

We may change or update portions of this Privacy Notice at any time and without prior notice to you. Please check back from time to time so you are aware of any changes or updates to the notice. We will indicate the effective date of the notice.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Notice, contact us or write to us at:

Philip Morris Product S.A.
Quai Jeanrenaud 3
2000 Neuch√Ętel
Switzerland

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