Commune Privacy Policy and Smokefree Social Social Participation Terms & Conditions

Effective date: January 1st, 2018

Commune ("us", "we", or "our") operates the website for Smokefree Social, Commune, the private Facebook groups (the "Service"), & other 3rd party applications with this brand.

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Information Collection And Use

We want to help care of your data the best possible way. If you have any worries or enquiries about how we handle your data you can contact us at (619) 340-0518 Ext 274 and we will happily answer any questions you have regarding the treatment of your information.

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

·       Email address

·       First name and last name

·       Phone number

·       Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

·      Usage Data and Cookies

Usage Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data").

This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

·       Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

·       Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

·       Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Commune uses the collected data for various purposes:

·       To provide and maintain the Service

·       To notify you about changes to our Service

·       To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

·       To provide customer care and support

·       To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service

·       To monitor the usage of the Service

·       To detect, prevent and address technical issues

Transfer Of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there. Data will be deleted upon request unless otherwise notated.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy, followed by your submission of such information, represents your agreement to the transfer of this data.

Commune will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

Commune may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

·       To comply with a legal obligation

·       To protect and defend the rights or property of Commune

·       To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service

·       To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public

·       To protect against legal liability

You have the right to receive information about your Personal Data and how we process it. If you would like to receive such information, please contact us in writing. You are further entitled to withdraw a consent that you have previously given regarding the processing of your Personal Data. Please note that such withdrawal might mean that you no longer can use the service. Withdrawal of consent shall be made in writing to us. Our contact details are set out at the end of this Policy.

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics which is a web analytics service. You can visit their Privacy Policy page for more details. Facebook Pixel which is a social media platform that collects data based on ads driven from their platform. You can reference their Privacy Policy page.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Smokefree Social Terms & Conditions

The Smokefree Social is an online support group for people in Minnesota who want to live tobacco-free. The 3-month long private Facebook groups are by sign-up only and participants must first qualify to join a group. To qualify for a Smokefree Social group, participants must:

  1. Be between the ages of 18-29.

  2. A current resident of Minnesota.

  3. Have used tobacco at least once in the past 30 days.

  4. Have at least 25 friends on Facebook (this helps us identify possible fake accounts).

Users and participants may be disqualified if they:

  1. Provide any false information to qualify for groups

  2. Attempt to submit or qualify for the program more than once or under more than one alias

Sign up and pre-group survey

To sign up for the Smokefree Social, users go to and complete the screener questions. If the user qualifies, they will receive a link to a private Facebook group. Once the new participant joins the group, they will receive an email that includes a link to a pre-group survey that participants must complete within 7 days after the group begins to be eligible for the gift card. Once the participant completes the pre-group survey, they will receive an email with a link for a $20 Amazon gift card.

Daily Posts and Group Participation

Once the groups begin, participants will see one new post per day for 90-days. Participants are encouraged to engage with the content and interact with each other in the groups to provide social support for living tobacco-free. If participants comment on at least 50% (45 or more) of the daily posts during the 90-day group, they will receive a $60 Amazon gift card at the end of the group. Emails with links to the gift cards will be sent out within 3 weeks (21 days) of the last group post.

Post-Group Survey

On the last day of the group, participants will receive a link to a follow up survey that they must complete within 7 days to be eligible to receive a $40 Amazon Gift Card. This will be sent out at the same time as the Group Participation gift cards noted above.

General Legal Information

These survey offers are in no way administered or endorsed by Facebook. User agrees release  Facebook of all related liability. Citizens of the European Union and those living in the European Union are excluded from participation in this website and excluded from all corresponding offers.

Contact Us If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

·       By email at