Welcome to the California Smokers’ Helpline website. The California Smokers’ Helpline is a telephone program that can help you quit smoking. This website is operated and managed by the University of California, San Diego Health Sciences under grants received from public agencies. California Smokers’ Helpline services are free and funded by the California Department of Public Health, the California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP), and by First 5 California. The Helpline has been in operation since 1992.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
All health and health-related information contained within the California Smokers’ Helpline website is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional. Your health care provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment and needs of you and your family.
Every effort is made to ensure that the material within this Web site is accurate and timely; however, this should not be considered official and should be confirmed with other reliable sources. This information is provided without warranty for quality or accuracy. The California Smokers’ Helpline, The Regents of the University of California, the University of California, San Diego; the University of California, San Diego Health System or any other contributing author are not responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information
The California Smokers’ Helpline respects the privacy of its users. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we sometimes collect information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from each of our other users. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing our website privacy practices.
Here, you will learn what personally identifiable information of yours is collected, how and when we might use your information, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Collection of Data
California Smokers’ Helpline collects certain information from and about its users in two ways: directly from the user and from our Web server logs.
Use of Data
Security: How We Protect Your Information
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
Updating Your Information
If you would like to update your personal information or stop receiving communication from the California Smokers’ Helpline, please call 1-800-NO-BUTTS or 1-800-662-8877. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you can contact the Web Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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