Privacy Policy

Last updated: September 28, 2020

Thank you for visiting Turkey Smoke!

The National Turkey Federation (“NTF,” “we,” “us” or “our”) owns and operates This Privacy Policy is for visitors who access or use the Turkey Smoke website, including the content, materials, functionality and services provided on or through (collectively, the “website”). It describes how we collect, use and handle the information you give us.

Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the website. By accessing and using the website, you acknowledge, accept and agree to the practices and notices described in this Privacy Policy, as well as the Terms of Use. If you do not agree and consent, please discontinue the use of the website.

On This Page:

1. Policy Changes

2. Information We Collect

3. How We Use Information We Collect

4. Cookies and Similar Technologies

5. How We Share Information We Collect

6. Accessing and Controlling Your Information

7. Contact NTF

1. Policy Changes

Our Privacy Policy is always under review. Please come back and check this Privacy Policy regularly. At our discretion, we may change our Privacy Policy to reflect current acceptable practices. The updated version will be effective as soon as it is posted. We may use your contact information to update you about changes to the website, its content or additional information about us. Your continued use or access of the website following the posting of any changes indicates acceptance of those changes.

2. Information We Collect

To provide the best possible experience at Turkey Smoke, we collect certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take when interacting with the website. We use this information to help better understand how people use our website and improve the services we offer.

Usage and device data

When you visit our website, our servers may automatically collect the standard data provided by your browser. It may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the timestamp of your visit, the time spent on each page and other details.

We may also collect data about the device you’re using to access the website. This data may include the device type, operating system, unique device identifiers, device settings and location data. What we collect can depend on the settings of your device and software. We recommend checking the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn what information they make available to us.

Personal information

We may ask for personal information, such as your name, email, mailing address or other details you choose to provide. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we are collecting it and how it will be used.

Information about children

The website is intended for individuals who are at least 18 years of age, or the age of legal majority in your jurisdiction of residence. If you are not of legal age, you must have, and warrant to the extent permitted by law to us, that you have your parent or legal guardian’s permission to access and use the website and they have consented to you providing us with your personal information. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. We highly encourage parents and guardians to monitor their children’s online activities.

3. How We Use Information We Collect


When you contact us directly through the website using our email address or the contact form (if available), we ask that you provide your name and email address in order to correspond with you.

When you subscribe to a newsletter or email list, enter a competition, participate in a contest promotion or participate in a survey, we may ask for your name, email address, phone number, mailing address and similar details in order to send you the communications that you request. We may also use the information that you provide to send you emails from time to time about the website, events, topics or other content that we believe may be of interest or relevance to you.

We use a third party provider called Constant Contact to monitor email marketing subscriber lists and deliver communications to newsletter or email list subscribers. For more information, read the Constant Contact privacy policy.

You can opt out of these communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in the email or by emailing us at


We use font files from Adobe Fonts to enhance the typography on our website. In order to show the website properly, servers where the font files are stored may collect information about your browser and device. For more information about Adobe privacy practices in regards to fonts, see the Adobe privacy policy.

Social media information and content

We collect information when you access any interactive features of the website and communicate with us through third party social media platforms. This may include your social account information and content you have allowed the social media platform to share with us. When you access the website through these social media platforms, you are authorizing NTF to collect, store and use such information and content in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


The security of your information is important to us. We take reasonable measures to ensure the security of the information you provide to us and the information we collect automatically. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. For example, some of the information you may provide on our website may be transmitted securely through a Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL.

Electronic communication, particularly email, is not necessarily secure against interception. Please do not send private information to us by email. Credit card or other sensitive information should never be transmitted via email.

No security measure is completely perfect or impenetrable. Any information you transmit on the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. We assume no responsibility or liability for the use or misuse of your information by other parties. Should there be a security breach of which we are aware, we will inform you immediately.

4. Cookies and Similar Technologies

This cookie notice describes how NTF uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize visitors to our website. It explains what cookies are, why we use them and how to manage them. Please note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our website and the services we are able to offer.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your device by a website you visit. Cookies help the website remember your interactions and preferences. That way your future visits are easier and the website is more useful to you.

Web beacons, also known as tags, pixel tags or clear GIFs, often work in conjunction with cookies. They are typically single-pixel transparent images embedded in a web page, email or other messaging. We may use web beacons to collect information about your website usage and interactions with promotions or emails that we send you. For example, web beacons can let us know which emails have been opened by a recipient.

Web beacons only collect limited information. This may include a user’s cookie number, a timestamp and a description of the page or email where the web beacon is placed. The information collected by web beacons allows us, or third parties working on our behalf, to understand how people interact with our content, as well as determine the effectiveness of certain communications and marketing campaigns.

We use cookies for various reasons. This includes enhancing the functionality of the website, personalizing content and ads, providing social media features, supporting and enabling security features, as well as analyzing how the website is being used and monitoring website performance. Cookies help improve the quality of content and your experience on the website. Below is a list of first and third party cookies we use to run the Turkey Smoke website.

Types of cookies we use

There are two types of cookies:

First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and track your activity on that particular site.

Third party cookies are set by other websites or companies to enable certain third party or functionality features provided on or through the website you are visiting. They can be used to track you on other websites and serve you relevant ads.

First and third party cookies have many different purposes. They can be categorized as: “essential” cookies, “performance” cookies, “functionality” cookies, “advertising” cookies and “social networking” cookies. Below is a list of cookies we use to run the Turkey Smoke website. It is updated whenever new cookies are discovered and classified by the NTF team.

Essential cookies are strictly necessary to navigate around the website and use its core features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

wordpress_test_cookieSet by our WordPress content management system to check if the browser accepts cookies.  
For more information, visit the WordPress cookie policy.
wordpress_logged_in_Set by our WordPress content management system to determine whether a user is logged in or not.  
For more information, visit the WordPress cookie policy.
wp-settings-, wp-settings-time-Set by our WordPress content management system to customize your view of the admin area and aspects of how the main site is displayed.  
For more information, visit the WordPress cookie policy.

Performance cookies are used in tracking your website usage during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. The information collected by these cookies helps understand how our website is being used or how effective our digital marketing efforts are.

gtm_debug, gtm_preview, gtm_authUsed by Google Tag Manager to help gather analytical information about your website usage.  
For more information, review the Google privacy policy.
_gat, _ga, _gidSet by Google Analytics to allow us to monitor how visitors use the website and measure performance. We use the information collected to compile reports and improve the website.

Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies on the website by installing a browser plugin.

Functionality cookies are used in collecting information about your device and any settings you may configure on the website you are visiting, such as language or other settings. With this information, we can provide you with personalized content and services.

Cookies Description
SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF, OGPCWe use Google Maps to display Turkey Smoke event locations. These cookies are used by Google to activate and track the Google Maps functionality.  

For more information, visit the Google privacy policy.

Advertising cookies are used to make promotional content more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests.

test_cookiePlaced by Google DoubleClick to check if the browser supports cookies.

Review the Google privacy policy and advertising page about how it uses cookies in advertising.
DSID, IDEPlaced by Google DoubleClick to show personalized ads.
Review the Google privacy policy and advertising page about how it uses cookies in advertising.

Social networking cookies allow you to share content across social networks through your social account. They may allow the social networking site to track your activity and use it for advertising purposes.

APSID, SID, GPS, HSID, SSID, NID, LOGIN_INFO, PREF, YSC, SAPISID, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, widePlaced by Google to collect information when hosting and sharing YouTube videos.  

For more information, review the Google privacy policy.
personalization_id, langPlaced by Twitter to enable you to share pages and content you find interesting on the social media platform. These cookies may also be used to show you interest-based ads.  

To learn more, see the Twitter cookie policy.
fr, _fbp, _fbcPlaced by Facebook as part of their embedded services. These cookies are used to provide you with more personalized ads across the social media platform.  

For more information, view the Facebook cookie policy.

How you can manage cookies

If you do not wish to accept cookies from us, you can clear cookies, prevent cookies, delete cookies and enable cookies at any time by adjusting your web browser’s settings. Removing or blocking cookies may have a negative impact on your experience of this website.

For more information on cookies, visit the following support documentation for your web browser or visit

Cookie settings in Mozilla Firefox

Cookie settings in Google Chrome

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Microsoft Edge

Cookie settings in Opera

Cookie settings in Safari on Mac and iOS

5. How We Share Information We Collect

Who will we share your information with?

We do not share your personal information publicly or to third parties except where you have given NTF permission to do so or if the law requires it. We never sell your personal information.

However, we will disclose your personal information to third parties who require such information to help NTF with various tasks, such as competition promotions, hosting services, website analysis, email delivery and customer service.

Links to third party sites

There may be links to other sites on our website and social media platforms. These sites may collect information about you. Follow the links at your own risk. We do not have control of those sites. They are not governed by this Privacy Policy, and if you have any concerns how a site uses your information, you will need to check their privacy policy. This applies to the embedded content that we may include in web pages as well.

Partner sites

Products or services may be available for purchase through a site maintained by a Turkey Smoke partner. If you wish to purchase a product or service offered through this third party, you may be asked to provide your basic profile information. We do not have access to your email or payment details from the partner site. That information is handled through the partner site. Refer to their site privacy policies on how they treat your information.

Remarketing or retargeting

Occasionally, NTF may engage in remarketing efforts with third parties, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, to advertise the website. These companies use cookies to deliver online ads based on your past visits to our website. This allows us to refine our marketing efforts to better suit your needs and showcase ads that are relevant to you.

You can opt out of targeted ads in several ways:

Review your Google ad settings.

Go to your settings on Facebook and manage the ad information from there.

Edit your security privacy settings in the Personalization menu on Twitter.

For Instagram, the way you control ads is on a case by case basis. Check out Instagram’s Help Center to learn more.

Visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page to opt out of a third party ad network’s use of cookies.

How long do we keep your personal information for?

We keep the personal information that we collect from the website for as long as necessary to provide you with our services and content, or until you withdraw your consent for us to use them. The information will then be deleted. However, we cannot control the retention policies of third parties. You will need to contact those third parties directly and request they delete your information.

6. Accessing and Controlling Your Information

There are various privacy laws around the world, which include the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). NTF is committed to achieving compliance with laws and regulations that regard gathering and using your personal information.

Please be aware that your information is stored and processed in the United States of America, or where we, our partners or any third party sites we link to maintain facilities. By providing us with your personal information, you agree to the disclosure to these overseas third parties.

Depending on your country of residence, you have rights that give you greater access to and control over your personal information. Those rights may include:

  • Right to access and portability – you have the right to request access and obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you. Where possible, we will provide this information in a machine readable format.
  • Right to correction – you have the right to request that we rectify information about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to deletion – you can ask to delete all or some of the personal information we hold about you, unless legal or regulatory obligations require us to retain it, or to protect the safety, security and integrity of NTF.
  • Right to restrict processing – you have the right to seek restrictions on the collection or use of your personal information.
  • Right to object – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal information.
  • Right to withdraw your consent – you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

7. Contact NTF

NTF is the data controller of your personal information for the website. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or the information we hold about you, email us at or write to us by mail at:

National Turkey Federation
1225 New York Avenue NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005