Your use of the Website constitutes agreement to the terms and conditions of both these policy statements as well.
I. OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available from our homepage (http://www.newslinemagazine.com/about-2/newsline-privacy-policy/) and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
II. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the Website. The Website generally collects personally identifying information with your specific knowledge and consent. For instance, on some pages, you may register to participate in our comment forums, enter a contest, complete a survey, make a request, provide a news tip, subscribe to our publication(s), or register for any portion of our services; the types of personal information collected on these pages may include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number and/or credit card information (if making a purchase). Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested.
On some pages, you can submit information about other people. For example, if you buy a gift subscription online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you will need to submit the recipient’s address. In this circumstance, the types of personal information collected are the name, mailing address, phone number, etc., of the gift recipient.
In addition to personal information, we may also collect information that is not personally identifiable. For example, our servers may also automatically collect information about your computer when you visit the Website, including without limitation the type of browser software you use, the operating system you are running, the website that referred you, and your Internet Protocol (”IP”) address. Your IP address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university.
III. THE WAY WE USE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU
We use the personally identifying information you supply through the Website to provide you with the service(s) you have requested. For example, if you subscribe to the print edition of Newsline, we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to send you the publication. Similarly, if you enter an online contest, we will use this information to notify you if you are a winner. You also agree that Newsline may also use the information to communicate with you for any reason, including but not limited to answering queries you submit to us, notifying you about new articles, features, products or services, and/or to improve the services that we offer by tailoring them to your needs. Please note we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the provision of the service you have requested.
There are situations, though, that may legally require us to share your personal information. For example, we may provide access to our database in order to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings, including, for example, in response to subpoenas, search warrants, court orders, or other legal process.
We use the information you provide about someone else when placing an order only to ship the product and to confirm delivery. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.
We offer gift-cards by which you can personalise a gift you order for another person. Information you provide to us to create a gift-card is only used for that purpose, and it is only disclosed to the person receiving the gift.
While your personally identifying information is protected as outlined above, Newsline uses non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. As such, we reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.
In addition, we reserve the right to use the information we collect about your computer, which may at times be able to identify you, for any lawful business purpose, including without limitation to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, and to otherwise administer our Website.
As our business changes, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event all or a portion of the assets owned or controlled by Service Provider are assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, all the information from and/or about our Website users may be among the transferred assets.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
V. OUR COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
However, because no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, and no system of physical or electronic security is impenetrable, Service Provider cannot guarantee the security of the information you send to us or the security of our servers or databases. Thus, by using the Website you agree to assume all risk in connection with the information sent to us or collected by us when you use the Website. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you. If notification is appropriate, we may notify you by e-mail (provided we have your e-mail address).
VI. OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of the very young is extremely important. For that reason, this Website is not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract children. In fact, no one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats; we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13.
Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before providing any personal information, taking part in any online discussion or community, submitting any articles for editorial consideration or making purchases, including subscriptions, on the Website.
If your children disclose information about themselves in publicly accessible areas of the Website, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. We recommend that all parents instruct their children to never give out any personal information online and regularly monitor their children’s online behaviour.
VII. HOW YOU CAN ACCESS OR CORRECT YOUR INFORMATION
Currently, we do not ask users to subscribe or become members, as such we do not maintain any personal information about you, except for the email addresses you provide when you choose to leave a comment.
If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of this policy, please feel free to contact our Online Editor via email:
Last updated on November 20, 2009