What personal information do we collect from people who visit our website?
When registering on our site, you will be asked to provide a username and email address for your user account. In addition, the same information will be requested when commenting on our posted articles.
How do we use your information?
We may use your information to personalize users’ experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content you are most interested in. We may also reference your username in an article when you provide news tips.
How do we protect visitor information?
To provide users with the safest possible experience, our website is regularly scanned for security vulnerabilities and our software is continuously update to the latest versions.
Do we use “cookies”?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your information to outside parties.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
How does our site handle “do not track” signals?
We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
No. We do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices, we will take the following responsive action should a data breach occur:
- We will notify users via email within one business day
- We will notify users via in-site announcement post
- We will notify users via our social media channel
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
Last updated on January 14, 2016