Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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”?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site (or its services when applicable) transfers to your computer’s hard drive via your Internet browser (when allowed) that enables the site’s system to recognize your browser to capture and remember certain information. For example, they are used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity. This ultimately provides you with a better overall user experience. We also use cookies to help us compile site traffic data and interaction so we can offer better site experiences in the future.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your information to outside parties.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Advertising

The only method of advertising we make use of is Google AdSense. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

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.

Contacting us

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, feel free to contact us.

Last updated on January 14, 2016