Welcome http://www.garnetnews.com/ (the “Site”). This Site is provided to you by Garnet News, LLC (“we,” “us,” “our,” or “Company”). This policy provides you with details on the information we collect from you and the uses we make of your personal information. If you do not want us accessing and/or using your personal information as described herein, please do not provide us with any. This policy may be updated from time to time without prior notice, so please check back periodically. If you continue to visit this Site and use the services made available to you after such changes have been made, you hereby provide your consent to the changes.
We encourage you to read this policy to learn more about what information of yours we collect, how we use it, and how you can “opt-out” of certain communications and uses of your data. Additionally, this policy includes information about how we endeavor to protect your data. If you have any questions about our collection and use of your information, please contact us at [email protected].
- Information Collection
- Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our Site may collect certain non-personally identifiable Information (“Non-PII”), including without limitation your IP type, IP host address, ISP address, cookie IDs and segment IDs associated with cookie IDs, pages viewed and/or search terms entered, browser type, operating system, duration and frequency of visits, anonymous usage statistics including frequency of messaging and interaction with other users, clickstream data other log file data, or social analytics and tracking measurements that do not identify any individual. On mobile devices, we may also collect device type, make and model, operating system, carrier, user ID, similar device IDs, and information about the apps you use. Please note that we may use third party service providers to help operate and provide services in connection with our Site and these third party service providers will collect Non-PII from our Site as well.
- Information Usage
- Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We use the Non-PII we collect through our Site for a variety of purposes, including to analyze interactions with and performance of the Site. We may also use Non-PII data from third parties (such as data vendors) pursuant to their own privacy policies, and provide access to or share Non-PII with any number of third parties and our business partners, affiliates and advertising clients. Similarly, we may enhance the Non-PII collected via our Site with Non-PII collected from our business partners.
You may have certain rights under the Communications Act, Federal Trade Commission Act, and other state and federal statutes that may apply, and by accepting these terms and using the Site, you are waiving all of these rights as to collection, use, disclosure and storage of your PII and Non-PII collected by us.
- Cookies and Similar Technologies
This information is not personally identifiable and is used only to improve the Site and enhance your experience. Cookies are not used to retrieve PII from your computer or device, or to retrieve other information from your computer or device for purposes that are unrelated to the Site or your interaction with the Site. We reserve the right to disclose or utilize any of this information in aggregate form, for any purpose, in our sole judgment. Third party advertisers that serve ads on the Site may also use their own cookies.
You may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Note that this may cause some features of the Site to work incorrectly. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, application users may opt out of certain mobile tracking activities via their device settings.
As you use the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each website you visit. This information, which is sometimes referred to as “clickstream data,” can be collected and stored by a website’s server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use and the address of the website from which you linked to the Site. We may collect and/or use clickstream data to anonymously determine how much time visitors spend on each page of the Site, how visitors navigate throughout the Site and how the Site may be better tailored to meet the needs of visitors. This information will be used to improve the Site and services. Any collection or use of clickstream data will be anonymous, and will not intentionally contain any PII.
We have undertaken and will undertake commercially reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized Internet access to user data retained in our servers. To help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we adhere to industry standard practices and procedures to help safeguard and secure the information we collect. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information provided online, and you assume this risk by using the Site. We may aggregate Non-PII data and retain it for analytical purposes. We may retain your PII, if provided by you through the Site, for as long as your inquiry is active (as determined by us) and for a reasonable time thereafter, or if applicable, for as long as you remain on our marketing list. We also may retain your PII for a longer period of time as needed to provide you services or as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements. Even if we delete some or all of your PII, we may continue to retain and use aggregate, anonymous data previously collected and/or anonymize and aggregate your personal information. Please note that we will not be liable for disclosures of your data due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties, including third party host providers.
- Links to Third Party Sites and Social Media Platforms
The Site or advertisements we place may contain links to other websites or applications. Other websites or applications may also reference or link to our Site. Some of our third-party website or technology partners may place their own cookies and/or other data collection tools on your Internet browser; however, we have no access to or control over these cookies and/or other data collection tools. These other domains, websites and/or apps are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each and every website and application that they interact with. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.
Our Site may also contain links to social media platforms, and you may be given the choice of connecting to one or more social media platforms from this Site. If you choose to do so, then depending upon your social media privacy settings, the personal information that you post, transmit, or otherwise make available on the social media platform may be viewed and/or used by others and we will have no control over such viewing and use. We do not control and are not responsible for any use of your information by or through any of the social media platforms. By linking to any social media platform, you will be assuming the risk that the information you provide on that platform may be viewed and/or used by third parties for any purposes and agree that we have no control or responsibility for such third party viewing and uses.
- Information Relating to Children
Our Site is designed for those 13 years of age and older. This Site is not intended for, and we do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. If we are made aware that we have received such information, or any information in violation of our policy, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records.
- Policy Modifications:
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. However, if at any time in the future we plan to use any data in a way that materially differs from this policy, we will post such changes here. We encourage you to periodically review the Site for the latest information on our privacy practices.
By providing your email address to us, you expressly consent to receive email from us. To the extent you have provided us with such contact information, we may contact you by email to verify your account, and for informational, website functionality and operational purposes (provided that we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you). If you receive an email from us, you may unsubscribe from future unsolicited emails through a link, typically at the bottom of the e-mail.
Please note that there might be a brief delay between when you submit your request to “opt-out” and when it is processed and reflected in our systems; accordingly you may continue to receive communications from us for a limited time after you unsubscribe. We appreciate your patience.
- Comments and Questions
Via Email: [[email protected]]
- United States of America. The Site is maintained in the United States of America. By using the Site, you authorize the export of your information to the USA and its storage and use as specified in this policy.