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Privacy Policy

Last updated: April, 2018

RecordGazette.net, operated by The Record Gazette, published by Century Publishing Co., Inc., a division of Century Group Newspapers, and hereafter collectively referred to as RecordGazette.net, strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the terms of this privacy policy. Please note this policy applies only to information collected by RecordGazette.net online and does not impact information collected or used by RecordGazette.net or its affiliates through other means.

RecordGazette.net (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of its users (“user” or “you”) that use our website, including other media forms, media channels, mobile website or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Website”). The following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to inform you about the types of information that we may gather about or collect from you in connection with your use of the Website. It also explains the conditions under which RecordGazette.net uses and discloses that information, and your rights in relation to that information.

BY USING OR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

GATHERING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF NON-PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Non-Personally Identifying Information

“Non-Personally-Identifying Information” is information that cannot be directly associated with a specific person without the aid of additional information. Like most websites, RecordGazette.net gathers from our website users Non-Personally-Identifying Information that Web browsers may make available depending on their settings. That information includes the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type and the locations of the websites the user views right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving the Website. Although such information is not Personally-Identifying Information, it may be possible for us to determine from an IP address a user’s Internet service provider and the geographic location of the visitor’s point of connectivity as well as other statistical usage data. RecordGazette.net uses Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from users of the Website to better design the Website to improve users’ experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. RecordGazette.net may also release aggregated data from the Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from Website users, for example, by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website.

Cookies and Beacons

Cookies: A “Cookie” is a string of information that assigns each user a unique identification and is stored on a user’s computer, and that the user’s browser provides to the website each time the user visits the website. We use both persistent and session cookies on the Website to keep track of services you have used, to record registration information regarding your login name and password, to record your user preferences, to keep you logged into the Website and to facilitate purchase procedures and track the pages that users visit during each Website session. We may analyze and disclose in aggregated form information gathered using cookie to help us, our partners and others better understand how the Website is being used. Beacons: A “Beacon” is an object that is embedded in a web page or email that is usually invisible to the user and allows us to check whether a user has viewed a particular web page or an email. RecordGazette.net may use Web Beacons on the Website and in emails to count users who have visited particular pages, viewed emails and to deliver co-branded services. Web Beacons are not used to access users’ Personally-Identifying Information. We may use web beacons to compile statistics about Website usage. Web Beacons collect only a limited set of information, including a Web Cookie number, time and date of a page or email view and a description of the page or email on which the Web Beacon resides.

RecordGazette.net users who do not wish to have web cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse web cookies before accessing the website, with the understanding that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of web cookies. Website users who refuse web cookies assume all responsibility for any resulting loss of functionality. 

Third-Party Advertisers

The quality news and information on RecordGazette.net is supported by advertising revenue and a controlled program of e-mail marketing is an important element of our online publishing business. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use information (not including any Personally-Identifying Information) about your visits to the Website and other websites that are contained in web cookies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Advertisers may be allowed to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements, and we may use any of the Non-Personally Identifying Information we have collected (including information you may have decided not to show to other users, such as your birth year or other sensitive personal information or preferences) to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. We do not identify you to the advertiser.

Your choice to opt out: You may opt out of several third-party ad servers’ and networks’ Web Cookies simultaneously using a tool created by the Network Advertising Initiative. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please use the following links: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/ or http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/). If you would like to know the identity of the third-party advertising companies we are currently using to serve ads please contact us.

Analytics

We may use third-party vendors, including Google, who use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past activity on the Website, including Google Analytics for Display Advertising. The information collected may be used to analyze and track data, enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. If you do not want any information to be collected and used by Google Analytics, you can install an opt-out in your web browser (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/) and/or opt out from Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network by using Google’s Ads Settings (www.google.com/settings/ads).

Aggregated and Non-Personally-Identifying Information

We may share aggregated and Non-Personally Identifying Information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties and our affiliate companies to develop and deliver targeted advertising on the Website. We may combine Non-Personally Identifying Information we collect with additional Non-Personally Identifying Information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated data with third parties, including advisors and advertisers, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to the Website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any Personally-Identifying Information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.

Social Media

We may provide you the option to connect your account on the Website to your account on some social networking sites for the purpose of logging in, uploading information or enabling certain features on the Website. When logging in using your social network credentials, we may collect the Personally-Identifying Information you have made publicly available on the social networking site, such as your name, profile picture, cover photo, username, gender, friends network, age range, locale, friend list and any other information you have made public. Other users may also be able to see information about your social network, such as the size of your network and your friends, including common friends when you connect. By connecting your account on the Website to your account on any social networking site, you consent to the release of information about you to us. Each social network may allow you to set privacy controls around your information on their system, and our collection of information will always follow such controls and permissions.

We may use links on the Website which will redirect you to a social network if you click on the respective link. When you click on a social plug-in, such as Facebook’s “Like” button, Twitter’s “tweet” button or the Google+, that particular social network’s plugin will be activated and your browser will directly connect to that provider’s servers. If you do not use these buttons, none of your data will be sent to the respective social network’s plugin provider. For example, if you click on the Facebook’s “Like” button on the Website, Facebook will receive your IP address, the browser version, screen resolution, and the operating system of the device you have used to access the Website. Settings regarding privacy protection can be found on the websites of these social networks and are not within our control.

GATHERING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

BY REGISTERING WITH OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED IN THIS “GATHERING, USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION” SECTION.

Website Registration

RecordGazette.net may collect a range of Personally-Identifying Information from and about our users. “Personally Identifying Information,” is information such as a name or email address that can be directly associated with a specific person. Much of the Personally-Identifying Information collected by us about users is information provided by users themselves when registering for our service, logging in with social network credentials, participating in polls, contests, surveys or other features of our website, or responding to offers or advertisements, communicating with us, creating a public profile or signing up to receive newsletters. That information may include each user’s name, address, email address and telephone number, and, if you transact business with us, financial information such as your payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information). Users of RecordGazette.net are under no obligation to provide Company with Personally-Identifying Information of any kind, however, a user’s refusal to do so may prevent the user from using certain Website features.

General Use

RecordGazette.net may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on RecordGazette.net to communicate with you regarding our Terms of Service and privacy policy, products and services offered by RecordGazette.net, Century Publishing Co., Inc., and other Century Group Newspapers affiliates and partners, administration of sweepstakes and contests, processing e-commerce transactions and other topics we think you might find of interest. We reserve the right to share this information with other Century Group Newspapers business units and affiliates, including for example our affiliated newspapers and entities in which Century Group Newspapers has an ownership interest (collectively, "Affiliates"). This policy does not apply to any Affiliate's use of such information. Personally Identifiable Information collected by RecordGazette.net may also be used for other purposes including but not limited to site administration and troubleshooting. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service and our newsletter provider, for example) may access such information.

Online Postings

Certain Personally-Identifying Information collected from users may be disclosed as a result of your use of the Website. We may provide areas on the Website where you can post comments and other information relating to your activities on RecordGazette.net. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use. These postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on our site, such as in message boards, chat areas or in advertising or notices you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of RecordGazette.net and this policy.

Company Disclosures

Company will disclose Personally-Identifying Information under the following circumstances:

By Law or to Protect Rights. We may disclose Personally-Identifying Information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary to give such information to law enforcement authorities. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Third-Party Service Providers. We may share your Personally-Identifying Information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting the Website’s functionality and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through the Website. We may also share your name, contact information and credit card information with our authorized service providers who process credit card payments. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purpose.

Business Transfers; Bankruptcy. RecordGazette.net reserves the right to transfer all Personally-Identifying Information in its possession to a successor organization in the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of our assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personally-Identifying Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy if you are given notice of that new privacy policy and are given an opportunity to affirmatively opt-out of it. Personally-Identifying Information submitted or collected after a transfer, however, may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor organization.

Changing Personally-Identifying Information; Account Termination

You may at any time review or change your Personally-Identifying Information by going to your account settings or contacting us using the contact information below. If you request it, we will deactivate or delete your account and contact information from our website.

COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTIES GENERALLY

RecordGazette.net prohibits its contractors, affiliates, vendors and suppliers from disclosing Personally-Identifying Information received from us, other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Third parties, however, are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy with respect to Personally-Identifying Information that users provide directly to those third parties, or that those third parties collect for themselves. These third parties may include advertisers, providers of games, utilities, widgets and any other third-party applications accessible through the Website. RecordGazette.net neither owns nor controls the third-party websites and applications accessible through the Website. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to or gathered by the third parties that operate them.

SECURITY

We take the security of your Personally-Identifying Information seriously and use reasonable measures to protect it from loss, theft, alteration or misuse. However, even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third-party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures. We are dedicated to protecting all information on RecordGazette.net as is necessary, however, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Personally-Identifying Information by keeping your password confidential. You should change your password immediately if you believe someone has gained unauthorized access to it or your account. If you lose control of your account, please notify us immediately.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

RecordGazette.net reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

CHILDREN

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. RecordGazette.net does not knowingly collect or maintain Personally-Identifying Information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. If you believe RecordGazette.net has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, allows our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about the Personally-Identifying Information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of the Personally-Identifying Information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared Personally-Identifying Information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to our address listed below. 

GOVERNING LAW

Any claim related to the Website or this policy shall be brought in a federal or state court in San Bernardino County or Riverside County, California, within one year after the claim arises. You agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. Users of RecordGazette.net consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such court as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this policy. RecordGazette.net is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please note the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. You hereby consent to this transfer. In the event case of any conflict between the terms of this policy and the terms of any electronic or machine readable privacy policy (for example, a P3P electronic privacy policy), the terms of this written policy shall control.

CONTACT US

To contact RecordGazette.net, please use the following address:

RecordGazette.net

218 N. Murray St.

Banning, CA 92220-0727

(951) 849-4586

news@RecordGazette.net

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