[ Clinton Journal ] (“Company”, “We” or “Us”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website [https://theclintonjournal.com] (the “Website”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
This policy applies to information we collect:
It does not apply to information collected by:
Children Under the Age of Thirteen
The Website is not intended for children under thirteen years of age. No one under thirteen years of age may provide any information to or on the Website, including on the comment section of the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen years of age. If you are under the age of thirteen, do not use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under thirteen years of age, please contact us at https://theclintonjournal.com/contact.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of the Website, including information:
We collect this information:
Information You Provide to Us. The information we collect on or through the Website may include:
You also may post, submit, publish, display or transmit (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on public or subscription-only areas of the Website, or to be transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties. This includes information provided for the public comment section, letters to the editor, your user name, any image or photo you include in a comment or submissions of classified listings or obituaries. Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Any personal information you submit may be read, collected and used for online or offline promotional or commercial uses. We take no responsibility to post, take down, remove or edit any of your User Contributions. Although we limit access to certain pages to paid subscribers, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons, including other users, search engines, advertisers or third parties.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies. As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information. https://theclintonjournal.com/terms
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
We may also use your information to contact you about our own goods and services, including promotional offers or sales, that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please check the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information. https://theclintonjournal.com/terms
We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to post advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction. We may disclose your User Contributions to anyone who may access the Website.
We may also disclose your personal information:
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website.
We will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address without your permission.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You may send us an email at [email protected] to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of the Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our
disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email
to [email protected] or write us at:
111 S. Monroe St.
Clinton, IL 61727