Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 3:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 7:27 a.m.
What information does The Press Democrat gather/track about you?
The Press Democrat has adopted a set of information management guidelines which serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships. These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, and that underlying business models are still not established. Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If the changes represent a material departure from our current practices with respect to the use of personal information, the changes will be posted on this page thirty days prior to taking effect and registered users will be notified via email.
The Press Democrat is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which it may link.
Registration: During a registration process The Press Democrat asks that you supply a unique member ID, e-mail address, and demographic information (country, zip code, age, sex; household income, industry, job title, job function, and subscription status to the The Press Democrat).
Contests, Surveys, Special Offers: On occasion, The Press Democrat also collects additional personal information from subscribers in connection with optional contests, surveys, or special offers.
IP Addresses: The Press Democrat logs IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We do not use IP address logs to track your session or your behavior on our site.
Mobile Messaging Service: The New York Times Regional Media Group uses the information collected from your interaction with The New York Times Regional Media Group by Text Messaging Service (SMS) (“SMS Service”) solely for the purposes of improving the SMS Service. The information will not be provided, sold, licensed, rented, assigned or disclosed to Third Parties, except as required by law, nor will we use your phone number to initiate a call or SMS text message to you without your express prior consent. Your wireless carrier and other service providers also collect data about your SMS Service usage, and their practices are governed by their own privacy policies.
The New York Times Regional Media Group collects the mobile phone number you use to send us a text message and the content of the messages sent between you and The New York Times Regional Media Group. When you send a text message to The New York Times Regional Media Group or via The New York
Times Regional Media Group, we log the incoming phone number, the wireless provider associated with the number, and the date and time of the transaction. The only information we automatically collect is that related to the use of our Mobile Services. The New York Times Regional Media Group uses this data to analyze the message traffic in order to operate, develop and improve our SMS Service.
What does The Press Democrat do with the information it gathers/tracks?
Statistical Analysis and Banner Advertising: The Press Democrat may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. We also use demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on our Web site to be targeted, in aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means that users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information about you as an individual subscriber will not be provided to any third party without your consent, except under the circumstances described in Compliance with Legal Process below.
E-Mail: If you so elect at registration, The Press Democrat will periodically send you promotional email about services offered by The Press Democrat and its advertisers. The Press Democrat may contact you regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement, and to confirm registration. We will also send you other e-mails only if you have opted to subscribe to them.
The E-Mail This Article feature is an easy way for The Press Democrat to send articles through email. The e-mail addresses that you supply to use this service will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. The Press Democrat does not send unsolicited e-mail.
We use e-mail links located in the Site Help area to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We will use your email address to respond directly to these questions or comments.
Data Security: To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.
With whom does The Press Democrat share the information it gathers/tracks?
The Press Democrat shares the information it gathers, in aggregate form, with advertisers and other partners. We will not release personal information about you as an individual to third parties. We will not release personal information about you as an individual to third parties, except under the circumstances described in Compliance with Legal Process below.
Forums: The Press Democrat offers Forums, or message boards. Any information you disclose when posting a message in these Forums becomes public. Moreover, subscribers who post a message in our Forums make their e-mail address available to others through a feature of our Forums software, which could result in unsolicited e-mail from other subscribers or parties.
Compliance with Legal Process
We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or in good faith related to an internal investigation or to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of The New York Times on the Web; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).
Opting-Out, Corrections and Cancellations
Upon request, The Press Democrat will a) Remove you and your personal information, from our database, thereby canceling your registration; b) Correct personal information that you state is erroneous; or c) Permit you to "opt out" of further e-mail contact (excepting notification of major changes to the service) while still allowing access to the site.
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