At The Long Island Times, we value your privacy and your browsing experience when you visit our website. We know how frustrating it can be to watch your computer start heating up and making noise after you visit a site that is filled with trackers and ads. We don’t want you to feel like reading the news is a drag, so we try to limit the number of scripts loaded on our site. to just the ones we need to use for basic logging and analytics.
If you sign up for our email newsletters, we only require an email address and first name, and we will never share your email address or personal information with anyone.
We use Google Analytics to track total page views, visitor engagement and other metrics, and we use Facebook Pixel to help us reach readers that have visited our site when we promote stories on Facebook. You can limit or block trackers and cookies in your web browser settings (we recommend Firefox for its privacy controls).
For purposes of this Agreement, “Site” refers to the Company’s website, which can be accessed at litimes.org.
“Service” refers to the Company’s services accessed via the Site. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of our Site or our Service.
Users may choose to contact us to submit press releases or general inquiries, as well as opt-in to receive email newsletters (“Newsletters”) from the Company. We will never share your email address with a third-party.
I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes information you provide to us such as your email address for newsletters, name and phone number, which you may choose to submit to us through forms on the Site.
1. Information collected via Technology
To use the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information. To receive our Newsletters, you only need to provide a valid email address and a first name. In an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser.
2. Information you provide us by subscribing to our Newsletters or submitting forms
3. Children’s Privacy
The Site and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 13. The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13, or allow anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us and let us know.
II. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, press releases, technical support and promotional offers.
We may share Personal Information with outside parties if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request or subpoena; to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; address fraud, security or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
You can use the settings in your web browser if you do not wish to receive cookies or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. You can easily delete and manage any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser by following the instructions provided by your particular browser manufacturer.
We use Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel, and use of first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Site.
You may opt-out of Google Analytics and opt-out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager. To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs. You can use Google’s Ads Settings to further manage Google ads and privacy settings.
III. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We implement various security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access and data breaches. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
IV. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
V. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
VII. CONTACT US