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2018-07-18
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Effective July 23, 2018

 

We at BenarNews take our responsibility to protect the privacy and data of subscribers seriously. BenarNews does not store any personal data about you other than your email address. We use your email address only to send you the newsletter(s) to which you have subscribed. Your email address is protected and it will not be used for any other purposes.

For some newsletters, BenarNews uses the services of an outside vendor, Mailchimp (https://mailchimp.com). The only information BenarNews provides to Mailchimp is your email address.

When you browse, read pages or download information on www.benarnews.org, BenarNews automatically gathers and stores the following information about your visit through log files and “cookies” (a string of characters that are written to a file on the user’s hard drive when the user visits a website):

  • the IP (internet protocol) address of the machine which accessed BenarNews’ website

  • the type of browser and operating system used to access BenarNews’ site

  • the date and time you access our site

  • if you linked to www.benarnews.org through another website, the address of that website

  • whether you are a return visitor or a new visitor to BenarNews site files downloaded or viewed

Submissions to BenarNews

If you post a comment, send an email, story idea, picture, essay and/or other submission to BenarNews through BenarNews’ website, BenarNews collects and stores the information listed above. In addition, BenarNews may print that submission, or an excerpt from it, on the BenarNews website, read it on the air, or otherwise publishes it, together with the name and location, if any (city, state, and/or country) you may have provided with the submission.

Use of Information

Use of collected information is limited to the following: responding to user e-mails, listing location of user when publishing user e-mails or other submissions, editorial purposes such as contacting users for an online survey, and other purposes specified at the time the information is gathered.

Personally identifiable information collected by BenarNews is not provided to outside parties. Other, non-personally identifiable information may be provided to BenarNews’ service vendors (such as BenarNews’ audience research service). BenarNews also may disclose personal information if required by law, if it believes that such action is necessary to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the BenarNews website, or if necessary to protect the personal safety or property of BenarNews website users, the public, or BenarNews and its employees. Generally this would be U.S. law.

Children

You must be at least 13 years of age to send comments to or post any materials on the BenarNews website. If you are under 13 years of age, do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or e-mail address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.

Visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally-identifying information.

Links to other Sites

The BenarNews website may contain links to other sites. BenarNews is not responsible for the privacy practices or the disclosure of any information or materials gathered on these other sites.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms

BenarNews reserves the right to change this policy in its sole discretion at any time. Use of the BenarNews website constitutes consent to any policy then in effect. Please make sure that you read BenarNews’ Terms of Use to understand additional terms and conditions which apply to the use of our website.

BenarNews is widely distributed on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, the iTunes Store, Google Play and other sites. BenarNews is not responsible for the privacy practices or the disclosure of any information or materials gathered on those sites.

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