We respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who use our websites, products and services. This privacy statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. Personal information is any information that identifies you or would enable someone to contact you, such as your name, email address, phone number and other non-public information that is associated with such information. The Company collects personal information in the course of providing retail goods and services, promotions, surveys, sweepstakes, and the like.
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Security and Privacy—We employ reasonable technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information. Sharing of Information - We will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their use without your consent. We may share your contact and other personal information with our partners for limited purposes, with certain third parties (who may only use the information for the purpose for which it was provided), with courts, law enforcement and other relevant third parties, or in the course of an actual or potential sale of the business.
Illinois Times shares data with Google in order to use their Analytics and DoubleClick For Publishers tools. You can read how Google uses your data, tracking cookies and how to control how Google uses your data, here.
Illinois Times Weekly utilizes Demographic and Interest Reports in Google Analytics, which make Age, Gender, and Interest data available so we can better understand who our users are.
Illinois Times also utilizes the Google Analytics Remarketing tool, which enables data collection for Display and Search Remarketing. This includes data from Google's signed-in users who have chosen to enable Google to associate their web and app browsing history with their Google account, and to use such information from their Google account to personalize ads. Google Analytics temporarily joins these identifiers to Illinois Times’ Google Analytics data in order to support our audiences.
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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, illinoistimes.com and Other Social Media Site Rules
Illinois Times Facebook page, illinoistimes.com, Twitter and Instagram feeds and YouTube Channels is a place for community discussion. We understand that some volatile issues arise and respect each person's right to an opinion, but any post deemed to be a personal attack will be removed. Repeated personal attacks can lead to banning from our page.
Comments posted to the Illinois Times feeds (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and others) may be used as Letters to the Editor in the print edition and on our website(s). We take accountability for our words and actions seriously, and we hope you do, too.
Choice/Opt-out—You always have the opportunity to opt-out or change preferences in our non-transactional email messages to you by following a link in the footer of all non-transactional email messages sent by us.
We make every effort to protect your information. If you’ve signed up for our newsletter or have commented on our site, your email, name, social site info are all the information we store. You can unsubscribe to our newsletter at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter. If you’ve commented on our site, which required you to enter your email address and name, you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to delete that account.
We may also collect non-personal information – data in a form that does not permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use transfer and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. For example, we may collect information such as occupation, zip code, area code, etc, so that we can better understand our customer behavior and improve our products, services and advertising.
Our Site may also offer opportunities for you to purchase some of our products and services. Any payment information that you provide to us (on our Sites or otherwise), including credit card data, will only be used to facilitate payment for such products and services.
You acknowledge and expressly agree that we may obtain additional information about you that we collect from other sources, such as information you provide at seminars or to our partners, information that is publicly available or that you consent to us receiving from third parties. With your consent, we may also access information from third-party social networking sites ("SNSs"). The information you allow us to access varies by SNS, and it is affected by the privacy settings you establish at the SNS. When you consent to the SNS sharing information with us, the SNS may know that you have a relationship with us. You can control and find out more about these privacy settings at the applicable SNS. We may use this information to provide you with our products and services, to improve our products and services and do a better job of marketing them, or to communicate with you.
We also keep track of activity on our Sites using log files stored on our web servers. We collect information that includes your IP address, browser type and version, geographic location, pages you view, how you got to our Sites and any links you click on to leave our Sites, and any device or other method of communication you use to interact with the Sites. We also gather aggregated tracking information regarding overall usage of the Sites and the products and services, including tallies of page views and click-through activity and the number of messages sent using our products or services. We may use this information to assist us in offering you a personalized experience, assisting you with technical support, diagnosing problems with our servers, administering our Sites, improving our products and services and do a better job of marketing them or tailoring our products and service offerings to you.
We may monitor or record any of your telephone conversations with us for quality control purposes, for purposes of training our employees and for our own protection. We will also obtain any information that you provide to us in connection with the use of our products and services, such as contact lists (including email addresses and phone numbers of your subscribers) and content (including storefront information). We acknowledge your ownership rights in such contact lists and content. We will never sell or rent your contact lists or content to anyone without your permission, and will never use your contact lists or content for any purpose other than providing or improving our products and services or as described here.
If you wish to be informed what personal information we hold about you, change or correct information or want it deleted please contact us at email@example.com If you have signed up as a member on illinoistimes.com you may edit or delete your account by logging in. If you have concerns about how to delete your account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.