The State Journal Privacy Policy

The State Journal (SJ) is sensitive to issues of individual privacy on the Internet. To that end, we provide the following policy on the use of information gathered on state-journal.com:

Categories of information collected

state-journal.com gathers identifying information about individuals only when individuals provide that information on a voluntary basis such as on our reader reaction forums, for our SMS and email alerts, and in our secure ecommerce store.

SJ does not collect any information about any child under the age of 18.

SJ may utilize "cookie" technology in connection with polls on the Sites.

SJ may perform statistical analyses of its Sites to measure consumer acceptance and to gauge relative interest in various parts of the Sites and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. In performance of these analyses, we will disclose user behavior information to third parties in aggregate form. We will in no way give your personal information to any third-party without your expressed consent. SJ reserves the right to change these policies at any time. Any changes to the privacy policy will be posted at the Sites.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY STATEMENT

No information should be submitted to or posted at our sites by persons under 13 years of age. SJ does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 and does not sell such information. If we discover that we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe SJ has any information from or about anyone under the age of 13, please contact us immediately at the address listed below.

Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We won't knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with us or to provide any other personal information. If you're under 13, please do not provide us with any personal information about yourself (such as your name, your e-mail address or your phone number).

Third parties

It is not the policy of The State Journal to sell or make available such information to unrelated third parties; occasionally such information may be shared with other divisions of the SJ. We may inform advertisers of the results of such analyses. And under any circumstance, State-Journal.com will refer only to general, aggregate usage data from these analyses – never specific identifying information.

State-Journal.com performs statistical analyses of its server logs to study the use and popularity of various areas of our site. We also look at IP addresses to analyze where we are getting our audience.

Users should keep in mind that, when posting their user name or e-mail address on bulletin boards or in other user-posted content areas, that information, along with any information in their postings, can be read by any third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. state-journal.com has no control over that.

State-Journal.com may make use of or refer to user-posted content for the purposes of promotion of State-Journal.com. This will mainly involve taking screen shots of a particular area of the site and using that screen shot as a graphic in an advertisement. state-journal.com makes no claim of ownership to such user-posted content.

State-Journal.com employs 'cookies' in circumstances that require session data or require user verification.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn or more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising for some companies, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org and http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Process to remove your personal information

Most of our services include information on how to remove your information and cancel the service. You may alternatively send us an email at webmaster@state-journal.com requesting the services and information you would like removed.

Changes to this policy & effective dates

State-Journal.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. The effective date of this policy shall be reflected by the updated date at the top of this page.

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