Information We Collect
We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us and when we passively collect information from or about you, such as from your browser or device. We may combine all of the information we collect from or about you from these various sources.
Information You Provide Directly to Us
We collect any information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, during the following interactions: (1) when you register on the Site and when you log on with your user name and password; (2) when you sign-up to subscribe to a service, a newsletter, or ask to be added to our mailing lists for other products or services; (3) when you place an order for products or services; (4) when you participate in a promotional offer; (5) when you provide feedback in an online survey; and (6) when you submit other content and suggestions.
In each of the instances above, we typically ask for some or all of the following information:
On occasion, we may ask for additional information to enable us to provide you with access to and use of certain other information, materials, and services.
Information We Collect Through Automated Means
We also collect information through automated and technical means as you browse or use the Site.
Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs) are tiny electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads, and/or email, and that are designed to provide useful usage information like ad impressions or clicks, measure the popularity of the Site and associated advertising, and to access user cookies. We and our service providers may also include Web beacons in email messages, newsletters, and other electronic communications to determine whether the message has been opened and for other analytics, personalization, and advertising. As we and our service providers adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional information through other methods. You can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., Internet Explorer; Google Chrome; Mozilla Firefox; or Apple Safari). However, note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain Site features or offerings.
How We Use the Information Collected
We may use the information we collect from and about you for the following purposes:
We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Site. We may use aggregate/de-identified information for any purpose, including without limitation for research and analytics, and may also share such data with any third parties, including partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, services providers, and others.
Sharing with Third Parties
We may disclose and/or share your information under the following circumstances:
Website Analytics and Do-Not-Track
Unaffiliated Third Parties on the Site
If you voluntarily disclose information in an e-mail or other communication with third parties found on the Site or in other materials, that information, along with any other information disclosed in your communication, can be collected and correlated and used by such third parties and may result in you receiving unsolicited messages from other persons. Such collection, correlation, use, and messages are beyond our control.
For California Residents
If you are a California resident, California law requires us to provide you with some additional information regarding how we collect, use, and share your “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)).
Categories of personal information we collect. Throughout this Policy, we discuss in detail the specific pieces of personal information we collect from and about users. Under the CCPA, we are also required to provide you with the “categories” of personal information we collect. The categories we collect are: identifiers (such as name, address, email address); commercial information (such as transaction data); financial data (such as credit card information); internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or Site usage); professional or employment-related data (such as information about your type of work); general geolocation information (e.g., your precise or general location, such as your city and state based on IP address or precise location); and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you.
How we use these categories of personal information. We and our service providers may use the categories of personal information we collect from and about you for the following business purposes and commercial (as those terms are defined in applicable law):
Examples of these types of uses are discussed throughout this Policy and specifically in the section on Sharing with Third Parties above. We may also use the categories of personal information for compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and we may combine the information we collect (“aggregate”) or remove pieces of information (“de-identify”) to limit or prevent identification of any particular user or device.
Categories of personal information we disclose for business purposes
We may disclose any of the following categories of information about you or your use of the Site for business purposes (as defined by applicable law) or as required by applicable law:
Identifiers (such as name, address, email address); commercial information (such as transaction data); financial data (such as credit card information); internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or app usage); professional or employment-related data; geolocation information; inference data about you; and other information that identifies or can reasonably be associated with you.
Notice of Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Personal Information
California residents may opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information.
Under the CCPA, the sale is broadly defined such that it may include allowing third parties to collect or receive certain information, such as cookies, IP address, and/or browsing behavior, to deliver targeted advertising on the Site or other services. Advertising, including targeted advertising, enables us to provide you certain content for free and allows us to provide you with offers relevant to you.
We may provide the following categories of personal information to third parties for these purposes:
If you would like to opt-out of The Colorado Herald’s use of your information for such purposes that are considered a “sale” under California law, you may do by clicking the Do Not Sell My Data in the footer or by submitting a sale opt-out request by emailing us at [email protected] herald.com. Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age without legally required affirmative authorization.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights. California law may permit you to request that we:
You may have the right to receive information about the financial incentives that we offer to you (if any). You also have the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising certain of your rights. Certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law. For example, we need certain types of information so that we can provide the Site to you and for compliance with applicable law.
California customers may request, once per year, that we disclose the identity of any third parties with whom we have shared personal information for the third parties direct marketing purposes within the previous calendar year, along with the type of personal information disclosed.
If would like to exercise any of these rights, please email us at [email protected]. You will be required to verify your identity before we fulfill your request. To do so, you will need to provide your email address. You can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. To do so, you must provide us with written authorization or a power of attorney, signed by you, for the agent to act on your behalf. You will still need to verify your identity directly with us.
Our Commitment to Data Security
The Colorado Herald has put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on the Site. Notwithstanding our commitment to protect your information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, we cannot remove all risk associated with transmitting information electronically. Additionally, there also is some risk our security systems could be circumvented or breached. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
You are responsible for providing accurate information when making purchases, registering with any portions of the Site that require registration or performing other functions that might require you to submit information to the Site. If you wish to correct any personal information you have provided to us, then you may do so by contacting our Information Privacy Manager at the address below.
How To Contact Us
If you would like to contact The Colorado Herald for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please write or e-mail us at the following address:
The Colorado Herald
Information Privacy Manager
PO Box 553
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
e-mail: [email protected]