October 24, 2014

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

When registering for our newsletter or contacting us, you may be asked to enter your name or e-mail address.

You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
.
What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To send periodic emails. If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, service information, etc.

Note: If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from our email list, simply click the ‘unsubscribe’ list at the bottom of our email newsletter. We utilize Constant Contact for our email communication which has its own privacy policy that can be found here .

Do we use cookies?

Yes (cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction. We do this so we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. This could include (but is not limited to) the number of website visitors, which stories are most popular, the number of views of a particular video, etc.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Commenting

All comments are public from the moment they are posted.

Our commenting engine is hosted by a third party, Disqus.com. By commenting on ValleyNewsNow.com your comment will also appear on Disqus.com and may be posted on their site and others in which they are linked or embedded.  Disqus is governed by a separate privacy policy from ValleyNewsNow.com That policy can be located by clicking here.  As the site owners we reserve the right to moderate online discussions and remove posts that we deem to be inappropriate.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us by clicking here.