First and foremost, I thank you for the trust you place in me every time you contact us, send us letters, videos and testimonials. For those that allow X1 News to have their contact information, my gratitude is beyond words and I will never do anything to violate the trust you give us.
For that reason, it is my strict policy and promise to you:
- I will never sell or rent any of your information.
- I will never use your name in any promotion, without you offering it.
- I will never disclose any member’s name or other identifiable information to anyone – ever.
We recognize that privacy of your personal information is important… after all, we are in the information age! Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you visit the site, and how we safeguard your information. We will never sell your personal information to third parties. Ever.
1.1. Purpose of the Policy
1.2. Notice Concerning Children
PLEASE NOTE: This site is considered a general audience site, and we do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 16 years of age pursuant to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under age 16, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.
Information Collection Practices
2.1. What Basic Information Do We Collect?
In operating the Site, we collect personal information from you in three situations. The first is if you sign up to receive our newsletter, at which time we collect your email address. The second is if you should contact us via the contact page – or any other form submission pages. In doing so, you will provide us with your name and email address. The third is if you leave a comment to an article during which you may be asked for a name and other information. You are not required to provide us with information via these three methods to use and enjoy the Site.
2.2. What Additional Information Do We Collect?
a) Automatic Collection. Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.
c) Sponsors and Advertisers. We may decide to accept sponsorship and advertisements on the Site. Should this occur, you should assume said sponsors and advertisers will be given access to the impressions and click data on their marketing pieces. Your personally identifiable information will never be revealed to them by us.
Use and Sharing of Information
3.1. What Do We Do With Collected Information?
a) Personal Information. We do not disclose personally identifiable information to any third party other than those that we use to facilitate the functioning of the site such as a hosting company and email program for mailings.
b) Anonymous Information. We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
d) Disclosure of Personal Information. We may disclose any information we have for you if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or the users of the Site, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.
Website Areas Beyond Our Control
5.1. Public Comments
The Site may include interactive sections such as commenting areas where visitors to the site can post comments. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
5.2. Third-Party Websites
Contact Information and Policy Updates
6.1. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this Policy or our practices related to this Site, please feel contact us using our contact page.
6.2. Updates and Changes