Privacy Policy

Scope and Application

Times herald News Network, LLC ("Times herald News" or "we") wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you.This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information collected through services such as websites, mobile sites, applications ("apps"), and widgets (collectively, the "Times herald News Services"). By using Times herald News Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. A list of our affiliated companies ("Company Affiliates")

As set forth in our Terms of Use, the Times herald News Services are for a general audience, are not targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

Collection of Information

Times herald News and our service providers collect the following information from and about you:

Registration Information is the information you submit to register for a Times herald News Service, for example, to create an account, post comments, receive a newsletter, or enter a contest or sweepstakes. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, gender, zip code and birthday.

Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the Times herald News Services and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.

Information from Social Media. If you access or log-in to a Times herald News Service through a social media service or connect a Times herald News Service to a social media service, the information we collect may also include your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media service, any information or content you have permitted the social media service to share with us, such as your profile picture, email address or friends lists, and any information you have made public in connection with that social media service. When you access the Times herald News Services through social media services or when you connect a Times herald News Service to social media services, you are authorizing Times herald News to collect, store, and use such information and content in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Activity Information. When you access and interact with the Times herald News Services, Times herald News and its service providers may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Times herald News Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the Times herald News Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data (including your precise location), or other transactional information for that device.

Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data. Times herald News' websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer or other device so the website or app can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Times herald News Services, such as pages you have visited, the video and other content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen.

Third parties that support the Times herald News Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate Times herald News Services usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information when you use the Times herald News Services or third-party services. These third parties may also use these technologies, along with Activity Information they collect, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile device and a laptop or other computer. Times herald News does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, including your choices with respect to them, see the section entitled "To deliver relevant advertisements," below.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but 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. Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website, see //www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the Times herald News Services.

Information from Other Sources. We may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from our Company Affiliates or business partners.

Do Not Track Signals. At this time we do not respond to browser 'Do Not Track' signals, as we await the work of interested stakeholders and others to develop standards for how such signals should be interpreted.

Use and Disclosure

We use the information we collect from and about you to provide the Times herald News Services and features to you, including: to measure and improve those Times herald News Services and features and to develop new products and services; to improve your experience with both online and off-line Times herald News Services by delivering content you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; to allow you to comment on content, and participate in online games, contests, other promotions, or rewards programs; to provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. In order to provide you with content and advertising that is more interesting and relevant to you, we may use the information from and about you to make inferences and predictions about your potential areas of interest. When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

We use the information we collect from and about you for these additional purposes:

To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Times herald News Services. The information we collect from and about you may be made available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, analytics and other measurement companies, agents or sponsors, who help us analyze and understand your use of the Times herald News Services, and manage and/or provide the Times herald News Services.

To allow social sharing functionality. If you log in with or connect a social media service account with Times herald News Services, we may share your user name, picture, and likes, as well as your activities and comments with other Times herald News Services users and with your friends associated with your social media service. We may also share the same information with the social media service provider. By logging in with or connecting your Times herald News Services account with a social media service, you are authorizing us to share information we collect from and about you with the social media service provider, other users and your friends and you understand that the social media service's use of the shared information will be governed by the social media service's privacy policy. If you do not want your personal information shared in this way, please do not connect your social media service account with your Times herald News Services account and do not participate in social sharing on Times herald News Services.

To provide co-branded services and features. We may offer co-branded services or features, such as contests, sweepstakes or other promotions together with a third party ("Co-Branded Services"). These Co-Branded Services may be hosted on Times herald News Services or on the third party's service. By virtue of these relationships, we may share the information you submit in connection with the Co-Branded Service with the third party. The third party's use of your information will be governed by the third party's privacy policy.

To deliver relevant advertisements. Times herald News and our service providers may use the information we collect from and about you to deliver relevant ads to you when you use the Times herald News Services (on any of your devices) or another service. As noted above, third-party advertising networks and advertisers may use cookies and similar technologies to collect and track information such as demographic information, inferred interests, aggregated information, and information the different devices you use and your activity on such devices, to assist them in delivering advertising that is more relevant to your interests. To find out more about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see //www.aboutads.info. If you would like to opt-out of such ad networks' and services' advertising practices on the particular device on which you are accessing this policy, go to //www.aboutads.info/choices to opt-out in desktop and mobile web browsers. You may download the AppChoices app at //www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt-out in mobile apps.

To contact you. Times herald News may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to the Times herald News Services. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of such as notifications of changes to the Times herald News Services or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app.

To share with our Company Affiliates. Times herald News may share your information with Company Affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. A link to a website that lists Company Affiliates can be found at the beginning of this policy. Users who visit Company Affiliates' services should still refer to their separate privacy policies, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy.

To share with business partners. Times herald News may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications consistent with your choices.

To protect the rights of Times herald News and others. There may be instances when Times herald News may use or disclose your information, including situations where Times herald News has a good faith belief that such use or disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Times herald News, our Company Affiliates or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of the Times herald News Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; or (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities.

To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Times herald News sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business (including in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings), Times herald News may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

Security

Times herald News uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.