Privacy

Revised and Effective February 4, 2016

IMPORTANT: You are responsible to read the following statement carefully before accessing or otherwise using this internet site owned by American Newzine, Inc. (the Company). The following statement applies to you. 

By accessing or using this site in any way or for any reason whatsoever, either intentionally or accidentally, you automatically confirm that you find this Privacy Statement acceptable to you. You also acknowledge that you agree to access or use this site “as is” and “as available.” Likewise, you access and use the site at your own risk including any affiliated and third-party site that you may access or use via a link on this site.

If you do not find this Privacy Statement acceptable then you should exit from this site immediately.

You are also responsible to read the Terms of Service for this site via the navigation tab of the same name. This Privacy Statement is a supplement to the Terms of Service agreement and is an integral part of it.

Our Commitment

Protecting your privacy is a top priority of American Newzine, Inc. and its brands. This Privacy Statement contains our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you access or use this site.

We periodically review our security and privacy practices in relation to best practices within our industry. When suitable and practical, we utilize best practices at the sole discretion of the Company. However, no matter how well we secure our site, we know that there is no such thing as a totally secure site. Indeed, cyberattacks against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and some of the largest businesses in the U.S. have been reported. This is why we do not represent or warrant that this site and your personal information are secure despite our efforts to the contrary.

Your Personal Information and How It Is Used

We consider your personal information to be private so we do not rent, sell, loan, or otherwise provide it to third parties without your permission unless it is for one or more of the following reasons:

  • To fulfill or otherwise handle your request for a product or service, make a purchase, or to respond to a request of yours or your legal representative.
  • To have a third-party help us improve the user experience, deliver sponsor or advertising content, or for another lawful purpose.
  • To protect the Company from liability.
  • To respond to a request from a court or law enforcement agency of jurisdiction, or to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • In connection with a proposed or actual sale, merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the Company or a division of it. 

The information we disclose to third parties other than specified above is in generally in the aggregate. In this way, we strive to limit the intentional disclosure of personal information.

Examples of statistical information we may obtain from you include:

  • The kind of browser or computer you use
  • Number of links you click within this site
  • State or country from which you accessed this site
  • Date, time, and length of  time of your visit(s)
  • Name of your internet service provider
  • Internet place you were on before landing on this site
  • Pages you view on this site
  • Length of time you stay on a page or the site overall 

If you open an account on this site, you have access to your personal information via the navigation tab labeled “Account.” You may cancel your account at any time and request that we delete your personal information.

Among other purposes, the technology on this site helps us determine how well our site is performing to meet your needs and expectations.

Some technology helps us collect user and visitor information in a variety of ways including information provided to the site in response to prompts. We may also collect information through technology such as user and visitor tracking logs and “cookies.” This allows us to deliver products or services or for the site to perform as intended. This also allows us to evaluate what we call the “user experience” or UX. With the help of this information and based on our evaluation, we can make plans to improve the UX.

A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your device when accessing a site. They are very common and generally regarded as a legitimate technology. Cookies save you time when browsing. We may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience.  Among other things, this helps make it easier for you to use this site. For example, this may be the way the site saves your preferences and login information so that you do not have to enter it again as a frequent visitor.

This site may also contain other technologies such as electronic images known as “beacons.” (They are also known as single-pixel gifs.) Some of the technology on this site allows us to count users who have visited the site and certain pages, how long they were there, and other user information.

If you make a purchase on our site with a debit or credit card, this information may be forwarded to our debit or credit card provider or another third party to help complete the transaction, fulfill service requests, or for other lawful purposes intended to help us serve you better.

The Company prefer that third-parties, such as sponsors and advertisers, do not use tracking technology unless you can “opt-in” and “opt-out.” However, we do not guarantee that they comply. Therefore, we are not responsible in anyway whatsoever for any non-compliance.

Links to Other Sites

For your convenience, we provide links from this site to other affiliated and non-affiliated internet sites including online merchants. You use those links and sites at your own risk. Since their Privacy Statements may be different from ours, you hereby acknowledge that you are solely responsible to read, understand, and agree to those Privacy Statements regardless of their title before using them or disclosing any personal information on them. This applies to any site owned by or affiliated with the Company.

Changes

The Company may update or otherwise revise this Privacy Statement at any time with or without notice.  When we do make a revision, we include the effective date.  A revised version of this Privacy Statement is effective when it is posted on this site unless it specifies otherwise. We encourage you to check periodically to see if a revised version is in effect.

Regardless, whenever you access or use this site, you hereby acknowledge and agree to the then current version of this Privacy Statement.

Contacting Us

You are to direct any legal notice or question pertaining to this Agreement to the following address:

American Newzine, Inc.
696 San Ramon Valley Blvd #340
Danville CA 94526

However, please be advised that since we are in the media industry and are not a law firm, we do not provide legal advice. You should refer any legal question to your legal counsel.

—   American Newzine, Inc.