Sunday October 28, 2007
TheCantonSentinel.com is a technology platform owned and operated by Matthew S. Cooper, The advertisements and related services posted on TheCantonSentinel.com are procured and provided by Matthew S. Cooper and/or subsidiaries and affiliates as listed here. In some cases, Matthew S. Cooper provides certain technical, marketing support, and customer support services to the subsidiaries and affiliates.
All references to " TheCantonSentinel.com ", "we", or "us" include Matthew S. Cooper, all subsidiaries and affiliates and their subsidiaries.
2. Collection of Personally Identifiable Information.
While you can browse some sections of the Websites without being a registered user, certain activities may require registration. In most cases, this information will be gathered from the Websites but it may also include personal information we gather from private-label, co-branded, and affiliate websites. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. Our servers are located in the United States. Therefore, if you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information. We may collect and store the following personal information:
name, email address, address, telephone number, and (depending on the service used), financial information such as credit card or bank account numbers; transactional information based on your activities on the Websites (such as search information); other transactional information (such as guest card information,); computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Website, and ad data; other information, including IP address and standard web log information; and supplemental information from third parties. (For example, if you incur a debt to TheCantonSentinel.com, we may conduct a credit check by obtaining additional information about you from a credit bureau, as permitted by law. As another example, if the information you provide cannot be verified, we may ask you to send us additional information (such as your driver's license, credit card statement, and/or a recent utility bill or other information confirming your address) or to answer additional questions online to help verify your identity).
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. For example, we may use your personal information and share your personal information within our corporate family to:
provide the services and customer support you request, including confirming emails related to the Website services, reminders, and transaction; resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; customize, measure, and improve our services and the Website's content and layout; tell you about targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences; compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties; do other things for you as described when we collect the information; help promote a safe service; measure consumer interest in our products and services; inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, and updates; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our agreements, terms, conditions, and policies; and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
In our efforts to continually improve our product and service offerings, we collect and analyze demographic and profile data about our users' activity on our Websites. We identify and use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Websites. Your IP address is also used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information. We will occasionally ask you to complete optional surveys. These surveys may ask you for contact information and demographic information (like zip code, age, or income level). We use this data to tailor your experience at our Websites, providing you with content that we think you might be interested in, and to display content according to your preferences.
TheCantonSentinel.com Registered Users:Our Website requires you to give us contact information (name, title, address, phone number, and email address) and billing information. We may also ask you for your credit card information. We use this information to create a unique user account, and to send you information related to our services and Websites.
To the extent we use your personal information to market to you, we will provide you the ability to opt-out of such uses; see the Choice/Opt-Out section below.
A "cookie" is a small piece of information stored by a website's server on a website's browser so it can be later read back from that browser. Cookies are useful for enabling the browser to remember information specific to a given user. TheCantonSentinel.com places both permanent and temporary cookies in your computer's hard drive. Our permanent cookies allow us to provide personalized features, such as automatically logging you into your personalized Start page. In order to use this feature, you must set your browser's preferences to allow permanent cookies. We also use temporary cookies (a.k.a. "per-session cookies") to improve the functionality and usability of our Websites. These temporary cookies are permanently erased from your computer as soon as you log out of your TheCantonSentinel.com account or link to a different website from your parent browser window. In order to use TheCantonSentinel.com you must set your browser's preferences to allow per-session cookies (most web browsers automatically accept cookies). We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous..
5. Sharing of information.
We may also disclose personal information if permitted to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process.
We may also share some or all of your personal information with:
6. Links to Other Sites.
Our websites link to other websites that may collect personally identifiable information about you. TheCantonSentinel.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those linked websites.
7. Security Precautions.
Our websites have stringent security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Once your information is in our possession we adhere to strict security guidelines, protecting it against unauthorized access.
TheCantonSentinel.com provides all users with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving non-essential (promotional, marketing-related) communications from us on behalf of our partners, and from us in general, after setting up an account. To remove your contact information from all TheCantonSentinel.com lists and newsletters, simply edit your email preferences.
9. Account Protection.
Your password is the key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters, and special characters and do not disclose your TheCantonSentinel.com password to anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify TheCantonSentinel.com and change your password.
10. Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information.
Your information is stored on servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Website. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.
12. Third Parties
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the following address:
Matthew S. Cooper
1277 Miller Rd.
Athens PA, 18810