1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information You Provide
Herald and Tribune collects information in different ways when you interact with us, including when you:
- Make purchases from us;
- Create an account on our website;
- Visit our social media sites;
- Send us communications through email; and
- Request to receive newsletters, notifications, or other communications from us.
Information you submit may include your name, email address, address, user name and password, payment information, and [any other data elements] (this list is not intended to be exhaustive). Entering one of our contests or sweepstakes, submitting an employment application, or using one of our community functions may involve our collection of further information from you.
Automatically Collected Information
We obtain and retain certain information automatically when you interact with our Site, emails, and online advertising. We use this information to enhance our services, create a more personalized experience, evaluate the operation and use of our Site, and to support our marketing campaigns. When you access and interact with the Site, we may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Site, 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 Site from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data, or other transactional information for that device. We may collect this information using “cookies” and other website technologies (i.e., browser pixels, beacons, and Adobe flash technology).
“Cookies” and other website technologies are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. 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 so the website 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 Site, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen.
Most browsers offer instructions on how to manage, control, and delete cookies in the Help section of the toolbar. You can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. You can also manually delete cookies from your computers. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content, or personalization available through the Site.
Third parties that support the Site by providing services, such as tracking aggregate Site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. Herald and Tribune does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies.
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 business partners.
2. USE AND DISCLOSURE
Business Use and Disclosure
We use your information to offer and provide our products and services and to perform our business operations, including order or service fulfillment, internal business processes, marketing, authentication, loss and fraud prevention, public safety and legal functions. Examples of these functions include:
- To provide the services you request;
- To measure and improve the Site and other features.
- To improve your experience with the Site by providing content you may find relevant and interesting.
- To provide you with support and to respond to inquiries.
- To allow third-party service providers – such as contractors, agents, or sponsors – to assist us in providing and managing the Site and performing the services you request from us.
- To contact you and send materials and notifications related to the Site and Herald and Tribune.
Sandusky Newspaper, Inc. (“SNI”) is the parent company of Herald and Tribune. Accordingly, if you provide information to any of the businesses or websites owned or operated by SNI, we may merge and share that information with other current or future SNI entities, including affiliates and subsidiaries. We may also share personal information in the event of a corporate sale, merger, acquisition, dissolution or similar event. 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.
Other Use and Disclosure
There may be instances when Herald and Tribune may disclose your information where Herald and Tribune has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to:
- Protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of the Site or members of the public?
- Protect against fraud or for risk management purposes? and
- Comply with the law or legal process.
3. USER ACCESS AND CONTROL
If you would like to access, review, correct, update, or otherwise request that we modify use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may contact using the information below. In your request, please include your email address, name, address, and telephone number and specify clearly what information you would like to access, change, update, or suppress. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. For California residents, you may request that we not share your personal information on a going forward basis with unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes by emailing the contact provided above. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.
If you want to stop receiving materials and notification, you can contact us at the information below or by following the unsubscribe instruction that may appear in such communications. There are certain service notification communications that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the Site or policies.
Email: [email protected]
Mail: 204 W Main St, Johnson City, TN 37604
The Site is for a general audience and is not intended for use by children under 13 years of age without permission from their parent or legal guardian. Herald and Tribune does not knowingly collect information from children under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe your child has disclosed personally identifiable information please contact us and we will work to delete that information.
5. STEPS WE TAKE TO PROTECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
Herald and Tribune works to use reasonable security measures to protect the confidentiality and integrity of personal information. For example, personal information maintained in hard copy records may be kept in locked locations or cabinets. We restrict the number of employees who have access to certain personal information. Employees who violate our privacy and security policies are subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. We require the service providers who have access to your information to maintain the security of your information. We also mandate that our service providers only use the information solely for providing the services we request. We also work to use reasonable safeguards to protect your information in electronic format. However, we cannot ensure or guaranty the security of your information, so any information you provide to us is done so at your own risk.
6. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Location of Data
Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, comments are the sole responsibility of the individual commenters. Herald and Tribune reserves the right to delete any comments that include hate speech, libel, plagiarism, threats, personal attacks or off-topic assertions, and inappropriate language in order to protect the integrity of the site and its users. We do not edit comments for content.
1. OWNERSHIP, LICENSE & RESTRICTIONS ON USE
1.1 All right, title and interest (including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights) in this Site belongs to Herald and Tribune. In addition, the names, images, pictures, logos and icons identifying Herald and Tribune’s products and services are proprietary marks of Herald and Tribune and/or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Except as expressly provided below, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, under copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights.
1.2 You are hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to view this Site, and to download and/or print insignificant portions of materials retrieved from this Site provided (a) it is used only for informational, non-commercial purposes, and (b) you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices. Except as expressly provided above, no part of this Site, including but not limited to materials retrieved there from and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means, without the express written permission of Herald and Tribune.
2. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
2.2 Herald and Tribune may now or in the future allow you to place classified or other forms of advertisements (“Classified Ad”). In publishing a Classified Ad, we will only accept standard abbreviations and proper punctuation. We do not accept any liability for any errors or omissions by the seller in the description of goods used in the Classified Ad. We are not obligated to publish any Classified Ad. We reserve the right to edit, re-classify, revise, reject, or cancel any Classified Ad at any time, at our sole discretion. Any publication of a Classified Ad does not constitute an agreement for continued publication. Publication does not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship of the seller. Any use of a Classified Ad is AT YOUR OWN RISK. We are never a party to any transaction between buyers and sellers. We do not review any Classified Ad and are not liable for any transactions between buyers and sellers. We do not knowingly accept any Classified Ad that discriminates or intends to discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, handicap, or familial status. We do not knowingly accept any Classified Ad regarding employment that is not for a bona fide job opportunity nor do we knowingly accept any that are for tobacco, gentlemen’s clubs, adult-oriented materials, offshore services, or Internet gambling.
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4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
A COVERED PARTY (AS DEFINED BELOW) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND LOST PROFITS OR SAVINGS) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY COVERED PARTY. “Covered Party” means Herald and Tribune, its affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of any of them.
5. PRODUCT & SERVICE AVAILABILITY IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES
This Site may contain references or cross references to Herald and Tribune’s products and services that are not available in every country.
6. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION; DISPUTES
You furthermore agree that any Dispute will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. You are giving up the right to litigate (or participate in as a party or class member) all Disputes in court before a judge or jury. Instead, all Disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the FAA. Any court with jurisdiction over the parties may enforce the arbitrator’s award.
In the event of a Dispute, you or Herald and Tribune must give the other a Notice of Dispute, which is a written statement that sets forth the name, address and contact information of the party giving it, the facts giving rise to the dispute, and the relief requested. You must send any Notice of Dispute by U.S. Mail to Herald and Tribune at Attention Alan Broyles, Operations Manager, 204 W Main St, Johnson City, TN 37604. You and Herald and Tribune will attempt to resolve any Dispute through informal negotiation within 60 days from the date the Notice of Dispute is sent. After 60 days, you or Herald and Tribune may commence arbitration. You are not required to wait 60 days to file a small claims action.
The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules, including the AAA’s supplementary procedures for consumer-related disputes. The AAA’s rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. You agree to commence arbitration only in your county of residence or in Washington County, Tennessee. We will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. Likewise, Herald and Tribune will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submission, or in person by following the AAA rules. In a Dispute involving $10,000 or less, any hearing will be telephonic unless the arbitrator finds good cause to hold an in-person hearing instead. The arbitrator may award the same damages to you individually as a court could.
You agree that the making of claims or resolution of Disputes pursuant to this agreement shall be in your individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, consolidated, or representative proceeding. You agree that to the extent permitted by applicable law, that any and all Disputes will be resolved individually in the forum designated in this section, without resort to any form of class action.
To the extent permitted by law, any Dispute to which this section applies must be filed within one year in small claims court or in arbitration with the AAA. The one-year period begins when the claim or Notice of Dispute could first be filed. If such a Dispute isn’t filed within one year, it’s permanently barred.
If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial.
7. CHANGES TO SITE AND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
8. ENTIRE AGREEMENT; SEVERABILITY
9. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
When you use our Services or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site or through the other Services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. Any communication or other information sent to Herald and Tribune via e-mail or otherwise in connection with your use of this Site, including but not limited to suggestions, ideas and comments, will be treated as non-confidential and all such information may be used by Herald and Tribune for any purpose without compensation. Disclosure shall constitute an assignment of all right, title and interest in such information to Herald and Tribune.
10. LINKS TO Herald and Tribune’s WEB PAGES
10.2 When linking to this Site you may use one or more Herald and Tribune’s logos as a link anchor. To ensure proper usage of Herald and Tribune’s logos, we’ve presented them here. These logos are trademarks of Herald and Tribune and Herald and Tribune retains all rights in them. Herald and Tribune grants you a limited license to use these logos solely for linking to Herald and Tribune web pages as provided above. Logos cannot be altered or modified other than to make them larger or smaller. Except for the limited license provided above, Herald and Tribune does not grant, by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license to use any trademark, copyrighted materials or other proprietary materials displayed on this Site and any other use is strictly prohibited.
11. MESSAGE BOARDS, BLOGS, & SHARING
11.1 Herald and Tribune may, now or in the future, allow users to post, upload transmit through, or otherwise make available on the Site (collectively, “submit”) messages, receipts, text, illustrations, personal stories, reviews, illustrations, files, graphics, photos, comments, sounds, music, videos, information, content, or other materials (“User Content”). Herald and Tribune is not responsible for User Content for any links or images embedded in the User Content, or for the results obtained by using the User Content. Herald and Tribune does not endorse or warrant, and is not responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement contained in User Content. Under no circumstances will Herald and Tribune be liable for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the Site, User Content or information or materials obtained through User Content.
You shall not submit any User Content that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, or property right of a third party without the owner’s express permission. You are solely liable for any damages resulting from your failure to obtain consent.
You shall not submit content that (a) violates or infringes the rights of others; (b) is unlawful, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, profane, lewd, lascivious, excessively violent, or otherwise objectionable; (c) encourages criminal conduct or conduct that gives use to civil liability or otherwise violates any law; (d) advertises goods or services; (e) solicits funds; (f) contains instructions, formulas, or advice that could harm or injure; or (g) is a chain letter of any kind.
User Content, including any personally identifiable information (including as name, address, telephone number, or email address), submitted is accessible to other users, including people you may not know. Making this information available may result in receiving unsolicited emails or of other users sharing your information. You should use discretion when communicating with others or disclosing personal information. Herald and Tribune has no control over and shall have no liability for any damages resulting from the use or misuse by any third party of information that you make public by submitting it. If you choose to make personally identifiable information available you do so at your own risk.
By submitting User Content, you automatically grant Herald and Tribune a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable and transferable, right and license to use, record, sell, lease, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works, from publicly displaying or perform, transmit, publish, and otherwise exploit the User Content, in whole or part as Herald and Tribune deems appropriate including, but not limited to, in connection with Herald and Tribune, its subsidiaries, affiliates, or business.
Herald and Tribune has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the User Content. We reserve the right not to post any User Content, but we do not have an obligation to post, maintain, screen or otherwise use User Content. We may discontinue the ability to submit User Content in our own discretion.
The User is responsible for evaluating the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of all content on the Site including User Content.
11.2 DMCA Notice. Herald and Tribune asks our users to respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond appropriately to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement, as set forth more fully below. In Herald and Tribune’s sole discretion, Herald and Tribune may remove content that may be infringing on another person’s intellectual property rights with or without notice to the potential infringer. In accordance with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, Herald and Tribune has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Herald and Tribune’s sole discretion, users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. If we remove or disable access in response to a DMCA Notice (as defined below), we will make a good faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter-notification. If you own a copyright in a work (or represent such a copyright owner) and believe that your (or such owner’s) copyright in that work has been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via the Service, then you may send us a written notice that includes all of the following:
(i) a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;
(ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
(iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing or is the subject of infringing activity is located that is reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (please include the URL of the Service on which the material appears);
(iv) your full name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and
(vii) your electronic or physical signature.
Herald and Tribune will only respond to DMCA Notices that it receives by mail, e-mail, or facsimile at the addresses below:
By Mail: Attention Alan Broyles, Operations Manager, 204 W Main St, Johnson City, TN 37604
By E-Mail: [email protected]
By Facsimile: 423-929-8010
It is often difficult to determine if your copyright has been infringed. Herald and Tribune may elect to not respond to DMCA Notices that do not substantially comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and Herald and Tribune may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to its attention via notices that do not substantially comply with the DMCA.
Please note that the DMCA provides that any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
We may send the information that you provide in your notice to the person who provided the allegedly infringing work. That person may elect to send us a DMCA Counter-Notification.
Without limiting Herald and Tribune’s other rights, Herald and Tribune may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate a repeat infringer’s access to the Service and any other website owned or operated by Herald and Tribune.
12. YOUR ACCOUNT
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.
IF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE IN FULL, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.
Effective: January 1, 2014
Last Updated: May 21, 2014