Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Your privacy is important to us. At CalCoastNews.com we have a few fundamental principles:

- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

CalCoastNews.com. (“CalCoastNews.com”) operates several websites including calcoastnews.com and uncoveredslo.com. It is CalCoastNews.com’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
  • We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Like most website operators, CalCoastNews.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CalCoastNews.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CalCoastNews.com’s visitors use its website. From time to time, CalCoastNews.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

CalCoastNews.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. CalCoastNews.com does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to CalCoastNews.com’s websites choose to interact with CalCoastNews.com in ways that require CalCoastNews.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CalCoastNews.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with CalCoastNews.com, may be asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, CalCoastNews.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CalCoastNews.com. CalCoastNews.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

CalCoastNews.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, CalCoastNews.com may monitor the comments on the CalCoastNews.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. CalCoastNews.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CalCoastNews.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

CalCoastNews.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CalCoastNews.com’s behalf or to provide services available at CalCoastNews.com’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using CalCoastNews.com’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. CalCoastNews.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, CalCoastNews.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when CalCoastNews.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CalCoastNews.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an CalCoastNews.com website and have supplied your email address, CalCoastNews.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with CalCoastNews.com and our products. We  expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. CalCoastNews.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CalCoastNews.com uses cookies to help CalCoastNews.com identify and track visitors, their usage of CalCoastNews.com website, and their website access preferences. CalCoastNews.com visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CalCoastNews.com’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of CalCoastNews.com’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by CalCoastNews.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, CalCoastNews.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CalCoastNews.com’s sole discretion. CalCoastNews.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a CalCoastNews.com account, you should  check this sites  Privacy Policy page for  changes to these policies.

Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.