Privacy Policy

Introduction

The staff of the Humboldt Sentinel is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website. In fact, we support enhanced protections for all consumers’ electronic and Internet privacy.

In general, we treat your contact information as private and confidential. We will not typically give, sell, rent, exchange or otherwise provide your information with anyone else without your prior consent. Public figures and our competitors are naturally exempt from this protection, as well as those who submit material for publication.

Web Site Policy

Our servers may record the IP address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site.

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, to diagnose and correct system errors, and to improve the site. We do not connect this information to your name or identity, and we periodically delete this information from the server.

Information that is not provided with the express intent of subscription, ordering, membership or donation is not saved and will not be captured for use in other communications. This includes any e-mail address supplied in forwarding news articles or encouraging others to participate in online activism. See below for details on how we treat information provided in membership and ordering contexts.

We make limited use of “cookies” on this site for features such as discussion boards and polls. These cookies are only accessible by humboldtsentinel.com and are typically deleted as soon as possible.

Electronic Mailing List Policies

Humboldt Sentinel offers several electronic mailing lists. If you choose to subscribe to any of these lists, we may ask for personal information, such as your name, zip code, and email address. This information is used strictly to manage our lists (for example, we may use your zip code for a targeted mailing on an issue affecting your area), and will be used exclusively for the purpose of sending you e-mail from Humboldt Sentinel. You will not be contacted in any other way, nor will your information be offered to a third-party. We do not sell, rent or share our electronic mailing lists. We do not sell, rent or share our electronic mailing lists. You can unsubscribe from any of our lists at any time.

Lists maintained by Humboldt Sentinel for electronic mailings are exclusively “opt-in” lists. We do not purchase information from third-party sources or gather personal data from the web (known as spidering) for inclusion in our ongoing e-mail lists.

Online and Phone Orders for Materials

Information provided to us in the course of placing an order for educational materials, activist toolkits, media reform promotional materials, or other materials offered by Humboldt Sentinel (whether or not the materials are offered at a cost or not) may be retained for use in future communications, such as membership drives, or when we unveil similar offerings that we believe may be of interest to you. This information will not be given, sold, rented, shared or otherwise provided to anyone else without your prior consent (except when compelled by law — see below).

We do not retain credit card information supplied to us. All financial data is collected via a secure web connection, and is stored or transmitted using appropriate security measures at all times.

Compelled Disclosure

If we are required by law to disclose any information that you have provided us, we will attempt to give you notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made, in order to give you an opportunity to object. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

Questions?

For any other information about our privacy practices and/or this policy, please contact
editor ~AT~ humboldtsentinel.com or call (707) 667-3302.

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We encourage reproduction and distribution of original materials on this site for educational and personal use. Other use shall only be permitted with the written permission of the publisher.

 

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