COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC’s latest updates and upcoming events. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.
We also use personal information to help us create, develop, operate, and improve our content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes.
From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC’s communications.
COLLECTION AND USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION
We also collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
If you want to disable cookies and you’re using the Safari web browser, go to Safari preferences and then to the privacy pane to disable cookies. On your mobile device, go to Settings, then Safari, and then to the Cookies section. For other browsers, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC website will not be available once cookies are disabled. As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC may use this information in our marketing and advertising services. In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC website. When readers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages. Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format users can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.
DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES
At times MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC to provide products and services, or that help MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC market to users.
MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, managing and enhancing customer data, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC operates.
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence − for MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC takes the security of your personal information very seriously. When your personal data is stored by MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC, we use computer systems with limited access housed in facilities using physical security measures. When you use some MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC social networking service, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.
INTEGRITY AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13 without first receiving verifiable parental consent, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
To provide location-based services on MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC products, MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC and our partners and licensees may collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC computer or device. This location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used by MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC and our partners and licensees to provide and improve location-based products and services.
THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SERVICES
MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC websites and services may contain links to third-party websites and services. Our services may also use or offer services from third parties − for example, a third-party iPhone app. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details, is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
OUR COMPANYWIDE COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to MONTECITO JOURNAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.