June 12, 2008
Information Collected Through This Web site Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
We may ask you to provide us with personally identifiable information about yourself at various times and at various places on this Web site, such as when you register for newsletters, subscribe for home delivery, or choose to participate in a contest, sweepstakes, survey or other feature on the Web site. Personally identifiable information is information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally (such as your full name, address, or e-mail address). In addition, as part of our current and planned services, we may, at any time, include features to this Web site that require you to register or otherwise provide PII, including credit card information, or we may require registration or a subscription fee to gain access to any portion of this Web site. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in many of this Web site’s features. If you provide us with PII of a friend, such as name or e-mail address, (for example, in order to e-mail an article to a friend), or a friend has provided that information about you, we will not use that PII to send other e-mail communications unless otherwise disclosed at the time the information is provided. This is not a Web site directed to children younger than the age of 13, and this Web site does not knowingly collect PII from children younger than 13 years of age. If you are younger than 13 years of age, do not send any information about yourself to this Web site. If we discover that a child younger than the age of 13 has provided this Web site with PII, we will delete that child’s PII from our database.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you visit this Web site, our servers automatically collect certain Web site usage information. Web site usage information is non-identifying information that describes how our visitors use and navigate this Web site, and it includes the number and frequency of visitors to each Web page and the length of their stays. We also collect the information automatically sent to us by your browser, such as browser type, referrer data that identifies the Web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting this Web site, and IP address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet, which Web servers use to identify where to send the information your computer requests. We may use IP addresses for a number of purposes, such as system administration, to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit the use of this Web site. We also may determine the technology available through your browser in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a Web page. We may disclose non-identifying user information, such as aggregated statistics, to third parties for a variety of purposes, including describing our services, marketing and providing a better user experience on this Web site.
Our Use and Disclosure of Collected Information and Your Choices Use by this Web site
This Web site may make chat rooms, forums and message boards available to our users. If you post PII online, it will be publicly available and you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. We cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public in a forum. Also, we cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.
We store the information we collect from you on limited access servers, and we take steps to maintain the security of our servers and to protect your PII from unauthorized disclosure. However, even reasonable security measures do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit via the Internet, including to Michigan Chronicle Online.
Consent to Transfer
This Web site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this Web site, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to this transfer.
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