What Personal Information About Customers Does Hometown News & Views Gather?
The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your experience on our website. Here are the types of information we gather:
Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, providing services you request and communicating with you.
What About Cookies?
Does Hometown News & Views Share the Information It Receives?
We do not share customer information except as described below.
Agents: We may employ other companies and/or individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include processing applications, sending postal mail or e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
Promotional Offers: We may send offers or messages to selected groups of customers. If you do not want to receive such offers, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each message.
Protection of Hometown News & Views and Others: We will release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements; or protect our rights, property, or safety or that of our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
What Choices Do I Have?
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, though we may not be able to provide you services without it.
If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each message. (If you do not want to receive Conditions of Use and other legal notices from us, such as this Privacy Notice, those notices will still govern your use of Sparta, and it is your responsibility to review them for changes.)
Hometown News & Views does not sell or lease products for purchase by children. We sell products for purchase by adults. If you are under 18, you may use Hometown News & Views' website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and Revisions
If you choose to visit our website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of Texas.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
Information You Give Us
You provide most such information when you apply, submit an ad, event or other listing, make a payment, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with us. For example, you provide information when you communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; provide employer information when opening a corporate account. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone numbers; credit card information; including addresses and phone number; and financial information, including Social Security and driver's license numbers.
Information from Other Sources
Examples of information we may receive from other sources include updated our advertisers' delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next communication more easily; account information, purchase or redemption information; and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some customers.
Information You Can Access
Examples of information you can access easily on our website include up-to-date information regarding personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences, address); payment settings (including credit card information); and e-mail notification settings.