Privacy Policy for AVPress.com

 
 

AVPress.com is a part of Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc. We feel that your privacy is important. We have adopted the following policy explaining our position on information gathering and how we intend to use and share information we collect. It is important to note that this policy applies only to information collected by AVPress.com and does not apply to information obtained or used by the Antelope Valley Press.

AVPress.com collects and stores personally identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address, etc. The information we collect and store depends on your usage of AVPress.com. We use this information to operate our services, provide you with the highest quality services, offer you opportunities we think will be of interest, and better tailor the content to suit our users. This information is not shared with anyone outside of Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., except as provided for in this privacy policy. More specifics on the information we collect are outlined within this policy statement.

We do not sell any personal information we may collect -- such as names, e-mail addresses or phone numbers -- to third parties, including our advertisers. The only information we share with advertisers and/or partners is aggregate information about site usage and demographics.

Described below are the policies we adhere to in order to protect your privacy.

Passive data collection and use

Like most Web sites, AVPress.com collects and logs -- automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to you -- information that may include your IP address, the name and location of your Internet service provider, the type and version of your browser, the length of time that you stay on AVPress.com, search queries, your click-stream data, the location that referred you to AVPress.com, and the average number of pages viewed. Your IP address is the identifier assigned to your particular computer when you access the Internet. Depending on how you connect to the Internet, your IP address may always be the same, or it may change each time you access the Internet. Note that logging your IP address does not of itself provide us with your name, e-mail address or home or work address. We use this log information for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes and may also use it to gather general demographics information about you such as your general location and your Internet service provider in order to better provide our services to you.

How we collect and store information depends on the pages you visit, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. You can visit AVPress.com pages without providing any personal information, but activities like placing a classified ad or ordering a subscription online require personally identifiable information.

As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse cookies.

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisers

AVPress.com expects its partners, providers of content and services and advertisers to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, providers of content and services, advertisers and others accessible through our site may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to AVPress.com you may link to content or sites that are created and/or hosted by a third party. Also through AVPress.com, you may be introduced to, or be able to access information, services or Web sites by other companies. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., and AVPress.com are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

Electronic commerce with Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc.

For certain electronic commerce services on AVPress.com, such as placing classified ads electronically or subscribing to the Antelope Valley Press newspaper, we require personal information. To complete these transactions, we will collect information from you such as your name, address, credit card number and other financial or personally identifiable Information. We endeavor to protect the security of your payment information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which encrypts information you submit. The Antelope Valley Press uses the credit card and shipping information for the purpose of completing the transaction and does not provide this information to third parties except for the issuers of credit cards in order to process the transaction, or as otherwise set forth in this policy.

Cookies

Most standard Web browsers have a feature called "cookies," which allow a Web site to place information about a user's visit to that Web site in a small data text file that is stored on the user's computer. Our use of cookie technology will likely be transparent to you and is used to recognize you and hold information from one visit to the next in an effort to increase your ease of use of AVPress.com and to allow us to better understand how people use our site through click-stream analysis. For example, cookies can be used to control the number of times you see a particular advertisement while visiting AVPress.com. You can turn the cookies feature off by using your browser preference options, but doing so may limit your access.

Some of AVPress.com's third party content and service providers may place a cookie on the user's computer. If a user chooses to monitor or restrict cookies that are placed on his computer, the user can determine the Web site that is attempting to place a cookie. These cookies are controlled by the content provider, and users should refer to that provider's privacy policy for further information regarding the use of cookies.

Use of personally identifiable information

Personally identifiable information may be accessed by Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., personnel, and by certain third parties, such as those who provide technical support. We ask these third parties to keep any personal information supplied by us confidential. We also endeavor to keep your personally identifiable information inaccessible to other users or advertisers of AVPress.com.

We also reserve the right to disclose personally identifiable information when deemed necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, respond to claims, protect our computer systems and customers, ensure the integrity and safety of AVPress.com, its affiliates, or others.

We will not disclose your personally identifiable Information without your advance permission except as explained in this privacy policy or as explained at the time the information was collected.

Privacy rights

AVPress.com takes your privacy seriously. That is why we have adopted this privacy policy. Your use of the AVPress.com Web site or our services signifies acknowledgment of and consent to the information practices in our privacy policy. Other services, advertisers and information providers that are accessible through AVPress.com are provided by third parties, and have their own policies regarding the use of personal information. You should contact these third parties directly for their policies.

You agree that AVPress.com and Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., may access and disclose information about you or your use of our services when we deem it necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, to respond to claims, to protect our systems and customers, to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, or to protect the rights or property of AVPress.com and its affiliates. Such disclosure may include, without limitation, personally identifiable Information (name, address, phone, e-mail, etc.), your IP address, clickstream and traffic information and usage history. Our right to disclose any such information shall govern over any terms of our privacy policy.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Any financial information we request via our online ordering forms, is sent via a secure server and encrypted for user protection.

Classified ads

When a classified ad is placed online (whether it is to appear in print only or online and in print), we require contact information and financial information with the following exceptions:

  • Found ads in Classification 515 require contact information only .
  • Free ads cannot be placed online. They must be placed in person at one of our offices or mailed in.

Contact information:

In order to process your ad, we require your name, address, city, state, ZIP Code, phone number and e-mail address. Other information is optional. We will only use this information to contact you regarding your ad. This information will be kept private and not be sold to any third party.

Ad information:

Any information that you include in the text of your ad will be seen by the public. Antelope Valley Newspapers, Inc., has no control over how this information is used by readers of the Antelope Valley Press and AVPress.com. For that reason, please think carefully about the type of personal information you include in the text of your ad.

Credit Card transaction information

Credit Card transactions for AVPress.com make use of the following services and companies:

None retain your credit card information except as required by the transaction. Please see the individual above-listed Web sites for more information on privacy policies.

 

Payment methods

We gladly accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

Sales tax

Sales tax is included in the price of the subscription.

Access problems

If you are having trouble using online classified ad placement or subscription ordering, please contact Compserv@AVPress.com.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with this Web site, you may contact:

Antelope Valley Press:
P.O. Box 4050
Palmdale, CA 93590

Compserv@AVPress.com
Phone: 661-273-2700

 

Technical questions regarding your software, your computer's configuration or your Internet connection should be directed to your Internet access provider. AVPress.com cannot address questions except those specifically about content and services that we provide.