INFORMATION COLLECTED ON OUR SITE
We or our third party service providers may collect and track the following types of information about users on our Site:
Optional Voluntary Information. In order to access or use certain services and capabilities on our Site, you may be required to voluntarily submit certain Personal Information. The use of these services or capabilities is purely optional, so you are not required to submit any Personal Information to SF Examiner if you do not wish to use them. Some of these capabilities include our “e-mail this to a friend” function; participation in surveys, contests, or sweepstakes; or to submit feedback to us. In addition, in order to place classified advertisements on our Site, you will be required to register and provide certain Personal Information directly to certain third party service providers who manage the classified advertising functionality of our Site, including Kaango and Monster.com (“Classified Advertising Providers”).
Usage tracking. SF Examiner tracks user traffic patterns and content accessed throughout our Site. SF Examiner sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms users of our Site enter in our Search function. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand our audience.
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Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We may collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser, such as your IP address, the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed our Site, information on your operating system and browser, and the date and time of your visit. Such information does not by itself identify you personally. However, if you have registered on the Site, it may be possible for us to link the information provided by your browser to information that identifies you personally. In addition, we may review our server logs for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we might share our server logs — which contain visitors’ IP addresses — with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SITE
SF Examiner creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track usage patterns in a manner which can be identified to individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
THIRD PARTY SITES
Third party sites, including our Classified Advertising Providers, partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our Site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our Site you may link to, or view certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party, including without limitation our classified advertisements, which are hosted by our Classified Advertising Providers. Through the Site you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, third party sites, advertisements, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. SF Examiner is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties and is not liable to you for any claims that may arise from your interaction with those third parties or their sites. You should exercise caution and check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing Personal Information or another party’s information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
AP NEWS REGISTRY
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent. The Site is not directed at nor targeted to children under the age of 13 and we do not use the Site to knowingly solicit Personal Information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with any Personal Information. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided Personal Information to the Site, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our databases.
SF Examiner operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary. Only authorized individuals have access to the Personal Information provided by our Site’s users.
MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION
We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your Personal Information. You may update or modify your information or change your preferences at any time by logging in to the Site using your user name and password, and updating your user profile.