Lee County Courier (leecountycourier.net, "we", "our") is firmly committed to
respecting your privacy in the course of offering you a high quality, interactive,
and personalized experience. We take your privacy concerns seriously. Our Privacy
Policy is designed to inform you about how we may collect, use, share, and store
information about you and the choices available to you.
This Highlights section contains an overview of our privacy practices. The full
Information We Collect - We collect various information about you when you use our
information you provide to us;
information about how you use our websites, mobile applications, and other online
information about the computers and devices you use to access our services;
information about your online activities and your interests;
information about how you respond to our communications;
information about the location of your mobile device based on the location of nearby
WiFi networks or, subject to your consent, information accessed via the location
functionality of your device; and
information about you from publicly or commercially available sources.
How We Use Information - We use information:
to provide you with products and services, respond to your requests, manage
contests, and to personalize the content on our services;
for research purposes;
to communicate with you about your account; learn about you; send you or provide you
with ads, offers, or other content based on your interests; and resolve disputes;
to improve, maintain, and troubleshoot our services.
Sharing Information - We share information:
with third parties, including service providers that process information on our
behalf, to facilitate transactions and provide you with services;
with our affiliates;
to facilitate interest-based advertising; and
in association with a transfer of a business or related assets; when there is a
legal obligation to disclose your information; or to protect our legal rights, the
public, or others.
You may update or delete the account information you provide us for any of our
services in the account information page for that service.
You may indicate your preferences regarding marketing communications in the
Newsletter Member Center of our services.
You can learn about your ability to register your "do not track" preferences in the
Interest-Based Advertising section of the full Policy.
We use reasonable security measures to protect your information..
Our services are not intended for children under 13..
We are not responsible for any third-party products or services you access via our
a notice at Lee County Courier. Your continued use of our services after notice
visiting or using any website, mobile application, or online service governed by
your only option is to not use the websites, mobile applications, or online services
Inc., which directly or indirectly owns and operates the newspaper, website and app
What Information Do We Collect?
How We Use the Information We Collect
How We Share the Information We Collect
Third-Party Links and Content
applications, and online services ("our services") that link or otherwise refer to
sources, we will treat the combined information as being governed by this Privacy
affiliates (including Lee County Courier) collect through other means (for example,
at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail).
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Information that you provide to us: We and our service providers collect information
that you provide when you use our services. For example, to access certain parts of
our services, you may have to register for an account. During registration we may
collect your name, address, username, password, and email address. You may also
provide us with information when you post a message on our services; sign up to
receive communications from us; register for contests; participate in surveys;
purchase a print subscription or classified ad; or contact us with a question,
comment, or request. The information that you may provide us includes but is not
Date of birth
Payment information, including account or card number
When you use social media platforms, applications or tools that enable features like
audio or video content (sometimes known as "plugins"), or other features that are
operated or offered by other companies (sometimes known as "third parties") and are
integrated into our services or allow you to connect to our services, we may collect
information from those third parties. Please refer to the privacy settings of the
social media platforms or third-party features you use to manage how information is
If you wish to forward an article or other information to a friend using our
services, we will ask you to provide your friend's name and email address. We may
collect statistics on which articles are forwarded. We do not sell, rent, or market
information about the friends to whom you forward articles or information, and we
use your friends' names and email addresses only for purposes of forwarding articles
or other information subject to your request.
Passive data collection: Like most companies that offer online services, we and our
service providers may automatically collect certain technical information from your
computer or mobile device when you use our services or interact with us. The
information we may collect includes:
Content viewed on our services
Pages viewed immediately before and after you access our websites
Which ads or content from us or our affiliated companies you view, access, or click on
Your activities over time and across websites and apps within The McClatchy Company
network and within the network of websites and apps serviced by the ad networks,
advertisers, service providers, and other companies with which we do business,
following your use of one of our websites or apps
Whether you open our electronic communications and where you click within them
Features of our services that you use
Name and location of your Internet Service Provider
Amount of time spent on our pages and how many pages you viewed during your visit
For more information about how we collect this information, see Use of Web Beacons,
Cookies and Other Technologies.
We, our service providers, and other third parties with which we do business may
collect information about you from publicly available sources (e.g., social media
platforms) and commercially available resources. We may combine that information
with the information described above and will handle the combined information as
Location Information - Our mobile applications may collect precise information about
the location of your mobile device via your device's GPS or cellular connectivity,
but only with your express consent. Once you have consented to the collection of
such precise location information via your mobile device, you may adjust this
consent by managing your Location Services preferences through the settings of your
mobile device. We may also be able to infer your location from other information
that you provide or information that we collect passively, such as the known
locations of nearby WiFi networks.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may use the information we collect for a number of purposes, including, but not
limited to: providing you with the products, services, or information you request or
providing you with information about your account and our products and services;
using your location information to deliver location-based services that you request
or location-based offers that may be of interest to you;
delivering information to you about offers for goods or services that may be of
interest to you (see the Interest-Based Advertising section for more information);
personalizing your experience when using our services and providing content based on
your interests or other demographics;
improving or troubleshooting our services;
determining whether you are eligible for contests or promotions;
generating and analyzing statistics about how you use our services and respond to
creating compiled, aggregate, and anonymous information about the users' of our
services and how our users interact with our services ("Aggregated Information");
safeguarding your information;
helping our advertisers and other companies better understand our users; and
detecting, preventing, and responding to potential fraud, intellectual property
infringement, violations of our Terms of Service, violations of law, or other misuse
of our services.
We may combine or aggregate any of the information we collect from our services and
elsewhere for any of these purposes.
HOW WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may disclose information about you:
to service providers that process payments, handle marketing communications, provide
technical support, conduct surveys, or perform other services for us;
to business partners when you have elected to receive communications from them;
to business partners that engage in interest-based advertising;
as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process;
as necessary to process transactions and provide you with the services, products, or
information you request or purchase;
when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to protect the rights
or property of our affiliates or us, or to protect the safety of you or others;
to detect, prevent, or respond to potential fraud, intellectual property
infringement, violations of our Terms of Service, violations of law, or other misuse
of our services
to proceed with the negotiation or completion of a merger, acquisition, sale, or
other transfer of all or part of our assets; or
subject to your consent.
We do not share your credit card information or other financial information to third
parties for their marketing purposes or other independent use. When we share
information with third parties for processing credit card or other payments, we
require those third parties to comply with applicable Payment Card Industry
We may share Aggregated Information with third parties that provide content and
services for us. We may also share Aggregated Information with advertisers and
others so that they can better understand our audience. For example, we might
disclose the gender, age, or geographical breakdown of our user base.
Unless you have consented otherwise, we do not sell, rent, barter, or otherwise give
away user lists, users' names, email addresses, or mailing addresses so that
advertisers or other third parties may send you advertisements or other
You should know that when you voluntarily disclose personal information publicly on
our services (for example, when commenting on articles), that information may be
collected and used by others and you may receive unsolicited communications from
other people. When you share information via features offered on our services by
other companies (sometimes known as "third-party plugins"), the privacy settings of
the for those features govern how the information will be shared. When you are
logged into our services, depending on the service you are logged into, your name
may be displayed, and your email address and contact information may be viewed. Be
sure to logout of your account and take other steps to ensure that others cannot
view that information without your knowledge.
THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND CONTENT
Our services and communications may contain links to or content from websites or
other online services provided by third parties. We expect our partners and
third-party providers to respect your privacy, but you acknowledge and agree that we
are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by websites and
other services that are not under our control. The privacy practices of third
parties are governed by their privacy policies, and we encourage you to review the
privacy policies of all websites and online services that you use, view, or visit.
collect information when you use our services.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website stores on your computer
or device in the cookie file associated with the browser that you use to access the
identify you. But if you choose the "Remember Me" feature or similar features, a
cookie will store information that helps remember you, such as your username.
Cookies help us recognize you when you return to our websites and hold information
from one visit to the next for your ease of use. Cookies also help us better
understand how people use our services through click-stream analysis. Further
preferences regarding their use is contained in the Interest Based Advertising
Third-party content providers, advertisers, and advertising companies may place
cookies on your computer or mobile device. Those cookies are controlled by the third
disable third-party cookies and how to register your preferences regarding the use
of some third-party cookies, see the Interest Based Advertising section of this
We and some of our advertisers work with ad networks and ad delivery platforms that
place retargeting pixels on users' computers to gather information about users'
online activities, such as browsing histories and demographic information. This
information can be aggregated into audience segments, which help deliver relevant
advertising to users visiting our websites and third-party websites that use the
Some of our services and communications may contain tiny electronic images known as
web beacons. We use web beacons to assist us in delivering cookies on our services
and to allow us to count users who have visited those pages. We may include web
beacons in promotional email messages in order to determine whether messages have
been opened and acted upon.
To help ensure that you receive ads that are relevant to your interests on our
services, our advertisers' services, and elsewhere on the Internet, we and
third-parties (including service providers, advertisers, and advertising companies)
may collect information about your online activities over time and across different
websites and apps. We and third parties may use that information to help understand
audience segments. Advertisers may use the segments to determine the audience groups
to which they wish to deliver particular ads. Through this process, we do not use
information that directly identifies you.
You can opt out of receiving interest-based advertising from some companies,
including us and our service providers, by visiting the following sites:
https://preferences-mgr.truste.com/. Opting out does not mean you will no longer
receive advertising. It means that the company or companies from which you opted out
will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
If you do not wish to allow cookies to be placed on your computer or device, you can
configure your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) to
disable or delete cookies, you may remove your opt-out preferences. Deleting and/or
preferences will help to ensure that you do not receive interest-based advertising.
Again, this does not mean that you will not receive ads, it simply means that you
will not receive ads that are tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.
Do Not Track signals or other mechanisms that provide a method to opt out of the
collection of information across the networks of websites and online services in
which we participate; if we do so in the future, we will describe how we do so here.
For more information on Do Not Track, please visit http://allaboutdnt.com.
We care about children's privacy. Our services are not directed to, nor do we
knowingly collect information from, children under the age. We will not knowingly
allow children under 13 to register for or become members of our services. If we
discover that we have received any information from a child under 13, we will take
reasonable steps to promptly delete that information. If you believe we have
collected information from anyone under 13 without parental consent, please contact
us via any of the channels listed below.
In general, if you register to use any of our services, you may update the
information you have provided to us for any of our services by visiting the account
information page of that service.
When you register for our services, you may be able to indicate your preferences
regarding marketing communications. In the Newsletter Member Center of our services,
you may be able to change those preferences and select the categories of
communications that interest you. When we or our affiliates send you emails
containing offers that may be of interest of you, those emails may contain links via
which you may opt out of receiving those communications.
You will not be able to opt-out of receiving certain service-related or
transactional communications relating to our services unless you cancel your
registration or membership.
You can delete accounts associated with our services by visiting the appropriate
account information page for that service and clicking on the link "delete my
account." When you do so, we will delete your information from our servers except
for a transactional record of your account. Some information may remain on back-up
media. Deleting your account cancels your membership and you may no longer be able
to access some of our services or some of the features or content offered by our
services. If you need assistance locating the account information page for any
service, or updating or deleting the information you have provided in connection
with the service, please contact us as set forth below.
While we strive to maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical
safeguards to protect your information, no information system can be 100% secure. We
cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information. Moreover, we cannot be
responsible for information that you transmit over networks that we do not control
or information that you choose to publicly disclose. You are solely responsible for
maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information.
We make reasonable efforts to secure the account information pages and other
registration locations for our services, such that they can be accessed only by our
authorized personnel or by logging in with your member name and password.
We endeavor to protect the security of your payment information during transmission
by using technology that encrypts information you submit.
NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS - YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS:
If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: a) information
identifying all third-party companies to which we may have disclosed, within the
past year, personal information pertaining to you and your family for those
companies' direct marketing purposes; and b) a description of the categories of
personal information disclosed. To obtain such information, please email your
request to efrederick@Lee County Courier.
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION
By using any of our services, you agree that we may collect, use and transfer your
outside the country where you live. If you reside in a country in the European Union
or other jurisdiction that provides access rights under law, you may access, correct
or update the personal information you have provided by going to your account
information page for any service provided by us and personally updating the
information. Alternatively, you may contact us as set forth below. You may be
charged a reasonable fee for access to information.
regularly for any changes, and your continued use of the Site after such changes
have been made constitutes acceptance of those changes. If you are a registered user
of our services and we make any revisions that materially change the ways in which
we use or share the information previously collected from you through our services,
we will notify you of those revisions by sending an email to the email address
listed in your registration. We will also post a notice of any material change to
this policy by posting a notice on Lee County Courier.
If you have any questions or comments about our privacy practices, we may be reached
Lee County Courier,
303 West Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
DEFINITION OF CERTAIN TERMS
IP Address- the identifier assigned to facilitate communications over 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. An IP address does not in
and of itself disclose your name, email address, or home or work address.
Service Providers- unaffiliated companies that perform services on our behalf, such
as printing, mailing, processing payments, managing the delivery of advertisements,
collections, data processing, or communications. We strive to limit the amount of
users' personally identifiable information shared with service providers. We ask
these service providers to keep confidential the information that we provide to
them, and we require them to not share, sell, or rent any information collected from
our users that directly identifies our users.
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