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privacy policy

Lee County Courier (, "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

Privacy Policy is available here.

Information We Collect - We collect various information about you when you use our

services, including:

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.

Your Choices

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.

Other Information

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


We may notify you of material updates to our Privacy Policy via email and will post

a notice at Lee County Courier. Your continued use of our services after notice

constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy.

Lee County Courier PRIVACY POLICY

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. You understand and agree that, by

visiting or using any website, mobile application, or online service governed by

this Privacy Policy, you consent to the processing of information as set forth in

this Privacy Policy. Please note that this Privacy Policy is subject to change. We

recommend that you review the Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes

to this Privacy Policy, we will update the Effective Date at the top of this page.

If you disagree with any portion of this Privacy Policy, now or as amended by us,

your only option is to not use the websites, mobile applications, or online services

governed by it. This Privacy Policy includes references to The Lee County Courier

Inc., which directly or indirectly owns and operates the newspaper, website and app

referenced in this Privacy Policy.


What Information Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

What Information Do We Collect?

How We Use the Information We Collect

How We Share the Information We Collect

Third-Party Links and Content

Children's Privacy


Your Choices

Contact Information


This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through our websites, mobile

applications, and online services ("our services") that link or otherwise refer to

this Privacy Policy. If we combine this information with information from other

sources, we will treat the combined information as being governed by this Privacy

Policy. This Privacy Policy does not otherwise apply to information that we or our

affiliates (including Lee County Courier) collect through other means (for example,

at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail).


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

limited to:


Mailing address

Email address

Date of birth

Telephone number



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:

IP address

Operating system

Device type

Device manufacturer

Device identifier

Browser type

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

described in this Privacy Policy.

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.


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

our communications;

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.


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.


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.


We may use cookies, web beacons (also known as pixels), and other technologies to

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

website. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies alone generally cannot be used to

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

information on our use of cookies, including how to disable them or register your

preferences regarding their use is contained in the Interest Based Advertising

section of this Privacy Policy.

Third-party content providers, advertisers, and advertising companies may place

cookies on your computer or mobile device. Those cookies are controlled by the third

parties and are not governed by this Privacy Policy. For information on how to

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

Privacy Policy.

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

same pixels.

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:,,, and 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

delete and/or control the use of cookies. Please note that the interest-based

advertising opt outs provided in the links above rely on the use of cookies. If you

disable or delete cookies, you may remove your opt-out preferences. Deleting and/or

controlling the use of cookies AND visiting the opt-out links above to register your

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.

Except as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not respond to browser

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


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.


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.


By using any of our services, you agree that we may collect, use and transfer your

personal information as described in this privacy policy, including transfers

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.


We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a

new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy

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

(662) 840-8819


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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