Information Collection and Use by SunshineStateNews.com
-Non Personally Identifiable Information
SSN logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, operating system type, web browser type, the domain name of your service provider, the web pages you have visited, the content you have accessed, the advertisements you have been shown and/or clicked on and browser type, from visitors to the site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services.
-Use of Non Personally Identifiable Information
This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. Visitor IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.
-Personally Identifiable Information
SSN may permit visitors to submit content (including blogs, news stories, etc.), vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. In the course of these various offerings, we often seek to collect from you various forms of personal information. Examples of the types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, birthday, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.
If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a letter to our editors, a posting to a blog or a discussion board), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.
We may use your email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the news service. Visitors may choose not to receive email of this type by following the "unsubscribe" instructions provided on any e-mail you receive from this site.
We may also use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, to offer you products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you, to enforce the legal terms that govern your use of our sites, and/or for the purposes for which you provided the information.
From time to time, SSN or a partner, may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake or contest on SunshineStateNews.com. Visitors may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
Chat Rooms, Journals and Blogs, Message Boards, and Public Forums
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Journals, WebLogs, Message Boards, or any other Public Forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications.
Correcting/Updating or Removing Information
Visitors who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications may choose not to by logging into his or her account and un-checking the boxes for receiving the newsletter or news alerts. This is found in the edit section of the 'My Account' page. All notification emails and SunshineStateNews.com newsletters also include the above instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future.
Third Party Advertising
SSN visitor accounts are secured by member-created passwords. SunshineStateNews.com takes precautions to ensure that visitor account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to visitor information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. While the site does use very secure protection measures, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of visitor account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time. For any additional information about the security measures we use on SunshineStateNews.com, please contact us at info@SunshineStateNews.com.
Sharing and Disclosure of Information SSN Collects
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at: info@SunshineStateNews.com 336 E. College Ave Suite 201 Tallahassee, FL 32301.