For purposes of this Agreement, “Site” refers to the Company’s website, which can be accessed at https://thecityvoice.org/ or through our mobile app, the City Voice.
“Service” refers to the Company’s services accessed via the Site, in which users can read newspaper articles, leave comments, like and bookmark articles, share articles through social media, use recommendation algorithms, and interact with other students using forums.
The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the newspaper.
“You” refers to you, as a user of our Site or our Service.
I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.”
Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks.
Personal Information includes your username, first name, last name, grade level, e-mail address, password, and links to your connected social media accounts, which you submit to us through the registration process at the Site. Some of these fields may be optional. Do not submit information that you do not feel comfortable sharing with the City Voice editors or school administration.
1. Information collected via Technology
To activate the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your email address. To use the Service thereafter, you do need to submit further Personal Information, which may include: your username, first name, last name, grade level, e-mail address, password, links to your connected social media accounts, and records of your interaction with and use of the service. However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.
- The number of people using the Service in a given time span
- Popular times when the Service is used
- The popularity of various pages and posts provided by the Service
- Information about your account when signed in
The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. For example, we store a persistent cookie to track your account status when you login to the Service through a browser.
2. Information you provide us by registering for an account
3. Information Collected by Google
As part of the regular operation of the City Voice we make use of various Google products and services. For example, we implement reCAPTCHA version 3, an automated service that scans for and blocks bots without directly notifying you. In addition, the City Voice makes use of Google Analytics to collect anonymized data about our users. To learn more about what data Google Analytics collects visit Google Analytics here.
4. Children’s Privacy
The Site and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 13. The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13, or allow anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for the Service without parental consent. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
II. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, and to provide technical support.
We may share Personal Information with outside parties if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; address fraud, security or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
If our information practices change at any time in the future, we will post the policy changes to the Site so that you may opt out of the new information practices. We suggest that you check the Site periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.
III. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layer technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
IV. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
V. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
VII. CONTACT US