- Published on 06 September 2006
Information Collected By The Carroll Standard
The Carroll Standard collects two types of information from users of this website and the services offered on this Site (collectively, the "Site"): personal information described below; and non-personal information such as information about traffic patterns on the Site (for example, how many users log on to the Site on a daily basis).
You are not required to submit personal information to browse this Site. However, should you wish to subscribe to The Carroll Standard, you may order your subscription online through this Site, in which case we will request some personal information (such as your name, postal address and email address) and financial information (such as your credit card number and its expiration date) to process your subscription. Contact information from your order form may be used to fulfill subscriptions, to get in touch with you when necessary regarding your order and for other purposes, such as to provide information about our company to you. Credit card information that is collected is used to process your subscription, and will not be shared with third parties who are not involved with the transaction (but we may share non-credit card, non-personal information, such as information about which purchases you select, with third parties not involved in fulfilling your orders). We will use commercially reasonable efforts to secure and protect the privacy of your information.
How We Use Your Personal Information
The Carroll Standard uses the information collected, including personally identifiable information, for a variety of purposes. For example, we use your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better news products and services. We may use your information to communicate back to you, to update you on our newspaper, services and benefits, to personalize the Site for you, to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information, newsletters, or other information on behalf of ourselves or third parties that we think would be of particular interest. We will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such materials.
We may also share your personal information with our affiliates, consultants, distributors, newspaper vendors, third party auditors and other third parties who make the Site or our newspaper available, enhance the Site's functionality or provide associated services who deal with you in processing your orders and/or delivering content, samples, products, services and gifts and prizes. Please note that we reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information and other information to our successors in business and purchasers of Site assets.
Information obtained through the Site may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than the Site, including both offline and online sources.
In some cases, we may collect non-personal information. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system application software, and peripherals you are using and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to our Site. We use your information on an aggregated basis to do such things as operate our site, enhance our Site and sell and deliver advertising. We may share non-personal information with third parties for advertising, promotional and other purposes.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent or you can flush your browser of cookies from time to time. (Note: you may need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, however, you may not be able to fully access and/or enjoy certain pages or aspects of the Site.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Opt Out Procedures
Please note that we reserve the right to keep any personal or non-personal information submitted or collected until you delete or modify it or until we choose, for business reasons such as obsolescence, to delete it.
Reviewing or changing your information
Protection for Children
Privacy Precaution Warning
Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our online services.
Please note that we reserve the right to access and/or disclose personal information and non-personal information we gather as required by courts or administrative agencies and to the extent required to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the Site rules or policies, or the rights of third parties or to investigate any suspected conduct which The Carroll Standard deems improper.
This Site may provide links or references to other web sites. However, we have no control over or responsibility for content on third party sites and transactions that occur therein. The privacy policies and terms and conditions governing this Site may differ significantly from the policies of third party web sites.
By using this Site, you accept these terms and consent to our collection, use, disclosure and storage of your personally identifiable and non-personal information as described above. In addition, by using the Site, you also authorize the export of personal information to the USA and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us. Our headquarters is in the USA in Sykesville, Maryland. This policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of Maryland and the USA, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the USA in the State of Maryland.
In addition, our mailing address is:
The Carroll Standard
PO Box 1193 Eldersburg, MD 21784-1193
The Carroll Standard recognizes the importance of protecting the information it collects from users in the operation of CarrollStandard.com, and other activities. As such, The Carroll Standard takes reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of this information.
Please note that on CarrollStandard.com, links may be provided to other Web sites. In using such links, users should be aware that each Web site will vary in terms of its privacy and data protection policies, and The Carroll Standard does not take responsibility for the privacy policies of, and usage of, personal information collected by others.
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