The following paragraphs describe the type of information policeblotter.com collects, the reasons why such information is collected, how such information is used and who has access to it.
Collection of Information
policeblotter.com collects information in various ways that is volunteered by visitors to our site. Certain identifying information, such as name, street address, city, state, zip code and email address, is gathered at certain interactive areas on the site, such as when you subscribe to our print or digital publication while online.
Wherever possible and practical, policeblotter.com gives users options about submitting information. Such choices include: opting not to receive our electronic newsletters; opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need for collecting information from our users.
There is no subscription needed to access Police Blotter.™‘s content on the policeblotter.com web site.
policeblotter.com offers electronic newsletter (currently disabled and not functioning) to which you may voluntarily subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. policeblotter.com delivers the e-mail newsletters you will receive from our site and serves all of the advertisements that are placed within those e-mails.
You may remove yourself from any or all of the electronic newsletters’ mailing lists at any time by following instructions for unsubscribing found at the end of every newsletter or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Letters to the Editor
You may submit letters to the editor by sending your letters via email. Any letters you send to policeblotter.com or Police Blotter.™, whether online or in hard copy, become the sole property of policeblotter.com for all purposes in any media, may be modified by us in any way, and will not be returned to you.
Cookies and IP Addresses
IP addresses are also recorded in the log files on policeblotter.com. We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Use of the Information Collected
From time to time, we may also be approached by third parties with an interest in identifying subscribers to our print or digital publication, Police Blotter.™. We may provide our publications’ mailing list (but not email addresses) to such third parties if we believe you would be interested in hearing from them. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by letting us know by e-mailing, calling, or writing us (see addresses below).
policeblotter.com uses information you voluntarily submit to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to move seamlessly through our web site. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (weekly) and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. With respect to advertisements, an advertiser will inform us which type of audience it seeks to reach, and policeblotter.com, will place the advertisement in the body of the email newsletter of those individuals fitting the advertiser’s criteria. Pop-up advertisements are displayed to a targeted audience based on the same criteria. The advertisers are not able to access your account or any of your personally identifiable information.
We also use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas.
policeblotter.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their interests. Because policeblotter.com does not track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser will never know that a specific user clicked on a particular ad.
As discussed above, policeblotter.com collects and stores personal information users submit when subscribing to the electronic newsletters. policeblotter.com stores information collected.
Online Security Measures
policeblotter.com web site has technical and organizational security measures in place, including firewalls, to protect the information under our control from accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access. Such measures do not guarantee prevention of loss, misuse, or alteration of information, however, so while we strive to protect your information, policeblotter.com cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
policeblotter.com site is intended for use by individuals over the age of 16, and not for children. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any personally identifiable information on our site. Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission to send any personal information online to anyone.
Type Of Information Collected By Third Parties
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit policeblotter.com. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites 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, please visit here.
Other Information About Your Privacy
Whenever you voluntarily disclose any information online in any forum, that information can be collected and used by others. In other words, if you post personal information online that may be accessed by the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. It is important to be responsible and careful whenever you are online.
Updating, Correcting and Deleting Personal Information
Users who subscribe to our print or digital publication, Police Blotter.™, may correct or change online their subscription information. Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with updating information, or who have any questions about how our services work, may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not want your personally identifiable information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by letting us know by e-mailing, calling, or writing us (see addresses below). Similarly, please contact us at the same addresses if at any time you wish to review your personally identifiable information.
Currently, policeblotter.com does not offer users a means by which to completely delete personal information submitted while on this site.