In order to use this Web site, you must first complete the registration form and create a user name and password. You must also agree to the terms of the nh365.org User Agreement. During registration you are required to give your name, address, email, and telephone numbers. You are also required to submit demographic information, (number of people in household, date of birth, gender, income level, education, associated organizations), in order to register. Neighborhood News uses this information to provide you with a more personalized experience on nh365.org.
Third party sites that offer information, events, goods or services on nh365.org are governed by their own privacy policies. Neighborhood News is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which nh365.org may link. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Web site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Uses of Information
In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, (COPPA), Neighborhood News does not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13.
Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
Neighborhood News shares aggregated demographic information about users of nh365.org with our associates and advertisers. This information does not identify individual users and Neighborhood News does not share this aggregate user data linked with personally identifiable information.
Neighborhood News may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our Web site and to provide our associates and advertisers with information on how many consumers have seen or clicked their advertising banners. Neighborhood News also uses demographic information to target advertising, in aggregate, to the users who will most likely be interested. This means that users see advertising that is likely to be relevant, and advertisers send their messages to people who are likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. In both statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, Neighborhood News will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form.
Personally identifiable information:
Neighborhood News shares Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties with whom it contracts to provide services on its behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, list processing and analytics or promotions management. Neighborhood News provides these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for Neighborhood News and nh365.org, and they may not share or resell this data.
Neighborhood News stores information that it collects through cookies, log files, clear gifs, and/or third party sources to create a "profile" of your preferences. Neighborhood News ties your personally identifiable information to information in the profile, in order to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers and to improve the content of the Web site for you. Neighborhood News may share your profile with other third parties in aggregate form only.
Neighborhood News may purchase or otherwise obtain marketing data from third parties and add it to existing user databases, to better target its advertising and to provide pertinent offers in which Neighborhood News thinks you would be interested. To enrich Profiles of individual customers, Neighborhood News may tie this information to the personally identifiable information that Third Parties have provided to us.
Neighborhood News uses Authorize.net to provide credit card processing on our Web te, and will share your personally identifiable information as necessary for Authorize.net to provide that service.
Authorize.net is prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. For more information about Authorize.net, visit their Web site at authorize.net.
Other Third Parties
Neighborhood News reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when it believes that disclosure is necessary to protect its rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
As is true of most Web sites, Neighborhood News gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
Neighborhood News uses this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the Web site, to track users' movements around the Web site and to gather demographic information about its user base as a whole. Neighborhood News may link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information, such as an individual's user account.
Neighborhood News uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. It uses session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Neighborhood News sets a persistent cookie to store your passwords, so you don't have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable Neighborhood News to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on the Web site. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.
You may stop or restrict cookies on your computer or purge them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences and you should consult the operating instructions that apply to your browser for instructions should you wish to do so and in general to determine how best to configure your browser settings to meet your requirements. Note that if you 'turn off,' purge or disable cookies, although you may still use the Web site, you may not be able to use all of the features, functions or services available on nh365.org.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
Neighborhood News employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that helps it better manage content on the Web site by informing it of what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Neighborhood News ties the information gathered by clear gifs to its users' personally identifiable information.
Neighborhood News uses clear gifs in its HTML-based emails to let it know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows Neighborhood News to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please contact our Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Special Offers:
Neighborhood News may collect personally identifiable information from registered users of nh365.org in connection with optional sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is to be shared with a third party, you will be notified at the time of collection. If you do not want any personal information shared, you may always decline to participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer.
Market Research and User Surveys:
User surveys and market research are valuable tools that help Neighborhood News better respond to users' needs and opinions and help shape nh365.org's offerings. Neighborhood News may collect additional personally identifiable information from users in connection with optional user surveys and market research activities. Information that you provide to answer optional survey or market research questions may be shared, in aggregate, with advertisers and associates unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire the services provided on nh365.org, you may correct, update, or delete it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at email@example.com.
The security of your personal information is important to Neighborhood News. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Neighborhood News follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to it, both during transmission and once it is received. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while Neighborhood News strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, its absolute security cannot be guaranteed. By using nh365.org, you are agreeing to assume this risk and any and all responsibility and liability that may arise.
In the event Neighborhood News goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email or prominent notice on our Web site for 30 days of any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.
Changes in this Privacy Statement
Neighborhood News reserves the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If material changes to this policy are made, you will be notified here, by email, or by means of a notice on the nh365.org home page.