Milestone Communications Inc.
As the parent corporation of Monterey County Weekly, www.montereycountynow.com, www.bestofmontereycounty.com and www.montereycountyweekly.com, Milestone Communications Inc. respects your privacy. Milestone Communications Inc. will gather personally identifiable information about you only when you provide it voluntarily for specific purposes such as posting an ad, posting a Reader Comment or signing up for an e-mail newsletter. We are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our users and we comply with both the United States Federal Law S. 877 CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 as well as the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2004.
Our site occasionally has third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures that perform certain functions on our behalf. They may have access to personal information needed to perform their designated function and are contractually obligated and bound to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal data. Third parties are restricted from using or in any way altering data other than their expressed contractual function to provide services to our site.
IP address tracking: All computers and servers on the Internet use IP addresses to recognize and communicate with each other. We collect IP addresses to administer and analyze our site and report aggregate, non-personal information (such as how many visitors we have). When you call up our site on your computer, our servers enter the IP address of that computer into a log. To maintain our users' anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information.
Our site may require registration for the use of certain features, products or services. Our site registrations are used solely for the user to gain access to certain products, services and features provided by us to our users. Our site registration forms require users to give us their email address and have the ability to store other information such as address, phone number and zip code, plus any other information you may voluntarily choose to enter including site and newsletter preferences. As always, you may opt out of receiving future mailings at any time by following the necessary links.
Your Letter to the Editor Contributions
As with our print edition, we insist that you supply your real name, daytime telephone number or e-mail address. That is because we may need to contact you, and because your identity may be important to understand your point of view. If you send us such commentary, we reserve the right to publish it in print or display it on this site in full or in edited form. To protect your privacy, however, we will withhold your name and address upon request, both in print and on-line.
Message Boards, Reader Comments and Blogs
Giveaways, Contests and Surveys
Links to Other Sites
Our site sometimes provides links and pointers to various Web sites maintained by other organizations. Our site provide these links as a convenience to our users, but does not operate, control or endorse these outside linked site unless otherwiclaim
Any and all commerce transactions conducted through our site are made with a secured server. Our commerce partner ensures the security of any personal information given therein. Those security measures, policies and practices are in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our commerce partners control provided through certain features, products and services on our Web site. Any financial information provided by users is sent via a secure server and encrypted for user protection.
Our site is not oriented towards children and do not target them as an audience, nor do we utilize age requirements, screen for age or otherwise impede any legal access to any of our site. However, some or all of our Web site may contain mature content and are intended for an adult or mature audience. Children under the age of thirteen (13) should be closely monitored when using our site or should be restricted from using our site altogether.
Milestone Communications Inc. may be asked to disclose personal information by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities or to provide personal and identifiable information to the appropriate governmental authorities when required to do so or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary. We may disclose personal and identifiable information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena or at our discretion in order to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation without prior notice to you. In addition, we will do what is legally necessary to defend and protect our rights and property. We, our partnerships and affiliates reserve the right to share personal identifiable information to cooperate with law enforcement agencies where applicable in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we believe to be unlawful and to prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law, any and all activities that infringe on our legal rights and properties.
The laws of the United States of America govern our site. Your personal identifiable information will be governed by this policy and any amended or revised provisions contained therein.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our Web site or your dealings with our site, you may contact us at email@example.com.