Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on June 12, 2011

The Oswegonian (“The Oswegonian,” “Oswegonian,” “us” or “we”), has created this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) in order to disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices. We understand the importance that Internet users place on privacy and have designed our service with this in mind. The Oswegonian is fully committed to 100% permission-based marketing. You agree to this Privacy Policy, in its entirety, when you: 1) access or this website (the “Website”); 2) agree to receive email from us; and/or 3) obtain, or attempt to obtain, The Oswegonian services at a website belonging to an Oswegonian affiliate.

This Privacy Policy will address the following:
What information this Website gathers/tracks about you.
What this Website does with the information it gathers/tracks.
With whom this Website shares the information it gathers/tracks.
This Website’s opt-out policy.
This Website’s policy on correcting and updating personally identifiable information.
This Website’s policy on deactivating your name from our database.

Information Collected:

Upon registration, users may be required to provide some or all of the following information:
Email address

The Oswegonian creates internal reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for our advertisers and partners. The Oswegonian may include your personal information in our reports. This information allows our third-party advertisers to deliver, and our users to receive, more relevant advertisements.

The Oswegonian reserves the right to transfer and/or sell aggregate or group data about The Oswegonian users for lawful purposes. Aggregate or group data is data that describes the demographics, usage or other characteristics of The Oswegonian users as a group without disclosing personally identifiable information. By submitting your personal information to, and/or using, the Website, you agree to allow The Oswegonian to transfer and/or sell such aggregate data to third parties when elected in the registration process.

IP Addresses
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Website. Your IP address is used to gather broad and specific demographic information as well as for validation purposes.

We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time that you visit our Website (if you choose), and for other purposes.

Sharing of Information:
There is a designation in the registration process where you may elect to be contact for third party offerings. If you check this box, the following paragraphs apply to your information.

We use the registration data that you supply to personalize your experience with the The Oswegonian service and for verification purposes. The personally identifiable information that you submit to The Oswegonian remains your property, but by submitting that information to The Oswegonian you grant The Oswegonian the right to use that information for marketing purposes. We do not currently do so, but we reserve the right to sell our user information and/or join together with other businesses to bring selected opportunities to our members. The Oswegonian is able to offer its services to you, in part, based on your willingness to be reached by our third-party advertisers (when you elect this in the registration process).

This information will not be sold or leased to advertisers on an aggregate basis, but The Oswegonian may contact you with specific offerings from our third-party advertisers. By allowing The Oswegonian to contact you for these third parties, you will receive free information on products and services that may be of interest to you. We also use contact information from your registration data to send you information about The Oswegonian and to keep you informed of our other products and services that may be of interest to you.

Please keep in mind, though, that The Oswegonian does not control, and is not responsible for, the practices of our third-party advertisers. Your contact information is also used to reach you, when necessary, regarding issues concerning the use of our service. If you wish to stop receiving future communications from us, please see the Opt-Out/Unsubscribe section below.

By submitting your e-mail address at the Website and/or obtaining services from us, you agree to receive e-mail marketing from The Oswegonian and our third-party advertisers, when elected. In addition, you agree that such act constitutes a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application for purposes of the Amended Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR §310 et seq. (the “ATSR”). Notwithstanding that your telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission’s Do-Not-Call List, The Oswegonian retains the right to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the ATSR. Moreover, by registering with, or requesting information from, a third-party advertiser at or through the Website, such action shall constitute a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application with the respective third-party advertiser for purposes of the ATSR and you may be contacted via e-mail, direct mail and/or telemarketing by such third-party advertiser in accordance with the ATSR.

The Oswegonian reserves the right to release current or past user information: a) in the event we believe that the Website and/or the The Oswegonian service is being or has been used in violation of the Terms of Service or to commit unlawful acts; b) if the information is subpoenaed; or c) if The Oswegonian is sold or acquired. Moreover, you hereby consent to disclosure of any record or communication to any third party when The Oswegonian, in its sole discretion, determines the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing your e-mail address with other third parties for suppression purposes in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time to time.

If The Oswegonian collects your credit card-specific information, we will use the information to process and complete any transaction that you request. Your credit card information will be encrypted and protected with SSL encryption software. In addition, by submitting your credit card information to us, you authorize The Oswegonian to periodically verify that your credit card account continues to be a valid and active one by charging, and thereafter immediately crediting, a small sum to the card. Such verification may be conducted through a third party and, in that case, The Oswegonian would share your specific credit card information with this third party for verification purposes. Apart from said uses, we will not share your credit card information with any third parties (other than consumer credit agencies) without your prior informed consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, The Oswegonian reserves the right to share with third parties the fact that we have credit card information on file for specific users, but we will not share your specific credit card information with third parties without the your prior informed consent.

Other Websites:
This Website may contain links to other third-party owned and/or operated websites. The Oswegonian is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Additionally, marketing partners provide certain components of our service. Some of these marketing partners may require the transfer of some or all of the registration data you supplied to The Oswegonian. When necessary, The Oswegonian provides this information to our marketing partners. In some cases, you may be able to make a purchase through one of their third-party websites. In these instances, you may be required to provide certain information, such as a credit card number, to register or complete a transaction at such website. These third-party websites have separate privacy and data collection practices and The Oswegonian has no responsibility or liability relating to them.

Third-Party Offers:
The Oswegonian provides you with the opportunity to receive special offers products and/or services from other third-party companies. To receive such offers, products or services, your personally identifiable information supplied to us during the specific special offer registration process will be shared with such third-party companies, so that they may provide their product or service to you without requiring that you first fill another registration form.

All collected information is stored in a technically and physically secure environment. Furthermore, access to this information is strictly limited, and not accessible to the public. Our employees are dedicated to ensuring the security and privacy of all The Oswegonian user information.

Visitors under 18 years of age are not permitted to use and/or submit their personal information at our Website. The Oswegonian does not knowingly solicit or collect information from visitors under 18 years of age. The Oswegonian encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate and monitor the interactive activities of their children.

To stop receiving future communications from The Oswegonian, please click the unsubscribe button at the end of the email.

Changes in Privacy Policy:
The Oswegonian reserves the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a notice at the Website that we are changing our Privacy Policy. If the manner in which CMN uses personally identifiable information changes, it will notify its users by posting the changes on the Website. The user’s continued use of the Oswegonian service and/or continued receipt of Oswegonian emails constitute an affirmative acknowledgement and acceptance by the user of the modified Privacy Policy.