The following describes the types of personal and other information we may collect about you, and how we use and maintain that information:
We collect your name, email address and other contact information you provide when you register for or subscribe to our email and text message newsletters, when you transmit information to us by email or via our website through features like the Contact Us page, the community calendar and the Hometown Highlights section, when you upload photos, videos, audio and/or written content to our website, when you register for or use other services and features we provide and when you otherwise use our website.
We will use information you provide only for the purpose for which you provide it. For example, we will use your information to respond to any inquiries you may submit to us. If you sign up for our electronic newsletters, we will use your information to manage your subscription to that newsletter and contact you with regard to that subscription. If you submit an item for our Hometown Highlights section, we may contact you to clarify information.
We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to your use of our website, such as service announcements, administrative messages and communications regarding your subscription, or materials you have posted, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Our website collects aggregate information site-wide, including anonymous site statistics. In addition, when you visit our website our system automatically collects domain names, your IP address and the type of browser that you use. When you browse our website, our systems log the KOMU web pages that you visit. This information may be used to analyze trends, administer the website, improve the design of our website, track user movement, and otherwise enhance the services we provide.
Information from Promotions
We will collect information you give us if you participate in a KOMU promotion, such as a contest. You may be asked to provide your name and email address, and possibly other information such as your mailing address and telephone number.
We may retain any data you provide to us in an email or other inquiry, for the purpose of tracking the types of questions that we receive.
We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on KOMU, (b) protect and defend the rights of property of KOMU or the users of our website, and (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our website or the public. We may use such information to establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against legal claims.
We reserve the right to disclose information about you, including data on which pages you have visited, to third parties if we feel it is necessary to protect our systems, business, users or others.
We may provide aggregate information, such as the number of users who have visited our website, to other parties. Only aggregate information is shared, no user specific information.
In addition, when you post content to certain features on our website, such as our community calendar or Hometown Highlights section, certain information you provide may be viewable by other users of our website.
Notwithstanding anything contained herein, we may disclose personally identifiable information to other companies that we contract with to create, support, manage, maintain or improve our website and the features on our website.
You agree that you have provided notice to, and obtained consent from, any third party individuals whose personal information you supply to us with regard to: (a) the purposes for which such third party's personal information has been collected; (b) the intended recipients or categories of recipients of the third party's personal information; (c) which of the third party's information is obligatory and which information, if any, is voluntary; and (d) how the third party can access and, if necessary, rectify the information held about them.
If you are under the age of 13, please do not use or access our website in any way. We will not knowingly collect or use any personal information from such children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly delete such information from our databases.
Effective Date: November 7, 2007