Privacy Policy

At Freeport News Network your privacy is very important to us. The following sets out our policy for the website www.freeportnewsnetwork.com and how we use and protect any information that you may give when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are kept up to date with any changes. This policy is updated to December 1, 2017.

What we collect

Basic non-personally identifiable information we collect from you would be ip address, date and time of your visit(s) here and what you viewed while you were on www.freeportnewsnetwork.com.  We may also collect the following information:

  • length of visit
  • what you clicked on
  • banner ad activity
  • demographic information such as city and state

What we do with the above information we gather

The above information is provided to us by data partner(s) we utilize to provide you access to the website, (server and hosting companies) and is based on your personal browsing habits. When you access this website, www.freeportnewsnetwork.com we use this information to understand your needs, preferences, desires and to provide you with a better overall service.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

What you provide to us

We utilize contact forms that allow you to reach us online with questions, comments or other communication. In such cases we may ask your name, email address, telephone number or other identifiable information such as your address, city or state. When you create an account with us, we may collect profile pictures or other images sent in by you.

In such cases where you provide us this information, you agree that we may use it to respond to you, where necessary, to your initial contact with us. You also, in cases where your contact with us is to relay news tips, whether in writing or in images, video or other such forms of communication, give us a irrevocable, non-exclusive global license to use and or publish that information whether on this website or other websites, in news articles, print, television, social media platforms and in any media or any manner of our choosing.

You may also, at times, comment on the various content or specific articles or segments aired here. Your comments go to an approval state prior to being immediately available to the public. If approved by us, that information, including any profile name, profile picture or other profile information you provide to us via creating an account, with the exception of email address, physical address or telephone, will be come publicly available.

We do not use the information that you provide to us, at present time, to market any services, products, other communication or other information to you outside of the current publicly available information provided on www.freeportnewsnetwork.com as a part of our service.

Localized Events and Social Media

Outside the scope of our own privacy policy and what we collect from you, the user of this website, if you are a business, non-profit or personal non-business and run a Facebook page, Twitter, Google+, YouTube or other such social media page, we may use the publicly available information you supply, made available by social media companies, to display to users of our website.

Items such as, but not limited to, events, posts, graphics, business name or personal name you make available, and any and all associated content made available within the confines of what a particular social media company allows.

If you are a business, non-profit or personal non-business and are concerned about your social media content being publicly available, visit your account at the social media outlet you wish to make a change at, and change your privacy settings.

We also use social media apps that integrate within our website.

In addition to creating an account here, and beyond the scope of any information you provide while on this website, apps allow us to integrate social media content, in specific cases, in association with the content provided here.

We use the Facebook app Today In The Port to display and collect comments to various articles and content published here on this website. We may also use comments made on other stories, available through Today In The Port here as well. Your name, profile picture and other information may also be collected.

None of the information we collect is outside the scope of your direct interaction with this website, or through the app Today In The Port or outside of what you provide.

Controlling your personal information (here and in general)

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • don’t visit websites or social media platforms you don’t trust.
  • make sure you read the privacy policy of the ones you do.
  • opt out of email lists and other unwanted communication you receive.
  • change your privacy settings on websites you have accounts with.
  • write down places you create accounts with so old accounts don’t get left and forgotten.
  • overall be careful and aware of what you provide on the internet.

What happens here, stays here.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties, without your expressed permission or outside of what we are required by law.

You may at any time request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please send an email to news@freeportnewsnetwork.com.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address.

We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

This privacy policy may be updated at any time, without prior notice or notification.

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