By using the States Chronicle, you agree to uphold the regulations as they are herein described. The rules and regulations as they are explained here and in our Terms of Service are NOT targeted to children. We do not directly offer services to minors and children.
What information to we collect?
When using the Services and Website, you submit the following information:
- Registration information: this is obtained when registering for newsletters or subscribing to The States Chronicle. It requires users to create an account and provide what is known as PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (including but not limited to name, surname, username, password, email address, gender, age, zip code, address or birthday). Personally identifiable information can be used to directly identify you.
- NON PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION: upon your use of the website, we may collect other information from you that can not be used to directly identify you. This information includes (but is not limited to) ip address, browser type, browser information, the device you are using to access the services, internet service provider type, or personal computer operating system)
- Social Media Information: in connection to our Services, you may be asked to connect your social media account or login via such an account and as such, we may store information such as user ID, user name as well as any content or information that the social media service provider has shared with us (including but not limited to: profile picture, email address, friends lists, comments, likes, profile information).
Tracking Software, Cookies and Web Beacons
The majority of browsers accept tracking software, particularly cookies. If you would like to change the settings, you may disable cookie acceptance by entering your internet browser settings. Each browser operates differently so use the “Help” section to navigate easily. Please be advised that in such cases, some functions and features of the site may not work properly. Third parties also use tracking software in order to analyse data and we may use similar technology in order to collect information about our readership.
How we use the information we collect
All personally identifiable and non personally identifiable information we collect from you is used in order to improve the services and features of the website. We strive to improve your experience and provide you with a better service both online and offline by delivering that content which interests you, which you consider relevant and which you find interesting. This also includes advertisements and marketing messages.
Additionally, we wish to make your experience of the Services more interactive. The information we collect is also used in order to allow you to comment on the content you find via the services, participate in forums, contests, sweepstakes, reward programs.
Non personally identifiable information we collect can also be used to provide you with interest-tailored advertisements and promotional messages based on your internet usage and your usage of other websites.
IP Addresses: We also use your IP address (the number automatically given to any computer when it surfs the internet). By logging a visitor’s IP address, we may perform important administrative tasks, report non-personal aggregate information, track your use of our website. Please not that an IP address is not considered personal information and we do not link personally identifiable information to IP addresses: as such, when visiting our website, you always remain anonymous. In certain cases, however, we may use your IP address to identify a visitor: when it is necessary in order to comply with our website’s rules, when it is necessary when fulfilling a government request, when it is necessary to fulfil a law enforcement agency’s request, conform with legal processes, or protect and defend the legal rights or property, our website or our users.
Email communication is also subject to the same rules and regulations. If you choose to communicate with us via email, we may also use your personally identifiable information to offer you a response or for future reference. Please DO NOT send us non-public personal information (passwords, bank account information, social security numbers) via email.
Securing your information
Our website uses reasonable security measures that are appropriate to protect against information loss, alteration of your information or misuse. Please note that we are focused on keeping your information secure, however, despite striving to protect your information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of your information. We are not responsible or liable for the security of the information you disclose and will not be liable for destruction, theft, or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
Third party websites
Latest Update: 9.06.2015