The NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT, 218 Third Ave. S, Wolf Point, MT 59201 Phone: 406-63-2775 Email: [email protected] For each visitor to the www.northernplainsindependent.com or www.culbertsoncommunitynews.com sites, the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT’s servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name of visitors. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Your IP address is not linked to personally identifiable information but is used to gather broad demographic information. This information helps us tailor and improve your experience on the website.
Information we collect
General: Portions of the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT require visitors to provide personally identifiable information that may include your name, age, address, email address, credit-card number and facts about your consumer-buying habits. We do not, however, knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Surveys: We conduct periodic online surveys. For example, visitors to the www.northernplainsindependent.com or www.culbertsoncommunitynews.com site may see a pop-up window asking them to voluntarily participate in a user survey. Website Usage: We automatically collect IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit our site. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors use and navigate our websites on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, the length of their visits, their browser type and their operating systems.
How we use the information that is collected
- The NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT may use information collected from visitors in the following ways:
- To improve existing features or develop new features, products and services by analyzing how site features are being used.
- To award prizes in contests or promotions. Participation in some contests or promotions may require visitors to agree to be contacted by the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT.
- To provide advertisers or other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns. Personally identifiable information is kept private and not distributed to third parties.
- To send email notifications about new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you. These contacts are on an opt-in basis only, based on the preferences you have specified with the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT.
Children/direct notice to parents
The NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT requires registration. These forms require you to give us personally identifiable information, which may include contact information (like your name and email address) and unique identifiers. If you so signify beforehand, we may use your contact information from the registration form to send you information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners. Unique identifiers are collected only for use as account numbers in our record system. We do not disclose any unique identifiers to any third parties. The information collected from these registration forms is used to improve existing features or develop new features, products and services by analyzing how site features are being used. Such information may be shared with third parties on an aggregate basis.
Demographic and profile data
We also may collect demographic and profile data from you as part of the registration process (i.e.,your ZIP code, sex, income level, interest in certain topics). We may use this data to tailor your experience at our site, showing you content we think you might be interested in, displaying the content according to your preferences and informing you of upcoming events on our site. We also share certain demographic and profile data with advertisers and business partners on an aggregated basis. The NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT will disclose account information only in special cases, such as (i) to comply with valid legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant,subpoena or court order; or (ii) when The NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT has reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who, intentionally or unintentionally, may be causing injury or harm to the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT users or other persons or violating the Terms of Service of this site.
We display advertisements on our website. These ads may contain cookies. We do not have access to this information, nor do we control its use. The NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT does not provide any personally identifiable data regarding users to our advertisers.
This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
The NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT sends a variety of emails to registered users who post listings. These emails include but are not limited to confirmations that a listing has been posted,notices that the listing is about to expire, and notices that the listing has been deleted by an administrator. These emails are a necessary feature for the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT. If you do not want to receive such email notices, please do not post a listing in the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT.
Your role in protecting your privacy
If you share a computer terminal with others, you may want to consider establishing an anonymous mail account. In this way, emails that you receive from the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT,such as password reminders, will be seen only by you. If you access the NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT through an email account maintained by your employer, please note that it is possible that your employer may monitor your email communications.
Notification of changes
Correcting and updating information
The NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT also permits you to correct or update personally identifiable information that you have previously provided to us. To do so, submit the changes directly through the site feature in question or send email to: [email protected], indicating the information that you wish to be corrected or updated.
Your acceptance of these terms
NORTHERN PLAINS INDEPENDENT, PO Box 379, Wolf Point, MT 59201 Phone: 406-653-2775