”Personally Identifiable Information”
We take the privacy of our users seriously and recognize the importance of protecting their Personally Identifiable Information. This refers to any information that can be used to identify or locate an individual, such as their name, address, phone number, email address, financial details, social security number, and credit card information. It’s important to note that Personally Identifiable Information does not include anonymous information or demographic data that is not linked to a specific individual.
What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
The information we collect may include basic user profile information from all visitors to our website, and additional information from those who register as authorized customers. For authorized customers, we collect their names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. We may also collect information about the nature and size of their business, as well as the advertising inventory they intend to purchase or sell. Rest assured that any information we collect is used solely for the purpose of providing our services and improving our website.
What organizations are collecting the information?
At NewsHive, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information from our Visitors and Authorized Customers. Additionally, some of our third-party service providers, such as credit card companies, banks, and clearinghouses, may also collect personal information from our users. Although we do not have control over how these third parties use this information, we do require them to disclose how they use any personal information provided to them. Please note that some of these third parties may act only as intermediaries and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.
How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
At News Hive, we use Personally Identifiable Information to provide and improve our services. Specifically, we may use this information to personalize the user experience, offer relevant services and products, and process transactions on the site. We may also send emails to Visitors and Authorized Customers about news, research, or other relevant topics related to the site. Additionally, we may use this information to respond to inquiries and provide requested information.
With whom may the information may be shared?
How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
The Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of the Site except for use as indicated above.
What choices are available to Visitors regarding the collection, use, and distribution of information?
Visitors and Authorized Customers may opt-out of receiving unsolicited information from the Site, its vendors, and affiliated agencies by responding to emails as instructed or by contacting the Site.
Are Cookies Used on the Site?
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, including obtaining information about the preferences of Visitors and the services they select, as well as for security purposes to protect Authorized Customers. For example, if an Authorized Customer is logged on and the site is unused for more than 10 minutes, the Site will automatically log the Authorized Customer off.
How does the Site use login information?
The Site uses login information, such as IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.
What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Authorized Customers on the Site?
Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. The Site will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. The Site will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of its Visitors and Authorized Customers.
How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
All employees of the Site are familiar with its security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. The Site audits its security systems and processes on a regular basis. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or social security numbers, is protected by encryption protocols in place to protect information sent over the Internet. While the Site takes commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering, and break-ins, and the Site cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place. The Site will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.
How can Visitors correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
Visitors and Authorized Customers may contact the Site to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing the Site.
Can a Visitor delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
The Site provides Visitors and Authorized Customers with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from its database by contacting the Site. However, due to backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and the Site will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.
This passage explains that the Site contains links to other websites, and when a visitor clicks on one of these links, they will be directed to another website. The privacy policies of these linked websites may differ from that of the Site, and therefore, visitors are encouraged to read the privacy statements of these linked sites to understand how their personal information may be collected, used, and shared. It is important for visitors to understand that the Site is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these linked websites.