Our Services are designed and targeted to U.S. audiences and are governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the U.S. If you are not a U.S. citizen or do not reside in the U.S., you voluntarily consent to the collection, transfer, use and disclosure of your Personal Information to the U.S. You also agree to waive any claims that may arise under your own national laws.
What types of information do we collect and use?
We collect both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information. We collect a variety of Personal Information voluntarily submitted by you via our Services, email, telephone, instant messaging, facsimile, postal mail, texts, mobile applications (“Apps”), or via third party websites such as Facebook, Twitter or other social networking platforms, or in-person. We may also collect Personal Information about other people when you participate in certain programs and features or when you submit news stories or nominations for community awards or recognition that involve other people.
We also collect information about your computer, browser, mobile device, visits to our Services and other online activities that are used to enhance or customize your experience on our Services or Apps and to improve our Services. Like most standard websites, this information is traditionally collected on our Services automatically via cookies, web beacons and other similar technology and is generally treated as Non-Personal Information, unless we are required to do so otherwise under applicable law. Non-Personal Information may be combined with other Personal Information. You may configure your browser to reject cookies. If you do so, you might not be able to access important functions, features and activities or enjoy certain conveniences or customized and personalized features of our Services. Technology is improving every day and to improve our Services’ operation and function we may introduce new technologies and monitoring techniques without advance notice or consent from you.
We use Personal Information in various ways. We also use your Personal Information and/or other information such as an IP address or mobile device unique identifier to deliver customized or personalized content and advertising communications to you. We may also use your Personal Information and Non-Personal Information to send special product offers, sales, promotions, or other information about us, our Affiliates or our Advertisers, if you have provided your consent.
We may also combine your Personal Information with additional Personal Information obtained from our Facebook fan pages or other social network platforms, Affiliates, our Operational Service Providers (third party owned companies that provide or perform services on our behalf, to help serve you better and to perform functions in order to support our businesses and operations), or other companies, such as credit bureaus, background check firms, marketing research companies, and Advertisers.
Here a few additional services, features and activities that collect and use your information:
Mobile Apps, Smart Phones and other Mobile Devices
You may subscribe to commercial marketing and advertising opportunities, alerts for news, sports, traffic, election coverage, and/or weather, and participate in contests/sweepstakes and other content or features delivered via mobile devices, Apps for your iPhone or other smart phone platforms, the iPad and other tablets, and electronic readers, such as Kindle and Nook.
Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
We conduct various contests, sweepstakes and promotions in our Services and at remote locations. Each event may have different registration requirements. You may need to submit your date of birth and other Personal Information to meet certain eligibility requirements. Persons that falsify their contest/sweepstakes entry for any reason will immediately forfeit any prize, benefit or compensation. MORE
3. Do we collect Personal Information from or about children?
4. Do we disclose your Personal Information to third parties?
To Affiliates for business, operational, promotional and marketing purposes.
To co-sponsors or promotional partners if you participate in a co-branded or co-sponsored promotion/contest.
To our Operational Service Providers, who are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any purpose not authorized by us or required by law.
To protect the security of our Services and databases; to protect our Users, M&M and Affiliates, Advertisers, and Operational Service Providers against liability and harm; to implement and enforce our Copyright Policy; to respond to subpoenas, judicial processes, or government requests and investigations; to act in response to an emergency that threatens life, health or security of an inpidual; to assist in the investigation of a violation of law or non-compliance; or if we believe in good faith that the law requires or authorizes such disclosure.
In connection with any proposed or actual purchase, sale, lease, merger, assignment, re-organization or financing of all or any portion of M&M, or any of the business, assets or shares of our Affiliates.
We reserve the right to fully use, disclose and process any Non-Personal Information collected from you in any manner.
5. How do we tailor and personalize content and advertising on our Services?
Contextual Advertising: For example, we may serve you an advertisement for the annual Auto Show based on a used car dealer ad you just viewed or a search about used cars on one of our Services; this type of relevant advertising based on particular content or search query is called “Contextual Advertising” because it is based on the context of how you use our Services. We do not collect any other information about you for Contextual Advertising.
First Party Advertising: Advertising that is tailored or personalized based on a history of your use of content and participation in features and activities on our Services (possibly combined with information from our Facebook fan page or other social network platforms) over time is called “First Party Advertising” because it is based solely on a combination of information we collect from you – not from your visits to other websites or from third parties. We may share such information anonymously with our Advertisers in order to measure the effectiveness of ads on our Services, such as how many Users opened or acted on a particular ad, but this information may be shared with JCI but not with other non-JCI Affiliates.
Network Advertising: Information about your use of our Services combined with similar information about your overall Internet usage across different third party websites or online services used to serve tailored and personalized advertising is generally called “Network Advertising.” Multiple third party websites and online services are involved in this tailored or personalized advertising process, in essence a “network” of advertising providers. Such information about you could include information about your browser, computer, and/or mobile device and general information about your demographics (whether you have provided such information voluntarily or such information is estimated based on your usage history and interests), such as your gender, age, lifestyle, education, home ownership, geographic location, etc. Click here for more information about how to identify a Network Advertising ad.
You may opt-out of receiving customized or personalized Network Advertising or our own First Party Advertising on our Services using the links below. However, you will continue to receive advertising and promotional messages after you opt-out, but it will not be tailored, personalized, or relevant to you based on your use of our Services and/or third party websites. You may not opt out of Contextual Advertising.
If you wish to opt-out of receiving customized content and ads from Yahoo! based on your personal preferences or website usage habits, please click here.
If you wish to opt-out of receiving customized content and ads from other Network Advertising providers, please click here.
If you wish to opt-out of receiving First Party Advertising from JBG based your personal preferences or website usage habits on our Services, please click here.
6. What other choices do you have regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information?
7. What do you need to know about links to other websites operated by third parties?
8. How can you access, update or delete your Personal Information?
If you wish to access, update, or correct any Personal Information you have previously provided to us, you may enter your username and password to access your account via the particular Service, or contact our Privacy Administrator. You may also request to remove your Personal Information from our records to the extent technically feasible, electronic or otherwise. However, certain records and Personal Information must be retained for legal, tax or regulatory purposes, and some information is retained via back-up systems/files as a business precaution. Additionally, our network system or platform may not allow the deletion of all Personal Information. If we are not able to delete all Personal Information, we will remove such data from an active field or folder. MORE
9. What security measures do we take to safeguard your Personal Information?
The security and confidentiality of your Personal Information is very important to us. We implement and maintain reasonable physical, technical and administrative procedures to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized collection, use, disclosure, and disposal. Despite our best efforts, no security measures are impenetrable, and transmissions over the Internet are not 100% secure or error-free.
If you contact us, we may ask for your name, email address and/or telephone number to verify your identity. We will not send an email or text, nor should you respond to any email or text communications asking for any sensitive or confidential Personal Information, such as social security number, bank account or credit card account number, or a driver’s license number. If you receive an email or text requesting any such information from us or someone that claims they are with JBG or JCI, please contact our Privacy Administrator immediately. MORE
11. How can you contact us?
Journal Broadcast Group, Inc.
720 E Capitol Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212
Attention: Privacy Administrator
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