When you visit the Chronogram Media's websites (www.Chronogram.com; www.Upstatehouse.com; www.Upstater.com; www.Therivernewsroom.com, www.Ruralintelligence.com; and Explorethehudsonvalley.com; henceforth referred to as "Chronogram Media's websites") and interact with the services and tools that reside there, Chronogram Media and the third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services to Chronogram Media may collect information on your actions. This type of information is generally collected from two sources; from the server log files and from cookies. How we collect and disseminate information
The information collected by Chronogram Media is used to create aggregated portraits of our audience, representing anonymous statistical demographic information but never personally identifiable information. This aggregated information is used, among other things, to determine trends and needs, and also to supply market research to potential advertisers and partners to help them understand whom the Chronogram Media audience is. For example, we may create a report indicating that 40 percent of our readers are married women with one or more children living in their household, so that potential advertisers and partners can determine which of their products or services are most appropriate for our readers.
In order to better understand how we collect and disseminate information, please keep reading this document.
Our surveys typically ask for demographic information (like zip code, age, gender, and other personal information). We may also seek your opinions on various issues and very often these surveys and polls are sponsored by or associated with Chronogram Media advertisers and partners. Most information obtained through surveys and polls is aggregated and used internally or shared with advertisers and partners only in the aggregated form. In the event personally identifiable information is requested as part of surveys or polls about any Chronogram Media reader, such personally identifiable information is never provided to third parties without your consent. In these instances you may expressly choose to receive information from a sponsor, in which case your information is provided to that sponsor only.
Chronogram Media occasionally has contests and giveaways for our readers. We typically ask you for your first and last names, email address and daytime phone number (to notify you if you've won). In some situations, we may need additional information as part of the entry process, such as a prize selection. This information is shared with a third party: When you choose to receive information from a third party contest sponsor; or when a contest is hosted by Chronogram Media but administered by a sponsor; we will advise you of this in the contest rules.
You should carefully review the rules of each contest and giveaway which you enter as they may contain additional important information about Chronogram Media's or a sponsor's use of your personal information.
Chronogram Media's websites contain links to advertiser, partner, and third-party websites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies or the content of non-Chronogram Media websites, and we do not control the practices of any of our advertisers or partners whose links appear on our websites.
If you have additional questions about how one of our advertisers, partners or sponsors will use information about you, please contact them directly.
Your IP address is a number that is assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to your computer to identify its location. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.
Our site uses a feature of your browser to set a "cookie" on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a site's server stores on your computer. The Chronogram Media websites can then read the cookies whenever you visit the Chronogram Media websites. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your Chronogram Media experience so that your visit to our websites is as relevant and as valuable to your interests as possible.
Your browser preferences provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the ability to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies you may be unable to use those Chronogram Media services that require registration in order to participate or will have to re-register each time you visit the Chronogram Media websites.
Chronogram Media has numerous security measures in place to protect you from the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your credit card information if you choose to conduct an e-commerce transaction on the Chronogram Media websites.
Chronogram Media uses industry-standard tools, such as firewalls, to ensure that your information is secure and confidential.
The concern for safeguarding children on the Internet is something we take seriously at Chronogram Media. We realize that some of our content may not be appropriate for all children. Chronogram Media does not encourage unsupervised visitation to our websites by children.
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