Effective Date: October 24, 2008
Sacbee.com has a firm commitment to privacy. We take your privacy concerns seriously and want to make every effort to address them as we strive to offer our site visitors a high quality, interactive and personalized experience. That is why we have adopted the following policy, which explains our position on information gathering and how we intend to use and share any information we collect. It is important to note that this policy applies only to information collected by sacbee.com and does not apply to information obtained or used by The Sacramento Bee or its affiliates through other means.
If you wish to forward an article to a friend, we will ask that you provide your friend's name and e-mail address. While we may collect statistics on which articles are forwarded, we do not sell, rent, or market your friend's personal information, and retain the information only as long as necessary to provide this service.
We use third-party advertising technology vendors to collect, via includes cookies and web beacons (1x1 pixels), non-personally identifiable data when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Use of personally identifiable information
Personally Identifiable Information may be accessed by the user who entered it, by The Sacramento Bee and sacbee.com personnel, and by certain third parties, such as those who provide technical support or content services to sacbee.com. We ask these third parties to keep any personal information supplied by us confidential. We also endeavor to keep your Personally Identifiable Information inaccessible to other users or advertisers of sacbee.com. Note that your first name may be displayed on sacbee.com when you visit sacbee.com as a logged in member. We will also display your e-mail address and contact information in your Member Center. We make every effort to make the Member Center secure, such that; it can only be accessed by logging in with your membername and password.
We also reserve the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information when deemed necessary or appropriate to comply with the law, respond to claims, protect our computer systems and customers, ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, or protect the rights, property or safety of sacbee.com, its affiliates, or others.
Sacbee.com is particularly concerned with providing a safe online environment for children. Children under the age 13 will not be allowed to register and become a member of sacbee.com in order to access general sacbee.com content, features and services.
In the near future, parents and legal guardians of children under age 13 who register are able to establish a member account for their child by accessing the Member Center. Other areas and services operated by sacbee.com that do not require registration but that ask for Personally Identifiable Information from children under age 13 will require a parental consent before collecting the information. The Sacramento Bee does not ask children under age 13 for more personal information, as a condition of participation, than is reasonably necessary to participate in a given activity or promotion. Further, we limit most of our contests to people who are at least 18 years of age, making children ineligible to enter.
Parental consent to collect information about children can be provided in two ways: (1) Fax a copy of a completed Parental Consent Form, including your signature, to the facsimile number provided on the Parental Consent Form. This form will be available in applicable areas of our site. (2) Mail a completed Parental Consent Form to the address indicated.
Sacbee.com will not knowingly disclose personal information about users under the age of 13 without prior parental or legal guardian consent, except as required by law. If for any reason you wish to access, update or remove information about your child that has been previously provided to sacbee.com, you may fax us (at 916-552-5200), call us (at 916-321-1000) or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Sacbee.com strongly recommends parental supervision when a child uses the Internet, particularly when a child enters a forum or uses e-mail. We also encourage parents to instruct their children not to give out personal information in these areas.
All registered users will receive periodic Member Mail via e-mail related to their membership account or various features and services on Bee Web sites that their membership entitles them to access. Because Member Mail is an important part of our service to you, users cannot opt-out of receiving Member Mail.
Separate from sacbee.com Member Mail, The Sacramento Bee may send you information via e-mail about various products or services that we believe may be of interest to you, including e-mails that may contain content provided by third party advertisers. If you don't want to receive this information, you can opt out by changing your permission setting for The Sacramento Bee Promotions e-mail in the Member Center. The Member Center also allows you to select which categories of E-mail Offers might interest you.
When a user specifically authorizes e-mail solicitations we make available the user names and other Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with the applicable license.
Our HTML-encoded e-mail messages may include graphic files, which we use to gather information about e-mails sent our members. When such a message is opened in an HTML-capable e-mail program, the recipient's computer accesses our server to retrieve the graphic file, and allows us to record and store the date and time, the recipient's e-mail address, and other standard logging information. These HTML-encoded e-mail messages may also read cookies.
You can delete your sacbee.com membership account in Member Center by clicking on the link labeled "delete my account." By doing so, all but a transactional record of your membership account will be removed from our databases, though some records may remain on back-up media. Note that by deleting your account, you will cancel your membership and no longer be able to access sacbee.com.
In addition, our advertisers, content providers, partners and other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through sacbee.com have separate data and privacy practices that are independent of us, and we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. Please contact those sites directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.
Sacbee.com endorses and abides by the privacy principles approved by the Interactive Services Association and the Direct Marketing Association. If you have any questions or comments about our policies, we may be reached at sacbee.com, 2100 Q St., Sacramento, CA 95816, at (916) 321-1152 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective Date: October 24, 2008