Last update: 01-07-19
What information do we collect?
The information that we collect about you while you are using our website falls into two general categories: information you provide to us, and information that is automatically collected. All of the information we collect may be collected directly by us, or it may be collected by a vendor providing contractual services to us, such as a service provider.
Information you provide to us
We may collect and store information that you voluntarily supply to us while using our website, including information you send to us by email or other platforms in connection with a feature provided through our website (example: when you create an account, place an order, submit news online, etc). This may include information that can be used to contact or identify you, such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone numbers, birthdate and gender. This information will include credit card information, when you are making a purchase.
Information that is collected automatically
We collect and store information that is automatically generated as you navigate our website. We collect this information to enhance your experience on our website. We do this by using a standard feature found in browser software call a “cookie.” Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your device for record-keeping purposes.
This information collected through cookies does not include personal information (like your name, address, phone number or age), but does include and is not limited to the following: your device, your device’s connection to the internet, IP address, location information, browser or operating system, which pages you visit through our website and how often, which features you interact with and how often, which advertisements we serve to you and your engagement with them, etc.
By showing how and when visitors use our website or other websites, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences for certain features when you have entered preference information before. We also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as "transparent GIFs") to access cookies and to count users who use our website. Additionally, we may assign an anonymous identifier to the tracking pixel or session cookie.
We, along with third parties, may use other kinds of technologies, such as local storage, in connection with our website. These technologies are similar to the cookies discussed above in that they are stored on your device and can be used to store certain information about your activities and preferences. However, these technologies may make use of different parts of your device from standard cookies, and so you might not be able to control them using standard browser tools and settings. The method for disabling local storage will vary depending on your browser and device. See below for more information on how to opt out of interest-based advertising.
Information collected by Third-Party Advertising Service Providers
Advertisers and third parties also may collect information about your activity on our sites and applications, on devices associated with you, and on third-party sites and applications using tracking technologies. Tracking data collected by these advertisers and third parties is used to decide which ads you see both on our website and on third-party sites and applications, but does not identify you personally and is not associated with your registration account.
Some of our third-party advertising service providers are members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"). You can obtain more information about these third-party advertising service providers' information collection practices, and opt out of such practices (and at the same time opt out of the collection practices of other, or all, NAI members) by following the opt out instructions on the NAI's website at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
When we request information from you through our website, you may always choose not to provide us with that information. But if you decline to supply us with certain information while using our website, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered. If you want to limit the information that is automatically collected while you use our website, most web browsers allow you to disable certain functionality or set certain privacy settings. If you choose to disable cookies or turn off other functionality, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through our website.
What do we use your information for?
We may use the information we collect from you while you are using our website for any purpose related to our services and in a variety of other ways including, but not limited to the following examples:
• for the purpose for which the information was submitted;
• to identify you when you visit our websites;
• to provide products and services;
• to improve our services and product offerings;
• to conduct statistical, marketing and demographic analyses of our delivery subscribers and their subscription patterns;
• to respond to inquiries related to support, employment opportunities, or other requests;
• to send marketing and promotional materials, including information relating to our products, services, sales, or promotions;
• for internal administrative purposes, as well as to manage our relationships.
If you have any questions or concerns about how we use and process your information, please see the Questions? section below and contact us.
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server when making a purchase on our website. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be kept on file for more than 60 days.
While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and you are responsible for any access to or use of your account by someone else that has obtained your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by you. You should notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties.
This does not apply to our trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Iowa Information Publishers and Printers
P.O. Box 160
Sheldon, Iowa 51201