TBNewsWatch.com Privacy Policy

TBNewsWatch.com, has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. TBNewsWatch.com is committed to implementing the technology that gives you the most secure online experience.

Information Collection and Use
TBNewsWatch.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. TBNewsWatch.com collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Collecting your Personal Information
Personal information collected by TBNewsWatch.com is limited to name, e-mail address, date of birth and city you live in. We require additional information in order to complete particular services.

For example, if you choose to make a purchase in the Classified section of our website, we will request additional personal information such as name, address, telephone number and credit card number

The customer's contact information is used by TBNewsWatch.com to contact the customer when necessary such as to confirm purchase details. Users may opt-out of membership at any time; see the choice/opt-out section below.

We provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update the information you have given us at any time.

How we use your Personal Information
Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to for 2 primary purposes:

1. To tailor the visitor's experience at our site by not making you enter your personal information more than once.

2. To help us identify the content that our readers are most interested in.

TBNewsWatch.com has content partner relationships with Thunder Bay's Television, Radio stations: Rock 94 FM and 580 CKPR, TBNewsWatch.com newspaper, Thunder Bay's Guest Magazine and Dougall Media.

TBNewsWatch.com does perform Statistical Analysis of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of the site. TBNewsWatch.com will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to inform content partners and advertisers of such information.

TBNewsWatch.com will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on TBNewsWatch.com or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of TBNewsWatch.com, and, (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of TBNewsWatch.com or the public.

Security
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Our data is stored in password-controlled servers with strictly limited access within our company. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our accounting department) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected.

When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’. You can verify our SSL link by clicking on the VeriSign link.

We do not share your personal information outside the TBNewsWatch.com. No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your email address and password, so it is very important that you do not give this information out to other people.

Cookies
The TBNewsWatch.com uses cookies to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit the different sections of our site and we also uses cookies to keep track of your shopping cart.. We also use cookies to remember who you are and what areas of the site you have access to.

A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited or the Ads you viewed. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will have very limited access to features on our site.

Links
This site contains links to other sites. TBNewsWatch.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by TBNewsWatch.com.

Site and Service Updates
We also send the user site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to un-subscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with the user to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account via email or phone.

Public Forums
This site enables viewers to submit comments regarding the story content that appears on this site, by means of a comment form. Submitting personal information such as a name is optional. The comments that are submitted via the comment form may be used in our Editorial section and/or in our News section as part of viewer feedback.

Children's Guidelines
The TBNewsWatch.com does not publish content that is targeted to children.

Choice/Opt-Out
This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive membership service.

You can send email to mosipenko@dougallmedia.com or you may telephone us at 346-3559.

Notification of Changes
Changes to this Privacy Policy are indicated by the Last Updated Date at the top of this page. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Contacting the Web Site
TBNewsWatch.com welcomes your questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact the webmaster mosipenko@dougallmedia.com