The Genesee Valley Penny Saver (“GVPS”) is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of this GVPennysaver.com web site (this “Site”). The following policy discloses GVPS’s information gathering and dissemination practices for this Site. The purpose of GVPS’s policy is to inform you about the types of information GVPS gathers about you when you visit this Site, information GVPS may receive from or share with its affiliates and related entities (collectively, “Affiliates”), how GVPS may use that information, whether GVPS discloses it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding GVPS’s use of, and your ability to correct, the information.
Please be aware that GVPS’s affiliates, promotional partners, advertisers, sponsors, and other third-party Internet sites accessible through this Site may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. GVPS is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing personally identifiable information through linked web sites.
I. Information Which GVPS Collects, or Obtains
Anyone under the age of 14 may not use this Site or the services available on or through this Site and should not provide personally identifiable information through this Site. GVPS will not knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 14 without first obtaining verifiable parental consent.
Like many other commercial web sites, GVPS utilizes a standard technology called a “cookie” to automatically collect information about how this Site is used and to enhance your visit upon your return to this Site. Cookies were designed to help a web site recognize a user’s browser as a previous visitor and thus save and remember any preferences that may have been set while the user was browsing the web site. You can set your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but you will be unable to register with My Hometown and save your preference settings.
II. Use of User Information
GVPS’s primary goal in collecting information is to provide you with a customized experience. GVPS and its Affiliates use the information automatically collected from you to improve the content of this Site, to enhance users’ experiences when visiting this Site and to customize the content and layout of this Site for each individual user. GVPS and its Affiliates use information collected from server log files, such as Internet Protocol addresses and domain names, to help diagnose problems with the services offered through this Site, to administer and manage this Site, and to report and gather aggregate information about Site usage and user demographics.
GVPS and its Affiliates use information that you voluntarily provide to GVPS, or you provide to GVPS’s Affiliates, which such Affiliates then share with GVPS, to respond to any request, contest, promotion, online survey or registration to use this Site, to notify you of updates to this Site, and to advise you of news related to GVPS and its Affiliates and GVPS’s and its Affiliates’ productions and services or upcoming events.
In addition, GVPS uses a third party to assist in the management of GVPS’s database used in connection with this Site. Such third party may have access to the information you voluntarily provide to GVPS, or you provide to GVPS’s Affiliates, which such Affiliates then share with GVPS, in order to assist with the management of GVPS’s database.
III. Disclosure to Additional Third Parties
When you use this Site, or, in some cases, the web sites of GVPS’s Affiliates, and are asked to provide personal information, you are sharing that information with GVPS, its Affiliates and the database management company mentioned above. If information from this Site is being collected or maintained by any other company, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
You will be given an opportunity to “opt-in” to hear from GVPS’s promotional partners. If you “opt-in,” GVPS may share your personal information with its promotional partners in order for them to contact you to send you special offers and for other marketing purposes. You can decide not to participate in an advertising program if you do not want your information to be shared.
Promotions and contests that run on this Site, or on GVPS’s Affiliates’ web sites, may be sponsored by GVPS, its Affiliates, or third parties or may be co-sponsored by GVPS and its Affiliates. Some or all of the information collected during a promotion or contest may be shared with the sponsors of the promotion or contest. If information will be shared by GVPS with third party sponsors, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion or contest if you do not want your information to be shared.
GVPS makes the Brighter/Vent forum, event postings, classified advertisements or story submissions, and other interactive areas available to users through this Site. Some of these forums require registration. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
GVPS may share aggregate information regarding the users of this Site and GVPS’s statistical analysis of this Site’s usage with third parties, such as advertisers and business partners as well as GVPS’s Affiliates.
GVPS will disclose information GVPS maintains when required to do so by law or pursuant to a legal proceeding, including without limitation, in response to a court order or a subpoena. GVPS may also disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request.
IV. Accuracy of User Information, Policy Changes and Questions
In order to ensure the accuracy of your personal information, you may contact GVPS in order to access or to change any personal information GVPS maintains (for example, your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, financial information, user name or password) or other communications you have provided to GVPS or its Affiliates through this Site.
Genesee Valley Penny Saver
1471 Route 15
Avon, NY 14414
V. Security of Information.
When GVPS collects information from GVPS’s users, GVPS uses a secure server to gather all sensitive user information and employs reasonable security procedures to protect the security and integrity of such information. Due to the nature of electronic communications, however, GVPS cannot assure you that the safeguards that GVPS has put in place will prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, or correctly use the information collected.
If at any time you wish to stop receiving email from us, please follow the removal instructions located at the bottom of each email and or send an email or write to GVPS at the address provided above. If at any time you wish to stop receiving mailings from us, please send an email or write to GVPS at the address provided above.
VII. Use of Materials.