This policy covers how Taunton Today treats personal information that Taunton Today collects and receives, including information related to your past use of Taunton Today products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, phone number, social security number or any other identifier that permits physical or online contacting of you.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Taunton Today does not own or control, or to those of people that Taunton Today does not employ or manage.
Information Collection and Use
Taunton Today collects personal information when you register with Taunton Today, when you use Taunton Today products or services, when you visit Taunton Today pages or the pages of certain Taunton Today partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes. Taunton Today may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, ZIP code, occupation, industry, and personal interests. When you register with Taunton Today and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
Taunton Today collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of the products and services that we offer.
Taunton Today automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, Taunton Today cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request.
Taunton Today uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.
The Taunton Today services are intended for adults and Taunton Today does not collect personal information from those under age 13.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Taunton Today does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
· We provide the information to trusted partnerswho work on behalf of or with Taunton Today under confidentiality agreements.These companies may use your personal information to help Taunton Today communicate with you about offers from Taunton Today and our marketing partners.However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
· We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legalprocess, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Taunton Today displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria — for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
· Taunton Today does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
· Taunton Today advertisers include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents, stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and software companies).
Taunton Today may set and access Taunton Today cookies on your computer.
Taunton Today lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies’ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to Taunton Today’s cookies.
Taunton Today uses web beacons to access Taunton Today cookies inside and outside our network of web sites and in connection with Taunton Today products and services.
Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences
You can opt out of receiving marketing communications by following instructions contained in the messages you receive.
We reserve the right to send you certain non-marketing communications relating to the Taunton Today service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Taunton Today Newsletter, that are considered part of your Taunton Today account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
Taunton Today may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Taunton Today account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.
Questions and Suggestions
If you have questions or suggestions, please email us or you can contact us at:
73 W. Water Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-7pm EST
Effective Date: October 27, 2011