Privacy Policy 

This policy explains how the Colorado Springs Independent may collect, use and aggregate personal information about you on csindy.com. If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us in one of the following ways:

Mailing Address:

Colorado Springs Independent

235 S. Nevada Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone:

719/577-4545

E-mail:

newsroom@csindy.com

Information we collect

Portions of csindy.com require visitors to provide personally identifiable information that may include your name, age, address and e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.

Additionally, our servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the IP address or domain name of visitors. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. Your IP address is not linked to personally identifiable information but is used to gather broad demographic information. This information helps us tailor and improve your experience on the site.

How we use information that is collected

• to improve existing features or develop new features, products and services by analyzing how site features are being used.

• to award prizes in contests or promotions. Participation in some contests or promotions may require visitors to agree to be contacted by the Colorado Springs Independent.

• to provide advertisers or other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns. Personally identifiable information is kept private and not distributed to third parties.

• to send e-mail notifications about new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you. These contacts are on an opt-in basis only, based on the preferences you have specified with us.

Cookies

We may place a cookie on the browser of your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information, but may be used to tell when your computer has previously contacted our site. For example, cookies may be used to ensure that you will not see the same ads too often in a single session. We also may use cookies to save your passwords so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit portions of our site.

Registration

Interaction with our website requires voluntary registration. These forms require you to give us personally identifiable information, which may include contact information (like your name and e-mail address) and unique identifiers. If you so signify beforehand, we may use your contact information from the registration form to send you information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners. Unique identifiers are collected only for use as account numbers in our record system. We do not disclose any unique identifiers to any third parties.

The information collected from these registration forms is used to improve existing features or develop new features, products and services by analyzing how site features are being used. Such information may be shared with third parties on an aggregate basis.

Demographic and profile data

We do not now, but may in the future collect demographic and profile data from you as part of the registration process (i.e., your ZIP code, gender, income level, interest in certain topics). We may use this data to tailor your experience at our site, showing you content we think you might be interested in, displaying the content according to your preferences and informing you of upcoming events on our site. We also share certain demographic and profile data with advertisers and business partners on an aggregated basis.

The Colorado Springs Independent will disclose account information only in special cases, such as (i) to comply with valid legal requirements, such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (ii) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who, intentionally or unintentionally, may be causing injury or harm to csindy.com users or other persons, or violating the terms of service of this website.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, including any sites that may indicate a special relationship or partnership with the Colorado Springs Independent (such as co-branded pages and "powered by" relationships) or the sites of our advertisers that you go to by clicking on a banner ad. Our organization does not disclose unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked sites; the linked sites, however, may collect personal information from you when you link to their site. This collecting of information is not subject to our control. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policy of the sites you visit.

Advertisements

We display advertisements on csindy.com. These ads may contain cookies. We do not have access to this information, nor do we control its use.

Security

This website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Notification of changes

This privacy statement may be revised over time as new features are added to csindy.com, or as Internet security and privacy standards evolve. We will post those changes so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of the terms of the Colorado Springs Independent’s privacy policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this policy, please exit the site immediately. Additionally, your continued use of our website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

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