Privacy Policy

The Tuscarawas Weather Network is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. The policies below are applicable to the tuscweather.net website. We have established this security and privacy policy to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your visit to the Website, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information.

By visiting this Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or do not see your concerns addressed here, you should contact us through the form provided.

WHAT INFORMATION ABOUT ME IS COLLECTED AND STORED?
The Tuscarawas Weather Network adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in the operation and maintenance of this website and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all our visitors. Our privacy policy is simple: Except as disclosed below, we don’t sell, barter, give away, or rent your personal information to any company, person, or entity. One of the basic principles we’ve tried to follow in designing the Website is that we ask for only the information we need to provide the service you’ve requested. As a result, what information we collect and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of the Website.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect and store information that you enter into the Website in order to obtain services we may offer. For example, when you register to submit comments in our news section, we collect and store your name, username, password, and email address. This information is used to manage this area of our site. Other personal information may also be collected in certain portions of the Website in which you specifically and knowingly provide such information. This personal information is used only to provide the service(s) you request.

ANONYMOUS INFORMATION
Through your use of the Website, we may also gather certain information that does not identify you individually – such as your IP Address, browser type, and the page(s) you used to find our site. Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data”. We may collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with the Website. For example, we may collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit the Website. We may also collect information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This type of information can be used to analyze and improve our Website and to provide our visitors with a fulfilling experience.

COOKIES AND SPYWARE
We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer.

We do not use cookies on our Website.

IS INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN?
We do not collect any personal information from anyone who we know to be under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you should use this Website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to us. Our Website is not intentionally targeted to children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 should not use our Website without obtaining prior parental consent.

USE OF ANONYMOUS INFORMATION
We use Anonymous Information to help us determine how people use parts of the Website and who our readers are so we can improve the Website and ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it for as many people as possible. We also use Anonymous Information to provide statistical “ratings” information in aggregated form to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Website. We may also use or share Anonymous Information in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary.

We may share non-personal information with our partners, advertisers, and others from time to time. Examples of such non-personal information include the number of users who visited the Website during a specific time period. This information generally is shared in an aggregated form.

EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend the our rights or property, the Website or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Website or the public.

STEPS TO SECURE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
The importance of security for all Personal Information associated with you is of utmost concern to us. We exercise care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Personal Information collected by the Website is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. In many instances, such as in the case passwords, the information is encrypted before you conduct your transaction. Only those employees who need access to your Personal Information in order to do their jobs are allowed access. Any employee who violates our privacy and/or security policies is subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination and civil and/or criminal prosecution.

While we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

LINKED WEBSITES
This Website contains links to other websites operated by entities not under our control. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy for our Website do not apply to information gathered through other websites. These other sites may also send their own cookies to you, collect your data or solicit your personal information. While we do personally visit any and all sites recommended and linked from our site, always be aware of where you end up. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of other websites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our Website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that you visit.

CHAT ROOMS, MESSAGE BOARDS, AND FEEDBACK SECTIONS
Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as message boards or feedback sections, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any Personal Information that you expect to keep private.

GOVERNING LAW/ASSIGNMENT
The Website is published in the United States of America. The laws of the State of Ohio shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or otherwise.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
As our Website continues to evolve and develop, we may add new services and features to the Website. In the event that these additions affect our Privacy Policy, this document will be updated appropriately. We will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We do, however, recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you use the Website in case you missed our notice of changes to the Privacy Policy.

OPT-OUT AND CORRECTIONS PROCEEDURE
You may opt-out of receiving future e-mail messages and other communications from us that you have requested. You will have an opportunity to change these selections by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in any emails we send you. We also permit you to correct or update personal information that you have previously provided to us.

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Questions regarding this statement should be made through our contact form. Please use the term ‘Privacy Policy’ in the subject field so your question may be directed to the proper person and avoid unnecessary delays.

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