Privacy Policy

Straight News Online Media Inc. (“Straight News Online“) operates straightnewsonline.com and may operate other websites. It is Straight News Online's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Straight News Online collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Straight News Online's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Straight News Online's visitors use its website. From time to time, Straight News Online may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Straight News Online also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on straightnewsonline.com blogs/sites. Straight News Online only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Straight News Online's websites choose to interact with Straight News Online in ways that require Straight News Online to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Straight News Online gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at straightnewsonline.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Straight News Online are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Straight News Online collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Straight News Online. Straight News Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Straight News Online may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Straight News Online may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Straight News Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Straight News Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Straight News Online's behalf or to provide services available at Straight News Online's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Straight News Online's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Straight News Online will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Straight News Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Straight News Online believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Straight News Online, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Straight News Online website and have supplied your email address, Straight News Online may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Straight News Online and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Straight News Online takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Straight News Online uses cookies to help Straight News Online identify and track visitors, their usage of Straight News Online website, and their website access preferences. Straight News Online visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Straight News Online's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Straight News Online's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Straight News Online, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Straight News Online goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Straight News Online may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.