Copyright Notice and Privacy Policy

Copyright Notice

All content of El Dorado News-Times, including but not limited to, all text, photos, graphics, audio, software, and/or video is copyrighted by WEHCO Media (WEHCO), the El Dorado News-Times, or its suppliers, news and feature syndicates and wire services. All rights reserved.
No portion of the content may be directly or indirectly copied, published, reproduced, modified, performed, displayed, sold, transmitted, published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed in any medium. Nor may any portion of the content be stored in a computer or distributed over any network except that you may download or print one copy of occasional articles strictly for personal and non-commercial use.

Notice of Copyright Infringement:
El Dorado News-Times respects the copyrights of others. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement you may notify our Web Master.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how the El Dorado News-Times treats the personally identifiable information that is collected about you by the El Dorado News-Times or third party hosting services when you visit El Dorado News-Times. If you have any questions or concerns about these privacy guidelines, please send an e-mail to the webmaster.

Any information you provide when you visit web sites other than those covered by this policy (including other web sites affiliated with the El Dorado News-Times) or when you purchase any products or services that may be offered or advertised on our web site by companies other than the El Dorado News-Times is subject to the privacy policies of the third party organizations who run and/or own these web sites. This policy also does not apply to information you may provide to us offline, except as specifically provided herein.

Your IP Address:
An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers - the computers that send out Web pages - automatically identify your computer by its IP address. The El Dorado News-Times collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. The El Dorado News-Times does not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user's session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers or others.

Cookies:
Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you're at a site. The use of cookies is an industry standard -- you'll find them at most major Web sites. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers or from our affiliate sites. The El Dorado News-Times does not control these cookies, and they may or may not collect personally identifiable information. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. The El Dorado News-Times (or third party service providers on our behalf) may also use cookies to collect aggregate information about web site users on an anonymous basis. We may share aggregate demographic and usage information with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties for any business purpose.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information:
The El Dorado News-Times generally collects personally identifiable information when you specifically and knowingly provide us with it. For instance, when you enter a sweepstakes or contest, complete a survey, or subscribe to the El Dorado News-Times online you will be asked to provide information such as your e-mail address, name, phone number, and sometimes shipping address. Optional information such as your age or gender may also be requested.

The El Dorado News-Times uses this information to provide you with the service you have requested. If you subscribe to the El Dorado News-Times, we may use your e-mail address to send you a confirmation notice and your mailing address to deliver the paper. Similarly, if you enter online sweepstakes, we will use this information to notify you if you are a winner.

We may also use information you provide to serve you ads, and, if you have given your consent for us to do so, to send you e-mails concerning offers from our partners and other third parties that we think may be of interest to you.

When you conduct e-commerce with one of the e-commerce affiliates to which our site is linked, personal information such as your email and home address may be collected by the vendor's server and made available to us. We do not, however, collect credit card information you may provide to that vendor. We may use the information provided to us on an anonymous aggregated basis for purposes of analyzing traffic and usage.

Electronic Direct Marketing Programs:
The El Dorado News-Times does develop and participate in electronic direct marketing to users of El Dorado News-Times who elect to receive electronic mail of specific interest to them. The El Dorado News-Times does not forward the names or addresses (electronic or otherwise) to third parties. Advertisers who participate in the El Dorado News-Times's electronic direct marketing programs identify the category of subscribers who would most likely be interested in their goods and services. The El Dorado News-Times then forwards the advertisements to subscribers who have elected to receive that category of electronic mail. Users may elect to not receive similar electronic mail by requesting that the e-mail address be removed from the mailing list by selecting the appropriate option included with each e-mail advertisement sent by the El Dorado News-Times. In addition, users may elect to be removed from such lists at any time by sending a message to the system administrator at webmaster@El Dorado News-Times.

Disclosure of Personal Information:
The El Dorado News-Times may also share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals other than our partners when:

We have your consent to share the information;
We need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
The information is furnished in connection with a contest entry, and we share it with the contest sponsor; We need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of the El Dorado News-Times to provide a product or service to you. (Unless otherwise stated, these companies do not have any right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us);
We comply with subpoenas or court orders, or need to collect a debt of money you may owe us:
The entity to whom the information is disclosed is one under control of, or under common control with the El Dorado News-Times (for these purposes, a company controlling twenty (20%) percent or more of the voting stock of another entity shall be deemed to control such entity); or
The disclosure is made in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the business conducted by the web sites to which this policy applies.
Public Messages:
You assume total liability for the content of messages to public electronic forums. El Dorado News-Times assumes no liability for this content. You are advised that not all speech is protected by the First Amendment: namely, speech directed to inciting or producing lawless action; defamatory statements directed toward a person or business; false or deceptive advertising; harassing, obscene and/or pornographic activity. As Systems administrator, El Dorado News-Times has the right to respond to users' complaints about other users including, but not limited to, the removal of banner ads, classified ads or any un-moderated comments.

Unsolicited e-Mail:
The El Dorado News-Times supports responsible e-commerce. The El Dorado News-Times does not authorize anyone to use the El Dorado News-Times's computers or network (collectively, the "System") to broadcast, distribute, transmit or retransmit unsolicited commercial, noncommercial, bulk, or junk electronic mail ("SPAM").

Subscribers who receive SPAM or any threatening or offensive e-mail may report it to the El Dorado News-Times by forwarding the unedited message with the full message header to abuse@El Dorado News-Times.

The El Dorado News-Times reserves the right to take all legal or technical steps that it deems necessary to prevent the broadcast, distribution, transmission, or retransmission over the System of SPAM, junk e-mail, threatening or offensive e-mail, or e-mail otherwise determined by the El Dorado News-Times to be objectionable in its sole discretion. The El Dorado News-Times reserves the right to suspend or terminate any person or entity's use of or access to the System if it determines in its sole and absolute discretion that such person has used or intends to use the System in violation of this policy. A failure of the El Dorado News-Times to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such right.

Children:
The sites covered by this policy are not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats. The El Dorado News-Times does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Security:
The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with users is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the El Dorado News-Times can't ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.

Choice/Opt-Out:
To keep you in control of communications directed to you, we allow you to opt-out of the following services: receiving communications from the El Dorado News-Times about new features or services, and receiving communications about offers from third-party companies that offer a product or service that we think would be of value to you.

Correct/Update:
The El Dorado News-Times gives users the option of changing and/or modifying information previously provided.

Non-US Users:
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this web site, you consent to this transfer. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with this website in the federal and state courts of, and in accordance with the laws of, the state of the United States in which the editorial staff of this website primarily does business.

California and Canadian Users:
California and Canadian residents have the right to know how their information may be shared with third parties who engage in direct marketing activities and this policy explains our practices and how you can opt out of having your information shared for such purposes. We reserve the right to make our customer lists available to companies that sell goods and services that we believe would be of interest. We may compile these lists from customer orders placed both offline and online. Customers have the option of having their names and identifying information removed from those lists (subject to certain exceptions and limitations in applicable laws) by contacting us at [specify email address and link].

We may also from time to time make our customer lists available for direct marketing purposes to other entities that are affiliated with us. If you would like to be removed from those lists, contact us at privacy@El Dorado News-Times.

Changes to Privacy Policy:
The El Dorado News-Times may change this policy from time to time in its discretion. Your continued use of our sites indicates your consent to this privacy policy and any amended versions of it.

This policy was last updated on March 12, 2007.