THE GLEANER COMPANY (MEDIA) LIMITED
PRIVACY POLICY

Last updated: October 1, 2015

The Gleaner Company (Media) Limited recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected from users of Gleaner Online, go-jamaica.com and any of its associated websites, jamaicagleaner.com, jamaica-gleaner.com, discoverjamaica.com, youthlinkjamaica.com, sportsjamaica.com, golocaljamaica.com, daflex.net, jamaica-star.com, jamaicastar.com, gojamaica-host.com, gleanerclassifieds.com, gleanersubscriptions.com, gleanersubscription.com, www.gleanerarchives.com, www.gleanerlibrary.com, go-localjamaica.com, www.hospitalityjamaica.com, jamaica-elections.com, www.jamaicaelections.com, and gleanerblogs.com. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as a visitor's name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number, is automatically collected on these sites. Such information is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted, and The Gleaner Company uses such information only for the purpose for which it was submitted unless other uses are disclosed at the time of collection.

Users can modify their user profile information online at any time. We maintain reasonable and appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of such information in our possession.

WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION BY THIRD PARTY SITES, ADVERTISING SERVERS AND SPONSORS

We use Google, Burstmedia, Kontera, ValueClickMedia, Amazon, Share A Sale, Advertising.com, Tribal Fusion, AdvertisingZ and other third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this web site in order to provide advertisements on this site about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the links provided below.

COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS

In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers, including those listed above, may place or recognize a unique "cookie" or web beacon on your browser.

Cookies: A cookie is a file that tracks a user or customer's preferences on pages visited while on a website. On our websites we may use cookies or third parties may also do so.

Should you accept a cookie, each subsequent visit to our site will identify you and collect and compile anonymous statistics related to your interests, tastes, purchasing intentions and general uses of the sites.

The data collected by the cookie is compiled and used in the future to market other products and services or advertisements to you, to analyze the usage of our website to provide data on how to improve the website and for feedback generally. No sensitive personal data or personally identifiable data capable of identifying you as a private individual are collected.

All data are for specific purposes for our private use only and not for use of any other third party unless specifically instructed by us and only for specific purposes, such as marketing of products and services.

Personal Choice: You do not have to accept cookies and you may block or disable all cookies from your browser at anytime. Most web browsers will accept cookies by default, but they can be set to reject cookies, either from all websites or from specific sites. You can also manually delete cookies from your web browser. These options are generally set through a "Privacy" setting in your browser setup.

Web Beacon: A "Web Beacon" is an object that is embedded in a web page or e-mail and is usually invisible to the user but allows checking that a user has viewed the page or e-mail. One common use is in e-mail tracking. Alternative names are web bug, tracking bug, tracking pixel, pixel tag, 1×1 gif, and clear gif.

HTML Mail: It is the practice of Gleaner Online and Go-Jamaica to include web beacons in HTML-formatted email messages (messages that include graphics) that Gleaner Online and Go-Jamaica, sends in order to determine which email messages were opened and to note whether a message was acted upon.

HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. We may use your personal information to:

E-COMMERCE AND PAYMENTS

Customer data will be taken when paying for advertisements and other e-commerce transactions. Permission to do so is implicit in providing financial details to process payment. All necessary precaution is taken to keep confidential all personal or financial information submitted. When we ask that you provide us with information such as credit card, charge cards, or other electronic or digital modes of payment, we use technologically secure electronic systems. Strict corporate policies and procedures are adhered to, to prevent any breach or access by unauthorized persons and periodic reviews are conducted to avoid a breach of these policies to prevent any loss, misuse or changes to the information submitted. Information may be retained for ease of renewal of services. Ordinary users of the website will not be required to disclose personal information (including credit card information) via email or telephone.

DISCLOSURE

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to third parties (including but not limited to our heirs, successors in title or appointees) where we are obliged or permitted by law to do so. If you post or send offensive or objectionable content anywhere on or to any of our websites or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any of our websites, we can use the information that is available to us about you to stop such behaviour. This may involve informing relevant third parties.

PROTECTION OF USER INFORMATION

Information transmitted via the internet is at risk of interception. We make no guarantees as to the safety of your personal information, however in an effort to protect user information we use up to date and trusted security and technological features to protect user information.

OTHER INFORMATION

Changes to This Policy: This Privacy Policy may be amended and/or is subject to change at any time by the Gleaner Company (Media) Limited. Notice of any such change will be posted on this page.

For our full Terms and Conditions governing all our sites see.

http://www.go-jamaica.com/termsofservice.html