Boston New Times (“Boston New Times”) operates bostonnewtimes.com and may operate other websites. It is Boston New Times policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Boston New Times 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. Boston New Times purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Boston New Times visitors use its website. From time to time, Boston New Times may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Boston New Times also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on bostonnewtimes.com blogs/sites. Boston New Times 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 Boston New Times websites choose to interact with Boston New Times in ways that require Boston New Times to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Boston New Times gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at bostonnewtimes.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Boston New Times are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Boston New Times collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Boston New Times. Boston New Times 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.
Boston New Times may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Boston New Times may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Boston New Times does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Boston New Times 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 Boston New Times behalf or to provide services available at Boston New Times 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 Boston New Times websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Boston New Times 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, Boston New Times discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Boston New Times believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Boston New Times, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Boston New Times website and have supplied your email address, Boston New Times 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 Boston New Times 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. Boston New Times takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Boston New Times, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Boston New Times 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 Boston New Times may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
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