Privacy Policy

 

Updated March 12, 2013

Welcome to the Skagit Publishing Network, a local news, information, communication and advertising service for Skagit area communities and beyond. The goskagit network includes the following sites: goskagit.com, goanacortes.com, goautos360.com, skagitvisitor.com and re-weekly.com.

The Skagit Publishing Network is produced by the Skagit Publishing LLC. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Skagit Publishing LLC, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our visitors, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Skagit Publishing LLC gathers three types of information about visitors:

1. Information that visitors provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions include: submissions to the events calendar, participation in article commenting or forums, use of email story, subscribing to an electronic newsletter and from participation in polls and surveys.

2. Information Skagit Publishing LLC gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because Skagit Publishing LLC derives its revenue mainly from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to visitors. Under no circumstances does Skagit Publishing LLC divulge any information about an individual visitor to a third party.

3. Visitors can subscribe to the Skagit Valley Herald or Anacortes American via an online subscription form. To subscribe visitors must submit personal and bank or credit card information in order for us to send the newspaper to you as well as collect the subscription fee. Skagit Publishing LLC operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems.

CHILDREN

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

USAGE TRACKING

Skagit Publishing LLC tracks visitor traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual visitors. Skagit Publishing LLC does break down overall usage statistics according to a visitor’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every visitor’s browser).

Skagit Publishing LLC sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that visitors enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual visitors. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites visitors like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual visitors read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

COOKIES

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Skagit Publishing LLC uses cookies to track visitor traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in article commenting, forums, polling and surveys or to submit an event the events calendar.

USE OF INFORMATION

Skagit Publishing LLC uses any information voluntarily given by our visitors to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our visitors.

As stated above, we use information that visitors voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable visitors to participate in polls, surveys, article commenting, and the events calendar. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Skagit Publishing LLC never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites visitors like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual visitors read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our visitors. But we don’t track which terms a particular visitor enters.

Skagit Publishing LLC creates aggregate reports on visitor demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our visitors to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don’t track the usage patterns of individual visitors, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific visitor clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual visitor except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our visitors or the public.

This Web site uses services provided by AP News Registry. AP News Registry collects content usage information and may use cookies in conjunction with this activity.Your continued readership of the Site means you accept the privacy policy of the AP News Registry. Please refer to the AP News Registry privacy policy at http://www.apnewsregistry.com/privacycenter/servicepolicy.aspx for further information.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

Skagit Publishing LLC uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual visitors with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our visitors or the public.

SECURITY

Skagit Publishing LLC operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give visitors options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

Electronic newsletter subscribers may remove themselves from a mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points visitors to the subscription management page.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our visitors.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Skagit Publishing LLC. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

 


 

Terms of Use

 

Effective November 5, 2007

Welcome to re-weekly.com and its affiliated sites (collectively referred to as The Websites”). The Websites are owned and operated by Skagit Publishing LLC. By registering to use or accessing The Websites, you agree to all terms and conditions of this User Agreement.

We reserve the right to change this User Agreement or to impose new conditions on use of The Websites, from time to time, in which case we will post a revised User Agreement on this website. By continuing to use any or all of The Websites after we post any such changes, you accept the terms and conditions of the User Agreement, as modified.

REGISTRATION

Access to some or all of the interactive capabilities of The Websites might require you to provide information for the right to post user generated content.

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS

Material published on The Websites is copyrighted and trademarked by Skagit Publishing LLC or by other information providers who have licensed their content for use on The Websites. If you decide to submit content, in any form, to The Websites you automatically grant The Websites a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), license to use, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, create derivative works of, distribute, transfer or sell any such content, for any purpose, including commercial purposes, without any payment to you, in any type of media or in any form now known or later developed. In addition, you automatically waive and give up any claim that any use of such content violates any of your rights, including privacy rights, publicity rights, moral rights or any other right, including the right to approve the way The Websites uses such content.

ONLINE CONDUCT

The Websites encourage a free and open exchange of ideas in a climate of mutual respect. Any action by a user that infringes on another user’s right to use and enjoy The Websites is prohibited. The Websites reserve the right, but do not assume any obligation, to monitor your online conduct to enforce this User Agreement, without limitation and with absolute discretion. We may cancel or terminate your right to use The Websites or any part of The Websites at any time without notice, for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to your failure to abide by the terms and conditions of this User Agreement. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access The Websites affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from The Websites, and the disclaimers and indemnification provisions set forth in this User Agreement, shall survive. The Websites reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to and use of The Websites if, in our view, your conduct fails to meet any of the following guidelines or for any reason whatsoever, within our complete and absolute discretion:

a. Users shall not provide any information that is false, misleading or inaccurate.

b. Users shall not use any portion of The Websites for any unlawful purpose and will comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations.

c. Users shall not use any portion of The Websites for uploading, posting, e-mailing, transmitting or otherwise making available content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party. Only the owner or a representative designated by the owner may upload copyrighted material to The Websites.

d. Users shall not use any portion of The Websites for uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available content that is harmful to minors in any way, or for posting content that is harassing, harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, defamatory, libelous, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

e. Users shall not use any portion of The Websites for uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available junk mail, commercial advertisements, or any other form of commercial solicitation.

f. Users shall not attempt to interfere with any other persons use of The Websites.

g. Users shall not misrepresent their identity nor impersonate any person.

To register a complaint about another user’s conduct, please send an e-mail message to help@skagitpublishing.com or write to Digital Media Dept., Skagit Publishing LLC, PO BOX 578, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

DISCLAIMER

Throughout The Websites, we have provided links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Our linking to such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement or sponsorship of such sites, or the information, products or services offered on or through the sites. In addition, neither we nor our parent or subsidiary companies nor any of our respective affiliates operate or control in any respect any information, products or services that third parties may provide on or through The Websites or on websites linked to by us on The Websites.

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR ON THIRD-PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Skagit Valley Publishing Co. harmless from and against any and all liability, loss, claims, damages, costs and/or actions (including attorneys fees) based on or arising from any breach by you of your obligations under this User Agreement. We reserve the right to defend any such claim, and you agree to provide us with such reasonable cooperation and information as we may request.

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

We hope you enjoy using The Websites. Questions and comments about the content of The Websites may be sent to help@skagitpublishing.com.