PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES PERIODICALLY AND IS EFFECTIVE AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2017.

New Jersey Free Press LLC (“NJ 2Free Press,” “us,” or “we”) is committed to protecting your personal privacy. We provide this notice to explain the type of Personal Information (as defined below) we collect on web sites including SMS/Text Alerts and Mobile Web owned by the NJ Free Press, such as www.NJFreePress.com (a “Web Site”), and our mobile application (the “Application,” together with Web Site, the “Platform”) and how we use Personal Information. Our Privacy Policy is available for you to review on the home page of NJ Free Press web site (“Policy”).

By visiting our Platform or using the services offered on or through our Platform, you, or if you represent an entity or other organization, that entity or organization, (in either case, “you” or “your”) agree to the terms of this Policy, and the Terms of Use (available at http:// www.NJFreePress.com/terms-of-use/), as they may be amended from time to time. As we update and expand our Platform and services, our Policy may change so check back to this page from time to time.

Our Policy does not apply to Personal Information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through our Platform, such as by phone, by mail, or through other offline and print media. This Policy does not apply to Personal Information collected about you by anyone except us and only applies to the Platform to which this Policy is linked.

Our Platform is intended for users who are located in the United States of America. Our Policy shall be interpreted under the laws of the United States.

1. Purpose
In order to make your visits to our Platform and use of the services available on or through our Platform as worthwhile as possible, we may ask you for Personal Information and we may collect certain information from your computer each time you visit us. “Personal Information” includes, for example, your name; home address; business address; e-mail address; telephone, wireless or fax number; short message service or text message address or other wireless device address; instant messaging address; credit card and other payment information; demographic information; or other information that may identify you as an individual or allow online or offline contact with you as an individual. From time to time, other Personal Information, such as your age, gender, education and subscription information may also be requested. Our Policy explains in general what Personal Information and other information is collected on our Platform, how the Personal Information is used, and with whom we may share such Personal Information.

2. What Information is Collected on Our Platform?

1. User Provided Information
We collect Personal Information from users of our Platform. Such Personal Information may be collected, for example, when you submit a comment or question to us using a “contact us” or similar feature on our Platform, send us an e-mail, or in any other way submit information to us via our Platform.

In addition to collecting Personal Information from users such as names and contact details, we also collect Non-Personal Information. “Non-Personal Information” refers to information that may not be itself be reasonably associated with, linked to, or used to identify you. For example, non-user specific aggregated data such as information about traffic patterns on the Web Sites.

You may be able to send information about our products and services to your friends and family members through our Platform by clicking on an “E-mail to Friend” or similar button on our Platform or in an e-mail that we have sent you. In some of these cases (unless you simply forward our e-mail on your own), you may provide the name and e-mail address of your friend or family member to us. Such Personal Information will be treated in accordance with our Policy and applicable law.

You may also be able to send an online card to a friend or family member, or send them a gift or gift certificate. If so, you may be required to provide us with your friend or family member’s Personal Information. Such Personal Information will be treated in accordance with our Policy and applicable law.

2. Other Information We Collect

i. Cookies
We may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server when you visit it and are stored on your computer’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies track where you travel on our Web Site and what you look at and purchase. They may store the information in your shopping cart, and/or your username and password. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of our Web Sites to other information about you. These purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on our Web Sites.
You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers, which is standard in the internet industry. We do not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to our Policy.

Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Web Site or certain areas or features of our Web Site.

ii. Clear GIFs
We may use “clear GIFs” (a/k/a “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies, on our Web Site and in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a web page or message. A clear GIF may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a web page or message to other information about you.

iii. IP Address and Clickstream Data
Pages users access or visit and information volunteered by users, such as survey information and/or Web Site registrations, is collected through various methods. For example, our server may automatically collect data about your server’s internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol Address, or IP Address, is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider whenever you’re on the internet. When you request pages from our Web Site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on our Web Site; the web site you visit after our Web Site; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on our Web Site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. Such information may also be used to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and internet service provider.

iv. Device Information
We may collect certain device information. Device information may include, for example: the type of device you are using (e.g., your particular brand of phone or tablet), certain device identifiers which may be unique to your device, your Internet service provider, and depending on your permissions, content you have stored on your device (e.g. contacts stored on your phone).

3. Please note that we treat the information in section 2.2 as Non-Personal Information, except when we are required to do otherwise under applicable law or if we link this Non-Personal Information with your Personal Information.

3. How is the Personal Information Used?

We use both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information for multiple purposes. NJ Free Press may use Personal Information for various purposes, including without limitation, to:
o improve the content of the Web Site, to customize the content and/or layout of the Web Site for each individual user, and to notify users about updates to the Web Site or promotional offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to you;

  • respond to your requests and to provide you with our product and service offerings;
  • maintain our internal record keeping;
  • report Personal Information about your account to credit bureaus (late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report);
  • communicate with you about, and administer your participation in promotions, surveys and market research;
  • operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services);
  • help diagnose problems with our Platform, to administer our Platform, and to enhance the Platform for optimal user experience;
  • monitor the usage and performance of our Platform and to determine Non-Personal Information about our users;
  • enhance, improve, and analyze our products and services; managing our communications; and performing accounting, auditing and other internal functions); and
  • protect against fraud and identity theft and comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies, including our Terms of Use.

4. Do we Share Personal Information with Others?

1. Social Networking
The Platform may offer you the ability to share your Personal Information through a social networking site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), using such site’s integrated tools (e.g., Facebook “Like” button, or Twitter “Tweet” button). The use of such integrated tools enables you to share Personal Information about yourself with other individuals or the public, depending on the settings that you have established with such social networking site. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and use in connection with such social networking site or a site’s integrated tools, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these social networking sites.

2. Third Party Offers
We reserve the right to make our customer lists available to companies or other entities that may or may not be affiliated with NJ Free Press that have goods, services and offers that we believe might be of interest to you. We may compile these lists from customer orders placed both offline and online or that customers allow us to collect by providing us with Personal Information. We may, from time to time, provide your Personal Information to these entities so that they may send you these offers. Please note that we are not responsible for and do not have access to correct any Personal Information that is maintained by NJ Free Press affiliates or other entities unaffiliated with NJ Free Press.
In addition, we also do not manage the unsubscribe process for various third party entities and NJ Free Press affiliates. You should contact the respective NJ Free Press affiliate or the third party entity for more information relating to their unsubscribe process or correction or removal of your Personal information.

3. Co-sponsored Contests, Sweepstakes and Offerings
Some of our contests, sweepstakes and other offerings may be co-sponsored by another company. In those situations, the Personal Information we obtain from you in connection with such contest, sweepstakes or offering may be shared with our co-sponsor. In those situations, our co-sponsors will have the right to use your Personal information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own policies. If you do not wish for your Personal Information we obtain from you to be shared with our co-sponsor, then do not enter such contest, sweepstake or other offering or otherwise provide to us any Personal Information in connection with such contest, sweepstake or other offering. We are not responsible for how our co-sponsors may use your Personal Information.

4. Service Providers
We may use third parties to help operate our Platform and deliver our products and services, and may share your Personal Information with our affiliates, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through the Platform or for our business (such as web site or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such Personal Information on our behalf). Unless otherwise stated, these companies do not have any right to use the Personal Information we provide to them beyond what is necessary for them to assist us. We may share Personal Information with third parties, including, without limitation, vendors or other service providers, affiliates and partners.

When you conduct e-commerce with one of the e-commerce affiliates or service providers to which the Platform may be linked, certain Personal Information such as your e-mail and home address may be collected by the service provider’s server and made available to us. We do not, however, transfer credit card information you may provide to that service provider.

5. Aggregate Statistics
We may disclose Non-Personal Information related to aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Platform and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

6. Our Right to Disclose Information Including Legally Compelled Disclosures
We have the right, at our sole discretion, to disclose Personal Information posted on our Platform and any other information you provide us, to third parties, including law enforcement personnel and in response to a subpoena or other lawful process potentially compelling disclosure of Personal Information without an obligation to provide prior notice to you.

Such disclosure may be made, at our sole discretion, when we have reason to believe that someone has committed, or will commit, unlawful acts or acts that endanger the health or safety of another; is causing injury to, or interference with, our rights or property, other users of the Platform, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

7. Business Transfer
In the event that NJ Free Press or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, or substantially all of the assets of NJ Free Press or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, are acquired by one or more third parties as a result of an acquisition, merger, sale, reorganization, consolidation or liquidation, all information, including Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.

8. Third Party Ad Servers
We may use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Platform. If so, a list of these ad serving companies will be available here. These companies may use Personal Information (generally, not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this Platform and to other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may employ cookies and clear GIFs to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and clear GIFs is generally not Personal Information (unless, for example, you provide Personal Information to them through an ad or e-mail message). We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these third party ad servers if you should have any concerns about how they will care for your Personal Information. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this Personal information used by these companies, see the Network Advertising Initiative’s consumer web site at www.networkadvertising.org/consumer/.

NJ Free Press participates in behavioral based advertising. This means that a third party may use technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect Personal Information about your use of the Platform so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests. This advertising may appear either on the Platform, or on other sites.

5. Public Forums, Messaging, and Submissions

NJ Free Press, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, may offer public chat rooms, bulletin boards, and comment submission forms. Please note that information that you disclose in these public forums become public and may be associated with your name. By submitting information to these public forums, you opt in to sharing such information publicly. Use caution in disclosing any personal information in these public forums. The Platform may also allow you to exchange messages with other users or NJ Free Press and its associated editors and reporters. We may use and share these submissions for any purposes associated with the operation of the Platform or NJ Free Press’s business.

6. Right to Opt-Out

You have the right to “opt-out” of certain of our uses of your Personal Information. For example, at the time you are requested to provide Personal Information on this Platform, you may have the opportunity to elect to, or not to: (i) receive correspondence from us, or (ii) have your Personal Information shared with other entities affiliated or unaffiliated with the NJ Free Press for their marketing purposes. You may also make this request by contacting us with the method listed in the “Contact Us” section and “opt-out” and do not want to receive any marketing correspondence from us or from affiliated and unaffiliated entities. In this e-mail, please indicate whether you would like to opt-out of (i) receiving any correspondence from us or from entities affiliated with us or unaffiliated third parties for their marketing purposes; or (ii) (selectively identify opt-out options, e.g., receipt of promotional correspondence, e-newsletters or correspondence, sharing of Personal Information with entities affiliated with you for their marketing purposes, sharing of Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their marketing purposes, etc.) You may also opt-out of the promotional e-mails by clicking on an opt-out link within the e-mail you received.

Please understand that if you opt-out of receiving correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us. Also, a request to have us stop sharing your Personal Information with other entities for marketing purposes will apply as of the date that is ten (10) business days after our receipt of your request, and we will not be responsible for any communications that you may receive from entities that received your Personal Information prior to the expiration of this ten (10) business day period to process such request. In these cases, please contact that entity directly.

As noted in section 4.2 above, Customers should contact the non-DFM companies or entities that have been provided Personal Information by DFM to request that those third-party companies and entities remove the customers Personal Information.

Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be “tracked” online. At this time, NJ Free Press does not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.

To opt out, simply contact our editor at Editor@NJFreePress.Com and provide your email address (if other than that used to send your notice to us) advising us that you “opt-out” of receiving correspondence from us or our affiliates.

7. Security

No transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of the NJ Free Press to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully, including in the case of your contacting us by e-mail or a “contact us” or similar feature on our Platform. Accordingly, though the NJ Free Press may take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to this Platform, due to the inherent nature of the internet as an open global communications vehicle, we cannot guarantee that Personal Information, during transmission through the internet or while stored on our system or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by any method permitted by law.

8. Children

NJ Free Press does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. Children ages 13 to 17 must get the permission of their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before making purchases, including subscriptions, on NJ Free Press sites. No one under age 13 is authorized to provide any Personal Information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chat rooms (once this service is offered). The NJ Free Press does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.

9. Third Party “Linked-To” Web Sites

When you are on our Platform you may have the opportunity to visit, or link to, other web sites not operated by NJ Free Press, including other web sites operated by our affiliates, by service vendors, or by unaffiliated third parties. These web sites may collect Personal Information about you. NJ Free Press does not control web sites that are operated by these entities and is not responsible for the information practices of these web sites. Our Policy does not address the information practices of those other web sites. The privacy policies of web sites operated by other affiliates of NJ Free Press are located on those web sites.

10. Prospective Employee and Employee Information

If you submit an application for employment to or are currently an employee of NJ Free Press, NJ Free Press is authorized to collect the information in any form it obtains through your application for employment or continued employment with NJ Free Press, and your submission of employee related documents, including but not limited to the Personal Information that you submit in connection with your employment or intended employment (collectively “Employee Information”). Examples of Employee Information collected in connection with your employment or application for employment includes but is not limited to your name, date of birth, government issued identification (passport, social security number, driver’s license number), banking information, marital status, health information, benefit information, title, employment history, education, job qualifications, and other relevant employee personal data. We also collect some of this information about your dependents when you provide it to us when you enroll in health and other benefits or provide contact information. By providing Personal Information about family members or other individuals, you represent that you have their consent to provide this information to us for the purposes set forth in this Policy. Employee Information does not include any Personal Information that is available to the general public and excludes information generally available on a business card.

NJ Free Press will collect, use, store and retain, and secure your social security number in accordance with this Policy. NJ Free Press will not intentionally communicate or make available, in any manner, your social security number to the general public. NJ Free Press will not print your social security number on any card required for you to access team member services provided by NJ Free Press. NJ Free Press will not require you to transmit your social security number over the Internet, unless the connection is secure or the social security number is encrypted. NJ Free Press will not print your social security number on any materials that are mailed to you, unless state or federal law requires or permits the social security number to be on the document to be mailed.

In accordance with applicable law, NJ Free Press may use Employee Information to evaluate applications for employment, manage work-related aspects of the employee-employer relationship (i.e., training, payroll, benefits, travel, reimbursement expenses, performance appraisals, succession planning, team member health and safety), investigate and respond to any claims related to your employment, and comply with applicable laws and regulations. Your Employee Information will not be used for direct marketing purposes by us or any third party service provider, unless you specifically consent to such use.

NJ Free Press shares your Employee Information with third parties who provide outsourced human resource functions to us. Those third parties are required to protect your Employee Information. NJ Free Press may disclose your Employee Information if required or permitted to do so by law (such as when part of a governmental agency action or litigation), governmental or quasi-governmental requests, or a regulatory organization, or to relevant third parties such as site technicians, brokers, auditors, lawyers, or professional advisors. In the event that NJ Free Press considers it necessary or where required by law to disclose Employee Information in certain situations where the health, safety, or wellbeing of a team member is at imminent risk, we may share your Employee Information with our outside lawyers, law enforcement, or others who are legally authorized. As NJ Free Press continues to develop our business, we may buy or sell assets. In the unlikely event that NJ Free Press or substantially all of our assets are acquired, Employee Information may be one of the transferred assets.

Employee Information may be stored in hard copy or electronic format within your home office or in the cloud in the United States or other countries where NJ Free Press, its affiliates, agents, or contractors conduct business. Your Employee Information may be transferred into our human resources systems and used to manage your employment, may become part of your personnel file, and may be used for other work-related purposes. Your Employee Information will be kept for as long as is legally required, and in some instances longer depending upon the needs of the organization and industry practices.

11. California Residents

If you are a resident of California, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 may permit you to request information regarding the disclosure of your Personal Information by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us by any method listed below in the “Contact Us” section. In addition if you are under the age of 18 you may be entitled to request and obtain removal of Personal Information that you post on our Platform. If you would like to make such a request you can contact us by any method listed below in the “Contact Us” section.

12. Miscellaneous

1. Consent to Processing
We control and operate our Platform from our offices in the United States of America. By providing Personal Information to this Platform, you understand and consent to such collection, maintenance, processing and transfer of such information. We do not represent that materials on the Platform are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Platform from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

2. Changes to this Policy
NJ Free Press reserves the right to change or update this Policy, or any other of their policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users of this Platform by posting such changed or updated Policy on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to this Platform.

3. Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at Editor@NJFreePress.com.

If NJ Free Press needs, or is required, to contact you concerning any event that involves information about you we may do so by email, telephone, or mail