Schneps Media and its properties (queenspost.com, licpost.com, sunnysidepost.com, astoriapost.com, jacksonheightspost.com, foresthillspost.com, greenpointpost.com, flushingpost.com and queenspostmarket.com) respects your concerns about privacy. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect, how we use the information, with whom we share it, and the choices you can make about our collection, use and disclosure of the information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of the information and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
Information We Collect
We may obtain personal information about you from various sources, including this and other Schneps Media websites, mobile applications, when you call or e-mail us or communicate with us through social media, or when you participate in events or other promotions. We also may obtain information about you from our business partners and other third parties.
The types of personal information we may obtain include:
– Your contact information (such as name, website, postal and e-mail address, or phone number).
– Information you provide by interacting with us through our websites.
– Other details that you may submit to us or that may be included in the information provided to us by third parties.
In addition, when you visit our websites or use our mobile applications, we may collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies and web beacons. A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, is used to transmit information back to a web server. We also may use third-party website analytics tools that collect information about visitor traffic on our sites and mobile applications.
The information we may collect by automated means includes:
– Information about the devices our visitors use to access the Internet (such as the IP address and the device, browser and operating system type)
– URLs that refer visitors to our sites.
– Dates and times of visits to our sites.
– Information on actions taken on our sites (such as page views and site navigation patterns).
– A general geographic location (such as country and city) from which a visitor accesses our websites.
– Search terms that visitors use to reach our sites.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use the information we obtain about you to:
– Provide products or services you request
– Respond to your questions and comments and provide customer support
– Communicate with you about our products, services, offers, events and promotions, and offer you products and services we believe may be of interest to you
– Enable you to communicate with us through our blogs, social networks and other interactive media
– Operate, evaluate and improve our business and the products and services we offer
– Analyze trends and statistics regarding visitors’ use of our sites, mobile applications and social media assets
– Comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards and our policies
In addition to the data uses described above, we may use the information collected through cookies and other automated means to identify and authenticate visitors.
We may combine the information we collect with publicly available information and information we receive from our business partners and other third parties. We may use that combined information to enhance and personalize your experience with us, to communicate with you about products, services and events that may be of interest to you, for other promotional purposes, and for other purposes described in this section.
We also may use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about you, except as described in this Privacy Notice.
We may share the personal information we collect with our business partners, ad network vendors and their participants, and other third parties for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice, including to communicate with you about products and services, offers, events and promotions that we believe may be of interest to you. We also may share personal information with our service providers who perform services on our behalf. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.
We also may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order), (ii) in response to a request by law enforcement authorities, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity. We also reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell, merge or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale, merger or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided to us in a manner that is consistent with our Privacy Notice. Following such a sale, merger or transfer, you may contact the entity to which we transferred your personal information with any inquiries concerning the processing of that information.
We offer you certain choices about what information we collect from you, how we use and disclose the information, and how we communicate with you. Here are the choices we offer:
You may choose not to receive marketing e-mail communications from us by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the marketing e-mails.
You may opt out of the aggregation and analysis of data collected about you on our sites by our web analytics vendor by contacting us as specified below.
When you use an Schneps Media application on your mobile device, you may choose not to share your geo-location details with us by adjusting the device’s location services settings. For instructions on changing the relevant settings please contact your service provider or device manufacturer.
Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our sites’ features. In addition, disabling cookies may cancel opt-outs that rely on cookies, such as web analytics or targeted advertising opt-outs.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our websites may contain links to other sites for your convenience and information. These sites may be operated by companies not affiliated with Schneps Media. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices, which you should review if you visit those websites. We are not responsible for the content of any websites not affiliated with Schneps Media, any use of those sites, or those sites’ privacy practices.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to assist us in protecting the personal information we collect. Please note that no electronic transmission of information can be entirely secure. We cannot guarantee that the security measures we have in place to safeguard personal information will never be defeated or fail, or that those measures will always be sufficient or effective.
Schneps Media does not direct its websites to children under the age of thirteen. We require registered users of the site to be at least eighteen years old. If we learn that a user is under eighteen years of age, we will promptly delete any personal information that the individual has provided to us.
Updates to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. We will post a prominent notice on our websites to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Notice and indicate at the bottom of the notice when it was most recently updated.