Kentucky Living and KentuckyLiving.com place a high value on the
rights of our readers, and that extends to striking a balance between
protecting your security and privacy, and your interest in using what
is offered through the Internet. Our general approach to privacy on KentuckyLiving.com
- to avoid content that could offend any reader;
- to collect information on you only when it is willingly and knowingly
submitted to us;
- not to share that information with anyone else unless you are specifically
and clearly informed;
- to use any information only for its stated purpose;
- to keep private and secure any information you submit, especially
financial or identity related information, using state-of-the-art security
on that policy.
Here is the kind of information KentuckyLiving.com collects:
- Statistical information we keep track of statistical information
such as how many people visit this site, how long they spend on each
page, etc. This information is not connected with you or your computer
in any waywe only know that someone visited that page; we dont
know who that person was. We use this information to plan what kind
of changes we make to the site, and share it with potential advertisers
or sponsors to show them how many people they might reach with a message.
- Information you supply there are several forms on this site
for you to participate in different programs or conduct business. These
include subscriptions, sending in letters to the editor or other comments,
asking questions of experts like our cooking columnist, submitting events,
or entering contests. We keep this information on file only for the
specific, stated use. For example, the only reason we would contact
you for a letter to the editor would be to get an explanation of something
the seems unclear. Information collected from a subscription form is
used only for subscription recordkeeping such as sending out renewals
or resolving billing questions.
- Clubs and special groups we may occasionally make offers for
people to join a group and become a part of a membership list
to receive special offers, newsletters, and be used in other ways that
are clearly explained before you join. You can take yourself off the
list any time.
- Cookies that recognize who you are cookies are pieces of information
a Web site can send to be stored on your computer, They recognize you
when you sign on the next time and can make it easier for you to get
back to the parts of the Web site that you like best. Cookies can do
things like show your name when you first sign onto a page, or list
parts of a site you might be interested in. Most Internet browsers allow
you to turn on an option that lets you refuse to accept a cookie.
- Contests we may occasionally run contests that ask you to
submit information about yourself. You will always be provided with
a clear explanation before you submit the information, on exactly how
that information will be used.
- Surveys we may occasionally ask for survey information to
help plan our site, our magazine, or to solicit advertising or sponsorships.
In general this information will be anonymousit will be just be
presented as numbers of viewers per page, etc., with no name attached.
You will always be provided with a clear explanation before you submit
the information, on exactly how that information will be used.
- Public forums -- Any chat rooms, message boards or news groups associated
with this site are public areas. Any information that is divulged through
these sources is outside of our direct control, so you should exercise
caution in discussing any personal information in these areas.
Links to other Web sites
Many parts of KentuckyLiving.com contain links to other Web sites with
information gathering and privacy policies of their own. We attempt to
limit these links to sites that will be of strong interest to our visitors,
but we have no control over those sites and their policies. You should
consult the privacy policies of those sites separately.
We may, from time to time, partner with businesses such as travel agencies,
gardening centers or other commercial partners. As part of this partnership,
we may allow such companies to send messages such as newsletters and promotional
offers to visitors who have clearly indicated a willingness to receive
KentuckyLiving.com may need to disclose certain information to comply
with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena,
search warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to
a law enforcement agency request.
To ensure the security of credit card and related information KentuckyLiving.com
uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving
consumer data exchanged with our site.