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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience. The basic website experience is free and we collect no further information. However, if you choose to avail yourself of special services we may offer now or in the future, further information may be required to fulfill such services: For example, if you choose to purchase a print subscription through the site, we or our fulfillment partner may collect payment information and a home address to send the subscription to.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter information on our site (as for example when commenting on an article).

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you (when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features) to fulfill desired services (for example, to send a periodic email you’ve signed up for, to fulfill an order for a print subscription, or to complete an affiliate financial transaction), or as deemed necessary to supply information to you (for example, to remind you that a print subscription is coming to an end and offer a continuation).

How do we protect visitor information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we might use cookies to help us remember and process the items in a shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We also use cookies to keep track of advertisements, and we currently use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads, on our site, to users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles here: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Demographics and Interests Reporting
We use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) and/or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Be advised that if you choose to turn cookies off, some features may be disabled, and some services may not function properly.

Third Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy. See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

• Users can visit our site anonymously
• Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
• Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
• Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.
• Users are able to change their personal information by logging in to their account, at such time as we may enable registration.

How does our site handle “do not track” signals?

We honor do not track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

Yes, we allow third party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical for complying with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

• We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days.

• We will notify the users via email, where applicable, within 7 business days.

• We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

• We collect your email address in order to send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

• To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to:

      NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
      Identify an advertising message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
      Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
      Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

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670 Boston Post Road, STE 3A
Madison, Connecticut, 06443
admin@coastalctmag.com

Last Edited on 2015-03-25