Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to our web and mobile services

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and disclose information that we collect about users through our web and mobile services (collectively, the “Services”).

We collect information from and about you

Information you submit or post. We may collect information that you choose to provide to us, including contact information like your name, phone number, or email. We may ask you for information if you subscribe for home delivery or register for our newsletter(s), or in connection with contests or promotions. We may also collect the information you post in a public space on the Services, such as written comments. We may publish your name if you send a letter to the editor.

Payment Information. We may collect your credit card number when you buy a subscription or pay to access parts of our Services.

Demographic information. We may collect information about your interests or hobbies. We might collect this as part of a survey, for example.

Automated information. We collect personal information about users over time and across different websites when you use the Services. We also have third party vendors that collect information this way. Using technologies such as cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, we may automatically collect information about your computer, mobile devices, and online activity when you access the Services, including information about your browsing history. If you use our Services, we may collect information about the browser you’re using. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us. If you use our mobile applications, we may collect your GPS location. We might look at how often you use our applications and where they were downloaded.

Information from other sources. We may combine the information that we collect with information that we obtain from other sources, such as third party service providers. For example, we may ask a service provider to supply us with demographic information or updated contact information for you.

How we use your information

We use information to respond to your requests or questions. We may use your information to recognize new or past customers. We might use your information to confirm your account information or store your password if you are registered for the Services; use it to subscribe you to one of our newsletters, or to register you for a contest. We may use your friend’s email address if you send them information from our Services.

We use information to improve our products and services. We might use your information to customize your experience with us. We may use your information for research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to help us operate the Services, for other business purposes. We may use your information to serve you with advertising content in which we think you’ll be interest. You can learn more about this type of targeting advertising below.

We use information to look at site trends and customer interests. We may use your information to make our website and products better. We may combine information we get from you with information about you we get from third parties.

We use information for security purposes. We may use information to protect our company, our customers, or our Services.

We use information for marketing purposes. For example, we might send you information about special promotions or offers. We might tell you about new features or products. These might be our own offers or products, or third party offers or products we think you might find interesting. We may use push notifications on our mobile applications.

We use information to communicate with you about your account or our relationship. We may contact you about your account. We might also contact you about this Policy or our Terms of Use. We may use contact information to get permission from parents for children who want to use our Services.

We use information as otherwise permitted by law. For example, we may use your IP address for identification purposes in cooperation with internet service providers or law enforcement agencies.

We may share information with third parties

We will share information with our corporate affiliates. Our corporate affiliates include the Wrapports, LLC family of companies.

We will share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. We may share your information with authorized service providers that help us provide the Services or perform other business functions for us. For example, we share information with vendors who send emails for us of fulfill your purchases.

We will share information with our business partners. For example, we might share information with a business partner who runs a sweepstakes or contest for us. These partners may send you information about events and products by mail or email.

We will share information if we think we have to in order to comply with the law or to protect ourselves. For example, we will share information at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, or to verify or enforce compliance with our internal policies and applicable laws. We will share information to respond to a court order or subpoena. Or, we might also share information when we are investigating potential fraud. This might include fraud we think has happened during a sweepstakes or promotion. We may share your information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our liability or to protect or enforce the rights, interests or safety of our products and services, our users or others.

We may share information with any successor to all or part of our business. For example, if part of our business was sold we may provide our customer list as part of that transaction.

We may share information in an aggregated or other non-personally identifiable form.

We may share information as otherwise described to you at the point of collection or pursuant to your consent.

You have certain choices about how we use your information

You can opt out of receiving our marketing emails. To stop receiving our promotional emails, click here  or follow the instructions in any promotional message you get from us. You may still receive transactional messages. Also, if you opt out, we may not provide to you non-promotional material, such as our emailed newsletters and other content.

You can control cookies and tracking tools. We may use cookies and other technologies to store information on your computer or mobile device. Advertising service vendors that serve ads on the Services may also use their own cookies or identifiers.

Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. Opting out of browser cookies will not disable other technologies that we may use to collect information from you, including “flash cookies,” which cannot be controlled through your browser settings.

If you block cookies on your browser, certain features of the Services may not work. If you block or delete cookies, not all of the tracking activities we have described in this Policy will stop. Choices you make are both browser and device-specific.

You can control tools on your mobile devices. For example, you can turn off the GPS locator or push notifications on your mobile device. Each push notification has an “unsubscribe” link.

You can opt-out of targeted advertising. The advertisements on the Services may be provided by us, or they may be provided by a third-party vendor. These advertisements may be targeted, which means that advertisers want to reach a certain type of audience, and your information may be used in order to serve advertisements about products and services that may be of interest to you. One of our advertising vendors, Google, Inc., displays ads on our Services.  If you would like more information about its practices, including information on how to opt-out, please click here, or if you would like to manage your advertising preferences, please click here.

In some instances, we and advertisers on the Services work with ad networks and analytics providers which use cookies or other online technologies to collect information about your online activity such as type of pages viewed and categories of interests. Many third party vendors that that perform these functions are members of the Network Advertising Initiative or the Digital Advertising Alliance, and you can opt out of those vendors’ delivery of targeted advertising to you here and here. If you would like more information about how we and advertisers collect your information, please click here.

We do not control any of the above opt-out links and are not responsible for the continued availability or accuracy of these mechanisms.

Choices you make are both browser and device-specific. Some web browsers have a “Do Not Track” feature. This feature lets you tell websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. These features are not yet uniform across browsers. Our sites are not currently set up to respond to those signals.

The Services and children

Our Services are meant for adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 without permission from a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, you can email us.  You can also write to us at the address listed at the end of this Policy. Please mark your inquiries “COPPA Information Request.”

We use standard security measures

The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our Services will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. This includes not sharing your passwords. We keep personal information as long as it is necessary or relevant for the practices described in this Policy. We also keep information as otherwise required by law.

We store information in the United States

If you live outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your information to the United States. This site is subject to U.S. laws, which may not afford the same level of protection as those in your country.

We may link to other sites or have third party services on our site we don’t control

If you click on a link to a third party site, you will be taken to websites we do not control. This includes sites that may include our logo because we partner with that company. This Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of that website. That website sets its own cookies, collects data and /or has its own privacy practices. Read the privacy policy of other websites carefully. We are not responsible for these third party sites. Our site may also serve third party ads or content that contains the third party’s own cookies or tracking technologies. We do not control the use of those technologies.

Feel free to contact us if you have more questions

If you have any questions about this Policy or other privacy concerns, please email us. You can also write to us or call at: 312-321-3000.

Sun-Times Media Productions, LLC 350 N. Orleans Street, 10-S Chicago, IL 60654 Attention: Privacy Questions. Phone: 312-321-3000.

We may update this policy

From time to time we may change our privacy policies. We will notify you of any material changes to our Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our website. Please check our site periodically for updates.

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