The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Ironwood Communications Portland LLC web properties:
Information Collection – When you browse OurMaine.com, you do so anonymously. Personal information — including your e-mail address — is not automatically collected. We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your e-mail address for purposes of participating in correspondence, site registration, streaming player registration, membership, making a purchase, contests, online surveys, to contact you as part of a promotion, to meet legal requirements, to keep you informed about products and services in which you may have an interest, and/or to analyze the collected information and use this data for contacts by research firms. For these types of activities we may require your name, e-mail address, gender, zipcode, birthdate or other information. Other optional information may be asked (visitors/members/customers preference information, mailing address, telephone numbers, lifestyle interests, and other demographic information).
Like many other commercial Web sites, we may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how our site is used. Please read About Cookies below for more information.
We attempt to limit access to visitor/member/customer data to those who specifically need it to conduct their business with the company. While we use security techniques designed to protect our visitors/members/customers data, given constantly changing technologies that may exist, we do not guarantee the security of our visitors/members/customers data.
We anonymously track visitor usage of our sites for general marketing purposes, such as determining what information is of most and least interest to visitors, and for other purposes such as determining the site’s technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.
If you provide us with your e-mail address, or have done so in the past, we may send you e-mail offers, surveys, newsletters or other types of contacts. These are based on information you provided in your membership application, registration forms, in surveys, from information that may indicate purchasing preferences and lifestyle, as well as information available from external sources, such as census bureau data.
We use information generally to compile statistical and user profile data, to perform research using the compiled data including disclosure of user information to research firms retained by OurMaine.com, to keep in contact with users and provide them with a better interactive experience. We may use your information specifically for the following purposes: to provide easy access every time you return to the site without requiring re-entry of registration information; to keep you informed about products and services in which you may have interest; to complete business transactions; to contact you as part of a promotion; to allow you to make a posting on the Site; to administer individual accounts; to provide customer support; to meet legal requirements; to provide Internet security; and/or to analyze the collected information and use this data for contacts by research firms. Also, in the event that company or the station is involved in a sale of a substantial portion of our business assets, visitors/members/customers information may be among the transferred assets.
We work closely with our business partners and certain other third parties who may perform functions on our behalf, such as fulfilling orders, providing promotional materials to our users, sending e-mail, managing data, processing credit card payments or providing customer service. They have access to your personal information only to the extent necessary to perform their functions and may not use it for any other purpose. Further, these business partners and other third parties may from time to time wish to extend special offers to you on their own behalf. We may use your personal information to assist our business partners in offering you these products, services and information and may act as an intermediary (for instance, sending you e-mail on their behalf).
The data you provide is used to enhance the services and offers our TV station brings you. As a result of providing personal information, we can provide a more customized online experience, making your interaction with us more productive, helpful and fun. You can also expect to receive occasional communications targeted directly toward your lifestyle interests.
Declining E-mail Offers – OurMaine.com provides visitors/members/customers with an easy means to decline receiving e-mail offers and recognizes the importance of providing you with choices. At any time, you may request to discontinue receiving these offers from us by simply replying to the e-mail address included in every e-mail message you receive from us.
Other Activity Tracking – Some websites monitor click-throughs to URL’s found in our email messages. The click-through rate is reviewed in order to: track participation in contests in order to judge effectiveness and to award prizes; track viewer interests; track response rates for station marketing purposes or to report to a client in aggregate form only, the response of viewers. Individual activity is never shared with employees or third parties.
Children – OurMaine.com does not knowingly solicit data from children, and we will not knowingly market to children. OurMaine.com adheres to COPPA – the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Our website is a general audience website which is not directed to children generally, including children under the age of 13. It is our policy to discard any information that is obtained from any child who is under the age of 13.
What else should I know about my privacy? Third party Internet sites and services accessible through OurMaine.com have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of us. OurMaine.com has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. In addition, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords, membership ID, or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we aim to protect your personal information, OurMaine.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
We will make all reasonable efforts to adhere to the above privacy standards. However, the policy should not be construed as a contractual undertaking. Additional restrictions may be imposed to comply with state and local laws, and/or station-specific programs, products, and services. OurMaine.com reserves the right to alter, amend or supplement the privacy standards at any time.