We at the Christian Examiner respect and protect the privacy of our users.
What information do we collect from our users and how do we collect it?
First: this site does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals, for instance, when purchasing a subscription to newspaper or classified advertising.
In particular, when purchasing a subscription or a classified, you must provide contact information (like name, e-mail and shipping address) and may provide financial information (like credit card number, expiration date) to be used for billing purposes and to fill customers' orders. If the company has trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with you.
We may collect anonymous, aggregated data and provide it to our advertisers and other companies that we do business with for market research and statistical purposes. Christian Examiner may use such information to help determine ways to improve our site. The Christian Examiner reserve the right to publish non-personally identifiable, summary information regarding its website visitors for promotional purposes and as a representative audience for advertisers. Please note that this is not personal information, only general summaries of the activities of our visitors and customers.
We do not provide, sell or lease personally identifiable information to any third parties. As an exception, to protect site visitors and the general welfare, the site will release personal information when necessary in order to comply with the law or regulatory authorities.
You will receive advertising information from the Christian Examiner when you sign up to receive such information on the Advertising Information page.
If you submit your email address to the site in other ways, such as submitting a comment or question, we may contact you about receiving occasional advertising specials.
We do not provide users' personally identifiable information to our advertising partners. Advertisers will only receive your personally identifiable information if you provide it to them directly. If you have any questions or concerns regarding what is done with your information on any part of the Christian Examiner Web sites, or would like such information deleted from our records, please e-mail us.
What are cookies? How do you use them?
"Cookies" are text files that are used to collect information about visits that help us create an overall profile of how visitors use our site and how often they come. Cookies cannot be used to collect data from any user's computer - cookies can only be used in conjunction with the site being visited.
See http://www.howstuffworks.com/cookie.htm for more information about cookies.
For further information on cookies and their use, see the help instructions delivered with your browser or contact the browser's manufacturer.
You also may occasionally get cookies (web beacons, clear gifs, or similar technologies) from our advertisers. The Christian Examiner do not control those cookies and those cookies are not subject to this policy. Please note that the use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is common in the Internet industry.
Is the information you collect about me secure?
We take every precaution to protect users' information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
When the site asks you to enter sensitive information (such as your credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software. All of the site's employees and data processors, who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal information.
What about children using your site - is their privacy protected?
In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), The Christian Examiner does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent. If it is learned that such information has been collected without parental consent, that information will be deleted from the site's database as quickly as practical or the child's parent(s) will be contacted to obtain consent for the collection of the information.
And we encourage parents to get involved with their children's online usage and to be aware of activities in which they are participating.
Finally, parents should be aware that if a child voluntarily discloses his or her name, e-mail address, etc. on various forums, or chat areas, such disclosure may result in unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should discourage your child from doing so.
What about my privacy on linked sites?
Third Party Advertisers
ChristianExaminer.com website uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies follow the links for each advertiser as listed below.
By using this website, you consent to the collection of information as described in this policy.
You may also send a letter to:
c/o Selah Media Group
P.O. Box 2606, El Cajon, CA 92021