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WCTU Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 9/9/2023

1. Introduction

At WCTU Cleveland 13 News ("WCTU," "we," "us," or "our"), we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your personal information when you interact with our services, including our website, mobile applications, newsletters, and other related offerings (collectively referred to as the "Services").

Please take the time to read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, and safeguard your personal information. By accessing or using our Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

2. Information We Collect

2.1 Personal Information

We may collect personal information about you when you use our Services. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you directly or indirectly. The types of personal information we may collect include but are not limited to:

  • Contact Information: Such as your name, email address, postal address, and phone number.

  • User Credentials: Such as usernames and passwords when you register for an account.

  • Demographic Information: Such as your age, gender, and location.

  • User-Generated Content: Including comments, posts, or other content you submit to our Services.

  • Communication Preferences: Information about your preferences for receiving communications from us.

  • Payment Information: When applicable, payment and billing information.

  • Device Information: Such as your IP address, browser type, device type, and operating system.

  • Usage Data: Information about how you use our Services, including your interactions, content viewed, and pages visited.

2.2 Non-Personal Information

We may also collect non-personal information, which does not directly identify you. This may include aggregated data, analytics, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies. Non-personal information helps us understand how users interact with our Services, improve our content, and enhance user experiences.

3. How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information we collect for various purposes, including:

 

3.1 Providing and Improving Services

  • To deliver the Services to you.

  • To enhance and personalize your experience on our platforms.

  • To develop, maintain, and improve our Services.

  • To monitor and analyze usage patterns and trends.

3.2 Communication

  • To communicate with you, including responding to your inquiries and providing customer support.

  • To send you newsletters, updates, promotional materials, and information about our Services.

  • To notify you of important changes or updates to our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, or other policies.

3.3 Legal Obligations and Protection

  • To comply with legal requirements, court orders, and government regulations.

  • To protect the rights, property, and safety of WCTU, our users, and others.

  • To detect, prevent, or investigate security breaches or fraudulent activities.

4. How We Share Your Information

We may share your personal information with third parties in the following situations:

4.1 Service Providers

We may share your information with trusted service providers who assist us in delivering, maintaining, and improving our Services. These providers are contractually obligated to protect your information.

4.2 Business Partners

We may collaborate with business partners, advertisers, or sponsors to offer promotions, contests, or other events. If you choose to participate in these activities, we may share your information with these partners.

4.3 Legal Requirements

We may share your information to comply with legal obligations, court orders, government requests, or to enforce our policies and rights. We may also share your information to investigate or prevent fraud or security threats.

4.4 Business Transfers

In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your personal information may be transferred to the acquiring entity. You will be notified of any such transfer and provided with choices regarding your personal information.

5. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Our Services may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to collect information about your use of our platforms. These technologies help us analyze and improve user experiences, understand user preferences, and customize content.

You may manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings. Please note that disabling cookies may affect your ability to use certain features of our Services.

6. Your Choices and Rights

You have certain rights and choices regarding your personal information:

6.1 Access and Correction

You can access, correct, or update your personal information by logging into your account settings or contacting us directly.

6.2 Marketing Communications

You can opt out of receiving marketing communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in our emails or by contacting us.

6.3 Deleting Your Account

You may request the deletion of your account and personal information by contacting us. Please note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

7. Data Security

We implement security measures to protect your personal information, but no method of transmission or storage is completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your information and are not responsible for unauthorized access or breaches.

8. Children's Privacy

Our Services are not directed at children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you believe we have inadvertently collected information from a child, please contact us immediately.

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will notify you of any material changes through our Services or other means.

10. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or your personal information, please contact us at info@cleveland13news.com.

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