Modern Rural Media LLC (“Ohio County Monitor”) operates OCMonitor.com and may operate other websites. It is OC Monitor’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Ohio County Monitor collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. OC Monitor’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how OC Monitor’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Ohio County Monitor may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Ohio County Monitor also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on OCMonitor.com blogs/sites. Ohio County Monitor only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to OC Monitor’s websites choose to interact with Ohio County Monitor in ways that require Ohio County Monitor to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ohio County Monitor gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at OCMonitor.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Ohio County Monitor are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Ohio County Monitor collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ohio County Monitor. Ohio County Monitor does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Ohio County Monitor may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Ohio County Monitor may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ohio County Monitor does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Ohio County Monitor discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on OC Monitor’s behalf or to provide services available at OC Monitor’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using OC Monitor’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ohio County Monitor will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Ohio County Monitor discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ohio County Monitor believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ohio County Monitor, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Ohio County Monitor website and have supplied your email address, Ohio County Monitor may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Ohio County Monitor and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Ohio County Monitor takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Ohio County Monitor, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Ohio County Monitor goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Ohio County Monitor may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
The Services (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video, audio content, and computer code) are protected by copyright as collective works or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, photographs, graphics, video, audio, and other content or elements comprising the Services are also copyrighted works. All copyrights in the Services are owned by us or by our third-party licensors to the extent permitted under the United States Copyright Act and all international copyright laws. Except for content that you have posted on the Services, or unless expressly authorized by OC Monitor in writing, you are prohibited from publishing, reproducing, distributing, publishing, entering into a database, displaying, performing, modifying, creating derivative works, transmitting, or in any way exploiting any part of the Services.