The Island Now

Privacy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

   1. Overview

The following guidelines represent the Blank Slate Media’s information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website. By using this Website, you acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement, please do not use this Website.

   1. Information That We Collect

We may request that you supply us with personal information during a “registration” process prior to using certain features and services offered on our Website. Personal information requested may include, but is not limited to, your name; mailing address; phone numbers; email address; and demographic information.

   1. Transactions and e-commerce on our site

 While the majority of our websites are offered free of charge, we do charge fees for select products and services. When a fee is required, you must supply personal information, including your billing address, phone number and credit card information in order to purchase that particular product or service.

For example, you may elect to place an online advertisement with our For Sale By Owner (FSBO) feature, submit a photo order online, or purchase other tangible goods or services.  To serve you most efficiently, credit card transactions and order fulfillment are often handled by a third-party processing agent, bank or distribution institution.

While in most cases transactions are completed without difficulty, there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet or offline. If you are concerned about online credit card safety, in most cases a telephone number will be made available so you can call and place your order by phone.

Under no circumstances is Blank Slate Media or www.theislandnow.com responsible for the success or security of transactions undertaken or processed by third parties.

   1. How is my information used?

We use information collected from server log files, such as IP addresses, to help diagnose problems with our services, to administer our Website, and to report and gather aggregate information about site usage and user demographics. The aggregated data may be shared with advertisers or business partners.

Cookies are used to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web service and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to deliver targeted advertising based on your behavior or demographics and to track your number of entries in some of our promotions and contests. You can set your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do, we will not be able to customize the Website’s features according to your preferences. Advertising networks that serve ads into our site may also use their own cookies.

   1. Security of Information

We use our best efforts to ensure the security of personal information submitted by our users. When we collect personal information from our users, it is stored in an area where the general public does not have access to it.

We have adopted a set of information management guidelines that serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships. These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, and that underlying business models are still not established. Accordingly, these guidelines are subject to change. Any such changes will be posted on this page and shall supersede any preexisting guidelines as of the date of posting.

If the changes represent a material departure from our current practices with respect to the use of personal information, registered users will be notified via e-mail.

   1. Information Sharing

If you voluntarily transfer personal information in order to access certain services and features on this Website, you are sharing that information with the Newspaper, its affiliated companies and at the discretion of the Newspaper, certain third parties.

The Newspaper will only share your personal information with third parties if (1) sharing such information is necessary to complete an online transaction, and/or (2) the third party agrees not to disseminate and use your personal information for any other purpose than the purpose expressly approved by the Newspaper.

If you do not want your personal information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.

   1. Opt-Out Contact Information

 

You may choose to Opt-Out of having your personal information shared by contacting the Newspaper, by telephone or by U.S. Mail. If you choose to opt-out, please inform Blank Slate Media  that you do not wish to share the personal information you have transferred in connection with your use of certain services and features of this website.

If you choose to opt-out, please use the following contact information

Steven Blank
Publisher
Blank Slate Media
105 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, NY 11596
(212) 307-1045

   1. Linked Sites

Please be aware that the Newspaper’s promotional partners, advertisers, sponsors, third-party Internet sites, and content providers accessible through and redirected from this website, may have their own privacy statements and data collection practices.

The Newspaper and Website are not responsible for any actions, guidelines or policies of such third parties. You are advised to check the applicable privacy statements or policies of those third parties when providing personally identifiable information through co-sponsored, affiliated or linked sites.

   1. Compliance with Legal Process

We may also disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we, in good faith, believe that such action is necessary to:

   1. comply with the law or legal process;
   2. protect and defend our rights and property;
   3. protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our websites or;
   4. protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means the prevention of fraud and identity theft).

   1. Changes to this Privacy Statement

 Blank Slate Media reserves the right to change the guidelines in this Privacy Statement at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes to these guidelines will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

   1. Contact Information

 The following contact information should be used if you have questions and/or comments regarding this Privacy Statement.

Steven Blank
Publisher
Blank Slate Media
105 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, NY 11596
(212) 307-1045