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Garden City Telegram Online takes your privacy seriously.

General
The Garden City Telegram, Inc., publisher of The Garden City Telegram Online, and its affiliates are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to us when using www.GCTelegram.com. This Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit or subscribe to or interact with GCTelegram.com.

We may make content or services from other Web sites, including our affiliated or co-branded Web sites, available to you from links located on GCTelegram.com. These other Web sites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you review the privacy policy at each such Web site to determine how that site protects your privacy.


Information We Collect

General:
When you register, and at other times, we will collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, age, address, e-mail address, payment information (e.g., credit card number and billing address) and facts about your computers, web browser, profession, and similar information.

Surveys:
We may conduct occasional online surveys. For example, when you're within our Web site, you may see a pop-up window offering you the optional opportunity of participating in a survey. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate.

Web Site Usage Information:
We automatically collect IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you visit our Web site. This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our Web sites on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, and the length of their visits.

How We Use Information Collected
The information we collect is used to improve the content of our Web page, used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor, used to notify consumers about updates to our Web site, shared with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations, disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting the Website.

We may use information in the following ways:
- For the purposes for which you specifically provided the information including, for example, to enable us to process, validate and verify subscriptions.
- To send you e-mail notifications about our new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
- To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
- To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
- To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences.

We may combine the information that we collect from you on this Web site with information that you provide to us in connection with your use of our other products, services and Web sites.

We may use third-party ad servers or ad networks, to deliver ads to you on our behalf. We may also use third-party service providers to contact you on our behalf, or facilitate some aspects of our Web site services, or fulfill your purchase requests. These third-party ad servers and service providers may be supplied with or have access to your personally identifiable information solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf.

These third-party ad servers may also collect and use non-personally identifiable information about your visits to this and other web sites in order to present advertisements that may be of interest to you.

We may disclose and use personally identifiable information in special circumstances where it is necessary to enforce our Subscriber Agreement or Terms of Service (for example, when necessary to protect our intellectual property rights). We may also disclose or use your personal information when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.

Your Ability to Choose
When you subscribe to GCTelegram.com, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive information about new features and special offers by opting out at the time you give us your personally identifiable information.

Cookies
We employ cookie technology to help visitors and subscribers move faster through our site. When you sign on to our Web site or take advantage of several key features, we may pass cookies to your computer. A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a Web site and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer's memory.

We use cookies to store visitors preferences, record session information, such as items that consumers add to their shopping cart, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site , customize Web page content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.

Google specific info
- Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on your site.
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

GCTelegram.com Ads
When you view an ad for GCTelegram.com on other sites, our third party advertising company may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. GCTelegram.com and its advertising company may also use Web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) to note which GCTelegram.com pages you visit after viewing our ads. The information that is collected through the use of these images is not personally identifiable and is used only to track response to our advertising efforts.

Security
When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server and will notify visitors through a pop-up screen on our site. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.

Review and Correction
You may review and update the personally identifiable information/registration information that you have provided by contacting our Website manager

Policy Modifications
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Web site periodically.
Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by writing to us at the above address.

Transfer to U.S.
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By supplying information via our web forms on GCTelegram.com, you consent to this transfer.

Comments and Questions
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at www.GCTelegram.com or by postal mail. Our address is
310 N 7th Street
Garden City, KS 67846

We can be reached via e-mail at webmaster@gctelegram.com or you can reach us by telephone at 620-275-8500

This policy was last updated on December 4, 2008.