Privacy Policy and Advertising Disclosures

[Revised June 1, 2015]

Definitions

“We”, “Us” and “Our” refers to JustGoodNews.Biz, LLC.

“You”, “Your” and “You’re” refers to you as a visitor and user of JGN Services. It also includes your employer if you are using JGN Services on behalf of your employer.

“JGN Services” refers to any website, social media site, content management system, digital publication, web application or online content produced, aggregated or maintained by us.

“Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that identifies or can be used to identify an individual. Examples are your name, address and telephone number. This data may be shared as Aggregate Data.

“Visitation Data” refers to information generated by your activities on the Internet, but which can’t be matched to you as an individual directly by us.  Examples are the IP address, referring site, referring search engine (or search terms) and the date/time of your visit. If you access JGN Services from a mobile or other device, it also includes any unique device identifier assigned to that device and its geographic location. This data may be shared as Aggregate Data with outside technical consultants and advertising professionals.

“Cookies” means data that a website or web-based service transfers to your computer or mobile device for record-keeping purposes. Cookies may be used to preserve your preferences, location and status while navigating the Internet. Cookies are text files created on your computer.

“Aggregate Data” means cumulative totals, averages or collections of personally identifiable information that have been combined in such a way as to ensure no person can be individually identified. By example, your address might be personally identifiable data, but a statistic that “93 people from City A visited a website last month” is aggregated data.

What This Policy Covers

This Privacy Policy applies only to the websites, mobile applications and other online services provided directly by JustGoodNews.Biz,LLC.

It doesn’t apply to information we may obtain by offline means, such as purchases of e-mailing lists from commercial providers or public records sources. It also doesn’t apply to information we’ve obtained from online sources where you’ve voluntarily provided the information with the intention it be made publicly available.

JGN Services may contain links to other websites that are not maintained or related to JGN Services. These links are provided as a convenience and service for you. However, even though JGN Services may receive and display content from some of these sites we don’t completely or routinely review them or have control over them or their policies.  Therefore, we aren’t responsible for the privacy policies and practices of these other sites.

General Policy

You have the right to keep your personally identifiable information private.

We employ technological measures to protect any personal information you submit from misuse and loss, such as encrypted connections between you and JGN Services, firewalls and password-protected areas using established industry standards. These measures are also designed to protect personal information from unauthorized access, modification, and disclosure. However, when using JGN Services you recognize and agree that no privacy protection measures are entirely foolproof when data is transmitted and stored over the Internet.

Personally Identifiable Information

You are not required to submit personally identifiable information to utilize JGN Services. We only collect personally identifiable information if you volunteer to provide it or undertake an activity which requires you to login, such as commenting.

You may only submit personally identifiable information to JGN Services if you are age 18 or older. When you disclose personal information on this website, you are representing that you’re an adult.

You may revise or correct any personally identifiable information collected by JGN Services by e-mailing us at info@justgoodnews.biz. We reserve the right to confirm the identity of the requester.

Websites that are accessible by hyperlinks from JGN Services will have their own privacy policies. Before providing personally identifiable information to those sites, we encourage you to read and understand the respective website’s privacy policies.

By submitting personally identifiable information via JGN Services, you agree that we may collect, use, store and disclose that personally identifiable information within the JustGoodNews.Biz organization for any purpose related to our operation of JGN Services, marketing and distribution of content.

For example, we may use your personally identifiable information to analyze the effectiveness of our online and offline marketing efforts and to develop future products, services, and marketing programs.

We may also use your personally identifiable information to initiate e-mail communications to you from JustGoodNews.Biz. However, any such communications will also contain a link, method or instructions on how you can opt out of receiving such communications.

We will not disclose, share, give away, rent or resell your personally identifiable information to any third-party. The only exceptions to this policy are the following:

  • We may disclose personally identifiable information to law enforcement agencies, courts or other governmental authorities if we are legally required to do so.
  • If disclosure would protect against harm the rights, property or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • If your personally identifiable information is transferred due to the completion of a merger, reorganization, or sale to a third party of JustGoodNews.Biz or a major portion of its assets.
  • In certain instances, we may share your personal information with our affiliates, franchisees, agents, and lenders. You can opt-out at any time of direct marketing by emailing info@justgoodnews.biz.

Visitation Data and Cookies

JGN Services gathers traffic patterns, site-usage, and other aggregated data from visitors. We use this data to evaluate visitor preferences, identify trends in content usage and to generally improve the quality of our services.

JGN Services extensively utilize cookies for the following purposes:

  • To seamlessly allow you to navigate between the many websites which make up JGN Services.
  • To provide data needed by JGN Services in order to tailor your user experience, and to match your interests and present you with the information which we believe you will find the most useful.
  • To make possible the collection of more detailed Visitation Data, including site navigations patterns and the amount of time spent viewing various types of content.
  • To measure the success or failure of our sponsors’ advertising campaigns.
  • To assist us in identifying the most and least popular content offered by JGN Services.
  • To limit the number of times you see a particular piece of advertising.
  • To assist managers of JGN Services in making changes that will increase users’ ability to find content via search engine keywords.

JGN Services are offered free-of-charge to you, and we want to keep it that way. To that end, JustGoodNews.Biz relies on advertising revenue from sponsors. Those sponsors want to ensure they are reaching the numbers and type of people they want with their message. Our sponsors use the information from cookies, together with information provided to them by a number of other marketing companies, to determine what products or services you might most be interested in.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of JGN Services.

Special Notice Regarding Google Services Utilized by JGN Services

JGN Services also utilizes Google Analytics to measure the visitation, efficiency and effectiveness of our online properties. As part of that process, information is generated by a special cookie about your use of JGN Services and transmitted to Google. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.  This cookie is combined by Google with other cookies and data to provide advertising based on your past visits to JGN Services and possibly other online sites you’ve visited. By using JGN Services, you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in this manner.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website including your IP address may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.  Google may also transfer your information to third parties where required to do so by law, or in situations where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.  Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of JGN Services. By using this website, you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes explained in this paragraph.

Specifically, JGN Services uses the following Google Analytics features:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform integrations
  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting

JGN Services uses all features of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers. That includes obtaining specific visitor cookie data, such as the source, medium and keyword used to visit this website. Google Analytics does not store any visitor specific data and we will not use visitor specific data in any way related to Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and Remarketing.

JGN Services use the Google Analytics cookie and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on a visitor’s past visits to JGN Services.

JGN Services use remarketing with Google AdWords and analytics to display content-specific advertisements to visitors that have previously visited our site when those visitors go to other websites that have the Google Display Network implemented.

You can opt out of Google AdWords by visiting Google’s Ads Preferences Manager.  You can permanently opt out of DoubleClick advertising by utilizing Google’s DoubleClick Advertising Opt-Out Plug-In.

Special Notice for California Residents

The California Business and Professions Code states that California residents are entitled to know how JGN Services will respond to a “Do Not Track” setting in their browsers.  Since there is no widely adopted standard or uniform technology regarding this process as yet, JGN Services takes no action to respond to Do Not Track settings in browsers.

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURES

Advertising delivered from JGN Services originates from two sources:

  • Direct Ads“, which is advertising sponsors buy and arrange placement for directly from JustGoodNews.Biz.
  • Real Time Bidding” advertising which sponsors bid for at auction through the Google AdSense network, and which rotate in and out of the content areas within JGN Services (“RTB Ads”).

While JGN Services has complete control over the acceptance and placement of Direct Ads, it has limited control over RTB Ads. This is because RTB Ads are tailored for you as an individual based on your use of the JGN Services, cookies left on your computer from visits to other websites, your geographic location and the type of content in which you’ve expressed an interest.

We will attempt to make all advertising on JGN Services both relevant to you and consistent with the purposes of JustGoodNews.Biz.  However, due to the sheer volument of online RTB Ads placed every day we cannot guarantee all advertising will be relevant.

JGN Services may present sponsored content to you in a form that is similar to a news story. These types of sponsored content are called “native ads” and have been around in some form or another for many years. If we include native ads in our content, they will be clearly marked as such, so that you will not confuse them with non-sponsored content.

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