The Magic City Morning Star is the sole owner of information collected on the Magic City Morning Star web site. The Magic City Morning Star collects information from our users at the following points on our web site:
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A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer, which is tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Our news site uses session ID cookies. With a session ID cookie, once the user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. The Katahdin Commons forum site uses both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
By setting a cookie on the forum site, users do not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time and making the use of our forum easier for our users. If users reject the cookie, they will still be able to read and to participate in forum discussions.
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The ads appearing on the Magic City Morning Star web site are delivered to users by third party advertisers. Information about visits to this site, such as the number of times an advertisement is displayed (but not user name, address, or other personal information), is used to serve ads to users on our site.
When a user clicks on an advertisement, the user is moved to a third-party advertising site, over which we have no control. The Magic City Morning Star will not knowingly link to advertisers who use unethical sales tactics.
Like most standard web site servers, we use log files. This includes Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks, for the purpose of analyzing trends, administering the site, and gathering broad demographic information for aggregate use.
IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use two tracking utilities, called AwStats and Urchin, which use log files to analyze user movement while on our site only. When a user leaves our site, our tracking ends.
The Magic City Morning Star does not send unsoliciated e-mail (spam) to our users.
Unless otherwise specified, we reserve the right but not the obligation to publish letters to the editor, opinion columns, or other information that is sent to us via e-mail, regular mail, or otherwise. We will honor requests to the contrary, and will sometimes publish letters to the editor or opinion columns anonymously, on request of the submitter.
The Magic City Morning Star contains links to other web sites. Please be aware that we, the Magic City Morning Star, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the Magic City Morning Star.
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