New England Newspapers, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers.
The following statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site www.BerkshireEagle.com
What personally identifiable information does www.BerkshireEagle.com collect from me?
How is my information used?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a customized experience. www.BerkshireEagle.com uses information collected from server log files, such as IP addresses, to help diagnose problems with our services, to administer our Web site, and to report and gather aggregate information about site usage and user demographics. www.BerkshireEagle.comalso uses code included on every page on our site to track the traffic on pages and compile information about users, such as paths through the site, browsers used, time spent on site, frequency of return visits, etc. This system does not garner any personal information about our readers, such as names. www.BerkshireEagle.commay share aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.
With whom is my information shared?
When you are on an area of www.BerkshireEagle.com and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with New England Newspapers, Inc. and its related companies. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any other company, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.
Promotions and contests that run on www.BerkshireEagle.commay be sponsored by companies other than www.BerkshireEagle.com or may be co-sponsored by www.BerkshireEagle.com and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion or contest may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion or contest if you don’t want your data to be shared.
www.BerkshireEagle.com may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to our users. Some of these forums require registration. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Aggregate information compiled by www.BerkshireEagle.com may be shared with advertisers and business partners as well as used by New England Newspapers, Inc. and its related companies.
We reserve the right to disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law or pursuant to a legal proceeding, including without limitation, in response to a court order or a subpoena.
Please be aware that www.BerkshireEagle.compromotional partners, advertisers, sponsors, third-party Internet sites, and content providers accessible
Through www.BerkshireEagle.commay have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. www.BerkshireEagle.com not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. Users should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing personally identifiable information through co-sponsored, affiliated or linked sites.
The Newspaper in Education program is a free service for teachers that promotes the use of newspapers in the classroom. Some content may be specifically directed at students up to grade 12, and may allow students to send questions, comments, stories, jokes, ideas and opinions to www.BerkshireEagle.com via email. The information requested in this manner is used solely for participation in the particular activity, and is not stored or sold to third parties. If student-submitted content is published, only the student’s first name, grade and state/country appear on the site, unless specific permission is granted to do otherwise. Students are advised to consult with their parents before giving personal information online.
Policy Changes and Questions
New England Newspapers, Inc. reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. (The most recent change was made on October 6, 2016.)
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