The information that www.westhawaiitoday.com collects about visitors while they are using the Service falls into two general categories:
1. Information You Provide to Us. www.westhawaiitoday.com may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply either while on the www.westhawaiitoday.com website or in responding, via e-mail to a feature provided on the www.westhawaiitoday.com website. Some examples of this type of information include: demographic information that you electronically submit when you sign up for access to certain features on the Service, information (such as your name or e-mail address) that you electronically submit when you register for surveys, sweepstakes or contests on the www.westhawaiitoday.com website, information that you post on message boards on the www.westhawaiitoday.com website, and information contained in search requests or questions that you submit to the www.westhawaiitoday.com website. If you decline to supply or provide www.westhawaiitoday.com with certain information while using the Service, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Service.
2. Information that is Automatically Collected. www.westhawaiitoday.com also collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the www.westhawaiitoday.com website. For example, to enhance your experience on the www.westhawaiitoday.com website, www.westhawaiitoday.com uses a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie.” Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the www.westhawaiitoday.com site, cookies help us track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the www.westhawaiitoday.com site where you have entered preference information before. www.westhawaiitoday.com also uses web beacons (also known as “single-pixel GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the www.westhawaiitoday.com site or open www.westhawaiitoday.com’s HTML-formatted email messages. Another example of information that www.westhawaiitoday.com automatically collects as you navigate the www.westhawaiitoday.com site is information about your computer’s connection to the Internet. This information allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our Web pages to you and to measure traffic on the www.westhawaiitoday.com site.
How is the Information Used?
www.westhawaiitoday.com uses the information it collects from you while you are using the Service in a variety of ways, including, using the information to customize features and advertising that appear on the www.westhawaiitoday.com website. In addition, we may also provide third parties with information about our visitors for a variety of reasons and purposes. For example, we may provide our advertisers with information about our visitors that will better target ads to specific types of visitors.
Therefore, www.westhawaiitoday.com reserves the right to use and to disclose to third parties all of the information that www.westhawaiitoday.com collects online about you and other visitors in any way and for any purpose, with one important exception. www.westhawaiitoday.com will not use the information that it collects online from you while you are using the Service, nor will www.westhawaiitoday.com authorize third parties to use such information to mail or e-mail promotional offers directly to you unless you have specifically informed www.westhawaiitoday.com that you would like to receive promotional offers from www.westhawaiitoday.com and from third parties. If you choose to receive these promotional offers, then your information may be used for direct mail or e-mail marketing. You may view or update your preference to receive these promotional offers by visiting www.westhawaiitoday.com.
Please also keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online — for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas — that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides www.westhawaiitoday.com. www.westhawaiitoday.com cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of information that you disclose online.
Be aware that www.westhawaiitoday.com may occasionally release information about visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our Terms of Service agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, the public, or www.westhawaiitoday.com.
Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that www.westhawaiitoday.com, some or all of our assets, or our site is acquired by another company, information on our visitors may be among the transferred assets.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
Children’s Privacy Statement for www.westhawaiitoday.com
This children’s privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information on your rights under federal law with respect to such information.
We do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen.
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information.
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we do NOT condition the participation in online activities of a child under thirteen on providing personally identifiable information.
Questions on Privacy
If you have any questions about the privacy statement or the children’s privacy statement, the practices of www.westhawaiitoday.com, or your dealings with www.westhawaiitoday.com, you can contact:
www.westhawaiitoday.com User Services
500 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu HI 96813