How We Use Information We Receive From You
BlueDotLiving.com does not collect any personally identifiable information without consent from its users, who control what information they share on BlueDotLiving.com. Personally identifiable information obtained from users who request online services (including but not limited to Sign-up Services and Editorial Submissions, discussed below) is used exclusively by BlueDotLiving.com to fulfill these requests and is not disclosed by BlueDotLiving.com or sold to third parties. When credit card transactions are necessary to process certain requests, they are encrypted to ensure safe transmission to The Martha’s Vineyard Times.
From time to time, BlueDotLiving.com may offer services for which users may choose to sign up, including newspaper subscriptions, archive subscriptions, back issue requests, print classified and online advertising. The information collected for these services can include an e-mail address, name, credit card number, and a billing/shipping address (for print subscriptions and back issue requests).
Editorial material (including but not limited to letters to the editor, Dear Dot questions, and online comments) may be submitted electronically via online forms. In addition to this editorial content, information gathered from submission forms can include an e-mail address, name, and phone number.
Occasionally BlueDotLiving.com conducts surveys. Users may submit their responses anonymously, although they may also choose to identify themselves. All information collected from online surveys is used solely by The Martha’s Vineyard Times for the purpose of improving our products and services.
Your Browser Information
BlueDotLiving.com does register browser information on our server logs, including users’ Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, BlueDotLiving.com cookie information, and pages requested. This computer tracking function outlines broad demographic information and usage patterns on BlueDotLiving.com and helps us administer our site. It does not relay personally identifiable information.
BlueDotLiving.com contains links to other web sites and is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. Be aware when you leave BlueDotLiving.com and read the privacy statements of other web sites that may collect personally identifiable information.
Third Party Suppliers of Contextual Advertising
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.
Some third party suppliers of advertising, including but not limited to Google, monitor website traffic and place advertising according to the content found on BlueDotLiving.com or the apparent interest of visitors to BlueDotLiving.com as they move from page to page on the site.