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OpEdNews Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is https://opednews.com. OpEdNews is a project of fiscal sponsor CICJ, a non-profit organization. You can read more at About Us.

We work hard to protect your privacy. We treat your privacy as we do our own. This privacy policy lets you know how we treat your personal information -- and to show you all the ways we work to keep it safe and private.

We will never sell or rent your email address or private information ever.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Subscription

If you subscribe to our daily or weekly OpEdNews newsletters, we store your email address, the date and time you subscribed and possible error and bounce messages. Our newsletter is managed on our own server, using sendy mailing list software combined with Amazon mailing service and we use tracking links in our emails to see which emails are opened and which articles are clicked. This data is anonymous.

You can unsubscribe by clicking on the personalized unsubscribe link at the end of every newsletter.

Comments

When you leave a comment on our site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and your IP address to help spam detection and to block former members whose privileges were taken away.

Contact Forms

When you use our contact form, we provide our address and email so that you can send letters. If you would like your letter or email published, you must state that you give permission for that, in the text of your letter.

Cookies

When you login to OpEdNews, we use a cookie to store your login details (so that you do not have to fill in your details when you visit subsequent pages.) These cookies will last for one year. Some parts of the site are password-protected. We use cookies (which reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password many times. If you wish to disable these cookies, this will mean you cannot login as our login process depends upon cookies. Thus, if you set your browser to disable cookies, you will not be able to access certain parts of this Site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use the Google analytics tool to obtain statistics about the visitors of our website. All info is handled by Google. Info about how Google handles this data is at https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/partner-sites/

Who we share your data with

We do like to forward our authors' work to other media, to get the greatest exposure for your ideas. If we get a submission from you, we will assume that you've read and agree to the Writer's Guidelines and that you give us permission to send the articles out and that you are allowing reprinting based on creative commons terms.

We retain the right to publish your articles and images you include in them that are yours in collections in books or other websites, and, for images, in other articles on this site.

If you submit an article for first publication, we often send it to other media outlets. These articles are also often syndicated in our news boxes, an RSS feed.

Any content you create may be used in our FAQs or help sections. And with related websites.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment and/or submit an article, quicklink, diary, etc. , the content and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-ups, like comments or social networking. You do have the ability to delete all your submitted content, whenever you like.

What rights you have over your data

If you have become a member of OpEdNews, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we use any content you submit

When registering, we ask for your data in our registration process. We ask for your name, email, location, gender and bio in our registration process. We NEVER display your email address to anyone. Your name, location, and bio do appear on your individual authors page on our site. Your bio appears on every article you submit. We do not sell your personal information to anyone.

When you signup to become a content submitter, you will be accepting our specific rules and/or terms of use (such as Writers Guidelines) which are be posted on the Site.

Under circumstances where we determine that members may be misusing our systems, such activities may be reported to law enforcement agencies. In such cases, OpEdNews may release personally identifiable information, including name and address, to those agencies.

Petitions and Surveys

For petitions and surveys you've signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information - for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to the President and legislators, other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to members of Congress and to the President as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city, and state available to the press and public online. All of this must be consented to, when you signup.

Monetary Donations

If you choose to make a donation to OpEdNews, your credit card information will be used only for this transaction through our secure online payment system. We do not retain credit card information.

Advertising

We display online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the Site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page. Info about how Google handles this data is at https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/partner-sites/

Data Tracking

In order to better serve our members, we use cookies and periodically analyze web logs. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website.

Links to Other Websites

OpEdNews may provide links to third party websites, and other websites may provide links to the Site. Third party websites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. OpEdNews has no control over such third party websites, and by using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that OpEdNews is not responsible for the availability of such third party sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that OpEdNews will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

OpEdNews may revise or amend this policy at any time at our sole discretion. We encourage users to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.

How you can contact us

If you have any further questions, feel free to write to contact@opednews.com