Information Hillbuzz.org Collects and Tracks
The Site may gather two types of information about you: information you submit to us voluntarily when registering as a user and/or when posting content to the site or participating in polls; and information about visitor behavior that we gather using Web site analytics software.
Polls and Surveys
We may from time to time conduct user surveys to better target our content to our readers. We may share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and other marketing partners, to help them target their advertising and understand our readers. This helps us raise the revenues we need to maintain the site and keep it free for users. The polling software we use may set a cookie or“tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question.
We may use web analytics software to track which of our articles and/or pages are the most popular with users; to track search terms; to track where users are geographically located; to track the IP address associated with the user; what web browser they’re using to view the site; and other information to help us create a better user experience and gather demographic information for advertising and other purposes. In general, we do not associate analytics data with personally identifiable information.
Use of Information
The Publisher and/or its authorized agent(s) may use any information gathered about you to enhance user experience, to improve the operation of the site, and to enhance the marketability of Hillbuzz.org as an advertising platform.
In general, we will not share information about individual users of the Site with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our staff, volunteers, supporters, users or the public. However, we reserve the right to publicly publish any and all personally identifiable data collected about the author(s) of any threatening, defamatory, libelous or insulting electronic communications (“Hate Mail”); and/or the Internet Service Provider(s) and owner(s) of equipment used to create and/or deliver such Hate Mail.
The Site is hosted in a hosting environment that is protected by industry-standard firewalls and other security protocols. We strive to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to the personally identifying information you share with us. However, no Web site or email is 100% secure. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.