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Privacy Policy - MaineToday Media Inc.

The following statement explains how the Web sites operated by MaineToday Media, Inc. collect and use your personal information. These Web sites include, but are not limited to:,,,,

The basic principle
In general, we will never intentionally disclose your personal information to any third party for their use without first receiving your express permission. We will not send you e-mail unless you have requested it or unless it's in the course of a transaction you have initiated.

Free to use
You can access our Web sites and use many of our services free of charge, but we require you to submit personal information before accessing them.

The people who make it possible for us to provide free content to you are our advertisers. To enable advertisers to invest their media dollars appropriately, we target advertising through cookies (described below) and provide advertisers with a general summary about the demographics of our readership and usage of our sites. We never tell our advertisers your identity unless you expressly give us permission to do so.

When do we collect your personal information?
You must provide personal information in order to use most features of our Web sites, through a standard registration form. You also may need to submit information to enter contests or sweepstakes, or to make purchases on the site, such as print or online classified advertising or newspaper subscriptions.

What information do we collect?
The information we collect can include your name, address, zip code, gender, user name, password, e-mail address, birth date, household income, education level and phone number. We also collect credit card information for purchases. Wherever we collect personal information, we will make an effort to link to our privacy statement.

How do we use your personal information?
We do not share or provide personal information we may collect, such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers with our advertisers without your express permission.

Some of our online sweepstakes or contests may be sponsored by advertisers. In these cases we will clearly state that by participating in the contest or sweepstakes your entry information is shared with advertisers. If you do not wish to have your information shared, do not enter the contest.

We will not send you e-mail unless you have requested it or unless it's in the course of a transaction you have initiated. By registering, you agree to receive one email per month updating users on site features and other relevant information. This will be titled " update."

How do we use site usage statistics?
MaineToday Media, Inc. collects some information automatically via server logs and cookies. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring URLs. We use this information to prepare for peak usage times and ensure a fast-loading site, to help diagnose problems with our server and to understand which features of our site are being used and when.

How do we use cookies?
A cookie is a small file that stores information in your browser on your computer.
Cookies are necessary for you to use MaineToday Media, Inc. Web sites, since the cookie on your computer identifies you as a registered user of our Web sites.

The cookies we place in your browser contain some of the information you provide when you register with us. Those cookies can only be read by MaineToday Media, Inc.' systems, and only when you request MaineToday Media, Inc. Web pages. We do not store highly sensitive personal information such as your password, e-mail address or credit card in cookies.

We use cookies to provide personalized services such as saving your favorite automobile ads in our Wheels classifieds. We also use cookies to provide a more useful online experience - such as allowing you to quickly enter a sweepstakes if you're already logged on. And it can allow us to limit users to only one entry for an online poll.

Cookies enable us to summarize overall usage patterns for our analysis. MaineToday Media, Inc. never tracks your path when you leave a MaineToday Media, Inc. Web site.

Disclosures Required by Law or for Security and Safety
Regardless of your choices with respect to your information, MaineToday Media, Inc. will disclose personal information when it believes in good faith that such disclosures are (a) required by law, including, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena, or (b) will help enforce our terms of use, enforce contest and sweepstakes rules, protect your safety or security and/or protect the safety and security of MaineToday Media, Inc., our Web sites, our property, or our employees; or (c) to protect the safety or security of third parties.

Children's guidelines
Our sites are not intentionally targeted at children under 13, but some educational areas of our sites are targeted to middle-school and high-school age children. We require written parental consent for children under 13 to register or submit personal information on our sites. Contact for information on how to provide parental consent.
• Children: Be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any personal information about yourself to us or anyone else over the Internet.

• Parents and guardians: We encourage you to get involved with your children's online usage and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

How to correct and update your personal information
MaineToday Media, Inc. allows you to change your personal information through the Member Center, which is accessible from most pages on our Web sites. After logging in, you may select "Your profile" and update the information there, including e-mail address, user name, password, etc.

Notification of policy changes
We retain the right, at our discretion, to change any of these policies in the future. Our current procedures will be disclosed on this page.

How to contact MaineToday Media, Inc.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our Web sites, or to resolve a dispute, you can contact us:
• By e-mail:

• By mail:
Attn: Member Services
One City Center, 5th floor
Portland, ME 04101