This policy covers how GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com (“Georgia Mountain Beacon L.L.C.”) treats information which personally identifies you (personal information) that GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com collects and receives. The personal information we collect may include your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. Once you provide GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com with personal information, you are not anonymous to us.
Information Collection and Use
When you read stories at GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com, GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com does not collect any personal information from you.
GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com collects personal information when you submit feedback or enter a contest. We may also receive personal information from you, for example when you: respond to an email requesting feedback.
When you visit GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com pages, we may collect certain information about your visit from your browser, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet, the date and time you access the GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com site, the pages that you access while at the GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com site and the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to the GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com site. GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com aggregates non-specific visitor information for statistical purposes, such as which stories are most popular, and which stories are read more frequently.
This information is used to help improve the GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com site, analyze trends, and administer the site.
GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com uses your personal information for the following general purposes: to determine a winner to contests, to respond to your feedback and to alert you of winners to a contest you’ve entered. In addition, we use your information to send out our weekly newsletter and/or alerts. GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com uses aggregate and non-personal information to conduct research and to provide reports for GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com business partners and customers.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
You elect to receive information from contest sponsors by checking the “opt in” box for that contest. GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com will share your personal information only as you have elected.
Please be aware that when you provide personal information to GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com and authorize GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com to share the information with a third party, your personal information becomes the property of GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com and/or the third party.
GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com and/or the third party may use your personal information to process your request and provide valuable services. GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com will only share your personal information with third parties under a confidentiality agreement or similar arrangement that restricts the third party from sharing your personal information with others.
If you do not want your information to be used for marketing by or a third party, do not “opt in” or agree to such use when you provide your personal information through the GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com site. If you do not want your non-specific information used for marketing please do not submit your information through our contests.
We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. We may also transfer personal information about you if GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com is acquired by or merged with another company. Based on client activity or on information that has been provided, GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com may display targeted advertisements on the GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com site, but GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com does not provide your personal information to the advertiser in order to display the targeted ads. GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com and third-party advertising
companies note some of the pages you visit through the use of pixel tags. GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com and third-party advertising companies (which may include network advertisers) may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of apparent interest to you. The information collected by third-party advertising companies through the use of these pixel tags is not personally identifiable.
Protection of Minor’s Personal Information
GeorgiaMountainBeacon.com is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from minors.