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Privacy Policy

The main purpose of The Bethel Grapevine is to provide information and useful content to our readers.  Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting it, and to making you aware of our practices regarding what to expect relating to the privacy of your information.  In adopting this Privacy Policy, our intent is to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using personally identifiable information and your reasonable expectations of privacy.

Personally Identifiable Information
The Bethel Grapevine may ask you to provide various types of personally identifiable information to enhance your experience on our site. For example, The Bethel Grapevine may ask for information such as your name or e-mail address.

Except as set forth below in Information Collection, all information is voluntarily provided by you and you do not need to provide any personal information in order to visit our website. Except as set forth below in the section entitled “Information Collection”, our website does not automatically collect any personally identifiable information, such as email addresses, from visitors.  We reserve the right to send you offers and information through our opt-in mailing list. Further, we may send you e-mails about Bethel Grapevine products, promotions, or services as well as on behalf of other companies. However, if you no longer wish to receive any of the foregoing, you may unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time from the unsubscribe link on any Bethel Grapevine mailing list email.

We will not sell, trade, rent, disclose or make available personally identifiable information about you to any third party without first receiving your permission, except when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is required by law, or where such information can be shared on a fully anonymized basis (as set forth in “Information Collection” below).

The Bethel Grapevine reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice. If The Bethel Grapevine changes its use of your personally identifiable information, it will post such changes in this Privacy Policy.  Please refer back to this policy periodically if you have any questions regarding our current policy.

We provide links to other webs sites and partners that we believe you might find useful or relevant, or to advertisers of The Bethel Grapevine.  The Bethel Grapevine is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites.

Promotions that run on The Bethel Grapevine may be sponsored by companies other than The Bethel Grapevine or may be co-sponsored by The Bethel Grapevine and another company. Some or all personally identifiable information provided by you during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If information will be shared, we will disclose such sharing prior to the transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don’t want your personally identifiable information to be shared. In certain circumstances, you may not be able to participate in a particular promotion if you choose not to share personally identifiable information.

We do not control the privacy policies of our advertisers, sponsors or other sites or businesses to which we provide hyperlinks or access. Please visit the sites of those businesses to review their privacy policies.

Data Security
We have in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online. However, as effective as these measures are, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet.

Information Collection
Web servers serving The Bethel Grapevine automatically collect certain personally identifiable information, such as which pages each user visits and the IP address of visitors. This information is used for various purposes including internal review,  for traffic audits and general usage trends. We may also provide this information about our users on an aggregated, anonymized basis to our advertisers.

The Bethel Grapevine does not currently use cookies; however it may elect to use cookies in the future.  In general, a “cookie” is information stored on the browser of a user’s computer to store and sometimes track information about the user. A cookie can be used to tell when a user’s computer has contacted a website; we may also use the information for editorial purposes and for other purposes such as measuring certain traffic patterns. We may also use cookies to track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests. If we use cookies, you may opt-out of the cookies delivered by The Bethel Grapevine by changing the setting on your browser. Please be aware that this will disable all cookies delivered to your browser, not just the ones delivered by The Bethel Grapevine.

Our advertisers may contract with a third-party service to host their ads. In certain cases, an independent cookie may be used by the third-party service. We do not have a mechanism to allow visitors to opt-out of cookies from such vendors.

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As of September, 2020