Privacy Policy

Manchester Beacon (“Beacon”) operates this website (manchesterbeacon.org) It is Beacon’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Beacon collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Beacon’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Beacon’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Beacon may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Beacon also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Beacon does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Beacon’s websites choose to interact with Beacon in ways that require Beacon to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Beacon gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a Beacon account to provide an email address. Beacon does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Beacon may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Beacon may monitor the most popular pages on the manchesterbeacon.org site. Beacon may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Beacon does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Any information that visitors choose to add to their profile or other public sections of the Beacon site will be displayed publicly and will be viewable by all other visitors to the site. Beacon discloses other potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Beacon’s behalf or to provide services available at Beacon’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Beacon’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Beacon will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Beacon discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Beacon believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Beacon, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Beacon website and have supplied your email address, Beacon may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Beacon and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Beacon takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Beacon uses cookies to help Beacon identify and track visitors, their usage of Beacon website, and their website access preferences. Beacon visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Beacon’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Beacon’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Beacon and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Beacon may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Beacon’s sole discretion. Beacon encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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