Privacy Policy

Last updated on January 1, 2014

22nd Century Media, LLC and it affiliate properties (The Frankfort Station, The Homer Horizon, The Lockport Legend, The Mokena Messenger, The New Lenox Patriot, The Orland Park Prairie, The Tinley Junction, The Glenview Lantern, The Northbrook Tower, The Wilmette Beacon, The Winnetka Current, Malibu Surfside News) is serious about your privacy. This notice describes 22nd Century Media's privacy policy as it pertains to the 22nd Century Media Website, www.22ndcenturymedia.com (henceforth referred to as the “Website”) and its Affiliate Websites; www.frankfortstation.com, www.homerhorizon.com, www.lockportlegend.com, www.mokenamessenger.com, www.newlenoxpatriot.com, www.opprairie.com, www.tinleyjunction.com, www.glenviewlantern.com, www.northbrooktower.com, www.wilmettebeacon.com, www.winnetkacurrent.com, www.malibusurfsidenews.com (henceforth referred to as "Affiliate Websites"). We may from time-to-time revise this privacy policy The date of latest revision will be available at the top of this page, so please be sure to check back periodically.

By visiting the Website and/or Affiliate Websites, you are acknowledging and accepting this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website and/or Affiliate Websites after changes have been posted to the Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

What information we collect: The Website and Affiliate Websites may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at certain points throughout the Website and/or Affiliate Websites. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, address, phone number, email address and other information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to the Website and/or Affiliate Websites.

How The Website and/or Affiliate Websites use your information:

  • To provide you with personalized content.
  • To process and respond to inquiries.
  • For the purposes for which you provided the information.
  • To improve the content and navigability of the Website and Affiliate Websites.
  • To alert you to new site features, special events, products and services.
  • To enforce the Terms of Use and/or the Code of Conduct.
  • In the future, we may sell some or all or our assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. In the event of a sale of our assets including our database, customer information will be transferred. We will require buyers to honor our privacy policy.

Information Sharing with Affiliated Companies: We may share your information with other companies in the 22nd Century Media family.

Information Sharing with Unaffiliated Third Parties: 22nd Century Media will disclose your personally identifiable information to another entity (i) for purposes of outsourcing one or more of the functions described in the previous section; (ii) to confirm or update information provided by you; (iii) to inform you of important information; and/or (iv) as a part of a sale of assets as described in the previous section. We may also share your information in response to a subpoena, legal order or official request, or when we believe you have acted in violation of the Terms of Use or the Code of Conduct

Where and when 22nd Century Media collects information on the Website and Affiliate websites: In addition to the information you knowingly provide, 22nd Century Media collects the domains and IP addresses of its visitors. We also collect usage statistics such as web browser types and page requests. This data is used to more efficiently operate 22nd Century Media's business, promote our products and services and administer the Website and Affiliate Websites.

How we collect information: In addition to the information gathered as described above, there is a technology called "cookies" which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. For example, some pages on the Website and/or Affiliate Websites may use cookies so that 22nd Century Media can better serve you when you return to the Website and Affiliate Websites. Depending on your browser type, you may have the option to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. However, disabling cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain features on the Website and Affiliate Websites.

How we protect information: 22nd Century Media attempts to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information. Our servers are protected by reasonable physical and electronic security measures.

How you can view or update your personal information: To ensure that you have as much control over your personally identifiable information as possible, you may update your information by contacting us at support@22ndcenturymedia.com or utilizing the My Account section of the Website and/or Affiliate Websites. We will use reasonable efforts to process any change you make, provided, however, that requests to delete information are subject to 22nd Century Media's internal reporting and retention policies and all applicable legal obligations.

Children: The Website and Affiliate Websites are not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does 22nd Century Media knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to 22nd Century Media.

Links: The Website and/or Affiliate Websites may contain links to third-party websites. 22nd Century Media is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party websites.

Contacts: If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at support@22ndcenturymedia.com.

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