Privacy Policy

To help you understand how information submitted will be treated when you log on to and use our web site, The Bronx Times ("Bronx.com") offers this Privacy Policy. Use of the Bronx.com web site, and disclosure to us of your personal information, is optional and voluntary. By visiting Bronx.com, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Policy.  

The following paragraphs describe the type of information Bronx.com collects, the reasons why such information is collected, how such information is used and who has access to it.

General Principles

Bronx.com will not release your personal data to anyone else without your consent. From time to time, we may be approached by third parties with an interest in identifying subscribers to our print or digital publication The Bronx Times, as described below in this Privacy Policy.

Bronx.com's Privacy Policy may change from time to time without notice to you. You should read this Privacy Policy each time you plan to submit personal information so that you understand how the information you are submitting will be used.

Any changes made to the Privacy Policy will be prospective, not retroactive. Bronx.com is not responsible for the information practices of third parties.

Collection of Information

Bronx.com collects information in various ways that is volunteered by visitors to our site. Certain identifying information, such as name, street address, city, state, zip code and email address, is gathered at certain interactive areas on the site, such as when you subscribe to our print or digital publication while online.

Wherever possible and practical, Bronx.com gives users options about submitting information. Such choices include: opting not to receive our electronic newsletters; opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need for collecting information from our users.

Subscriptions

There is no subscription needed to access The Bronx Times' content on the Bronx.com web site.

Electronic Newsletters

Bronx.com offers electronic newsletter to which you may voluntarily subscribe and unsubscribe at any time. Bronx.com delivers the e-mail newsletters you will receive from our site and serves all of the advertisements that are placed within those e-mails.

You may remove yourself from any or all of the electronic newsletters' mailing lists at any time by following instructions for unsubscribing found at the end of every newsletter or by e-mailing info@bronx.com.

Letters to the Editor

You may submit letters to the editor by sending your letters via email. Any letters you send to Bronx.com or The Bronx Times, whether online or in hard copy, become the sole property of Bronx.com for all purposes in any media, may be modified by us in any way, and will not be returned to you.

Surveys

From time to time Bronx.com conducts voluntary user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our advertisers. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party, unless so indicated in this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and IP Addresses

In order to offer and provide personalized custom services, Bronx.com uses cookies to limit the number of times a particular advertisement is shown to a user as the user navigates through the site. A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file may contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited and to allow easy access to restricted areas of the web site. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk, read cookie files created by other sites, or damage your files.

If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You also may refuse cookies by disabling them on your browser. You do need to have cookies turned on to use premium areas of Bronx.com.

IP addresses are also recorded in the log files on Bronx.com. We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Use of the Information Collected

From time to time, we may also be approached by third parties with an interest in identifying subscribers to our print or digital publication, The Bronx Times. We may provide our publications' mailing list (but not email addresses) to such third parties if we believe you would be interested in hearing from them. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by letting us know by e-mailing, calling, or writing us (see addresses below).

Bronx.com uses information you voluntarily submit to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to move seamlessly through our web site. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (weekly) and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. With respect to advertisements, an advertiser will inform us which type of audience it seeks to reach, and Bronx.com, will place the advertisement in the body of the email newsletter of those individuals fitting the advertiser's criteria. Pop-up advertisements are displayed to a targeted audience based on the same criteria. The advertisers are not able to access your account or any of your personally identifiable information.

We also use tracking information to determine which areas of our site users like and do not like based on traffic to those areas.

Bronx.com creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their interests. Because Bronx.com does not track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser will never know that a specific user clicked on a particular ad.

Information Sharing

When you visit Bronx.com and are asked to provide information about yourself, unless specifically stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy, you are sharing that information only with Bronx.com. Bronx.com will not disclose the information you submit, except as described here, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure to protect the rights or property of Bronx.com, or for administrative or other purposes we deem necessary to maintain or service our products and services. For example, we may allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide you with our services.

As discussed above, Bronx.com collects and stores personal information users submit when subscribing to the electronic newsletters. Bronx.com stores information collected.

Online Security Measures

Bronx.com web site has technical and organizational security measures in place, including firewalls, to protect the information under our control from accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access. Such measures do not guarantee prevention of loss, misuse, or alteration of information, however, so while we strive to protect your information, Bronx.com cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Children's Privacy

Bronx.com site is intended for use by individuals over the age of 16, and not for children. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any personally identifiable information on our site. Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission to send any personal information online to anyone.

Type Of Information Collected By Third Parties

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit Bronx.com. These companies 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 interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Other Information About Your Privacy

Whenever you voluntarily disclose any information online in any forum, that information can be collected and used by others. In other words, if you post personal information online that may be accessed by the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. It is important to be responsible and careful whenever you are online.

Updating, Correcting and Deleting Personal Information

Users who subscribe to our print or digital publication, The Bronx Times, may correct or change online their subscription information. Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who are experiencing problems with updating information, or who have any questions about how our services work, may contact us at info@bronx.com.

If you do not want your personally identifiable information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by letting us know by e-mailing, calling, or writing us (see addresses below). Similarly, please contact us at the same addresses if at any time you wish to review your personally identifiable information.

Currently, Bronx.com does not offer users a means by which to completely delete personal information submitted while on this site.

Additional Information

If, for any reason, you believe that Bronx.com has not adhered to its Privacy Policy, please notify us by sending an email message to info@bronx.com. Bronx.com will try to respond to your concerns and, where appropriate, attempt to correct the problem.

By using this web site, you signify your assent to this policy statement regarding online privacy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our web site. Moreover, your continued use of this web site after we post changes to the Privacy Policy will mean that you accept those changes. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this web site, or your interaction with Bronx.com, you may contact us via email, or the telephone number listed below.

This Privacy Policy was last updated effective January 09, 2017.

 

Thank you,

Peter Milosheff
Owner & Founding Editor

 

            
The Bronx Times. 
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Phoenix, AZ 85046

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