Welcome to Starherald.com, home of the Star-Herald Online
We understand that privacy is very important to our readers. We
want to make sure that you understand why we collect certain
information, how we use it, and how we protect it. We want our
guests to feel confident that their information is handled with
great care on Starherald.com.
How do I know my information is safe on Starherald.com?
In the normal course of business, Starherald.com and the
Star-Herald do not share reader information with anyone. We collect
this information for the sole purpose of improving Starherald.com
and providing more and better services to our readers. The only
times we will divulge a guest's personal information to a third
*If we believe in good faith that the law requires such
*If we need to disclose the information in order to
identify, contact or initiate legal action against someone
violating Starherald.com's Terms of Service, or someone who is
causing injury to or interference with Starherald.com's rights or
property, other Starherald.com users, or anyone else who can be
harmed by such activities.
In the event Starherald.com contracts with an outside research
firm, we may provide your contact information to the research firm
to contact you regarding participation in surveys, focus groups or
other research activities that will help us improve
Starherald.com's products and services. The research firm will be
bound by its contract with Starherald.com to use your information
strictly for Starherald.com research purposes, to keep your
information confidential, and to adequately secure or destroy its
records of your information when the research is complete.
What information does Starherald.com collect?
The Star-Herald obtains information from you when you purchase
advertising or start a newspaper subscription. This information may
include, but is not limited to, your name, address, telephone
number, e-mail address and what you have purchased.
From time to time, Starherald.com will conduct surveys on its
site for research purposes. When you participate in a survey, the
information you provide about yourself and your responses are
collected by Starherald.com. We will always inform you how we will
use this information.
If you contact Starherald.com, we may keep a record of your
Starherald.com also tracks and collects computer IP addresses to
help with system administration and to compile information about
traffic patterns on the site. Computer IP addresses identify
computers and the networks or Internet service providers to which
they are connected.
Cookies and how Starherald.com uses them.
A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred from a
Web server through your browser and stored on the hard drive of
your computer. The cookie contains your user name and password so
that when you log on, the Web server recognizes you.
Some advertisers on Starherald.com may use their own cookies.
When you click on an advertisement, visit an advertiser's Web site
according to their own policies. Advertisers' cookies are not
covered under Starherald.com's policy.
the options in your Web browser, choose to accept all cookies,
choose to reject all cookies or choose to receive notification when
a cookie is being delivered so that you can make a decision whether
to accept each cookie on a case-by-case basis. If you refuse all
cookies Starherald.com will no longer remember you when you return
requiring you to log in each time you visit the site.
General statistical information
Visits to Starherald.com are monitored to gather statistical
information, including the number of visits to the site, the pages
visited, which domains visitors come from and the browsers used to
visit the site. This data is accumulated at the aggregate
This statistical information enables us to evaluate the
effectiveness of the services we provide, to monitor site
performance and to make it easier for visitors to use the site.
How does Starherald.com use the information it gathers?
Information collected on Starherald.com, including traffic
patterns and user behavior, is used primarily for the following
*Internal research. Starherald.com is continuously assessing
how visitors use the site. This data assists us in making decisions
about how to improve the site and to better serve our users.
Research data are aggregated and do not include data about specific
individuals. We may share aggregated research (but not individual
user information) with our advertisers or business partners.
Additionally, Starherald.com may use your information to contact
you to ask for your participation in a focus group, survey, or some
other type of research effort.
*To customize your experience on Starherald.com. As
Starherald.com improves its service, it may offer users more
opportunities to customize content and other aspects of the site.
Information provided by you may be used to assist in the
customization process, if you elect to participate in these
*To tailor advertising efforts. Most of the information and
services available to you at Starherald.com are free. In order to
continue providing services free of charge, Starherald.com sells
advertising. Advertisers prefer to target their communication
toward audiences who are most likely to be interested in their
products. The information gathered on Starherald.com helps us
advise advertisers in general terms about certain aspects of site
visitors (e.g. how visitors use the site, general demographic
attributes of visitors, usage patterns on various parts of our
site, etc.). This information helps both advertisers and
Starherald.com make better decisions about where to place
advertising. No specific information about individual users is ever
provided to advertisers. However, visitors who choose to conduct
financial transactions with advertisers on Starherald.com may
provide specific data to those advertisers during the process of
their transactions. Additionally, any information provided during
the purchase of Starherald.com or Star-Herald products or services
will result in the collection of certain information required to
complete the transaction.
More specifically, here is how Starherald.com may use
information you provide:
*E-mail addresses. If you supply Starherald.com with your
e-mail address, either by registering on the site or by
communicating with us via e-mail, we may, from time to time, send
you information that we believe would be of interest to you via
e-mail. This information may be from Starherald.com, the
Star-Herald, or from one of our quality advertisers. Note: If we
send you e-mail on behalf of another company, your information is
never disclosed to that company. Rather, the company provides us
with the information it wants to send, and we prepare and send the
e-mail directly to you. Your information never leaves our
*Postal addresses. If you supply Starherald.com with your
postal address, we may send you periodic mailings with information
on new products, coming events, surveys or other research
materials, or other information we think might be of interest to
*Telephone numbers. If you provide your telephone number,
Starherald.com may call you regarding orders you have placed
online, to tell you about new products, services, or coming events,
or to offer other information that may interest you. Additionally,
Starherald.com, the Star-Herald or one of their agents may call you
for research purposes.
All information you provide directly to Starherald.com is
is not limited to your name, address, phone number, and e-mail
Information that you might post on a message board, forum, or
posted in any of these public areas is not considered confidential
communication. Starherald.com has the right but not the obligation
to monitor the content of its bulletin boards, forums and chat
and any other operating rules established for the website.
Starherald.com shall have the right in its sole discretion, and
without prior notice, to edit, refuse to post, or remove any
materials submitted to or posted to its bulletin boards, forums, or
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose
information on a public website - for example, on message boards or
in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by
others. In short, if you post information online that is accessible
to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other
parties in return. Starherald.com is not responsible for the
disclosure of your information under these circumstances and such
Additionally, advertisers and vendors hosted on our site, or who
link to our site, may collect information about you if you visit
their websites, or purchase products or services from them.
Information collected by vendors or advertisers hosted on
Starherald.com or who link to Starherald.com is not covered under
Finally, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy
of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful
and responsible whenever you're online.
What if I don't want Starherald.com to contact me?
You may opt out of any or all contacts from Starherald.com at
any time. All e-mails sent to you from Starherald.com will allow to
opt out of any further e-mail from us. You may e-mail us at
webmaster@Starherald.com to opt out of our email programs. You may
also write or call us at the following address and phone number
When you register on Starherald.com, you will be given the
opportunity to opt out of further communication from us.
You may accept certain kinds of contact and decline others. For
example, you may choose to accept e-mails, but not postal mail or
If, at anytime in the future, Starherald.com decides to use
information provided by you in a way not described here, we will
contact you beforehand to explain the use of the information and
give you the opportunity to decline that use.
Starherald.com uses industry-standard encryption technologies
when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our
site. When we transfer or receive certain types of sensitive data,
such as financial information, we will redirect you to a secure
server and will notify you through a pop-up screen on our site. We
have implemented appropriate security measures in our physical
facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of
information that we have collected from you.
Making corrections to your information
Upon request, you may review all information that we maintain in
your record, including contact information (name, address, zip
code, phone number, e-mail), or any other information we may keep
in your record.
You may also request that inaccuracies be corrected in any
information that we maintain in your record.
Submit your request by contacting Starherald.com via e-mail,
postal mail, or telephone.
privacy practices of this site, please contact us at
You may telephone us at (308) 632-9007.
You may write to us at:
P O Box 1709
Scottsbluff, NE 69363