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Privacy Policy

Visitors

Like most website operators, Grand Valley Lanthorn 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. Grand Valley Lanthorn’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Grand Valley Lanthorn’s visitors use its website. Grand Valley Lanthorn also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Grand Valley Lanthorn 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 Grand Valley Lanthorn’s websites choose to interact with Grand Valley Lanthorn in ways that require Grand Valley Lanthorn to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Grand Valley Lanthorn gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment to an email address. In each case, Grand Valley Lanthorn collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Grand Valley Lanthorn. Grand Valley Lanthorn 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

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

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Grand Valley Lanthorn discloses 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 Grand Valley Lanthorn’s behalf or to provide services available at Grand Valley Lanthorn’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 Grand Valley Lanthorn’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Grand Valley Lanthorn 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, Grand Valley Lanthorn discloses potentially personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when Grand Valley Lanthorn believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Grand Valley Lanthorn, third parties or the public at large. 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. Grand Valley Lanthorn 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. Grand Valley Lanthorn uses cookies to help Grand Valley Lanthorn identify and track visitors, and their website access preferences. Grand Valley Lanthorn visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Grand Valley Lanthorn’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Grand Valley Lanthorn’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 Grand Valley Lanthorn and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Grand Valley Lanthorn may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in its sole discretion. Grand Valley Lanthorn 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.

Legal Actions & Disputes

By accessing this website, user agrees that jurisdiction and venue for any and all legal actions or disputes against Grand Valley Lanthorn and any of its employees shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Colorado.

Updated January 10, 2014