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Privacy Policy

Respecting and protecting individual privacy of our viewers is of vital to how we operate. We recognize the nature of our viewers in their desire to remain anonymous and not have information shared with others. By providing our Privacy Policy we hope you will better understand how we maintain the highest level of privacy for those who visit our unique websites.

General Overview of Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to all the sites under the AVWeather.com banner, and those affiliated sites that may be offered from time to time.

We endeavor to collect, use and maintain visitor information only for appropriate purposes. We severely limit the collection, use and retention of visitor information to what we reasonably believe will help us deliver superior service, to administer our business, and maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations in order to protect against fraud or to comply with state and federal laws.

General Policy of Sharing Information

It is not our purpose to collect or share any visitor information with anyone outside of our websites. The only exceptions would be to enable us to monitor web statistics required by advertisers and to protect the safety and security of visitors to our websites.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

PII broadly refers to any information which could be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity. We do not collect any PII.

Non PII

Certain anonymous click streams, number of page views calculated by pixel tags, and aggregated demographic information may be shared with our advertisers and business partners. However, we will not share specific details of an individual viewer under any conditions.

Security of PII

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable legal standards to store and secure client information from unauthorized access and use, alteration and destruction. Our own policies and procedures have been developed to protect the confidentiality of client information and to help achieve compliance with relevant rules and regulations. We hold our employees accountable for complying with those policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

We may disclose information we have as permitted by law. For example, we may share information with regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials who have jurisdiction over us or if we are required to do so by applicable law in order to provide information to protect against fraud.

Data Retention

We retain information for as long as necessary to permit us to use it for the purposes that we have communicated to you and comply with applicable laws or regulations.

Cookies

“Cookies” are small bits of information that our websites place on the hard drive of your computer. We use cookies to, among other things, allow you to personalize and store settings; collect usage information; determine our total audience size and traffic; and help us improve our sites by measuring which areas are the greatest interests to our users.

Third party advertisements displayed on our sites may also contain cookies set by Internet advertising companies or advertisers. We do not control these cookies and visitors to our websites should check the privacy policy of the advertisers to see whether and how it uses cookies when clicking through to their sites.

You can set your browser on your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent and how to block third-party cookies or block all cookies. However by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on our websites.

Third Party Websites

Our websites link to websites operated by other companies. Some of these third-party sites may be cobranded with the AVWeather.com websites, even though they are not operated or maintained by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites operated by third parties that are linked to or are integrated with our sites or for the privacy practices of third party Internet advertising companies.

Our site is hosted by Inmotion Hosting that collects and uses your information in accordance with its privacy policy. Inmotion Hosting also makes certain information available to us so that we can track user traffic and other pertinent data. We treat all information that Inmotion Hosting provides in accordance with our privacy policy.

Social Network and Interactive Tools

Certain features on our websites give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. These may include forms, message boards, chats, submitting a letter to the editor, creating community profiles, and rating, tagging and commenting on articles. When you use these features you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, location and e-mail address, may be publicly available to others. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit through these interactive features.

When an individual chooses to post information that will be publicly disclosed, he or she is responsible for ensuring that such information from forms to all local data protection laws. We are not responsible under any data protection laws for the user posted information.

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