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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy. This privacy policy describes RuralVotes current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by ruralvotes.com. The term "personal data" refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, e-mail address or mailing address, and any other information that is identified with you personally.

Notification of Changes to This Policy. RuralVotes is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to its website. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law, and the changing nature of technology, RuralVotes' data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, RuralVotes will post the changes on our website to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently. This policy was last updated on June 14, 2007.

Personal Data Collected Through ruralvotes.com. The only personal data (excepting cookies) RuralVotes currently collects through its website is information you voluntarily give us when you use our sites.
For example, you may use this site to contact RuralVotes with questions and comments. When you fill out a form on our websites, you may provide your name and other contact information. When you submit information to us through ruralvotes.com, you will receive a confirmation e-mail if you enter a valid e-mail address. When you use our website, you are not providing us with any personal information.  RuralVotes does not collect or retain any identifying information about you when you visit the website.

Use of Personal Data Collected Through ruralvotes.com. RuralVotes uses the personal data information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. RuralVotes may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about news we believe will be of interest to you.

Anonymous Data Collected Through ruralvotes.com. In addition to the information you provide when you use our websites, RuralVotes may use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our websites, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our site.
This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our site. RuralVotes may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our viewing audience and market, and to improve our services.

Cookies. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer and they cannot be used to discover the identity of a user. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not and whether you are required to accept the cookie to view certain content. RuralVotes may use cookies to "persist" a user session ? that is, to maintain connection with a user as he or she moves through an application or series of web pages. The purpose of cookies in this context is to remember user inputs. Personalization features also use cookies to identify groups of users and deliver appropriate content and services.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data. RuralVotes may share personal data collected through its websites with third-party vendors who act for or on behalf of RuralVotes (for example, companies that provide support services to us, including data processing services, or that help us). These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which RuralVotes  may share or transfer the personal data in our databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, or in the event of a merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event.
While no method of data transmission is guaranteed against unlawful third party interception or other misuse, RuralVotes uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure protection of your data including industry-standard encryption and offline security methods.

Children. RuralVotes does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of sixteen. If you are under sixteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to RuralVotes, please contact us, and we will try to delete that information from our databases.

Link to Other Sites. RuralVotes may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by RuralVotes. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. RuralVotes does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

Governing Law. This privacy policy forms part of our website terms and conditions of use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way RuralVotes processes your personal data, please use our contact page.