Privacy Policy

Last Updated on September 6, 2019

Bustednewspaper.com (“Bustednewspaper”, “Website”, “Site”, “we”, “us” or “our”) cares about your privacy and the security of your information. Our mission is to provide public and government Users a free, searchable resource for law enforcement information and related resources. We want you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information, including personal information. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in conjunction with your access to Website and to any services that display this notice.

Your use of our Website constitutes an acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, immediately discontinue use of our Website.

Bustednewspaper.com may contain links to other Web sites for your convenience and information. Authorized service providers and advertisers on bustednewspaper.com maintain separate privacy policies of their own. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect two different kinds of information about you:

  • Personal information – is information that could be used to identify you as an individual or that could be used to contact or locate you. For example we collect your email address, your name, your phone number, and your address when you enter it on our site through contact forms, requests or surveys.
  • Non-personal information – is information that does not specifically identify you and is collected through technology. It includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties. For example we may collect your browser and device type, browser cookies, your device’s operating system, unique device identifiers, the date and time of access to our website, reading history of the pages you view, IP address, geolocation information. This is not an exhaustive list of the types of non-personal information we may collect. It merely provides example of the kinds of data we may collect.

 Analytics Technologies

We have hired third parties to provide us information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of users of bustednewspaper.com. These third parties track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our visitors. All data collected by third parties on our behalf is owned and used by us.

Information Collected by Third Parties Using Technology

Some of the services and advertisements included in bustednewspaper.com, are delivered or served by third-party companies that may place or recognize cookies, pixel tags, web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our Website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, some advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of bustednewspaper.com. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads based on your interests on other web sites. We do not have access to, nor control over, advertisers’ or service providers’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies or how they may be used. You have choices about the collection of information by third parties on our Website:

For example, we use Google to serve advertisements on our site, which use the Google Doubleclick cookie, and in some cases, a unique device identifier, to show you ads based on your visit to bustednewspaper.com and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the Google Doubleclick cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. If you would like more information about this practice, and to learn how to opt out of it in desktop and mobile browsers on the particular device on which you are accessing this Privacy Policy, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/#/ and http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#.

What do we do with the information we collect about you?

Communication

We use Personal information to communicate with you, responding to your inquiries, requests, questions, suggestions, complaints.

Customizing Your Experience

We use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We also use this information to customize certain features of bustednewspaper.com to provide you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access bustednewspaper.com.

Relevant Advertising

We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on bustednewspaper.com to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer’s experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form.

With whom do we share the information that we collect?

We also share information about our audience in aggregate or de-identified form. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to restrict bustednewspaper.com use of aggregated or de-identified information in any way. In the future, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may include your information among the transferred assets.

Service Providers

We may contract with other companies (service providers) to provide services to you directly, or on our behalf, including background check information, e-mail distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management. In the course of performing these services, our service providers may have access to your information including your personal information. We provide these service providers only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for bustednewspaper.com, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own direct marketing purposes unless such use is explicitly disclosed in their own privacy policy. We reserve the right to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so they can suppress your name from future solicitations, in accordance with applicable laws. We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena. (For more information, see the “Compliance with legal process” section of this policy.)

E-Mails From You

If you send us e-mails, you should be aware that information disclosed in e-mails may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in e-mails. We will use your e-mail address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Where do we store your information?

We store your information in servers owned by a reputable cloud provider. Your use of our Website acts as your consent to transfer your Personal Information outside of you country of residence if such servers reside outside of your country of residence.

Is your information protected?

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

Compliance With Legal Process

We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of bustednewspaper.com; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions); and (5) cooperate with public and government authorities (which may be outside your country of residence).

Children’s Guidelines

COPPA Compliance: Bustednewspaper.com does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13. In the unlikely event you discover your child under the age of thirteen has supplied us with Personal Information, you may contact us and we will remove your child’s information from our database.

Changes to This Policy

This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use your personal information, the change will be posted on this page thirty (30) days prior to taking effect.

How can you contact us?

If there are questions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us through the contact form here.