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Cayman News Service Privacy and Cookie Policy

Cayman News Service Ltd (“CNS”) is an online news organisation licensed to operate in the Cayman Islands. (Read About CNS)

CNS values its visitors’ privacy. This privacy policy summarises what information we might collect from visitors to all our websites, their sub-directories and sub-domains, and what we will and will not do with it.

Our websites are: Cayman News Service, CNS Local Life, FreeCayAds, CNS Library, CNS Business

Please note that this privacy policy does not govern the collection and use of information by companies that Cayman News Service does not control, nor by individuals not employed or managed by CNS. If you visit a website that we mention or link to, be sure to review its privacy policy before providing the site with information.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Visitors to any CNS website do not need to disclose any personally identifiable information to access the publicly available information provided by CNS.

If you choose to comment on any of our websites, you can opt to disclose your name publicly. You can also opt to disclose your name, email address and/or website to CNS and not to the public.

To post a free classified ad on freecayads.com you must register. To do this we require a username, which can be a pseudonym, as well as an email address and password. We do not require that you use your actual name.

When a visitor leaves a comment on the site or posts a classified ad, we collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

To sign up to our email news letter, we require an email address. This is not retained on any CNS website. It is stored by Mail Chimp (see their Privacy Policy here) and used only to send you the emails you have requested.

If you do provide personally identifiable information to us:

  • We will never sell or rent it to a third party.
  • We may use your email address, if provided, to contact you if this seems necessary.
  • We will take commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
  • We will not use or disclose the information except:
    • where you have consented;
    • in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot reasonably be determined (for example, statistical compilations);
    • as required by law, for example, in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
    • to employees and independent contractors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
    • as necessary to protect the rights, safety, or property of Cayman News Service, its users, or others; this may include (for example) exchanging information with other organisations for fraud protection and/or risk reduction;
    • if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
    • in connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that Cayman News Service Ltd goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, visitor information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Notice would continue to apply to visitor information and the party receiving this information may continue to use this information, but only consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive or tablet or mobile device. Cookies are used to collect non-personal information from website users.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment.

If you have an account on freecayads.com and you log in to that site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Google Analytics

We also use cookies to collect information about visitors’ use of CNS websites, such as a visitor’s IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This information is used to, among other things, analyse and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content.

For more information about how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org

If you set up your web browser (for example, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox) so that cookies are not allowed, you might not be able to use some or all of the features of our websites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on any CNS website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. You may request the removal of a comment if you are the author by emailing info@caymannewsservice.com

For users that register on freecayads.com, we also store any personal information provided in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username without deleting the whole account). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

External data storage sites

CNS store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Your privacy responsibilities

To help protect your privacy, be sure:

  • not to share your user ID or password with anyone else;
  • to log off the Cayman News Service website when you are finished;
  • to take customary precautions to guard against “malware” (viruses, Trojan horses, bots, etc.), for example by installing and updating suitable anti-virus software.

Notice to European Union users

Cayman News Service’s operations are located primarily in the Cayman Islands and our websites are hosted in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the Cayman Islands via the US. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein.

Information collected from children

You must be at least 13 years old to use Cayman News Service websites and services. CNS does not knowingly collect information from children under 13.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy as we deem necessary or appropriate because of legal compliance requirements or changes in our business practices.

Questions or comments?

If you have questions or comments about Cayman News Service’s privacy policy, send an email to info@caymannewsservice.com, or contact us via any of the ways described here: Contact Us

Also read:

About CNS

CNS Terms and Conditions

CNS Comment Policy

About CNS Viewpoints

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