Updated Aug. 15, 2013
Welcome to ptleader.com, a local news, information, communication and advertising service for Jefferson County, WA and beyond.
Ptleader.com is produced by the Port Townsend Publishing Co. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At the Port Townsend Publishing Co., we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types of information about our visitors, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Port Townsend Publishing Co. gathers three types of information about visitors:
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
Port Townsend Publishing Co. tracks visitor traffic patterns throughout our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual visitors.
We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites visitors like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual visitors read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
USE OF INFORMATION
Port Townsend Publishing Co. uses information voluntarily given by our visitors to enhance their experience, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our visitors.
As stated above, we use information that visitors voluntarily provide to send out electronic newsletters and to enable visitors to participate in polls, surveys, article commenting, and the events calendar. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Port Townsend Publishing Co. never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
Port Townsend Publishing Co. creates aggregate reports on visitor traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual visitors, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific visitor clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual visitor except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our visitors or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
Port Townsend Publishing Co. uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience. We will not share information about individual visitors with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our visitors or the public.
We give visitors options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include: