Monday, April 27, 2009
Welcome to smithmountainlake.com, Laker Media’s space in the Internet. Laker Media is a division of Times-World Corporation (d/b/a The Roanoke Times) and is located at Smith Mountain Lake in Southwestern Virginia. This site is powered by Roanoke.com.
We've adopted a set of information management guidelines that serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships. These guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technologies are rapidly evolving, as are underlying business models. We reserve the right to change these guidelines at any time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. These guidelines do not apply to the practices of entities that raonoke.com and its affiliates do not control or to individuals who are not under our control.
Your personal information
smithmountainlake.com/Roanoke.com collects personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, etc.) and/or demographic data (zip code, gender, interests, etc.) that you submit when you:
- Order a subscription to The Roanoke Times
- Complete certain surveys
- Register for a promotion or contest or sweepstakes
- Send us an e-mail
- Place a classified ad
- Join a discussion board (you can opt out)
- Comment on news stories you send to a friend
This information is encrypted and retained in a secure database, not on a Web site.
We use this information to operate smithmountainlake.com/roanoke.com's services, to provide you with the highest quality service, and to offer you opportunities we think will be of interest to you. We will send e-mails to those who have elected to receive them in which we inform registered users about specific offers (from roanoke.com and our advertising partners) that may be of interest to them.
We will not disclose any personal information without your advance permission except when we believe the law requires us to do so or the disclosure is necessary to protect the rights or property of Times-World Corp. In order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and others, we may disclose user information -- but only in an aggregate form. For example, we might disclose that a certain percentage of our users are male or within a certain age range.
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smithmountainlake.com/Roanoke.com may occasionally use online surveys to ask visitors for feedback on our products and services as well as to collect contact information (such as e-mail address). We may use contact data from such surveys to send the user information about our company or to contact users when necessary. Users may choose not to receive these future, direct communications by invoking the "Opt out procedures" set forth below.
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act stipulates that Web site operators cannot knowingly collect information from children under age 13 without verifiable parental permission. Smithmountainlake.com/Roanoke.com respects the privacy of children, and does not seek children's participation in services that require registration. We strongly recommend that parents supervise their children's use of the Internet. We also encourage parents to instruct their children not to give out personal information in e-mail messages or forums.
Opt out procedures
From time to time, we may send you information about various goods and services. If you do not want to receive this information, you may send your unsubscribe request via e-mail to Meg Martin, online editor.
Correcting and updating your private information
The information that you provide to smithmountainlake.com/roanoke.com may be stored by us for an indefinite time. However, please feel free to request a change or deletion of this information at any time by sending us an e-mail.
Some information about you is automatically collected via server logs. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring URLs. We use this information to administer our Web site, help diagnose problems with our server, and to help identify you as a unique visitor to our site and to gather broad information about your site usage. However, in tracking these usage patterns, we do not match this information with a specific user's personally identifiable information.
The security of the information that you provide smithmountainlake.com/roanoke.com is very important to us. We use SSL encryption software to protect your data. However, our Web sites include links to other sites, and when you choose to visit those sites, you should determine their guidelines and privacy policies as we are not responsible, and we affirmatively disclaim any responsibility, for their privacy policies. In addition, we may permit third parties to offer registration-based services through our site. We are not responsible, and we affirmatively disclaim responsibility, for the actions and policies of these third parties. We urge you to review the privacy policies of these parties when supplying personally identifiable information to them.
Remember the risks whenever you use the Internet
You should know that when you voluntarily disclose personal information to the public on smithmountainlake.com/roanoke.com Web sites and its affiliated sites (for example, in electronic forums, chat rooms and other public posting areas), that information can be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other people. While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot be responsible, and we affirmatively disclaim responsibility, for information that you choose to publicly disclose. Further, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information.
Our partners and other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through the smithmountainlake.com/roanoke.com sites have separate data and privacy practices that are independent of us, and we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions. We encourage you to contact those sites directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.
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You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless The Roanoke Times, its shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and expert witness fees, alleging or directly or indirectly resulting from your use of the web site or your breach of the terms or conditions contained herein. The Roanoke Times shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall have the option to defend such claim with its selected counsel or assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
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