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Stephens Media LLC cares about your privacy. This privacy policy sets forth the privacy policies of Stephens Media LLC.
We believe that protecting your personally identifiable information, while also offering you a quality experience with Stephens Media LLC., is among our most important tasks.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not rent, sell, or share your personal information with any third party. We may bring you selected offers from third parties, but all such offers shall be transmitted from Stephens Media LLC., and the third party shall not have access to your personal information. If you have given us your postal address, you may receive mailings with information on products and services from Stephens Media LLC. or third party vendors. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please email us, write us at the address below or visit us and remove your contact information. If you have given us your telephone number, we will not call you unless to follow up on an order you have placed.

Gathering Information
We gather information from users of our site in two ways.

First, our Web server recognizes automatically I.P. (Internet Protocol) addresses from users who access the site. Users can, without registering or providing any information, visit a pages or pages up to a specified limit, which we may change from time to time.

Second, we may require users to voluntarily register in order to access features of the site, become members, to request certain features, to request subscriptions or to make purchases, such as editorial or other archives. Users may also volunteer information when they participate in contest and sweepstakes, chat rooms and other interactive areas of our site. We use the information we collect to improve the content of our site, customize content, notify users and consumers about updates to our site and provide support for internal operations as well as contact users and consumers for marketing purposes.

We will disclose, when legally required to do so, information about users. We also disclose information to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website or when use may be harmful to Stephens Media LLC.. We may combine information from many users to determine usage patterns.

Story Comments
Some Stephens Media LLC properties require users to use a Facebook account to comment on news stories.  Facebook profiles may be publicly displayed.  Stephens Media LLC is not affiliated with Facebook and users are encouraged to review Facebook’s privacy policies at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. 

Registration
When you register with Stephens Media LLC., we will collect personal information about you. Only individuals may register for Stephens Media LLC. That information will include things such as your email address, first and last name, postal or physical address, birth date, gender, ZIP code, password prompts or security questions and portions of our site you may be interested in. We may require additional information or payment in the future from users to continue use of Stephens Media LLC. We do not currently collect or store any credit card information about users but may do so in the future.

Cookies
We may set cookies on your computers. Cookies are small computer files set on your computer that can store, and sometimes track, information about you. You can, of course, disable cookies on your browser, but you may be required to re-enter information onto our site. Stephens Media LLC. set cookies do not contain personally identifiable information.

Advertisements
In order to continue to bring you the site for free, we place advertising on our web pages. Some of these advertisements, if clicked upon, may contain cookies, collect information, such as your IP address and domain type. You should consult the privacy policies of any advertisers with respect to their information gathering practices.

We may display targeted advertisements to you based on information you have supplied to us. For instance, if you have expressed an interest in casino information, we may supply you with advertisements from selected casino marketing partners. They will not, however, receive your personal information unless you volunteer it to such advertisers.

Yahoo! is an ad network partner that displays ads on our Web Site. To improve your ad experience on our Web Site and elsewhere on the Internet, we may send non-personal information to Yahoo! based on your browser’s activities, such as type of pages viewed and categories of interests, so that the advertising you see is relevant to you. Yahoo! also may use information regarding its own users to select which ads to display. Click here to learn more about Yahoo!’s ad practices, including how to opt out of using anonymous information to select which ads to show you.

General
You can edit your account information at any time. From time to time, we may add new areas of interest to our preferences page. You can opt out of receiving any communications from us by updating your information. We may send you information relating to our service, such as announcements of outages or administrative messages, without allowing you to opt out of receiving them. You can delete your account at any time.

Security
We limit access to your personal information to those employees who we think need to have an access to it in order to provide you with a quality experience on our site.

Updating
We reserve the right to update this policy at any time, with or without notice.

Children’s Privacy
The Internet is an excellent learning environment for children. Stephens Media LLC. will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 should not send any information about themselves, including name, address, or email to Stephens Media LLC. Registrations from children under 13 will be rejected. If we should collect information from children under the age of 13, we will do so only with a verified parental consent before we collect such information. In the event that we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as soon as we can.

Archives
Stephens Media LLC. operates a paid archive system. Currently, archives are provided free of charge for seven (7) days. Thereafter, stories must be purchased from the archive site, which is operated by NewsBank. In purchasing materials from NewsBank, users must provide personal information to the NewsBank database. The information provided to NewsBank is used to complete a credit card transaction with NewsBank, not Stephens Media LLC. NewsBank requires full name, street address, email address, and credit card information.

Security Systems
While we attempt to provide you with a safe Internet experience, all security systems can be breached by persons engaged in willful or malicious criminal conduct. Therefore, we do not guarantee the security of our database, nor can we provide you with a guarantee that information you send over the Internet will not be intercepted enroute to Stephens Media LLC. Should our database be breached, we will comply with all applicable state and federal laws with respect to such computer intrusions.

When you register with us, you are agreeing that you have provided accurate and complete information on registration pages. You agree that you have provided us with your correct legal name and address. You also agree to accept responsibility for activities that occur using your account or password. Members of Stephens Media LLC. are responsible for maintaining password confidentiality. You should ensure that others do not use your computer to access the site in your name. We do not and cannot monitor materials transmitted by users or third parties into bulletin boards, chat rooms and the like. In such chat rooms, safe computing should be practiced, including not divulging personal information such as phone numbers or addresses that could be used to locate or identify you. In using chat rooms or bulletin boards on our site or posting comments on stories, users are prohibited from posting material that is fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading. Material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, offensive, profane, or false is also prohibited. Users should not post any material which violates copyright or trademark laws or infringes upon the intellectual property rights of another. Users are not allowed to post material which violates privacy rights of third parties or is in violation of any state, federal or local law. We reserve the right to remove any content posted on our site and to terminate any user’s access to Stephens Media LLC. at any time for any reason. By their use of Stephens Media sites, users agree to indemnify and hold Stephens Media harmless from any copyright, trademark, invasion of privacy, defamation or other legal claims, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, as a result of their activities on Stephens Media sites.

Promotions, Contests and Link Sites
Contests and promotions that appear on Stephens Media LLC. may be by companies other than Stephens Media LLC. or may be co-sponsored with Stephens Media LLC.. Data collected during contests may be made available to the sponsor. Sponsors may have their own privacy policies and users are urged to consult such privacy policies. Stephens Media LLC. is not responsible for actions of third parties. Some of our online contests are sponsored by third parties. If our contests are sponsored by third parties, we will let you know that and that your entry in the contest may be shared with that third party. If you do not wish to have personal information shared as a result of entering a contest, please do not enter the contest. If you use our Click-ability service to send someone an article, we will utilize your email address, as well as the recipient’s email address. Neither your email address nor the recipients email address or any other information contained in the Click-ability service is stored in our system after the message is transmitted.

Ownership
Stephens Media LLC. is the sole owner of all information collected on Stephens Media LLC websites. All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with Stephens Media LLC., is owned or licensed by Stephens Media LLC., a Nevada limited liability company. You may use such content solely for personal, non-commercial use. If you operate a Web site and wish to link to Stephens Media LLC., you may do so provided you agree to delete the link upon request from us. No other use is permitted without prior written permission. We reserve the right, however, as part of a sale of our business, to transfer any information collected at Stephens Media LLC. to an assignee or successor company. Customer information is generally considered a transferred business asset in the sale of a business.

Links to Third Party Sites
Our site may contain third party content or services from other websites and may be available to you from a link provided by Stephens Media LLC.. Any links or other websites not affiliated with Stephens Media LLC. are not subject to this privacy policy. You should review the terms of use in the privacy policy at any third party’s website to determine how that site protects your privacy. Stephens Media LLC. is not responsible for the content of third party websites or actions of any third parties.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here: (http://networkadvertising.org/consumer/opt_out.asp).

Contact us
We love to hear from our fans and our critics. If you have any questions about this privacy police, call or write us.

Postal contact:
Stephens Media LLC,
Attn: Customer Privacy,
P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125
E-mail contact: privacy@stephensmedia.com
Telephone contact: (702) 387-2918

Updated: May 17, 2012

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