Effective Date: July 1, 2011
Fronteras Desk uses an application provided by Facebook to enable comments on the website. Some personally identifiable information (such as your name, profile photo, occupation, employer, networks) may be displayed according to your personal privacy settings within Facebook. To make changes to these settings, visit Facebook’s privacy settings page.
“We only collect Personal Information via an AddThis Button when an End User provides it to us, and never use that information on the AddThis Platform for delivering targeted advertising. When you, an End User, send an email using an AddThis Button we use your email address, the email address of the person (or people) to whom you are sending the content and allow you the opportunity to write an accompanying message. We use this Personal Information only to send the email on your behalf and for no other purpose, and it is not merged or otherwise combined with any of the Non-Personally Identifiable Information that we collect. This Personal Information will be available to the people to whom you send or share content via the AddThis Button, so please be careful.”
Gathering of Information
Fronteras Desk does not collect and store data from your Facebook account, but may collect personally-identifying information (such as your name and email address) through a variety of other activities. Fronteras Desk asks visitors to provide some personal information when using certain features or services of the Fronteras Desk website: when they post, upload, transmit and/or otherwise submit ("Submit") a message, story idea, essay, photo, image, or other text, content or material ("User Materials"), and when they register for any online contests. Fronteras Desk also may ask visitors to provide personal information in other limited circumstances specified at the time the information is gathered. Any information that you Submit on or through the Service or other social networking features, as part of story or blog comments, or otherwise Submit to the Fronteras Desk website, may become public, including the full name and nickname that you provide when registering for certain activities.
Like all other Web servers, Fronteras Desk automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses the Fronteras Desk website. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do NOT record a visitor's name, address, email address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally-identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information: The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed our website.
- The date of the visit
- The time of the visit
- The path taken through our website
- The browser being used
- A list of files downloaded or viewed
- The amount of time spent listening to/viewing media files
- Any errors encountered
Cookies and Other Technologies
Fronteras Desk also uses “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the user's hard drive when the user visits a website. Only the website that set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record keeping device to store user IDs and information that the site already has. It cannot be used to read other information from the user's hard drive.
Fronteras Desk and the third party vendors that measure and analyze use of the Service for Fronteras Desk also may use web beacons, alone or in conjunction with cookies, to help compile information about usage of the Fronteras Desk website. A web beacon is an electronic image, also known as a single-pixel (1x1) or clear .gif., which can be used to recognize certain information on your computer, such as cookies, the time and date of a page viewed, and a description of where API Content is placed. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.
If you wish to prevent certain or all cookies or web beacons from being set to your hard drive you may disable them in your browser's preferences, although your browser might then be unable to accommodate certain functionalities on the Fronteras Desk website.
Use of Information
The use of personally-identifying information is limited to the following: managing and administering the Fronteras Desk website; responding to user messages; listing name and location (city, state and/or country) information provided by users when broadcasting or publishing User Materials; contest management; editorial purposes such as contacting users for an online survey; sending Fronteras Desk email newsletters and other communications, including marketing and promotional communications, from Fronteras Desk to users who have 'opted in' to the receipt of such communications; other internal Fronteras Desk purposes; and other purposes specified at the time the information is gathered. Fronteras Desk may contact users regarding their submissions in certain circumstances.
In addition, if you send User Materials to Fronteras Desk through our website, we may print the User Materials, or an excerpt from the User Materials, on the Fronteras Desk website, read them on air, or otherwise publish them in any other medium, together with your name and location (city, state and/or country) if you provide that information to us.
Excluding information provided by the user when participating in the Fronteras Desk Community or sending User Materials to Fronteras Desk, which may become public as discussed above, personally-identifying information collected by Fronteras Desk is not provided to outside parties except Fronteras Desk service vendors, and other third parties when the user specifically consents to such distribution. In these circumstances, the information is provided for the sole purpose of -- and only to the extent necessary for -- delivering the goods to the user, delivering communications from Fronteras Desk to users who have 'opted in' to the receipt of these communications, providing services for and on behalf of Fronteras Desk, or serving other internal Fronteras Desk purposes.
Fronteras Desk may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Fronteras Desk website, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of users of the Fronteras Desk website, the public or Fronteras Desk and its employees.
If you do not want your personally-identifying information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, please do not provide it (although if you do not provide it, you may not be able to use or participate in certain features of the Fronteras Desk website).
Fronteras Desk, with the assistance from time to time of its third party service vendors, uses non-identifying aggregate information to analyze use of and better design the Fronteras Desk website and to share with third parties in aggregate form only as appropriate. For example, we may tell a third party that a certain number of users accessed a particular audio stream on our website. However, we will not disclose any information that could be used to identify those users.
Fronteras Desk has in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Because most email is not encrypted, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.
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