Privacy Policy

 

ADVOCATE DIGITAL SERVICES PRIVACY POLICY

For each visitor to the Web site, the Advocate Digital Services servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the domain name (for example, www.victoriaadvocate.com) of visitors. This information is used for internal review, to tailor information to individual visitors and for Web site traffic audits. We also provide this information (as well as information from third-party market researchers) about our users on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our advertisers.

Advocate Digital Services may place a “cookie” on the browser of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifying information. A cookie may be used to tell when your computer has contacted the Web site. Advocate Digital Services uses the information for editorial purposes and for other purposes such as delivery of features and advertisements, so Advocate Digital Services can customize delivery of information to you without compromising privacy. For example, cookies may be used to ensure that you will not see the same banner advertisement too often in a single session.

Through your use of the Web site, Advocate Digital Services may collect information about you that identifies you or your household. Normally, you would provide such information when specifically asked for it by Advocate Digital Services. Any information in Advocate Digital Service’s possession solely as a result of your use of the Web site and that is associated with you or your household is considered “Personal Information.” It consists of both information supplied by you (e.g. name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and information collected about how you use the Web site (e.g. the fact that you have bought merchandise through the Web site). It does not include aggregate information (e.g. the total number of household users older than 18 years, the zip code in which a user lives) or information that you have made public on the Web site or that is otherwise publicly available.

Advocate Digital Services uses personal information only for purposes necessary to provide the Web site and other products and services to you. These purposes are as follows:

  • to process requests or orders placed with advertisers or merchants
  • to perform such normal business operations as billing, collecting and accounting
  • to personalize and publicize the Web site based on your interests, including making you aware of editorial features, advertisements and commercial items
  • to investigate complaints and to protect the Web site and Advocate Digital Services, its readers and employees as provided by law or in case of emergency, as determined by legal counsel for Advocate Digital Services except as necessary to process your requests or orders placed with advertisers or merchants featured on the Web site

Advocate Digital Services does not rent, sell, barter or give away any lists containing personal information for use by any outside company. Advocate Digital Services also respects the privacy of data on your personal computer and does not access, read, upload or store data contained in or derived from your private files without your authorization.

LINKS

The Advocate Digital Services site may contain links to other sites. Advocate Digital Services is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites, including any sites that may indicate a special relationship or partnership with Advocate Digital Services (such as co-branded pages or “powered by” or “in cooperation with” relationships). Advocate Digital Services does not disclose personally identifiable information or unique identifiers to those responsible for the linked sites. The linked sites, however, may collect personal information from you that is not subject to Advocate Digital Service’s control. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policy of the sites you may visit by linking from the Advocate Digital Services site.

GENERAL

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and Advocate Digital Services with respect to use of the Web site, superseding all prior or contemporaneous communications and/or proposals. Advocate Digital Services reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions immediately by posting the changed terms and conditions in this location. By continuing to use the Web site, you are agreeing to all changes made by Advocate Digital Services. A printed version of these terms and conditions shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to use f the Web site to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

The Web site is controlled and operated by Advocate Digital Services from its principal office in Victoria, Texas, USA. Advocate Digital Services makes no representation that materials on the Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The Web site is not intended to subject Advocate Digital Services to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than the State of Texas and the United States of America.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of Advocate Digital Services, or your dealings with Advocate Digital Services, you may contact us at:

Advocate Digital Services

Attn: Technical Services
311 E. Constitution St.
Victoria, Texas 77901

Phone: 361-575-1451
Fax: 361-574-1225

e-mail: info@advocatedigitalservices.com