Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers http://dispatchist.com website (the “service”) that is operated by Dispatchist (“us”, “we”, or “our”.)

You should review this Privacy Policy frequently, as it may change from time to time without notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy. WHEN YOU ACCESS OUR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, OR TO ANY CHANGES WE MAY SUBSEQUENTLY MAKE, IMMEDIATELY STOP ACCESSING OUR SERVICES.

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Our Services typically collect two kinds of information about you: (a) information that you provide that personally identifies you; and (b) information that does not personally identify you that we automatically collect when you visit our Services or that you provide us.

  • Mailing Lists & Service Emails – We may launch a mailing list, in order to provide subscribers with relevant information such as or weekly or daily round ups. In order to sign up to receive regular emails from a site’s mailing list, users must submit information their valid email address. Your personal and contact information will not be passed to any other organization. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list may receive regular emails from the site. We may from time to time track user email usage in a continued effort to improve our services. Most of the time, these communications will consist of content from the Dispatchist.com, but we may occasionally send out an email from a third party sponsor. Since editorial independence is critical to us, you can be sure that we will always mark sponsored content as such, including in emails. If you do not wish to receive emails from third party advertisers, please do not sign up for the mailing list.
  • Cookies – Dispatchist.com or third parties may use cookies, web beacons, HTML5 local storage,javascript, and other similar technologies to help us understand how you use the Services and help us provide the Services and advertising to you. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once the user closes the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following the user’s internet browser help file directions. We store a cookie on each user’s machine that contains user specific information. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you reject all cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings. However, not all Services require that you accept cookies.
  • Links – Dispatchist.com contains links to other sites. Some of these links may be affiliate marketing links encoded by third parties. Such third parties do not collect any personally identifiable information unless you visit the referenced site. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Dispatchist.com.
  • Comment Service – In order to further enhance the user experience, through a third party service, we allow users to comment on Dispatchist.com, enabling users to discuss and contribute to topics posted to those sites. Users have the option of signing up for this service. We do not receive or store passwords from the Third Party commenting service, now we provide them any information that you have provided us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of the commenting service. We encourage our users to read the privacy policy and terms of the third-party commenting service we use.
  • Embedded Content — You should also be aware that some content delivered through Dispatchist.com originates with another content provider. Such other content providers may place “cookies” on your computer, or otherwise gather information about you, including by asking you to provide information through the content player itself. Again, it is up to you to review the terms of use and privacy policy of the originators of such content.
  • Log Files – Like most standard Website servers, we use log files to log certain information about how you use Dispatchist.com. We do not, however, collect IP addresses or log IP address information.
  • In each case, we will collect and record the information you have provided. Other than email addresses provided at your discretion, we don’t collect any “Personally Identifying Information” about our users (such as social security number, telephone number, street address, drivers license number, etc.).
  • We do not respond to web browser “do not track” or other related mechanisms at this time.

 

2. LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, Dispatchist may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on Dispatchist or affiliates. If we’re going to turn over information related to you, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide you with advance notice, unless we are prohibited from doing so by law or court order.

3. INFORMATION SECURITY

Dispatchist has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use or disclosure of user information we maintain. Under our security practices and policies, access to personally identifiable information is authorized only for those who have a business need for such access, and sensitive records are to be retained only as long as necessary for business or legal needs and destroyed before disposal. Although we work hard to protect personal information that we collect and store, no program is one hundred percent secure and we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use or disclose personal information.

If you become aware of a security issue, please email us at editor[at]dispatchist[dot] com. We will work with you to address any problems.

4. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES

Whenever Dispatchist changes its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this Privacy Policy page, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any changes to this agreement.

5. CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us as at info[at]dispatchist[dot]com.

6. LAST UPDATE

This Privacy Policy was most recently updated May 1, 2015.