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What is the Brandon Sun's privacy policy?

The Brandon Sun recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about our customers. This includes subscribers to and users of our services, purchasers of our products, advertisers, including those who advertise in classified ads, and visitors to our website. We adhere to fair information practices and limit the collection, use and disclosure of personal information which is provided to us, to only that information which is necessary for our business purposes and to provide services to you.

The Brandon Sun collects personal information when we provide our services and our products to our customers and to fulfill administrative functions associated with these services, for example to permit billing, delivery of our newspapers and for marketing and other customer relationship purposes. On occasion, we contract with others to provide these services to you and where we engage agents or contract with others to provide those services, we require those agents to demonstrate a similar commitment to maintaining your privacy.

We do not collect, use or disclose personal information about our customers without the consent of our customers, except where disclosure is permitted or required by law.

Whenever possible, the Brandon Sun will limit the use of information for the purpose for which it was collected and where we have identified a new use for that information, we will advise you and where reasonable and necessary secure your consent.

The Brandon Sun will retain personal information about customers for as long as is necessary for our business purposes and to comply with any applicable laws governing the retention of records.

When the Brandon Sun no longer requires the information for our business purposes or to meet those legal requirements, we will either destroy it or render it anonymous.

Brandon Sun Website

The Brandon Sun is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of web sites to which it may link.

What information do you collect automatically on your site?

Within the editorial sections of The Brandon Sun site, our web servers record which pages you visit and also the IP address of all our visitors. This information is only used in aggregate form to determine such things as popular pages, routes to our site, etc. This information is used for internal review only and to improve the content of our web site. Note, as part of this process we do not recognise your email address. We also sometimes monitor your browser type, the size of your screen and whether you use cookies. We use this information to help us determine why some people but not others have problems with web sites.

What about cookies and how do you use them?

Portions of The Brandon Sun site use cookies in order to provide you with better service. One of the main reasons we use them is to ensure that you are not hassled by surveys more than once.

A cookie is a small piece of information which a web site stores via your web browser on your PC and which can later be retrieved. Cookies cannot be read by a web site other than the one that set it. None of our cookies will contain information that will enable anyone to contact you via telephone, e-mail, or any other means.

You can configure your browser to notify you when cookies are being placed on your computer. You can also turn them off and delete cookies if you do not want them.

What does The Brandon Sun do with the information it gathers/tracks?

The Brandon Sun may perform statistical analyses of user behavior in order to measure interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes) and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or "clicked" their advertising banners. In this statistical analyses and banner advertisement targeting, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information about you as an individual will not be provided to any third party without your consent.

Any other questions?

If you have questions about our privacy practices, please contact us at the Brandon Sun at 501 Rosser Ave, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 0K4 or (204) 571-7406 or e-mail us at jhood@brandonsun.com.

To view our Access to Information and Complaint Policy, please click here.

This Policy may be updated and changed periodically. As changes are made to our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page. You are encouraged to review this page regularly for any changes.

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