Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy:

The Choate News ("The Choate News") operates thechoatenews.choate.edu and may operate other websites. It is The Choate News' policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Choate News collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Choate News' purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Choate News' visitors use its website. From time to time, The Choate News may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Choate News also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on thechoatenews.choate.edu blogs/sites. The Choate News only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Choate News' websites choose to interact with The Choate News in ways that require The Choate News to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Choate News gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at thechoatenews.choate.edu to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Choate News are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Choate News collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with The Choate News. The Choate News does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Choate News may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Choate News may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Choate News does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Choate News discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Choate News' behalf or to provide services available at The Choate News' websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Choate News' websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Choate News will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Choate News discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Choate News believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Choate News, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Choate News website and have supplied your email address, The Choate News may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with The Choate News and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Choate News takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Choate News uses cookies to help The Choate News identify and track visitors, their usage of The Choate News website, and their website access preferences. The Choate News visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Choate News' websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Choate News' websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If The Choate News, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Choate News goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Choate News may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The Choate News and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Choate News may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Choate News' sole discretion. The Choate News encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a thechoatenews.choate.edu account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

The Choate News

Covid-19 Update

 

Last spring, as the threat from the coronavirus pandemic escalated, Choate Rosemary Hall closed its campus and transitioned to a system of distance learning. Although many students have returned to campus this fall for in-person classes, others remain scattered across the globe. The staff of The Choate News, no matter where each member finds themself, remains committed to the vital work of gathering and reporting the news of the community it loves. This website will be the primary outlet for our reporting. We hope you will find this work valuable—and, as always, we welcome your feedback.

 

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