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PRIVACY POLICY

Ponca City Publishing Company, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is intended to describe how your personal information is processed and used, and we will make every effort to ensure that our activities keep within the spirit of this Privacy Policy. Please note that by visiting and using poncacity.net, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

What Information is poncacity.net gathering about its visitors and how is it being used?

Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. yahoo.com) and an IP Address (e.g. 66.218.71.83). When a visitor requests a page from within the poncacity.net website, our Web Servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made to our Web Server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows:

The IP Address of the Site that may have Referred you.
Your IP Address
The Web Page that you may have linked to us from, if any.
The Product Identifier for Version and Make of Browser
(e.g. Internet Explorer 5.5)
The Operating System platform that you may be running
(e.g. Macintosh or Windows)
Search Words or Terms that are passed from a Search Engine (e.g. Google, Yahoo, or Lycos)

There is absolutely nothing special about the information just described, and the practice of collecting this data has been generally standardized by virtually every Web Server on the Internet today.

The purpose for this information is actually two-fold. One, poncacity.net has found it advantageous to examine visitor traffic in its aggregate, so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various Browsers and Operating Systems that visit our site. Two, as any business should attest, it is our desire to generate greater amounts of visitor traffic. By analyzing visitation patterns, referring URLs and Search Engine terms, we can strategically enhance our exposure on the Internet.

What about Cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser from our Web Server. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files that may have been created from other sites. The poncacity.net website utilizes cookies as a means of providing personalization features to our visitors. For example, we utilize cookies to remember settings (background music selections, wallpapers preferences, etc.) that you may have made at our website.

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Typically, by accessing the browser's help feature you can obtain information on how to prevent your browser from accepting all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our website and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What other information does poncacity.net  request?

We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting business when you have requested to have someone contact you for additional information. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. We maintain a strict "No Spam" policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party.

In addition, poncacity.net will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. If you are a member of our Subscriber List, you will be contacted with announcements, news, portfolio additions, and new products or services. You have the option of "Unsubscribing" from our Mailing List at any time, thereby disabling any further such e-mail communication from being sent to you. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of the poncacity.net staff, you will be required to provide specific information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within poncacity.net.

What information does poncacity.net collect when I purchase something?

If you purchase something, such as a Website Hosting, we need to obtain the appropriate information in order to complete the transaction. Depending upon the method of payment that you select and your location, the required information may vary. However, generally speaking we will need:

Your Name
Billing Address (for Credit Card Orders)
Shipping Address
E-Mail Address
Phone Number
Credit Card Number (for Credit Card Orders)
Expiration Date (for Credit Card Orders)

We use shopping cart features that safeguard this information by using industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encrypted servers. SSL encodes the information transferred between you and the server, rendering it unreadable to anyone trying to intercept the information.

Will poncacity.net disclose the information collected to Third Parties?

poncacity.net will only disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary to:

1. Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Ponca City Publishing Company, Inc (d.b.a. as poncacity.net).
2. Protect and defend the rights or property of poncacity.net, or visitors of poncacity.net.
3. Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties.
4. Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

poncacity.net uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. poncacity.net reserves the right to transfer information in connection with the sale of all or part of poncacity.net capital stock or assets to any third party. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information. poncacity.net also provides "links" to a wide variety of other web sites on the Internet. We are not responsible for their Privacy Policies or how those web sites manage information about their users. We strongly urge you to check with those web sites to determine their privacy policy.

Exceptions and Limitations:
Notwithstanding the foregoing and in compliance with applicable laws, poncacity.net (i) cooperates fully with state, local, and federal officials in any investigation relating to any content (including personal or private electronic communications transmitted to poncacity.net) or purported unlawful activities of any user of the Service, and (ii) takes reasonable measures to protect its proprietary rights. For the limited purposes of accomplishing such cooperation and measures and in compliance with applicable laws, poncacity.net may be required to disclose personally identifiable information. In addition, poncacity.net may elect to monitor the areas of communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate poncacity.net; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of poncacity.net or others.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of the information that we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Last Revised - March 1, 2004

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address
The Ponca City News
300 North 3rd.
Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601
Telephone
bullet Local: (580) 765-3311
bullet Toll Free: 1-866-765-3311
bullet Fax: (580) 762-6397
E-Mail Addresses
bullet General Information: info@poncacity.net
bullet Support: support@poncacity.net
bullet Webmaster: webmaster@poncacity.net

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