Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Privacy Policy:

Last Updated: Updated February 15, 2011

The City Wire strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. We may use Personally Identifiable Information (your name, e-mail address, street address, telephone number) subject to the terms of this privacy policy. Please note this policy applies only to information collected by The City Wire online and does not impact information collected or used by The City Wire or its affiliates through other means.

How we gather information from users.

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. You can visit many pages on our site without providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide information, such as when you post comments, register for access to portions of our site, sign up for membership, request certain features (e.g., newsletters, news updates and other products), or make a review. You may also provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, voting and polling activities, message boards and chat rooms and other interactive areas of our site.

Like most Web sites, The City Wire also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use "cookie" technology. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or may control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting our site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but doing so may limit your ability to access certain portions of the site or may require you to re-enter your user name and password. Additionally we may not be able to customize the site's features according to your preferences.

What we do with the information we collect.

We will use your information only as permitted by law. Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) may be used in many ways. As one example, we may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive. Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners, but cannot be used to contact you individually.

We also collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. For example, we may use Personally Identifiable Information collected on The City Wire to communicate with you regarding our Terms of Service and privacy policy, products and services offered by The City Wire and other TCW Media affiliates and partners, administration of sweepstakes and contests, processing e-commerce transactions and other topics we think you might find of interest. We reserve the right to share this information with other TCW Media business units and affiliates, including for example our affiliated sites and entities in which TCW Media has an ownership, or those entities that have an ownership in TCW Media (collectively, "Affiliates"). This policy does not apply to any Affiliate's use of such information.

Personally Identifiable Information collected by The City Wire may also be used for other purposes including but not limited to site administration and troubleshooting. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service and our newsletter provider, for example) may access such information.

As we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary to give such information to law enforcement authorities. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

Your choice to opt out.

The quality news and information on The City Wire is supported by advertising revenue and a controlled program of e-mail marketing is an important element of our online publishing business. Like other Web publishers, we sometimes permit our advertising and promotional partners to e-mail you about services, features, products, special offers and unique content we believe might interest you.

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements.

The City Wire expects its partners, advertisers and third-party affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. However, third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a The City Wire page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through The City Wire you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, advertisements, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. The City Wire is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Through features available on our site, third parties may use cookies or other technology to gather information. The City Wire does not control the use of this technology or the resulting information and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

A cookie gets entered by your Web browser into the "Cookies" folder on your hard drive after you close your browser, and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. We use persistent and session cookies to analyze and enhance your experience on the Site, and use third party ad technology to serve ads. The data that is collected is the property of The City Wire, not the third party. We also allow third parties called ad networks or ad servers to serve ads to you on The City Wire. Cookies enable them to compile information about where you, or others who have used your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information makes it possible for the ad technology, ad servers and ad networks to deliver targeted advertisements to you on The City Wire. The City Wire does not have access to the cookies that may be placed on your computer by third-party ad technology, ad servers or ad networks. The City Wire maintains relationships with a number of third-party networks. Those parties that use cookies may offer you a way to opt out of ad targeting. You may find more information at the Web site of the individual ad network or the Network Advertising Initiative.

Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on our site, such as in message boards, chat areas or in advertising or notices you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of The City Wire and this policy.

Children.

The City Wire does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe The City Wire has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.

Contacting Us.

We can be reached by contacting:

TCW Media - The City Wire

5111 Rogers Ave.  Suite 600

Fort Smith, AR 72903

479-242-2800

admin@thecitywire.com

Changes to this policy.

The City Wire reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.

Governing law.

This policy and the use of this Site are governed by Arkansas law. Any claim related to the Site or this policy shall be brought in a federal or state court in Fort Smith, Arkansas, within one year after the claim arises. You agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. Users of The City Wire consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such court as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning this policy. The City Wire is controlled, operated and administered from the United States and other countries throughout the worlds. If you are located outside the United States, please note the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. You hereby consent to this transfer.

In the event case of any conflict between the terms of this policy and the terms of any electronic or machine readable privacy policy (for example, a P3P electronic privacy policy), the terms of this written policy shall control.

 

Terms of Use:

We invite you to submit your videos, photos, articles, and comments to certain areas of The City Wire.  We hope you'll enjoy participating and sharing your original content with The City Wire Community.

In order to keep The City Wire enjoyable and interesting for all of our readers and members, you must consent to the following terms, as amended from time to time with or without notice to you:

1)  You agree not to submit inappropriate content. Inappropriate content includes any content that:

  • infringes upon or violates the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property rights of any person or organization
  • is libelous or defamatory
  • is obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit
  • violates a person's right to privacy
  • violates any local, state, national, or international law
  • contains or advocates illegal or violent acts
  • degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability, or other classification
  • is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass
  • contains advertising or solicitation of any kind (except in appropriate sections)
  • misrepresents your identity or affiliation (including using false email addresses)
  • impersonates others

2)  you will not collect or harvest any information about other users;

3)  you will not provide, and you will not use The City Wire to provide in any manner junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising or commerce;

4)  you will not provide any content that may give rise to The City Wire being held civilly or criminally liable, or that may be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including -- but not limited to -- laws relating to copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets.

Submission of content on this web site

By providing any content to this web site:

1)  you agree to grant The City Wire a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology already known at the time of provision or developed subsequently;

2)  you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights to any content you post;

3)  you acknowledge and agree that The City Wire Admin will have the right (but not obligation), at The City Wire Admin's entire discretion, to refuse to publish, or to remove, or to block access to any content you provide, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.