What Information We Collect and How It Is Used
- EMAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS We collect your email address if you choose to subscribe to one of our email newsletters or email news alerts. Other optional information that you enter when subscribing – such as your first and last names or city are simply so that we can deliver more personalized email newsletters. We DO NOT sell, rent or market your information to any other parties. We retain your information only as long as necessary to provide your service. When we send emails, it collects some data about which users open the emails and which links are clicked. We use this information to optimize our email newsletters and, as aggregate information, to explain what percentage of our users open and interact with our newsletters.
- DONATIONS When you donate to Voice of OC, the information you include is stored in our Kindful and Stripe donation systems. Only the last four digits of your card are viewable in our internal-only private systems. Other information that you provide us – such as your first and last name, address, email and phone number – are only stored in our internal system so that we can communicate with our donors. We DO NOT sell, rent or market your information to any other parties.
- ANALYTICS Our web traffic is automatically tracked by Google Analytics. This includes but is not limited to: your IP address, the name and location of your Internet Service Provider, the type and version of your web browser, the length of time you stay on our website, search queries, the pages you view, the website that sent you to our website and the average number of pages you viewed. We use this information so that we can understand how people use our website so that we can continue optimizing the site design and experience. We DO NOT sell, rent or market your personal information to any other parties. We may use aggregated information for marketing or information purposes – such as how many of our users come from Santa Ana or Irvine, or how many of our users are within a certain age range.
- COOKIES We maintain “cookies” when you visit our website so that in future visits we can more quickly load our website in your web browser. Cookies may also be used by the third-party advertising system, DoubleClick, to optimize ad displays per user. We do not have access to DoubleClick’s cookies or their contents.
Changing Your Personal Information
If you would like to update or delete the information they provided to us, they can do so by sending an email to Voice of OC at firstname.lastname@example.org.