Local First Media Group Privacy and Data Collection Policy
Last Updated: September 3, 2023
This Privacy and Data Collection Policy (“Policy”) applies to all websites, applications, and services (collectively, “Services”) offered by Local First Media Group and its affiliated companies (collectively, “LFMG”, “we”, “our”, or “us”). This Policy describes how LFMG collects, uses, shares, and secures personal information. It also describes your choices regarding our use of your personal information.
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
2.1 INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
Account details: e.g., name, email address, password.
User content: e.g., photos, videos, articles, comments, and other content you upload.
2.2 INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
Device and usage information: e.g., IP address, browser type, operating system, device information, and pages you’ve visited.
Cookies and tracking technologies: e.g., web beacons, pixels.
2.3 INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES
Social networks: if you access our Services through social networks.
Other third-party sources: available information from third-party sources, such as business partners and public databases.
3. USE OF INFORMATION
We use the information we collect to:
4. SHARING OF INFORMATION
5. SWEEPSTAKES AND GIVEAWAYS
When you enter a contest, you may be asked to provide your name, address, e-mail address, company name, and phone number. This information is used to verify your identity, notify you that your entry has been received, and contact you if you are a winner and/or prize recipient.
As part of your entry in our contests, we may choose to provide you with the option of receiving information about our services and publications or other advertisements or information. If you consent to receive this information, we will collect the Personal Information you provided as part of your contest entry for this purpose. You can change, withdraw, or withhold your consent at any time.
6. POSTING USER GENERATED CONTENT
You may also choose to participate in the different interactive features we offer. We collect this information for the purpose of facilitating your participation in our interactive features.
7. REGISTER FOR AN EVENT
When you register for one of our events, we may ask you to provide your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number. We also may ask you additional information such as age to facilitate registration.
In exchange for sponsoring our content, we may provide our third party partners for the event, including advertising partners, with the Personal Information you provide when you choose to register for an event.
8. OTHER INFORMATION
When you purchase something from any of our Sites as part of the buying process we collect the Personal Information you give us such as your name, address and email address. We use this information to process and provide you with the items you purchased.
We collect this information for the purpose of fulfilling your order, including updating you on your order status. Additionally, if you choose to receive future communications from us regarding our products and offers, we will use the Personal Information you provide through the order process for such purposes.
9. SOCIAL MEDIA
Our Sites may include social media “widgets,” small icons that allow you to access our content posted on social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn).
If you are logged into your account on these social media platforms, your access to our social media pages and our Sites will be linked to your account.
When you interact with us or the Services through a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from our Services), we may collect the Personal Information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts. If you choose to log in to your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities.
If you contact us via social media, you authorize us to share information with your social media account provider, and you understand that the use of the information we share will be governed by the social media site’s privacy Notice. Your interactions with our business pages on these social media platforms is governed by the privacy practices of these platforms.
10. TEXT MESSAGES AND PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
By providing us with your telephone number, you are authorizing us, our service providers and our and their affiliated companies to deliver or cause to be delivered SMS text messages, texts, push notifications and voice message notifications, including promotional messages, using an automatic telephone dialing system. You are not required to receive such messages as a condition of purchasing any property, goods or services. Registered users may choose not to receive text messages from us by not providing us their cell phone number. You can also cancel the SMS service at any time by replying “STOP” via text. Please note that standard message rates and data charges from your cellular service provider apply to sending and/or receiving text messages. You are solely responsible for such message rates and data charges.
11. LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
We may disclose information about you if required to do so by law or on the good-faith believe that such sharing is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or our Services; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Services, or our users; or (c) act to protect the personal safety of our employees and agents, other users of the Services, or members of the public.
12. SALE OF BUSINESS
If we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company or a financing, investment, support or funding, sharing or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be among the assets shared or transferred. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Notice.
13. COOKIES AND TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
We take measures to protect personal information against unauthorized access, theft, and loss. While we strive to protect your information, no security measures are 100% effective.
15. ADVERTISING AND MARKETING AND WEBSITE ANALYTICS
You can learn more about ad serving companies and the options available to limit their collection and use of your information by visiting the Services for the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, and the European Interactive Advertising Digital Alliance European (EDAA). Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings and by resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device. For more information about how to change these settings go to:
The DAA’s AppChoices App provides options regarding the collection of cross-app data for your device.
Additional resources or tools may exist that streamline the process of submitting opt-out requests–for example, TRUSTe’s Ad Preference Manager. We do not review or warrant the representations made by these tools and cannot guarantee their effectiveness.
To opt out of Google Analytics Advertising Features, visit Google’s Ad Settings page. Site users can also access the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser Add-on.
Please note that opting-out of advertising networks services does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our Services or on other Services, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these programs. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms. If you delete your cookies, you may also delete your opt-out preferences. If you use multiple browsers or devices, you may need to execute this opt out on each browser or device.
16. International Transfers
Personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities. By using our Services, you consent to the transfer of your information outside of your country.
17. Your Rights
18. Third-Party Services
Our Services may include third-party links. Their privacy practices may differ from ours. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies.
19. Changes to This Policy
LFMG may modify this Policy at any time. If we make material changes, we will notify you. Your continued use of our Services after the effective date of such changes indicates your acceptance.
20. Contact Us
For any questions, concerns, or disputes regarding our Policy, contact us at:
Local First Media Group
Address: 3161 Channel Dr, Suite #2, Juneau, AK 99801