How The NewsTalkers Operates
The NewsTalkers allows Third Party Application Developers to develop Third Party Applications for use on the the site. Users who join The NewsTalkers are “Members”. The NewsTalkers collects information under the direction of its users, and has no direct relationship with the individuals whose personal data it processes.
In order to become a member of The NewsTalkers, members must register for an account. When you register for account, The NewsTalkers collects certain Personal Information, including your name, email address, and a password that you create. The NewsTalkers and Third Party Application Developers might use the platform to collect, use, and retain all information, including Personal Information, that is disclosed and uploaded by Members in connection of The NewsTalkers. "Data” means all data collected from a Member and includes registration information (including the Internet protocol (IP) address used by a Member at the time of registration), profile data, answers to profile questions, all Content and other information contributed by Members, and statistical information and analytics relating to usage and interactions within the Network. When a User signs up to become a member, he or she is providing Personal Information to The NewsTalkers and such The NewsTalkers has access to all Personal Information. In addition, The NewsTalkers will have the ability to reset Member passwords in the event that a Member loses or can’t remember it. The NewsTalkers and Third Party Application Developers might also collect additional types of Personal Information.
Passive Data Collection
Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 LSOs.
When the NewsTalkers Discloses Personal Information
We may disclose Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may disclose Personal Information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to prevent violation of The NewsTalkes Terms of Service, or our other agreements; take precautions against liability; protect the rights, property, or safety of The NewsTalkers, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.
Change of Ownership
In the event of a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of your Personal Information, including email addresses, to that entity. We will use reasonable efforts to notify registered users of such a transfer (by a posting on our home page or elsewhere on the Ning Platform, or by email to a Member’s email address that was provided to us, as chosen by us in our discretion).
We use industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of Personal Information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to maintain the security of such Personal Information, we cannot guarantee that it will remain free from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration. Further, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information. We do not assume any liability to third parties whose information you include in your address book, contact list or any similar items, or which you post or transmit in any Content on The NewsTalkers. To help maintain the security of your account credentials, please keep your password secure. If we learn of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using The NewsTalkers or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of The NewsTalkers. If a security systems breach occurs, we may post a notice on our site, or elsewhere on the platform and may send email to you at the email address you have provided to us.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides Personal Information through The NewsTalkers represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that Personal Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on platform, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become a Member, please contact The NewsTalkers at thenewstalkers [dot] com to have that child’s account terminated and information deleted. The following are some resources that may help parents and legal guardians in monitoring and limiting your children’s access to certain types of material on the Internet. While we do not endorse these products, we provide information about them as a public service to our community.
- The Family Online Safety Institute
- OnGuard Online, maintained by the Federal Trade Commission
- The Child Safety Network
- Cyber Sitter
- Common Sense Media
- Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
- Cyber Angels
- Cyber Bullying US
You may, at any time, update, correct, or delete certain categories of Personal Information that you have provided to us by signing in to your account and updating the Personal Information. Additionally, you may update, correct, or delete certain categories of Personal Information within your profiles here. Members may also, at any time, elect to leave The NewsTalkers and delete their content on by following the directions here. A Member may also request the deletion of any additional account information held by The NewsTalkers relating to such Member by contacting us at thenewstalkers [dot] com, or at the address set forth below in the “Contacting Us” Section. Please note that certain categories of content that you may have posted, such as groups that you have created or discussions that you have started, will not be automatically deleted as part of this process. This is because other Members may still be using those groups and/or discussions and any changes may make them non-functional. If you wish to request deletion of these remaining content categories (such as groups & discussions), please specially contact the Group Creator. Additionally, any User may end its use of The NewsTalkers at any time and for no reason. Additionally, even if you update or remove Personal Information that you have provided to us, your Personal Information may be retained in our backup files and archives for a reasonable period of time for legal purposes. We will retain your Personal Information and the personal information we process on behalf of a Network Creator for as long as your account status is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Email Communications and Unsollcited Communication
We may send you administrative messages, and updates regarding your account, The NewsTalkers Platform, and our services, by email. You may indicate your preferences regarding certain administrative email messages by following the adjusting your personal settings. Additionally, you can choose to opt-out of receiving messages from The NewsTalkers by adjusting your personal preferences. The NewsTalkers Terms of Service prohibit Users from engaging in any activity involving the sending of email in violation of applicable law, including CAN-SPAM and other laws regulating unsolicited commercial email. Violations of these policies may result in immediate termination of service and legal action against any senders or initiators of such messages.
Third Pary Services
The NewsTalkers may contain links to websites and services provided by third parties. Any Personal Information you provide on third party sites or services is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s policies governing privacy and security.