Like all commercial websites, Independent Minute needs to know who its audience is for advertising and administrative purposes. At the same time, we understand that our users value their privacy. This policy is designed to balance your right to be left alone with our desire for certain basic data about your computer system.
If you don’t register, the information we collect will be limited to your general Internet settings or “log file.” Log files typically include your operating system, your ISP and IP address, the type of browser you’re using, the resolution of your monitor, and the pages on our site that you clicked through while visiting.
Comments and E-mails
Independent Minute will not record your e-mail address unless (a) you register to post comments on our site, or (b) you send us e-mail.
If you send us e-mail, your e-mail address will usually be displayed at the top of your message. Independent Minute retains most of the messages it receives, so your address likely will remain on record in our e-mail archives. These archives are stored on servers owned and operated by third parties such as Google Inc.
Cookies & 3rd Party Advertisements
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website or open our emails. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information.
Notwithstanding any other provision, we partner with third parties that collect information across various channels, including offline and online, for purposes of delivering more relevant advertising to you or your business. Our partners may place or recognize a cookie on your computer, device, or directly in our emails/communications, and we may share personal information with them if you have submitted such information to us, such as your name, postal address, email address, or device ID.
Our partners may link the hashed or obfuscated personal information we share with them to the cookie stored on your browser or device, and they may collect information such as your IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms, including but not limited to, computers, mobile devices, and Smart TVs, over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes.
For example, our partners may deliver an ad to you in your web browser based on a purchase you made in a physical retail store, or they may send a personalized marketing email to you based on the fact that you visited a particular website. Your data may be transferred outside of the country from which it was originally collected.
To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance atwww.aboutads.info and Networking Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/choices/
Independent Minute generally will not disclose information we have collected from your log file except to our contractors and in the aggregate, as part of demographic analyses to help advertisers or other third parties better understand our audience (e.g., “30% of our users use Mozilla Firefox”). In addition, we may disclose information about your individual log file or, if you’ve registered to comment, your e-mail address in the following two extraordinary circumstances: (a) if we believe in good faith that we are required to do so by law, or to comply with a court order or judicial proceeding; or (b) if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to defend the legal rights and interests of Independent Minute, or its individual contributors; or (c) if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect the site’s infrastructure (for example, to investigate denial of service attacks.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you send us an e-mail message, Independent Minute will assume that you consent to your message – including your e-mail address – being reprinted in full on our website should we deem it worthy of publication. If you do not consent to your e-mail being made public, please say so in your message.
Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions, IDM reserves the right to collect, disclose, and publicize user data, IP addresses, e-mail addresses, and any and all other personal information about anyone who, in any format or by any medium, including comments left on independentminute.com, threatens himself or others. Independent Minute will not honor requests for privacy attached to such threatening communications. Independent Minute further reserves the right to share any such data and information related to threatening communications with any local, state, and federal law enforcement agency, either voluntarily or in response to an agency’s simple request.
Independent Minute reserves the right to transfer or assign the data collected from our users in the event of a merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the event of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, Independent Minute may not be able to control how our user data is disposed of.
Subscription to our Email List
After signing up to receive regular updates from BS and our family of sites by e-mail, depending on which website you subscribe to, users will begin to receive a brief synopsis of current news events, or other digital content, available across our network of news sites delivered on a daily or weekly basis. Additionally, users may receive other announcements from BS and our family of sites. We collect subscriber’s e-mail addresses in order to distribute our updates and announcements and do not otherwise share them with other companies or partners. BS and our family of sites respects your right to privacy of the personal information you provide us on our site. Unless you designate otherwise or we state otherwise in this policy or at the time information is collected, any personal information you provide will not be known to any other party except you and BS and our family of sites. This policy is intended to explain how your personal information is collected and how it will be treated.
Users can choose to unsubscribe from any of BS mailings and our family of site’s email lists at any time by following the unsubscribe procedures found at the bottom of each e-mail.
We will email you from with relevant news and updates. We may also send you really cool products and offers, but you can stop receiving information from us or any of our partner sites at any time by following very simple instructions that will be included at the top and bottom of any email you receive from us. Simply hit unsubscribe on any of our emails and you’ll be removed from all emails going forward.