Privacy Policy

The Vineyard Gazette respects the privacy of visitors to its site. The following statement discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for all mvgazette.com pages and multimedia content.

This site does not collect personally identifying information about individuals except when the information is specifically and knowingly provided to us. These instances are limited to a visitor using a feedback form, submitting a classified advertisement, filling out an online subscription form, registering for an email news service, or requesting information from the Gazette. Keyboard input from the user is necessary in all cases.

The Vineyard Gazette site automatically receives and records information from visitors' browsers including your IP address, date and time of visit, and the page you requested. Specific information, such as names and e-mail addresses, provided by users in feedback forms and to e-mail news stories is used internally by the Vineyard Gazette and is not sold or disclosed to any third parties.

Secure Connections

Certain pages within the Vineyard Gazette network of sites accept personal information and user input via HTML forms. Forms that transmit sensitive data, such as credit card information, are accessed through a separate secure site: https://secure.mvgazette.com. This secure site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts the data sent to and from our website through Secure HTTP (https). Users can tell when they are at a secure site by the presence of "https://" at the beginning of the site address. Also, most Web browsers will display a lock to indicate that the site is secure. Look for the small padlock icon in the black bar on the top of the page to know that your personal information will be safely transmitted to the Vineyard Gazette.

Cookies

Cookies help us improve your experience of mvgazette.com, and are required for our online subscription service. We allow other companies that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to mvgazette.com’s cookies.

Contact and Feedback Forms

Information collected from contact/feedback forms is used either internally (if the user is submitting feedback about the site) or posted on mvgazette.com (if the user is commenting on a news story on the site). Comments may be used for promotional purposes, but the name and e-mail address of the visitor is not disclosed without permission.

Posted Messages

The Vineyard Gazette may occasionally use messages posted on mvgazette.com or portions thereof in news stories or elsewhere in our publications. We reserve the right, but do not assume the responsibility, to restrict communication which we deem to be harmful to individual members, damaging to communities which make up mvgazette.com, or in violation of any communication law such as copyright, slander or libel.

Terms of Use

By continuing to use mvgazette.com, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

Limitation of Liabillity

The service of mvgazette.com is available "as is." We do not warrant that this service will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the news, information or other materials available through  mvgazette.com. We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to mvgazette.com. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in this service. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, or other destructive materials to this service, we do not guarantee or warrant that the materials that may be downloaded from this service do not contain such destructive features.

Advertisements and Sponsored Messages

The pages of mvgazette.com may contain advertisements or sponsored messages. We do not make any warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to mvgazette.com or any information or goods that are available on, or advertised or sold through, mvgazette.com.

Updates and Corrections

We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions appearing on mvgazette.com.

Questionable Content

If you encounter questionable content on mvgazette.com, please contact our publisher directly at 508-627-4311 or by email at publisher@mvgazette.com.

Children Under 13

Mvgazette.com does not specifically offer any content or features aimed at children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. Any parent who has concerns about their children's use of mvgazette.com should contact the publisher by calling 508-627-4311 or by email at publisher@mvgazette.com.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. Mvgazette.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external web sites, even those with whom mvgazette.com has established special relationships.

Copyright

This service (including, but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States.

Except for content you have posted on mvgazette.com, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of this service without the express written permission of the Vineyard Gazette. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of mvgazette.com over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.

In some cases you may use individual stories that appear on mvgazette.com as specifically designated by the functionality of the site (e.g., e-mail a story to a friend or purchase the rights to reproduce a story for other use). In such cases we communicate such rights to you directly in the applicable portion of the content.

To obtain permission to reuse or republish Vineyard Gazette copyrighted material in printed or electronic formats, please call 508-627-4311 or email us at editor@mvgazette.com.

Limited License

Visitors to mvgazette.com are granted a limited license to access the content contained within the mvgazette.com site, but are excluded from framing or deep linking to any pages, articles, photos, or other content on mvgazette.com.

Future Access

WE MAY, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, TERMINATE OR SUSPEND YOUR ACCESS TO ALL OR PART OF THIS SERVICE FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE USAGE RULES. We reserve the right to charge for such access in the future, to change our Usage Rules or to modify any features of mvgazette.com at any time.

Governing Law

The Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

BY CONTINUING TO USE MVGAZETTE.COM, YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MVGAZETTE.COM.