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Privacy Policy

Thank you for choosing houstonlocalnews.net. Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information when you use our website.

By accessing or using houstonlocalnews.net, you agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not use this website.

1. Information We Collect

a.ย Personal Information: We may collect personal information, such as your name, email address, and other contact information, when you voluntarily provide it to us (e.g., subscribing to our newsletter).

b.ย Automatically Collected Information: We may automatically collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns, such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system.

2. Use of Information

a. We use the collected information to improve our website, tailor content to your preferences, and enhance your user experience.

b. We may use your email address to send you newsletters, updates, promotions, or respond to inquiries or requests.

c. We may analyze user behavior and engagement to optimize the performance and relevance of our content and services.

3. Disclosure of Information

a. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information to outside parties.

b. We may share non-personally identifiable information with third-party service providers to assist us in analyzing usage patterns and improving our website.

c. We may disclose information when required by law or to protect our rights, property, or safety, or the rights, property, or safety of others.

4. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

a. We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your browsing experience and for analytical purposes.

b. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings. If you disable cookies, some features of our website may be limited.

5. Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these third-party websites. Please review the privacy policies of those websites for more information.

6. Data Security

We implement reasonable security measures to protect your personal information. However, please note that noย method of transmission over the internetย is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security.

7. CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)

Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:

Request that aย businessย that collects a consumerโ€™s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.

Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.

Request that a business that sells a consumerโ€™s personal data, not sell the consumerโ€™s personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like toย exerciseย any of these rights, please contact us.

8. GDPR Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access โ€“ You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification โ€“ You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure โ€“ You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing โ€“ You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing โ€“ You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability โ€“ You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

9. Childrenโ€™s Privacy

Our website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or store personal information from children under 13.

10. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to update or modify thisย Privacy Policyย at any time without notice. Changes will be effective upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on this page. Your continued use of the website after changes have been made signifies your acceptance of the revised policy.

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us atย admin@houstonlocalnews.net.