Kentucky Living and KentuckyLiving.com place a high value on the rights of our readers, and that extends to striking a balance between protecting your security and privacy, and your interest in using what is offered through the Internet. Our general approach to privacy on KentuckyLiving.com is:

  1. to avoid content that could offend any reader;
  2. to collect information on you only when it is willingly and knowingly submitted to us;
  3. not to share that information with anyone else unless you are specifically and clearly informed;
  4. to use any information only for its stated purpose;
  5. to keep private and secure any information you submit, especially financial or identity related information, using state-of-the-art security technology; and
  6. disclosing our privacy policy and accepting and considering comments on that policy.

Here is the kind of information KentuckyLiving.com collects:

  • Statistical information – we keep track of statistical information such as how many people visit this site, how long they spend on each page, etc. This information is not connected with you or your computer in any way—we only know that someone visited that page; we don’t know who that person was. We use this information to plan what kind of changes we make to the site, and share it with potential advertisers or sponsors to show them how many people they might reach with a message.
  • Information you supply – there are several forms on this site for you to participate in different programs or conduct business. These include subscriptions, sending in letters to the editor or other comments, asking questions of experts like our cooking columnist, submitting events, or entering contests. We keep this information on file only for the specific, stated use. For example, the only reason we would contact you for a letter to the editor would be to get an explanation of something the seems unclear. Information collected from a subscription form is used only for subscription recordkeeping such as sending out renewals or resolving billing questions.
  • Clubs and special groups – we may occasionally make offers for people to join a group and become a part of a “membership list” to receive special offers, newsletters, and be used in other ways that are clearly explained before you join. You can take yourself off the list any time.
  • Cookies that recognize who you are – cookies are pieces of information a Web site can send to be stored on your computer, They recognize you when you sign on the next time and can make it easier for you to get back to the parts of the Web site that you like best. Cookies can do things like show your name when you first sign onto a page, or list parts of a site you might be interested in. Most Internet browsers allow you to turn on an option that lets you refuse to accept a cookie.
  • Contests – we may occasionally run contests that ask you to submit information about yourself. You will always be provided with a clear explanation before you submit the information, on exactly how that information will be used.
  • Surveys – we may occasionally ask for survey information to help plan our site, our magazine, or to solicit advertising or sponsorships. In general this information will be anonymous—it will be just be presented as numbers of viewers per page, etc., with no name attached. You will always be provided with a clear explanation before you submit the information, on exactly how that information will be used.
  • Public forums -- Any chat rooms, message boards or news groups associated with this site are public areas. Any information that is divulged through these sources is outside of our direct control, so you should exercise caution in discussing any personal information in these areas.

 

Links to other Web sites

Many parts of KentuckyLiving.com contain links to other Web sites with information gathering and privacy policies of their own. We attempt to limit these links to sites that will be of strong interest to our visitors, but we have no control over those sites and their policies. You should consult the privacy policies of those sites separately.

 

Partnerships

We may, from time to time, partner with businesses such as travel agencies, gardening centers or other commercial partners. As part of this partnership, we may allow such companies to send messages such as newsletters and promotional offers to visitors who have clearly indicated a willingness to receive such information.

 

Legal requirements

KentuckyLiving.com may need to disclose certain information to comply with a legal requirement, such as a law, regulation, court order, subpoena, search warrant, in the course of a legal proceeding or in response to a law enforcement agency request.

 

Data security

To ensure the security of credit card and related information KentuckyLiving.com uses industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site.