Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

About the Site

Our website address is: https://kvt.news.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Privacy Policy

By using and continuing to use the website KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Protecting your private information is our priority.

This Statement of Privacy applies to KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to KootenaiValleyTimes.com includes KVT.News and KVT Internet Radio. KootenaiValleyTimes.com and KVT.News websites are a news and information site(s). By using the website(s), you consent to the data practices described within this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our website, KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News may collect personally identifiable information such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Employer
  • Job Title

If you purchase KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News/KVT Radio’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us; however, we may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the website;
these may include
i) registering for an account on our site,
ii) entering a sweepstakes, contest, or drawing sponsored by us or one of our partners,
iii) signing up for special offers from selected third parties,
iv) sending us an email message,
v) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our website: to wit, we my use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services or products you have requested from us. We may also gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

KootenaiValleyTimes.com collects and uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from KootenaiValleyTimes.com or its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering which may be of interest to you. In such cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail address, name, address, contact phone number) are not transferred to the third party. KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you an email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for a delivery. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
i) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with the legal process served on KootenaiValleyTimes.com or the website,
ii) protect and defend the rights or property of KootenaiValleyTimes.com or the website,
iii) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of KootenaiValleyTimes.com, or the public.

Tracking user Behavior

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News uses “cookies” on our websites. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. When you link to another site, you are no longer on KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News and this Privacy Policy will not apply; you are subject to the privacy policy and terms of the other site that you visit.

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News, in order to determine what KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News to customers whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News website.

Links

This website contains links to other websites or social media sites. Please be aware we are not responsible for the content, privacy practices, or endorse any other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website to read the privacy statements of any other website or site that collects personally identifiable information.

 

Security of your personal Information

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News uses the following methods for this purpose: SSL Protocol
When the personal information (such as credit card information) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the (SSL) Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or other wireless network can be guaranteed to one hundred percent secure. As a result, we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that:
i) there are security and privacy limitation inherent to the internet which are beyond our control, and
ii) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this website cannot be guaranteed. We use and trust PayPal and Stripe as a responsible and authorized payment system.

Children Under the Age of Thirteen

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, advertising, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications vie email from KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT Internet Radio, you may opt out of such communications by replying STOP or to UNSUBSCRIBE via: advertise@KVT.News.

Legal Notices

Any trademarks that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by KootenaiValleyTimes.com. KootenaiValleyTimes.com respects the rights of all copyright holders, and therefore, it reserves the right to terminate users and account holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

Identification of the copyright work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;

A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Changes to this Statement

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will not notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the website(s) and or services available through this website after such modifications will constitute your i) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy, and ii) agreement to abide by and be bound by the Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News welcomes your questions regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News has not adhered to this statement, please contact KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News at:

Kootenai Valley Times
P.O. Box 1625
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805

Email: Advertise@kvt.news
or call 208.329.6565.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 28, 2020

 

 

TERMS OF USE

Agreement between the User and KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News and its affiliates (the “Site”) comprised of various web pages operated by KootenaiValleyTimes.com and KVT.News and KVT Radio hereinafter referenced (“KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News”). KootenaiValleyTimes.com/ KVT.News is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the “Terms”). Your use of kootenaivalleytimes.com/KVT.News and KVT Radio constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully and keep a copy of them for your reference. KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News are news and information websites.

Electronic Communications

Visiting kootenaivalleytimes.com, KVT.news, and KVT Internet Radio, or sending emails to KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT.News constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications which we provide to you electronically, via email and on the website, satisfy any legal requirement such communications be in writing.

Children Under the Age of Thirteen

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/ KVT.News does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of 13, you may use kootenaivalleytimes.com/KVT.News only with express permission of a parent or guardian.

Links to Third Party Sites or Third Party Services

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News may contain links to other websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT.News, and Kootenai Valley Times is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation to any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News are providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News of the site or any association with its operators or affiliates.

Certain services made available via KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT.News domains, you hereby acknowledge and consent that KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News may share such information and data with any third party with whom KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News users and customers.

No Unlawful or Prohibits Use/Intellectual Property

You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to access and use KootenaiValleyTimes.com and KVT.News strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News that you will not use the Site(s) for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site(s) in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, impair, influence the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site(s). You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site(s). You also agree to the Privacy Policy, incorporated in its entirety, by reference to the same.

All content included as part of the Service such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the express property of Kootenai Valley Times and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in or transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content in whole or in part, found on the Site. KootenaiValleyTimes.com and KVT.News content is not for resale. Your use of the Site(s) does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Kootenai Valley Times and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT.News or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

Third Party Accounts

You will be able to connect to third party accounts via KootenaiValleyTimes.com and KVT.News. By connecting to your third party account via KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT.News, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you shared in this manner, do not use the feature.

International Users

The Service is controlled, operated, and administered by KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the United States of America, you are responsible for compliance within all local laws. You agree that you will not use the KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT.News Content accessed via and through KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT.News in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless KootenaiValleyTimes.com, KVT.News, KVT Radio, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and third parties for and from any losses, costs, liabilities, expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees and costs) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. KootenaiValleyTimes.com and KVT.News and KVT Radio reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with KootenaiValleyTimes.com and KVT.News in asserting any available defenses.

Arbitration

In the event parties are not able to resolve any dispute between them arising out of or concerning the Terms and Conditions, or any provisions thereof, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise at law or in equity for damages or any other relief, then such dispute shall be resolved only by final and binding arbitration pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act, conducted by a single neutral arbitrator and administrated by the American Arbitration Association or similar arbitration service selected by Kootenai Valley Times and its officers, in Boundary County, Idaho, retaining jurisdiction in the United States, State of Idaho, County of Boundary. The arbitrator’s award shall be final, and judgement may be entered upon it in the District Court of Boundary County, State of Idaho. In the event that any legal or equitable action, proceeding, or arbitration arises out of or concerns these Terms and Conditions, Kootenai Valley Times shall be entitled to recover its costs and reasonable attorney fees. The parties agree to arbitrate all disputes and claims in regards to these Terms and Conditions or any disputes arising as a result of these Terms and Conditions. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. The entire dispute, including the scope and enforceability of this arbitration provision shall be determined by the Arbitrator. This arbitration provision shall survive the termination of these Terms and Conditions.

Class Action Waiver

Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective/actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IF EACH’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both party and Kootenai Valley Times agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. KOOTENAIVALLEYTIMES.COM/KVT.NEWS/KVT RADIO AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES TO THE SITE AT ANY TIME.

KOOTENAIVALLEYTIMES.COM/KVT.NEWS/KVT RADIO AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND/OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE OR FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. KOOTENAIVALLEYTIMES.COM/KVT.NEWS/KVT RADIO AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL KOOTENAIVALLEYTIMES.COM/KVT.NEWS/KVT RADIO AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHEWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF KOOTENAIVALLEYTIMES.COM OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE(S).

 

Termination/Access Restriction

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Idaho and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Boundary County District Court in the State of Idaho in all disputes (after arbitration) arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation, to this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News as a result of this agreement or the use of the Site. KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News’s right to comply with governmental, court, or law enforcement requests or requirements relating to the use of the website or information provided to or gathered by KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News with respect to the website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between the user and KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News with respect to the website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.

Changes to Terms

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/ KVT.News reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms and Conditions under which KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News is offered. The most current version of the Terms and Conditions will supersede all previous versions. KootenaiValleyTimes.com/ KVT.News encourages you to periodically review the Terms and Conditions in order to stay informed of any updates.

Contact Us

KootenaiValleyTimes.com/KVT.News welcomes your questions regarding the Terms and Conditions:

P.O. Box 1625,
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805;
Emailadvertise@kvt.news;
Phone: 208.329.6565

Effective as of May 28, 2019

 

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