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Privacy Policy

The following gudelines apply for information collected from visitors to the following News West Publications web sites:

News West Publishing, Inc. is committed to protecting your privacy. We believe you have a right to know what information we collect about you when you visit our web site and how that information is used and safeguarded.


We collect personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, etc.) and/or demographic data (zip code, gender, etc.) that you submit when you:

  • Register for our services
  • Complete a survey
  • Enter a contest, promotion, or sweepstakes
  • Order a subscription to our newspaper
  • Place a classified ad
  • Send us an e-mail
  • Submit reader opinions

We do not give or sell any personally identifiable information to advertisers or other outside parties. We may use this information to process and maintain your account, reply to your specific questions and requests, verify submitted editorial information (ie: wedding and birth announcemetns,) inform you of special offers from us and compile aggregate demographic statistics about our users.

News West Publishing, Inc. is not responsible for the policies or actions of third parties that may collect any information you disclose in the Opinions, Guest Book, Classifieds, Community Calendar or other public forums on this site.

Our partners and other internet sites and services that may be accessible through News West Publishing, Inc. have separate data and privacy practices. These sites include, but are not limited to, Town News and dotPhoto. Please contact those sites directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.


The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) stipulates that web site operators cannot knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13 without verifiable parental permission. While we offer information on our site that is appropriate for, available to and useful to children, we do not seek children's participation in services that require registration.

You must be 18 years or older to participate in the following services:

Register for our services

Complete a survey (unless otherwise noted)

Enter a contest, promotion, or sweepstakes

Order a subscription to our newspaper

Place a classified ad

Submit reader opinions


We use cookies (small text files transferred from our web site to your hard drive) to recognize repeat users, track content perferences and traffic patterns. Cookies do not damage files or give anyone access to your personally identifiable information. These simply provide us with information about how visitors are using News West Publishing, Inc. to help us improve and enhance the site. We may share aggregate site usage statistics and demographic information with third parties, but this information does not contain any personally identifiable information.

We do not use IP addresses to track user traffic patterns and content preference.


If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy policy, please email us at