Privacy Policy

This Statement of Privacy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to and all digital services from OC Equity, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company (“OC”), carrying the “County 17” name, and governs data collection and usage.  OC web properties (Site(s) and Services, as those terms are defined within our Terms of Use) are offered to you and made available to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained in the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.  For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to OC Equity, LLC include and OC and the Site(s) and Service(s). is a news and information site where the people of Campbell County, Wyoming, and those with an interest in our area, can come together for news, information, and discussion.  By using this Site or our Services, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

OC may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

Name (first name, middle name or initial, last name)
Address(s) (physical and/or mailing address)
E-mail address(s)
Phone number(s)

If you purchase OC’s products and services through our Site(s) or Services, we collect billing and credit card information.  This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.  Advertisers and other clients of OC may have additional information collected about them outside of our Site(s) and Services.

OC may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as, but not limited to, your:

Access Information including Browser, Operating System, Service Provider, Platform, Screen Resolution, IP Address

We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through OC’s Communication Services, as that term is defined within the Terms of Use, this information may be collected and used by others.

OC encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from OC so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information.  OC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the OC website or for those of third parties whose platforms OC may use (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).

Use of your Personal Information

OC collects and uses your personal information to operate its Site(s) and Services and deliver the services you have requested.

OC may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from OC and its affiliates.  OC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

OC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties, though OC may share information with third parties with which OC is contracted for the delivery of its Site(s) and Services.

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

OC may keep track of the Site(s), pages, and Services our users visit and use within OC, in order to determine what OC services are the most popular.  This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within OC to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

OC may, through trusted partners with which OC has a contractual relationship, assemble additional demographic data, data on your interests, the sites and/or platforms where you spend your time, the sites and/or platforms that bring you to OC’s content, your age, socioeconomics, and related information.  This data may be aggregated across multiple trusted partners to better assemble a profile of who you are as a user.

OC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on OC or the Site(s); (b) protect and defend the rights or property of OC; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of OC, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by OC.  This information can include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, service provider, platform (desktop, mobile, phone, etc.), screen resolution, domain names, access times, referring website addresses, and other similar information.  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 Site(s) and Services.

Use of Cookies

The OC website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience.  A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time.  The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page.  For example, if you personalize OC pages, or register with OC Site(s) or Services, a cookie helps OC to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.  This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as preferences, email address, and so on.  When you return to the same OC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the OC features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the OC services or websites you visit and OC may deny you access to some pages, posts, sites, and/or services.

Security of your Personal Information

OC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  OC uses the following methods for this purpose:

SSL protocol
Use of highly rated service providers and third parties

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Children Under Thirteen

OC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13).  If you are under the age of thirteen (13), you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Disconnecting your OC Account from Third Party Websites

You may be able to connect your OC account to third party accounts.  By connecting your OC account to your third party account (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google), 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, including personally identifying information, to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.  You may disconnect your account from a third party account at any time via that provider’s platform.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information.  Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from OC by removing their information from our applicable distribution lists or contacting us via our Contact Information below.

Changes to this Statement

OC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback.  OC encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to be informed of how OC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

OC welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or if you believe that OC has not adhered to this Statement of Privacy:

OC Equity, LLC
P.O. Box 3168
Gillette, Wyoming 82717
(307) 686-5121 – phone – email

Last updated October 14, 2021
Change Log (included for convenience only – not to be interpreted as a detailed list of any and all changes/revisions):
10/14/2021: Needed name revisions.
12/7/2020: Formatting.

11/3/2020: Reformatted bullets/lists; expanded upon definitions of personally identifiable information; added additional information with regard to cookies; added for the aggregation of data across multiple trusted partners.
10/27/2017: Originally posted under current document form.