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This Statement of Privacy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to county17.com and all digital services from Oil City News, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company (“OCN”), carrying the “County 17” name, and governs data collection and usage.  OCN 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 Oil City News, LLC include county17.com and OCN and the Site(s) and Service(s).

county17.com 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

OCN 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 OCN’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 OCN may have additional information collected about them outside of our Site(s) and Services.

OCN 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 OCN’s Communication Services, as that term is defined within the Terms of Use, this information may be collected and used by others.

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

Use of your Personal Information

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

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

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

OCN 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.  OCN 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 OCN, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

OCN may, through trusted partners with which OCN 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 OCN’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.

OCN 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 OCN or the Site(s); (b) protect and defend the rights or property of OCN; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of OCN, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by OCN.  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 OCN 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 OCN pages, or register with OCN Site(s) or Services, a cookie helps OCN 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 OCN website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the OCN 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 OCN services or websites you visit and OCN may deny you access to some pages, posts, sites, and/or services.

Security of your Personal Information

OCN secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  OCN 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

OCN 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 OCN Account from Third Party Websites

You may be able to connect your OCN account to third party accounts.  By connecting your OCN 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 OCN by removing their information from our applicable distribution lists or contacting us via our Contact Information below.

Changes to this Statement

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

Contact Information

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

Oil City News, LLC
P.O. Box 1874
Casper, Wyoming 82602
(307) 363-6906 – phone
tips@county17.com – email

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