Privacy Policy


Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

The following User Agreement ("Agreement") and Privacy Policy governs the use of ("Website"), including without limitation participation in its bulletin boards, forums, personal ads, chats, and all other areas (except to the extent stated otherwise on a specific page) as provided by the Town News ("Service Provider," "we", or "our").

The Information We Collect

On some of our pages, you may have the option to create an account, make requests, register for contests, and/or submit content to our websites.

The personal information collected at these pages are used to identify you as a user of the site, to track your usage of interactive features, and to communicate with you regarding site news and updates. You can opt out of all newsletters, but you may still receive occasional notices regarding your specific usage of the site. We do not share this information with outside parties unless otherwise noted at the time of data entry.

By posting information to this website including messages, uploading text, graphics, photographs, images, video or audio files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication with or through the website, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, enhance transmit, distribute, publicly perform, display, or sublicense any such communication in any medium and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and to authorize others to do so.

UT Student Media uses non-identifying and aggregate information to better customize our websites for your use and to share general data about those who view our websites with our advertisers. We do not disclose anything that could be used to identify individuals.

UT Student Media partners with Google and OnCampus Advertising to serve some of the ads you see when you visit our websites.

UT Student Media also uses Google Analytics that allows us to analyze data on our users' demographics (age, gender) and interests (affinity categories, other categories). Specifically, we are able analyze the this type of data:


▪   Overview (overview of traffic by age and gender)

▪   Age (traffic by age ranges)

▪   Gender (traffic by gender)

▪   Interests

▪   Overview (overview of traffic by affinity and other categories)

▪   Affinity Categories (behavior by affinity categories)

▪   In-Market Categories (behavior by in-market categories)

▪   Other Categories (behavior by other interest categories)

This analysis enables us to track how our users engage over a date range, who our users are generally, and how their behavior varies by attribute (e.g., male vs. female). UT Student Media may use this type of analysis to refine our advertising and content strategies.

To Opt-Out

You may use Google Analytics' currently available opt-outs at any time.


Your Identity On This Site

We may at times require that you register and/or set up an account to use certain portions of the website, or the website as a whole. In order to do so, you may be provided, or required to choose, a password, User ID, and/or other registration information (collectively, "Registration Information"). You agree and represent that all Registration Information provided by you is accurate and up-to-date. You may not impersonate, imitate or pretend to be somebody else when registering and/or setting up an account on the Website. If any of your Registration Information changes, you must update it by using the appropriate update mechanism on the Website, if available.

You are solely responsible for all usage or activity on your account including, but not limited to, use of the account by any person who uses your Registration Information, with or without authorization, or who has access to any computer on which your account resides or is accessible.

If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your Registration Information or any credit, debit or charge card number stored on the website), you must promptly change the affected Registration Information by using the appropriate update mechanism on the website, if available.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Maintaining The Integrity of this Website

We reserve the right but undertake no duty, to review, edit, move or delete any material provided for display or placed on the Website or its bulletin boards, in its sole discretion, without notice.

Further, we reserve the right to terminate and/or suspend your ability to access the Website or any portion thereof, for any or no reason, without notice.

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