Privacy Policy:

The Defuniak Herald ("The Defuniak Herald") operates and may operate other websites. It is The Defuniak Herald's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, The Defuniak Herald collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Defuniak Herald's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Defuniak Herald's visitors use its website. From time to time, The Defuniak Herald may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

The Defuniak Herald also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs/sites. The Defuniak Herald only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to The Defuniak Herald's websites choose to interact with The Defuniak Herald in ways that require The Defuniak Herald to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Defuniak Herald gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with The Defuniak Herald are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, The Defuniak Herald collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with The Defuniak Herald. The Defuniak Herald does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

The Defuniak Herald may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. The Defuniak Herald may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Defuniak Herald does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

The Defuniak Herald discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The Defuniak Herald's behalf or to provide services available at The Defuniak Herald's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The Defuniak Herald's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The Defuniak Herald will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The Defuniak Herald discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when The Defuniak Herald believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Defuniak Herald, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an The Defuniak Herald website and have supplied your email address, The Defuniak Herald may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with The Defuniak Herald and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Defuniak Herald takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Defuniak Herald uses cookies to help The Defuniak Herald identify and track visitors, their usage of The Defuniak Herald website, and their website access preferences. The Defuniak Herald visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using The Defuniak Herald's websites, with the drawback that certain features of The Defuniak Herald's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If The Defuniak Herald, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that The Defuniak Herald goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of The Defuniak Herald may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by The Defuniak Herald and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, The Defuniak Herald may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in The Defuniak Herald's sole discretion. The Defuniak Herald encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.