As used in this policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Site, services, features and content (together, the “Service”) and to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the Site.
When you register to be included on our mailing list through the Site, we may ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, your email address. We use your Personal Information mainly to provide the Service and administer your inquiries.
We also collect the other information that you provide as part of the administration of the Site (e.g., pages viewed, surfing or viewing habits, search terms entered, and other aggregate data) (“Non-Identifying Information”).
We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide the Service and administer your inquiries.
Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, your email address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your viewing preferences). We may combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the Service and to analyze and understand how our Site and Service are used.
We also use your Personal Information to contact you with News Deeply newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications (See “Changing or Deleting Information,” below.).
Log Data. When you visit the Site, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type or the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Site, pages of our Site that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Site, access times and dates, and other statistics. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the Site and the Service and for the Site’s technical administration, to increase our Site’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors’ needs. We also use this information to verify that visitors to the Site meet the criteria required to process their requests. We do not treat Log Data as Personal Information or use it in association with other Personal Information, though we may aggregate, analyze and evaluate such information for the same purposes as stated above regarding other Non-Identifying Information.
Identity theft and the practice currently known as “phishing” are of great concern to News Deeply. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, an account ID, a login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website.
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information and we may otherwise disclose Non-Identifying Information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes. Any aggregated information shared in these contexts will not contain your Personal Information.
Service Providers and Plug-Ins. We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Site-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, forum and comment management, e-mail newsletter management, web analytics and improvement of the Site’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Site and Service are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information to perform these tasks on our behalf and in accordance with their own terms and privacy policies. In addition, some of our service providers have their own widgets and/or plug-ins on the Site that allow you to sign up or share information. Any Personal Information that you provide through any of the third-party widgets or plug-ins (e.g., providing email addresses to be notified of pre-launch updates on the Site, registering with a third party to post comments to discussion forums, sharing activity on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter), is submitted to the third party and is governed by such third-party privacy policies. See the Links to Other Sites section for more information.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. News Deeply cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of News Deeply or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
This Site is not directed to children under 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at at info at syriadeeply dot org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take reasonable steps to delete all such information from our files.
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You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any posts you make, and for any consequences thereof. Any Content you submit, post, or display may be viewed by other users of the Services and News Deeply’s licensees. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.
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The Services that News Deeply provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services that News Deeply provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. News Deeply may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.
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The Services may contain third-party Content. News Deeply neither licenses such Content, nor is News Deeply responsible for such third-party Content. All third-party Content is solely governed by the Terms of Service of any such third parties.
Except as permitted through the Services (or these Terms), you may not reproduce, modify or prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use the Content or Services. You may not copy or modify the HTML code used to generate web pages on the Services.
You agree that you will not submit any Content or link to material that is libelous, defamatory, false, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, in violation of the law, harmful to children, in violation of third party privacy rights, or that constitutes hate speech or a personal attack.
You agree that you will not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: (i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, News Deeply’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of News Deeply’s providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by News Deeply (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate written agreement with News Deeply; (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.
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Syria Deeply is an independent digital media project led by journalists and technologists, exploring a new model of storytelling around a global crisis. Our goal is to build a better user experience of the story by adding context to content, using the latest digital tools of the day. With time, our hope is to add greater clarity, deeper understanding, and more sustained engagement to the global conversation.
By mixing user generated content with the insight and oversight of seasoned journalists, we merge the power of citizen journalism with the standards of the professional press.
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