myLocal.net Privacy Statement


Jun 02 2010

myLocal.net is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of myLocal.net. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
This policy will let you know:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you
  2. What cookies are and how they are used
  3. How your information is used
  4. Who is collecting your information
  5. With whom your information may be shared
  6. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
  7. How you can access, update or delete your information
  8. The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
  9. How myLocal.net protects children´s privacy
  10. What else you should know about your online privacy
  11. Third Party Privacy Information

What personally identifiable information is collected from you

myLocal.net collects information in several ways from different parts of our web site.

We may ask you for personal information when you take advantage of some features on myLocal.net. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Every page within myLocal.net includes a link to this Privacy Policy.

What cookies are and how they are used

Generally, we use cookies for the following purpose:

  • To keep track of page navigation variables.

How your information is used

The primary goal of myLocal.net in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience and to assist your navigation throughout myLocal.net.

Who is collecting your information

When you are asked for personal information on myLocal.net, you are sharing that information with myLocal.net alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise.

With whom your information may be shared

As a general rule, myLocal.net will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements when they are present for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared.

myLocal.net may disclose information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Service of myLocal.net or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of myLocal.net, other users of myLocal.net, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. myLocal.net may disclose or access information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.

What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information

If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still use most of myLocal.net, but you will not be able to access areas or use features that require personal information.

You also have choices with respect to cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies you will be unable to

use those services of myLocal.net that require registration in order to participate. You can still use most of the features of myLocal.net even if you do not accept cookies.

myLocal.net does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.

How you can access, update or delete your information

Where necessary, we will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current.

The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information

Other than the administrator of myLocal.net or other authorized personnel of myLocal.net, you are the only person who has access to your personal information. Your user registration is password-protected to prevent unauthorized access.

We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. myLocal.net will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. As an extra security precaution, you may want to logoff once you have completed a session in myLocal.net. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, myLocal.net cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

How myLocal.net protects children's privacy

myLocal.net is a general audience web site. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online. myLocal.net does not share personal information about users under the age of 13 with third parties and we do not sell or rent personal information about any of our users, regardless of age. In addition, myLocal.net will not send any direct email offers to users who indicate they are under the age of 13.

What else you should know about your online privacy

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example in ads that you post or through email - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.

Third Party Privacy Information

  • Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on myLocal.net’s site.
  • Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to myLocal.net’s users based on your visiting myLocal.net and other sites on the Internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy