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Privacy Policy

Who We Are

We are Ambergris Today, an online newspaper bringing news of San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize.  Our online presence is https://www.ambergristoday.com.

What type of data we collect

Personal information: We collect different information of you depending on your use of our website.  When you comment, fill out a contact form or subscribe to our newsletter, you may need to place your name and email address. Our viewers are strictly anonymous and we don't offer registrations (signups) on our website.  Only our admins and editors are registered on our website. Our contact form submissions are configured to be deleted after 1 day and is not stored on our website.

Non-personal information: We also collect some non-personally identifiable data, such as demographic information regarding, e.g. user IP addresses, browser types and other anonymous statistical data regarding the use of our website for statistics and analytics. The privacy policy for our hosting provider: siteground.com is at https://www.siteground.com/privacy.htm. We also use Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager with anonymization function. The privacy policy for google analytics is at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Who has the access to your data

We don’t share your data with third-parties in a way as to reveal any of your personal information like email, name, etcetera (subject to laws and regulations). If you have been through the ways we collect data from, Only our administrators have access to your data. No third party can access to your data from us. However, you can review and delete your data whenever you want.

What purposes your data are used for

The purpose of taking these data is to deliver news updates, products/notices and other marketing materials. Visitors aren’t allowed to subscribe to newsletter/feed or make a comment anonymously. So, these information are used as means to identify you and allow you to make these actions on the site thereby.

How long Ambergris Today retains your information

Contact Form - submissions deleted after 1 day
Newsletter/RSS Feed by FeedBurner - for as long as you don’t unsubscribe yourself from our list
Google Analytics - 14 months retention period

What we don’t do with your personal data

We do not and will never share, disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personal data to third-parties for the marketing of their own products or services.

How we process these data

The collected data are processed in several ways. We use your personally identifiable information (name, email address, etc.) to identify you in order to contact, send newsletter, and marketing ads & support. The non-personal data may be used to improve our service.

What rights you have over your data

If you have commented on our site, you can request the removal of such comments.  This does not include data we are required to keep for security, administrative or legal purposes.
If you have subscribed to our newsletter/rss feed you can unsubscribe.

Third party links on our site

We may talk about third party products and services on our website. Third party sites have their own privacy policies. So, therefore, we have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Some of these third party sites are Social Media sites, Social Sharing plugin sites and analytics.

What our cookies do on your browser

Please check our Cookie Policy.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If in any case a breach of data such as loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, personal data transmission, storage or otherwise processed happens, we will notify you immediately after we become aware of.

How you can review, update, get a copy or delete your data

If you want to delete or get a copy of your data on our site, send a mail to [email protected].  We will do that with immediate effect.  This will only apply to comments.  Visitors are anonymous and we don't collect any personal information.  Our contact form will delete submitted data after 1 day.

What if we make changes to our Privacy Policy

We may bring necessary modifications to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any change made or any new point added to the Privacy Policy described above will be published here on this page. The major changes will also be informed through newsletter.

Last updated on May 29, 2018. Ambergris Today reserves the right to change or modify the above contents any time without any prior notice.