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Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to thenewshook.com. This Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your information.

What information does thenewshook.com collect about you?

There are two types of data that we collect from you when you use our website:

  1. Personal information: We collect your email address if you choose to sign up for our newsletter. We collect your email, a password, and the stories you write if you choose to use our writing platform in the Writer's Toolkit
  2. Device-specific information: unique device identifiers, operating system, the type of device you use, and information about your browser. From your IP address, we determine information like your city and country.

Unless otherwise indicated, there is no statutory or contractual requirement for you to provide these data. If you do not provide these data, we might not be able to provide our services to you.

How does thenewshook.com collect this information from you?

  • We collect your email address using the signup form in our website's footer if you choose to sign up for our newsletter.
  • We collect your email address, password, and the stories you write if you sign up and use our writing platform in the Writer's Toolkit.
  • We collect your device-specific information using the third-party analytics tool Google Analytics.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are small text files that get stored in your browser when you use a website.

We use the following cookies on our site:

  1. Functionality cookies - We use cookies to make our site a more personalized and convenient experience for you
  2. Cookie policy cookie - This cookie is for showing our cookie policy the first time you visit our site
  3. 3rd party cookies:
    1. Google Analytics cookies - We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous demographic, device, and usage statistics from all our users
    2. Google AdSense Advertising cookies - We use Google ads on our site
    3. Original news source cookies (e.g., Fox News, CNN) - We aggregate and analyze articles from major news publishers
    4. AM Charts - We use AM Charts on our news analytics dashboard
    5. ShareThis cookie - We use ShareThis for social sharing
    6. Vimeo player cookie - We have an embedded Vimeo player on our site

How does thenewshook.com use the information it collects about you?

We use your data mindfully, and in useful ways, including:

  • To send you important information within the scope of our contract with you
  • To send you other information you request to the extent necessary to perform our contract with you
  • To send you special offers, promotions, newsletters, surveys, or other information that you have consented to receive, as long as you want them
  • To support our legitimate interest in gaining a better understanding of our website, so we can improve it and your experience
  • To correct errors on our site, as necessary to deliver a user-friendly experience

When will thenewshook.com disclose your personal data?

We reserve the right to disclose your data, as required by law, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against you if you are violating the Terms of Service for this site, or may be causing injury to, or interference (intentionally or unintentionally) with, our company's rights or property, other users of this site, or anyone else who could be harmed by your activities.

We may also disclose your data in the following circumstances:

  • When we have your consent to do so
  • To our service providers for the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy. We do not disclose your data to them for their own purposes.
  • When we are required to do so by law, such as to respond to a court order
  • When we have a good faith belief that the disclosure is necessary to prevent or respond to fraud or software piracy, defend ourselves against attacks, or protect the rights, property, and safety of thenewshook.com, our clients, our site visitors, and the public

How does thenewshook.com protect your data?

We use a combination of reasonable physical, administrative, and technological controls to protect your data from unauthorized access or malicious actions.

We limit the access employees, contractors, and agents of thenewshook.com have to your data to those who need to know this data to perform their assigned functions and develop or improve our services.

What are thenewshook.com's storage and data retention practices?

We store your data and content on our servers and the servers of our service providers. Because we and our service providers maintain servers in global locations, your data may be transferred across national borders and stored outside of the US.

We will retain your data for as long as necessary to provide you with the information you need, and as well to comply with our legal obligations.

Will this Privacy Policy change?

If and when the way we treat your data changes, we will make sure to let you know by updating this Privacy Policy. When we change it, we will make it clear at the top of our Privacy Policy, and we will tell you when we last updated it. If we have your email address, we will also send you a notice by email regarding the update.