Privacy Policy

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Who we are

The Cascadia Newspaper Company, located in Bellingham, Washington, owns the Cascadia Weekly. It is solely owned by David Syre.

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies: Google Analytics is installed on this site to track user interactions. Google Analytics uses cookies for this purpose. Here’s a bit of info from Google on how the Analytics platform uses cookies:

“Google Analytics mainly uses first-party cookies to report on visitor (aka. user) interactions on Google Analytics customers’ websites. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie.

In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics for any site a user visits. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.

Where a site or app uses Google Analytics for Apps or the Google Analytics for Firebase SDKs, Google Analytics collects an app-instance identifier — a randomly generated number that identifies a unique installation of an App. Whenever a user resets their Advertising Identifier (Advertising ID on Android, and ID for Advertisers on iOS), the app-instance identifier is also reset.

Where sites or apps have implemented Google Analytics with other Google Advertising products, like Google Ads, additional advertising identifiers may be collected. Users can opt-out of this feature and manage their settings for this cookie using the Ads Settings.

Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to give website owners a sense of which country, state, or city in the world their users come from (also known as “IP geolocation”). Google Analytics provides a method to mask IPs that are collected (detailed below) but note that website owners have access to their users’ IP addresses even if the website owners do not use Google Analytics.”

For more information, click here. In addition, please also read Google’s Privacy & Terms.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You may choose remove and/or reject cookies from within your browser settings. This may affect how this webpage functions for you.

Mailing list: You have the option of submitting your email address to join our mailing list. Any email address you submit via our form is stored for the purpose of keeping you informed about the Cascadia Newspaper Company.

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With whom we share your data

Cascadia Newspaper Company does not share your information with anyone except as necessary to conduct a particular transaction. Any information that you submit is used only for the purpose for which it was submitted.

This webpage is being hosted by Bellingham PR & Communications, which has its own privacy policy. You may read that here.

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How long we retain your data

Information submitted to us via the form on our webpage or via email may be retained for as long as needed to conduct the transactions for which you submitted the information.

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What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted information to us via the contact form or via email, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Many browsers allow users to send “do not track” signals to websites. However, according to https://allaboutdnt.com/, there is no consensus on how websites should interpret these signals. At present, this webpage does not make any changes in response to DNT signals.

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How we protect your data

This website is protected with secure sockets layer (ssl) encryption, and we use security tools to help in preventing unauthorized access to the website. Please keep in mind, however, that no method of online or electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure.

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Contact information

If you have any questions related to this privacy policy, please contact Patti Goethals Rowlson from Bellingham PR & Communications at patti@bellinghampr.com.

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