Overview -- Privacy is very important to us. Our privacy practices are held to high
standards by outside organizations. As part of the normal operation of our services we
the information we collect about you and what may happen to that information. The privacy
practices of this statement apply to the http://www.cityofluling.net/ website and apply
generally to our subsidiaries or joint venture partners websites (collectively the
"Site"). All of our subsidiaries and joint venture partners operate under similar privacy
As described below, some of your personally identifiable information is disclosed to
third parties and used by us and third parties. By accepting the Terms of Service, you
expressly consent to our use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information.
Communications User Agreement.
A Special Note About Children.
Children are not eligible to use our services and we ask that minors (under the age of
18) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this
service only in conjunction with your parents or guardians.
Information We Collect.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth,
efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features
that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience
easier. Under some circumstances we may require some additional financial information,
such as, but not limited to: if you are registering using an email account at a free
email service. We use your financial information, including credit card information to
verify your name, address, and other information.
We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on our site. We use
this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and
behavior to better understand and serve you and our community. This information may
include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which
URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using,
and your IP address. This information is collected via our ISP and accessed through web
We use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain pages of our site. "Cookies"
are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing customized
services. We also offer certain features that are only available through the use of a
"cookie". Cookies can also help us provide information which is targeted to your
interests.Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted
from your hard drive at the end of a session. You are always free to decline our cookies
if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain
features on our site.
Additionally, you may encounter "cookies" or other similar devices on certain pages of
our site that are placed by third parties. For example, if you view a web page created by
a user, there may be a "cookie" placed within that web page. We do not control the use of
cookies by third parties.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or
third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we
may collect such information into a file specific to you.
Our Use of Your Information.
We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain
from your current and past activities on the Site, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot
problems and enforce our Terms of Service. At times, we may look across multiple users to
identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may examine your information
to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases.
You agree that we may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our
marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product
offerings, and customize our site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve our
site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
You agree that we may use your information to contact you and deliver information to you
that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as targeted banner
advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications relevant to
agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we
encourage you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications on the registration
page. You may make changes to your notification preferences at any time.
Our Disclosure of Your Information.
Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private
communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in
the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third
parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access
transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your information
that they collect from our Site. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices
to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your
personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private.
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information
about you to any third party. However, the following describes some of the ways that your
personally identifiable information may be disclosed.
Legal Requests. Hallettsville Communications cooperates with law enforcement inquiries,
as well as other third parties to enforce laws. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose
any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our
sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with any activity that
is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.
Other Information Collectors.
addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that
you disclose your information to other parties on our Site or other sites throughout the
Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you
disclose to them. To the extent that we use third party advertisers, they adhere to their
own privacy policies. Since Hallettsville Communications does not control the privacy
policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of that third party.
We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to