Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of LIN Digital LLC (“we,” “us,” or “our”), which owns and operates the website at LINDigital.com (the “Site”). Specifically, it outlines the types of information that we gather about you while you are using the Site and the ways in which we use this information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you may provide to us or that we may collect offline and/or through other means (for example, at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of our Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, you must discontinue your use of the Site.

We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time. We will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on the Site and update the Effective Date of the policy to reflect the date of the changes. You should periodically review this page to ensure that you understand the terms of the Privacy Policy currently in effect. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.

How We Collect and Use Information

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, information that can be used to identify you, including without limitation your name, phone number, mailing address, and email address, is referred to as “Personal Information.” We may collect and store Personal Information or other information that you voluntarily supply to us online while using the Site. For example, we may collect and store your Personal Information or other information when you contact us using forms available through the Site, post information in publicly-accessible areas of the Site, or enter a contest available through the Site. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your Personal Information available for viewing by third parties on the Site — for example on message boards, web logs, through email, or in chat areas — that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any third-party use of such information.

We also collect and store information that is generated automatically as you navigate online through the Site. For example, we may collect information about your computer’s connection to the Internet, which allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Site. We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie” to enhance your experience with the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before. The Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also known as “transparent GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open HTML-formatted email messages.

We use the information we collect from and about you (including without limitation your Personal Information) while you are using the Site in a variety of ways, including using the information to customize features and advertising that appear on the Site. We also may provide any information in our possession (including without limitation your Personal Information) to third parties, such as service providers, contractors, and advertisers, for a variety of purposes. We reserve the right to use, and to disclose to third parties, all of the information collected from and about you while you are using the Site (including without limitation your Personal Information) in any way and for any purpose, including without limitation, to enable us or a third party to provide you with information about products and services.

We reserve the right to release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of the Site or the public or when we otherwise believe, in our sole discretion, that release is appropriate.

Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event that we sell some or all of our assets, or our Site is acquired by another company, information about our users may be among the transferred assets. In the event of such a transfer, we cannot guarantee that this Privacy Policy will continue to govern your information.

Third-Party Collection and Use of Your Information

Some of our third-party advertisers and ad servers that place and present advertising on the Site also may collect information from you via cookies, web beacons or similar technologies. These third-party advertisers and ad servers may use the information they collect to help present their advertisements, to help measure and research the advertisements’ effectiveness, or for other purposes. The use and collection of your information by these third-party advertisers and ad servers is governed by the relevant third-party’s privacy policy and is not covered by our Privacy Policy. If you have any concerns about a third party’s use of cookies or web beacons or use of your information, you should visit that party’s web site and review its privacy policy.

Third-Party Links

The Site also includes links to other web sites and provides access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we do not control. The appearance of any third-party links on the Site does not indicate any endorsement or sponsorship by us of the goods or services available on those third-party sites or the owners or operators of such sites. When you access another web site or purchase third-party products or services through the Site, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting or the provider of such products or services. You should read the privacy policy governing any third-party site that you visit.

Children’s Privacy

The Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen through the Site. If we become aware that we have received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen through the Site, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen through the Site.

How To Make Changes to Your Information

If you wish to view, modify, or delete Personal Information that you have submitted to us, please contact us at privacypolicy@mediageneral.com.

Information Retention

Unless you contact us to request the deletion of your Personal Information, we will retain such information for as long as it is necessary to fulfill a legitimate business purpose or as required by law.

Security

We employ certain physical, administrative, and technical measures in an attempt to protect your Personal Information. Although we do attempt to keep your Personal Information secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information. Your communications with us are subject to all of the risks associated with the Internet, including without limitation unauthorized access and use.

Questions Regarding Privacy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices, or your dealings with us, you can contact us at privacypolicy@mediageneral.com.

Effective Date: April 28, 2015