Privacy Policy

Haitian-Caribbean News Network ("HCNN" or "we") wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information collected through hcnn.ht (the "Site"). By using the Site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

COLLECTION

We will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us. The Site is for a general audience, is not targeted to children, and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

When you access and interact with the Site, we may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Site, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information.

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit: The internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com" if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address, a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website; The type of browser and operating system used to access our site; the date and time you access our site; the pages you visit; if you linked to this website from another website, the address of that other website.

Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Site, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen.

Third parties that support the Site by providing services, such as tracking aggregate Site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. HCNN does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information. Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html. Please note that by locking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the Site.

If You Send Us Personal Information

If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail to us, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get the information you have requested. We do not collect personal information for any other purposes. Moreover, we do not create individual profiles with the information you provide or give this information to any private organizations. Nor do we collect information for commercial marketing. We would share your e-mail with another federal government agency only if your inquiry related to that agency or if we were required to do so by law. In addition, we would release documents, including e-mails, if required to do so by a congressional or judicial subpoena.

USE AND DISCLOSURE

Browsing Details

We use the information we collect from and about you to provide the Site and features to you, including: to measure and improve those Site and features; to improve your experience with the Site by providing content you may find relevant and interesting; to provide you with support and to respond to inquiries. When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties.

User-Submitted Materials

Haitian-Caribbean News Network Websites may allow users to post, upload, transmit, or otherwise submit comments, messages, photos, images, story ideas, or other content or materials (collectively "User-Submitted Materials). You acknowledge that User-Submitted Materials may be routed through our servers, the servers of one or more third parties on our behalf, and the Internet. You acknowledge that Haitian-Caribbean News Network Websites are for public and not private communications.

You may only submit materials to Haitian-Caribbean News Network Websites for which you have the copyright or other necessary rights and permission to distribute electronically. You may not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of third parties, including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, privacy, personal, publicity, moral or proprietary rights. You agree and represent that you own or have all necessary rights and permissions to use, distribute, and authorize HCNN to use and distribute any materials you submit.

You retain any copyright or other ownership rights you possess in any User-Submitted Materials that you submit on or through Haitian-Caribbean News Network Websites. However, by submitting any User-Submitted Materials on or through Haitian-Caribbean News Network Websites, you hereby grant HCNN a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid up, worldwide, transferable license to use, copy, sublicense, modify, transmit, publicly perform, display, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt your User-Submitted Materials in any and all media formats or channels, whether now known or hereafter devised.

Sensitive Information

We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Site or otherwise.

To Contact You

HCNN may periodically send materials and notifications related to the Site. If you want to stop receiving materials and notifications, you can contact us as provided on the Contacts page or by following the unsubscribe instructions that may appear in such communications. There are certain service notification communications that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the Site or policies.

Rules Specific to Posting Comments

HCNN will make every effort to review and remove inappropriate comments which do not meet the guidelines below. HCNN encourages thoughtful discussion and will not censor comments based on ideology or political points of view. We will not edit any comments. All comments must follow these rules:

  • Stay on topic.
  • No obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, hate language, or other bad behavior.
  • No personal attacks.
  • No inflammatory language or calls for violence.
  • No advocating or providing instruction on how to conduct any illegal activity
  • No advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes,"
  • or any other form of solicitation
  • Simple text permitted only, no html or other code.

SECURITY

HCNN uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.

DISCLAIMERS

Disclaimer of Endorsements

HCNN may link to external sites that help us perform our mission or illustrate news reports. Links to external servers do not imply any official HCNN endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein, nor do such links guarantee the validity of the information provided. Links to commercial sites are in no way an endorsement of any vendor's products or services. Links will be provided to external servers that are managed in a professional manner (i.e., it is fully operational, is available most of the time, does not serve inaccurate information or obscene graphics, etc.). This server will not link to external servers if such a link would appear to provide an official endorsement of fundraising efforts or lobbying for a political agenda.

Disclaimer of Warranty & Limitation of Liability

You expressly agree that use of Haitian-Caribbean News Network websites is at your sole risk. Haitian-Caribbean News Network websites and any content, materials, user-submitted materials, or features available on or through Haitian-Caribbean News Network websites are available on an "as is" and "as available" basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express of implied.

HCNN does not warrant that Haitian-Caribbean News Network websites will be uninterrupted or error-free.

HCNN makes no warranties as to the results that may be obtained from use of Haitian-Caribbean News Network websites or any information available on or through Haitian-Caribbean News Network websites. In particular, no health reporting, nor any other content, contained or available on Haitian-Caribbean News Network websites is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a medical professional. Neither HCNN nor their respective employees, agents, third party content providers or licensors are liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third-parties who access Haitian-Caribbean News Network websites. The risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless HCNN and their respective governors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of Haitian-Caribbean News Network Websites.

CORRECTIONS

Haitian-Caribbean News Network Websites handle errors in the following way: If the error is a simple typo that doesn't change facts or understanding of the story, we consider it a minor change and simply correct it without further mention. If the error is substantive or one of fact, we change it, add an asterisk *, then a note at the bottom saying when it was corrected and what was wrong originally. On a breaking news story, we may overwrite the text of an article several times as the story develops. Due to the urgency of the news and time constraints, we will not mention the exact changes in each version - we expect understanding that it is a story that is still developing.

CONTACTING US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: Email: feedback@hcnn.ht