Like most website operators, The State News collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The State News's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The State News's visitors use its website.
The State News also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The State News does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The State News's websites choose to interact with The State News in ways that require The State News to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The State News gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment to an email address. In each case, The State News collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with The State News. The State News does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The State News may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The State News may monitor the most popular articles or comments on the statenews.com.com site. The State News may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The State News does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The State News discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on The State News's behalf or to provide services available at The State News's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using The State News's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. The State News will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, The State News discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when The State News believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The State News, third parties or the public at large. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The State News takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Legal Actions & Disputes
By accessing this website, user agrees that jurisdiction and venue for any and all legal actions or disputes against The State News and any of its employees shall be governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Michigan. Any legal action must be commenced in the 54B District Court of Michigan in East Lansing, Michigan, the Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing,Michigan, or the U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan.