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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Franklin County Free Press (Neil Publishing, LLC)

Effective Date: 12/1/23

1. Introduction Welcome to Franklin County Free Press, a digital news platform owned and operated by Neil Publishing. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through our website, https://fcfreepresspa.com, and outlines our commitment to protecting your privacy.

2. Consent By using our website, you consent to the collection, use, and sharing of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, please refrain from using our site.

3. Information We Collect We gather two types of information:

  • Personal Information: This includes data like your name, email address, and phone number, which you provide when you contact us, register for an account, or otherwise interact with our site.
  • Non-Personal Information: We automatically collect certain information when you visit our website, such as your IP address, browser type, and browsing history.

4. How We Use Your Information Your information is used for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our website
  • To improve user experience
  • For analytics and market research
  • To communicate with you, including for marketing and promotional purposes
  • To detect and prevent fraud or other illegal activities

5. Log Files and Cookies

  • Log Files: These are used to log visitors when they visit websites. The information collected includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks.
  • Cookies: Our website uses cookies to enhance user experience. Cookies store information about visitors’ preferences and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited.

6. Third-Party Privacy Policies Our website may include links to third-party websites and utilize third-party services. These third parties have their own privacy policies, which we encourage you to review.

7. Children’s Privacy We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that our website has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately.

8. Your Privacy Rights

  • Access and Correction: You have the right to access and correct your personal information.
  • Deletion: You can request the deletion of your personal information.
  • Restriction and Objection: You have the right to object to our processing of your data or ask us to restrict processing.

9. Policy Updates We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.

10. Contacting Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy practices, we are here to help. Please note the following to ensure you reach us effectively:

  • Primary Contact Method: The best and most efficient way to reach us is via email. Please send your inquiries to info@fcfreepress.com, and we will endeavor to respond promptly.
  • Physical Address: Should you need to contact us or visit us in person, our office is located at Neil Publishing, 25 Penncraft Ave Suite 215C, Chambersburg PA 17201. However, please note that our office hours are by appointment only. We encourage you to reach out via email to schedule a meeting if necessary.

We are committed to addressing your concerns and questions in a timely and efficient manner, and we appreciate your understanding that email communication facilitates faster responses and more efficient handling of your inquiries.

11. Content Disclaimer

Presumption of Innocence in Crime Reporting: In our reporting, particularly in crime-related stories, Franklin County Free Press adheres to the principle that all persons mentioned in such stories are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Our content is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as a definitive claim of guilt or innocence.

Use of Artificial Intelligence: Franklin County Free Press Free Press employs Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies in the generation of some content posted on our website. This AI-generated content is designed to enhance and support our editorial process. However, it’s important to note that while AI can provide valuable insights and information, it may not always reflect the full context or complexities of a situation. We strive for accuracy and relevance in all our content, but we also encourage our readers to seek additional information and viewpoints.

12. Newsletter Subscription via Polls and Surveys

Enrollment in Our Newsletter: When you participate in polls or surveys on Franklin County Free Press , you may be asked to provide your email address. By doing so, you agree to the following:

  • Automatic Enrollment in Newsletter: Providing your email address in polls or surveys on our website will automatically enroll you in our newsletter. Our newsletter is designed to keep you informed about the latest news, updates, and offers from Franklin County Free Press.

Your Choice and Consent:

  • Opt-In Consent: By providing your email, you explicitly consent to receive our newsletter and acknowledge that you have opted into this subscription.
  • Unsubscription Option: We respect your choice to control your inbox. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of our emails or by contacting us directly at info@fcfreepress.com.

Use of Your Email:

  • Your email address will only be used for sending you our newsletter and, occasionally, for surveys or polls. We do not share or sell your email address to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.