The publisher of YourArlington.com acknowledges that we live in an increasingly wired world in which the kind of privacy we may have long enjoyed is changing in far-reaching ways. In the light of such change, here is what the site strives to do with respect to privacy issues.
YourArlington's publisher believes the privacy of Web users should be protected, but the nature of the site means that participants give up a small degree of their private lives. YourArlington.com is based on user-generated content. To pursue that aim, it asks users of the site to register. When users do, information that they provide about themselves is retained on the site so that the publisher may communicate them and so that the users who agree to do so, communicate among themselves. YourArlington's publisher does not share personal information the site collects about users with outside parties, including news sources and advertisers. YourArlington does make periodic reports to the public about the number of registered users on the site.
Those who write for YourArlington are asked to use their real names as bylines. Pseudonyms are discouraged and require the publisher's approval.
Those who use the comment links below news stories -- which may be anyone using the site (not just registered users) -- are asked to use their real names. The publisher may remove postings by those who comment anonymously or with apparently false names. If you believe what you are writing, you should stand behind it with your real name.
Often, advertisers will employ a third-party service provider or serving the advertisements and for tracking the performance of an ad program. These companies may employ cookie and 1x1 pixel technology to measure and improve the effectiveness of ads for their client. These companies may collect and use anonymous information about your visits to our member websites and other websites. The information collected can include:
This information can also be used for online preference marketing (“profiling”) purposes.
YourArlington does not share, sell, rent or trade information with any party for promotional purposes.