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The Daily Herald Co. is committed to online privacy and respecting the rights of its Web site users. The following information discloses: the information gathering and dissemination practices for all Daily Herald Co. Web sites; copyright policy; and conditions of use.

By visiting any Daily Herald Co. Web site and using its services, you agree to be bound by the conditions and policies of the site. You represent you have read in entirety and agree to abide by the conditions on this page and recognize the privacy policies contained herein.

Copyright

Copyright ©1996-
The Daily Herald Co.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

All Web site pages, design, text, photographs, graphics, and the selection and arrangement thereof Copyright ©1996-2007, The Daily Herald Co., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

This service (including, but not limited to text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content) is protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States.

Except for content you have posted on HeraldNet, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of this service for your own personal use. You may make one machine readable copy and/or one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you may not distribute any part of HeraldNet over any network, including a local area network, nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.

Any use of materials on this Web site -- including reproduction for purposes other than that noted above, modification, distribution, or republication -- without the prior written permission of The Daily Herald Co. is strictly prohibited.

Limited license

Visitors to HeraldNet are granted a limited license to access the content contained within the HeraldNet site, but are excluded from framing of or deep linking to any pages, articles, photos, or other content on HeraldNet without prior permission. For information on how to request permission to link, please visit our link request page.

Associated Press

Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and noncommercial use. The AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

Trademarks

HERALD, THE HERALD, HERALDNET and ONE CALL CLASSIFIEDS are service marks of The Daily Herald Co. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

Privacy Policy

This site does not collect personally identifying information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. The occasions of this collection are limited to a visitor using a feedback form, the "E-mail This Story" feature, in submitting a URL for the Web Directory, submitting a classified ad, subscribing to various email lists, or subscribing to The Herald printed newspaper. Keyboard input from the user is necessary in all cases.

What we do with the information?

Specific information, such as names and e-mail addresses, provided by users in feedback forms and to e-mail news stories is used internally by The Daily Herald Co. and is never sold nor disclosed to a third party. Any information submitted and posted on the Web site is always at the user's request.

This Web site also collects some involuntary, nonidentifying information about its visitors. We record your IP address - a numeric identification assigned to your computer by your ISP (Internet Service Provider, such as, Earthlink, MSN, or AOL) - to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and to help us identify whether you are a unique or repeat user to the site. Your IP address does not personally identify you to us. Only your ISP contains information about you and a record of when the IP address was assigned to your computer.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files saved onto your computer's hard drive in a special location that is managed by the web browser. Browser security limitations prevent us from storing large amounts of information and the user is under complete control of the temporary cookie files at all times. Refer to your browser's help documentation for more information on how to manage the cookie files. We use the cookie information to remember who you are when you return and to store information that you may have temporarily saved while visiting the Web site. Cookies are useful when it comes to sites that offer some type of customization. Information is saved in the cookie file, so that when you return to the Web site, your customizations remain. We don't store any personally identifiable information in the cookie file -- only information that can be read by our computer system.

Cookies also help us track the number of repeat visitors to the Web site. A log file is generated each day recording the usage of the Web site, and if a specific cookie is present, noting a return visitor.

Third Party Advertising

We may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here. In the course of serving advertisements to you, a third-party advertiser may save their cookie files on your computer.

Feedback forms

Information collected from the feedback form is used either internally (if the user is submitting feedback about the site) or posted on the Web site (if the user is commenting on a news story on the site). We do not share any personal information with any third parties nor is it used for any other purpose.

E-mail This Story

A reader can choose to electronically forward a news story to someone else by clicking the link at the top or bottom of that story. Users must provide their e-mail address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and to let the recipient know who sent the story. The Daily Herald Co. does not sell or disclose e-mail addresses provided to the site to any third parties.

Children under 13

The Daily Herald Co. does not specifically offer any content or features aimed at children under 13. We respectfully ask kids under 13: Do not send any information about yourself to us - including your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification or parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible. Any parent who has concerns about their children's use of the Web site should contact the Daily Herald Co.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites, especially in the Web Directory, but also in news stories and throughout the site. The Web site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external Web sites, even those with whom The Daily Herald Co. has established special advertising relationships.

Special Relationships

The Daily Herald CO. has special relationships with other companies to provide specific content. Many of these sites automatically display the "Herald," "HeraldNet" or "Everett Herald" name at the top of the page. The Daily Herald Co. is not responsible for the privacy policies of these third-party affiliates which provide the content for such pages such as Introductions, Zap2it's movie and TV times, Washington State Department of Transportation's traffic cameras, HomeSearch, or Creators Syndicate's Crossword puzzles.

From time to time, certain links to information will appear near or within the classified ads. An example is a mortgage or car payment calculator. The Daily Herald Co. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Limitation of Liability

This service is available "as is." We do not warrant that this service will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the news, information or other materials available through this Web site. We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to this Web site. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in this service. Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, "Trojan horses," or other destructive materials to this service, we do not guarantee or warrant that the materials that may be downloaded from this service do not contain such destructive features.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Applicable law

By visiting this Web site, you agree to that the laws of Snohomish County and the state of Washington, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and this Privacy Policy and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and The Daily Herald Co. or its affiliates.

Under no circumstances are you permitted to copy and re-publish any content appearing on this Web site in any format, electronic or printed. For more information, please read our legal information.

How to link to an article

The Daily Herald Company, publisher of HeraldNet.com encourages you to freely link to articles and content published on this site. You do not need to ask permission to link to content.

If you include the headline as part of your link, you must also include the publish date and source information next to the link. You may also use the HeraldNet logo, a copy of which is available for download (by right clicking and saving) to your site below. See below for examples.

Examples of acceptable use link:

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact:
The Daily Herald Co.
PO Box 930
Everett, WA 98206
425-339-3433