Privacy Policy

The information that Oahu Publications, Inc. collects about visitors while they are using the Service falls into two general categories:

1. Information You Provide to Us. Oahu Publications, Inc. may collect and store information, personal or otherwise, that you voluntarily supply either while on the Oahu Publications, Inc. website or in responding, via e-mail to a feature provided on the Oahu Publications, Inc. website. Some examples of this type of information include: demographic information that you electronically submit when you sign up for access to certain features on the Service, information (such as your name or e-mail address) that you electronically submit when you register for surveys, sweepstakes or contests on the Oahu Publications, Inc. website, information that you post on message boards on the Oahu Publications, Inc. website, and information contained in search requests or questions that you submit to the Oahu Publications, Inc. website. If you decline to supply or provide Oahu Publications, Inc. with certain information while using the Service, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the Service.

2. Information that is Automatically Collected. Oahu Publications, Inc. also collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you navigate through the Oahu Publications, Inc. website. For example, to enhance your experience on the Oahu Publications, Inc. website, Oahu Publications, Inc. uses a standard feature found in browser software called a “cookie.” Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Oahu Publications, Inc. site, cookies help us track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Oahu Publications, Inc. site where you have entered preference information before. Oahu Publications, Inc. also uses web beacons (also known as “single-pixel GIFs”) to access cookies and to count users who visit the Oahu Publications, Inc. site or open Oahu Publications, Inc.’s HTML-formatted email messages. Another example of information that Oahu Publications, Inc. automatically collects as you navigate the Oahu Publications, Inc. site is information about your computer’s connection to the Internet. This information allows us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our Web pages to you and to measure traffic on the Oahu Publications, Inc. site.
How is the Information Used?

Oahu Publications, Inc. uses the information it collects from you while you are using the Service in a variety of ways, including, using the information to customize features and advertising that appear on the Oahu Publications, Inc. website. In addition, we may also provide third parties with information about our visitors for a variety of reasons and purposes. For example, we may provide our advertisers with information about our visitors that will better target ads to specific types of visitors.

Therefore, Oahu Publications, Inc. reserves the right to use and to disclose to third parties all of the information that Oahu Publications, Inc. collects online about you and other visitors in any way and for any purpose, with one important exception. Oahu Publications, Inc. will not use the information that it collects online from you while you are using the Service, nor will Oahu Publications, Inc. authorize third parties to use such information to mail or e-mail promotional offers directly to you unless you have specifically informed Oahu Publications, Inc. that you would like to receive promotional offers from Oahu Publications, Inc. and from third parties. If you choose to receive these promotional offers, then your information may be used for direct mail or e-mail marketing. You may view or update your preference to receive these promotional offers by visiting Oahu Publications, Inc..

Please also keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online — for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas — that information can be seen, collected and used by others besides Oahu Publications, Inc.. Oahu Publications, Inc. cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of information that you disclose online.

The Oahu Publications, Inc. website includes links to other websites, and provides access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we do not control. When you access another website or purchase products or services or conduct other transactions through the Service, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting or the provider of such products or services.

We also make some content, products and services available through our Service through cooperative relationships with third party providers, where the brands of our provider partner appear prominently on Oahu Publications, Inc.. We may share with our provider partner any information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that are made available in cooperation with our provider partner. In some cases, the provider partner may collect information from you directly; in which cases the privacy policy of the provider partner may apply to the provider partner’s use of your information. The privacy policy of our provider partners may differ from ours. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of one of our provider partners, you should contact the provider directly for more information.

Be aware that Oahu Publications, Inc. may occasionally release information about visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our Terms of Service agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our site, the public, or Oahu Publications, Inc..

Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that Oahu Publications, Inc., some or all of our assets, or our site is acquired by another company, information on our visitors may be among the transferred assets.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services 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, http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Mobile Marketing General Terms

We may use this service to provide consumers which one can receive messages on their phone/wireless device, SMS service, or WAP services. If you subscribe to one of our SMS, WAP or mobile services, you thereby agree to receive services and messages at the address or number you provide for such purposes. Such messages may come from the newspaper or third parties. We may also obtain the date, time and content of your messages. We will use the information we obtain in connection with these services in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Your wireless carrier and other service providers may also collect data about your wireless device usage and their practices are governed by their own policies. By providing us your email address or by signing up for any SMS, WAP, or mobile service, you consent to receiving messages as described above. You understand that standard data rates and messaging charges may apply and one may opt-out of these messages by replying “STOP” or following the instructions provided in the message.

Children’s Privacy Statement for Oahu Publications, Inc.

This children’s privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information on your rights under federal law with respect to such information.

We do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen.

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.

We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information.

Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen, we do NOT condition the participation in online activities of a child under thirteen on providing personally identifiable information.

Questions on Privacy

If you have any questions about the privacy statement or the children’s privacy statement, the practices of Oahu Publications, Inc., or your dealings with Oahu Publications, Inc., you can contact:

Oahu Publications, Inc. User Services
500 Ala Moana Blvd
Suite 7-210
Honolulu HI 96813