Privacy Policy

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InsideTheGate.com believes its most valuable asset is its credibility in the communities we serve. Without the trust of our readers, InsideTheGate.com cannot perform its mission of providing news, analysis and opinion to further the public good.

InsideTheGate.com takes your privacy seriously. We do not sell any personal information to other companies. We do not share your personal information with anyone or any company without your express permission except in compliance with legal process, as detailed below.

Compliance with Legal Process

We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process (2) protect and defend our rights and property (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of InsideTheGate.com on the Web or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).

InsideTheGate.com acknowledges the journalists’ ethic of protecting confidential sources of information. However, in some situations, a court can order us to reveal sources. Thus, demands for promises of an absolute level of confidentiality cannot be guaranteed to be met in all cases.

In any event, we will do our utmost to protect the confidentiality of whistle blowers and other sources who provide legitimate information to us in the course of our ongoing role as a watchdog for the timeshare and vacation industries.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution does not belong to us it belongs to all people. It is, however, our job to defend the First Amendment on their behalf and to resist attempts to weaken it. We uphold the right to speak unpopular opinions as well as the privilege to agree with the majority. We provide a forum of clashing viewpoints which goes to the heart of Freedoms of Speech and Press.

Future possibilities: As we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or whenever we deem it appropriate or necessary to give such information to law enforcement authorities. Please note we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.

How we collect information: How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. You can visit many pages on our site without providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide information, such as when you request certain features (e.g., newsletters, news updates and other products). You may also provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, and other interactive areas of our site, or when you email us requesting information or providing news tips.

Our Web Site is not set up to automatically collect personally identifiable information from each visitor to our Web site. It does recognize the home server of visitors, but not e-mail addresses. For example, we can tell which Internet Service Provider our visitors use, but not the names, addresses or other information about our visitors that would allow us to identify the particular visitors to our Web site.

Server logs: Our Web server does log your IP address in standard server logs. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site. We do not use IP address logs to track your session or your behavior on our site.

Log files: Log files data is only used in aggregate to analyze usage of our web site.

Cookies: We may also store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. In the same manner as the use of Log Files, we do this to keep track of and analyze usage of our Web site that will assist us in improving the information we provide as well as improving the user experience. We keep no personally identifying information.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

Other Sites: This site contains links to other sites. InsideTheGate.com is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

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