Privacy & Use Policy
Whenever you visit or interact with or website, Near West End News, certain information about your computer and network is made available and sometimes stored. Our webserver stores the visitors’ IP address, browser type, which page was requested, search terms that may have led to the site, the referring site if a link was followed, and possibly other information that we don’t know about. Nothing in this information is used to identify a specific visitor, although an IP address can sometimes be traced to a specific user.
When you post a comment the site or submit information through the contact form, your IP address and web browser version can be recorded and associated with that post or submission.
Because of this, we sometimes know more about a visitor than they make public. We value the privacy of our visitors. We guarantee that no information that is submitted by a visitor will be made public unless the visitor explicitly makes this information available his or herself, or unless we are for some reason legally compelled to do so. We will not divulge or act upon this information publicly in any way. If you choose to post anonymously or pseudonymously, we will respect your choice.
Anonymous comments are ok and useful, if not abused. They work best, in the context of this site, if you limit yourself to as few pseudonyms as necessary. There are anonymous folks that post quite frequently, but as a reader I have a sense of what they are all about because they regularly use the same pseudonym. As a follow-up to that, posting bunches of comments under multiple names in the same discussion is confusing. Please do not abuse the ability to post anonymously.
Very spiteful comments, if posted completely anonymously and lacking other merit, might be deleted. By “completely anonymously” I mean using a fake name AND providing a fake email address.
Attempting to pretend to be someone else is a no-no.
The first time that you post a comment from a given name/email/ip address combination, it will flagged for approval. Ditto if you include links in your comment. This is to weed out the automated spam comments that keep trying to slip through.
The original written content of articles on this site are released under the CC Attribution 2.5 License. You may use the content if attribution is given. The rights to comments are held by the poster. All rights to any photographs or images are retained by the creator of the work.
The content provided on this site is presented as a courtesy to be used only for informational purposes and is not represented to be error free. Near West End News (or NWEN, including but not limited to any individuals or organizations associated with the operation of this site) makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this site or its content, such representations and warranties being expressly disclaimed. NWEN does not warrant that the functions provided by this Web site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects in its operations will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Moreover, NWEN does not warrant that the content of the material contained in its Web site is accurate, complete, or current.
In no event will NWEN or any of its representatives be liable for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, whether direct, indirect, special, general, consequential, alleged lost profits, or otherwise, by the use of or reliance on the information or ideas contained, suggested, or referenced in this site.
If you have any questions about our Privacy & Use and Copyright policies, or about our Disclaimer, please contact us.