Privacy / User Policies

Our Commitment

NH.com and its owner, Ogden Newspapers of New Hampshire LLC, (collectively, "NH.com"), recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about you, our customers and prospects. This customer privacy policy is intended to balance our legitimate business interests in collecting and using information against our users' reasonable expectations of privacy.

User Information

In general, we gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas users visit most often and what services users access the most. We only use such data in the aggregate. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users. We may share this information with our advertisers and collaborators, but only in the aggregate, so that they too may understand how NH.com users, collectively, use our site and our services.

Personal Information

In some instances, such as when you sign up to use a service, enter a contest, purchase a product or submit feedback, we may need more specific information about you, such as name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, type of computer, etc. We may use that information to make you aware of additional products and services which may be of interest to you, or to contact you regarding site changes. We may also ask you for other information, such as your interests, your likes and dislikes regarding the site, and your specific information needs, in an effort to deliver to you the best possible site experience.

General Information Disclosure

Unless stated otherwise, we will use our best efforts not to disclose information about your individual visits to NH.com, or personal information that you provide, such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, or credit card number to any outside parties unless otherwise required by law. But we may record and share aggregated information with our partners as indicated above. Please be aware that any information submitted on a co-branded page with a third party may result in that third party using your information according to its privacy policy. We do not and cannot control such third party uses.

Cookies

Our traffic auditing tools use cookies to help track when a computer has contacted the site, the location of the computer, and how many times the specific computer has been to NH.com. We use this information in an aggregated format to give an accurate traffic report to our advertisers. We also use it for editorial purposes, e.g. if a particular topic is popular, we may decide to improve our coverage of that topic.

Third parties

We do not control the privacy policies of our business collaborators, advertisers, sponsors or other sites to which we provide links. NH.com users should also be aware that, when personal information is voluntarily disclosed in chat areas or bulletin boards on NH.com or any other Web site, that information may be collected by others and may result in unauthorized or unsolicited messages from others.

Feedback

We have several feedback forms on NH.com. Any feedback that is submitted through these forms or through email is the property of NH.com. We may use this feedback for marketing purposes, or to contact you for additional feedback.

Children

We do not specifically collect information about children. We believe that children should get their parents' consent before giving out personal information. We further believe that parents should participate, and guide their children's experience on NH.com.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about NH.com's privacy policy, please feel free to email us at privacy@nh.com or call 603-594-6458 and speak to our media director.

User Agreement: Overview

By using the NH.com Web site, you hereby agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions contained in this User Agreement ("Agreement"). Telegraph Publishing Company ("Telegraph") reserves the right at its discretion to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide notice of any such changes by online posting. Your continued use of the NH.com Web site after the posting of any notice of change in terms shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes.

Outside Pages

We will occasionally provide links to Web pages which exist outside of our control. These links are intended to enhance our readers' understanding of certain stories and/or issues. We have no control over either the content or the availability of these sites and therefore assume no liability arising out of their use or attempted use.

Limitations on Use

Copyright and Restrictions. All information displayed, transmitted or carried on the NH.com Web site including, but not limited to, directories, guides, news articles, opinions, reviews, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, trademarks, service marks and the like (collectively, the "Content") is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. The Content is owned by NH.com, its affiliates or third party licensors. You may not modify, publish, transmit, transfer, sell, reproduce, create derivative work from, distribute, repost, perform, display, or in any way commercially exploit any of the Content or infringe upon trademarks or service marks contained in such Content. You agree to abide by all copyright notices and restrictions attached to any Content accessed through the NH.com Web site, not to alter the Content in any way, and not to alter or remove any trademark, copyright or any other notice from copies of the Content.

Permitted Use. You may make a single copy of the Content displayed on the NH.com Web site for personal, noncommercial use only, provided that you do not remove any trademark, copyright and any other notice contained in such Content. You shall not archive or retain any Content in any form without written permission from NH.com. You may not distribute (including via e-mail or the Internet), or otherwise make available, copies to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, without written permission from NH.com. You may submit requests for permission to retain, distribute or reproduce to NH.com by phone at (603) 594-6458.

Changes in Service

NH.com may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of the NH.com Web site, including the availability of any Content feature, at any time and without notice or liability.

Member Submissions and Community Sites

You agree not to use the NH.com Web site, or permit your account to be used, to send or submit for public posting, distribute or otherwise publish through the NH.com Web site, any content (textual, graphical or otherwise) which (A) is libelous, invasive of privacy, abusive, obscene, profane, defamatory, inaccurate, sexually explicit, inappropriate for general distribution, threatening or otherwise illegal, (B) promotes, suggests or encourages illegal acts, (C) contains any solicitation of funds or unsolicited "junk" mail, (D) violates any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws, including but not limited to the re-posting of any material from other sources, (E) contains any advertisement of goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose, or (F) violates any other laws of any jurisdiction in which the NH.com Web site is accessed.

Any violation of the foregoing prohibitions may result in the termination of your account and may be referred to law enforcement authorities. NH.com is not responsible for any content submitted by you, through your user account or by other users, and is not responsible for screening, editing or monitoring such material. Nevertheless, NH.com reserves the right (but is not obligated) to delete messages or remove users that it, in its sole discretion, deems to be in violation of the terms of this Agreement or otherwise unacceptable. You assume full responsibility for the content of all messages posted by you or through your account.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold NH.com and all of its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, licensors, contractors and affiliates harmless from any claims (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, trade disparagement, privacy and intellectual property infringement) and damages (including attorneys' fees) arising from any submissions by you or through your account.

Sharing on our site

We encourage our users to share and upload photos, videos, text, and other information on our web sites. When you post text, photos or any information onto our sites, you are responsible for the content, agree to not hold NH.com or its affiliates responsible or liable for any content from other users, and hereby grant NH.com a perpetual license to use, redact, republish, copy, perform and distribute your content and screen name, including any intellectual property contained therein, in any manner without any compensation to or further approval from you. You agree to not post defamatory, abusive or otherwise offensive materials, not infringe upon or violate intellectual property rights, copyrights, right to privacy laws, or act threatening or harmful toward any group or individual. You also agree to not post inaccurate or misleading information, illegal material, or any content containing software viruses, advertising or spam messaging. We may further use your name, likeness, publicly accessible biographical data and any other information in connection with such use of the content. You acknowledge that our use of your content may include licensing such content to third parties and/or using such content for advertising purposes. In no event shall we be required to seek your approval or provide you with any payment for such uses. By submitting your content, you agree that further content sharing does not require permission of a third party in order to use the content as described in this User Agreement. Please read our Comment Policy (below) as well.

NH.com is under no obligation to screen or monitor content, but may review content from time to time at its sole discretion to determine compliance with this User Agreement. NH.com will make, at its sole discretion, determinations as to what materials are appropriate. We may add, edit or remove any content at any time without notice. If you object to the possibility of coming into contact with content that may be offensive, you reserve the right to not user our site(s). If you notice any unacceptable behavior by any user, please report it to jjordan@nh.com .

 

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The NH.com Web site contains facts, views, opinions, statements and recommendations of third party individuals and organizations. NH.com does not represent or endorse the accuracy, currentness or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed, uploaded or distributed through the NH.com Web site. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement or information shall be at your sole risk.

NH.com makes no warranty regarding the NH.com Web site or any content, services or products provided through or in connection with the NH.com Web site. NH.com EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: (A) ANY WARRANTIES AS TO THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WHICH ARE PART OF THE NH.WEB SITE; AND (B) WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR MERCHANTABILITY OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. In no event will NH.com, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, licensors, contractors and affiliates be liable to you for any damages or losses, including without limitation indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages resulting from or caused by the NH.com Web site, its public posting bulletin boards, its content or any errors or omissions in its content, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

Any liability of NH.com, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, licensors, contractors and affiliates including without limitation any liability for damages caused or allegedly caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of records, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action, shall be strictly limited to the amount paid to NH.com by or on behalf of you in connection with the NH.com Web site in the 12 months prior to the claimed injury or damage.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Hampshire, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any action with respect to this Agreement and your rights and obligations thereunder must be brought in the State of New Hampshire within one year after the cause of action accrued, otherwise the case shall be barred.

 

Comments Policy

Our commenting system requires a Facebook account to participate in comment threads.

We use Facebook as our commenting system for a number of reasons:

• For users who are already Facebook users, the system is very accessible and easy to use.Facebook requires users to use their real names, and therefore users are held more accountable for their comments.
• Commenting using the Facebook system allows users to more easily share articles and comments.
• The system encourages high-quality relevant comments.

We understand that some users will choose to not use Facebook, and therefore will not be able to comment on our site. Our goal is not to shut out participants from conversations, but rather assist in providing an environment where more people can contribute to the conversations.

Once you login on Facebook, you can comment on our site using your Facebook profile. You can recommend articles, follow other readers' posts, include friends in conversations, get notifications when someone responds to your comment, view relevant comments from your friends on Facebook, and hide spam.

If you signed up for Facebook in order to comment, please note that you will not be able to comment until you become an active account. See their help section for additional assistance.

Once you're logged in to Facebook, when you read an article, you will be able to see your Facebook profile photo and name at the bottom of the article, but it will not be visible to anyone else until you type in a comment and it publishes live to the site./

When you comment on our site using your Facebook account, others will only be able to see the information you allow them to see via your Facebook privacy settings.

When you use our site or comment on our site, your activity is still held to our current User Agreement policy. You make a difference in the community when you add relevant and insightful but respectful contributions to the conversation and report abusive comments and identities. If you suspect someone is using a fake or abusive account, report them directly to Facebook by clicking on the user's profile, then clicking "Report/block this person" at the bottom left of the page. For abusive or inappropriate comments, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment and report it as spam or abuse.

Comments on our site are public, which means anyone logged in or out of Facebook should be able to view them. If you cannot see the comments, check with your internet department. Often government agencies and employers may block Facebook.

If you have further questions, please contact jjordan@nh.com for further assistance.


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