Brown Daily Herald Privacy Policy

This is the official privacy policy for, which is administered, owned and operated by Brown Daily Herald, Inc..


This policy is intended to provide you with important information regarding your use of the site:

  1. What information we collect a) when you visit the site, or b) subscribe to the email edition.
  2. How we use your personal information.
  3. The circumstances under which we disclose personal information to third parties.
  4. How you can access, update or delete any personal information collected about you by us.
  5. The mechanisms we have implemented to protect your personal information.

We reserve the right to revise this policy at any time. Revisions will be posted in this location. Any and all posted revisions are effective immediately. Please check back often to stay informed about your use of the Site.

General site information

This site is owned, operated and targeted for use in the U.S. and may not comply with other nation’s laws or regulations. Your continued use of this site implies your acceptance of our policies and practices as described below.

  1. What kinds of personal information we collect when you visit the site.
    We do not collect any personally identifiable information from visitors to the site unless they voluntarily submit information. We do collect aggregate data on information such as each visitor’s Internet Service Provider and geographic region; computer display, operating system and web browser capabilities; and on-line navigation to, within and away from this site. None of this information is linked to individual users, and it does not contain any information (such as name, address, phone number or email) that would allow someone to personally identify or contact you.

    If you have cookies enabled in your browser, the site will use cookies to assist navigation and your use of the site. You can use your browser’s security options to disable cookies on this (and any other) site.

    You may choose to subscribe to our email edition, which requires you to submit a valid email address. This service is operated for free on an opt-in basis, and you may unsubscribe at any time by emailing Submission of any additional personal information is strictly optional. No personal information will be shared with third parties. This service, and any other service on the site that requires registration or submission of personal information, is not available to users under 13 years of age. By signing up for this service, you confirm that doing so does not violate any laws or regulations in your place of residence.

    We will never solicit sensitive personal information from you by email. If you do receive an email that appears to come from us and asks for personal information, it is possible that it is a “phishing” fraud sent by a malicious third party. Please report any suspicious messages to us by forwarding them to, and then delete the email immediately.

    We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated 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 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, please see:

  2. How we use your personal information.

    We do not share any of your personal information with any third party. We only use email
    edition subscribers’ email addresses for the purposes they opt in to voluntarily. You may receive
    advertisements that are part of the daily email edition, but we never disclose, distribute or sell your
    email address or other personal information to any individual, organization or company.

    We do use the non-identifiable information described above in Section 1 to generate statistics on
    visitors’ use of the site. These statistics are used internally to effectively target the site’s content and presentation to visitors in order to improve the usefulness and compatibility of the site. Statistics on overall site traffic, location of visitors’ Internet Service Providers, hardware and software capabilities, and referring web addresses may be shared with local and national advertisers at our discretion. These statistics are presented as sums or percentages of total visits in order to determine pricing, placement and content of advertisements. These statistics do not identify you or other individual users, and advertisements’ content does not change based on individual users’ information or navigation around the site, except in cases that local ads are displayed only to users who have an IP address geographically located near Providence, RI.

  3. The circumstances under which we disclose personal information to third parties.

    We do not disclose your personal information to advertisers, business partners or any other individual or company for any reason. Advertisements on the site do not include any technology that can track your movement on the Internet or collect your personal information. We are not responsible for the content, security or privacy of any external websites linked to ads on our site. By clicking on a link to navigate away from our site, you accept sole responsibility and liability for your use of any other site you visit. We encourage you to verify other sites’ security, privacy and legality.

    We will comply fully with any government regulatory or legal authority that legitimately requires or subpoenas information from our database.

  4. How you can access, update or delete any personal information collected about you by us.

    Email to unsubscribe from daily emails or with further questions or

  5. The mechanisms we have implemented to protect your personal information.

    Brown Daily Herald, Inc. limits access to email lists and other statistics to authorized Herald editors
    and managers. Information is stored off-site on secured servers.

Please contact us directly if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything else.


Telephone: Business Phone: 401-351-3260; Editorial Phone: 401-351-3372

Brown Daily Herald, Inc.
P.O. Box 2538
Providence, RI 02906

This Privacy Policy was last modified on December 7th, 2012 and is effective immediately.