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Lee Enterprises, Incorporated and its affiliates, successors and assigns ("Lee Enterprises Inc.", "us", "our" or "we") want you to be familiar with our privacy practices because we understand you are concerned about your privacy and how we use your information. This Privacy Policy details how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard information from and about you both online and offline, including when you visit our websites, whether accessed through a computer, tablet, smartphone or other device, mobile sites, mobile applications, and other applications (collectively, "Site(s)"), and to any services that display this notice (collectively, the "services"). This Privacy Policy does not describe the privacy practices of the following Lee affiliates: Brand Ave. Studios, Amplified Digital, and Blox Digital. Please reference the specific privacy policies for the listed Lee affiliates to learn more about their privacy practices.

This Site is not intended for use by persons located within the European Economic Area (EEA). We do not request or accept personal information concerning or supplied by persons who are located within the EEA at the time they access this Site. If you have accessed this Site from within the EEA, you should immediately discontinue your use. If you have supplied personal information to us in violation of this provision, whether through the registration of new user accounts or otherwise, please contact us at privacy@lee.net.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. By accessing or using this Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time (see Changes to This Privacy Policy). Your continued use of the Sites after we make changes is deemed to be an acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

You can access the specific topics in this Privacy Policy by clicking the relevant links below:

Types Of Information We Collect

Information Automatically Gathered About All Visitors: We collect aggregate and user-specific information on which pages consumers access or visit. This information is used to generate reports that help us assess the value of an interest in the various Sites and services we provide. We use the information we collect to improve the content of our Sites and services. We can build better Sites and provide better services if we know which pages our users are visiting, how often they visit and how long they stay on a page. The following provides examples of the type of information that we collect from you and how we use that information.

Context Types of Information Primary Purpose for Collection and Use of Information
Geolocation Information When you use one of our Mobile Apps we may collect your general location from the GPS, Wi-Fi, and/or cellular technology in your device. We use this information to provide our Site to you with services and information specific to those available in your location. We also use this information to understand our users and provide tailored services. In some contexts, our use is also based upon your consent to provide us with geolocation information.
Email Interconnectivity If you receive email from us, we use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message or click on any links or banners it contains. For more information relating to the use of such tools, review our Cookie Policy. We use this information to understand how you interact with our communications to you.
Website interactions We use technology, including electronic files called web beacons, to monitor how you interact with our Site. This includes which pages you visit, which links you click on, or information that you type into our online forms. We use this information to understand how you interact with our Site to better improve it, and to understand your preferences and interests to select offerings that you might find most useful. We also use this information to detect and prevent fraud.
Web logs We collect information, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when the Internet is used), domain name, click-activity, referring website, and/or a date/time stamp for visitors. We use this information to monitor our networks, provide and maintain the functionality of our Site, including identifying and repairing errors or problems, security incidents; and to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, including attempts to manipulate or violate our policies, procedures, and terms and conditions.
Third-Party Cross-Site Tracking We participate in behavior-based advertising, which means that a third-party uses technology (e.g., a cookie) to collect information about your use of our Site so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests on our Site, or on other websites. For more information relating to the use of such tools, review our Cookie Policy. We use this information to engage in behavior-based advertising and capture Site analytics.

Information Gathered by Voluntary Submission: To make use of certain features on our Sites (such as contests, story comments, letters to the editor, personalized web pages and other interactive forums and blogs) visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration or participation process. The information you supply will help us offer you more personalized features, to tailor our services to your interests and make them more useful to you. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. But if you do not supply the information we need, we may be unable to provide you with services and content we make available to other visitors to our Sites. The following provides examples of the type of information that we collect from you and how we use that information.

Context Types of Information Primary Purpose for Collection and Use of Information
Account Registration We collect your name and contact information when you create an account. We also collect information relating to the actions that you perform while logged into your account. We use this information to provide account-related functionalities to our users, including account creation and maintenance, and to provide the relevant services to you. Accounts can be used to save your preferences and transaction history.
Automated Account Services We collect your name and contact information, including e-mail address, if you sign up for any of our automated account services. We use this information to provide transactional e-mails regarding the status of your account, including confirmations, notices of expiration and renewal and other related electronic correspondence.
Obituary Information When you submit information to our obituary services, we may collect the deceased's name, a picture, a video, or any other personal information you submit about the deceased. We use this information to provide you the services requested.
Feedback/Support If you provide us feedback or contact us for support we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content that you send to us, in order to reply. We use this information to receive, and act upon, your feedback or issues, such as to develop new ways to meet our customers' needs and to grow our business.
Mailing List When you sign up for one of our mailing lists, we collect your email address or postal address. We use this information to share information about our products or services with you and otherwise provide you with marketing or promotional materials.
Partner Promotion We collect information that you provide as part of a co-branded promotion with another company. We use this information in fulfilling our promotions.
Subscription Purchase We collect your name, billing address, shipping address, e-mail address, phone number, and credit card number when you purchase a subscription. We use your information to provide you with the requested products or services.
Surveys When you participate in a survey, we collect information that you provide through the survey. If the survey is provided by a third-party service provider, the third party's privacy policy applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information. We use this information to understand your opinions, conduct analytics to improve our products or services, and collect information relevant to our organization.
Sweepstakes or contests When you participate in a sweepstakes or contest, we collect information about you which includes contact information to notify you if you are selected. We use this information to operate sweepstakes. In some contexts, we are also required by law to collect information about those individuals who enter into our sweepstakes.
Inferences We may draw inferences based on the information identified in this section. We use this information to provide you more personalized services.

In addition to the information that we collect from you directly, we may also receive information about you from other sources, including third parties, business partners, our affiliates, or publicly available sources.

Use And Processing Of Information

In addition to the purposes and uses described above, we use information in the following ways:

  • To identify you when you visit our Sites.
  • To provide products and services.
  • To improve our Sites, services, and product offerings.
  • To conduct statistical, marketing and demographic analyses of our delivery subscribers and their subscription patterns.
  • To respond to inquiries related to support, employment opportunities, or other requests.
  • To send marketing and promotional materials, including information relating to our products, services, sales, or promotions.
  • For internal administrative purposes, as well as to manage our relationships.

Although the sections above describe our primary purpose in collecting your information, in many situations we have more than one purpose. For example, if you purchase a subscription we collect your information to provide the service to you, but we also collect your information as we have a legitimate interest in maintaining your information after your transaction is complete so that we can quickly and easily respond to any questions about your subscription. As a result, our collection and processing of your information is based in different contexts upon your consent, our need to provide the service you purchased, our obligations under law, and/or our legitimate interest in conducting our business.

Disclosures Of Information

In addition to the specific situations discussed elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we disclose information in the following situations:

  • Affiliates and Acquisitions. We may disclose information to our corporate affiliates (e.g., parent company, sister companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control). If another company acquires our company, business, or our assets, we will also disclose information to that company, including at the negotiation stage.
  • Other Disclosures with Your Consent. We may ask if you would like us to disclose your information to other unaffiliated third parties who are not described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.
  • Other Disclosures without Your Consent. We may disclose information in response to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or in connection with any legal process, or to comply with relevant laws. We may also disclose your information in order to establish or exercise our rights, to defend against a legal claim, to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, or a violation of our policies, or to comply with your request for the shipment of products to or the provision of services by a third-party intermediary.
  • Public. Some of our Sites may provide the opportunity to post comments, letters to the editor, or reviews, in a public forum or blog. If you decide to submit information on these pages, that information may be publicly available.
  • Partner Promotion. We may offer contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions with third party partners. If you decide to enter a contest, sweepstakes, or promotion that is sponsored by a third party partner the information that you provide will be disclosed to them. Their use of your information is not governed by this Privacy Policy.
  • Service Providers. We disclose your information to service providers. Among other things, service providers help us to process payments, and assist in the fulfillment of orders, e-mail distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management.
  • Social-Media Platforms. Account registration can be done by linking your Facebook or Google accounts. If you choose to link your social-media account or account relating to other third-party services, you may be asking third parties to send us certain information from those social media accounts or services accounts, and you are authorizing us to collect, store, and use what they send us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The use of your information by those third parties is not governed by this Privacy Policy.
  • Social Media Networks. Some of our websites have features such as, plugins, widgets, or and other tools made available by third parties that may result in information being collected or disclosed between us and the third party. The third party's use of your information is not governed by this policy. You may have the right to opt out of our use of these technologies, as further described in this policy.
  • Aggregated and Deidentified Personal Information We may disclose or use aggregated or deidentified data for any lawful purpose. Aggregated data means information that relates to a group or category of consumers, from which individual consumer identities have been removed, that is not linked or reasonably linkable to an individual consumer or household. Deidentified data means information that cannot reasonably be used to infer information about, or otherwise be linked to, an identified or identifiable consumer. Aggregated or Deidentified data is generally not considered to be personal information.

In the last twelve months, we have "sold" and "shared" (as such terms are defined in the California Privacy Rights Act ("CPRA") and the Colorado Privacy Act ("CPA"), and have disclosed for the purposes of "targeted advertising" (as defined in the CPA and the Virginia Consumer Data Privacy Act ("VCDPA")), the following categories of personal information for marketing purposes to business partners and third parties, such as social media platforms and/or data brokers as described in this Privacy Policy. We do not knowingly sell or share the personal information of persons under the age of 16. We may sell or share the following information:

  • Identifiers, such as name, unique personal identifier, online identifier, and IP addresses;
  • Commercial Information, such as products or services purchased or obtained; and
  • Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information, such as browsing history, search history, and other information regarding your interactions with our Site.

As further explained below, you may have the right to opt out of our "selling" or "sharing" of your personal information.

Your Choices

Consistent with applicable law, you may exercise the rights described in this section. Please note that some of the rights may vary depending on your country, province, or state of residence. For example, the following rights may be available to you if you reside in the state of Colorado or California.

  • Promotional Emails. You may choose to provide us with your email address for the purpose of allowing us to send free newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials to you, as well as targeted offers from third parties. You can stop receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in emails that you receive. If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you service-related communications.
  • Promotional Mailings. If at any time you do not want to receive offers and/or circulars from us you can remove yourself from our mailing lists by emailing us (our contact information is below) with "NO SNAIL MAIL" in the subject line along with your name, address and zip code. Although we will remove your name from our mailing list after receiving your request, you may still receive mailings from us that had been initiated prior to your name being removed.
  • Promotional Text Messages. If you receive a text message from us that contains promotional information you can opt-out of receiving future text messages by replying "STOP."
  • Access To Your Personal Information. You have the right to request access to personal information we hold about you. Specifically, you have the right to request access to information about the categories of personal information concerned and categories of recipients to whom the personal information has been or will be disclosed, and the sources from which we receive that personal information among other information. You generally have the right to receive this personal information, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format so you can transmit this personal information to another entity.
  • Changes/ Corrections To Your Personal Information. We rely on you to update and correct your personal information. Most of our Sites allow you to modify or delete your account profile. Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law. If our Site does not permit you to update or correct certain information contact us at the address described below.
  • Deletion Of Your Personal Information. Typically, we retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. You may, however, request information about how long we keep a specific type of information, or request that we delete your personal information by contacting us at the address described below. In addition, we may keep your personal information as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and/or enforce any of our agreements.
  • Opt-Out of the Selling or Sharing of Personal Information. Our use of cookies or other tracking technologies is deemed a "sale" or "share" under California law (in this context "sharing" means cross-contextual behavioral advertising) of personal information. You may elect to opt out of the use of cookies by clicking the "Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information (Opt Out of Targeted Advertising)" button at the footer of our Site.
    • The disclosure of the following categories of personal information may be considered a "share" or "sale": direct identifiers, device information, geolocation data, internet and other electronic activity information.
    • The personal information considered above is disclosed to the following categories of third parties: social media platforms and networks, data brokers, and advertising partners or platforms.
  • Opt-Out of Targeted Advertising. Our use of cookies or other tracking technologies may be considered "targeted advertising" under Colorado and Virginia law. If you are a Colorado or Virginia resident and would like to opt out of targeted advertising, please click on the "Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information (Opt Out of Targeted Advertising)" button at the footer of our Site.
  • Objection to Processing or Revocation Of Consent. In certain circumstances, you may object to processing of your personal information. If you revoke your consent for the processing of personal information then we may no longer be able to provide you services. In some cases, we may limit or deny your request to revoke consent if the law permits or requires us to do so, or if we are unable to adequately verify your identity. You may revoke consent to processing (where such processing is based upon consent) by contacting us at the address described below.
  • Non-discrimination We do not discriminate against consumers who exercise any of their rights described in this Privacy Policy, nor do we retaliate against employees who exercise these rights. However, we may require the use of your personal information to provide access to the services. Therefore, when you exercise your deletion right, in particular, as well as other rights, you may lose access to certain aspects of the services that require your personal information.
  • Right to Consent to or Limit the Use of Your Sensitive Personal Information. You have the right to consent to the processing of your sensitive personal information in Colorado and Virginia. Separately, you have the right in California to instruct us to limit the use and disclosure of your sensitive personal information to only that which is necessary to perform the services or provide the goods reasonably expected by an average consumer or for specific business purposes defined by law.
  • Right to Appeal. You have the right to appeal our decisions about your privacy requests. If you would like to appeal a decision regarding your privacy request, please contacts us. Additionally, you may contact the Colorado or Virginia Attorneys General Offices.

In order to process a request to access, modify, or delete your personal information, you can contact us at privacy@lee.net or 800-452-7570. We must be able to verify your identity to make sure you are the person about whom we have collected personal information or an authorized representative. Depending on the type of request, we may conduct the verification process by email or phone using information that matches our records. The information you must provide as part of the verification process may include name, contact information (such as email address or phone number), relationship with us, and residency. We may also ask for additional information as needed based on your relationship with us.

If you are a California resident, you may designate an authorized agent to submit a request on your behalf to access or delete your personal information. To do so, you must (1) provide that authorized agent written and signed permission to submit such request, and (2) verify your own identity directly with us.

In some cases, we may limit or deny your requests to access, modify, or delete your information, or to revoke consent or object. This may occur because the law permits or requires us to do so, or if we are unable to adequately verify your identity.

How We Protect Personal Information

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

Some of our Sites permit you to create an account. When you do you will be prompted to create a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and you are responsible for any access to or use of your account by someone else that has obtained your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by you. You should notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account.

Notice of Collection for California Residents

California law indicates that organizations should disclose whether certain categories of personal information are collected, "sold," "shared," or disclosed for an organization's "business purpose" (as those terms are defined under California law). You can find a list of the categories of information that we may "sell" or "share" above. Please note that because this list is comprehensive it may refer to types of information that we share or sell about people other than yourself.

Additional information about how your information is used or disclosed can be found in the Types Of Information We Collect section above.

Transmission Of Information To Other Countries

We are established in the United States. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your information in a country other than your country of residence including, but not necessarily limited to, the United States. If you would like more information concerning our attempts to apply the privacy principles applicable in one jurisdiction to data when it goes to another jurisdiction you can contact us using the Contact Information below.

Third Party Applications/Websites

Our Sites contain numerous links to websites or applications that are owned or operated by third parties. Please note that any personal information that you provide to such third parties will be governed by their privacy policies, and we have no control over the privacy practices of websites or applications that we do not own. You should refer to each of those third-party websites for details about what information is collected and how it is used and/or shared prior to providing any personal information.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may change our Privacy Policy and practices over time. To the extent that our policy changes in a material way, the policy that was in place at the time that you submitted personal information to us will generally govern that information unless we receive your consent to the new privacy policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will indicate the effective date with the "Last Updated" date at the bottom of this page.

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy describes how and when we use different types of cookies when you visit our Sites, whether accessed through a computer, tablet, smartphone or other device, and our mobile applications.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your internet browser from the websites you visit and stored on your computer's hard drive or tablet or mobile device. In a similar way to many other websites, we use cookies to help us tailor our services to your needs so we can deliver a better and more personalized service. It is a cookie, for example, that allows us to deliver to you any personalized information each time you visit our Sites.

What Types of Cookies Do We Use?

We place and access cookies on your computer; these cookies are known as "first-party cookies." Cookies may also be placed and accessed by some of our third-party vendors, which are known as "third-party cookies" and are described below. Some cookies are "session cookies," which means that they are temporary cookies that are only stored on your device while you are visiting our Site. Other cookies are "persistent cookies," which means that they are stored on your device for a period of time after you leave our Site.

The following describes the different types of cookies that we use:

Cookie Type Description
Advertising Cookies

Depending on your location and in certain circumstances, we may work with third-party online or mobile network advertisers that use cookies to help us manage advertising. These cookies may enable third-party ad networks to recognize a unique cookie on your computer or mobile device and may be placed by us or our network advertising firm that works with our third-party network advertiser. The information that is collected and shared by cookies may be linked to the device identifier of the device you are using to allow us to keep track of all the sites and mobile applications you have visited that are associated with the ad network. This information may be used for the purpose of placing targeting advertisements on our Site and third-party sites or mobile applications based on those interests. The information collected by these cookies may also be used to allow us to analyze the effectiveness of our advertisements. Google Doubleclick for Publishers (DFP) is an ad network partner that displays ads on our Sites. to learn more about Google DFP's ad practices, including how to opt out of using anonymous information to select which ads to show you.

Analytics Cookies Analytics cookies collect information about your use of the website that allow us to study, and then improve, how customers interact with the website. This is known as website analytics. Analytics cookies allow us to understand more about how many visitors we have to our Sites, how many times they visit us and how many times a user viewed specific web pages within our Site. Although analytics cookies allow us to gather specific information about the pages that you visit and whether you have visited our Site multiple times, we cannot use them to find out details such as your name or address. Examples of analytical tools that we use are Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics.
Essential Cookies These are cookies that our Site needs in order to function, and that enable you to move around and use its services and features. Without these necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features you request. Examples of where these cookies are used include: to anonymously determine when you are signed in; to determine when a user's account has been inactive; and for other security purposes.

How Can I Manage My Cookies?

If you wish to manage or opt-out of cookies utilized by our Sites and third-party advertisers please refer to the Your Choices section above.

Commercially Recognized Opt Out Signal

We generally recognize commercially recognized opt-out preference signals (e.g., Global Privacy Controls). Recognition of this signal applies only to the specific device and/or browser that communicates the signal and does not cross over to all devices/browsers you use to access the services.

Retention of Personal Information

We retain information about you and your use of our services for as long as is needed to fulfill our legitimate business purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. The specific periods for which we keep information about you vary depending on the nature of the information, why we need it, and whether the personal information is deidentified. We also consider the minimum necessary retention period prescribed by applicable laws, recommended by industry standards, and stated in contracts and other legal obligations.

Children's Privacy

Our Site is not intended for or directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 (or other relevant age of majority) without first obtaining parental consent in accordance with applicable laws. Users under the age of 13 should not submit any personal information to us. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete the information from our records. We do not knowingly sell the personal information of minors less than 16 years of age. If you believe we have collected personal information from your child in error or have questions or concerns about our practices relating to children, please notify us using the details in the Contact Information section below. We will take prompt steps to remove the personal information from our systems.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices, please contact us at the appropriate address below. We will attempt to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy-related information.

Email: privacy@lee.net

4600 E 53rd St
Davenport, IA 52807
(563) 383-2200
800-452-7570 (314) 340-8888

Last Updated: March 2024

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