Like many other Web sites, www.FlashAlert.net makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’s analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Organizations posting news: When an organization creates an account, certain information is collected that is necessary for the proper delivery of the news items they eventually post. That information remains within FlashAlert and is not provided to anyone else. Email addresses and any other customer data are considered confidential and will not be released to any third parties.
Members of the public receiving news: Members of the public who subscribe to news feeds register with their primary email address. They also set a password and choose which organizations they wish to hear from. Subscribers may include additional email addresses or text message phone numbers. All of this information is considered confidential and remains within FlashAlert.
Cookies and Web Beacons
When you access FlashAlert through the FlashAlert Messenger app (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we will store “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”), in order to push news to the app. This device identifier does not convey information to us about how you browse and use FlashAlert.
No advertisements on the FlashAlert.net site
FlashAlert does not solicit/allow advertising on FlashAlert pages. However, FlashAlert data is displayed on many media websites that do display advertising. There is no connection between FlashAlert and any of these advertisers. Please contact the media outlet involved if you feel that their advertising is inappropriate to FlashAlert viewers.
Integration with Facebook and Twitter
FlashAlert does not/can not receive information from Facebook/Twitter accounts to which a news-posting organization’s FlashAlert account is attached. FlashAlert postings to subscribers’ Facebook pages/Twitter feed can be made only by persons authorized by the sending organization.
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. FlashAlert.net does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that FlashAlert has in its database the personally-identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us immediately (using the contact in the first paragraph) and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.