Our Commitment to Your Privacy

Gabriel Media and its affiliates are committed to protecting your personally identifiable information (PII). When applied to US privacy law, PII is considered any information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual by using information such as your full name, address, email address, telephone number, credit card numbers, and/or other identifying information.

Gabriel Media takes your privacy seriously and desires to provide you with the policy terms and conditions that are in place to protect you. Gabriel Media desires that you fully understand how Gabriel Media does and does not use information about you and your family. Gabriel Media invites you to contact us at any time with any questions or concerns about this policy, or any other matter via the contact information at the bottom of this policy.

1. What Does This Policy Cover?

This privacy policy applies to any Gabriel Media website, social media platform, contest, or any other means of gathering PII under the control of Gabriel Media. Gabriel Media is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party gathering PII such as website links or other types of external access. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy of any third party vendor carefully before submitting any PII to them.

2. How Is Information Gathered?

Gabriel Media collects PII in a variety of ways. Some information is collected automatically when using our online platforms including your IP address, your operating system, your type of device, your geographic area, and your behavior while on the platform (such as how long you spend on a site). Other information is collected when you provide Gabriel Media with your PII voluntarily. This information may include but is not limited to:

  • Login Information
  • Email Address
  • Survey or Contest Response
  • Comments on Posted Articles
  • Telephone Number
  • Pledge or Donation Information
  • Purchase Information Through Ticketed Events
3. What Information Is Gathered?

There are two types of information collected by Gabriel Media. This includes both PII and non-personally identifiable information. Gabriel Media will not collect any PII that is not supplied by you voluntarily. There are several areas in which PII may be collected. These include but are not limited to:

  • Website Registration
  • Shop ‘n Save Registration
  • Paid Products or Services
  • Donations and Support
  • Forums, Feedback, and Content Submissions
  • Email Newsletters
  • Contests and Special Offers (see explanation below)
  • PII of Other Individuals (see explanation below)

Contests:
Also important to note, your entry in contests may provide Gabriel Media with additional rights to use information gathered from your entry, as contests generally have their own official rules that govern your participation.

Other Individuals:
There may also be instances when you submit PII of other individuals. Examples include nominating a person for an award or purchasing a gift. Gabriel Media will not use this information for anything except the exclusive purpose of your submission.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
Non-personally identified information may be collected and stored at the discretion of Gabriel Media. This information includes things such as your IP address, date of your interaction, browser information, and other such information. This information is used to improve the experience of our digital presence and will only be used for that purpose. Cookies, which are text files that store personal preferences when you visit a website may be used, however no PII is collected from cookies. Additionally, most web browser settings allow you to prevent the use of cookies; however this may prevent you from fully utilizing our website.

Third-Parties:
In some instances, our digital platforms include links to third-party platforms that may not abide by this same privacy policy. There may also be tools imbedded in our digital platforms controlled by third-party vendors. Each third-party vendor will have its own privacy policy that Gabriel Media is not responsible for.

4. How Is Information Used?

Gabriel Media will not willfully provide your PII to any third party without your express permission. Gabriel Media does not sell, rent, or trade PII with non-affiliated third parties. Our use of your PII is limited to the actions described in previous sections. PII may be used for internal purposes such as marketing, promotions, fundraising, and other purposes. Gabriel Media will make a good faith effort to provide an explanation of our use when your PII is voluntarily provided. If you prefer your information is not used for these purposes you have the right to opt-out. Opting-out however may limit or prevent your participation in the activity that requires PII. Gabriel Media also do not provide mailing lists or any other release of PII to other companies or entities for their own use. The following is a brief description of the different ways information is used.

Personally Identifiable Information:
Gabriel Media does not store information including user passwords and financial information. Other information that can identify you may be used as described in previous sections. Your PII is used only for the purposes of Gabriel Media and its affiliates. You may be contacted by Gabriel Media or its affiliates as described. If you do not permit your information to be used by Gabriel Media or its affiliates as described, you may opt-out through the digital platform or in writing to Gabriel Media.

Payment Information:
Any information containing financial information to process a pledge or purchase a ticket will be securely encrypted. Gabriel Media will provide reasonable and industry-standard security measures. Your information will not be stored by Gabriel Media unless expressly permitted and for good reason.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:
Information that does not personally identify you will be used at the discretion of Gabriel Media. However that use is limited to the purposes of improving user experience, notifying users about contests or events, and helping Gabriel Media better understand its audience. No non-personally identifiable information collected will be sold or otherwise provided to third-party vendors.

Email Addresses:
Gabriel Media will abide by the laws specified through the CAN-SPAM Act. This act provides the standard practices for commercial email and provides rights to the owner of the email address.

In accordance with CAN-SPAM, Gabriel Media will only collect your email address to:

  • Provide information; respond to inquiries, requests, or questions.
  • Process orders and provide information and updates pertaining to orders
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails

In accordance with CAN-SPAM, Gabriel Media will abide by and agree to the following:

  • Use no false or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Reasonably Identify the message as an advertisement
  • Monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe through a link at the bottom of each email
5. How Is My Information Protected?

Gabriel Media takes the security of data provided to us very seriously. Gabriel Media has implemented physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the information is being used in a proper manner.

6. What If There Is A Data Breach?

Gabriel Media follows the guidelines set by the Fair Information Practices Act. This act demonstrates the core of United States privacy law. To remain compliant with the Fair Information Practices Act, Gabriel Media will take immediate responsive action in the event of a data breach. Gabriel Media will notify users affected in a timely manner, not more than seven business days.

7. Do You Have Guidelines Regarding Children’s Privacy?

Because the various digital platforms of Gabriel Media are intended for a general audience, Gabriel Media does not knowingly capture or store information about children under the age of 13. Gabriel Media also ensures that any areas of our digital platforms that are intended for children under the age of 13 comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA is enforced he Federal Trade Commission and dictates what website operators and online services are required to do to protect the privacy and safety of children online.

8. Acceptance of This Privacy Policy

Any use or interaction with Gabriel Media including its digital platforms constitutes an acceptance of and agreement with the terms and conditions stated in this policy. If there are any areas of this policy in which you don’t agree with, Gabriel Media asks that you do not interact with Gabriel Media or its digital platforms. Gabriel Media reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time without notice. To comply with these terms and conditions please review this policy periodically.

9. Important Notices

It is important to remember that any personal information shared through a public feature may become public. An example would be posting a comment on our website and including your email address. Gabriel Media is not responsible for publicly shared PII.

Also, should Gabriel Media be required by law to provide your information, including any personal or payment information, Gabriel Media will share to whatever extent needed to comply with the request.

10. Contact Information

You are warmly invited to contact us with any questions or concerns about this policy.

Gabriel Media
1310 Second Street North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379-2532
(320) 251-1780

General Manager
Deb Huschle
Deb@gabrielmedia.info