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Privacy Policy

Author:Kelly Hayes
Reviewer:Celeste Pearl
Apr 08, 2022268 Shares8.1K Views


When you visit the website "Website"), we may collect or you may supply personally identifiable information about yourself. This policy explains how we collect, use, retain, safeguard, and disclose that information.

Key Terms

In this privacy policy, these terms have the following meanings:
“Member”means any person or entity that is registered with us to use the Services.
“Visitor”means any person who visits any part of our Website.
“You” and “Your”means, depending on the context, either a Member or a Visitor.
"The Website", "Our Website" , "The Platform", "Our Platform", "The Company", "Mississippi Independent" means

Children Under The Age Of 18

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use our website. Anyone under the age of 18 is not permitted to disclose any information to or on the Website. We donot intentionally collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of 18, do not use or provide any information on this Website or any of its features, or register on the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. We will erase personal information obtained or received from a child under the age of 18 if we discover it was collected or received without parental consent. Please email us at if you believe we have any information from or about a child under the age of 18.

What Types Of Information Do We Collect And How Do We Collect It?

We may collect a variety of information about you and others when you use or access any of our Website, as indicated below. This information can include, but is not limited to, information about you in a manner that allows us to identify you (your "personal data").

Information About Yourself That You Provide

When you use or access one of our Platforms, we may ask you for information such as your name, email address, phone number, current, and previous mailing addresses, credit or debit card or PayPal account information, payment address, other financial account numbers, social security number or tax identification number, driver's license number or other government-issued identification, and so on. When engaging with our Platform, you may be asked for this information at different times, including when registering to use any of our services, making a purchase through our Platform, filling out a form or survey, or participating in a promotion through our Platform.

Personal Information About You Collected Through Technology

We may collect certain personal data through automated means when you use or access our Platform, including but not limited to your mobile phone number, unique device ID, device type, machine ID, advertising ID, geolocation information, computer and connection information, browser type, Internet Protocol ("IP") address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), and other information. We may also collect any phone number from which you contact us or from which you make a call to another user using our Platforms calling function.
For operational reasons, such as quality assurance and to make certain services available to you, we may monitor or record your live telephone interactions with other users using the Platform.

Information About You That We Have Obtained From Other Parties

We may also collect your name and email address from your friends who propose that you use our Platform when you use or access one of them. If we obtain this information about you in this manner, we will contact you to inform you that you have been suggested to us. We will remove your personal data if you do not reply to our outreach or if you request it.
We may also receive your name, address, phone number, and geolocation information from other third parties, such as identity verification suppliers, when you use or access certain of our Platform.

Information We Collect From You About Others

You may choose to supply us with information about a third party when you use or access our Platform, such as your friends' names and email addresses in connection with our "tell a friend" features.

Information Disclosed To Social Media Sites

Our Platform may allow you and other users to link your profile on our Platform with Facebook or other social networking sites (each, an "SNS"), such as via the "Connect to Facebook" option, regardless of whether you connect from our Platform to the SNS or the other way around. When you choose to link your Platform profile to any SNS, or to post or otherwise share information on any SNS to which you have connected your Platform profile, we may receive or access information about you through the SNS. Note that any information you or others publish to a social networking site (SNS) will be viewable by other SNS users, subject to the SNS's terms of service and privacy policy.

Data Collected Through Third-Party Integrated Technologies

We, like many other websites and mobile app operators, may include third-party ads, offerings, and other technologies (such as plugins, pixels, and cookies) in our Platform, allowing the third-party operators of such ads, offerings, and other technologies to collect usage, demographic, and other information (including personal data) about you and your online activities through your use of our Platform and across other websites and applications. Any information gathered by such integrated advertising offers, or other technologies on our Platforms is collected directly by such third parties for their own use and dissemination, pursuant to their own privacy rules.

Other Information Collected Through Technology

We may collect certain information about the way you interact with our Platform, including statistics about your page views and traffic to and from our Platform, as well as the number of bytes transferred, hyperlinks clicked, and other actions you take on our Platform when you use or access our Platform. Our Platform may also keep track of information like the URL you visited before coming to the Platform and the URL you browse to next. We use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons, and other similar technologies on our Platform, just like most websites and other digital platforms, to collect and store certain information about visitors to our Platform, to improve our services and advertising, and to help us remember you and your preferences when you revisit our Platform.

Information In Your Messages And Inquiries

We also collect any information you give to us or other users via our Platform, including information about you via letters, mail, and chats done via a Platform, as well as comments to our customer satisfaction surveys or customer care contacts. We also collect information from content you submit on our Platform in online reviews, comments, forums, or blogs.

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

We may use automatic data collection tools to gather some information about your equipment, browsing behaviors, and habits as you browse around and interact with our Website, including:
  • Demographics. Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic statistics, location data, logs, and other communication data, as well as the resources you access and utilize.
  • Your IP address, operating system, and browser type, as well as information about your computer and internet connection.
  • Past experience with Mississippi Independent and its products and services.
We may keep or connect the information we gather automatically, which may include personal information, with personal information we acquire in other ways or receive from third parties. We may also obtain publicly accessible information about you through third-party data aggregators, such as material from newspapers, blogs, and commercial websites. We may combine this information with the personally identifiable information that we keep on file. Absent any request from us, we may also collect personally identifiable information that you willingly submit on the website. It enables us to enhance our Website and provide better and more tailored service, for example, by allowing us to:
  • Estimate the magnitude of our audience and their usage habits.
  • We'll save information about your choices so we can tailor our website to your specific interests.
  • Increase the speed of your searches.
  • When you return to our website, we will be able to recognize you.
We may use the following technologies to collect data automatically:
Cookiesare little pieces of information that are placed (or browser cookies). A cookie is a little file that is saved on your computer's hard disk. By selecting the relevant setting on your browser, you can refuse to accept browser cookies. You may, however, be unable to access certain areas of our Website if you choose this option. Our system will issue cookies when you send your browser to our Website unless you have altered your browser settings to refuse cookies.
Flash Cookiesthat are created in a flash. Local stored objects (or Flash cookies) are used by some aspects of our Website to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not controlled by the same browser options as browser cookies. See for information on how to manage your Flash cookie privacy and security settings.
Web Beacons. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) are little electronic files that allow the Company to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
DoubleClick DART Cookie Google.Google utilizes cookies to show adverts on SEJ as a third-party vendor. The DART cookie is used by Google to deliver adverts to users based on their visits to SEJ and other websites on the Internet. By visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy, users can opt-out of the DART cookie's use. On our site, certain of our advertising partners may utilize cookies and web beacons.
Although we do not gather personal information automatically, we may link it to personal information about you that we obtain from other sources or that you supply to us.

Third-Party Use Of Cookies And Other Tracking Technologies

Third-parties, such as advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers, deliver certain material or applications, including adverts, on the Website. When you visit our website, these third parties may use cookies alone or in combination with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you. They may connect the information they collect with your personal information, or they may collect information about your online activities over time and across multiple websites and online services, including personal information. They may use this information to target you with behavioral advertising or other tailored content based on your interests.
We have no control over the tracking technologies used by these third parties or how they are utilized. You should contact the appropriate source directly if you have any queries about an advertising or other tailored material. See the NAI Consumer Opt Out for information on how to opt out of getting targeted advertising from a variety of sources.

How We Use Your Information

We utilize any personal information that you supply to us or that we gather about you in the following ways:
  • To introduce you to our website and its contents.
  • We will use your personal information to provide you with the information, goods, or services that you have requested.
  • To achieve any other goal for which you have provided it.
  • To carry out our responsibilities and enforce our rights under any contracts we may have with you, including billing and collection.
  • To keep you informed about changes to our Website, as well as any items or services we sell or supply via it.
  • To enable you to engage with interactive elements on our website. Text alerts, push notifications, system alarm messages, customer support, and more are all part of this. You can opt-out of these services at any time.
  • When you supply the information, we may characterize it in any way we see fit.
  • With your permission, for any other reason.
We may also contact you about our own goods and services that we think you would be interested in. Please email us at if you do not want us to utilize your information in this way.
We may use the information we receive from you to display adverts to the target audiences of our advertisers. Even though we do not reveal your personal information for these purposes without your knowledge, the advertiser may believe that you satisfy its target criteria if you click on or otherwise engage with an advertisement.

Disclosure Of Your Information

We have no restrictions on disclosing aggregated information about our users or information that does not identify any person.
As outlined in this privacy policy, we may disclose personal information that we collect or that you supply to us:
  • To our affiliates and subsidiaries.
  • To the contractors, service suppliers, and other third parties who help us run our company.
  • In the event of a merger, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information about our Website users is among the assets transferred, to a buyer or other successor.
  • To achieve the goal for which you've provided it. If you give us an email address to utilize our Website's "email a friend" function, we will send the contents of that email as well as your email address to the recipients.
  • For any other reason we tell you about when you give us your information.
  • With your permission.
We may also share your personal information with the following third parties:
  • To abide by any court order, legislation, or legal procedure, including any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or implement our other agreements, such as those relating to billing and collection.
  • If we think that disclosing the information is necessary or appropriate to protect our, our customers, or others' rights, property, or safety. This includes sharing information with other businesses and organizations for the objectives of preventing fraud and lowering credit risk.

Choices About How We Use And Disclose Your Information

We make every effort to provide you with options when it comes to the personal information you supply to us. We've put in place measures to provide you with the following control over your data:

Tracking Technologies And Advertising

You may configure your browser to refuse all or certain browser cookies, as well as to get notifications when cookies are transmitted. Visit the Adobe website's Flash player settings page to discover how to manage your Flash cookie settings. Please be aware that if you disable or refuse cookies, certain elements of our site may become unavailable or stop working correctly.

Promotional Offers From The Company

If you do not want your email address or other contact information to be used by the Company to promote our own or third-party products or services, you can opt out by unchecking the relevant box on the form on which we collect your data or by sending us an email at at any time. You may send us a reply email requesting to be removed from future email distributions if you have received a promotional email from us. This opt-out does not apply to data submitted to the Company as part of a service purchase or other transactions.

Targeted Advertising

You can opt out by writing us at if you don't want us to utilize the information we collect or that you submit to serve adverts based on our advertisers' target-audience choices. You must have your browser set to accept browser cookies in order for this opt-out to work.
We have no control over how third parties gather or utilize your information for the purpose of serving interest-based advertising. These third parties may, however, provide you the option of not having your information collected or used in this way. On the NAI's website, you can opt-out of getting targeted adverts from members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI").

Accessing And Correcting Your Information

You may also email us at to seek access to, modify, or remove any personal information you've supplied to us. If we feel the modification would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be erroneous, we may refuse to comply with the request.
If you remove your User Contributions from the Website, copies may remain available in cached and archived pages or may have been copied or retained by other Website users.
Please keep in mind that requests to change your information can take up to 30 days to process, and you may continue to receive messages from using the information you provided previously until your request becomes effective.
You may also opt-out of having your personally identifiable information obtained online used to send marketing or promotional messages at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions included in each newsletter or promotional communication you receive.

Your California Privacy Rights

Users of our Website who are California residents are entitled to seek specific information about our sharing of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes under California Civil Code Section 1798.83. Please send an email to to make such a request.

Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Because our servers and offices are based in the United States, your data may be moved to, stored, and processed there. While the United States' data protection, privacy, and other regulations may not be as thorough as those in your nation, we take several efforts to safeguard your privacy.
  • You have some data protection rights if you live in the European Economic Area (EEA). Mississippi Independent tries to make it as easy as possible for you to correct, modify, delete, or limit the use of your Personal Data.
  • Please contact us if you want to know what Personal Data we have on you and if you want it deleted from our systems.
You have the following data protection rights in certain circumstances:
  • You have the right to see, change, or remove the information we hold about you. You can view, amend, or request deletion of your Personal Data directly from your account settings area whenever feasible. If you are unable to complete these steps on your own, please contact us so that we can assist you.
  • The right to be corrected. If your information is wrong or incomplete, you have the right to have it corrected.
  • The right to raise objections. You have the right to object to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes.
  • The right to impose limitations. You have the right to have the processing of your personal information restricted.
  • Data portability is a legal right. You have the right to a copy of the information we hold on you in a format that is structured, machine-readable, and frequently used.
  • The ability to revoke permission. If relies on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
  • Please be aware that before responding to such inquiries, we may require you to verify your identity.
  • You have the right to file a complaint with a Data Protection Authority regarding the way we collect and utilize your personal information. Please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area for additional information (EEA).

Data Security

We've put in place safeguards to protect your personal information against loss and unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure.
You are also responsible for the safety and security of your data. You are responsible for keeping your password secure if we have provided you (or you have selected) one for access to specific portions of our Website. We ask that you do not reveal your password to anybody. Passwords for Members and Visitors accounts are hashed, which means we can't read them. We are also unable to resend lost passwords. Only instructions on how to reset them will be provided.
We strongly advise you to use caution while providing information in public sections of the Website, such as message boards. Any user of the Website can see the information you provide in public places.
Unfortunately, information transfer via the internet is not entirely secure. Despite our best efforts to secure your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you communicate to our Website. Personal information is transmitted at your own risk. We are not liable for any unauthorized use of the Website's privacy settings or security features.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Any changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page, along with a notice on the Website home page indicating the privacy policy has been amended. We will notify you via email to the primary email address indicated in your account and/or by a notice on the Website home page if we make major changes to how we treat our users' personal information. At the top of the page, you can see when the privacy policy was last updated. You are responsible for ensuring that we have a current and deliverable email address for you, as well as for checking our Website and this privacy policy for updates on a regular basis. This policy may be updated at any moment by Mississippi Independent.
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Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes is a seasoned journalist with over 10 years of experience, specializing in news reporting and horoscope analysis. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from New York University, enhancing her credibility and expertise in the field. Kelly's writing style is characterized by clarity, depth, and a commitment to delivering credible information. Her published works across various platforms showcase her knack for engaging storytelling and insightful analysis. Readers trust Kelly's expertise in both current events and astrological interpretations, making her a sought-after authority in journalism. Apart from her professional activities, Kelly enjoys exploring new cultures, practicing yoga, and engaging in philanthropic activities.
Celeste Pearl

Celeste Pearl

Celeste Pearl is an accomplished writer and expert in numerology, astrology, and spirituality. With a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and over 6 years of writing experience, Celeste brings a wealth of expertise to her articles, making complex topics accessible and engaging for readers. Her passion for metaphysical sciences is evident in her insightful content, where she explores the depths of these subjects with clarity and depth. Beyond her professional pursuits, Celeste enjoys delving into spiritual practices and connecting with nature for inspiration.
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