Privacy & Cookie Policy

California Residents: If you are a resident of California you may have additional rights regarding your personal information. Please review our California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Notice regarding your rights under the CCPA.

Carolina Rainbow News (“CRN”) operates and may operate other websites. It is CRN’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, CRN collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CRN’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CRN’s visitors use its website. From time to time, CRN will never release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

CRN also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs/sites. CRN only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to CRN’s websites choose to interact with CRN in ways that require CRN to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CRN gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with CRN are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, CRN collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CRN. CRN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
CRN may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. CRN may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CRN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
CRN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CRN’s behalf or to provide services available at CRN’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using CRN’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. CRN will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees as described above, CRN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CRN believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CRN, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a CRN website and have supplied your email address, CRN may occasionally send you an email to tell you about news, events, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with CRN and our community.

If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. CRN takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CRN uses cookies to help CRN identify and track visitors, their usage of CRN website, and their website access preferences. CRN visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CRN’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of CRN’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however, you may delete, or disable cookies by following the instructions at Please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you disable cookies. Our website uses cookies to keep you logged in, so disabling cookies may impair your experience of the service.

Further information about cookies can be found on the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s website

A list of Cookies we use.

Blog Post or CommentPersistent1 year or lessIf you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article, or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to 'remember' your email address the next time you post. If you should choose the "remember me option" Please see Commenting Cookies Information
Google AdsenseThird PartyWe use Google Adsense to show advertising on our site. What is Adsense? Google Adsense is a CPC (cost-per-click) advertising program that allows publishers (anyone wanting to put ads on their websites) to insert a small amount of HTML into their sites and have ads appear that are targeted and relevant to the content of the site. For more information on how Google Adsense uses Cookies
Google AnalyticsPersistent, Third Party1 year or lessTo understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of Analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit the site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, etc. All data collected is completely anonymous. Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from How to opt out
MailChimpThird PartyWe use MailChimp to send our readers the latest news on what's going on across the Carolina's LGBTA community. To read more regarding their cookie and privacy policy.
Social MediaThird PartyIf you share our content through social media, for example by liking us on Facebook, following or tweeting about us on Twitter, or giving us a '+1' via Google Plus, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose. Please see the Social Media network you are using for their policies on Cookies and Privacy.

Business Transfers
If CRN, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CRN goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of CRN may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by CRN and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology in their respective advertisements and links that appear on CRN’s website and which are sent directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) may also be used by our site’s third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on the site.

CRN has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, CRN may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CRN’s sole discretion. CRN encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.