Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how the Virginia Mercury (“Virginia Mercury,” “we,” and “us”) collects, uses, discloses, and protects your information.

The Virginia Mercury is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. To better inform you of our policy concerning user privacy, we have adopted the following terms. Please note that these terms are subject to change, and any such changes will be included on this page.

Information that Virginia Mercury May Collect Online

Virginia Mercury may collect and process the following data about you:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our site (such as when signing up for our newsletter), including name, email and zip code; we may also ask you for information for other purposes, for example when you report a problem with our site;
  • if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
  • anonymous details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. This non-personal information does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual & is used only for analytics analysis.

Cookies and Related Technologies 

Cookies are small lines of text/data that are written onto your computer by a website. Virginia Mercury may use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons or other similar technologies. These technologies may collect and store personal information as well as usage statistics and other non-personal information. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. If you do that, however, the site may not work properly, most notably not saving accessibility features from one session to the next.

Social media conversion pixels

We may use pixels from Twitter and Facebook on our website. With their help, we can track what users do after they see or click on a social media advertisement. This enables us to monitor the effectiveness of social media ads for purposes of statistics and market research. Data collected in this way is anonymous to us, which means we cannot see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is saved and processed by Facebook and Twitter. Both can connect this data with your account and use it for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Policies which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Disclosure of Your Information

Virginia Mercury does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to third parties.

Making Payments

When you make a donation, you may need to provide personal information, such as your credit card number and billing address. That information will be provided directly to our third party payment processor, and we will not have access to and will not store or maintain your credit card information on our servers.

Your Consent and Rights

By using Virginia Mercury, you consent to the collection and use, in accordance with this policy, of the information you provide to us.

We will remove you and your personally identifiable information from our records on request if you contact us with your request at [email protected]

Posting of Revised Privacy Policy. 

This is our entire and exclusive Privacy Policy and it supersedes any earlier version. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post the new version on this web page, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted. If you are concerned about how your information is used, bookmark this page and read this Privacy Policy periodically.

Contact Us

If you have any inquiries about this Privacy Policy or its implementation, you may contact us at [email protected]