Privacy Policy

Last updated: 1 September 2020

Who we are

NewsQ is an initiative of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and supported by Hacks/Hackers. You can learn more about the initiative here.

Questions concerning this privacy policy and any privacy requests can be sent by email to hello [at] newsq [dot] net.

Personal information we collect on this website

For users that register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. Users can see, edit, or delete this personal information. Website administrators can also see this information and can edit it at your request.

Logged-in user activity on the site is tracked, including logins, login attempts, post and page update and publish actions, comment/pingback submission and management actions, widget updates, user management actions, and the modification of other various site settings and options.

For security purposes, we may also collect data around log-in attempts, including timestamps and a user’s IP address and user agent.

Personal Information and the NewsQ API

We store the identities and encrypted credentials of registered users of the NewsQ API. We do not actively collect or store any other data including the monitoring of API usage, but API calls and IP addresses of API users are logged for security purposes. We can purge records of this data at intervals.

Personal information we share

We will only share your personal information where reasonably necessary to:

  • protect the security or functionality of our website; 
  • the safety of any person; or
  • where we are under a legal obligation to do so.

We may also share personal information with any of our collaborators or successors as is reasonably necessary to maintain continuity of the NewsQ project and this website.

Cookies we place

Some features of our website use cookies to record visitor preferences and assist with user log-in.

For everyone: we may use a cookie to record a visitor’s preference on viewing the mobile version of a site. This cookie expires after 3.5 days. Learn more about this cookie.

For logged-in users: If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content from elsewhere on the web. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These third-party websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content.

Managing your personal information

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changes to this policy

We may change this policy periodically and will record the date of the last update in the policy. We will provide conspicuous notice of any material changes, including any changes to how we share your data.