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All materials contained on this site are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc., DBA Laramie Boomerang. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the content. However, you may download material from The Laramie Boomerang on the Web (one machine readable copy and one print copy per page) for your personal, noncommercial use only.

Cheyenne Newspapers Inc., DBA Laramie Boomerang

320 E. Grand Ave.

Laramie, WY 82070

Email: online@laramieboomerang.com

Phone: (307) 742-2176

Fax: (307) 742-2046

 


PRIVACY POLICY


Laramieboomerang.com respects the privacy of visitors to our site. This privacy policy governs the use and collection of information from you by Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc., DBA Laramie Boomerang, and its affiliates ("we" or "us") through your use of this website. This privacy policy does not apply to any information you may provide to us through other means; for example, at a live event, via mail, or via telephone. Please read this privacy policy carefully so that you understand our online privacy practices. By visiting this website, you agree that your visit, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this privacy policy and our visitor agreement.

Questions regarding privacy issues should be directed to online@laramieboomerang.com.

Children’s Privacy

Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We won't knowingly allow anyone under 18 to register with any of our sites or to provide any other personally identifying information.

Types Of Information We Collect

The information we gather falls into two categories: (1) personally-identifying information (for example, your name and address), such as the information you voluntarily supply when you register or initiate transactions, and (2) information gathered on usage patterns and preferences as visitors navigate through our sites. In some cases, it is an agent or affiliate of ours that collects the information on our behalf. Third party providers featured on or linked to by our websites, such as vendors of products and services offered through our sites, may be gathering the same kinds of information.

Registration Information

To make use of certain features on our websites (initiate a subscription transaction, or post a classified ad) visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. We may also ask for information from those who buy products or services or conduct other transactions on our websites. (we may ask, for example, for your name, email address, sex, age, zip code or credit card number, and we might request information on your interest in sports, personal finance, the performing arts, and the like.) The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalized features, to tailor our website to your interests and make them more useful to you, and to process e-commerce transactions. The more you tell us about yourself, the more value we can offer you. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. But if you don't supply the information we need, we may be unable to provide you with services we make available to other visitors to our sites. From time to time, we may offer contests, sweepstakes or other promotions on our sites. If you enter one of these promotions, you'll have to provide information about yourself (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) so that we can contact you if you win. We may share this information with any co-sponsor of the promotion, which we will identify in the official rules. If you don't want us to collect the information requested in the registration form or to provide it to contest co-sponsors, please do not enter the contest or sweepstakes.

Cookies. To help make our sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we may use a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie," to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of user id, if you will, that resides on your computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie can't read unrelated data off your hard drive. Our advertisers and the third parties that provide products or services through our sites may also assign their own cookies to your browser, a process that we don't control. We may use cookies to help us tailor our site to your needs, to deliver a better, more personalized service. For example, we may use cookies to avoid showing you the same ad, repeatedly, during a single visit. In addition, we may use cookies to track the pages on our sites visited by our users. We can build a better site if we know which pages our users are visiting and how often. Of course, you can set your browser not to accept cookies, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other visitors to our sites.

Other methods of collecting information. Our web pages may contain electronic images (called "single-pixel gifs" or "web beacons") that allow us and our vendors to count users who have visited particular pages or to access certain cookies. We may use these tools and other technologies to recognize which pages users visit, and which links they click on. We may also be able to verify your online purchases from us or from third party sites that have agreed to share such information with us.

IP addresses. Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our sites. (your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the internet know where to send you data -- such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally to us. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our sites to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our sites.

Information Gathered by Voluntary Submission

To make use of certain features on our web sites (such as contests, story comments, letters to the editor and other interactive forums and blogs) visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration or participation process. We may ask, for example, for your name, e-mail address, gender, age, and zip code. The information you supply will help us offer you more personalized features, to tailor our site to your interests and make them more useful to you. The more you tell us about yourself, the more value we can offer you. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. But if you do not supply the information we need, we may be unable to provide you with services and content we make available to other visitors to our sites. Of course, even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you are still free to take advantage of content that is otherwise available, without registration, on our sites.

E-mails from Us. Upon registering through different areas on our website or through our print edition, you may begin receiving communications from us. In addition, if you have signed up for any of our automated account services, we will send you transactional e-mails regarding the status of your account, including confirmations, notices of expiration and renewal and other related electronic correspondence. If you have signed up for any of our e-mail newsletters, you may stop receiving them if you follow the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter. We may send you an e-mail inviting you to participate in subscriber or website user surveys. Such surveys greatly help us improve our services and the value of our web sites. Any information you give us in those surveys will not be shared with any third parties except in aggregate form.


Why We Want To Know


As with any business, it's important for us to know our customers -- their needs, their likes, what they want and expect from us. Unlike most businesses, however, we deliver a valuable product to our customers without asking for anything in return. It's like prime-time television, only better for you! Since we make most of this website available without charge to you, we rely heavily on advertisers to produce the income necessary to operate our site. Advertisers are like most people: they expect something in return for the money they spend. They want to know how many people will see their ad and how often -- in other words, how effective their ad is likely to be. So it's important that we be able to tell advertisers who our audience is.


Disclosure Of Information


Advertisers. Without your permission, we will not share the personally identifying information you provide when registering with advertisers on our website. We will, however, take the information you provide and aggregate it with data from all the other people that use this website and associated services. Then we will use that pool of information to inform our advertisers about our audience without identifying you personally. For example, we'll be able to say to an advertiser: "we have 3,470 readers in this zip code," which happens to be very close to your location.

Vendors and service providers. To make our sites more valuable to our visitors, we may offer some features in conjunction with other providers. Our email services and online classifieds for example, may be made available through cooperative arrangements with providers that specialize in operating such services. In some instances, these third party providers will have the same access to your information as we do. Their use of the information will be subject to the terms of their respective privacy policies, which you can find on their websites.

Statistical information. Much of the information we collect is in the form of aggregated statistics, such as the traffic that visits various pages within our sites, and the habits and preferences of our audience. Such aggregated information does not include any information that would identify you personally. We may use such aggregated information and disclose it to third parties as we see fit.

Sites to which we link. Of course, our website includes links to plenty of other websites, and provide access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we don't control. When you access another website or purchase products or services or conduct other transactions through our websites, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you're visiting or the provider of such products or services.

Other disclosures. We may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our visitor agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of visitors to our sites, the public, or our company and its employees and agents. As our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that our company, or the bulk of our assets relating to this website, is acquired by another company, information on our visitors would be among the transferred assets.


Storage Of Information


Most information gathered on our website is encrypted for storage within a database operated by us or by a contractor on our behalf. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.


Changes To This Privacy Policy


A final note: the web is an evolving medium. If we need to change our privacy policy at some point in the future, we'll post the changes before they take effect.


VISITOR AGREEMENT


Laramieboomerang.com is provided to you by Cheyenne Newspapers, Inc., DBA Laramie Boomerang ("we" or "us"). This visitor agreement is a binding legal contract between you and us. Please read this visitor agreement; by using this service, you accept its terms.

The Internet is an evolving medium; we may change the terms of this agreement from time to time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes, you accept this agreement, as modified.

We reserve the right to deny access to this website, or any service provided via this website, to anyone who violates this visitor agreement or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this website, or infringes the rights of others.

We invite you to send in your questions or comments about this website, or to bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate. Please send such comments, including a copy of any material you wish to discuss to:

Cheyenne Newspapers Inc., DBA Laramie Boomerang

320 E. Grand Ave.

Laramie, WY 82070

Email: online@laramieboomerang.com

Phone: (307) 742-2176

Fax: (307) 742-2046

 


PRIVACY


We may use and disclose information we collect from you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please take a few minutes to review it.


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS


Our Limited License to You. Although we make this website freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on the service. The materials available through this website are the property of us and our affiliates or licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display and print for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through this website. But you may not otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on this website in any form (including by email or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner. Of course, you're free to encourage others to access the information themselves on our website and to tell them how to find it. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on this website can be made by sending an email to online@laramieboomerang.com.

Your License to Us. By submitting material to us, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner. By submitting material to any public posting areas of this website, such as any message boards, forums, or community publishing areas, you agree that we may reproduce, modify, and distribute such material as we see fit in any medium and for any purpose. You also agree that we may identify you as the author of any of your postings by name, email address or screen name as we see appropriate. We also reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons.

Links. We welcome links to our service. You are free to establish a hypertext link to this site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us.

No Framing. Without our prior written permission, you may not frame any of the content of this website, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our intellectual property.

Trademarks. We don't want anyone to be confused as to which materials and services are provided by us and which aren't. You may not use any trademark or service mark appearing on this website without the prior written consent of the owner of the mark.

AP Materials. Some of the material on our website is provided by the Associated Press. Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion of these materials may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. The AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in these materials or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part of these materials or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

Notice of Violations. If you are an owner of intellectual property who believes your intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via this website, please notify:

Cheyenne Newspapers Inc., DBA Laramie Boomerang

320 E. Grand Ave.

Laramie, WY 82070

Email: online@laramieboomerang.com

Phone: (307) 742-2176

Fax: (307) 742-2046

 


CLASSIFIEDS SERVICE


We reserve the right to reject any ad copy. All orders are subject in all respects to our current rules and regulations and current demands upon advertising space. Our liability for an error will not exceed the cost of the space occupied by the error. And in no event shall our liability for your use of our classified advertising services exceed the amount you paid for the use of the services. We reserve the right to edit, reclassify, revise, or cancel any advertisement at any time. Rates and specifications are subject to change. We do not knowingly accept advertising that discriminates or intends to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status. Publisher accepts no liability for error or omission.


Personal Advertisements


We are a community, family-oriented publication. Advertisements must be appropriate for all ages. Personal advertising participants must be 18 years or older. The personal advertising section is restricted to individuals seeking personal, monogamous relationships. All ads must be in good taste and must not solicit for sex or sexual activities. We reserve the right to edit or reject ads that do not meet these standards. Use of the personal advertising section for any illegal purpose will be subject to prosecution. We are not liable for the content of the personal advertisements or the responses to such advertisements. We encourage users to take appropriate safeguards when responding to personal ads and arranging meetings. Screen all respondents carefully. Meetings with new companions should occur in public places and participants should not divulge their addresses. Be smart, not sorry.


Employment Advertisements


We do not knowingly accept advertisements regarding employment that are not bona fide job offers. We also do not knowingly accept advertisements that discriminate or intend to discriminate on any illegal basis, or that are otherwise illegal. If you think that an advertisement posted on this service discriminates on any illegal basis, or is otherwise illegal, please contact us at online@laramieboomerang.com.

Positions vary. We encourage you to investigate fully and understand all aspects of any job you are considering. Some positions may require an investment or purchase on consignment on your part, or may involve your recruiting others. Draw, commission or bonus instead of salary often pays positions. We encourage you to investigate fully and understand all aspects of any job you are considering.

A career-counseling firm does not guarantee actual placement as one of its services. Understand your individual agreement prior to payment.

Equal Housing Opportunity. Any real estate advertising in this website is subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. To complain of discrimination call the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 800-699-9777.


General Advice


It is illegal for companies doing business by phone to promise you a loan and ask you to pay for it before they deliver. Before you do business with a company, check it out with the Better Business Bureau. For free information about avoiding advance free loan scams, write the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580, or call the National Fraud Information Center, 1-800-876-7060. Don't pay for a promise, especially one relating to business opportunities or franchises. When it comes to earnings or locations, there are no guarantees.

Federal law allows you to correct your credit report for free. Credit repair clinics that do business by telephone cannot request or receive payment until six months after they perform their services. For more information about credit card scams, write the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580.


DISCLAIMERS


We work hard to make this website an interesting and enjoyable place. We cannot guarantee, however, that our users will always find everything to their liking; nor could we provide a free service if we were exposed to substantial liability. Please read these Disclaimers carefully before using this website.

Use at Your Own Risk. We provide the material available through this website for informational purposes only. You may only use the material and the services available through this website for your personal and non-commercial use. We try to ensure that information we post to this site is both timely and accurate, and that the services offered are reliable. Yet despite our efforts, errors may occur from time to time. Before you act on any information you’ve found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision. If you rely on any information or service available through this website, you do so at your own risk. You understand that you are solely responsible for any damage or loss you may incur that results from your use of any service or any material and/or data downloaded from or otherwise provided through this website.

Viruses. Because of the volume of email messages sent by users of this website, we cannot and do not always monitor the email messages and attachments sent by users. You acknowledge and agree that such email messages may contain viruses, worms or other harmful components. You also acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for screening the email messages and attachments for viruses, worms and other harmful components.

No Warranties. This website and all materials, information and services available through it, are provided to you "as is," "with all faults," and "as available." we, our affiliates, agents and licensors cannot and do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, current ness, no infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the materials, information and services available through the website, nor do they guarantee that the materials, information or services will be error-free, or continuously available, or free of viruses or other harmful components.

Limitations on Our Liability. Under no circumstances shall we, or our affiliates, agents or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any damages arising out of use of this website or any service available through this website, including, without limitation, liability for consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or similar damages, even if we are advised beforehand of the possibility of such damages. (Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, our liability and the liability of our affiliates, agents and licensors is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.) You agree that our liability and the liability of our affiliates, agents and licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way connected to the service shall not exceed the amount you paid for the use of the service.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold us and our affiliates, agents and licensors, harmless from any claim that may arise from your use of any information, material or service available through this website.


USE OF COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS


We may provide a variety of services on this website through which you can directly interact with others, such as email services, chat rooms, communications tools, forums, classifieds and other user-submitted advertising, and other public posting. We want to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas, but at the same time we want everyone to be able to enjoy these communications tools.

We reserve the right to deny access to any communications tools to anyone who violates this visitor agreement or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our sites or infringes the rights of others. We also reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of any messages to others, including law enforcement agencies.

Specific Prohibited Uses. Without limiting the foregoing, we may immediately terminate your use of any communications tools if you engage in any of the following prohibited activities:

  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, libelous, or obscene;
  • Impersonating any person or entity, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Forging headers or otherwise manipulating identifiers in a manner that disguises the origin of any content you transmit through any communications tools;
  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under any contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any party;
  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any other form of solicitation, without our express written approval;
  • Gathering for the purpose of "spamming" any email addresses that users post in our chat rooms, forums and other public posting areas;
  • Uploading, posting, emailing, transmitting or otherwise making available any content or material that contains software viruses, worms or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications or other equipment, or to cause a security breach of such software, hardware or telecommunications or other equipment;
  • Uploading or posting any off-topic or irrelevant material to any chat room or forum;
  • Interfering with or disrupting any servers or networks used to provide the communications services, or disobeying any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the networks we use to provide the communications services;
  • Violating any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to (i) all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside, (ii) regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and (iii) any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
  • "Stalking" or otherwise harassing another;
  • Instigating or encouraging others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person;
  • Collecting or storing personal data about other users;
  • Gaining unauthorized access to our website, or any account, computer system, or network connected to this website, by means such as hacking, password mining or other illicit means; or
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this website.

MISCELLANEOUS


Jurisdiction. This visitor agreement has been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wyoming. By using this service, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Cheyenne, Wyoming in all disputes arising out of or relating to this agreement or this website.


REFUND POLICY


Due to the clerical and bookkeeping costs involved, the Boomerang will no longer give cash refunds for classified advertisements or subscriptions that are canceled before their expiration date. Ads will still be removed from publication and from electronic listings at the customers request, but no refunds will be provided. Subscriptions can be transferred from one subscription to another.