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Privacy Notice

The following guidelines apply for information collected from visitors to the Hi-Desert Star web site:

The Hi-Desert Star is committed to protecting your privacy. We believe you have a right to know what information we collect about you when you visit our web site, and how that information is used and safeguarded.

Your Personal Information

We collect personally identifiable information (name, e-mail address, etc.) and/or demographic data (ZIP code, gender, etc.) that you submit when you:

Register for our services

Complete a survey

Enter a contest, promotion, or sweepstakes

Order a subscription to our newspaper

Place a classified ad

Send us an e-mail

Submit reader opinions

We do not give or sell any personally identifiable information to advertisers or other outside parties. We may use this information to process and maintain your account, reply to your specific questions and requests, verify submitted editorial information (ie: wedding and birth announcements,) inform you of special offers from us, and compile aggregate demographic statistics about our users.

The Hi-Desert Star is not responsible for the policies or actions of third parties that may collect any information you disclose in the Opinions, Guest Book, Classifieds, Community Calendar, or other public forums on this site.

Our partners and other Internet sites and services that may be accessible through the Hi-Desert Star have separate data and privacy practices. These sites include, but are not limited to, and Please contact those sites directly if you have questions about their privacy policies.

Children’s Privacy

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) stipulates that Web site operators cannot knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13 without verifiable parental permission. While we offer information on our site that is appropriate for, available to, and useful to children, we do not seek children’s participation in services that require registration.

You must be 18 years or older to participate in the following services:

Register for our services

Complete a survey (unless otherwise noted)

Enter a contest, promotion, or sweepstakes

Order a subscription to our newspaper

Place a classified ad

Submit reader opinions

Cookies and IP Addresses

We use cookies (small text files transferred from our Web site to your hard drive) to recognize repeat users, track content preferences and traffic patterns. Cookies do not damage files or give anyone access to your personally identifiable information. They simply provide us with information about how visitors are using Hi-Desert Star to help us improve and enhance the site. We may share aggregate site usage statistics and demographic information with third parties, but this information does not contain any personally identifiable information.

We do not use IP addresses to track use traffic patterns and content preference.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy policy, please contact Jay Thomas at

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