Privacy Policy

By using our website, and/or signing up for services such as membership or our newsletter, visitors to our website consent to information practices outlined herein.

Information Collection:

We track how our visitors use our website so that we can see what people like and don’t like. We may also collect personal information about you via registration for newsletters, commenting, donations, membership and other areas.

We will not release names, email addresses, or any other personal information to anyone outside The Bedford Citizen without consent, unless we are under a legal order to do so, or there is an emergency involving danger to a person or property.

If users chose to provide your personally identifiable information for the purposes of a third-party contest, survey, or newsletter, consent shall be deemed to be given for the release of personally identifiable information with regard to that third party only, in addition to The Bedford Citizen. Only authorized employees or consultants are allowed access to personal information about users. Any employee or consultant who violates these privacy and security policies is subject to disciplinary action.

We occasionally have service contractors, third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and joint ventures that perform functions on our behalf, including, but not limited to, credit card processing and website hosting. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the data. They are restricted from using or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to The Bedford Citizen. In addition, we may always share, disclose, and transfer all information, postings, and any and all other personal and non-personal information we have collected to a successor-entity in the case of the sale of the assets of The Bedford Citizen, corporate reorganization, merger, change in control, or other similar transaction.

Any information users share in public areas, such as the website comments area, becomes public and therefore this policy does not apply. Visitors to our website are encouraged to be cautious about what they disclose and that they do not post any personal information that they expect to keep private. Personally Identifiable Information is information that can be used to contact you or determine your specific identity.  If other information is linked to this information, it also becomes personally identifiable information.

Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Information:

Anonymous information is any information other than personally identifiable information, including aggregate information derived from personally identifiable information.

The Bedford Citizen may use this informatio to improve the website and service, to monitor traffic and general usage patterns, and for other general business purposes, to inform publishers as to what content is appealing to readers, to inform advertisers of the usage habits or characteristics of the interested audience, and to advise potential donors so that they may better understand The Bedford Citizen’s user base.


A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to a user’s browser from a website’s servers and stored on the user’s computer. Each website can send its own cookies to a user’s browser if the user’s browser’s preferences allow it. Most browsers only permit a website to access the cookies that the same website has already sent to a user, not the cookies sent to a user by other sites.

Website may use cookies to identify users as a repeat visitor or customer of The Bedford Citizen, to maintain session information for logged in users, and to track usage trends and patterns in order to better understand and improve areas of our website.

All computers and servers on the internet use IP addresses to recognize and communicate with each other. We collect IP addresses to administer and analyze our site and report aggregate, non-personal information (such as number of total visitors). When users call up our site, our servers enter the IP address of that computer into a log. To maintain our users’ anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information.

We do not, and cannot, use cookies or IP address tracking to retrieve personal information from a user’s computer.


The Bedford Citizen website employs a number of security methods designed to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information. Users’ personal data will be stored within a database that is located behind a firewall for added security.

No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be secure.  As a result, while we try to protect personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information users transmit to us, and users do so at their your own risk. 

The Bedford Citizen is not liable for the illegal acts of any third party.

The Bedford Citizen does not encrypt normal web sessions, however any transmission to the website or service of credit card information uses SSL encryption to help protect the data.

Links to Other Sites:

The Bedford Citizen website provides links and pointers to web sites maintained by other organizations. The Bedford Citizen provides these links as a convenience to users, but it does not operate or control such sites. The Bedford Citizen website also disclaims any responsibility for the information on those sites and any products or services offered there and cannot vouch for the privacy policies of such sites. The Bedford Citizen website does not make any warranties or representations that any linked sites, or this site, will function without error or interruption, that defects will be corrected, or that the sites and their servers are free of viruses and other problems that can harm your computer.

Opt Out:

If at any time users would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, detailed unsubscribe instructions are included at the bottom of each email.


The Bedford Citizen website is not directed to children (persons under the age of 13), and we do not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personally identifiable information from children. If users believe that we have received information from a person under 13, please contact The Bedford Citizen and we will take appropriate action.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

The Bedford Citizen may change its privacy policy from time to time.  If we make any changes regarding disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties, we will post notice of the new policy on our home page.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability:

Although The Bedford Citizen takes reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of computer viruses, worms, or other destructive materials and programs to our site, there is no guarantee or warrant that our website or materials that may be downloaded from our site are free from such destructive features.  The Bedford Citizen is not liable for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions, or other inaccuracies in our site, nor for any claim, loss, or injury that results from a user’s use of the website or a user’s breach of any provision of this agreement.

Last updated 08-08-2023.

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