Privacy Policy

By using and continuing to use the website KootenaiValleyTimes.com, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Protecting your private information is our priority.

This Statement of Privacy applies to KootenaiValleyTimes.com and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to KootenaiValleyTimes.com includes KVT Internet Radio. KootenaiValleyTimes.com website is a news and information site. By using the website, you consent to the data practices described within this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our website, KootenaiValleyTimes.com may collect personally identifiable information such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Employer
  • Job Title

If you purchase KootenaiValleyTimes.com's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us; however, we may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the website;
these may include
i) registering for an account on our site,
ii) entering a sweepstakes, contest, or drawing sponsored by us or one of our partners,
iii) signing up for special offers from selected third parties,
iv) sending us an email message,
v) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our website: to wit, we my use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services or products you have requested from us. We may also gather additional persona or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

KootenaiValleyTimes.com collects and uses your personal information to inform you of other products or services available from KootenaiValleyTimes.com or its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

KootenaiValleyTimes.com does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

KootenaiValleyTimes.com may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering which may be of interest to you. In such cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail address, name, address, contact phone number) are not transferred to the third party. KootenaiValleyTimes.com may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you an email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for a delivery. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to KootenaiValleyTimes.com, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

KootenaiValleyTimes.com may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
i) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with the legal process served on KootenaiValleyTimes.com or the website,
ii) protect and defend the rights or property of KootenaiValleyTimes.com or the website,
iii) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of KootenaiValleyTimes.com, or the public.

Tracking user Behavior

KootenaiValleyTimes.com uses "cookies" on our website. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

KootenaiValleyTimes.com may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within KootenaiValleyTimes.com, in order to determine what KootenaiValleyTimes.com services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within KootenaiValleyTimes.com to customers whose behavior indicates they are interested in a particular subject.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by KootenaiValleyTimes.com. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the KootenaiValleyTimes.com website.

Links

This website contains links to other websites or social media sites. Please be aware we are not responsible for the content, privacy practices, or endorse any other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website to read the privacy statements of any other website or site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of your personal Information

KootenaiValleyTimes.com secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. KootenaiValleyTimes.coms uses the following methods for this purpose: SSL Protocol
When the personal information (such as credit card information) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the (SSL) Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or other wireless network can be guaranteed to one hundred percent secure. As a result, we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that
i) there are security and privacy limitation inherent to the internet which are beyond our control, and
ii) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this website cannot be guaranteed. We use and trust PayPal as a responsible and authorized payment system.

Children Under the Age of Thirteen

KootenaiValleyTimes.com does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian permission to use this website.

E-mail Communications

From time to time, KootenaiValleyTimes.com may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alters, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications vie email from KootenaiValleyTimes.com or KVT Internet Radio, you may opt out of such communications by replying STOP or to UNSUBSCRIBE via: sales@kootenaivalleytimes.com.

Changes to this Statement

KootenaiValleyTimes.com reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will not notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on out website and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the website and or services available through this website after such modifications will constitute your i) acknowledgement of the modified Privacy Policy, and ii) agreement to abide by and be bound by the Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

KootenaiValleyTimes.com welcomes your questions regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe KootenaiValleyTimes.com has not adhered to this statement, please contact KootenaiValleyTimes.com at:

Kootenai Valley Times,
P.O. Box 1625,
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805;
Email: mikew@kootenaivalleytimes.com;
or call 208-295-1016.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 28, 2019

Social

  • Updated

Brian and Courtney Morter, Bonners Ferry, were blessed with a baby girl, Hannah Rose, Monday evening, December 9, at St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Oregon.

  • Updated

This year's sixth annual Night of Nativities features hundreds of unique and beautiful nativity sets from around the world; Japan, Mongolia, Germany, France and elsewhere, and many are not only for children, but made by the hands of children!

  • Updated

On behalf of the Bonners Ferry FFA chapter, we would like to thank the community of Boundary County for donating items, attending and participating in the 71st Annual Harvest Auction. This year, we made a few drastic changes.

Each year, nearly 38,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW's Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.

Obituaries

John Fritts passed away at his home near Naples on December 7, 2019.  Funeral services are pending and a full obituary will follow.

Lloyd B. Richardson passed away on December 6, 2019, at Hearthstone Village in Sandpoint. Private arrangements are being made.

Vicky A. Colter passed away on December 8, 2019, at her home near Naples, Idaho. Private arrangements are being made made.

Kathleen S. Hedrick passed away on December 7, 2019 at her home near Naples, Idaho. Private arrangements are beinig made.

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