PRIVACY POLICY

Morinville Online website (MorinvilleOnline.com) is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to this website.

E-mails to the MorinvilleOnline are deleted once they have been dealt with.

Morinville Online does not collect personal information.

E-mail addresses of subscribers to our daily e-mail notification are used exclusively for that purpose. Subscribers have the opportunity to opt-out of the email list by clicking the link in each mailing.

We do not share our e-mail subscriber addresses with or advertisers or any outside organization.

Morinville Online uses Google Analytics and WordPress Analytics to record our overall web traffic and to monitor specific details on peak times and peak content. We do this to provide our advertisers with data on how frequently their ad is seen and to provide us with much-needed data on the types of stories our readers are most interested in hearing about. Google Analytics provides us with NO access to personal information.

Comments made on any of our articles may – in the opinion of the publication’s editor – be more suitable as a standalone letter to the editor. We will e-mail the comment writer to suggest allowing us to publish the comment under its own cover as content.

From time to time we will publish select comments online. The name used with the comment will be used in the published online content.

Morinville Online ads are generic placement ads and do not use tracking. We may, however, run a select number of Google Ads, which do use cookies.

Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to websites.

Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the internet.

Users may opt-out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ad Settings.

FACT-CHECKING POLICY

Morinville Online is committed to achieving accuracy in all its articles and video content. This commitment to accuracy is fundamental to our reputation and the trust of our readers and viewers.

When covering news stories, our articles must be well-sourced, based on proper evidence, and corroborated. We must be honest and open about what we know and don’t know to avoid reader speculation. When an article provided claims and allegations, it will be reported as such.

Morinville Online must not knowingly mislead its readers and viewers, nor will we distort known facts, present invented material as fact or otherwise undermine the trust of our readers and viewers in any of our content.

All reporters follow our Ethics Policy in ensuring their reporting is accurate, objective and unbiased. In addition to their own fact-checking in sourcing and writing content, additional fact-checking occurs when articles are being edited for publication. This may result in back and forth conversations between editor and writer to ensure accuracy and clarity.

When a serious factual error occurs, we must acknowledge them clearly, quickly, and appropriately.

CORRECTIONS POLICY

Because credibility is everything in the news business, MorinvilleNews.com’s goal is to be as accurate and balanced as possible.

As such, we take errors factual or typographical seriously and will correct significant errors as quickly as possible. These corrections will come with an explanation for the change in the story as well as the day and time it was corrected.

We do not consider a story to be in error if there has been a subsequent update to the situation. In those cases, we will either add an update at the top of the story and indicate the original story was just that. We may also do a completely separate story and link to the original story for detail.

Requests to remove content: MorinvilleNews.com’s articles since our creation in June 0f 2010 become a community record. As such, we will not, except in very narrow situations, remove an article or video. Such removal is at the publisher’s discretion.

COMMENTS POLICY

You are welcome to comment on any article on Morinville Online and by doing so you agree to The Morinville Online’s comment policy.

• You are responsible for your comments and replies to the comments of others.

• We do not moderate comments except in exceptional circumstances.

• We welcome debate in the comments section of our articles; however, personal abuse of Morinville Online writers, interview subjects and commenters responding to articles will not be accepted. Such comments may be deleted and commenters may be prohibited from commenting again.

• Links relevant to your point are permitted; however, comments with links are held for administrator moderation and approval.

• We expect commenters to be respectful of all concerned and to stay on point.

THIRD-PARTY COMPLAINTS

We are voluntary members of the National NewsMedia Council, which deals with complaints about news stories, opinion columns or photos. See the NNC web site at mediacouncil.ca or call 1-844-877-1163 for more information.