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Privacy Policy

New England Newspapers, Inc. is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers.


The following statement discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Website BerkshireEagle.com


What personally identifiable information does BerkshireEagle.com collect from me?

BerkshireEagle.com collects information in several ways. Some information is gathered through server log files and from code embedded in BerkshireEagle.com pages that records the browser preferences and settings of readers’ computers. Various types of personal information are gathered when you enter a contest or promotion, sign up for a discussion group, request vacation delivery stop, or when you post an online ad. During these instances, BerkshireEagle.com asks for information such as your name, e-mail address, street address, zip code, phone number, subscriber status, and credit card number. We may also ask you for other information at other times. Whenever we collect information about you, we will make an effort to link to our privacy policy.


How is my information used?

Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a customized experience. BerkshireEagle.com uses information collected from server log files, such as IP addresses, to help diagnose problems with our services, to administer our Web site, and to report and gather aggregate information about site usage and user demographics. BerkshireEagle.com also uses code included on every page on our site to track the traffic on pages and compile information about users, such as paths through the site, browsers used, time spent on site, frequency of return visits, etc. This system does not garner any personal information about our readers, such as names. BerkshireEagle.com may share aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.

BerkshireEagle.com also uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web service and stored on your computer’s hard drive. BerkshireEagle.com uses cookies to deliver targeted advertising based on your behavior or demographics and to track your number of entries in some of our promotions and contests. You can set your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but if you do, we will not be able to customize the BerkshireEagle.com website’s features according to your preferences. Advertising networks that serve ads into our site may also use their own cookies. For more information about the use of cookies by these networks please visit their own privacy policy pages.

To manage your cookies, visit the Privacy settings in the Settings or Options section of your web browser. To learn more about how to opt out of interest based advertising, visit optout.networkadvertising.org/#!/

With whom is my information shared?

When you are on an area of BerkshireEagle.com and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with New England Newspapers, Inc. and its related companies. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any other company, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.

Promotions and contests that run on BerkshireEagle.com may be sponsored by companies other than BerkshireEagle.com or may be co-sponsored by BerkshireEagle.com and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion or contest may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion or contest if you don’t want your data to be shared.

BerkshireEagle.com may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to our users. Some of these forums require registration. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

 Aggregate information compiled by BerkshireEagle.com may be shared with advertisers and business partners as well as used by New England Newspapers, Inc. and its related companies.

 We reserve the right to disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law or pursuant to a legal proceeding, including without limitation, in response to a court order or a subpoena.


Linked Sites

Please be aware that BerkshireEagle.com promotional partners, advertisers, sponsors, third-party Internet sites, and content providers accessible through BerkshireEagle.com may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. BerkshireEagle.com not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. Users should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing personally identifiable information through co-sponsored, affiliated or linked sites.


Children’s Guidelines

The Newspaper in Education program is a free service for teachers that promotes the use of newspapers in the classroom. Some content may be specifically directed at students up to grade 12, and may allow students to send questions, comments, stories, jokes, ideas and opinions to BerkshireEagle.com via email. The information requested in this manner is used solely for participation in the particular activity, and is not stored or sold to third parties. If student-submitted content is published, only the student’s first name, grade and state/country appear on the site, unless specific permission is granted to do otherwise. Students are advised to consult with their parents before giving personal information online.


Policy Changes and Questions

New England Newspapers, Inc. reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. (The most recent change was made on October 6, 2016.)


For terms of use, please click here.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, you can contact us at:


New England Newspapers, Inc.

75 South Church St., Pittsfield, MA  01201

(413) 447-7311

E-Mail: president@berkshireeagle.com


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