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Artists’ Disclaimer

RKFDNEWS.com is a creative publication and public art experiment. All articles contained within, however near to actual stories appearing in the news, should be assumed to be of a fictitious nature. Except in the case of public figures, any resemblance to actual persons or events is purely coincidental.

Fair Use Notice

RKFDNEWS.com contains copyrighted material in which the use of news stories contains public figures and celebrities names combined with fictitious names that have not been authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to entertain readers of our site. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for satire and entertainment purposes.  If you or your organization wishes to file a copyright review for the cease and desist of  copyrighted material that has been shared on RKFDNEWS.com in an artistic manner, please contact us. We will review all requests and work with you to edit, repost, or terminate copyrighted materials we’ve posted on RKFDNEWS.com for satirical and entertainment purposes.

Privacy Policy

RKFDNEWS.com believes that electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a service, commercial, and entertainment medium. We know you’re concerned about protecting your privacy online. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect about you and how we use that information. In this Privacy Policy, “RKFDNEWS” means the website associated with the domain name RKFDNEWS.com.  The term “Personal Data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your full name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, phone number and any other information that can be used to identify or contact you. By using the RKFDNEWS website, you consent to the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy. RKFDNEWS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy, and if we do, any such changes will be included on this page so current privacy information will always be available to you. We encourage you check this page periodically.

No Collection of Personal Data from Children under 13

We recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections for the Personal Data of children under 13. The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires general audience website operators to obtain a parent’s prior consent if they are knowingly collecting, using or disclosing any Personal Data from a child under 13. RKFDNEWS website is not directed to or intended to be used by children under 13 (or under 18 for that matter), and RKFDNEWS does not knowingly collect, use or disclose any Personal Data from children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us immediately at rkfdnews@gmail.com.

Personal Data Collected

The only Personal Data RKFDNEWS currently collects through RKFDNEWS.com is the Personal Data that you voluntarily provide to RKFDNEWS to comment on our site articles via third party application like Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, etc. For example, all users must voluntarily fill out a form to contact or comment on RKFDNEWS’ website. To submit a comment or a form inquiry, you must enter Personal Data or submit by logging in via third party applications mentioned, such as your full name and email address or third party account information. Users must also enter Personal Data, such as full name, address, phone number, email address is they wish to personally contact RKFDNEWS in our ‘Contact Us’ section. Users of the social networking features on RKFDNEWS’ website may also enter Personal Data to create a social networking page and user profile. The information on the social networking page and the user profile, including any Personal Data, will also be available to other users of RKFDNEWS’ website. RKFDNEWS withholds the rights to use, and share, any comments submitted to the website on the RKFDNEWS website; and through RKFDNEWS’ social media pages, which are associated with RKFDNEWS’ website, on Facebook and other social media outlets, etc.

Other data that does not qualify as Personal Data because it cannot be used to contact or identify you (“Non-Personal Data”) may also be collected when a user participates in certain features of the RKFDNEWS website, or may be automatically collected about you.

For example, RKFDNEWS uses technology to automatically collect Non-Personal Data about the use of the RKFDNEWS website. This technology is used to track things like how many users access the RKFDNEWS website, the date and time of their visits, the length of their stays, and which pages they view. RKFDNEWS may also use technology to determine which web browsers users use and the address from which they accessed the Websites. The information collected using this technology does not identify any user personally and is thus all Non-Personal Data that simply enables RKFDNEWS to compile statistics about users and their use of the RKFDNEWS website.

RKFDNEWS uses this Non-Personal Data and may share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of the RKFDNEWS website, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services. We may also use this information to provide you with targeted advertising, so that the advertisements you may see on RKFDNEWS’ website are of more interest to you.

Cookies

We may store certain information from your web browser using “cookies.” A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use session-ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in if a user is required to. These cookies would terminate once the user closes the web browser. We may also use persistent cookies that store certain Personal Data you already provided to us to make it easier for you to log back in to RKFDNEWS’ website or access your shopping cart (which is not implemented, nor is planned to be installed, into the RKFDNEWS website as of September 11th, 2012.) Cookies are used as a convenience feature for the user. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser if you want to disable them.

Use of Personal Data Collected

RKFDNEWS uses the Personal Data collected on the Websites to provide you with the requested services and to reply to you. If you enter Personal Data to create a member account, for example, that Personal Data will be used to create your account and allow that user to access certain features of RKFDNEWS’ website. If you enter Personal Data to create a social networking page and user profile, that Personal Data will be available to other users of RKFDNEWS’ website on your social networking page. If you enter Personal Data to complete a purchase at RKFDNEWS website store, that Personal Data will be used to complete your purchase and contact you with any questions related to that purchase.

RKFDNEWS’ website may also use the Personal Data to contact you for a variety of reasons, such as but not limited to notifying you about upcoming events, offering you additional products or services, or requesting your feedback on RKFDNEWS’ website. If you wish to opt-out of these contacts, you can let us know by following the “unsubscribe” instructions that accompanied the contact email, or by contacting us at tips@rkfdnews.com. Even if you opt-out of certain contacts, RKFDNEWS may still contact you about any problems or issues with your personal account, social networking page or user profile.

Disclosure of Personal Data Collected

RKFDNEWS may disclose Personal Data to third parties when (a) it is reasonably necessary to provide you with the Services, (b) you have authorized the disclosure, or (c) if required or authorized to do so by law.

For example, when you choose to use the social networking features of RKFDNEWS’ website, it is necessary for RKFDNEWS’ website to disclose the information on your social networking page and your user profile information, including Personal Data, to other users of RKFDNEWS website. Without disclosure of this information, no one could contact you and there would be no social networking feature. Any User Content (as defined in the Terms of Service) you post to RKFDNEWS’ website will also be available to other users. By participating in the social networking features, you are also giving RKFDNEWS’ website permission to include you in its RSS feed features, which allow other users to get updates on your social networking page and user profile. For example, if you add your favorite movie or restaurant to your user profile, users who are subscribed to your RSS feed will be notified of this change in your user profile. This feature will also allow other users to see how you are using the RKFDNEWS website. You use the social networking features and post User Content at your own risk. RKFDNEWS is not responsible for security or privacy breaches that may result from your use of the social networking features or posting User Content to RKFDNEWS’ website.

RKFDNEWS may also disclose Personal Data to third parties if a user has requested that RKFDNEWS’ website do so. RKFDNEWS’ website may offer users opportunities to request disclosure of Personal Data to third parties. For example, users may have the ability to request through the RKFDNEWS website that certain third parties send them information. In that case, RKFDNEWS’ website would disclose the user’s full name and email address or mailing address so that the third party can send the user the requested information.

RKFDNEWS website may also disclose Personal Data to its affiliates, contractors and partners, who will use the Personal Data in compliance with this Privacy Policy. We may sell, rent, give or otherwise share your personal information with RKFDNEWS’ successors, assigns, affiliates and other related third parties. RKFDNEWS may also disclose Personal Data if required or authorized to do so by law.

Security Measures

RKFDNEWS’ website uses industry standard security measures to protect your Personal Data. While such security measures provide reasonable protections against unauthorized access, they provide no guarantee that your Personal Data will not be compromised.

Links to Other Websites

This Privacy Policy applies only to Personal Data collected on the RKFDNEWS website. RKFDNEWS’ website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by RKFDNEWS’ website. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. RKFDNEWS does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any website you visit before using the website or providing any Personal Data about yourself.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or concerns about the way RKFDNEWS processes your Personal Data, please contact us at rkfdnews@gmail.com.  It should also be noted that if you read this far down in the Privacy Policy, we’ve managed to waste all of your precious time. This is a social media era / public art experiment by a collective of artists whose core intents includes:  1) Wasting more of your time on the internet.  2) Causing reactions from stories that are true or false to be digitally shared, believed, doubted, laughed and scorned at.  Thus proving how absurd the human race has become with technology in this, the social media era of self-obsession, fast food news and proud opinions. RKFDNEWS website does not take responsibility for the amount of time and emotions a user wastes while enjoying RKFDNEWS’ website.  Names have been changed to protect the innocent except in the case of public figures, tax-payer paid individuals and celebrities.  RKFDNEWS’ website does not care about what you or your associates, lawyers, priests, ad firm owners, politicians and scumbags think of us;  especially if you are offended by our abilities to take time out of our lives to entertain and challenge your conscience for free.  If you are personally offended by anything  that’s contained in this site, first check your conscience to insure that any poor behaviors you may have conducted haven’t crossed one of our collective members, and then email us at rkfdnews@gmail.com with the subject line, “Is this about me?”.  Please include your name and a link to the story and we will reply with one answer, “No, we didn’t see your name being used anywhere, but thank you for spending your precious time with us on the internet.  Feel free to publicly comment on the article if this answer doesn’t suffice your conscience. Please express your emotions by using all caps and exclamation points on the article in question to increase social media content sharing and broadband speed equality.”

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  1. Randy Keho 7 December, 2017, 11:45

    Until now, virtually everything I’ve read on the internet has been a waste of time and energy. However, your virtual newspaper has changed all that. It’s a pleasure to read. LMAO

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