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Privacy Policy

Times News LLC is the organization that produces the Times News Website (“Website”). We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. This Privacy Policy is applicable to this Website.

Information You Voluntarily Provide

You may visit our Website without disclosing any personal information. To make use of some features on our Website, you may need to register and provide certain personal information as part of the registration process.  This personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, first and last name, street address, e-mail address, telephone number (e.g., home, work, mobile and/or fax), and birthdate. We may also collect other personal information that will be identified on the applicable page(s) of the Website.

Automatically Collected Information

We may use automatic methods, such as cookies (small amounts of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a Website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive), to understand Website trends, deliver a more personalized experience, and to improve our content and offerings. Examples of the information we may collect and analyze using these methods include:  the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, type and version, operating system, and platform; purchase history, which we may aggregate with similar information from other customers; the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, on, and from our Website, including date and time; and cookie information. We may also use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to accept or reject cookies. If you set your browser not to accept cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of certain services on our Website.

Information Sharing or Disclosure

Except as described in this policy, the Times News does not share your personally identifiable information without your consent. However, any information gathered or submitted to us may be shared with 1) our third party service providers acting on our behalf, such as when offering, advertising, or marketing our products and services, and 2) on occasion, we may offer a special promotion (such as a sweepstakes or other contests on the Website) or otherwise or in conjunction with a third party service provider, sponsor or promotional partner, and share your information with that sponsor or promotional partner so that it can send you other special promotions it offers, but only if you give us permission to do so. Most of our third party service providers, like Facebook, allow you to opt-out on their websites.  The Times News may also share your personally identifiable information with entities affiliated with us through common ownership or control. We do not sell, lease, or share your personally identifiable information with anyone else.

We may share aggregated demographic information with third parties, but this information is not linked to any personal information that can identify you or another individual person. Therefore, no personal information is disclosed in this manner.

With your permission, we may also send you e-mails with special offers and promotions. If you don’t want to receive these, you may unsubscribe to our newsletter.

Aggregated Demographic Information

We may share aggregated demographic information with third parties, but this information is not linked to any personal information that can identify you or another individual person. Therefore, no personal information is disclosed in this manner.

Business Transfers

In the future, the Times News may be sold along with its assets, or other transactions may occur in which customer information is one of the business assets transferred. In such a case, the customer information which we have gathered may be one of the business assets we transfer.

Disclosure for Legal Purposes

The law requires that we may be required to share your personal information and automatically collected information pursuant to judicial or governmental subpoenas, warrants, or orders. If we are required to do so, we will, of course, obey the law. In addition, notwithstanding any term to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we reserve the right to use and disclose share your personal and non-personal information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of this Website’s Terms of Use, or as otherwise required by law.


Our Website contains links to pages and other websites operated by unrelated third parties. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when your leave our Website and to read the privacy policies of every website that collects personally identifiable information from you. The Privacy Policy applies only to this Website.

Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, you can contact us at: Times News Website Privacy, 594 Blakeslee Blvd. West, Lehighton, PA 18235 or timesnews@tnonline.com.

Children’s Privacy

The Times News takes children’s privacy seriously and wants children and parents to understand that our Website is not intended for children under the age of 13.  If you are under the age of 13, please do not use this Website.  We do not seek to collect personal information about children through our Website.

Changes to this Policy

We may change this Policy at our sole discretion.  We will post any changes on this page.  By continuing to use the Website after we post changes, you accept and agree to this Policy, as modified.


User Agreement

1.1 By using the Tnonline.com service (the “Service”), you are agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement between you and The Times News (Tnonline.com).

1.2 Tnonline.com may change, add, or remove portions of this Agreement at any time, but if it does so, it will post such changes on the Service, or send them to you via e-mail.


1.4 Tnonline.com may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time, including the availability of any Service feature, database, or content. Tnonline.com may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability.


2.1 The contents of the Tnonline.com Internet service are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on Tnonline.com (including, but not limited to news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by Tnonline.com , or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

2.2 The Service and its Contents are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in Section 2.3 of this Agreement), create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Service (including software) in whole or in part.

2.3 You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Service for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from tnonline.com, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.

2.4 Certain Content is furnished by the Associated Press and Reuters, which will not be liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any such Content, or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof, or for any damages arising therefrom.

2.5 You retain your ownership rights to material you post; however, by posting or uploading content such as text, images, audio and video works, you grant tnonline.com, bethlehempress.com, catasauquapress.com, eastpenn-press.com, northamptonpress.com, northwesternpress.com, salisbury-press.com, parkland-press.com, and whitehallcoplaypress.com, Times News, Inc., its related companies and licensees a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual license to reproduce your content on tnonline.com, bethlehempress.com, catasauquapress.com, eastpenn-press.com, northamptonpress.com, northwesternpress.com, salisbury-press.com, parkland-press.com, and whitehallcoplaypress.com and in any other media now known or later developed, and to use your publicly disclosed identity and related information for online and offline purposes, including commercial uses.


3.1 You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish in the comments section (the “Comments”) any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material.

3.2 (a)Be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other Subscribers, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam.”

3.2 (b) Use respectful language. Like any community, the Comments flourish only when our Subscribers feel welcome and safe. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.

3.2 (c) Debate, but don’t attack. In a community full of opinions and preferences, people always disagree. Tnonline.com encourages active discussions and welcomes heated debate in our Comments. But personal attacks are a direct violation of this Agreement and are grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Service.

3.3 The Comments shall be used only in a noncommercial manner. You shall not, without the express approval of Tnonline.com , distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services.

3.4 You are solely responsible for the content of your messages. However, while Tnonline.com does not and cannot review every message posted by you on the Comments and is not responsible for the content of these messages, Tnonline.com reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

3.5 You acknowledge that any submissions you make to the Service (e.g. Letter to the Editor, Review or Commentary) may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted, and displayed by Tnonline.com online or in any other tnonline.com owned publication. You waive any moral or copyrights you may have and permit the material to be altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.


4.1 Tnonline.com contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of Tnonline.com. Since Tnonline.com is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or Webmaster of such site.


5.1 You represent, warrant and covenant (a) that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material; and (b) that you are at least thirteen years old. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless Tnonline.com, its parent and affiliated corporations, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of this Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim. Tnonline.com reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

5.2 Tnonline.com does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the Service by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE SERVICE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.


6.1 As part of the registration process, you will provide your name, address, phone number, email address, (collectively your “Information”) and select a password.  All Information must be accurate and updated. (a) You may not (i) select or use another person’s Information with the intent to impersonate that person; or (ii) use Information in which another person has rights without such person’s authorization. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. (b) You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, which you will not have to reveal to any representative or agent of Tnonline.com .

6.2 (a) You shall notify hftncirculation@tnonline.com or call Times News Circulation at 800-596-6397 of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or credit card information.

6.3 You must be 13 years or older to subscribe to the Service; however, persons of all ages may use it. Thus, you may share your login and password with others within your household, subject to Section 6.4.

6.4 You are responsible for all usage or activity on your Tnonline.com account, including use of the account by any third party authorized by you to use your login and password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at Tnonline.com’s sole discretion, and Tnonline.com may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

6.5 You must provide and maintain accurate personal information in your account record. You may not impersonate anyone in either the private or public portions of your user profile. You may post information using only your own account, and you are responsible for anything posted under your identity, including defamation, illegal activity, and infringement of other people’s intellectual property rights. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and the secrecy of your password. You may not share your password with any third party.


7.1. Tnonline.com reserves the right at any time to charge fees for access to portions of the Service or the Service as a whole. However, in no event will you be charged for access to the Service unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. You can make payments under the Manage Billing menu by selecting the Make a Payment Option.  You shall pay all fees and charges incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred, including, but not limited to charges for any products or services offered for sale through the Service by Tnonline.com or by any other vendor or service provider. All fees and charges shall be billed to and paid for by you. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use of the Service through your account.


8.1 If you indicate on your registration form that you want to receive such information, Tnonline.com, its owners and assigns, will allow certain third party vendors to provide you with information about products and services.

8.2 Tnonline.com reserves the right to send electronic mail to you for the purpose of informing you of changes or additions to the Service.

8.3 Tnonline.com reserves the right to disclose information about your usage and demographics, provided that it will not reveal your personal identity in connection with the disclosure of such information. Advertisers and/or Licensees on our website may collect and share information about you only if you indicate your acceptance. For more information please read the Privacy Policy of Tnonline.com.

8.4 Tnonline.com will disclose your personally identifying information at the written request of law enforcement officials without prior notice to you.


9.1 You shall have no rights to the proprietary software and related documentation, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to you in order to access the Service (“Access Software”). You may not sublicense, assign or transfer any licenses granted by tnonline.com , and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment or transfer shall be null and void. You may make one copy of such software for archival purposes only. You may not otherwise copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from Access Software.


10.1 You may terminate your account at any time by sending e-mail to: hftncirculation@tnonline.com or calling Times News Circulation at 800-596-6397. Upon termination, you will receive an automated confirmation via e-mail that the request was received, and your access will be suspended within 24 hours. You are responsible for all charges incurred up to the time the account is deactivated.

10.2 Tnonline.com may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of this Agreement.


11.1 This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with Pennylvania law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts of Pennsylvania.

11.2 Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, nothing in this Subscriber Agreement will serve to preempt the promises made in Tnonline.com Privacy Policy.

11.3 Correspondence should be sent to timesnews@tnonline.com.


You agree to report any copyright violations of the User Agreement to Tnonline.com as soon as you become aware of them. Our policy is to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement as described in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating users.

12.1 Notification – If you are a copyright owner and hold a good faith belief that your copyright is being violated on the Service, you may submit a Notification of Violation (“Notification”) that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to the following contact:

Copyright Agent

The Times News LLC

613 Third Street

Palmerton, PA 18071


Email: davemase@ptd.net


The Notification must include:

  • Identification of the allegedly infringed work(s);
  • Identification of the allegedly infringing work(s) and specific reference to its location on the Service;
  • Contact information—address, telephone number, and email address; and
  • Your signature—physical or electronic.

The Notification shall also include the following statements:

“I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material described above on the allegedly infringing web pages is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.” and
“I swear that the information in the notification is accurate and that under penalty of perjury, I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.” We may require you to submit a signed document so stating.
Under the DMCA, anyone who knowingly makes misrepresentations regarding alleged copyright infringement may be liable to Tnonline.com, the alleged infringer, and the affected copyright owner for any damages incurred with the removal, blocking, or replacement of allegedly infringing material.

Tnonline.com will forward DMCA Notification(s) to the appropriate user. If a Notification has been filed against you, you have the opportunity for counter notification under the DMCA. Your counter notification must be sent to the contact listed above and must satisfy the requirements located in §512(g)(3) of the Copyright Act.

If you believe a Tnonline.com user has violated some other intellectual property right, please send an email to davemase@ptd.net. Put “OTHER IP” in the subject line.