Privacy Policy

Last updated: December 08, 2015

Please read this Privacy Policy Statement ("Policy" or "Statement") carefully before using The Virgin Islands Daily News online edition at the website; any and all Daily News Publishing Co., Inc.-produced subsidiary, linked or affiliated components, titles, sections, editions, or supplements, of The Virgin Islands Daily News online edition; or The Virgin Islands Daily News mobile applications (individually and collectively the "Service", "site", "website" or "Website") operated by Daily News Publishing Co., Inc., a U.S. Virgin Islands corporation owned by VIDN Holdings, LLC, a U.S. Virgin Islands corporation (individually and collectively "us", "we", "our", "Daily News", "Daily News Publishing Co.", "The Daily News" or "The Virgin Islands Daily News").

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the conditions it describes. This policy applies to all visitors, users, subscribers and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by the privacy conditions described herein. If you disagree with the validity or otherwise do not accept these conditions in whole or in part, then you may not access the Service.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of our websites and mobile applications, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy policy statement discloses the privacy practices for Daily News Publishing Co., Inc., sites (the "Website") — what information we gather, how we use it and how to correct or change it. This Statement only addresses our activities from our servers. Other sites (including those to which the Website links and third party sites providing services to Daily News Publishing Co., Inc., sites) may have their own privacy policies and practices, which we do not control. Questions regarding this Statement should be e-mailed to

General Privacy Information

Daily News Publishing Co.'s network of sites contain links to partners, advertisers and third party Internet sites and services who may collect data in connection with sweepstakes, promotions, e-commerce, etc. They each have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of The Daily News' websites and Daily News Publishing Co. has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information on any online service or Web site — for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas — that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Further, while we strive to protect your personal information, Daily News Publishing Co. and Daily News websites cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

Use of Information

All of the information The Daily News' websites collect, both what you tell us and what we collect through the use of cookies, is "aggregated" — meaning that the information from many users is grouped together in a way that does not disclose the personal information of any particular user. We may use this aggregated information to evaluate which products and services are successful and which are not, and in order to evaluate which new services we should make available on our website. We may use only the anonymous click stream data to help our advertisers deliver better-targeted advertisements. Daily News websites will not disclose any information about any individual without the individual's consent, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process. There may be some cases in which some of your personal information may be used by Daily News websites to target e-commerce promotions and telemarketing activities. In addition, it may be shared with Third Parties who assist The Daily News in producing its websites and mobile applications or provide a service to Daily News website and app users.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this Statement, the practices of Daily News Publishing Co. websites with respect to personal information or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact or write to
The Virgin Islands Daily News
Online Edition
Attn: Privacy Statement
9155 Estate Thomas
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Third Parties

Daily News Publishing Co. websites use the services of third-party network advertisers. Network advertisers are third parties that attempt to show customized advertisements based on visits to this Website and unrelated Web sites of others by your computer or web browser. Links or statements published on those sites will give you access to information about those companies' Terms and Conditions of Use and Service and Privacy Policies, including any choices on participation in those services.


Anyone who participates in interactive activities (chat, message boards or opinion posting, contests, store and product purchase, membership program, classifieds) on Daily News websites may be asked to register for a free guest ID and password or to complete subscription registration for a member ID and password. We use customer contact information from this registration form to send the user information about our company and promotional material from some of our partners. Financial information that is collected is used to bill the user for products and services. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary for customer service reasons. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings; please reference your Personal Options. Unique identifier such as ID and passwords, are collected to verify the user's identity and for use as account numbers in our record system.

Children Under the Age of 13

We do not currently collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Under certain circumstances, visitors may be asked to submit a screen name as a means of identifying communications to Daily News websites.

Children of any age should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online.
If in the future, Daily News websites collect personally identifiable information from children, it will do so in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) and any other applicable statute or regulation.


A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. This random number lets us keep track of "how many" times customers are doing specific things - like visiting our site each month - without really knowing who those customers are. We also use cookies to keep track of your shopping cart and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. We use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your member ID. Additionally, after you've entered your member ID and password during a session on our service, we save that information so you don't have to reenter it repeatedly during that session.

Users should be aware that Daily News websites cannot control the use of cookies or the resulting information by advertisers or third parties hosting data for Daily News websites. If a user does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the user to deny or accept the cookie feature; however, users should note that cookies may be necessary to provide the user with certain features (e.g., customized delivery of information available on The Daily News' network of Web sites).


Our online surveys ask visitors for their e-mail address and demographic information. Demographic and profile data is also collected at our site. We use this data to tailor our visitors' experiences at our site, showing them content and promotional offers that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. This information is shared with advertisers only on an aggregate basis. We may use contact data from our surveys to send the user information about our company and promotional material from Daily News websites or some of our partners. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings in Personal Options.


We run contests on our sites in which we ask visitors for Daily News website ID and password. We use contact data from our contests to send users information about upcoming contests and promotional offers. On occasion we will e-mail customers promotional material from some of our partners. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary for winner notification and prize delivery confirmation. The majority of the contests that we offer are hosted on Daily News sites; however, there may be cases in which a third party sponsor will host the contest and collect user information. In those cases, we urge users to review the privacy statement of the third-party site. Users may opt out of receiving future mailings at the link provided.


Daily News Publishing Co. reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy without notice. In the event of a change of this policy, procedures will be developed for users to opt-out or otherwise prohibit any future use of their individually identifiable information that is not currently covered under this policy.

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