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Privacy Policy

The website privacy policy for The Salt Lake Tribune / sltrib.com

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally identifiable information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

The Personally Identifying Information (PII) gathered by The Salt Lake Tribune includes, e-mail address, password, zip code, age, gender and whether you are a print subscriber, but may also include your name (and/or company name), street address, and date of birth, phone numbers, and credit card numbers or other billing information where necessary to contact you or to process your Web site purchases. MediaNews may also collect information such as household income, job title, personal interests and hobbies. The PIN collected depends on the page you are visiting and the services that you participate in.

How do we protect visitor information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
We use regular Malware Scanning.
We do not use an SSL certificate because we do not process any visitor/user information.

Third-party disclosure

The Salt Lake Tribune may share PII that is collected with third parties hired to perform services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, fulfilling subscription requests, sending e-mails and assisting in the provision of The Salt Lake Tribune site and services.


Cookies are used to store and track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from Web sites and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to deliver targeted advertising based on your behavior and demographics and to track your entries in promotions and contests. Cookies may be linked to PII. In addition, The Salt Lake Tribune uses web beacons provided by third-party advertising companies to help manage our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits The Salt Lake Tribune site, and to learn which banner ads bring users to The Salt Lake Tribune site.

Google / Advertising

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

DoubleClick Platform Integration. We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out: Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. No personal information needed.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will notify the users via in-site notification within 3 business days, should a data breach occur.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

The Salt Lake Tribune
90 West 400 South
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
United States