About Us

Publisher and Editor: Dan Butcher

Founded in 2009 as a simple political blog, the High Plains Daily News has grown into a 24/7 media organization that informs people and engages with them about local, state, and national issues.

With our team of reporters, opinion writers, and talk show hosts, we aim to provide the High Plains Daily News' listeners, readers, and viewers with the news and information they need to make up their own minds.

We are dedicated to fair and objective reporting for our engaged independent-minded audience.

Contact

For all questions and comments, email us at: hppundit@gmail.com.

Privacy

The privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which this website collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the High Plains Daily News website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Site.

If you are located in the EU, you will also be asked to provide clear and unequivocal affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies.

Notice to EU Individuals: this Privacy Statement and its enumerated policies are intended to comply with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) and provide appropriate protection and care with respect to the treatment of your user information in accordance with the GDPR.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Site, register on the Site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and credit card information.

We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Cookies

We allow third-party companies to collect certain information when you visit this Site. These companies may utilize cookies, pixels or other technologies to collect and use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. AdChoices

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s browsing history. Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads based on User’s visit to this Site and/or other websites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

For EU individuals, essential cookies also help inform Site whether you require, or have already been served, an affirmative consent request in connection with the GDPR. Essential cookies include analytics cookies, which provide us data that allows Site to better understand its users and improve the Site based on what we have learned from that data.

To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info and Networking Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/choices/

If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out or modify your choices by clicking here, or if located in the European Union by clicking here. Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.

How we use collected information

This Site collects and uses Users’ personal information for the following purposes:

To improve customer service; Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

To personalize user experience; We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

To improve our Site; We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

To process transactions; We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order.

We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature.

To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

To send periodic emails.

The email address Users provide for order processing will be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order, and information and updates about other store items. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. We do not rent, sell or barter your email address to third parties. Users may receive occasional emails from underwriters of this website; such sponsorships enable us to continue to bring you the latest news and information free of charge. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, simply click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.

Site may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on Site or to protect and defend the rights or property of Site.

Notice to EU Individuals: As outlined in this Privacy Statement, Site will not process your user information without a lawful basis to do so, as such bases are defined in Article 6 of the GDPR. In general, Site will process your user information on the legal bases of consent, contract (if you have entered into an agreement with us and such processing is a necessary part thereof), or legal obligation (as noted above). Site may also process certain user information on the basis of the following legitimate interests, provided that such interests are not overridden by your privacy rights and interests: delivering and continuing to develop and improve the Site, learning from your behavior on the Site (e.g., analyzing traffic) to better serve you and other Site users, helping us modify or enhance the Site and its content, receiving insight as to what users do (and don’t) like about our Site or aspects thereof, and providing a stable, consistent, and secure user experience in connection with the Site.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our Site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Google AdSense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other websites on the Internet. DART uses “non personally identifiable information” and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

Cross-border transfers

Your user information may be transferred to other countries in connection with your use of the Site. If you access or use the Site outside of the United States, your user information will be transferred to our servers in the United States.

Site participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Site is committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries and Switzerland, respectively, in reliance on each Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list. Site is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under each Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Site complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU and Switzerland, including the onward transfer liability provisions With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Frameworks, Site is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In certain situations, Site may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Copyright

All content on this Site is copyrighted. Reposting and reuse are permissible only with the expressed permission. iCopyright.com offers guidelines regarding what actions exceed the scope of “fair use.”

Changes to this privacy policy

This Site has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

DCMA compliance notice

The High Plains Daily News will process notices of alleged infringement which it receives and will take appropriate actions as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Pursuant to the DMCA, notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the High Plains Daily News' Designated Agent. Name/Contact Information of Designated Agent:

Dan Butcher email: hppundit@gmail.com.

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C., Sect. 512(c)(3)):

1. Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online side are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

E-mail

The Publisher and individual post authors can be contacted at addresses listed on the contributors page. The content of these messages, including the identity of the sender, is presumed for publication unless otherwise requested. 

Each comment and trackback to the site generates an email to the Publisher. Additionally, he receives numerous other communications related and not related to the site. 

The combination of these means he receives several hundred messages daily; he can not respond to all of them. This is especially true of pitches for links from other sites. He does endeavor, with reasonable success, to read all messages that get past his spam filter.

Comments

In order to enhance their use of the High Plains Daily News, users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. 

To leave a comment, users must submit information including an email address. the High Plains Daily News may use this, and other information, to screen out users who leave comments prohibited by our terms and conditions of use, and will not pass this information to any other organization.

The First Amendment protects the right to freedom of expression from government interference. When you submit a comment on our website, however, you are posting on private web property and your comments are bound by our websites’ policies.

We have a zero-tolerance policy for comments containing violence (threats, suggestions or direct statements permitting violent or threatening acts or sentiments), racism (suggestion that one “race” is superior to others), crassness or profanity (any word or phrase considered by courteous society to be profane), all caps (a violation of internet etiquette), discourteous behavior (calling names, rude or insulting statements directed at another user/post) or violations similar in nature to any of these offenses. Posts violating our policies of posting are subject to removal and the user may face banning.

Commenting is allowed to encourage thoughtful discussion of the ideas posted on this site. We welcome open debate and viewpoints that differ from those of the post authors. That said, we wish to keep the conversation civil and the following policies, subject to change without notice, apply:

1. Remember that the people under discussion are human beings. Comments that contain personal attacks about the post author or other commenters will be deleted. Repeated violators will be banned. Challenge the ideas of those with whom you disagree, not their patriotism, decency, or integrity.

2. The use of profanity stronger than that normally permitted on network television is prohibited. A substantial number of people read this site from an office or in a family environment.

While any comment deemed abusive or offensive may be deleted without warning or appeal by the post author, the following will almost always be deleted:

1. Comments that are completely off topic.

2. Comments, especially long ones, that are posted on multiple sites for propaganda purposes.

3. Trackbacks from posts that do not link back to the post that received the trackback.

4. Trackbacks from what appear to be spam blogs.

5. Duplicate trackbacks to the same post.

6. Comments that advocate violence towards posters, commenters, private, government officials, or pretty much anyone not strongly suspected of terrorism, violent crime, or a declared enemy of the United States.

7. Comments that contain personal information about others such as home addresses and personal phone numbers.

8. Any form of trolling, defined as comments that appear intended to send the discussion in a fruitless direction, including repeated raising of only tangentially related points.

The High Plains Daily News will not tolerate hate speech. We’re open to a broad discussion about race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture, and related issues and will generally not delete controversial comments regardless of our own disagreement. Regardless, comments that reach into any of these areas may be deleted and commenters warned or banned:

1. Advocacy of violence on racial, gender, or ethnic grounds.

2. Use of ethnic, racial, or gender slurs.

3. Trolling on these topics.

Additionally, comments containing too many hyperlinks will automatically go into the moderation queue. Comments by other bloggers are welcome, as are relevant links to your blogs, other blogs, or media articles that relate to the topic at hand. Do not, however, simply use the comment section to post links to your site without otherwise adding to the discussion. Doing so will be considered spamming.

Each individual author is responsible for monitoring the comments to their posts, and ultimately determines which comments merit deletion. Since the approval and moderation system is automated, it is possible that your e-mail address or domain will be placed on system maintained lists. If for some reason you find yourself unable to comment due the anti-spam software please notify the Publisher and we’ll investigate.

The High Plains Daily News does use every available technology and puts forth every effort to eliminate spam comments and emails. All spam and potentially dangerous emails and comments will be reported as such.

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