Privacy Policy

The Knox County News is committed to maintaining the online privacy of its users. This privacy policy aims to explain the types of information we collect about our users on the website of and how we use that information.

Information collected on the website

Website registration asks that you provide some general demographic information regarding age, gender and location. This information is collected to help us understand our audience so we can improve the service we provide. This individual information is private and will not be shared with advertisers or other third parties, except in aggregate form.

Site Statistics uses server logs and third party software programs to measure traffic to our website. While these logs and programs do not record user-specific information, they do record IP addresses, pages being requested, the date and time of the requests, referrals from other websites and information about the browser and operating systems of our users. This information is used by and shared advertisers only in aggregate form.


A cookie is a small file sent to your browser via a Web server and stored on your hard drive. Cookies are commonly used to remember registration information, to limit the frequency of pop-under ads and to limit participation in surveys. Most browsers allow users to adjust the cookie settings. Some features of our website will not function correctly if you do not allow cookies.

Some of our advertisers may serve cookies to your browser as well. does not have control over cookies placed by our advertisers.


If you are under the age of 13, do not send us any information about yourself such as your name, address or e-mail address. You may only send us personally identifiable information if your parents have verified to us their consent to the collection of the information.

Because we are a media company, some of our online services and content may be attractive to children. Because we strive to protect the privacy of all users of our site, including children, we endeavor to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Our site:

      1. Includes our contact information
      2. Explains the types of personal information we collect, and how we use it.
      3. Explains our practices in terms of sharing personal information with third parties.
      4. Allows parents to consent to the collection and use of their children’s personal information, without consenting to disclosure to third parties.
      5. Does not condition a child’s participation in an activity on the child’s providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for the activity.
      6. Allows parents to review their child’s information, have it deleted, or refuse to permit any further collection, by contacting us.

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