The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

The student news site of Linganore High School

The Lance

Privacy and Cookies Policy

Privacy & Cookies Policy


Effective: 22 September 2015

Last updated:

Lancer Media (The Lance) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

This privacy policy does not cover external services, including (but not limited to) Remind, Mailchimp, Twitter, Google Apps, Google Plus, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Those services have their own privacy agreements.

Plain English Summary

We take your privacy very seriously.

Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information to this website or any of our services without parental consent.

Lancer Media does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us an email or comment on any of our posts, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We may use external 3rd party apps and advertising services, including Google Doubleclick for advertising and analytics, to enhance your experience.

If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, consider reading “What is an internet “cookie?” by HowStuffWorks.


Which organization is collecting this information is a WordPress-based website owned by Linganore High School Lancer Media, a high school journalism program based in Frederick County, Maryland. The website is provided and maintained by SNO, School Newspapers Online.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you our newsletter. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

If you are a registered user of this site, we may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes. For example, if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information

We will never share your personal information or email address with third parties without your consent.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link is included in all of our email newsletters.

Protection of your information

We will make our best attempt to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

How to contact us

Please email us at [email protected], write or visit us at 12013 Old Annapolis Road, Frederick, MD, USA or reach out to us through one of our many social media channels.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using our website and services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.

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