This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Fuertenews.com. If Fuertenews makes material changes to the Fuertenews.com privacy practices, a prominent notice will be posted on this web page and the Fuertenews.com home page

Fuertenews reserves the right to update and change this privacy statement from time to time. Users should periodically review the most recent version of this privacy statement, which will be posted on this web page. Fuertenews will also email material changes to the privacy statement to known users, at users' email addresses most recently provided to Fuertenews. It is, therefore, each user's responsibility to keep such user's records with Fuertenews up-to-date, promptly notifying Fuertenews if and when user's preferred email address changes. Use of Fuertenews.com by a user after proper notice of material changes to the Fuertenews.com privacy statement constitutes user's acceptance of any such changes.


Fuertenews provides this privacy statement to make users aware of the Fuertenews.com privacy practices.


Users represent they are of legal age to create binding and financial obligations for any liability users may incur as a result of their use of Fuertenews.com. Fuertenews does not knowingly collect, or wish to obtain, personal data from children.

What information Fuertenews.com collects

On Fuertenews.com, users may register to receive services. Personal information collected on Fuertenews.com includes community forum content, diaries, profiles, name, occupation, industry, personal interests, unique identifiers (e.g., passwords), contact and billing information (e.g., email address, postal address, telephone, fax), and transaction information.


Fuertenews uses cookies on the Fuertenews.com web site. A cookie is a unique text file that may be used for data analysis, and enables a web site to tailor information presented to a user based on a user's browsing program. Fuertenews may use cookies to personalize a user's pages at Fuertenews.com, to remember a user when the user registers for products or services, or to track visits to Fuertenews.com. If a user does not want Fuertenews to deploy cookies in the user's browser, the user may set the browser to reject cookies or to notify the user when a web site tries to place cookies in the browser program. Rejecting cookies may affect a user's ability to use some of the products, features, functions, or services on Fuertenews.com. Cookies are not tied to personally identifiable information.

Fuertenews's advertisers may use third party advertising technology to target advertising on this site. In the course of serving advertisements to Fuertenews.com, they may place or recognize a unique cookie on a user's browser. Information about users' visits to Fuertenews.com, such as the number of times users have viewed an ad (but not users' names, addresses, or other personally-identifiable information), are used to serve ads to visitors. As with other cookies, and consistent with Fuertenews's policy on cookies stated above, the user may block or delete such cookies from the user's drive or memory. Fuertenews has no access or control over third party cookies.

Log files

Fuertenews.com web servers may automatically log a user's IP address, domain name, browser type, date and time of access, and other log file data. This information may be used to analyse trends or administer Fuertenews.com. Log files are not tied to personally identifiable information.

How Fuertenews.com uses the information collected

Fuertenews.com may use the personal information a user submits for any purposes related to Fuertenews.com's business, including, but not limited to:

  1. To understand a user's needs and create content that is relevant to the user;

  2. To generate statistical studies;

  3. To conduct market research and planning by sending user surveys;

  4. To notify user referrals of Fuertenews.com services, information, or products when a user requests that Fuertenews.com send such information to referrals;

  5. To improve services, information, and products;

  6. To help a user complete a transaction, or provide services or customer support;

  7. To communicate back to the user;

  8. To update the user on services, information, and products;

  9. To personalise Fuertenews.com for the user;

  10. To notify the user of any changes with Fuertenews.com which may affect the user;

  11. To enforce terms of use on Fuertenews.com; and

  12. To allow the user to purchase products, access services, or otherwise engage in activities the user selects.

User names, identifications ("IDs"), and email addresses (as well as any additional information that a user may choose to post) may be publicly available on Fuertenews.com when users voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information, such as when a user posts personal information, or as part of a message posted to a public forum. Users may not be able to change or remove public postings once posted. Such personal information may be used by visitors of these pages to send unsolicited messages. Fuertenews.com is not responsible for any consequences that may occur from the use of personally identifiable information that a user chooses to submit to public pages.

With respect to surveys, in the event that responses are publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey. Fuertenews will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Circumstances under which Fuertenews would publicly disclose such aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to Fuertenews advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.

Where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where Fuertenews advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, Fuertenews reserves the right to disclose any information provided by users, provided that no personal information identifying a specific user is disclosed. Participation in surveys is at a user's option; Fuertenews does not conduct mandatory surveys.


A user makes the decision whether to proceed with any activity that requests personal information. If a user does not provide requested information, the user may not be able to complete certain transactions.

Users who use the personal information of other users agree to use such information only for:

  1. Using services offered through Fuertenews.com;

  2. Fuertenews.com transaction-related purposes and not for unsolicited commercial messages; or

  3. Other purposes that the other user expressly chooses.

Users are not licensed to add other Fuertenews.com users, even users who entered into transactions with them, to their mail lists without consent.

Fuertenews.com encourages users to evaluate privacy and security policies of any Fuertenews.com transaction partners before entering into transactions or choosing to disclose personal information.


Fuertenews will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to it online in ways unrelated to the items described above without first letting a user know and offering the user a choice. If a user no longer wishes to receive direct marketing materials, Fuertenews will provide instructions in each of its emails on how to be removed from any lists. Fuertenews will do everything commercially reasonable to honour such requests.

Profile or User ID Display

A user's personal information may be publicly available through a user's profile or user ID display. In such cases, users have the option and discretion to opt out of publicly displaying their real names at any time by changing their display name under the site user preferences. Profile or user ID display may allow other users to see a user's activities, including purchase and sales content, ratings, and comments.

Email Display

Users may have the opportunity to use a service to send electronic mail to another user or email list. In such cases, a user's valid email address and real name will be included with such messages. In order to prevent abuse, users may not opt-out of such a display, but may choose to refrain from using such service to transmit an email message.


With whom may Fuertenews.com share information?

Fuertenews will not sell, rent, or lease a user's personally identifiable information to others, except as described in this privacy statement. Unless Fuertenews has a user's permission or as required by law, Fuertenews will only share the personal data a user provides online with other entities that are part of the Fuertenews corporate family and/or outside service providers who may be used to ship products, process credit cards, provide technical support, handle order processing, or otherwise act on Fuertenews's behalf. These third parties are prohibited from using users' information for any other purpose, including their own marketing.

When Fuertenews uses third parties to assist in processing Fuertenews.com user personal information, Fuertenews requests that they comply with Fuertenews.com privacy practices, and other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Please be advised that in certain instances, it may be necessary for Fuertenews to disclose a user's personal information to government officials or otherwise as required by legal obligations. Fuertenews may disclose user information when responding to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise legal rights or defend against claims, including fraud or infringement investigations.

Data collected online may be combined with information a user provides through other means of communication, such as postal mail or third parties to further carry out the purposes described above under the heading "NOTICE, How Fuertenews uses the information collected".

When users choose to provide Fuertenews with personal information, users consent to the transfer and storage of such information by Fuertenews.com servers.

Classified Ad Orders

To purchase services, users may be asked to be directed to a third party site, like PayPal, to pay for their purchase. If applicable, the third party site may collect payment information directly to facilitate the transaction. None of this information will be captured or stored by Fuertenews.

Links to third party web sites

Links to third party web sites on Fuertenews.com are provided solely as a convenience to the user. When a user uses these links, the user leaves Fuertenews.com. Fuertenews has not reviewed all of these third party sites, does not control, and is not responsible for, any of these sites, their content or privacy practices. Fuertenews does not endorse or make any representations about the third party sites, or any information, services, or products found on the sites. If a user decides to access any of the linked sites, Fuertenews encourages the user to read their privacy statements. The user accesses such sites at user's own risk.

Bankruptcy or Sale of business

Fuertenews reserves the right to share or transfer information to a third party should Fuertenews ever file for bankruptcy or in the event of a sale, merger or acquisition of Fuertenews, provided such third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this privacy statement.


Should a Fuertenews.com user find inaccuracies in such Fuertenews.com user's information, or desire to close an account or view the information Fuertenews may have regarding the user, the user may contact Fuertenews through the communication methods described below, or when technically feasible, directly on Fuertenews.com through their Profile. Fuertenews.com will make commercially reasonable effort to respond to requests for access within thirty (30) days of receiving requests. Fuertenews may decline to process users' access or update requests to their personal information if the requests require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of other users, or are impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).


To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, Fuertenews implements physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information Fuertenews collects. However, Fuertenews does not guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never defeat measures taken to prevent improper use of personal information.

Internal Fuertenews access to users' nonpublic personal information is restricted to Fuertenews.com's administrators and individuals on a need-to-know basis. These individuals are bound by confidentiality agreements.

User passwords are keys to accounts. Use unique numbers and letters for passwords and do not disclose passwords to other people in order to prevent loss of account control. Users who share their passwords are responsible for all actions taken in their accounts. Notify Fuertenews.com of any password compromises, and change passwords periodically to maintain account protection.


In the event Fuertenews becomes aware that the security of Fuertenews.com has been compromised or user nonpublic information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including but not limited to security attacks or fraud, Fuertenews reserves the right to take reasonable appropriate measures, including but not limited to, investigation and reporting, and notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities.

If Fuertenews becomes aware that a Fuertenews.com user's personal information has been disclosed in a manner not permitted by this privacy statement, Fuertenews will make reasonable efforts to notify the affected user, as soon as reasonably possible and as permitted by law, of what information has been disclosed, to the extent that Fuertenews knows this information.

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