Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Our privacy practices represent a commitment by The Grey Area to protecting your personal information. In the event that you provide us with personal information for the purposes of ordering our advertising space or publishing services, corresponding with us, or subscribing to our services, your privacy rights will be protected according to our stated policies. These policies will be posted and available for your review at all times.

Personal Information

You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us information, such as your name and address or email, to correspond with you, to process an order, or to provide you with a news/newsletter subscription. You may also give us your credit card details to purchase advertising space. We intend to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you; if you tell us that you do not want us to use this information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your requests, we will respect your wishes. If you give us personal information about someone else, such as a spouse or work colleague, we will assume that you have his or her permission to do so.

Using and Sharing Personal Information

We use the information you provide when placing an order so we can complete that transaction. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order, or to provide services where the outside party is acting on our behalf and has no independent right to use the information we provide (i.e. a third party shipping or customer support center).

We sometimes collect non-identifiable information to better design our website and to share with potential business partners. For example, we may collect statistics on the number of individuals that visited a certain area of our website, or the number of people from a certain zip code that purchased certain items, but we do so in ways that keep this information non-identifiable.

Also, when we collect personal data from you in a transaction, we may extract some information about that transaction in a non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns.

Fulfilling Your Transaction Request

We may contact you from time to time regarding your advertising order status or about ads or special publishing services that we think you may be interested in. If you do not wish to receive these notifications, we will honor your request not to send them to you.

We use return email addresses from your email correspondence to us to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Such addresses from your correspondence are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties. Finally, we do not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without providing you an opportunity to tell us not to allow such unrelated uses.


A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer but not you. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some websites may not work properly.

Data Security

We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We implement measures and processes, such as using encryption when transmitting certain sensitive information, to help us to keep your information secure and maintain its quality.

Links to Other Websites

The Grey Area News site may contain links to other websites. The Grey Area is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites.

Notification of Changes

This privacy statement was last updated on July 16, 2018. A notice will be posted on our website home page whenever this privacy statement is changed.