Cedar Key News welcomes letters to the editor. Submissions are best submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Letters not submitted in digital format may or may not be considered for publication on-line. 
Letters for the Print Edition may not not exceed 300 words. 
We reserve the right to edit, publish or refuse any, all, some, or none of the Letters to the Editor, which we receive. We also reserve the right to choose when we publish a letter. You may submit your letter via e-mail. You must include your name, address, phone number and a valid e-mail address to be considered for publication under the Letters to the Editor section of the Cedar Key News. Your address, phone number and email will be used for verification only.

If you have a correction please e-mail the information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your name, address, phone number and a valid e-mail address. Corrections may be noted or directly changed within the content of the article, feature, or ad. 

The Speak Out section of our publication is provided for the unrestrained use of our readers. We do not monitor, delete or change anything that appears in this section. However, the program is set up to automatically change certain words considered to be profane or objectionable, substituting stars after the first letter of the word. As an example, the word "dope" (if that were a word considered objectionable) would be changed to d***. 

Our policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it. Using the Internet should be a fun experience and we want to help you make it so. 

To facilitate global registration, the information you provide for your personal membership is shared among sites, as it is our goal to make your visits to our sites easy and enjoyable. However, be assured that will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent. may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Cedar Key News rights or property, other users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. shares aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. For example, we will say audience is x percent females and y percent males. This data is used to customize content and advertising to deliver a better experience for our users. 

There are cases where may ask you for personal information such as your name, e-mail address and birth date. For example, we request personal information when you register for a account, for online shopping or transactions, or for services that require registration or subscription (for example, fantasy sports). need to collect this information for fulfilling prizes, for tracking and verifying compliance with policies, for meeting federal, state and local laws and/or for fulfilling editorial and feedback solicitation purposes. 

Information provided at the time of registration or submission from a guest who is 13 years of age or over may be used for marketing and promotional purposes by and our affiliates or companies that have been screened by Cedar Key News. To keep you in control of your personal information and the communications directed to you, we allow you to opt out of the following services: sharing your information in our member directory, receiving communications from about new features or services, and receiving communications about offers from third-party companies that offer a product or a service that we think would be of value to you. If a guest objects to such use for any reason, he or she may stop that use -- either by e-mail request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by modifying his or her member information online. 

Information provided when purchasing products from any of our online stores may be used for marketing and promotional purposes and is subject to the opt-out processes described on, or linked to, each order form. 

Policies for KIDS (Individuals Under 13 YEARS OF AGE) encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the activities offered on the sites. No information should be submitted to or posted at by guests under 13 years of age without the consent of their parents or guardians. 

Unless otherwise disclosed during collection, does not provide any personally identifying information, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever from our guests under 13 years of age. All registrants receive an e-mail confirming their registration. In addition, when a guest under 13 registers, he or she is required to provide the e-mail address of his or her parent or guardian and his or her parent or guardian receives an e-mail alerting them to that registration. The parent or guardian must validate the account, as described in the e-mail, in order for the potential member to use most interactive services. No information collected from guests under 13 years of age is used for any marketing or promotional purposes whatsoever, either inside or outside except as explicitly stated during registration for contests or promotions (and in that case, the information collected is used only for the specific contest or promotion). 

Although guests under 13 years of age may be allowed to participate in some contests and promotions, if such a guest wins, notification and prizes are sent to the parents or guardians identified in the initial registration process. Publication of contest winners - names ages or images for individuals under 13 require parental or guardian consent. 

We do not allow guests less than 13 years of age to be listed in our member directory or to receive direct marketing communications from or to be sent our third-party offers. 

Teens are required to provide the e-mail address of a parent or guardian, and a notification message is sent to the parent or guardian of all guests who are 13 to 17 years of age that identifies the information supplied at registration and allows the parent or guardian to be aware of and participate in the guest member`s online experience. 

An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you`re surfing the Web. Web servers "the big computers that serve up Web pages" automatically identify your computer by its IP address. collect IP addresses to facilitate system administration, to report aggregate information to our advertisers, and to audit the use of our site. When guests request pages from sites, our servers log the guests` IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that a user`s session will be logged, but the user remains anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our house rules or terms of service or to protect our service, site, customers or others. 

Some services within Cedar Key News such as certain message boards, may display IP addresses along with the message poster`s name and message. Please review each service before use and only use those that disclose information you are comfortable sharing. 

What are cookies? Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual`s hard drive for record keeping. Cookies make Web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you`re at our site. We never save passwords or credit card information in cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard - you`ll find them at most major Web sites. 

By showing how and when guests use a site, cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on such data as total number of visitors and pages viewed. This information is most easily tracked with cookies. We use the information from cookies to provide services better tailored to our users` needs. 

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, note that some parts of Cedar Key News service will not function properly or may be considerably slower if you refuse cookies. For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set personalized news preferences or you may have difficulty completing shopping transactions, entering contests or playing games. 

You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers. Cedar Key News does not control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet industry. 

Users should be aware that when you are on you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from Cedar Key News pages that take you outside our service. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement or a Cedar Key News search result, the click takes you off Cedar Key News site. This includes links from advertisers, center sponsors and partners that may use Cedar Key News logo as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. 

Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online - for example, via message boards or chat - that information can be collected and used by people you don`t know. While Cedar Key News strives to protect its users` personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk. 

Our policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Cedar Key News control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. 

The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our guests is of utmost concern to us. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your PC to our servers. Unfortunately, no data transmission via the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, can`t ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. When credit card information is transmitted we use industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. 

Your account (where applicable) is password protected so that only you can access it and view the member information relevant to the account. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or e-mail. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any account information. 

By using this site, you signify your assent to Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our sites. Your continued use of sites after the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Web site`s privacy statement, you should contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.