Privacy Statement

At The Carroll Standard, we know how our customers and visitors like you value your privacy, and we have created this privacy policy to ensure that you understand our policies and procedures, what personal information we may collect and, ultimately, just how we use such personal information.

Information Collected By The Carroll Standard

The Carroll Standard collects two types of information from users of this website and the services offered on this Site (collectively, the "Site"): personal information described below; and non-personal information such as information about traffic patterns on the Site (for example, how many users log on to the Site on a daily basis).

Personal Information

You are not required to submit personal information to browse this Site. However, should you wish to subscribe to The Carroll Standard, you may order your subscription online through this Site, in which case we will request some personal information (such as your name, postal address and email address) and financial information (such as your credit card number and its expiration date) to process your subscription. Contact information from your order form may be used to fulfill subscriptions, to get in touch with you when necessary regarding your order and for other purposes, such as to provide information about our company to you. Credit card information that is collected is used to process your subscription, and will not be shared with third parties who are not involved with the transaction (but we may share non-credit card, non-personal information, such as information about which purchases you select, with third parties not involved in fulfilling your orders). We will use commercially reasonable efforts to secure and protect the privacy of your information.

In addition, should you choose to enter or respond to a contest, survey, sweepstakes or other promotional feature, we may ask you for your name, address and email address or other personal information. We will also collect any additional information or materials that you voluntarily provide to us (for further information, please see the Proprietary Rights to Content Section of our Terms of Use.

How We Use Your Personal Information

The Carroll Standard uses the information collected, including personally identifiable information, for a variety of purposes. For example, we use your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better news products and services. We may use your information to communicate back to you, to update you on our newspaper, services and benefits, to personalize the Site for you, to contact you for market research or to provide you with marketing information, newsletters, or other information on behalf of ourselves or third parties that we think would be of particular interest. We will always give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such materials.

We may also share your personal information with our affiliates, consultants, distributors, newspaper vendors, third party auditors and other third parties who make the Site or our newspaper available, enhance the Site's functionality or provide associated services who deal with you in processing your orders and/or delivering content, samples, products, services and gifts and prizes. Please note that we reserve the right to transfer your personally identifiable information and other information to our successors in business and purchasers of Site assets.

Information obtained through the Site may be intermingled with and used in conjunction with information obtained through sources other than the Site, including both offline and online sources.

Non-Personal Data

In some cases, we may collect non-personal information. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system application software, and peripherals you are using and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to our Site. We use your information on an aggregated basis to do such things as operate our site, enhance our Site and sell and deliver advertising. We may share non-personal information with third parties for advertising, promotional and other purposes.


We reserve the right to utilize cookie technology. A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain various types of information, including a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you've visited. We may use cookies to enhance your experience on this Site, to determine user traffic patterns and for other purposes.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent or you can flush your browser of cookies from time to time. (Note: you may need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, however, you may not be able to fully access and/or enjoy certain pages or aspects of the Site.

At times, some of the advertisers on our Site and their ad service providers set cookies when you click their advertising banners. While we use cookies in other parts of the Site (as discussed above), cookies received with banner ads are collected by those advertisers and their ad service providers, and we do not have access to that information. The ad company's privacy policy and/or that of its service provider will govern the use of this information and The Carroll Standard is not responsible for the privacy practices of such ad company.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Opt Out Procedures

You have the option to opt out of receiving information from The Carroll Standard. This opt out messaging will appear at the bottom of every email that is sent out. The Carroll Standard also gives you the option to remove your information from its database completely. If you no longer wish to take advantage of this Site or to receive any form of direct contact from The Carroll Standard, whether it is email, discounts, newsletters, or other promotional offers or materials, or wish us to delete your personal information from our data records, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to cancel your account. The Carroll Standard is not responsible for removing information from third-party lists or databases of any kind.

Please note that we reserve the right to keep any personal or non-personal information submitted or collected until you delete or modify it or until we choose, for business reasons such as obsolescence, to delete it.

Reviewing or changing your information

In order to ensure that the information we maintain is accurate, The Carroll Standard gives users the option to change or modify their information previously provided. If you would like to change your information currently in our database, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Carroll Standard is not responsible for updating information contained in third-party lists or databases.

Protection for Children

This Site is not intended for users under the age of 18. Furthermore, we have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from children (i.e., individuals under the age of 13). If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, that child's parent or guardian should contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send us a letter marked "Privacy - Urgent" at the address below if they would like the information submitted by the child deleted from our database. We will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.

Privacy Precaution Warning

Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our online services.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and/or disclose personal information and non-personal information we gather as required by courts or administrative agencies and to the extent required to permit us to investigate suspected fraud, harassment or other violations of any law, rule or regulation, the Site rules or policies, or the rights of third parties or to investigate any suspected conduct which The Carroll Standard deems improper.

This Site may provide links or references to other web sites. However, we have no control over or responsibility for content on third party sites and transactions that occur therein. The privacy policies and terms and conditions governing this Site may differ significantly from the policies of third party web sites.

Your Consent

By using this Site, you accept these terms and consent to our collection, use, disclosure and storage of your personally identifiable and non-personal information as described above. In addition, by using the Site, you also authorize the export of personal information to the USA and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us. Our headquarters is in the USA in Sykesville, Maryland. This policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of Maryland and the USA, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the USA in the State of Maryland.

We may amend our privacy policy, but if we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page, so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In addition, our mailing address is:
The Carroll Standard
PO Box 1193  Eldersburg, MD 21784-1193

The Carroll Standard recognizes the importance of protecting the information it collects from users in the operation of, and other activities. As such, The Carroll Standard takes reasonable steps to maintain the security, integrity and privacy of this information.

To enhance the user experience, The Carroll Standard may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, year of birth, gender, zip code, country, and street address. The Carroll Standard will not disclose this information in a way that will reveal a user's identity to any third party, unless required by law, to enforce the Terms of Use for, or unless we have received your consent. However, The Carroll Standard may disclose this information in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics (including ‘‘hits'' on and demographics, to advertisers and other businesses.

In order for to evaluate what products and pages of the Web site are attractive to our users, we have entered into agreement with online partners to assist us in determining how visitors use the Web site. To collect this important information, we use Web servers, beacons and cookies provided by our online partners to do all or some of the following: (1) track user activity on to generate site usage reports, (2) record registration information so the user does not need to re-enter it each time, (3) record user-specific information on what pages the user accesses or visits, and (4) record past activity at a site in order to provide better service when the users return to our site. The type of information we collect includes user geographic location, which pages each user visits, ISP, GMT timeframe, referral and destination sources, as well as visit duration. This information may be disclosed to advertisers and other businesses in the form of anonymous, aggregate usage statistics (including ‘‘hits'' on and demographics, but only in forms that do not reveal a user's identity. If you do not want to help us learn how to improve and The Carroll Standard products, you can "opt-out" of our ability to analyze such data by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that on, links may be provided to other Web sites. In using such links, users should be aware that each Web site will vary in terms of its privacy and data protection policies, and The Carroll Standard does not take responsibility for the privacy policies of, and usage of, personal information collected by others.

By accessing, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy. We may amend this privacy and data protection policy at any time. When we do amend the privacy and data protection policy, we will post the amended policy on the site. Your continued use of shall constitute your acceptance of such revised privacy policy.

Any comments or questions concerning this policy should be addressed to: Privacy Policy ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). If at any point you wish to access your personal information to (1) change your preferences, (2) review the accuracy, (3) correct, supplement or modify your information, you may either send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or a written request to Carroll Standard, PO Box 1193, Eldersburg, MD 21784-1193, Attn: Privacy Policy.

(rev. 01-12-16)