Privacy Notice

 

Acceptance of Terms

Eric Jonathan Brewer is a natural born Citizen of the United States of America and owns and operates EJBNEWS.COM, EJBNEWS-CLASSIFIEDS and all its affiliate newspapers, products and services.  The author of “Fight Police License Plate Spying” and former U.S. mayor law enforcement officer and newspaper publisher, Eric is a 1st, 4th and 14th Amendment defender who knows the importance of and is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth Eric’s current privacy practices with regard to the information collected on his websites when you or your computer interact with EJBNEWS.COM, EJBNEWS – CLASSIFIEDS and its subdomains. By accessing Eric’s websites you acknowledge and fully understand his Privacy Statement.  You’re accessing his websites and services knowing he has fully-explained the limited uses he intends with the information you place or upload on them; and understand the use and practices described in his Website Privacy Statement.  Foreign interference with the users of Eric’s websites, products and services will result in deletion and blocking.

Administration of EJBNEWS.COM & EJBNEWS-CLASSIFIEDS

EJBNEWS – CLASSIFIEDS is a subdomain of EJBNEWS.COM and is owned and copyrighted by Eric Jonathan Brewer.  The website address for this subdomain is https://ejbnewsclassifieds.ejbnews.com.    The primary domain of this website is www.ejbnews.com.  The websites are operated in the city of Cleveland, Ohio in the United States of America.  Messages can be left for Eric at 216-352-1256. The Settings on all of Eric or his EJBNEWS.COM websites, subdomains, products and services are restricted to citizens within the Continental United States of America.  His information, products and services is not intended for viewing outside the borders of the USA. 

The purpose of this “National” restriction is to ensure American citizens and users of EJBNEWS’ information and services within the USA do not interact with foreign or alien criminals operating under fake names and profiles; or who in anyway interfere with the ability of Americans to communicate and conduct transactions exclusively with each other in this nation’s cities, villages, townships and unincorporated terroritories.  None of your information is knowingly shared with any foreign or alien person or organization outside this nation.

Use of stored and other information

Registration data

Registration information is limited to the username you create and your email address.  You choose the last and first names you use.  Since the purpose of your classified business advertising campaign is to promote awareness of yourself, we recommend that you use a business email address or create a new email address that is not currently associated with any of your financial and personal information and individual identity.  It is further recommended that future use of the email address created for your classified advertising account be used only for that account.

Login information

This is simply the username and email address you created.

Communications Between Us

To contact Eric you have to leave a limited amount of information to get a return response.  So below is how Eric and his moderators may also communicate with you through EJBNEWS.COM and EJBNEWS-CLASSIFIEDS …

  • to respond to a question or request for information
  • to thank you for contacting us
  • to explain new product offerings and features of our services
  • to notify you of special promotions
  • to communicate with you regarding your use of the website
  • if a law enforcement agency requests information

WordPress & Third Party Plugin Creators

Eric doesn’t control WordPress and or the third party creators of WordPress’ authorized themes and plugins who are granted access to the information on its servers.  But the same information on Eric’s sites are on WordPress’ servers, and you know the steps you’ve taken to protect your privacy.  Eric does not directly provide the information stored on EJBNEWS.COM or EJBNEWS-CLASSIFIEDS to third-party service providers and contractors.  Any information collected by WordPress and its authorized theme and plugin creators is limited to the information users and readers control through their registration, login and account creation and deletion controls.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site the Settings are controlled by themes and third party proprietor plugin creators and stored on servers operated by WordPress.  The Settings allow for the collection of data shown in the comments form and the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam and bot detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service has its own privacy and data collection policy.  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.  It is not a requirement that you upload a personal picture or gravatar to comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.  It is recommended that your cell phone or camera’s location settings be turned off for the pictures you capture and upload to your classified page.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

You advertised to promote yourself, your company, services and products.  You also want to know the effectiveness of your advertising investment with EJBNEWS.COM and EJBNEWS-CLASSIFIEDS.  One of the diagnostic tools Eric uses is Google Analytics.  As the sites grow Eric may choose to use other website analytical services to measure and share information with advertisers to better use their space to target their campaigns.

Subpoenas

Eric is a former mayor and director of public safety who managed a criminal justice system in a tough urban city that included a director of law, chief prosecuting attorney, chief of police and interactions with federal, state and other local law enforcement governmental departments.  As a former law enforcement officer, Eric is fully-aware of the Constitutional and statutory “limits” local, state and federal law enforcement officers have when requesting information from website operators in Ohio and under state and federal laws. 

Eric has administered oaths of office to law enforcement officers and he’s hired, promoted, suspended, terminated and caused law enforcement officers who violate laws to be prosecuted. If a currently-certified law enforcement officer is authorized by an identified criminal statute in the United States Code or Ohio Revised Code to present a search warrant to Eric to deliver any user’s information, the search warrant will first be verified with the issuing municipal, state or federal judge who authorized and signed it.  Eric will also validate that the information requested in the search warrant is the same information on the court’s side of the document.

Under Ohio law, and as a journalist, Eric knows the 1974 Privacy Act requires law enforcement officers to obtain a citizen’s written permission before information the government stores on them can be released. There are federal law restrictions on when they legally request a citizen’s privacy-protected information found in 5 U.S.C. 552a. 

As a former  mayor Eric knows law enforcement officers are not trained to know this law; and don’t know how they use a citizen’s privacy protected information can cause them to violate the 1994 Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Control Act.   Congress increased penalties for police officers, prosecutors and judges who violate Title 241 and 242 of the United States Code from misdemeanors to felonies; and added sentences of up to 10 years in prison.  This is particularly so if the law enforcement officer’s request to Eric for information is not authorized by law and they’re engaged in an unauthorized “fishing expedition” that invades a citizen’s privacy that violates their 4th Amendment rights. 5 United States Code Chapter 552(b) under the heading CONDITIONS OF DISCLOSURE imposed the following mandatory instructions on law enforcement who seek privacy-protected information about a citizen that’s being maintained in system’s of records.

“No agency shall disclose any record which is contained in a system of records by any means of communication to any person, or to another agency, except pursuant to a written request by, or with the prior written consent of, the individual to whom the record pertains, unless disclosure of the record would be— (1) to those officers and employees of the agency which maintains the record who have a need for the record in the performance of their duties; (2) required under section 552 of this title; (3) for a routine use as defined in subsection (a)(7) of this section and described under subsection (e)(4)(D) of this section; (4) to the Bureau of the Census for purposes of planning or carrying out a census or survey or related activity pursuant to the provisions of title 13; (5) to a recipient who has provided the agency with advance adequate written assurance that the record will be used solely as a statistical research or reporting record, and the record is to be transferred in a form that is not individually identifiable; (6) to the National Archives and Records Administration as a record which has sufficient historical or other value to warrant its continued preservation by the United States Government, or for evaluation by the Archivist of the United States or the designee of the Archivist to determine whether the record has such value; (7) to another agency or to an instrumentality of any governmental jurisdiction within or under the control of the United States for a civil or criminal law enforcement activity if the activity is authorized by law, and if the head of the agency or instrumentality has made a written request to the agency which maintains the record specifying the particular portion desired and the law enforcement activity for which the record is sought; (8) to a person pursuant to a showing of compelling circumstances affecting the health or safety of an individual if upon such disclosure notification is transmitted to the last known address of such individual; (9) to either House of Congress, or, to the extent of matter within its jurisdiction, any committee or subcommittee thereof, any joint committee of Congress or subcommittee of any such joint committee; (10) to the Comptroller General, or any of his authorized representatives, in the course of the performance of the duties of the Government Accountability Office; (11) pursuant to the order of a court of competent jurisdiction; or (12) to a consumer reporting agency in accordance with section 3711(e) of title 31. (c) ACCOUNTING OF CERTAIN DISCLOSURES.— Each agency, with respect to each system of records under its control, shall— (1) except for disclosures made under subsections (b)(1) or (b)(2) of this section, keep an accurate accounting of— (A) the date, nature, and purpose of each disclosure of a record to any person or to another agency made under subsection (b) of this section; and (B) the name and address of the person or agency to whom the disclosure is made.”

So when presented with a subpoena for a user’s information from a law enforcement officer, a copy of the subpoena with the law enforcement officer and judge’s contact information will be provided to the user as a public record under section 149.43 of Ohio’s Revised Code.  The exception to this policy is if a court order comes with the subpoeana that cites a federal or state law that does not authorize Eric to share the law enforcement officer’s court ordered subpoena with the user.

As a journalist and under the 1st Amendment, Eric reserves the right to treat any government request for a user’s information as a “matter of public concern” because of its news value.  The example of Eric’s right to publish information a law enforcement officer submits to him in a subpoena is found in the New York Times’ publishing of “The Pentagon Papers” and a Supreme Court ruling which affirmed the following.  Justice Hugo Black wrote the following words in New York Times v. United States.

“[T]he injunction against The New York Times should have been vacated without oral argument when the cases were first presented… . [E]very moment’s continuance of the injunctions … amounts to a flagrant, indefensible, and continuing violation of the First Amendment. … The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell. … [W]e are asked to hold that … the Executive Branch, the Congress, and the Judiciary can make laws … abridging freedom of the press in the name of ‘national security.’ … To find that the President has ‘inherent power’ to halt the publication of news … would wipe out the First Amendment and destroy the fundamental liberty and security of the very people the Government hopes to make ‘secure.’ … The word ‘security’ is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First Amendment. The guarding of military and diplomatic secrets at the expense of informed representative government provides no real security… . 

Eric encourages law enforcement officers, judges and prosecutors who approve and submit subpoenas to ensure their acts are authorized by law; and for police, deputies and troopers to read two sections of Title 18 of the United States Code that exists far outside the less than 700 hours they get of training.  Two sections apply.  Section 241 and Section 242.  The federal law headings are Conspiracy against Rights and Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law.  If the acts connected to the subpoena are not lawful the citizen can file a criminal complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Eric will comply with  law enforcement acts that are authorized by law.  Requests for subpoenas may be submitted to info@ejbnews.com.

How long EJBNEWS.COM & EJBNEWS-CLASSIFIEDS retains your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website we keep their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights and controls you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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