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Website Privacy Policy

First Night Monterey is dedicated to protecting your privacy as you use our web site. Our policy is that no personal information will be collected about you unless you choose to provide it. If during your visit to our site you only browse, read pages or download material, we can not collect any information that will identify you personally, or determine your e-mail address. Cookie information, pages you have requested, your device and browser information for proper page rendering and your IP address may be recorded by us and/or third parties from your browser as set out in this policy.


If you provide personal information to us, we use this information to allow us to process your service requests, provide access to privileged areas of the websites and send out newsletters. We may occasionally carry out market research and send you newsletters that we think may be of interest to you. When we send you an e-mail newsletter, it will contain a provision for you to opt out of receiving any further information from us. If you do not want FNM to collect your personal information, please do not provide it to us.

If you order items or donate via our website, First Night Monterey does not store your credit card number; it is sent directly from you to our third-party credit card processor and is secured during transmission over the Internet using industry-standard secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption. Our credit card processor is authorized to use your credit card number only to process your order/donation and for no other purpose.


The website does not knowingly target children under the age of 13 and we do not collect personal information from any child under the age of 13 without parental authorization.


We may use “cookies,” a standard feature found in browser software, to enhance your experience on the site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes; they contain no personally-identifying information. We also may use web beacons (sometimes referred to as “clear GIFs” or “pixel tags”) to collect non-personally identifying information about how our visitors use our site and how they interact with our email newsletters and with our stories that appear on other websites. By showing how and when visitors use the site and review our news stories, cookies and web beacons help us deliver more relevant content to users, identify how many unique users visit our site, site pages and our stories that appear on other news sites, and track user interests. For example, we may use these technologies to collect information about the time visitors spend on each page of our site, the number of visits made to each page or section of our site, whether they open the email newsletters we send them, and whether they click on particular links contained in these emails. Providers of web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, may use cookies and web beacons to gather this sort of information on our behalf.

If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your PC or handheld device, then they can be disabled in your web browser. The option to do so is normally found in your browser’s “security settings” section. Please note that permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of our websites as well as other websites and interactive services.


Our site contains many links to other sites. Please remember that our privacy policy does not apply to other sites and that we cannot be responsible for their privacy policies, if any.


Please remember that no one can guarantee the complete security of information transmitted over the Internet. Therefore, you should be careful about the personal information which you provide to us or any other site.


Changes in this policy will be posted on our websites. You are advised to check our websites regularly to view our most recent privacy policy. If you have any questions about our privacy policy or your dealings with this site, please contact us at info[at]firstnightmonterey[dot]org .