Editorial Policy & Terms Of Use

Editorial Policy
Carolina Public Press, a not-for-profit journalism organization and news service, is responsible for the development, editing and publishing of content appearing on carolinapublicpress.org. With the exception of content shared through content-sharing agreements with other news organizations, content is developed and owned solely by Carolina Public Press’ staff and contributors. The board of directors oversees the organization’s mission, strategic vision and financial sustainability; all news-related decisions are made by its editors, news staff and contributors.

Donation Policy
Carolina Public Press accepts donations and grant support from businesses, organizations, foundations, families and individuals. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Carolina Public Press is, however, committed to maintaining and upholding its independence. Financial support to the organization does not and will not influence content development, production or publication in any manner.

Privacy Policy
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We collect personally identifying data about you, such as your name, address and e-mail address, only when you provide it to us voluntarily. Carolina Public Press will never rent or sell your personal data.

Your submissions including, but not limited to, photography and comments on our content
Comments on our content are accepted and encouraged. We believe discussion on stories and topics featured and covered on Carolina Public Press is important. To participate, however, you agree that comments intended for display on our site and written by you will not include content that is illegal, indecent, profane, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious to others. We reserve the right to reject submissions and comments including, but not limited to: infringements on copyright; personally identifiable information about other people, such as phone numbers, street addresses or e-mail address(es); or information that could result in an invasion of others’ privacy or their harassment. We value courtesy. You are required to identify yourself by name to publish comments on our site.

By submitting content, you agree that you are granting to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, edit, reformat, create derivative works from, distribute and display that content in any media, unless a previous agreement is arranged. Your submissions may be edited for length or clarity or for any other reason either before or after they are published, and they may be attributed to you and may include your name and city.

We reserve the right to remove any submitted content for any reason from our site. We reserve the right to monitor disputes between users of our site, but we do not intend to facilitate their resolution. We also reserve the right to monitor comments on our site. We do not intend to facilitate or moderate discussion among commenters. Under the Communications Decency Act and these Terms, we are not responsible for incorrect, false or misleading information submitted by readers and users of the site.

The copyright for this site and materials contained in it are owned by the Carolina Public Press project or by third parties who grant use of their materials. We do provide our content for sharing, with some restrictions. Please consult our policy for how to share our content.

Links to Carolina Public Press
You may link to the home page of our site and to individual pieces of content as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light.

Links to Other Web Sites
Our site, Facebook page and Twitter feed will contain links to other online content we believe may be of educational interest to our readers. We have no control over these other sites or their content. Links on or by Carolina Public Press does not represent an endorsement or promotion of the information, views, opinions or news found on those websites. Carolina Public Press does not guarantee the veracity and/or editorial intent of information on websites linked to in CPP posts. When you follow an external link and leave our site, know that those other sites are governed by their own user agreements and privacy policies. If you find a link that is broken, please let us know by sending an e-mail to info@carolinapublicpress.org.

Termination, Additions and Edits
We reserve the right to terminate, add to, and/or edit our policies, appearing here and elsewhere on the site, at any time without notice and for any reason.

Questions and Comments about Carolina Public Press
Questions and comments about the content produced and published by Carolina Public Press may be sent by e-mail to info@carolinapublicpress.org. We read all comments sent to us and try to respond to as many as possible.

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Subsidiary websites and programs of Carolina Public Press
These editorial policies and terms of use apply to any/all subsidiary websites, programs, events, trainings and other activities of Carolina Public Press. We are happy to answer questions regarding these policies. Please call 828-774-5290 for more information.