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Disclosure Statement, Disclaimer, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use


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This website is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. For questions about this site, please email Jane Boursaw at [email protected] or send mail to:

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Old Mission Gazette
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This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made on this website.

The owners and writers of this website are sometimes compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owners and writers receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the writers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.


Old Mission Gazette uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit its website, and it participates in Affiliate Advertising networks. 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 advertising or sponsorships on Old Mission Gazette, click here.

The owner of Old Mission Gazette sometimes reviews products. Some of these products are provided free in exchange for review, but with no promise of positive reviews. The reader will always be informed when the writer has received a product for free. The site includes affiliate ads within the copy of text, and they are clearly identifiable as ads.

Old Mission Gazette provides the OldMission.net website as a service to the public and website owners. Old Mission Gazette is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this Web site is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

Although Old Mission Gazette may include links providing direct access to other Internet resources, including websites, Old Mission Gazette is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these sites.

Links from Old Mission Gazette to third-party sites do not constitute an endorsement by Old Mission Gazette of the parties or their products and services. The appearance on the website of advertisements and product or service information does not constitute an endorsement by Old Mission Gazette, and Old Mission Gazette has not investigated the claims made by any advertiser. Product information is based solely on material received from suppliers.


Except as disclosed in these Terms, Old Mission Gazette does not sell or disclose any personally identifiable information it collects about its users, nor does it make it possible for third parties to contact its users directly.

Personal Information

Old Mission Gazette collects and maintains a list of email addresses, Twitter account names, and similar information. Old Mission Gazette collects this information on a voluntary basis in order to provide its users with automatic updates of its content. This information is not sold to or shared with other parties other than third-party services, such as Google Feedburner, which it uses to manage its subscription services. To unsubscribe, subscribers can click on the link in the email updates, delete their Old Mission Gazette forum account, or adjust their subscription services at third-party websites, such as Twitter or Facebook.

When posting comments on Old Mission Gazette, the site prompts users to enter a user name, email address, and optional website; the email address is not made public on the website and is used for verification purposes only. Old Mission Gazette reserves the right to disclose any and all personal information it collects, both as required by law and when that disclosure is necessary to protect or defend its rights, property or users and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on Old Mission Gazette.

Public Website

Old Mission Gazette is a public website. Any information users post in its comments section or any other part of the website can and will be publicly available, unless otherwise specified in these Terms. Old Mission Gazette is not responsible for any information, personal or otherwise, users choose to submit on its website and/or any third-party contacts that result thereof.


Old Mission Gazette does not intentionally gather personal information about users who are under the age of 13.

Anonymous Information

Old Mission Gazette collects non-personally identifying, aggregate information about its users, such as search engine keywords, referring/edit pages, pages visited, geographic region, operating system, browser information, date/time stamp, and hyperlinks clicked. Old Mission Gazette uses this information for a variety of purposes, such as analyzing trends, evaluating its marketing strategies, and modifying its content. The aggregate information may be shared with and/or sold to third parties in a non-identifiable way.

IP Addresses

Old Mission Gazette automatically logs each user’s IP address with each visit and use of the website. The IP address may be linked with personally identifiable information. Unless otherwise noted in these Terms or as required by law, this information is not sold to or shared with third parties. The IP address may be used to block banned users from accessing Old Mission Gazette.

Contests & Giveaways

From time to time, Old Mission Gazette hosts giveaways and contests on this site. Old Mission Gazette is not responsible for the accuracy of the details of each freebie or fulfillment. The organization providing the item remains fully responsible for providing its description and handling fulfillment. Contest entrants agree to hold Old Mission Gazette harmless in the event that an organization does not fulfill its obligations.


Old Mission Gazette, its subscription management services, and/or its advertisers may use cookies to track users’ use of Old Mission Gazette and improve their navigation experience. If desired, users can adjust their web browser settings to block and/or remove cookies from the computer. Old Mission Gazette does not use cookies to track users browsing other websites. Old Mission Gazette is not responsible for any cookies used by advertisers and/or email subscription services, and it has no knowledge of how the information gathered by the cookies can or will be used.

Double-Click DART cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to our users based on their visit to our site and/or other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Links to Other Sites

Old Mission Gazette contains links to other websites, which are neither owned nor controlled by Old Mission Gazette. When users click on a link that takes them to another website, they have left Old Mission Gazette’s website. Old Mission Gazette is not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. By providing links to other sites, Old Mission Gazette does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available at these sites.


Old Mission Gazette relies on industry-standard security technologies and procedures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, and/or destruction. Old Mission Gazette cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with the personal information it collects, and a breech may occur.


Old Mission Gazette is based in Old Mission, Michigan. As such, any information collected by Old Mission Gazette and/or voluntarily provided by Old Mission Gazette users will be subject to the laws and regulations of the United States. Should a dispute arise, Old Mission Gazette users agree that any civil action or legal proceeding shall be brought in the local, state, and federal courts of record located closest to metro-Traverse City, Michigan or resolved under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (www.adr.org).

Terms Updates

The Old Mission Gazette Terms may be changed at any time and without notice. Should Old Mission Gazette undergo a change of ownership or make a substantial change regarding its use of personal information, Old Mission Gazette will notify individual subscribers using any subscription management services in place. Continued use of Old Mission Gazette’s subscription services and/or accessing its site indicates your acknowledgment of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.