Privacy Policy

Kern County Media, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, operates the Kern Valley Sun news site (the “Site”) and is committed to protecting the privacy of users of the Site however accessed. We have established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through the Site and how it is used.

By using our Site you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the processing of information according to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any aspect of our Privacy Policy, you must not use the Site. We may sell or rent user information in aggregate or on an individual basis to Kern County Media, LLC partners. If you do not agree, you must not use the Site.

The Site produces news articles and poses questions and allows users to post answers, share the aggregate results (outcomes) via social media or submit and email address. We collect non-personal information about your use of the Site and some personal data from users. When you use the Site, we may use a variety of technologies to collect certain non-personal information. We and our service providers may use “cookies” to customize your experience on the Site. “Cookies” are small computer files that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive that contain information such as user preferences and the pages you have visited and the activities you have performed while using the Site. You may block cookies or delete cookies from your hard drive; however, by disabling cookies, you may not be able to access to all of the features of the Site.

Some of our advertisers, ad servers and third-party providers also use cookies to provide us with anonymous data and information regarding your use of the Site. We do not have access or control over such parties’ cookies. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.

We may keep you logged into our Site and track your session history. We may analyze users’ usage patterns to improve the effectiveness of our Site. Users’ answers are stored anonymously. We do not share your answers, and your stored answers are not associated your identity, unless you submit personal information such as an email address. We store anonymous information on shared machines and aggregate answers and provide information to other users anonymously. We may offer you interfaces that enable you to connect to certain social networking sites such as Facebook and/or Twitter, among others. We integrate with Facebook for account creation and sharing, and we integrate with Twitter for sharing. You acknowledge that by posting on the Site, you are granting us a non-exclusive, transferable, fully–paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such posts. We have implemented security procedures to help protect the personal information on the Site. However, no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that such information will never be accessed, used, or released in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of Your Information

Advertisers and ad servers may place ads on the Site to sponsor third-party products and services. Those advertisers and ad servers may use cookies to follow user activities related to their advertisements placed on the Site. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for such third-party websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites. We recommend that you learn about the privacy policy and security practices of such third-party websites before providing them with any personal information. We may sell, divest, transfer, assign or otherwise engage in a transaction that involves some of all of our assets in the course of a corporate divestiture, merger, acquisition, joint venture, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization or any similar transaction or proceeding. The information you submit on the Site may be transferred in the context of such a transaction.


You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Kern County Media, LLC, its members, managers, officers, employees, affiliates and representatives from all liabilities, claims, damages, losses, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees that arise from your use of the Site. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

Third Parties

We allow third-party companies to collect certain information when you visit our web site. These companies may utilize cookies, pixels or other technologies to collect and use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Networking Advertising Initiative.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion. We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you visit the Site to see if it has been updated since your last visit.

Security Policy

Your payment and personal information is always safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the internet.

Refund Policy

All payments are final unless there is an error on the part of the Kern Valley Sun for paid Ads produced. Refunds will be issued based on criteria outlined and agreed upon at the time of sale.