Privacy Policy Guidelines; Copyright, Online Privacy and Child-Protection Policies

(updated May 2015) is a World Wide Web site of the Albuquerque Journal newspaper at 7777 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109. may be reached by e-mail at and by telephone at (505) 823-7777.

ABQJournal includes highlights of the print editions of the Albuquerque Journal. Not every story that appears in the newspaper is online. Some stories online do not appear in the printed newspaper.

The guidelines and policies that follow apply only to the online activities of the Albuquerque Journal’s web site, They do not apply to the printed newspaper. agrees to provide you with information and other services subject to these guidelines and conditions of use. You agree to use our service in accordance with these guidelines. From time to time, we may need to change these guidelines, in which case revisions will be posted on the Web site. By continuing to use ABQJournal after we post any such changes, you acknowledge the guidelines and conditions of use, as modified.

This site does not target children under age 13 and does not collect personal information about individuals except when voluntarily provided by such individuals during registration.

To help us serve you better, we use technology known as “cookies” in a limited way to help deliver advertisers and to enable us to find out how you use our site. Some of our business affiliates and advertisers use “cookies,” which can tell when your computer has contacted a Web site.  

Because we do not control the privacy policies of our business affiliates, advertisers or any other site to which we might provide hyperlinks, you should check the privacy policy of the site you are visiting if you have any concerns about that site’s policies or use of cookies.


Privacy does not, and will not, release your personal information to any third party without your consent. We may, however, share some of the information we gather, in aggregate or demographic form, with advertisers and other partners. That is, we may provide general information about ways people use our site without identifying any particular individuals.

To use certain features of our Web site or our mobile apps, you must register on the forms provided with each feature. Our use of any personally identifying information you provide as part of registration is governed by this privacy policy. uses a third party to process some online subscription purchases. Please consult the third party’s privacy policy. uses Google products including Surveys and Analytics that include its advertising features that provide the most useful advertising information and offers by tracking information about you.

visitors can opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features that may track information about you, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means You may opt out at Google Analytics’ available opt-outs for the web.
about Google Surveys: Your answer is anonymous and is aggregated with all other anonymous answers to the question. It’s not connected with any information about you, and is not used to develop a profile or to deliver ads. Once the survey is complete, an aggregated report is provided to the survey creator about the specific question it asked. Like ads on the web, some surveys may be delivered to you based on the interests and inferred demographics associated with your browser. You can click here  to review or edit these, or to opt-out through Google’s ads preferences manager. Learn more about Google Consumer Surveys or Google’s privacy policy.

ABQJournal also use analytics services from Alexa and Quantcast.  These companies also use cookies in a limited way to help connect you with advertising that you may find useful.  These companies do not collect any of your personal information.  As with Google analytics, you may opt out of these services.  You can find Quantcast‘s opt-out page here, and you can learn how to opt out of Alexa’s services here.


Social Media features links to various social media sites to enable you to share our stories that you find important or interesting with your friends and family. does not control these social media sites, and sharing stories via these social media sites may result in the collection of data by the social media site you use to share stories.  If you have questions about what information these social media sites may gather when you share an story, you should consult the privacy policy of the social media site on which you are sharing the story.


Children’s Protection

Our site does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. A parent, however, may consent to the collection and use of a child’s personal information without consenting to the disclosure of that same information to third parties.

We do not condition a child’s participation in any activity on this Web site on disclosure of more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity such as Newspapers InEducation contests and projects. For such activities, we will not collect information directly from the child but only from the child’s parents, and the website for the particular activity will provide all information required by the Children’s On-Line Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-6506 and associated rules and regulations.  A parent may review and have deleted the child’s personal information and refuse to permit further collection and use.

Prior parental consent is not required for to accept personal information from a child for the sole purpose of directly responding on a one-time basis to a specific online request.

Any contact information obtained from a child in response to such a one-time request will be deleted from records promptly after responding to the child’s request and will not be used to recontactthe child. Such information will be not be posted or published by, nor provided to third parties, without prior parental consent.

If we are notified that we have inadvertently received personal information from a child we will delete such information from our records.

Any concerns regarding the children’s privacy policy and what is done with any information provided through this site should be directed to


Copyright Notice

The Albuquerque Journal provides this Web site for your personal enjoyment, information, education and communication. You may browse this site and even download material on the site for non-commercial, personal use. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials.

You should assume that everything you see on the site is copyrighted, including material from The Associated Press. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or use the content of the site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio and video, without permission of the Albuquerque Journal and other copyright owners.

Text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material from The Associated Press shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly on any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use.

Browse this site as well as others sites linked to at your own risk. The Albuquerque Journal assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the site for your downloading of any data, text, images, video or audio from the site or any other site to which you might link from

Requests for permission to reprint, copy or distribute material from this site must be obtained at the Albuquerque Publishing Co. Library. More information is available by calling the library at (505) 823-3490.


Customer Relations and Choice of Law and Forum

All disputes involving this web site must be brought in the state courts of New Mexico.

Use of this web site is pursuant to stated guidelines. All disputes and questions with respect thereto will be determined by the laws of the State of New Mexico applicable to contracts entered into and wholly to be performed within said state without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Both parties hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction of the State of New Mexico, acknowledge that the venue is proper in any state court or Federal court in the State of New Mexico, agree that any action related to this Agreement must be brought in a state or Federal court in the State of New Mexico, and waive any objection it has or may have in the future with respect to any of the foregoing.


For more information about this site, please contact the Journal at (505) 823-3800 or email the webmaster.