Online Comment Policy

This publication (and Emmerich Newspapers, the parent collection of various statewide publications) welcomes reader feedback to its online content, but it is not responsible for the information contained in reader comments. We reserve the right to reject or delete comments in full or in part at any time.

Comments should not be abusive, libelous or in bad taste. They should not contain vulgar language. We prefer comments that express an opinion rather than ones that deal in personalities.

We reserve the right to reproduce comments, in full or in part, in other versions of this publication, regardless of the medium used.

As a rule, we will not intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you as an individual user (such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone number, or e-mail address) to any third party without having received your permission. Please note that if you give out personal information online * for example, through a message board or story comment * that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect our users' privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.

We have the following exceptions to this disclosure policy: We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of any Emmerich Newspapers publications, or a physical threat to you or others.

For a fuller explanation of our privacy policy, see our privacy policy.

If a comment is not posted within 24 hours, it probably has been rejected because of the nature of the comment. Try again.