KnowPickens Advertising Policy

KnowPickens is a community website and social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Snap, X (formerly Twitter) and YouTube) featuring information about Pickens County Georgia. Advertising is the primary source of income to support the endeavor to keep the community informed free of charge. The website and social media channels are not part of any government organization but a privately owned small business operating under Elee Inc. Below KP will be used to refer to KnowPickens.

KnowPickens has sole discretion for determining the types of advertising and promotion that will be accepted and displayed on the website and social media channels.

The following FREE ADVERTISING is available to residents and businesses of Pickens County: Event posting on the website calendar; Facebook events added to KP's Facebook events (link must be provided to KP); Business listing on website without links to website/social; Publishing of press releases provided by business/organization that meet publishing guidelines; Business/individual post on KP's Facebook page (appears in Visitor Post area); Tagging KP on social media channels; Posting of lost pets and missing person notices on Facebook.

The following PAID ADVERTISING is offered on KP: Local and national banner ads and video using Google Ad Manager; Direct posting on social media channels using graphics and video; Business listing with links to website and social and top placement in the business category; Event advertising with banner ads and direct post on social media; YouTube videos added to channel and/or playlist on KP's YouTube. Email for current rate packages.

Political Advertising - As of October 1, 2019, all political advertising will be noted with 'Paid Advertising', 'Paid Content', or 'Courtesy Post' to ensure transparency and neutral stance of KP. Candidates eligible to be voted on in Pickens County are given ONE free courtesy post for their candidacy announcement on the KnowPickens website during the election cycle. Political advertising packages are available. Email for current rate packages.

KnowPickens Privacy Policy

Maintaining your privacy is a large part of our commitment. We will never disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party without your consent.

Below is how we collect and use information from you in our efforts to provide the highest quality user experience:

Marketing - KnowPickens uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.

KP particpates in the following affiliate marketing:
- Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Kp may earn a fee for qualified purchases from the website.
- Advertisements are served by Google, Inc. and may be controlled using cookies. The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google on KP displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit KP and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on your browser. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Email Services – If you take advantage of any email newsletter on KP, you and/or the person you email to may receive email updates as described in the service. All email recipients are afforded the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners.

Order Forms – Our sites use forms for you to request information, products and services and more information from us. Some contact information and unique identifiers are required to process your request. We may also request additional information that we use to improve areas of our site.

Third Party Service Providers – Some of the services available are provided by third parties that have their own privacy policies that may be different than ours. You should review the privacy policy of third parties before providing your personal information to them.

Outside Links – While on, you may be led to other web sites. Be aware that other sites may collect data and personal information and operate according to their own privacy practices. Please remember that, once outside of our family of sites, any information you submit is outside of our control.

You can turn off the use of cookies at any time by changing your specific browser settings.

Contacting Us – If you have questions or concerns about our privacy policy or if at any time, please Email Us at

This privacy policy does not extend to any information that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond the control of, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. We reserve the right at our discretion to make changes to this policy at any time.

Last updated 9/20/23

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