Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective February 22, 2011:

Summary of the FOX News Privacy Policy:

  1. INTRODUCTION – The Introduction identifies the basic FOX News Services covered by this Privacy Policy and provides a brief overview of what this Privacy Policy covers.
  2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION – This section addresses the types of information that FOX News collects directly from users and the collection of non-personally identifiable information via cookies and related technologies by FOX News and third parties.
  3. NOTICE AND CHOICE – This section provides information on users’ options to control how their information is collected and used, how FOX News notifies users about future Privacy Policy changes, where FOX News stores data, and third-party web sites that may link to the FOX News Services.
  4. USE AND DISCLOSURE – This section describes how FOX News uses your information to provide and manage the FOX News Services, including when FOX News may disclose your information to third parties that assist FOX News in providing those services.
  5. SECURITY – This section describes FOX News’s security measures.  
  6. ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE – This section informs users how to access and change their personal information stored by FOX News, and how to cancel their accounts.
  7. CONTACT US – This section instructs users how to contact FOX News.

 

1.         INTRODUCTION

Fox News Network, L.L.C. (“FOX News” or “we”) operates foxnews.com, foxbusiness.com, foxnews.mobi, m.foxbusiness.com, the FOX News iPhone application, the FOX Business iPhone application, the FOX News Android application, the FOX Business Android application, and any other FOX News owned and controlled URL, WAP site and mobile application (collectively, the “Site”), FOX News messaging services, video services, RSS feeds, podcasting services, mobile services, and any other feature, content, or applications offered from time to time by FOX News in connection with FOX News’ business (collectively, the “FOX News Services”).  FOX News is part of the United States based operations of News Corporation.

As set forth in our Terms of Use, FOX News is a general audience site, is not targeted to children, and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

This Privacy Policy describes FOX News’s collection and use of users’ personal information (e.g., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name or email address).  It also describes generally FOX News’s practices for handling non-personally identifiable information (e.g., user interests, demographics and site usage) to the extent such information is associated with a particular user or user account.  This Privacy Policy applies to all “users,” including both visitors (users who use some of the FOX News Services without being registered) and “Members” (users who have registered with FOX News).

2.         SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON FOX NEWS SERVICES

User Submitted Information

Registration Information is the information that Members must provide to use at registration in order to create a profile (also called an “account”), and includes display name, email address, year of birth, zip code, and country.

FOX News Collected Information

FOX News Services Activity Information. When users access the FOX News Services, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information about those visits.  For example, in order to permit your connection to the FOX News Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information.  If you access the FOX News Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device or other transactional information for that device in order to serve content to it.  We also may use cookies and other tracking technologies (including browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include an anonymous unique identifier.  Web sites send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the web site can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that site.  We may use these technologies to anonymously collect and store information about your usage of the FOX News Services, such as pages you have visited, search queries you have run, and advertisements you have seen. If FOX News wishes to combine your personal information with information we obtain through these technologies in order to determine what messages FOX News provides to you, we will obtain your express affirmative consent.

Third parties that support the FOX News Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing users to share content or tracking aggregate site usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information.  FOX News does not control these third-party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies.  For more information about third-party ad networks that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether.  Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies).  Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, including cookies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s web site, see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/.  Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through the FOX News Services.

Third Parties. To improve the quality of the FOX News Services, we may supplement the information we collect with information from third parties.  If you access the FOX News Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may also collect your public user ID associated with that third-party service, and any information you have made public in connection with that service and which the third party shares with partner services.

3.        NOTICE & CHOICE

Means of Notice and Choice. This Privacy Policy is the primary means by which FOX News provides you with notice about its collection and use of your personal information.  FOX News will not use your personal information in a manner different from what is described in this Privacy Policy without your permission.

Privacy Policy Changes. FOX News may modify this Privacy Policy as necessary.  If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that expand our rights to use your personal information, we will notify you to seek your consent either through email or a prominent posting on the Site.

Location of Data. The FOX News Services are hosted in the United States.  If you are a user located outside the United States, you understand and consent to having any personal information you provide transferred to and processed in the United States.  U.S. data protection and other relevant laws may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction.  As a result, please read this Privacy Policy with care.

Linked Websites. The FOX News Services may also be linked to sites operated by FOX News affiliates (i.e., that are part of the News America Group: “Affiliated Companies”) or third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer games or applications developed and maintained by third parties. FOX News is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties, and once you leave the FOX News Services via a link, enable a third-party service, or click an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third-party site.  Additionally, although all Affiliated Companies adhere to the News Corporation corporate Privacy Principles, users who visit an Affiliated Company site should still refer to its separate privacy policy, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy.

4.         USE AND DISCLOSURE

We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:

To provide and manage the FOX News Services.  We use the information we collect from and about users to provide the FOX News Services and features to you including to measure and improve those services and features, to personalize your experience by delivering relevant content, advertising and marketing messages, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries.  We may use aggregated, anonymous data about use of and activity on the FOX News Services to assist us in this regard and such data is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the FOX News Services. FOX News may make your non-public personal information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the FOX News Services.  These outside service providers are required to protect non-public personal information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to Site.

To deliver relevant advertising. We may use the information you provide to us, and information we collect about your use of the FOX News Services through cookies and other technologies, to assist us in delivering you relevant ads when you visit the FOX News Services.  We may work with third-party advertising networks and advertisers who help deliver these ads to you.  We do not share your non-public personal information with these third parties, but we may share anonymized or aggregated information with them to improve the relevancy of the ads you see on the FOX News Services. As noted above, these third-party advertising networks and advertisers may also use cookies and similar technologies to collect and track non-personally identifiable information such as demographic information, aggregated information, and Internet activity to assist them in delivering advertising that is more relevant to your interests.  To find out more about third-party online advertising and to opt out of this type of advertising, visit the Network Advertising Initiative web site at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

To contact you. FOX News may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to the FOX News Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or to your account.  If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from FOX News, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.  There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of as long as you are a member, such as notifications of changes to the FOX News Services or policies.

To protect the rights of FOX News and our users. There may be instances when FOX News may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where FOX News has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of FOX News, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the FOX News Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.

To complete a merger or sale of assets. If FOX News sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, FOX News may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.

5.         SECURITY

FOX News uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.

6.         ACCESS, REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE

To cancel your account, email deleteaccount@foxnews.com, subject, “Delete My Account” and include the email address that you registered your account with (if different from the email address you’re sending the email from).  Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances – where, for example, you have shared information with a third-party application or web site.  We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies.  Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others, and there may be a delay in the removal of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines.

7. CONTACT US

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact FOX News at:

Email: ldepartment@foxnews.com

Mail:

Fox News Network, LLC 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor New York, NY 10036 Attention: Legal Department