Effective June 28, 2013
Table of Contents:
Fox Television Stations,
Inc., and certain of its affiliated entities (collectively, "FTS" or "we") operate
a group of news and entertainment websites (each an "FTS Website") on behalf of
their owned and operated television stations.
FTS wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose
connection with information collected through services such as websites, mobile
sites, applications ("apps"), and widgets (collectively, the "FTS Services"). By using FTS Services, you agree to the terms
list of our affiliated companies ("Company Affiliates") is available at http://www.21cf.com.
As set forth
in our Terms of Service, the FTS Services are for a general audience, are not
targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from
children under 13 years of age.
2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
FTS and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:
Registration Information is the information required to register for or use an FTS Service, for example, to create an account, post comments, receive a newsletter, or enter a contest or sweepstakes. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, gender, zip code and birthday.
Public Information and Posts consist of content that you post to the FTS Services and the information about you that accompanies that content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Activity Information. When you access and interact with the FTS Services, we may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the FTS Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the FTS Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data, or other information for that device.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites, apps and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the FTS Services, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen.
Third parties that support the FTS Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate FTS Services usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information. FTS 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 advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see aboutads.info/consumers, and to opt-out of such ad networks' and services' advertising practices, go to aboutads.info/choices.
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. Users can manage the use of Flash technologies, with the Flash management tools available at Adobe's website, see adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security/privacy_policy/faq.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the FTS Services.
Information from Other Sources. We may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from our Company Affiliates or business partners.
3. USE AND DISCLOSURE
We use the information we collect from and about you to provide the FTS Services and features to you, including: to measure and improve those FTS Services and features; to improve your experience with both online and off-line FTS Services by delivering content you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; to allow you to comment on content, and participate in online games, contests, or rewards programs; to provide you with customer support and to respond to inquiries. When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties.
We may also use the information we collect from and about you for the following additional purposes:
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the FTS Services. FTS may make your information available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the FTS Services. These service providers may not use personal information for any purpose other than the specific service they are providing to you and FTS.
To contact you. FTS may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to the FTS Services. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or change your account setting where available. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the FTS Services or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app.
To share with business partners. FTS may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications consistent with your choices.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If FTS 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, FTS may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
FTS uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.
5. USER CONTROL
If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or as otherwise outlined in Section 7, or using the mechanisms provided below. In your request, you must identify the FTS Website or other FTS Service you are registered with and any specific program on that FTS Website or FTS Service to which your request pertains (e.g. news alerts, promotional messages). Please make clear what information you would like to have changed, whether you would like to have your personal information suppressed from our database, or if you have other questions about your personal information. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
If you are a California resident, you may request that we not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with Company Affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes by sending an email to email@example.com with "FTS: Disclosure Opt-Out" in the subject line and your full name, email address, and postal address in the body of the email. To help us process your request, in your email please identify the FTS Website or other FTS Service, as well as any specific program on that FTS Website or FTS Service (e.g. news alerts, promotional messages) that you are registered with. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for purposes other than as stated in this paragraph may not be acknowledged or responded to. For any other type of communication, please use the Contact information located at the "About Us" tab on the applicable FTS Website.
6. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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 social media or other services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. 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. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints, contractual, financial or legal requirements.
Sensitive Information. We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the FTS Services or otherwise.
8. CONTACT US
Television Stations, Inc.
1999 South Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, California 90025