Tuesday, July 1, 2008
FOX is a general audience web site, and does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.
COLLECTION: COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ("PII") BY FOX
General. FOX collects personally identifiable information ("PII" -- that is, information such as your full name, email address, mailing address or telephone number) only in order to create or enhance our relationship with you. When we collect PII from you, it is because you voluntarily submit the information to us in order to participate in activities like sweepstakes, contests, games, surveys, forums, subscription registrations, chats or bulletin boards, in connection with content or suggestions you submit to us or because you want us to furnish you with products, services or information. We may also obtain PII from third parties.
Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that the FOX web sites place on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on our site(s) and enable FOX to make your visits to our site(s) more enjoyable. For example, cookies can store your password for easy logon to a site you have previously visited, can save your preferences for a personalized home page or can track the items you have placed in your "shopping cart" during a visit to our online store. Information about your activities on FOX sites and other non-personally identifiable information about you may also be used to limit the online ads you encounter to those we believe are consistent with your interests.
NOTICE: FOX Will Provide You with Notice About Its PII Collection Practices
When you voluntarily provide PII to FOX, we will make sure you are informed about who is collecting the information, how and why the information is being collected and the types of uses FOX will make of the information.
At the time you provide your PII, FOX will notify you of your options regarding our use of PII, including whether we will share it with outside companies (See “Choice” below). This Policy describes the types of other companies that may want to send you information about their products and services and therefore may want to share your personal information, provided you have given FOX permission to do so (see "Use" below).
Sometimes we collect personally identifiable information from consumers in manual format or off-line, such as a post card or subscription form. Providing detailed notice in those situations often proves impractical, so consumers will instead be provided with a short notice that describes how to obtain the full text of this Policy and other relevant information from us.
FOX's web site(s) may also be linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with FOX (i.e., that are part of the News America Group). Although all News America Group entities adhere to the group’s Privacy Principles http://www.newscorp.com/privacy.html, visitors to those affiliated sites should still refer to their separate privacy policies and practices, which may differ in some respects from this Policy.
CHOICE: FOX Will Provide You with Choices About the Use of Your PII
FOX will not use the PII you provide to us for purposes different from the purpose for which it was submitted or share your PII with third parties that are not affiliated with FOX (i.e., not part of the News America Group), unless we obtain your permission.
USE: FOX’s Use of PII
FOX will use your PII provided under this Policy in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. If FOX obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of that information is governed by this Policy.
FOX may share your PII with companies that are affiliated with us, that is part of the News America Group of companies. Provided you have given us permission, FOX may also share your PII with advertisers and business partners that are not affiliated with FOX, but would like to send you information about their products and services. For example, some of the companies who supply prizes for FOX’s contests may have special offers or promotions that might be of interest to FOX Networks viewers. However, you will always have the opportunity to instruct us not to share your information with third parties when PII is collected. Moreover, we will never share your credit card information with third parties except those FOX uses to perform tasks (such as order fulfillment and payment processing) required to complete purchases you make through FOX web sites.
FOX employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your PII. FOX may share your PII with outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses) but they may only use your PII to provide FOX with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
FOX may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess the technology that allows FOX to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on our web sites. Your non-PII and click stream data about your activities on our sites may be shared with these companies so this customization can be accomplished. These companies will not share your information with any third party or use it for any other purposes. Anonymous click stream and demographic information may also be shared with FOX’s advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when FOX may disclose PII without providing you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of FOX, other companies within the News America Group or their employees, agents and contractors; to protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or to comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if FOX sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, FOX may transfer your PII to a third party as part of that transaction.
SECURITY: FOX Protects the Security of PII
FOX uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, FOX uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete. Passwords and other sensitive information stored by FOX are encrypted both in transit and when stored within FOX’s online databases.
ACCESS: How to Access, Correct or Delete Your PII
If you are a registered user at FOX’s web site, you can view your user preferences by following the procedure detailed below.
To access your PII, send an e-mail with the word "Privacy" in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to the FOX Internet Privacy Officer at FOXNews.com, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor, New York, New York 10036, requesting a listing of the PII that is on file for you. FOX will respond promptly to your request with a list of the PII on file. There may be certain instances when FOX may not be able to provide the PII, such as when access would violate the privacy of another individual, when access is prohibited by law, or when the PII has been lawfully obtained from third party sources.
In the event the PII on file is incorrect, you may correct the PII by sending a written request for correction to the FOX Internet Privacy Officer at FOXNews.com, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor, New York, New York 10036 that includes (1) all of the incorrect PII that you wish to change, (2) the corrected PII and (3) your signature authorizing such changes. FOX will then correct the PII in its database and send a written confirmation to you promptly.
If for any reason you wish to stop all future communications from FOX, you may send an e-mail with the word "Privacy" in the subject line to email@example.com, or write to the FOX Internet Privacy Officer at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036, requesting that your PII be permanently removed form any FOX database. FOX will send a written confirmation of such removal to you within fifteen (15) business days of receipt of your request.
REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: How to Contact Fox About Privacy Concerns
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
Telephone: (212) 301-3000
Telecopier: (212) 301-5785
You may also request a written response to your concerns, which will be made no later than thirty (30) days after you contact FOX.