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FOXNews.com Privacy Policy

FOXNEWS.COM ("FOX") is part of the News America Group, which has adopted a set of Privacy Principles applicable to all its U.S.-based companies. FOX has implemented those Principles in this Privacy Policy, which describes how we collect, use and share personally identifiable information ("PII") we obtain from and about individuals located in the U.S., both online and off-line.

From time to time FOX may revise this Privacy Policy to reflect industry initiatives or changes in the law, our PII collection and use practices, the features of our web sites or technology. Therefore, you should review it periodically so that you are up to date on our most current policies and practices.

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. On those occasions when we obtain PII from a third party, we use only reputable sources of such information.

Cookies. Cookies are small bits of information that the Internet sites operated by FOX 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. The cookie itself does not contain PII.

Third party advertisements displayed on Internet site(s) operated by FOX may also contain cookies. FOX does not control these advertiser cookies and visitors to our web site(s) should check the privacy policy of the advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies (see "Notice" below for more information on third party advertisements).

On occasion, FOX may use cookies or similar tools to relate your use of our web site(s) to PII obtained from you or a reputable third party. For example, if you’ve asked us to send you information about our upcoming products or promotions, cookie and/or other information about your online activities may allow us to limit the materials we send you to items we know you will find interesting, based on your prior online activities and preferences. However, if FOX wishes to coordinate your personal and web site activity information in this manner, we will obtain your express prior consent (i.e., "opt in").

You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent or to refuse cookies completely. However, without cookies you will not have access to certain features on FOX's web site(s), such as interactive "polling" and video player settings.

NOTICE: Fox Will Provide You with Notice About Its PII Collection Practices
When FOX collects PII from you, 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.

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 (see "Use" below). However, at the time your PII is collected, FOX will notify you of your options regarding our use of your personally identifiable information, including whether we can share it with outside companies (see "Choice" below).

Sometimes we collect personally identifiable information from consumers in manual format, 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 be linked to Internet sites operated by other companies. Some of these third party sites may be co-branded with an FOX logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by FOX (for example, the eCompany Store site). FOX's web site(s) also carry advertisements from other companies as well as advertisements placed by national Internet ad agencies. Although we choose our business partners and advertisers carefully, FOX is not responsible for the privacy practices of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our site(s) or for the privacy practices of third party or so-called national Internet advertising companies. Once you’ve left a FOX site via such a link or by clicking on an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party or advertiser site to determine how they will handle any PII they collect from you.

Some of the advertisements that appear on FOX's web site(s) are delivered to you by national Internet advertising companies such as DoubleClick. These companies ultilize certain technologies to deliver advertisements and marketing messages and to collect anonymous information about your visit to our site(s), including information about the banner ads they display, any cookie they place on your computer and your IP address. To opt out of information collection by DoubleClick, or to obtain information about the technologies DoubleClick uses or its own privacy policy, please visit its web site at: http://www.doubleclick.com/us/about_doubleclick/privacy/. FOX's web site(s) may also be linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with FOX . 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 provide you with the opportunity to choose whether your PII may be used for purposes different from the purpose for which it was submitted. You will also be able to choose whether your information is shared with companies that are not affiliated with FOX (i.e., not part of the News America Group).

USE: Fox’s Use of PII
FOX will use your PII in a manner that is consistent with this Policy and only for the purpose for which it is submitted, unless other uses are disclosed at the time of collection and you allow us to use your information in these other ways.

FOX may share your PII with companies that are affiliated with us, that is part of the News America Group of companies. FOX may also share your PII with companies 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.

FOX employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your PII. Outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities (i.e., sweepstakes administration, order fulfillment, statistical analyses) may only use PII to provide FOX with a specific service and not for any other purpose.

If FOX obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of this information is governed by this Policy.

FOX may be required to disclose PII to comply with legal requirements, such as a court order, and to protect the safety and security of visitors to our web sites.

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.

ACCESS: How to Access, Correct or Delete Your PII
In most cases, FOX will retain PII for ninety (90) days or less. In the event PII is retained for longer, FOX has implemented a procedure for you to access, correct or delete your PII.

To access your PII, send an e-mail with the word "Privacy" in the subject line to foxnewsonline@foxnews.com, or a 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 no later than fifteen (15) business days from receipt of 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 within fifteen (15) business days.

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 foxnewsonline@foxnews.com, or a write to the FOX Internet Privacy Officer at FOXNews.com, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor, 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
If you have concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, your use of the FOX web site(s), or the collection and use of PII, you may contact the following FOX representative:

Ariel Rey
Privacy Policy Representative
FOXNews.com
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 18th Floor
New York, New York 10036
Telephone: (212) 901-4523
Telecopier: (212) 901-4530
e-mail: foxnewsonline@foxnews.com

You may also request a written response to your concerns, which will be made no later than thirty (30) days after you contact FOX.