Effective: August 9, 2011
2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION - This section addresses the types of information that FTS collects directly from users and the collection of non-personally identifiable information via cookies and related technologies by, and on behalf of, FTS and third parties.
4. USE AND DISCLOSURE - This section describes how FTS uses your information to provide and manage the FTS Services, including when FTS may disclose your information to third parties that assist FTS in providing those services.
5. SECURITY - This section describes FTS's security measures.
6. USER CONTROL AND ACCOUNT CANCELATION - This section informs users how to access and change their personal information stored by FTS, and how to cancel their accounts.
7. CONTACT US - This section instructs users how to contact FTS.
Fox Television Stations, Inc., and certain of its affiliated entities (collectively, "FTS" or "we") operate news and entertainment websites (each an "FTS Website") on behalf of their owned and operated television stations (the "Fox Television Stations"). The services FTS offers may include photos, videos, applications, community pages, message boards and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by FTS in connection with the Fox Television Stations, including when accessed via the Internet, mobile or other devices (collectively, the "FTS Services"). FTS is part of the United States based operations of News Corporation.
As set forth in our Terms of Service, the FTS Websites are general audience sites, are not targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.
2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON FTS SERVICES
User Submitted Information
Registration Information is the information that users must provide to FTS at
registration for or upon subscription to a FTS Service, for example, to create an account or profile, enter a contest or sweepstakes, receive a newsletter, play a game or take a survey. Each FTS Website may require different information from you to register or subscribe, such as, name, username, email address and/or birthday.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post
to the FTS Services and the information about you that accompanies those
posts, such as a username or user picture, or if the FTS Website offers user
profiles, your profile content. Public Information and Posts will be public unless
the FTS Website states that certain information, content or posts will not be
made public or gives you the opportunity to use privacy settings to make it non-
public. When information is public, this means it will be available to everyone
and will be displayed in search results both on the FTS Services and on external
search engines. Each FTS Website may offer different opportunities for Public
Information and Posts.
FTS Services Collected Information
Service Activity Information. When users access the FTS Services, we may collect
certain non-personally identifiable 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 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 or other transactional information for that device. We also
beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies), which are comprised of small bits of data that often include an anonymous unique identifier. This data is sent 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 site. We may use these technologies to collect and store information about your usage of the FTS Services, such as pages you have visited, search queries you have run, and advertisements you have seen.
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 website, see
Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to
certain features or personalization available through the FTS Services.
Sometimes, we collect personal information from consumers in manual or off-
line format, such as a post card or subscription form. Providing detailed notice in
those situations often proves impractical, so consumers will instead be provided
and other relevant information from us.
Third Parties. To improve the quality of the FTS Services, we may supplement
the information we collect with information from third parties. If you access the
FTS Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may also collect
your user ID and/or user name associated with that third-party service, and any
information you have made public in connection with that service or which the
third party shares with partner services.
Third parties that support the FTS Services by serving advertisements or providing
other services may also use tracking technologies. 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 ad networks that use these technologies, see www.aboutads.info.
3. NOTICE & CHOICE
Website, your privacy settings, are the primary means by which FTS provides you with
notice and choice about its collection and use of your personal information. FTS will
not use your personal information in a manner different from what is described in this
personal information, we will notify you to seek your consent through email or a
prominent posting on the site.
Location of Data. The FTS 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, processed, and stored in the United
States and other countries where data protection and other privacy laws may not offer
Linked Services. The FTS Services may also be linked to sites or services operated
by FTS affiliates (i.e., that are part of the News America Group: "Affiliated Companies")
or third parties, and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, games,
newsletters, contests or sweepstakes, or applications developed and maintained by
third parties. FTS is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such third parties,
and once you leave the FTS Services via a link, enable a third-party service, or click
site. Additionally, although all Affiliated Companies adhere to the News Corporation
corporate Privacy Principles, users who visit an Affiliated Company site should still
4. USE AND DISCLOSURE
Information Made Public Through Use of the FTS Services and User Privacy Settings
Any Public Information and Posts are always publicly available to everyone, including
other users, Search Engines, and anyone else with access to the FTS Services.
FTS's Use and Disclosure of Information
We only share your non-public personal information with non-affiliated third parties
addition, FTS may share your personal information with Affiliated Companies.
We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:
To provide and manage the FTS Services. We use the information we collect from
To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing
the FTS Services. FTS 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 FTS 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 FTS.
To deliver relevant advertising. We may use the information you provide to us,
and information we collect about your use of the FTS Services through cookies and
other technologies, to assist us in delivering you relevant ads when you visit the FTS
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 FTS Services. As noted
To contact you. FTS may periodically send promotional materials, newsletters or
notifications related to the FTS Services to the email address you provided to us at
registration. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from FTS, 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 registered or
subscribed to the FTS Services, such as notifications of changes to the FTS Services or policies.
To protect the rights of the FTS Services and our users. There may be instances
when FTS may disclose user information without providing notice or choice, including situations where FTS has a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of FTS, our Affiliated Companies or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the FTS 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 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 user information in its possession against loss, theft and
unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
6. USER CONTROL AND ACCOUNT CANCELATION
Remember that even after you cancel your account or subscription, copies of some
information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances – where,
for example, you have shared information with another user or a third-party application
or website. 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 search engines.
To access your Registration Information, send an e-mail with the word "Privacy" in
the subject line to Privacy@foxtv.com, or write to Internet Privacy Information at Fox
Television Stations, Inc., Legal Department, 1999 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles,
California 90025, requesting a listing of the Registration Information that is on file that
you have provided or that has been obtained from a third party. We will provide you
with a list of your Registration Information within thirty (30) calendar days from receipt
of your request. There may be certain instances when we may not be able to provide
the Registration Information, such as when access would violate the privacy of another individual or when access is prohibited by law.
In the event the Registration Information on file is incorrect, you may correct the
Registration Information by sending a written request for correction to Internet Privacy
Information at Fox Television Stations, Inc., Legal Department, 1999 South Bundy
Drive, Los Angeles, California 90025, including (1) all of the incorrect Registration
Information, (2) the corrections that you wish to make to your Registration Information,
and (3) your signature authorizing such changes. We will then correct the Registration
Information in its database and send a written confirmation to you within forty-five (45)
7. CONTACT US
Fox Television Stations, Inc.
1999 South Bundy Drive
Los Angeles, California 90025