Effective April 23, 2012:
- SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION - This section addresses the types of information that FOX collects directly from users and the collection of information via cookies and related technologies by, and on behalf of, FOX and third parties.
- USE AND DISCLOSURE - This section describes how FOX uses your information to provide and manage the FOX Services, including when FOX may disclose your information to third parties that assist FOX in providing those services.
- SECURITY - This section describes FOX's security measures.
- USER CONTROL AND ACCOUNT CANCELLATION - This section informs users how to access and change their personal information stored by FOX, and how to cancel their accounts.
- CONTACT US - This section instructs users how to contact FOX.
FOX Broadcasting Company ("FOX" or "we") operates FOX.com and other FOX show and entertainment websites that are operated by FOX (collectively, the "FOX Website" or "Site"). The services FOX offers include the FOX Websites, applications (in connection with the Site or third party services), community pages and any other features, content, promotions, games or applications offered from time to time by FOX including when accessed via the Internet, mobile or other devices (collectively, the "FOX Services"). FOX is part of the United States based operations of News Corporation.
2. SUBMISSION AND COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON THE FOX SERVICES
User Submitted Information
Account Information is the information that users provide to FOX when they register for or subscribe to a FOX Service, for example, to create an account or profile, enter a contest or sweepstakes, receive a newsletter, play a game or take a survey. This information may include, for example, name, display name, email address, gender, location, and date of birth. If you create a profile in connection with any of the FOX Services, your profile information may also be publicly available to anyone, unless the FOX Service for which you create the profile provides Privacy Settings to allow you to control the parties with whom you share that content.
Public Information and Posts consist of your display name and, if you provide one, your profile picture and your posts and comments on or in connection with the FOX Services. Your Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and can be displayed in search results.
FOX Collected Information
Third parties that support the FOX Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as providing users with the ability to comment on content, allowing users to share content or tracking aggregate site usage statistics may also use these technologies to collect similar information. FOX does not control these third party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of these third parties using such technologies. For more information about third party ad networks and services that use these technologies, see aboutads.info, and to opt out of such ad networks' and services' collection and 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 (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. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through the FOX Services.
Third Parties. To improve the quality of our services, FOX may supplement the information we collect with information we obtain from third parties or from publicly available sources. If you access a FOX Service through a third party connection or log-in or connect a FOX Service to a third party service, we may also collect Third Party Information and Content and combine that Third Party Information and Content with your Account Information and information we obtain from third parties or from publicly available sources.
3. NOTICE & CHOICE
California Residents. If you are a California resident, you may request that we do not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with third parties for their direct marketing purposes by sending an email to email@example.com, with "Fox.com: Disclosure Opt-out" in the subject line and your full name, email address, and postal address in the body of the email.
4. USE & DISCLOSURE
Information Made Public Through Use of FOX Services and User Privacy Settings
If you create a profile in connection with any of the FOX Services, your profile information may also be publicly available to anyone, unless the FOX Service for which you create the profile provides Privacy Settings to allow you to control which parties with whom you share that content. Users' Public Information and Posts are always publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party application developers, and anyone else with access to the FOX Services.
FOX's Use and Disclosure of Information
We use the information we collect from and about users for the following purposes:
To allow third party service providers to assist us in providing and managing the FOX Services. FOX 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 FOX Services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; conducting email marketing on our behalf; processing payments; administering message boards; fulfilling orders; processing data or statistics; or assisting with the administration, judging and prize fulfillment aspects of contests, promotions and sweepstakes. 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 FOX.
To contact you. FOX may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications to the email address you provided to us at registration or subscription to your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from FOX, 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 with or subscribed to the FOX Services, such as notifications of changes to the FOX Services or policies.
To allow other users to find you. In order to locate other users that a user may already know in the physical world and/or want to get to know in the online world, the FOX Services may allow users to search for other users using information the user already knows, such as name, display name or email address.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If FOX 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 may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
FOX uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard user information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. If you are asked to select a password to access a FOX Service, you should select a password that contains a combination of letters, numbers and non-alphanumeric characters (for example, %, $ and &) and avoid dictionary words. In addition, you should not use the same password that you use for other business or personal accounts.
6. USER CONTROL AND ACCOUNT CANCELLATION
Through your "Edit Your FOX Profile" settings, you can access, edit or delete information that you have provided to FOX for your Fox.com profile. You also can link or unlink your FOX profile from third party service accounts under the "Linked Accounts" heading on your "Edit Your FOX Profile" page, or by unlinking your FOX profile through your account on the third party service. If you no longer want to use the FOX Services, you may cancel your account by clicking on "Delete Profile" on your "Edit Your FOX Profile" page. You may unsubscribe to the FOX newsletter by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the newsletter email.
Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in circumstances where, for example, you have posted information on another user's profile, shared information with a third party application or website, or if another person copied, stored or shared your information. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation 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
10201 West Pico Boulevard
Bldg. 100, 3220
Los Angeles, CA 90035