Effective as of June 21, 2006
COLLECTION: COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ("PII") BY THE POST
GENERAL. The Post collects personally identifiable information ("PII" -- that is, information such as your full name, email address, mailing address or telephone number) in order to create or enhance our relationship with you. For example, The Post collects PII from you when you register for full access to Post Sites. Users who have supplied Post Sites with PII in the past (for example, by entering a contest or sweepstakes, signing up for home delivery of the Print Edition, or registering for our Daily Newsletter) will also be required to complete the registration process. You can register for full access to Post Sites here. We also collect PII when you participate in activities on Post Sites such as sweepstakes, contests, surveys, forums, bulletin boards, polls, e-mailing to a friend and subscription registrations; when you submit comments, content or suggestions to us; or when you want us to furnish you with products, services or information. We may also obtain PII from reputable third parties.
COOKIES. Cookies are small bits of information that Post Sites place on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on our sites and enable The Post to make your visits to Post Sites more enjoyable. For example, cookies can store your name and password for easy logon to a site you have previously visited, can keep track of whether or not you have voted in an online poll, can save information concerning the sections and/or stories you visit the most or can track the items you have placed in your "shopping cart" during a visit to our online store. Information about your activities on Post 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: THE POST WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICE ABOUT ITS PII COLLECTION PRACTICES
When The Post 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 we will make of the information.
At the time your PII is collected, The Post 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). This Policy describes the types of other companies that may want to send you information about their products and services and therefore want to share your personal information, provided you have given The Post permission to do so (See "Use" below).
Sometimes we collect personally identifiable information from consumers in manual format, such as a post card, in-paper contest, 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.
The Post Sites may also be linked to sites operated by companies affiliated with The Post (i.e., that are part of the News America Group). Visitors to those affiliated sites should still refer to their separate privacy policies and practices, which may differ in some respects from this Policy.
Some of the advertisements that appear on Post Sites are delivered to you by national Internet advertising companies such as DoubleClick, Atlas DMT and 24/7 Real Media. These companies utilize certain technologies to deliver and select advertisements and marketing messages based upon anonymous information their technologies collect about your visit to Post Sites, including information about the banner ads they display, their cookie and your IP address. To opt out of information collection by these companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit their websites at:
CHOICE: THE POST WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH CHOICES ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PII
The Post will not use the PII we collect from you for purposes different from the purpose for which it was submitted, or share your PII with third parties that are not affiliated with The Post, unless we obtain your consent.
USE: THE POST'S USE OF PII
The Post will use your PII in a manner that is consistent with this Policy. If The Post obtains PII from a third party, such as a business partner, our use of that information is governed by this Policy.
Post employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to your PII. The Post 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 The Post with a specific service and not for any other purpose.
The Post may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess the technology that allows The Post to customize the advertising and marketing messages you receive on Post Sites. Your non-PII and click stream data about your activities on Post 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 purpose. Anonymous click stream and demographic information may also be shared with The Post's advertisers and business partners.
There may be instances when The Post may disclose PII without providing you with a choice in order to protect the legal rights of The Post, other companies within the News America Group or their employees, agents and contractors; to protect the safety and security of visitors to Post Sites; to protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or comply with the law or legal process. In addition, if The Post 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, The Post may transfer your PII to a third party as part of that transaction.
SECURITY: THE POST PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
The Post 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, The Post uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete. Passwords stored by The Post are encrypted both in transit and when stored within The Post's online databases.
ACCESS: HOW TO ACCESS, CORRECT OR DELETE YOUR PII
To review or modify your preferences or to delete the PII that The Post has collected from you via the Post Sites, click here. As an alternative, you may also review or modify your PII by contacting The Post Privacy Officer at the address indicated below under REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE.
To review, modify or delete the PII The Post has collected off-line about you (from reputable third parties, newspaper subscription data, etc.), email us at email@example.com.
Note that it may take up to 10 days for The Post to modify or delete your PII in all its databases.
To obtain a list of third parties, including News America Group companies, with which the Post may have shared PII collected from you and the types of data shared, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMEDIES AND COMPLIANCE: HOW TO CONTACT THE POST ABOUT PRIVACY CONCERNS
To contact The Post regarding the collection and use of your PII or any other privacy issues: