Last updated November 21, 2011
The Associated Press and its affiliates (collectively, “AP”) recognize
the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information that may be provided
to us by individual users or viewers of AP content online. Accordingly, we have
the most current version then in effect.
AP may collect personally identifiable information when you specifically
and knowingly provide it to us, such as when you provide your personal information
such as your e-mail address, name, phone number or address or when you submit credit
card information for payment of services. AP may also collect individual user information
that you provide to us offline and AP will treat such information in the same manner
as if it was collected off of this Web site.
AP, or third parties on our behalf, may also collect non-personally
that are transferred to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes.
Cookies are used to assist you in using site information and content by saving your
user preferences. Cookies are also used to collect aggregate information about Web
site users on an anonymous basis.
This Web site uses services provided by News Licensing Group. The News Licensing
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The AP News Archive Service may use services provided by third parties,
including, without limitation, Webtrends ("Webtrends"), Quantcast ("Quantcast"),
Tacoda, Inc. ("Tacoda"), Omniture ("Omniture"), 24/7 Real Media,
Inc. ("24/7"), Chartbeat (“Chartbeat”), and Google Analytics (“Google”)
to collect non-personally identifiable information on pages that contain AP's news
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information concerning each entity's use of non-personally identifiable information.
AP is not responsible for any actions or policies of any third-party service providers,
including, without limitation, Webtrends, Quantcast, Tacoda, Omniture, 24/7, Chartbeat
and/or Google. This information collected by third-party service providers is used
by AP and is disclosed to AP's advertising partners so that they can determine the
efficacy of their campaigns. None of the information collected or reported to our
advertising partners identifies you.
AP will use the personally identifiable information directly submitted
by you solely for the purpose for which you have provided it, whether it be to subscribe
to a service, request information, order a reprint of an article or photograph,
etc. We will only use and disclose the credit card information submitted by you
as necessary to process your payment transaction. We may also use the information
you provide to us to contact you for reasons related to your original communication
to us. Additionally, we may periodically send you promotional e-mail about existing
or prospective products and services offered by The Associated Press, as well as
to obtain information to better understand our users. We may also use information
you provide to better serve you, and, if you have given your consent for us to do
so, to send you e-mails concerning offers from our partners and other third parties
that we think may be of interest to you. We may disclose the information we collect
about you to our affiliates and to nonaffiliated third parties that perform services
on our behalf, including, without limitation, marketing services; provided, however,
that we will not disclose any credit card numbers which may be provided by you except
for the purpose of payment for services.
With regard to non-personally identifiable information, AP is currently
using and has contracted with third party vendors to track and analyze usage and
volume statistical information from our users to administer our content in order
to improve our services. We may also perform statistical analysis of user behavior
in order to measure interest in our online products and services for product development
AP will not disclose any personally identifiable information about our
current or former users to anyone, except as permitted or required by law, or as
described herein. AP will endeavor to maintain physical, electronic, and procedural
safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information that we collect online.
As a general rule, AP will not disclose any of your personally identifiable
information except under one of the following circumstances: we have your permission;
we determine in good faith that it is legally required to be revealed by any relevant
statute, regulation, ordinance, rule, administrative or court order, decree, or
subpoena; information revealed during the course of AP's enforcement of the policies
and procedures of this Web site; information that we determine must be disclosed
to correct what we believe to be false or misleading information or to address activities
that we believe to be manipulative, deceptive or otherwise a violation of law; where
you are otherwise notified at the time we collect the data; where we need to share
your information to provide the product or service you have requested; when disclosed
to an affiliate of AP or when such disclosure is made subject to confidentiality
restrictions in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition
(whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the business conducted
identifiable information that AP gathers, in aggregate form only, with advertisers
and other partners.
AP does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from
children under 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected any personal
information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent,
we will delete that information from our database.
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the
information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using
this Web site, you consent to this transfer.
If you would prefer that we not share your Personal Information on a going-forward
basis with our affiliates and third parties for their own marketing purposes, you
may opt out of the sharing by sending us an email with your request and your full
name and email address. Send your request to
email@example.com. We will comply with your request as soon as reasonably
If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, or delete our use of your
Personal Information, send your request to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, please
include your full name and email address and make clear what information you would
like to have changed, whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed
from our database or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put
on our use of your Personal Information. We will try to comply with your request
as soon as reasonably practicable.
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