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 readers of AP content online.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
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.
AP, or third parties on our behalf, may also collect non-personally identifiable information via the use of
cookies. Cookies are pieces of information 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. AP has
contractual relationships with third parties, including without limitation, advertisers and companies to place
online advertisements that may place their own cookies on the Web sites displaying our content. In the course
of serving these advertisements, such third parties may place or recognize a unique cookie of their own on your
cookies and is not responsible for information gathered by such cookies.
WHAT DOES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DO WITH THE INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT?
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 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 and its advertisers, as well as to obtain
information to better understand our users. We may also use information you provide to serve your advertisements,
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 all of the information we collect about
you to our affiliates who offer related goods and services, and to nonaffiliated third parties that perform services
on our behalf, including marketing 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 purposes and to inform advertisers as to how many consumers
have seen or clicked their advertisement. We also use demographic and preference information to allow advertisements
on our sites to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent, so users see advertising that is most
likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive.
This information may also be used as part of our demographic research. In this event, the research is compiled
and analyzed on an aggregated basis. The Associated Press reserves the right and may grant to third parties such
right to publish non-personally identifiable, aggregate information regarding our users for promotional purposes
and as a representative audience for advertisers.
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.
WITH WHOM DOES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SHARE THE INFORMATION THAT IT COLLECTS?
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 believe in good faith determines 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 the website;
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 by the web sites to which
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.
HOW DOES A USER CHANGE OR UPDATE THEIR INFORMATION?
information that you have provided to The Associated Press removed from our files, please contact AP at:
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