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Your privacy is important to us! A&E Television Networks, LLC and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies (collectively, “A+E” or “we” or “us”) owns, operates and/or provides this and other websites, web pages, mobile/tablet/desktop applications, widgets, blogs, games, social networks, virtual worlds and other online or wireless services (accessible through various desktop, tablet and mobile web browsers, locally installed mobile/tablet/desktop applications and various API services that A+E may offer from time to time) (collectively, the “Websites”).
In order to enhance the content contained on the Websites, A+E may gather and store certain information about your visit. “General Information” is information about you or your activities through which you cannot be identified. This information may include some or all of the following items:
A+E collects this General Information and may use it to generate aggregate statistics about visitors to the Websites. In situations where it is possible to do so, General Information may be linked to Personal Information.
“Personal Information” is information through which you can be identified. Providing your personal information to A+E is your choice. A+E maintains one or more databases to store your Personal Information and may keep such information indefinitely. Personal Information that A+E may collect from you includes, but is not limited to, your name, postal address(es), telephone number(s), facsimile number(s), email address(es), date of birth and any other information that you voluntarily provide. Personal Information you volunteer is used by A+E for internal verification, to complete requested transactions, to ensure appropriate legal use of A+E’s goods and/or services, to provide you notification about updates to the Websites, goods, services and data and to help provide you with technical support for A+E’s goods and services.
Your Personal Information is collected from our Websites, through email and/or through online applications you complete, forums and message boards, blogs, requests for newsletters, requests for channel or show information, playing our games or in our virtual worlds, entering sweepstakes and prize promotions, taking surveys, reporting problems and through any of your other activities with A+E. The Personal Information that A+E collects depends on the nature of your activities.
The Websites that enable you to view A+E’s video content feature proprietary measurement software from The Nielsen Company (“Nielsen”) which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen's TV Ratings. The Information is collected directly by Nielsen’s software within the applicable Website. Neither A+E nor Nielsen makes any representations or warranties to you regarding the Nielsen software. The Nielsen software is licensed solely for your use within the applicable Website, and Nielsen reserves all intellectual property rights and goodwill associated with such software. The Nielsen software also contains third party software that remains the property of its respective owners.
A+E may make bulletin boards, chat rooms, job listing areas, message boards, news groups and other community services available to you on the Websites. Please understand that any information that is disclosed by you in these areas becomes public information. When you disclose such information in a bulletin board, message board, chat room, blog or any other public forum, you do so at your own risk. A+E has no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information or any other information about yourself. The information presented in these areas reflects the views of the individual users or hosts and does not necessarily reflect the views of A+E or any of its affiliates. A+E reserves the right (but has no obligation) to monitor the use of bulletin boards, message boards, chat rooms, blogs or other public forums on the Websites.
In addition to its own use, A+E may pass your Personal Information to third party fulfillment companies, web hosting companies, customer support specialists, data analysis firms, email service providers, shipping companies and credit card processors and/or any of their authorized agents who provide the goods or services requested to meet your needs. A+E may also provide your email address to vendors that it deems provide goods or services which you may need. If you do not want to receive any communications by email from such vendors, then you may opt-out by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: “Opt -Out Vendor Communications”).
A+E may also use your Personal Information, or a portion thereof, to send you marketing materials, channel and/or show information, vendors with information that you may need, special event information, A+E newsletters or advertisements and/or information that A+E thinks may be of interest to you, unless you notify A+E that you do not wish to receive such materials. A+E may also use the services of bonded mailing houses that are authorized to use your Personal Information only for the benefit of A+E. Please contact A+E at email@example.com (subject line: “Opt-Out Marketing Communications”) to request that you not be sent any or all of such information.
A+E may from time to time engage the services of third party ad service providers, both of whom may collect non-personally identifying information about you when an advertisement is on the page you are viewing, or when you interact with one of the advertisements. These third party ad service providers and A+E may use your non-personally identifying information to determine what types of advertisements you might like to see on our Websites, as well as advertisements on third party websites. This non-personally identifiable information can be collected by A+E or a third party ad service provider through technical means such as cookies, flash cookies and/or session ID cookies. A+E and its third party ad service providers may collect this non-personally identifiable information for these purposes unless you opt-out of such collection and/or use as explained further in our Ad Choices Policy.
In addition, A+E works with third parties to help us track the advertisements delivered to you, for research and for analytics purposes, and may collect non-personally identifying information about you through technical means such as cookies, web beacons and other technologies. A+E does not share any of your personally identifying information with these third parties.
A+E and/or our third party ad service provides are or are in the process of becoming members of regulatory organizations, including the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”), and the Interactive Advertising Bureau (“IAB”), which are working to address important privacy and consumer protection issues regarding the collection of information for use in online advertising. You may opt-out of our collection of this non-personally identifying information using the Consumer Choice Page opt-out tool which allows you to opt-out of our collection of such information, as well as to opt-out of the data collection and preference-based ad programs of participating companies at www.aboutads.info/choices.
The use of “Cookies” is a standard practice among websites. A Cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer to uniquely distinguish your visit to a website. Cookies are most often used to track specific information regarding your activity on a particular website.
When you visit our Websites, we place a Cookie in a directory of your computer’s hard drive. The information that Cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit and your registration information. Cookies offer you many conveniences for our Websites. For example, they allow A+E to recognize certain information, such as your browser type, so we know if you can view certain plug-ins like Macromedia Flash files. They also allow us to streamline your visit to the Websites based on your previous visits.
You may configure your browser to accept or deny Cookies from our Websites. However, disabling or denying Cookies from our Websites may render parts of them inaccessible or may cause certain web pages not to properly load. There are also several services and websites which allow you to visit websites, including our Websites anonymously. Again, you may not be able to access or use all of the web pages for the Websites if you use these anonymizing services or websites.
A+E may use “Web Beacons,” sometimes referred to as “clear gifs” or “web bugs,” which is another way (instead of Cookies) to help personalize your experience on the Websites. Web Beacons are typically invisible to you and are generally embedded in very small clear graphics files. We may use Web Beacons to monitor certain non-personally identifiable information about you, including the URL of the page from which the Web Beacon originated, the type of browser used, the IP address of your computer and the time you viewed the Web Beacon. We may also use Web Beacons to assist our third party advertising and/or content companies in providing the contact they believe you want to see. Web Beacons are also used to allow such third parties to determine how many people view the advertisements and/or click through, and to assist in serving and managing advertisements and content. While Web Beacons do not collect Personal Information, the information collected by them may be used in conjunction with Cookies to identify aggregate information about our Website users.
Personal Information that you provide to us in association with a DMCA notification or counter-notification will be disclosed to third parties. All information contained in or associated with a DMCA notification will be disclosed to the alleged infringer. All information contained in or associated with a DMCA counter-notification will be disclosed to the initial claimant. See our Copyright Policy for more information on notifications and counter-notifications.
You do not have to participate in A+E’s mailing lists (newsletters) in order to use the Websites. However, if you elect not to receive such newsletters, you may miss valuable information on A+E, its channels and shows and/or its goods or services. A+E will not contact you nor send you marketing materials unless you have accepted to receive such contact or information (i.e., you have not opted out).
You can access your Personal Information contained in A+E’s database by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe that any of your information is incorrect or needs updating, please let us know either at the email address listed in this section, or by U.S. Postal Mail to our address listed below (Attn: Information Access). A+E will use reasonable efforts to correct your information and our records upon verification of the requested change. If you no longer wish to receive email or postal notifications about our Websites, goods, services or special promotions, please let us know by sending an email to email@example.com or by sending us a letter via U.S. Postal Mail at our address listed below (Attn: Opt-Out of Mailings) and specifying in the text of your email or letter which notifications you no longer wish to receive. In addition, within the text of your email or letter, you should provide your exact name and address so that we can do our best to ensure that you stop receiving the notifications that you no longer wish to receive. After such a request is received, A+E will use reasonable efforts to refrain from including you when sending such notifications by noting your opt-out election in our database.
You decide what Personal Information you make available to other users of our Websites, including in or on our bulletin boards, message boards, chats, blogs, posts and other disclosures. All users of our Websites should be aware that information you make available via these disclosures is public and not private. A+E is not responsible for and cannot control the actions of others who will have access to this information, therefore, we do not and cannot guarantee that the information you disclose in this manner will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
A+E may provide security measures that are designed to restrict access to certain portions of the Websites, such as private chat rooms, restricted forums or instant messaging, but A+E cannot and is not responsible for circumvention of these security measures or for further distribution or use of any information you disclose in public areas by others. We may also provide you tools to edit and remove the information or materials you make available on our Websites, but even after removal, copies of any information you post may remain viewable in cached, archived or otherwise saved media that is outside the control of A+E. You are solely responsible for any information and materials that you choose to make available on public areas of our Websites.
A+E does not knowingly solicit or collect information from children (defined as minors younger than thirteen (13) years of age). If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of eighteen (18), or the legal age of contract majority, and have authorized your child to use your computer, we urge you to instruct your child never to give out his or her real name, address, phone number, email address or other personally identifying information while on our Websites. There are no computer applications on our Websites which allow for the determination of your age. If A+E discovers that Personal Information of a child under 13 has been collected, A+E will take reasonable steps to delete this information. All information volunteered to A+E will be treated the same as information given by an adult. A+E recommends that the Internet browsing behavior of any child should be carefully supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
Our Websites contain several links to or integrations with other websites, including but not limited to Facebook Connect, Twitter, Disqus, etc., whose information practices may be different than ours. Neither A+E, nor any of its officers, directors, partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, agents, representatives, vendors or suppliers is responsible for the content, privacy policies, products, services, reliability, viewpoint or accuracy of information on any such websites. We do not control and are not responsible for the collection of personal information by third party websites, including websites owned or controlled by our preferred financial partners, advertisers, vendors and/or websites not controlled or authorized by A+E. Third party websites that are accessed through links on our Websites or integrations with other websites have separate privacy policies. We have no responsibility or liability for the policies implemented by third parties on their websites. You should contact those third parties directly to ask questions about their privacy policies.
The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access and improper use. A+E makes access to your Personal Information subject to certain security measures, including technological controls such as “firewalls,” in accordance with industry standards. When the use of an A+E web page involves the transmission of Personal Information or confidential information, A+E may use Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) technology to establish a secure connection between your computer and A+E. SSL allows the transmission of encrypted information from your computer to A+E and back again and is currently the industry standard for Internet platform security. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods.
Please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so while A+E strives to protect your Personal Information, A+E cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you voluntarily give to A+E.
A+E reserves the right to monitor all network traffic to our Websites to identify and/or block unauthorized attempts or intrusions to upload or change information or cause damage to any of our Websites in any manner. Anyone using any of our Websites expressly consents to such monitoring.
FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA ONLY. Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code requires select businesses to disclose policies relating to the sharing of certain categories of your Personal Information with third parties. If you reside in California and have provided your Personal Information to A+E, you may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us at one of the following addresses: DMC@aenetworks.com or
A&E Television Networks, LLC
Attn: California Privacy Rights
235 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Attention: Digital Media Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs
Within thirty (30) days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of Personal Information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of those third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the address specified in this section.
|U.S. Postal Mail:||A&E Television Networks, LLC
Contact: [Website Name]
235 E. 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Attention: Digital Media Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs
|Facsimile:||212-210-1308, Attention: Digital Media Counsel, Legal & Business Affairs|