Privacy Notice

A+E Networks Press Site Privacy & Cookie Notice

Effective Date: 06/17/2021

  • A&E Television Networks, LLC (“A+E Networks,” “we” or “us”) respects your right to privacy.
  • This Privacy and Cookie Notice (this “Notice”) covers personal information collected by A+E Networks® through our A+E Press website (“Site”).

Please read this Notice carefully and contact us with any questions. Click on the sections below to learn more about our Notice:

  1. SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE
  2. TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY
  3. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
  4. STORAGE AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
  5. COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
  6. DATA RETENTION
  7. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
  8. ADDITIONAL PRIVACY RIGHTS
  9. CHANGES TO OUR NOTICE
  10. CONTACT US
  1. SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE

Welcome to A+E Networks. The Notice below explains how A&E Television Networks, LLC collects, uses and shares information about you when you interact with our Site. This Notice describes how we use personal information we collect from your use of our Site, including tracking technologies, cookies and browsing data, the measures we take to protect your information, and how to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Please read this Notice carefully to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.

  1. TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY

The personal information that we collect about you broadly falls into the following categories:

  • Information that you provide voluntarily

Certain parts of our Site may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily. For example, we may collect the following information:

  • Site registration information (e.g., your name, your address (or your company’s address), your company name, title your email, phone number, username and password), in order to enable you to register an account with us (so you can view our media content), to subscribe to marketing communications from us, and/or to submit inquiries to us.
  • Any correspondence you have with us by phone, email, messaging platforms, or otherwise.
  • Information that you provide to us when reporting a problem, feedback or requesting technical support or other customer service for our Site or our content.

We will also use your information to provide our Site to you and to communicate with you regarding content and services we believe may interest you (or your employer), to let you know if there are any service issues or errors with the Site, as well as for our other legitimate business purposes.

  • Information that we collect automatically

When you visit our Site, we may collect certain information automatically from your device.

Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. state/province or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed and links clicked (including date and time Login information, pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Site, where they come from, and what content on our Site is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality, security and relevance of our Site to our visitors.

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the heading “Cookies and similar tracking technology” below.

Other ways we use personal information.

Regardless of how we have received your information, we use your personal information for our business purposes in the following ways:

  • To enable us to provide and maintain our Site, including Site administration and internal operations such as troubleshooting, data analysis and testing;
  • To improve our Site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device of choice;
  • To carry out market research and to improve existing or develop new products and services;
  • To notify you about changes to our Site;
  • To keep our Site safe and secure; and
  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

In general, we will use the personal information we collect from you only for the purposes described in this Notice, or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect your personal information.

  1. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may share or disclose your personal information with the following categories of recipients:

  • To our group companies, who provide data processing services to us (for example, to support the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of our Site, for analytics and search engine services to improve and optimize our Site), or who otherwise process personal information for purposes that are described in this Notice or notified to you when we collect your personal information.
  • To any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third-party where we believe disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights or those of our customers or other third parties, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person.
  • To an actual or potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with any actual or proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business, provided that we inform the buyer it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Notice;
  • To any other person with your consent to the disclosure.
  1. STORAGE AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

  1. COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Our Site may use cookies and other tracking technologies to enable certain features and functionality of our Site and to allow us to collect analytics about your use of the Site

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently provide reporting information and recognize you when you visit.

Those cookies are set by the Site owner, in this case A+E Networks and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies which are cookies that are set by parties other than the Site owner

Third-party cookies enable third-party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Site (e.g., interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the Site in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Site to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies may be served by third parties through our Site for, analytics and other purposes.

The specific types of first- and third-party cookies served through our Site and the purposes they perform are described below:

Strictly Necessary Cookies:

These cookies are strictly necessary in order to enable you to move around our Site, provide you with services available through our Site and to use some of their features, such as access to secure areas. As these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Site to you, if this category of cookie is disabled, certain functionality (like navigating our Site) may become unavailable.

Name Type Duration Description
AETN-SessionId 1st Party Expires after 10 Hours If you have logged in to our website, we use this cookie to check session validity while you navigate.
AETN-rememberedUser 1st Party Expires after 12 months If you have logged in to our website and clicked “remember me” on the sign-in page, we use this cookie to pre-populate your login username the next time you see the sign-in page.

Performance & Analytics Cookies:
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Site is being used. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like analytics) may become unavailable.

Name Type Duration Description
_ga 3rd Party Expires after 13 months Associated with Google Analytics to distinguish users
_gid 3rd party Expires after 24 hours Associated with Google Analytics to distinguish users
-gat 3rd party Expires after 1 minute Associated with Google Analytics to throttle request rates

Some browsers offer settings that enable you to configure your browser to reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is sent.

How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.
You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the website you visit. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser to browser.

The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings.

Click on any of the browser links for instructions.

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Please see your browser preferences for more information.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to our Site. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Site or opened an email that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Site to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

If you use a device based on another platform, you should check the provider’s instructions for opting out.

Do Not Track: Some browsers may transmit “Do Not Track” signals. Because of differences in how browsers implement this feature, we do not respond to these signals. To learn more please go to www.allaboutdnt.com 

  1. DATA RETENTION

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Your information may be accessed and stored outside the country where you reside, including in the United States, where it will be subject to laws that may not be equivalent to those that apply in your country.

  1. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

Our Site may contain links to websites and apps operated by a third party. If you follow a link to any third-party website or app, please note that the privacy notice of that third party will apply. We are not responsible for the collection, use or sharing of your information by these third parties.

  1. ADDITIONAL PRIVACY RIGHTS

Depending on where you live, you may have rights under local laws to request access to or deletion of your personal information.  To make these requests, please contact us directly or through your authorized agent as described below under “Contact Us.”  Once we receive your request, we may verify it by requesting information sufficient to confirm your identity, including asking you to verify your interactions with the Site.  We do not discriminate based on your exercise of any applicable privacy rights.

We do not sell your personal information, although we may share your personal information for the business purposes described in this privacy policy, including with third parties that provide us advertising services.

  1. CHANGES TO OUR NOTICE

We may update this Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. However, when we update our Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Notice changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.

You can see when this Notice was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Notice.

  1. CONTACT US

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Notice are welcomed and should be addressed to:

Email: DMC@aenetworks.com  (subject line: “Notice Contact”)

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