Last Updated: June 29, 2015
We take seriously your interest in how your information is collected and used. Please read the
following to understand about our privacy practices.
This Privacy Notice discloses the privacy practices of our website, mobile site or app (the "Site").
Specifically, it outlines the types of information that we gather about you while you are using the
Site, and the ways in which we use and share this information. This Privacy Notice does not apply to
any information you may provide to us, or that we may collect, offline and/or through other means
(for example, at a live event, via telephone, or through the mail).
Please read this Privacy Notice carefully. By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of
our Site, and any dispute over our online privacy practices, is governed by this Privacy Notice and
our Terms of Service. Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need
to change our Privacy Notice at some point in the future, in which case we'll post the revised
Privacy Notice on this website and update the "Last Updated" date to reflect the date of the
changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Notice
as modified. Your access of the Site for the limited and exclusive purpose of reviewing this Privacy
Notice does not constitute your acceptance of this Notice unless you make any further access or use
of our Site.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits our customers
who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information
about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes
in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the
categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties
with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California
resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to:
Online Privacy Coordinator
TEGNA Law Department
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107
How We Collect Information
Information You Provide. We may collect and store information that you voluntarily supply to us
while on our Site. This may include information that can be used to contact or identify you, such as
your name, email address, or postal address. Some examples of this type of information include
information that you electronically submit when you contact us with questions or participate in
contests, surveys or sweepstakes, information that you post on blogs, discussion forums or other
community posting and social networking areas on our Site, and information that you electronically
submit when you complete an online registration form to access and use certain features of our Site.
We also may ask for information (including a credit card number and other financial information)
from those users who make purchases or have payment transactions on our Site.
Location Information. We may collect location information (e.g., city and state and/or zip code)
that you provide. Certain devices and browsers contain unique identifiers that can be used to
identify the geographical location of the device. When you use such a device or browser to access
our Site, your device and/or browser may automatically collect and/or transmit your location
information. We also may collect GPS information from the device if the device transmits it.
Additionally, if you download our app, we may collect your location information in order to deliver
our app services. If you choose to enable certain features in our apps that require your geographic
location, then we will collect and store that information.
Other Information Automatically Collected to Improve the Site and Deliver Targeted
Advertising. We also collect and store information through a variety of automatic technologies,
such as browser and flash cookies, pixels and web beacons about your use of our Site, including
device identifying information such as IP addresses, MAC address or other device-specific
alphanumerical ID numbers, the make and model of your device, the wireless provider associated with
your device, whether you downloaded the app, the source of the download of the App (for example,
whether via a particular advertisement for the App), when the App is launched, how many times a
particular page within the Site is visited, which features the users interact with, and your device
or computer's connection to the Internet. If you choose to connect to our Site through a social
network such as Facebook, we may automatically collect your profile information. These things allow
us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our web pages to you and to measure traffic on
The information we collect may be collected directly by us, or it may be collected by a third-party
website hosting provider, or another third-party service provider, on our behalf.
We also may use "cookies" and other similar technologies on the Site. Cookies are small files that
are placed on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and to enhance your experience with the
Site. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us deliver advertisements,
identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you
from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered
preference information before. This Site also may use web beacons (single-pixel graphic files also
known as "transparent GIFs") to access cookies and to count users who visit the Site or open
HTML-formatted email messages.
How Information is Used
We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Site in a variety of ways,
including, for example, for the purpose for which the information was submitted, to process your
registration request, to provide you with services and communications that you have requested, to
send you email updates and other communications, customize features and advertising that appear on
the Site, to deliver our Site content to you, to measure Site traffic, measure user interests and
traffic patterns, and to improve the Site and the services and features offered via the Site.
We may use location information, either information you provided by you or information automatically
collected, in order to provide you with content, services and advertising that is relevant to your
geographic area. We may combine information we collect from you while you are using our Site with
information that we collect from other sources to customize features, content and advertising that
appear on our Site.
In addition, we may use any information submitted by or collected from you via the Site for any
purpose related to the Site, including to contact you for customer service purposes, to inform you
of important changes or additions to our Site or the services offered over our Site, and to send you
administrative notices and any other communications that we believe may be of interest to you.
Your Choices. When we request information from you on the Site, you may always choose not to
provide us with that information. But if you decline to supply or provide us with certain
information while using the Site, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the
features offered through the Site.
If you want to limit the information that is automatically collected while you use our Site, most Web
browsers allow you to disable certain functionality or set certain privacy setting. If you choose to
disable cookies or turn off other functionality, you may not be able to use or participate in some
or all of the features offered through the Site. If you would like more information on how to opt
out of information collection practices by many third parties, visit the Digital Advertising
Alliance's website at www.aboutads.info.
How Information is Shared
Sharing with Affiliates, Partners and Third Party Service Providers. We may provide your
information to our affiliates or to third parties, including our third party service providers and
contractors, for purposes related to Site administration and other services. For example, if you use
a credit or debit card to complete a transaction on our Site, we may share your personal information
and credit card number with a credit card processing and/or a fulfillment company in order to
complete your transaction, or such service provider(s) may collect that information from you
directly, on our behalf.
If you do not wish certain information to be shared for these purposes, send a letter to the Online
Privacy Coordinator whose contact information is listed at the end of this Privacy Notice.
We also make some content, products and services available through our Site through cooperative
relationships with third-party providers, where the brands of our provider partner appear on the
Site in connection with such content, products and/or services. We may share with our provider
partner any information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that
are made available in cooperation with our provider partner. In some cases, the provider partner may
collect information from you directly, in which cases the Privacy Notice of our provider partner may
apply to the provider partner's use of your information. The Privacy Notice of our provider partners
may differ from ours. If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Notice of one of our provider
partners, you should contact the provider partner directly for more information.
Sharing Information with Third Parties for Advertising and Other Promotional Purposes. We may
use third-party service providers to target and serve some of the advertisements you see on the
Site. We may share technical or aggregate information, such as type of pages viewed and categories
of interest, from our Site with these service providers and advertisers for their use in displaying
ads on our Site. These third party providers and advertisers may use their own browser or flash
cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect technical information (such as device
unique identifier, IP address, MAC address, browser type, pages visited, and location information)
from users of the Site that is generated automatically as a user views or interacts with an ad.
These service providers may use that information, sometimes in conjunction with similar information
gathered through other websites and other sources, to deliver advertisements on this Site, and on
Unless you affirmatively provide information within an ad, the data collected in connection with the
ads, ad serving and ad targeting on our Site does not include your name, address, email address or
telephone number, but it may include the device unique identifier, IP address, MAC address and
location information of your computer or device. The use and collection of information by
and is not covered by our Privacy Notice.
For information about use of your information by us and by third-party advertising service providers
for advertising, see the section "Data Collected in Connection with Ad
Serving and Targeting."
Sharing with Third Parties for Other Purposes. Please be aware that we may occasionally release
information about our visitors if required to do so by law or if, in our business judgment, such
disclosure is reasonably necessary: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service; or (c) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety
of our Site, us, our affiliates, our officers, directors, employees, representatives, our licensors,
other users, and/or the public.
Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event
that we sell some or all of our assets, or our Site is acquired by another company, information
about our Site users may be among the transferred assets.
Data Collected in Connection with Ad Serving and Targeting
We operate in compliance with the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for
Online Behavioral Advertising, www.aboutads.info.
to automatically collect information about site users and site activity, and we may use this
information to, among other things, serve targeted advertisements on this site. The information
collected allows us to analyze how users use the site and to track user interests, trends and
patterns, thus allowing us to deliver more relevant advertisements to users.
We also may use third-party service providers, to target and serve some of the advertisements you see
on the pages of our Site. We may share technical or aggregate information about your interaction
with our Site, such as type of pages viewed and categories of interest, from our Site with these
service providers for their use in displaying ads on our Site. These providers may use their own
cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect similar information from our Site. These
service providers may use that information, sometimes in conjunction with similar information
gathered through other websites, to deliver advertisements on this Site, and on other websites that
participate in our service providers' advertising networks, that are tailored to match the perceived
interests of consumers. The information obtained by our third-party service providers also may be
used to help measure and research an advertisement's effectiveness, or for other purposes.
Unless you affirmatively provide information, the data collected in connection with the ad serving
and ad targeting on our Site does not identify you personally and does not include your name,
address, email address or telephone number, but it may include device identifying information such
as the IP address, MAC address, cookie or other device-specific unique alphanumerical ID of your
The use and collection of information by third-party advertising service providers are governed by
the relevant third party's Privacy Notice and are not covered by our Privacy Notice. If you would
like more information about the information collection practices of a particular service provider,
or if you would like more information on how to opt out of a service provider's information
of our service providers, by visiting http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy. Additionally, many of our
advertising service providers are members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"). You can
obtain more information about these advertising service providers' information collection practices,
and opt out of such practices (and at the same time opt out of the collection practices of other, or
all, NAI members) by following the opt out instructions on the NAI's website at https://thenai.org/opt-out/.If you would like
more information on how to opt out of information collection practices, go to www.aboutads.info.
Information You Post to Blogs, Discussion Forums and Other Community Posting or Social Networking
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information or other private
information available for viewing by third parties online - for example on blogs, discussion forums,
or other community posting or social networking areas of our Site - that information can be seen,
collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party
use of such information.
Children's Privacy Statement
This site is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect any Personal
Information from a child under 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally
identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Site, we will delete such
information from our records.
How To Make Changes to Your Information
If you are a registered user of our Site, you can make changes to your account information by logging
in to the Site and using the tools available via the Site. If you have subscribed to one or more of
our email newsletters, you also may change your subscriber information, modify your subscriptions,
and/or unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time by logging in to your account. If you have any
questions about modifying your account or preference information, please visit the "Customer
Service" pages of our Site.
All information we gather on our Site is stored within databases to which only we and services
providers are provided access. However, as effective as the reasonable security measures implemented
by us may be, no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the
security of our Site's servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will
not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Links to Other Sites
Our Site also includes links to other websites and provides access to products and services offered
by third parties, whose privacy policies we do not control. When you access another website or
purchase products or services from a third-party, use of any information you provide is governed by
the Privacy Notice of the operator of the site you are visiting or the provider of such products or
Questions Regarding Privacy
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, our privacy practices, or your dealings with us,
you can contact:
Online Privacy Coordinator
TEGNA Law Department
7950 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22107