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. Accordingly, we have adopted a
from time to time, in its sole discretion, and any such changes will become effective
then in effect.
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.
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.
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. 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 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
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
identifiable information that AP gathers, in aggregate form only, with advertisers
and other partners.
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?
the personally identifiable information that you have provided to The Associated
Press removed from our files, please contact AP at: