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.
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 AP 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 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, to nonaffiliated third parties that perform services on our behalf, including marketing services, and to other individuals within your organization.
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 websites or widgets 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. AP reserves, and may grant to third parties, the 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?
AP uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit some sections of our website or widget. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites or widgets in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, go to http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
AP does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (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 website or widget, you consent to this transfer.
How does a user change or update their information?