Privacy Policy (Expired)

This expired version of the Privacy Policy was originally effective: May 28, 2015. Please click here to view the current CBS Interactive Privacy Policy.

Last Modified: May 28, 2015

Note: The CBS Interactive Privacy Policy has been updated. Please review the updated privacy policy carefully before using the CBS Interactive Web Services. By using any of the CBS Interactive Web Services, you consent to the terms of the updated Privacy Policy.

Click here for more information about the updates and to review the previous version.

Welcome to the network of interactive services provided by CBS Interactive Inc., its affiliates and its subsidiaries (collectively “CBS Interactive,” “us,” or “we”). CBS Interactive is committed to protecting your privacy. CBS Interactive owns, operates, or provides access to, several interactive web sites, mobile and connected TV applications , or other online interactive features and services that provide an authorized link or URL to this Privacy Policy (collectively "CBS Interactive Services", or "Services"). This Privacy Policy describes, among other things, the types of information collected about you when you visit the CBS Interactive Services; how your information may be used and when it may be disclosed; how you can control the use and disclosure of your information; and how your information is protected. Trust is a cornerstone of our mission at CBS Interactive. We are committed to gaining and maintaining your trust by following a core set of Privacy Principles.

  1. Scope of Privacy Policy

    This Privacy Policy applies to information, including contact information, collected about you by the CBS Interactive Services. Please review this Privacy Policy carefully. In addition, please review our Terms of Use; which governs your use of the CBS Interactive Services.

  2. Information Collected

    Information you provide directly to CBS Interactive Services. You are not required to provide information about yourself when you visit a CBS Interactive Services. CBS Interactive Web Sites may ask you for different types of information when you register for certain services, access various content or features, or directly contact the Services including:

    • Contact information, such as name, email address, postal address, phone number, facsimile number, and mobile number;
    • User name, password, and password reminder questions and answers;
    • Age and date of birth;
    • Other demographic information, such as gender, job information, and postal code;
    • Public information, including profile information, you provide to the CBS Interactive Services for publication, such as your user name, comments, likes, interests, status, pictures and the address of your website;
    • Communications preferences, such as which newsletters you would like to receive;
    • Search queries;
    • In limited circumstances, payment and identity verification information, such as credit card number, social security number or comparable national identifiers, and driver's license number where needed for payment, to complete a particular transaction, or to access a particular service (e.g., contests or paid subscriptions);
    • Contact information about others when you provide information about others or refer a friend to a particular website or service (note: such information is used solely to facilitate the communications requested);
    • Information posted in community discussions and other interactive online features;
    • Correspondence you send to us; and
    • Information collected about you offline (including via facsimile, mail, or in person for sweepstakes entrance forms).

    Information we collect automatically on CBS Interactive Services. CBS Interactive Services may collect certain information automatically, including:

    • Your browser type and operating system;
    • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is the number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet and that can sometimes be used to derive your general geographic area;
    • Websites you visited before and after visiting a CBS Interactive Services;
    • Web pages and advertisements you view and links you click on within CBS Interactive Services;
    • Unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers that can identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with applicable law;
    • Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies;
    • Information about your interactions with audio and video content, such as the type of content listened to (including music applications such as iTunes, Spotify and Last.fm) and content viewed, and information about your interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded;
    • Upon request, your bandwidth speed and information about the software programs installed on your computer including registry key information; and
    • Standard server log information.

    Information we obtain from other sources. Where permitted by applicable law, we may collect information about you from other sources, including through interactive applications (e.g., mobile devices, third party services, and embedded audio and video players), from co-branded partners and websites (e.g., on our Facebook pages), and from commercially available sources (e.g., data aggregators and public databases). The following are examples of information we may collect from other sources:

    • Name, postal address, and telephone number;
    • Demographic data, such as age, gender, and income level;
    • If you access third party services (e.g., Facebook, Google+ or Twitter) through a CBS Interactive Service, or if you access a CBS Interactive Service via a third party service, your username and password for those services and other information available about or collected from you on those services, as described in our overview of Video Services and Social Networking Policy
    • Your interests and purchase behavior;
    • Publicly-observed data, such as activities on blogs, videos, and other online postings; and
    • Other navigation data, such as web sites visited and advertisements viewed or clicked on.

    This Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information to CBS Interactive.

    Combining Information. Please note that all of the information we collect about you may be combined, including to help us tailor our communications to you and to develop rich online content and services across the CBS Interactive Services.

  3. Use of Information

    We only use payment and identity verification information, such as credit card numbers, driver's license numbers, social security numbers, or comparable national identifiers as necessary for completing a particular transaction or fulfilling a service (e.g., paid subscriptions or awarding prizes to contest winners) or as otherwise required by law.We generally use other information we collect about you to:

    • Fulfill your requests for products, services, and information, including to send you electronic newsletters, authorize a purchase, and complete a transaction that you have requested;
    • Enable you to participate in features such as surveys, polls, sweepstakes, and message boards;
    • Provide you with electronic newsletters, information, special offers and promotional materials on behalf of CBS Interactive Services, companies within our corporate family, and third parties, in accordance with applicable law;
    • Analyze the use of CBS Interactive Services and information about visitors to our Services to understand and improve our service offerings and, in accordance with our sharing policies, discussed below, to produce or disclose anonymous or aggregated data and statistics that might help third parties develop their own products and service offerings;
    • Customize the content you see when you visit a CBS Interactive Services;
    • Develop and provide advertising tailored to your interests, as described in our overview of CBS Interactive Online Advertising;
    • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and otherwise in accordance with CBS Interactive's Terms of Use; and
    • For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
  4. Disclosure of Information

    CBS Interactive is committed to maintaining your trust and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share information collected about you.

    • With your consent. With your consent, we may share your contact information with third party marketing partners. For example, CBS Interactive Services such as ZDNet.com and TechRepublic.com offer free access to relevant services (e.g., webcasts and white papers) if you allow your information to be shared with third parties so that they can contact you by email, telephone, postal mail or other common communication methods about their products or services.
    • Authorized third party service providers. We share your contact information with third party vendors who help us with specialized services, including customer support, email and text message deployment, business analytics, marketing, suppression list management and data processing. These third parties are allowed to use your contact information to help us provide our services and not for any other purpose. Also, authorized third party service providers may collect non-contact information about your visits to our Services with cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies that may be used to deliver advertisements or marketing tailored to your interests. For more information, visit our overview on cookies, web beacons and other technologies (including Do Not Track)
    • Sweepstakes, contests, or promotions. When you choose to enter a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the promotions, your information may be disclosed to our sponsors and third parties who help design, administer and implement the promotion, including in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment and aggregated data analysis. Your information also may be disclosed as required by law, such as on a winners list. Further, by entering a promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion, including allowing our sponsors to use your name, voice, and likeness in advertising and marketing associated with the promotion in accordance with applicable law. All terms applicable to the particular promotion will be made available to you at the time you enter the promotion.
    • Co-Branded Partners. Co-Branded Partners are third parties with whom a CBS Interactive Service may jointly offer a service or feature. You can tell when you are accessing a service or feature offered by a Co-Branded Partner because the Co-Branded Partner's name will be featured prominently. You may be asked to provide information about yourself to register for a service offered by a Co-Branded Partner. In doing so, you may be providing your information to both us and the Co-Branded Partner, or we may share your information with the Co-Branded Partner. Please note that the Co-Branded Partner's privacy policy may also apply to its use of your information.
    • CBS Interactive Services and other CBS businesses. CBS Interactive and other business units of CBS Corporation, our parent company, continue to expand their online presence in order to offer users rich and deep interactive experiences. Where permitted by law, we may share information we collect about you within the family of CBS Interactive Services and with CBS Corporation, our parent company, and other CBS-affiliated companies, so that we can provide you with information about products and services that might interest you.
    • Business transfers. We may share your information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of a CBS Interactive Service, a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
    • Legal requirements. We may disclose information about our users, including contact information, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with other legal obligations, such as FCC requirements.
    • Protect our Services and users. We may disclose information to protect and defend the legal rights, interests, and safety of CBS Interactive Services, other CBS companies, and their employees, agents, and contractors (including enforcing our agreements); to protect the safety and security of users of the Services and members of the public; and as otherwise disclosed in our Terms of Use.

    Please note that we may share information with advertisers as described in our overview of CBS Interactive Online Advertising. In addition, information collected about your interactions with audio and video content may be shared with third parties, including social networking services, such as Facebook, and video measurement and subscription services, including Nielsen TV Rating, as described in our Video Services and Social Networking Policy. Finally, we also may share aggregated or anonymized information with third parties, to help us develop content and services we hope will interest you or to help these third parties develop their own products and service offerings including targeted marketing as described in our overview of Third Party Online Advertising.

  5. Your Choices

    You can choose to enjoy content and features on CBS Interactive Services without providing us directly with any information about you; however, as described above, some information may be collected automatically or be requested so that you can take advantage of certain features and services offered on CBS Interactive Services.You can opt out of receiving commercial email or text messages from a particular CBS Interactive Services or other service by following the instructions contained in any such message or by contacting us directly. Please note that even if you unsubscribe to commercial messages, we may still need to send you communications relating to your use of the CBS Interactive Web Sites, such as service announcements.You also have choices about whether cookies and other similar technologies are placed on your computer or mobile device. For more information, visit our overview on cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies (including Do Not Track).You also may choose to opt out of use of data that our authorized third party service providers or we collect about your visits to our business partners’ websites that may be used to deliver advertisements tailored to your interests. To opt out, visit the CBS Interactive Business Partner Advertising Opt-Out page.Finally, you also have choices about the collection and use of your information by third parties to display relevant advertisements, as described in our overview of Third Party Online Advertising.

  6. Access

    If you choose to share contact information with us, you may have the opportunity to update that information on a CBS Interactive Service. You also may update or amend your information by contacting us. If you ask us to shut down your account or delete your information, we will disable your account within a reasonable period of time. Please note that we may need to retain some information about you in order to satisfy our legal and security obligations. For example, some of your information may remain in back-up storage even if you ask us to delete it. In some cases, you may be entitled under local laws to access or object to the processing of information that we hold relating to you.

  7. Protection of Information

    We are committed to protecting your information. We have adopted commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical procedures to help protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and alteration. Please note that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We want you to feel confident using CBS Interactive Services but we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. Please refer to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's web site for information on how to protect yourself from identity theft.

  8. Transfer of Data Internationally

    CBS Interactive is headquartered in the United States and has affiliate offices and partners in other countries. Please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the CBS Interactive Services may be collected in your country and subsequently transferred to the United States or another country in accordance with applicable law. The privacy and data protection laws in the country to which your information is transferred may not be equivalent to such laws in your country of residence. By using and participating in any CBS Interactive Services or providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, internationaltransfer, storage, and processing of your information.

  9. Visitors from Outside the United States

    For additional information about CBS Interactive's privacy practices, as well as our affiliate offices and partners in some of the other countries where we operate, please click on the appropriate link for your jurisdiction: Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom.

  10. California Visitors

    For additional information for residents of the State of California click here.

  11. Privacy Protections for Children

    Most CBS Interactive Services are intended for a general audience and do not knowingly collect or store contact information about children under the age of 13. Some CBS Interactive Services may ask for your full date of birth date to ensure that they are not collecting information from children under 13 or to identify when additional steps may need to be taken when information has been collected from children under 18. In those instances where a CBS Interactive Service has actual knowledge that it collects information from children or offers a service directed toward children as defined under applicable laws, it will comply with those laws. To read about our privacy policy for children, please see the Children's Privacy Policy.

  12. User-Generated Content

    Some CBS Interactive Services enable users to submit their own content for use in contests, blogs, on-air radio and TV broadcasts, online audio and video streams, videos, message boards, and other functions. Publication of User Generated Content on the CBS Interactive Services is subject to our Terms of Use. Please remember that any information you disclose becomes public information and exercise caution when choosing to disclose your contact, financial, and other information in a submission. We cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Privacy Policy, the law, or your personal privacy and safety. You should also be aware that we may also engage a third party to provide some of the services associated with the blogs, message boards and similar functions. This third party will collect and host the information that you submit to the CBS Interactive Services but will not use any of this information for purposes other than providing the service.

  13. Third Party Websites and Services

    Please note that some CBS Interactive Services may contain links to other websites and services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites, and we recommend that you review the privacy policies of each website that you visit. When you select a link to a third party web site from one of the CBS Interactive Services (e.g., if you link to PayPal to pay for a product or service offered by a CBS Interactive Service), you will be leaving the CBS Interactive Service. Any information that you disclose on the third party website will be governed by that website's privacy policy.

  14. Changes to This Privacy Policy

    We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and service offerings. If we modify our Privacy Policy, we will update the "Last Modified Date" and such changes will be effective upon posting. If we make any material changes in the way we use your information, we will notify you by email through the email address you most recently provided to us or by prominently posting a prominent notice of the changes on the CBS Interactive Services.

  15. Questions

    If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us and we will endeavor to respond to your request within a reasonable period of time. You may also submit questions or comments using the postal address listed below:

    CBS Interactive Inc. 235 Second Street San Francisco, CA 94105 USA Legal Department

    For international users, please select this link to find the address of your closest CBS Interactive office. We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any privacy concern.




CBS Interactive Privacy Policy FAQ

We have updated our Privacy Policy to provide visitors of CBS Interactive Services with a single, uniform policy consistent with our core Privacy Principles. Here you will find answers to some questions about our new Privacy Policy. To review the current Privacy Policy, click here.

Why are you updating your Privacy Policy?

As CBS Interactive expands and the laws protecting individual privacy evolve, we update our privacy policy accordingly to ensure that we are adhering to all applicable laws and conform to a consistent set of core Privacy Principles followed by our companies.

 
Have you made any substantively material changes to the Privacy Policy?

No, we have not made any substantively material changes to our Privacy Policy.

What are the "core" privacy principles that CBS Interactive follows?

Trust is a cornerstone of our mission at CBS Interactive. We are committed to gaining and maintaining your trust by following five key principles: transparency, choice, access, security and accountability. For more information, click here.

 
Will you share my contact information with third parties?

Like other businesses, we share contact information (such as name and email address) with vendors who process credit card transactions, with co-branded business partners, and when we have consent from our users. For more information, click here.

 
Can you give me an example when you will share my information with third parties?

If you enter a sweepstakes that is jointly sponsored by a third party, we will share your contact information with that third party. Also, if you seek to download a free whitepaper or listen to a free webinar about, for example, wireless services, we will ask you to consent to have your contact information shared with third parties who may contact you about wireless services. This allows us to offer you valuable content for free.

 
Does CBS Interactive share contact information with websites or services owned by CBS Corporation

As CBS Corporation continues to expand its online offerings, we will share information with other websites owned by our parent, CBS Corporation, so that we can better inform our users about products and services in which they may be interested. It is up to you as to whether you want to hear about special offers from us or from other business units owned by CBS Corporation. You can choose not to receive such marketing emails when you register with us, by updating your preferences, by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in any email we send, or by contacting us.

Do you use my data for advertising on CBS Interactive Services?

Like other web sites, we are able to offer free content and services through the revenue we receive from advertising on CBS Interactive Services. We hope you value the advertising you see on our Services, and we may use some data about you to tailor advertisements to your apparent interests. For example, if you visit a CNET website and read articles about computers, we may serve you with a computer-related advertisement when you visit another CBS Interactive Services. This advertising does not result in you seeing more ads; rather, it just means you'll see more relevant ads. To learn more, click here.

 
Does CBS Interactive allow third parties to collect and use data about me for online advertising?

Our advertisers may have relationships with third parties who deliver their advertisements on our Services. While delivering these advertisements, these third parties may collect and use information about your activities on our Services (such as the content you have viewed). Also, authorized third party service providers may collect non-contact information about your visits to our Services with cookies, web beacons and other technologies that may be used to deliver advertisements or marketing tailored to your interest. These companies may offer you a way to choose not to have your information used for advertising purposes. To learn more, click here.

 
What are the benefits of the new Privacy Policy to me?

We hope you will find our Privacy Policy easier to read and understand across all CBS Interactive Services. We are committed to gaining and maintaining your trust. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

 


Cookies, Web Beacons, and Other Technologies

Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored in separate files within your computer's Internet browser. Cookies are accessed and recorded by the web-sites you visit, and by the companies that show advertisements on these web sites, so that they can recognize the same browser.

 

Web beacons (sometimes called transparent GIFs, clear GIFs, or web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a way for us to deliver a small graphic image (usually invisible) on a web page or in an email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page where the web beacon is placed.

Do Not Track

Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit "Do Not Track" signals. Since uniform standards for "Do Not Track" signals have not been adopted, CBS Interactive Services do not process or respond to "Do Not Track" signals. To learn more about "Do Not Track", please visit “All About Do Not Track"

 
How CBS Interactive Services Use Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies
 

CBS Interactive Services use cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies for the following general purposes:

Also, authorized third party service providers may collect non-contact information about your visits to our Services with cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies that may be used to deliver advertisements or marketing tailored to your interests. These third parties may collect information about your online activities over time. To opt out of targeted advertisements on third party sites, please see our section on Managing Third Parties' Behaviorally Targeted Advertising.

When you use our search function, your web browser also may send the Internet address, or URL, of the search results page to a third party webpage as part of a standard HTTP web protocol. The URL of the search results page may sometimes contain the keywords used in the search query you entered. Some of the advertisements you see may be used on these keywords.

By continuing to use CBS Interactive Services, you consent to our use of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies as described above.

 

To find out more about how you can manage cookies, web beacons and the other similar technologies, see the Managing Cookies section of this Privacy Policy.

 
How Third Parties Use Cookies and Other Similar Technologies
 

Some of the advertisements you see on CBS Interactive Services are delivered by third parties who also collect information through cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies about your online activities, either on our Services or across the Internet, so that they may understand your interests and deliver advertisements that are tailored to your interests. These third parties include advertisers, advertising agencies, and ad networks that may collect information when you view or interact with one of their advertisements. To learn more, please read the Third Party Online Advertising section of this Privacy Policy>.

 

In addition, CBS Interactive works with third parties to help us track the advertisements that are delivered to you, in particular to control the number of times you receive the same advertisements, and to analyze the effectiveness of advertising on the CBS Interactive Services.

 

Please note that CBS Interactive does not have access to the information these third parties may collect about your interests to deliver relevant advertising to you. The information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

 

Third parties that may serve, track and/or analyze advertisements on our Services, and thereby may collect information about your online activities on such Services include, but are not limited to, the third parties listed on CBS Interactive Third Party Ad Technology Providers.

 

To find out more about how you can manage the information collected by these companies, see the Managing Cookies section of this Privacy Policy.

Mobile Devices

Curtain mobile devices provide various capabilities that can be used, for example, to identify the physical location of such devices. Mobile devices also transmit Caller ID data when a call is made or text message is sent. CBS Interactive Services may collect, use, transmit, process and maintain unique identifiers, Caller ID data, location-based data, and other similar information when you use your mobile devices, including to provide the servers you request, tell you about offers we think you will value and improve your experience on CBS Interactive Services. CBS Interactive Services also may require you to provide your mobile phone number to participate in certain services or features and that number may be associated with such information.

 


Managing Cookies

Whether cookies are placed on your computer or mobile device is something you can control. This section describes how you can manage the cookies that are placed on your computer or mobile device by CBS Interactive and third parties.

Managing Third Parties' Behaviorally Targeted Advertising on Your Computer
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A number of the companies that use cookies to collect information about your online activities using web-based advertising are members of the Network Advertising Initiative("NAI"). The NAI offers a single location to opt out of receiving tailored ads from member companies. To opt out of information collection by NAI member companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit the NAI consumer opt out page. Also, through the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA"), several media and marketing associations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behavior across different websites. To learn more and make choices about interest-based ads from participating third parties, please visit the DAA consumer opt out page, European DAA online choice page and Australian DAA online choice page.

If you opt out of having your information used to deliver advertisements tailored to your interests, you will continue to see advertisements on our Services, but these advertisements may not be as relevant to you.

Adjusting Your Browser Settings
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You have the option to set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, and delete cookies periodically (including third party behaviorally targeted advertising cookies). Each browser is different, so please refer to the guide below, which describes how to set the cookie options on a number of different browser types. If your browser is not listed below, please visit All About Cookies where you may find more information about your specific browser, or select the "Help" menu in your browser.

Web beacons are generally used in conjunction with cookies, so if your browser is set to reject cookies, or if you delete cookies, web beacons will not be able to track your activity as you navigate between web-sites.
It is up to you whether to allow us or third parties to send you cookies, but if you block cookies, you may not be able to view or access some or all of a CBS Interactive Service or other websites.

Below you'll find directions to help you disable cookies in some of the most popular desktop browsers and mobile browsers.

Disabling cookies in popular browsers

Mozilla Firefox version 3.5 or later

Internet Explorer version 6 or later

Google Chrome version 4 or later

Safari version 4 or later

Disabling cookies in popular mobile browsers

Mobile Safari

Android for Mobile

Opera Mini on a Blackberry device

Managing Flash Cookies

Flash cookies, also called local shared objects (LSOs), function similarly to standard cookies except that they are often larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash Player. In some cases, these Flash cookies can be managed through browser settings. Adobe also provides a means of controlling Flash cookies on its Flash Player: Setting Manager page.

Managing Cookies on CBS Interactive Mobile Applications

CBS Interactive may place cookies on your mobile device if you download CBS Interactive applications, ("Apps"). These cookies are used for many of the same purposes identified in the Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies section of this Privacy Policy. You may be provided with an opportunity to reject cookies before downloading a CBS Interactive App, but by downloading an App you will be deemed to have consented to the collection of information from your mobile device.




CBS Interactive Online Advertising

In order to customize your experience on the CBS Interactive Services, we may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to collect information about the content and advertisements you view on our Services and the web sites of our business partners. Based on this and other information, we may collect about you as described in the Information Collected section of our Privacy Policy, we try to infer your interests and show content and advertising that is relevant to you. For example, if you access an article about computers on a CBS Interactive Service, we may show you a computer-related advertisement on another CBS Interactive Service based on your apparent interests.

We also may receive information from third parties about you and your activities on other websites for the purpose of serving relevant advertisements to you. For example, if you access an article on a third party website about computers, we may use that information to serve you with a computer-related advertisement on a CBS Interactive Services.

Please note that we may share information about our users with advertisers so that they can measure the effectiveness of advertisements viewed on the CBS Interactive Services. For example, we may tell advertisers the number of users who clicked on a particular advertisement. We also may use technology, e.g. Facebook Custom Audiences and Measured Marketing, to deliver advertising to you on other websites based on email address or other personal information you provide to us or through the use of information we received from third parties. This Privacy Policy does not cover the practices of third parties, including those that may disclose information to CBS Interactive.

In addition, our service provider, Adobe, may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to collect information about content you view on business partner websites to customize advertising that we serve. You may choose to opt out of our use of the data that Adobe collected about your visits to our business partners' websites to customize advertising that we serve. To opt out visit the Adobe Opt-Out page or review the CBS Interactive Business Partner Advertising Opt-Out Page for additional information.

These online advertising efforts across CBS Interactive Web Services do not result in you seeing more advertisements, just more relevant advertising, and they allow us to provide you with free content and services on our Services. We hope you value our efforts to show you content and advertising that more closely reflects your interests.

Some of the advertisements you see on CBS Interactive Services are delivered by third parties. To learn more, please read about Third Party Online Advertising.




CBS Interactive Business Partner Advertising Opt-Out

When you visit the web sites of certain CBS Interactive business partners, we may use a service provider, Adobe, to record information about the visit and may use that information to customize advertising that we serve. If you don’t want us to use this information in this way, please visit the Adobe Opt-Out page. To learn more, please read about CBS Interactive Online Advertising. For the full CBS Interactive Privacy Policy click here. For the Adobe privacy policy click here.

What Happens When You Opt-Out?

This means that your preferences are not being tracked by Adobe. For more information about opting out of other companies’ customized advertising, click here.




Third-Party Online Advertising

Some of the advertisements you see on the CBS Interactive Services are delivered by third parties who also collect information through their own cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies about your online activities, either on our Services or across the Internet, in an effort to understand your interests and deliver advertisements that are tailored to your interests. These third parties include advertisers, advertising agencies, and ad networks that may collect information about you when you view or interact with one of their advertisements and may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites.

Third parties that may serve, track and/or analyze ads on our Services, and thereby may collect information about your online activities on such Services include, but are not limited to, the third parties listed on CBS Interactive Third Party Ad Technology Providers. CBS Interactive does not have access to the information these third parties may collect about your interests to deliver relevant advertising to you, and the information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy. These companies may offer you a way to choose not to have your information used for advertising purposes. You can find more information by clicking on the company names listed on CBS Interactive Third Party Ad Technology Providers and following the links to each company's web site.

In addition, some of these companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"), which offers a single location to opt out of receiving tailored advertisements from member companies. To opt out of information collection by NAI member companies, or to obtain information about the technologies they use or their own privacy policies, please visit the NAI consumer opt out page. Also, through the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA"), several media and marketing associations have developed an industry self-regulatory program to give consumers a better understanding of and greater control over advertisements that are customized based on their online behavior across different websites. CBS Interactive is committed to complying with the Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. To learn more and make choices about interest-based advertisements from participating third parties, please visit the DAA consumer opt out page, European DAA online choice page and Australian DAA online choice page. Also, on most mobile devices, you can install the DAA's AppChoices app to make choices about cross-app interest-based advertisements from participating third parties.

In addition, CBS Interactive works with third parties to help us track the advertisements that are delivered to you, in particular to control the number of times you receive the same advertisements, and to analyze the effectiveness of advertising on the CBS Interactive Services. Third parties that use cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies to help us with traffic measurement, research and analytics include Adobe, Comscore, Nielsen and ConfirmIT. We do not share contact information with these third parties. If you opt out of having your information used to deliver advertisements tailored to your interests, you will continue to see advertisements on our Services, but these advertisements may not be as relevant to you.

For more information about relevant advertisements delivered by CBS Interactive, please read about CBS Interactive Online Advertising.




Video Services and Social Networking Policy

Last Modified: December 12, 2016

Your video content viewing activities may be collected through your use of the Services. By viewing our video content, you are consenting to share your video viewing and related media consumption activities with others, including video content you have watched or audio content streamed on the Services. Sharing this information will allow you to take advantage of TV and audio control services, social networking and other features including the delivery of relevant advertising on the Services. Such sharing may continue for two years or until you withdraw your consent.

Social Networking Services

CBS Interactive has partnered with certain third party social networking companies to offer you their services through certain CBS Interactive Services. For example, you can use third party social networking services, such as Facebook, Google or Twitter, to share information about your experience on CBS Interactive Services with your friends and followers on those services. These social networking services may be able to collect information about you, including about your activities on CBS Interactive Services, and they also may notify your friends, both on CBS Interactive Services and on their services, that you are a CBS Interactive user or about your use of the CBS Interactive Services, in accordance with applicable law and their own privacy policies.

By using your CBS Interactive Services account with a third party social networking service, you consent to share information about you, including video content that you have watched on CBS Interactive Services, with your friends and followers on those services. You can limit how third party social networking services share your information by visiting your social networking services' websites and updating your privacy settings.

In addition, CBS Interactive Services may request your permission to a) access and collect information available from your social networking account; and b) post information to your friends on your behalf. When you connect your social networking service with your CBS Interactive Services account, you authorize CBS Interactive Services to access certain information about you from your social networking service to provide content and services, including to help us tailor our communications to you and to develop rich online content and services across the CBS Interactive Services. The information CBS Interactive may access from your social networking services is governed by the privacy policies and settings of those third party services.

Advertising and Video Measurement Services

Some of the CBS Interactive Services may use cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies that allow our advertisers, service providers and market research companies, such as Adobe, Nielsen or Comscore, to collect information about the users and the type of content, including video content that users have watched on CBS Interactive Services. By watching video content on CBS Interactive Services, you consent to allow us to share information with these advertisers, service providers and video measurement services. For more information about Nielsen digital measurement products, please click here. If you do not wish to participate in Nielsen's digital measurement research on a CBS mobile application, please click here to opt-out. If you choose to opt out, CBS will not share with Nielsen video content viewing information generated by you. For more information about Comscore, please click here. Please note that we do not share contact information with video measurement services.

In addition, third party market research services, such as Nielsen, may access information about you through your social networking services. You can prevent Nielsen from receiving any data from Facebook that includes information identifying you by opting out of Nielsen measurement. Please click here to read about Facebook’s participation in Nielsen’s measurement services, and here to learn how to opt out of Nielsen measurement services on web browsers.

TV and Audio Control Services

CBS Interactive has partnered with certain third party companies that offer TV and audio control services to enhance your video content viewing experience. For example, you can use third party apps and audio control services, such as the Apple TV App or Siri, to search, recommend or access video content on CBS Interactive Services. These apps and audio control services may be able to collect and store information about you, including about your video viewing activities on CBS Interactive Services. By using your CBS Interactive Services account with a third party TV app or audio control service, you consent to share information about you, including the video content that you have watched on CBS Interactive Services. You can limit how third party TV app or audio control services collect and store information about your video content viewing by visiting the third party app’s privacy settings. For example, the Apple TV App allows you to discontinue the collection and storage of your video content viewing information by visiting the Apple TV App Settings page choosing the "Remove and Clear Play History" option. Click here to learn more about the Apple TV and audio control services privacy policy.




CBS Radio and FCC Requirements

If you send a written communication (including an email) regarding the programming or operation of a CBS radio or television Station, your communication may be placed in the public inspection file of that station or made available via electronic file access at the station. In either case, your communication may be subject to review by members of the general public, as required by United States Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") regulations. Be advised that we are not responsible for information that may be disclosed if your communication is made available for review by members of the general public in compliance with FCC regulations.




Information for Visitors from Australia

CBS Interactive acknowledges that its Australian subsidiaries and associated companies are subject to the National Privacy Principles as set out in the Privacy Act 1988.

Third-Party Online Advertising

In Australia, the Australian Digital Advertising Alliance ("ADAA") has developed the Australian Guideline for Third Party Online Behavioural Advertising. More information and an opt out page to manage online behavioral advertising preferences with ADAA member companies are available at www.youronlinechoices.com.au.

Contact Us

If you need further assistance, please contact us. If you would prefer to submit your questions or comments by mail, please send a letter to the address below:

CBS Interactive Australia. Level 12, 50 Goulburn St. Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia Attn: Privacy Officer




Privacy Principles

Transparency: CBS Interactive provides clear notice of its privacy practices through a single Privacy Policy that is readily accessible across all CBS Interactive Services. CBS Interactive also provides clear information about its online advertising practices.

Choice: CBS Interactive allows you to enjoy content and features on CBS Interactive Services without directly providing any contact information.

Access: CBS Interactive allows you to update or disable the contact information you have provided through our Services.

Security: CBS Interactive has adopted commercially reasonable information security policies and practices to help protect your information.

Accountability: CBS Interactive responds to user inquiries, participates in industry programs, and has adopted privacy practices that are consistent with applicable country, state, and local data protection laws.




Information for Visitors from Canada

This Privacy Policy complies with the requirements of the Personal Information Act of British Columbia. Under British Columbian law, you have a right to access any personal information we hold about you. You may ask us to access and/or correct your information by writing to us at the address below. Please note that we may require you to send us proof of your identity before providing you with access to your personal information. If you send us a request to access or correct information, then we will contact you within 30 days (although it may take us longer to fully respond to your request).

Our general privacy policy makes clear that we may share information with third parties, such as co-branded partners and authorized third parties. However, we will only share your information with such parties where we have your express or implied consent to do so. If you object to our sharing your information with such parties, or if you do not wish to receive marketing communications (such as emails) from us or our third party partners, then you may contact us to let us know your objection at any time.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or complaints, regarding the collection or use of your personal information or the content of this policy, or if you wish to withdraw your consent to us using your data, please contact us. Back-up data of personal information will only be retained as long as it is necessary for data security purposes, and will not be retained indefinitely.

If you would prefer to submit your questions or comments by mail, please send a letter to the address below:

CBS Interactive, MetroLyrics 500 - 311 Water Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8 Canada Attn: Privacy Officer

If you are not satisfied with our response to your query or complaint, you may also contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.




Information for Visitors from the United Kingdom

Third Party Online Advertising

The European Digital Advertising Alliance {"EDAA"} has developed a guide to online behavioural advertising and has developed an opt out page to manage online behavioural advertising preferences with EDAA member companies available at www.YourOnlineChoices.com.

To find out more about how you can manage cookies and the other similar technologies, see Managing Cookies.

Contact Us

If you need further assistance, please contact us. If you would prefer to submit your questions or comments by mail, please send a letter to the address below:

CBS Interactive, UK 5-11 Lavington Street London, SE1 0NZ UK Attn: Privacy Officer




Childrens' Privacy Policy

CBS Interactive Web Services recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections when children visit the websites on which this Children's Privacy Policy is posted. The following guidelines supplement our general Privacy Policy and follow the rules set by the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other applicable laws. When we use the term "child" or "children" below we mean an individual under 13 years of age or an individual under 18 years of age where the collection, use or disclosure of personal information about such an individual is restricted by applicable law. When we use the term "parent" below, we mean to include legal guardians.

Information We Collect

Children can enjoy content and features on CBS Interactive Services without directly providing contact information. However, children who wish to participate in sweepstakes, contests, and certain other special activities may need to provide information such as first name, user name, password, email address, date of birth, city and state of residence, and gender.

In the course of participating in interactive features such as chat rooms and message boards, a child may provide us with additional information about himself or herself, such as the contents of his or her postings. Some information, including information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies, may be collected automatically. For more information, see the information we collect automatically section of our general Privacy Policy.

If we knowingly collect, use, or disclose contact information collected from a child, we will provide notice and obtain parental consent in accordance with applicable law.

 

We do not condition a child's participation in an online activity on the child's providing more contact information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity.

 
Use of Information

We use the information we collect consistent with the services requested by the child. For example, we may use information provided by the child to:

 

We may also use a parent's contact information to communicate with the parent regarding the child's activities on CBS Interactive Services. For example, if a child wins a sweepstakes or contest, we may use the parent's contact information to conduct prize fulfillment.

Disclosure of Information
 

Information collected from children will be disclosed in the same ways described in the disclosure of information section of our general Privacy Policy. Third parties who receive contact information collected by CBS Interactive have agreed to maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of that information. Parents have the option not to consent to the disclosure of their child's contact information to third parties. Parents may also consent to CBS Interactive's collection and use of their child's contact information while refusing to permit the disclosure of that information to third parties.

 
Parents' Choices and Access to Children's Information

Parents may review the contact information we have collected from their child, refuse to permit us to collect further contact information from their child, and request that any contact information we have collected be deleted from our records.

To review, update, or delete your child's contact information, please contact us.  You may also send your request to the postal address listed below. To protect your child's safety, we ask for proof of your identification. We may deny access if we believe there is a question about your identity.

Please note that certain information cannot be deleted because of other legal obligations, such as FCC requirements.

Changes to the Children's Privacy Policy

We may amend the Children's Privacy Policy at any time and will make material changes only on conformance with applicable laws. We will provide parents with notice of any material changes in the way we intend to collect, use, and share children's contact information. Accordingly, parents should update their contact information to provide us with current email addresses at all times.

Contact Us

If you need further assistance, please contact us.  If you would prefer to submit your questions or comments by mail, please send a letter to the following address:

CBS Interactive Inc. 235 Second Street San Francisco, CA 94105 USA Attn: Legal Department

For international users, please select this link to find the address of your closest CBS Interactive office. We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair resolution of any privacy concern.