Privacy Policy

4/4/2014
Summary

American News Headlines Privacy Policy is summarized here. Please scroll down to see the full Privacy Policy.

Location-Based Services

We only collects location information from visitors who submit contact information via forms hosted by ANH

Gathering of Information

  • American News Headlines collects whatever contact information that is submitted, such as names and email addresses, that users voluntarily submit by, for example, registering for newsletters or email updates an American News Headlines account, creating a public profile for your account, sharing a story, or submitting comments or materials to American News Headlines.
  • American News Headlines web server creates access logs for visitors to the American News Headlines Services, recording such information as IP address, date and time of visit, path taken, browser, and the list of files downloaded or viewed
  • American News Headlines collects information from a visitor's mobile device or app, including device identifier, operating system, phone model, app version and automobile make.
  • American News Headlines uses cookies and web beacons to track certain user activity. American News Headlines third party vendors that provide analytics services, provide American News Headlinesí discussion platform, and serve sponsorship messages also may use their own cookies and web beacons.

Use of Information

  • American News Headlines uses the personal information it gathers (a) to provide requested products and services, (b) to identify users when American News Headlines publishes material they submitted.
  • American News Headlines uses access logs, content preferences, cookies and web beacons to analyze use of the American News Headlines Services, offer interactive features, and personalize the American News Headlines Services, such as by recalling user information so that the user does not have to re-enter it, offering local station content or other content that may be of interest to the visitor, and displaying more relevant sponsorship messages,
  • Sharing Information with Third Parties
  • American News Headlines does not share personal information it gathers with third parties, except when the user consents.
  • Any information a user posts or shares through the American News Headlines Services will become available to the public.
  • American News Headlines will release user information when required to do so by law or when it believes it is necessary to protect American News Headlines, American News Headlines employees, users of the American News Headlines Services, or the public

Contact

If you have questions, wish to correct, update or remove any of your personal information, or wish to opt out of future communications from American News Headlines, please Contact Us .

Full Version of Privacy Policy
At American News Headlines, we recognize the importance of privacy to visitors of American News Headlines.com, American News Headlines mobile sites and applications, and any features of these sites, applications and services. This Privacy Policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit the American News Headlines Services and how that information may be used.

Gathering of Information
American News Headlines collects personally-identifying information (such as your name, e-mail address) from the American News Headlines Services for a variety of purposes.

American News Headlines asks visitors to provide certain personal information when they register for certain features or services of the American News Headlines Services when they create a public profile for their American News Headlines account, when they e-mail, send via SMS (Short Message Service) or text message, or otherwise share a story from the American News Headlines Services, when they post, upload, transmit and/or otherwise submit ("Submit") a comment, message, story idea, essay, photo, image, or other text, content or material ("User Materials”). American News Headlines also may ask visitors to provide personal information in other limited circumstances specified at the time the information is gathered. Any information that you Submit on or through American News Headlines social networking features, forums and discussions, as part of story or blog comments, or otherwise Submit to the American News Headlines Services, may become public, including the full name and nickname that you provide when registering an American News Headlines account or creating a public profile.

Within American News Headlines’ mobile sites and applications and any features of these sites and applications ("American News Headlines Mobile Services"), American News Headlines collects a device's operating system, phone model, app version, automobile make, and content preferences. American News Headlines also collects geolocation data through the American News Headlines Services. Geolocation data consists of general location information based on latitude and longitude, rounded to a few miles radius, or based on IP addresses.

If a visitor provides specific additional consent through the authentication process for the visitor's social media account provider(s), American News Headlines also may collect other personal information (such as age, gender or other demographic information) that the visitor has chosen to associate with his or her own social media account(s).

Like all other Web servers, American News Headlines’ Web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses the American News Headlines Services. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do NOT record a visitor's name, address, e-mail address, credit card numbers, or any other personally-identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information:

• The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed the American News Headlines Services.
• General location information (based on IP Address)
• Device identifier (for users of American News Headlines Mobile Services)
• The date of the visit.
• The time of the visit.
• The path taken through the American News Headlines Services, including any "favorites" selected by user.
• Other content preferences
• The browser being used.
• A list of files downloaded or viewed.
• The amount of time spent listening to/viewing media files.
• Any errors encountered.

Cookies and Other Technologies
American News Headlines also uses 'cookies' to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the user's hard drive when the user visits a web site, application or service. Only the web site, application or service that set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record keeping device to store user IDs and information that the site already has. It cannot be used to read other information from the user's hard drive.

American News Headlines uses cookies to track users' activity through the American News Headlines Services in order to improve the site/application/service architecture, to offer the user interactive features that would not be possible without them, to offer content that may be of interest to the visitor, to recall specific information to save the user time during subsequent visits to the American News Headlines Services, and to direct American News Headlines relevant sponsorship or underwriting messages to the user while the user is on the American News Headlines Services, based on the user's activity on the American News Headlines Services. For example, cookies allow American News Headlines to remember your registration information while you are logged in.

Third party vendors that measure and analyze the use of the American News Headlines Services for American News Headlines, provide American News Headlines’ discussion platform and serve sponsorship messages onto the American News Headlines Services, also use their own cookies. In addition, American News Headlines works with third party vendors which may serve sponsorship or other messages to you on other web sites after you visit the American News Headlines Services. These third party vendors use their own cookies to recognize you as an American News Headlines Services visitor and to serve you sponsorship or other messages on other web sites that they believe you will find most relevant.

American News Headlines and its third party vendors also may use web beacons, alone or in conjunction with cookies. A web beacon is an electronic image, also known as a single-pixel (1x1) or clear .gif. which can be used to recognize certain information on your computer, such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, or a description of where API Content is placed. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for these and other purposes.

Opting Out of Cookies and Web Beacons
If you wish to prevent certain or all cookies or web beacons from being set to your hard drive or device, or to clear existing cookies or web beacons from your browser's or device's cache, you may be able to disable them in your browser's preferences, although your browser might then be unable to accommodate certain functionalities on the American News Headlines Services.

In addition, if you wish to opt out of receiving personalized or "interest-based" sponsorship or other messages from our third party vendors and other participating companies, please visit http://networkadvertising.org/choices. Please note that if you opt out, you will still receive other types of messages that are not personalized or interest-based. Opting out is cookie-based and will only affect the specific computer and browser on which the opt out is applied. If you subsequently delete your browser cookies, you will need to opt out again.
For more information about opting out of interest-based messages, visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

Use of Information

The use of personally-identifying information is limited to the following: managing and administering the American News Headlines Services; responding to user messages; listing name and location (city, state and/or country) information provided by users when broadcasting or publishing User Materials; editorial purposes such as contacting users for an online survey; sending American News Headlines e-mail newsletters and other communications, including marketing and promotional communications, from American News Headlines to users who have 'opted in' to the receipt of such communications; and other purposes specified at the time the information is gathered. Any geolocation data collected through American News Headlines Services is used to offer relevant content to the visitor. American News Headlines may contact users regarding their submissions in certain circumstances.

Any information that you disclose when participating in the American News Headlines social networking features, forums or discussions (including creating a profile or submitting a comment to a story or blog or in a discussion thread), such as your full name and any nickname, is likely to become public. This information may be posted on the American News Headlines Services. In addition, American News Headliness, may use, copy, sublicense, modify, transmit, publicly perform, display, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt any User Materials, and any information contained therein, in any and all media formats or channels, whether now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the American News Headlines Services, other third party web sites and services, and on mobile platforms. Further, other users of the American News Headlines Services may embed a widget or feed that allows your User Materials to appear on their personal, noncommercial web site, blog or other application, subject to conditions set forth in the Terms of Use. You also may opt in to sharing your American News Headlines Services profile and comments with other websites and social media platform. Any such action is governed by the terms and privacy policy of American News Headlines.

In addition, if you send User Materials to American News Headlines through the American News Headlines Services, we may print the User Materials, or an excerpt from the User Materials, on the American News Headlines Services, or otherwise publish them in any other medium, together with your name and location (city, state and/or country) if you provide that information to us.

Excluding information provided by the user when participating in the American News Headlines social networking features, forums or discussions, or sending User Materials to American News Headlines, which may become public as discussed above, personally-identifying information collected by American News Headlines is not provided to outside parties except American News Headlines service vendors (such American News Headlines email list manager, and the provider of the tool that allows users to sign in using information from their account with a third party service), and other third parties when the user specifically consents to such distribution (such as the disclosure of your name to a friend when you email, send via SMS or text message, or otherwise share a story to that friend). In these circumstances, the information is provided for the sole purpose of — and only to the extent necessary for —delivering communications from American News Headlines to users who have 'opted in' to the receipt of these communications, providing services for and on behalf of American News Headlines, or serving other internal American News Headlines purposes. Visitors to the American News Headlines Mobile Services should be aware that the wireless carrier for your mobile device or the automobile manufacturer also may collect personally-identifying information and geolocation data. Visitors should check the privacy policies of their wireless carriers and automobile manufacturers for additional information.

American News Headlines also may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the American News Headlines Services, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of users of the American News Headlines Services, the public or American News Headlines and its employees.
If you do not want your personally-identifying information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, please do not provide it (although if you do not provide it, you may not be able to use or participate in certain features of the American News Headlines Services). You can also 'opt out' according to the process described below.

American News Headlines, with the assistance from time to time of its third party service vendors, uses non-identifying aggregate information to analyze use of and better design the American News Headlines Services and to share with third parties in aggregate form only as appropriate. For example, we may tell a third party that a certain number of users accessed a particular link on our Web site. We also may share non-identifying aggregate information with third party services that combine American News Headlines’ information with aggregate information from other sources to provide ratings and ranking data or other services of value to American News Headlines. However, we will not disclose any information that could be used to identify those users.
Security

American News Headlines has in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. However, no Internet, e-mail or mobile transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Because most e-mail and mobile transmissions are not encrypted, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail, SMS or text message, or other mobile transmission.

Children
Under 13: If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or e-mail address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.
13-18: You must be at least 18 years old in order to Submit any User Materials on or through the American News Headlines Services or create a public profile. Visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before registering for e-mail newsletters or other features of the American News Headlines Services or otherwise sending any personally-identifying information.

Corrections to Personal Data; Opting Out
Please Contact Us to a) correct or update any personal information in the American News Headlines database that you state is erroneous, b) opt-out of future communications from American News Headlines, or c) request American News Headlines to make reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from American News Headlines database, thereby canceling your American News Headlines account, American News Headlines newsletter registration and other American News Headlines registrations. This will not necessarily remove previous public comments and other User Materials Submitted for public display on the American News Headlines Services. The user understands that it may be impossible to delete personal information entirely because of backups and records of deletions.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms
American News Headlines reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically. Use of the American News Headlines Services constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

Links to other Sites and Services
It is important to note that the American News Headlines Services contain links to other sites, applications and services maintained by third parties that may not follow the same privacy policies as the American News Headlines Services. For instance, clicking or tapping on a sponsorship notice or some third party logos on the American News Headlines Services will take you to an entirely different site, application or service. These sites, applications and services may use cookies, collect data, and use the data in ways that the American News Headlines Services would not. American News Headlines is not responsible for the privacy practices or any information or materials on these other sites. Please visit these sites if you wish to review their privacy policies.
In some cases, the American News Headlines Services may include certain embedded tools provided an controlled by third parties and governed by the terms and policies of the third parties. You should only use these third party tools if you agree to their respective terms and policies.

International User Notice
For international users, please note that it may be necessary to transfer your information internationally and, in particular, your information may be transferred to and processed in the United States. For residents of the European Union: the data protection and other laws of other countries outside of the European Union may not be as comprehensive as those of the European Union. Please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected as described in this policy. By using this site, you agree to have your information used and transferred to the United States as set forth in this policy.

 
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