Effective Date: August 11, 2016
Table of Contents:
1. SCOPE AND APPLICATION: What and who this Policy covers.
2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION: The sources of and methods by which we, our service providers and our advertisers collect information from and about you, including information about your interaction with the BTN Services.
3. NOTICE AND CHOICE; How we provide you with notice and choice regarding the collection and use of your information.
4. USE AND DISCLOSURE: How we use the information we collect from and about you, and who we might share it with and why.
5. SECURITY: How we protect your information from loss or misuse.
6. USER ACCESS AND CONTROL: How you can access and control the information we maintain about you.
7. DATA RETENTION: How and why we store your information.
8. SENSITIVE INFORMATION: Description of information that is deemed sensitive.
9. CONTACT US: How to contact BTN about this Policy.
- 1. SCOPE AND APPLICATION.
- 2. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
BTN and our service providers collect the following information from and about you:
Registration Information is the information you submit to register for our BTN Services, for example to create a BTN account, post comments, receive a newsletter or mobile alert, or enter a contest or sweepstakes. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, gender, zip code, birthday, and phone number.
Public Information and Posts consist of comments or content that you post to the BTN Services and the information about you that accompanies those posts or content, which may include a name, user name, comments, likes, status, profile information and picture. Public Information and Posts are always public, which means they are available to everyone and may be displayed in search results on external search engines.
Site Activity Information. When you access and interact with the BTN Services, BTN and our service providers may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the BTN Services, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If you access the BTN Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geolocation data (including your precise location), or other transactional information for that device in order to provide the BTN Services to it.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology including cookies), may also be used. Websites, apps, and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer or other device so the website, app or other service can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that website, app or other service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the BTN Services, such as pages you have visited, the videos and other content you have viewed, search queries you have run and advertisements you have seen.
Third parties that support the BTN Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate BTN Service usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information when you use the BTN Services or third party service. These third parties may also use these technologies, along with Site Activity Information they collect to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile device and a laptop or other computer. BTN does not control these third party technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of third parties using such technologies. For more information about third party ad networks and similar entities that use these technologies, including your choices with respect to them, see the section entitled “To deliver relevant advertisements,” below.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information (e.g., http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies). Users can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, see http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the BTN Services.
Information from Other Sources. To improve the quality of the BTN Services, BTN and our service providers may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from our BTN Affiliates or business partners.
Do Not Track Signals. At this time we do not respond to browser ‘Do Not Track’ signals, as we await the work of interested stakeholders and others to develop standards for how such signals should be interpreted.
- 3. NOTICE AND CHOICE
In addition, BTN is not responsible for the privacy or data security practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Apple, Google, Microsoft or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider, or device manufacturer, including in connection with any information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the BTN Services.
- 4. USE AND DISCLOSURE
We use the personal information and other information we collect from and about you for the following purposes:
To provide and manage the BTN Services. We use the information we collect from and about you to provide the BTN Services and features to you, including to measure and improve those BTN Services and features, to develop new products and services, to improve and personalize your experience with both online and off-line BTN Services by delivering relevant content, advertising and marketing messages, to allow you to comment on content, participate in online games, contests, other promotions, or rewards programs, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries. In order to provide you with content and advertising that is more interesting and relevant to you, we may use the information from and about you to make inferences and predictions about your potential areas of interest. When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties to the extent permitted by applicable law.
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the BTN Services. BTN may make your information we collect from and about you available to certain third party service providers, such as contractors, analytics and other measurement companies, agents or sponsors, who help us analyze and understand your use of the BTN Services, and manage and/or provide the BTN Services.
To Deliver Video Content. In the ordinary course of our business, we may share information that we collect from or about you with third parties in order to process your requests and fulfill your orders for video content offered through the BTN Services. For example, to process your request to view certain authenticated video content through the BTN Services, we may need to share information about you with your designated television content provider and/or our third party service providers in order to authenticate and/or authorize you to view authenticated and/or localized video content through the BTN Services.
To contact you. BTN may periodically send promotional materials (e.g., newsletters) or notifications related to the BTN Services to the email address you provided to us at registration or for your account. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials from a BTN Service, you can change your BTN account setting, or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or send an email to BigTen.Privacy@fox.com. There are certain service notification emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the BTN Services or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app.
To share with business partners. BTN may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications, consistent with your choices.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If BTN sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business (including, without limitation, in connection with bankruptcy or a similar proceeding), BTN may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
When the information collected from or about you does not identify you as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties.
- 5. SECURITY
BTN uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information.
- 6. USER ACCESS AND CONTROL
If you would like to access, review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may contact us using the mechanisms provided below. In your request, please include your email address, name, address, and telephone number and specify clearly what information you would like to access, change, update and/or suppress. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
You may request that we not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with BTN Affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes by sending an email to BigTen.CaliforniaPrivacy@fox.com, with “Disclosure Opt-out” in the subject line and your full name, email address, postal address and specific BTN Service you have subscribed to in the body of the email. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.
- 7. DATA RETENTION
Remember that even after you cancel your account, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with Other Services. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints, contractual, financial or legal requirements. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others, and there may be a delay in the removal of the content from elsewhere on the Internet and from search engines.
- 8. SENSITIVE INFORMATION
We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the BTN Services or otherwise.
- 9. CONTACT US
Big Ten Network – Privacy
Business & Legal Affairs
Fox Cable Network Services, LLC
P.O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, California 90213-0900