Privacy Policy

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The Associated Press ("AP") recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information that may be collected by us regarding users or readers of AP news content online. Accordingly, we have adopted a privacy policy to govern how we treat such information in connection with our AP Hosted Service, which is a participant in the News Licensing Group Service.

This policy applies to AP's Digital News Experience product, and is a supplement to and incorporates the News Licensing Group Privacy Policy. This privacy policy does not apply to information you may provide to us offline. AP may change this privacy policy from time to time, in its sole discretion, and any such changes will become effective when the AP posts the revised privacy policy online. Your continued use of this web site indicates your consent to AP's privacy policy and the most current version then in effect.

What information do we collect?

The AP Digital News Experience displays news stories and includes advertising delivered by third parties. An AP-hosted page also collects users' information in connection with the News Licensing Group Service. The types of information AP collects from visits to those pages, and how AP and the News Licensing Group partners use and disclose that information, is described in the News Licensing Group Privacy Policy.

The News Licensing Group (NLG) is a means for AP and other participants in the NLG to determine where and when their content is accessed and to police unapproved dissemination of such content. You may read about NLG data collection policies and your privacy, and opt-out of NLG data collection here.

The AP Hosted Service may use services provided by third parties, including, without limitation, Webtrends ("Webtrends"), Quantcast ("Quantcast"), Omniture ("Omniture"), 24/7 Real Media, Inc. ("24/7"), Chartbeat (“Chartbeat”), comScore ("Comscore"), and Google Analytics (“Google”) to collect non-personally identifiable information on pages that contain AP's news content. Please refer to their respective privacy policies for further information concerning each entity's use of non-personally identifiable information:

AP is not responsible for any actions or policies of any third-party service providers, including, without limitation, Webtrends, Quantcast, Omniture, 24/7, Chartbeat and/or Google. This information collected by third-party service providers is used by AP and is disclosed to AP's advertising partners so that they can determine the efficacy of their campaigns. None of the information collected or reported to our advertising partners identifies you.


Google Analytics

The AP utilizes Google Analytics Advertising Features to collect Demographics and Interests Data (the “Data”) to ensure you receive the best experience on our websites. The Data may include information regarding the age and gender of users, along with the interests they express in their online travel and purchasing activities. The Data comes from third-party DoubleClick cookies. When this cookie is present, Analytics collects any demographic and interest information available in the cookie. The Data is also shared with Google for benchmarking purposes.

Users may opt-out of interest-based ads through Ads Settings, or opt-out of Google Analytics here.

Cookie Notice

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your device when you access certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognize your device. If you continue without changing your settings, you will consent to receive all cookies on the AP website. However, you may change your cookie settings at any time.

Note Regarding the Use of the Site by Children:

The AP Hosted Service is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13).

Third Party Sites:

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including, without limitation, any third party operating any site to which the AP Hosted Service contains a link. The inclusion of a link in the AP Hosted Service does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us.

Contacting Us

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