Fox Weather Privacy Policy

Last Updated/Effective Date: October 24, 2021

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 Fox Weather Services

  3. Use and Disclosure

    How we use the information we collect from and about you, and who we might share it with and why

  4. Security

    How we protect your information from loss or misuse

  5. User Access and Control

    How you can access and control the information we maintain about you

  6. Other Important Information

    Other things you should know about this Policy and how we handle your information

  7. Contact Us

    How to contact Fox News about this Policy

  8. California Consumer Privacy Act Notice

    Other things you should know if you reside in California

 

1) Scope and Application

Fox News Network, LLC ("Fox News," "our" or "we") wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information collected through services such as websites, mobile sites, applications ("apps"), and widgets that link to this privacy policy (collectively, the "Fox Weather Services"). California residents, please see the California Consumer Privacy Act Notice in Section 8 below. By using Fox Weather Services, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. A list of our affiliated companies ("Fox News Affiliates" or "Affiliates") is available at www.foxcorporation.com.

As set forth in our Terms of Use, the Fox Weather Services are for a general audience, are not targeted to children, and do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

This Privacy Policy applies to all users, including both those who use the Fox Weather Services without being registered with or subscribing to Fox Weather Services and those who have registered with or subscribed to a Fox Weather Service. This Privacy Policy applies to our collection and use of your personal information (i.e., information that identifies a specific person, such as full name or email address). It also describes generally our practices for handling non-personal information (for example, interests, demographics and services usage).

 

2) Collection of Information

We and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:

Location Information is the information we and our service providers collect from your device that allows us to provide weather alerts, weather forecasts, news, stories, and other content for your current location and other places you can choose. This feature uses precise location (such as precise GPS coordinates) when allowed by you, as well as other kinds of location such as coarse location (as may also be provided by your device) and IP address-based location. We also collect the location information you have entered in the app and the locations associated with event tracking you have created in the Fox Weather Services. You can disable the collection of precise location at any time using your device settings.

User-Uploaded Content. User-uploaded content consists of video, audio recordings, or photographs that you upload as part of the news-gathering function of the Fox Weather Services. User-Uploaded Content may be used in the Fox Weather Services at our sole discretion and is subject to the Fox Weather Terms of Use. You should not upload materials that reveal your personal information or the personal information of others.

Registration Information is the information you submit to register for a Fox Weather Service, for example, to create an account, interact with customer service, receive a newsletter, create FutureView events or enter a contest or sweepstakes. Registration Information may include, for example, name, email address, and zip code.

Activity Information. When you access and interact with the Fox Weather Services, we and our service providers may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to the Fox Weather 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. We may collect a unique device identifier assigned to your device, advertising identifiers, and geolocation data as described in this Privacy Policy, or other transactional information for that device.

Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as browser cookies, pixels, beacons, local storage, and other mechanisms) use various approaches to collect and store data. Some of these technologies store data in the browser or on your device. Other technologies may use network-related or other information to recognize your device (e.g., IP address). Our websites, apps, and other services use these technologies, for example, when you first request a web page and data is then stored on your computer or other device so the website or app can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about your usage of the Fox Weather Services, such as pages you have visited, app features you have used, locations you have entered in the app, event tracking you have created, alerts you have received, search history, and the video and other content you have viewed.

Other parties that support the Fox Weather Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as allowing you to share content or tracking aggregate Fox Weather Services usage statistics, may also use these technologies to collect similar information when you use the Fox Weather Services or other parties’ services. Those parties may also use these technologies, along with activity information they collect, to recognize you across the devices you use, such as a mobile device and a laptop or other computer. We do not control these technologies and their use is governed by the privacy policies of parties using such technologies. For more information about third-party advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, including your choices with respect to them, see the section entitled "To deliver relevant advertisements," below.

Your browser may be initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, and to block cookies altogether. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information, including on how to clear data from local storage and, depending on your browser, how to turn off other data collection by the browser. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalization available through the Fox Weather Services.

Information from Other Sources. We may supplement the information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information about your online and offline activity from social media services, advertising technology companies, advertisers, commercially available sources, and information from our 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) Use and Disclosure

We may use the information we collect from and about you to provide the Fox Weather Services and features to you, including: to measure and improve those Fox Weather Services and features and to develop new products and services; to improve your experience with both online and off-line Fox Weather Services by delivering content you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages, and 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 other parties, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

We use the information we collect from and about you for these additional purposes:

  • To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Fox Weather Services. The information we collect from and about you may be made available to certain service providers, such as contractors, analytics and other measurement companies, agents or sponsors, who help us analyze and understand your use of the Fox Weather Services, and manage and/or provide the Fox Weather Services.
  • To provide co-branded services and features. We may offer co-branded services or features, such as contests, sweepstakes or other promotions together with other companies ("Co-Branded Services"). These Co-Branded Services may be hosted on Fox Weather Services or on that other party’s service. By virtue of these relationships, we may share the information you submit in connection with the Co-Branded Service with that party. That other party’s use of your information will be governed by its privacy policy.
  • To deliver relevant advertisements. We and our service providers may use the information we collect from and about you as described in this Privacy Policy to deliver relevant ads to you when you use the Fox Weather Services or another service (on any of your devices). This may include, for example, sharing email address (in hashed form), IP address, or information about your browser or operating system, with our identity partners/service providers. In some instances, these entities may return an online identification code that we may store in a first-party cookie, or other similar technology, for our use in online and cross-channel advertising and it may be shared with advertising companies to enable interest-based and targeted advertising.

    As noted above, advertising technology companies and advertisers may use cookies and similar technologies to collect and track information such as demographic information, inferred interests, aggregated information, and information about the different devices and/or browsers you use and your activity on such devices and browsers, to assist them in delivering advertising that is more relevant to your interests. The information may also be used to deliver more relevant advertising to you across marketing channels, including email. To find out more about advertising networks and similar entities that use these technologies, see https://youradchoices.com/. If you wish to opt out of tailored advertising in desktop and mobile browsers, please visit http://optout.aboutads.info/ or http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# on each of your devices and browsers. To opt out in mobile apps, you may use your device’s settings, such as "Tracking," "Limit Ad Tracking," "Opt Out of Ads Personalization" or similar settings or download and use the AppChoices app at https://youradchoices.com/appchoices. Please note that opting-out does not mean that you will stop seeing all ads.

  • To contact you. We may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to the Fox Weather Services. If you want to stop receiving promotional materials, you can change your account settings or follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. There are certain service notification and other non-promotional emails that you may not opt-out of, such as notifications of changes to the Fox Weather 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 Affiliates. We may share your information with Affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. A link to a website that lists our Affiliates can be found at the beginning of this policy. Users who visit Affiliates’ services should still refer to their separate privacy policies, which may differ in some respects from this Privacy Policy.
  • To share with business partners. We may share your information with business partners to permit them to send you marketing communications consistent with your choices.
  • To protect our rights and the rights of others. There may be instances when we may use or disclose your information, including situations where we have a good faith belief that such use or disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Fox News, our Affiliates, or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements and our terms of use); (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of the Fox Weather Services or members of the public; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; or (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities.
  • To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Fox News 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 in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings), Fox News may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
 

4) Security

We use commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures designed 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.

 

5) User Access and Control

If you would like to access personal information we hold about you or delete your personal information you have previously provided directly to us, you may visit https://fcprivacy.exterro.net/portal/dsar.htm?target=Fox_Weather and submit a request. Please note that, for security reasons, we will ask you to verify your identity in order to proceed with your request. If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise limit our use of your personal information, you may contact us as outlined in Section 7; or 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 correct, update, or suppress. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable and consistent with applicable law.

If you are a resident of California, please see the section entitled "California Consumer Privacy Act Notice," below, for more information about the rights you have under California law.

If you are under 18 and a registered user of the Fox Weather Services, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Fox Weather Services by writing to fnldepartment@fox.com. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.

You may request that we not share your personal information on a going-forward basis with Affiliates or unaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may opt-out of this sharing via: https://help.foxweather.com/hc/en-us/requests/new. We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable and consistent with applicable law.

 

6) Other Important Information

Updates to Privacy Policy. We may modify this Privacy Policy. Please look at the Effective Date at the top of this Privacy Policy to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Fox Weather Services.

Location of Data. The Fox Weather Services are hosted in and managed from the United States. If you are a user located outside the United States, you understand and consent to having any personal information processed in the United States or in any other country in which we have facilities or in which we engage service providers. United States and other countries’ data protection laws may not be the same as those in your jurisdiction. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities in the United States may be entitled to access your personal information.

Linked Services. The Fox Weather Services may be linked to sites operated by unaffiliated companies, and may carry advertisements or offer content, functionality, games, newsletters, contests or sweepstakes, or applications developed and maintained by unaffiliated companies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of unaffiliated companies, and once you leave the Fox Weather Services or click an advertisement you should check the applicable privacy policy of the other service. In addition, we are not responsible for the privacy or data security practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Instagram, 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 Fox Weather Services.

Data Retention. We will retain your information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Remember that even after you cancel your account, or if you ask us to delete your personal information, copies of some information from your account may remain viewable in some circumstances where, for example, you have shared information with social media or other services. Because of the nature of caching technology, your account may not be instantly inaccessible to others. We may also retain backup information related to your account on our servers for some time after cancellation or your request for deletion, for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security or recordkeeping policies. It may not always be possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints or contractual, financial or legal requirements.

 

7) Contact Us

 

8) California Consumer Privacy Act Notice

This California Consumer Privacy Act Notice Section provides information for California residents in connection with the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"). Under the CCPA, and for purposes of this Section, "Personal Information" generally means information that identifies, relates to, or describes a particular California resident and includes the categories listed below. This Section 8 provides details about the categories of Personal Information of California residents that we have collected, disclosed, or "sold" during the last 12 months, as well as rights California residents have under California law.

Categories of Personal Information Collected, Disclosed, and/or Sold:

The categories of Personal Information that we collected, disclosed, and/or "sold" are below, along with the categories of third parties to whom each category of Personal Information was disclosed, and/or sold. Please note that we disclose some categories of Personal Information in connection with certain types of advertisements, which could be considered a "sale" under the CCPA. Also, depending on the California resident’s interactions with us, we, may not have collected, disclosed, or sold each of these categories about each individual. Additionally, we do not knowingly "sell" Personal Information of minors under 16 years of age.

We have collected, disclosed, and/or "sold" to third parties the following categories of Personal Information:

Category of Personal Information Collected Categories of Third Parties to Whom Personal Information is Disclosed Categories of Third Parties to Whom Personal Information is "Sold"
Identifiers, such as such as name, IP address, email address, online and device identifiers Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes Advertising technology companies; advertisers
Personal Information as defined in the California Customer Records law, such contact and financial information Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes Advertising technology companies; advertisers
Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law, such as age or gender Service providers, Fox News Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes N/A
Commercial Information, such as transaction information and purchase history Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes N/A
Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our websites and mobile (collectively, "Fox Weather Digital Properties") Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support operational business purposes or partners that support our operational business purposes Advertising technology companies; advertisers
Geolocation, such as precise location using device GPS Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes N/A
Audio, electronic, visual and other similar information, such as call recordings and uploaded content, including news content, such as video, photos, and audio recordings Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes N/A
Professional or employment-related information such as work history and prior employer Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes N/A
Non-public education information (e.g., in connection with news or entertainment productions or sports programs) Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes N/A
Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics Service providers, Affiliates, and other providers or partners that support our operational business purposes Advertising technology companies; advertisers

Please note that the CCPA definition of "sale" does not include, for example, the transfer of Personal Information as an asset that is part of a merger, bankruptcy, or other similar transaction involving of all or any portion of our business.

Sources of Personal Information. We collect this Personal Information directly from California residents themselves; joint marketing, co-branding, co- promotional, or advertising partners, including advertising technology companies and advertisers; Affiliates; and sources of demographic and other information

Depending on the individual’s interactions with us, we may not have collected Personal Information from each of these categories of sources.

Purposes. We may use this Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • to operate, manage, and maintain our business;
  • to provide our products and services;
  • to accomplish our business purposes and objectives, including:
    • personalizing weather forecasts, alerts, stories, news, and other content as part of the functionality of the app;
    • developing, improving, repairing, and maintaining our products and services;
    • personalizing, advertising, and marketing our products and services;
    • conducting research, analytics, and data analysis;
    • maintaining our facilities and infrastructure;
    • quality and safety assurance measures;
    • conducting risk and security controls and monitoring;
    • detecting and preventing fraud;
    • performing identity verification;
    • performing accounting, audit, and other internal functions;
    • complying with law, legal process, and internal policies;
    • maintaining records; and
    • exercising and defending legal claims.

Depending on the California resident’s interactions with us, we may not have used Personal Information collected about that resident for each of these purposes.

California Rights. If you are a California consumer, you have the following rights:

(1) Right to Know. You have the right to request that we disclose to you the following information:

  • The categories of Personal Information we collected about you and the categories of sources from which we collected such Personal Information during the 12 months prior to your request;
  • The specific pieces of Personal Information we collected about you during that time period;
  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting, disclosing, or selling Personal Information about you;
  • The categories of Personal Information about you that we sold and the categories of third parties to whom we sold that Personal Information; and
  • The categories of Personal Information about you that we otherwise shared or disclosed and the categories of third parties with whom we shared or disclosed that Personal Information.

To make a request for your Personal Information, please click here or call us at 888-596-3929. You will need to provide your name and email address, along with other details about your request. You will then receive verification instructions by email. For certain requests, you will be asked to authenticate to your account as part of the verification process, if you have an account/profile with us. But you do not need to have an account/profile to submit a request. In some circumstances, we may need additional information from you to verify your identity or proceed with your request.

You can use an authorized agent to submit a request for your Personal Information. When submitting a request online, your authorized agent should select the "Other" option on the form and, in the field provided, include your name, your email address, and whether or not you have an account/profile with us. In addition to verifying your identity, as described above, we also will need to verify your authorized agent’s ability to act on your behalf (e.g., by receiving a copy of your signed permission). Once verification is complete, we may communicate directly with you for privacy and security reasons.

Please note that, in some instances, we may decline to honor your request, where, for example, we are unable to verify your identity or an exception to this right applies.

(2) Right to Request Deletion. You have the right to request that we delete Personal Information we collected from you.

To make a request for deletion, please click here or call us at 888-596-3929. You will need to provide your name and email address, along with other details about your request. You will then receive verification instructions by email. For certain requests, you will be asked to authenticate to your account as part of the verification process, if you have an account/profile with us. But you do not need to have an account/profile to submit a request. Please note that you also will be asked to separately confirm that you would like to proceed with your deletion request. In some circumstances, we may need additional information from you to verify your identity or proceed with your request.

You can use an authorized agent to submit a request for deletion. When submitting a request online, your authorized agent should select the "Other" option on the form and, in the field provided, include your name, your email address, and whether or not you have an account/profile with us. In addition to verifying your identity, as described above, we also will need to verify your authorized agent’s ability to act on your behalf (e.g., by receiving a copy of your signed permission). Once verification is complete, we may communicate directly with you for privacy and security reasons.

Please note that, in some instances, we may decline to honor your request where, for example, we are unable to verify your identity or an exception to this right applies.

(3) Right to Opt-Out of Sale. As noted above in this section, we share some categories of Personal Information in connection with certain types of advertisements. You can visit our "Do Not Sell My Personal Information" Internet Webpage here. For mobile apps, please visit the Do Not Sell My Personal Information section in the app’s settings for more information and to exercise your choices. Because interest-based advertising relies on cookies and other similar technologies, opting out needs to be controlled at the device and/or browser level.

(4) Right to be Free from Discrimination. You have the right to be free from unlawful discrimination for exercising your rights under the CCPA.

(5) Record Keeping. Please visit www.foxnews.com/recordkeeping/ for metrics regarding the requests we received during the 2020 reporting period for: Requests to Know, Requests to Delete, and Requests to Opt Out of "Sales."

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