YOUR PRIVACY MATTERS

National Media Groupa division of Meredith Corporation, creates brands focused on providing you with destinations you can trust and rely on for every stage of your life to connect you to great content, products, and services, and, based on your engagement with us, customize your experience with us. Our mission is to be clear and transparent about how and why we collect and use personal information and to empower you to control your personal information. You are not our product, you are our customer.  

 

When Does This Statement Apply? 

This Privacy Statement applies when you interact with PeopleTV, a streaming television service that you can watch on the web, through a mobile app, or through your smart TV, such as when our service is integrated into your TV or is an app on your TV or other streaming device (our Services”).  

 

What Does It Say? 

If you are a California resident, you can find information on “Rights for Our California Residents” here 

Read this Privacy Statement in full here 

Here are the highlights: 

What Personal Information Do We Collect?
  • Contact Information.  We collect your email address when you sign up for our newsletter on our website. 
  • Online Identifiers (such as IP address, internal and thirdparty identifiers, mobile device advertising identifier, and device information such as unique device ID) 
  • Location Information (information about your general location derived from your IP address)  
  • Internet Activity Information (such as information on how you interact with our Services, e.g. which videos you watch) 
  • Inferences about Your Interests, Preferences, and Other Behavioral Data (such the type of videos you are interested in) 

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Where/How Do We Collect Personal Information?
  • From You
    • When you enter personal information on the Services 
  • From Your Device
    • From SDKs, Cookies and Other Technologies (personal information stored on in software on your app, or on your browser, which tells us your device information, IP address, and how you interact with the Services) 
  • From Others 
    • Service providers  
    • Advertisers 

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How Do We Use Personal Information?

We Use Personal Information: 

  • To customize the content and ads you see when you use our Services, and in our email communications 
  • To provide you with ads, from our advertisers 
  • To conduct market research and analysis to understand general trends (how many viewers do we have? what content is popular?)our app usershow ads perform on our Services (e.g. who clicked on the ad?), and how users engage on our Services (e.g. who watched that video?) 
  • To protect you and us from fraud and other security issues 

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Who Do We Share Personal Information With?
  • With Meredith’s other National Media Group brands 
  • With our service providers who help operate our Services and provide our services to you  
  • With the advertisers who advertise on our Services or partner with us to send you offers, promotions, or ads about products and services that may interest you  
  • With social media platforms via like buttons on our website or through the use of the advertising services of these platforms 
  • When required by law  
  • With a buyer of all or part of our business 
  • With other third parties, when we have your consent 

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How Can You Control Our Use of Your Personal Information?

You can tell us how we can use your personal information by clicking on the links below:

  • Marketing communications
    • You can opt out of any Meredith email newsletter by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each message. 
  • We do not retain the personal information collected from our mobile app. To opt-out of sharing advertising identifiers with our advertising partners, enable the “Limit Ad Tracking “ setting in your iOS mobile device or the “Opt out of Ads Personalization” on your Android device.  You can also opt-out of interest-based advertising below:
  • To request deletion of or access to your personal information collected from our website or through our other Meredith brands, click here  

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Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 16. 

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Rights for Our California Residents

You have all the rights listed above. In addition, if you’re a resident of California, you have the right to:

  • Request that we not sell your personal information 
    • If you would like to exercise this right, click here.  
    • To opt out of the sale of your personal information via cookies, please visit the “California Do Not Sell” footer link on the PeopleTV websiteNote that you will need to renew this choice on every website you visit and each time you clear your cookies or use a new browser or device. 
  • Make a “Shine the Light” inquiry, and we will disclose to you whether we share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes  

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How Can You Learn More?

Click here to read our full Privacy Statement. 

 

Still can’t find what you’re looking for about our data privacy practices? Don’t worry, just reach out to us at privacy@meredith.com and we will get back to you! 

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

When you visit our Serviceswe may collect the following personal information from or about you: 

  • Online Identifiers: IP address, mobile device advertising identifier, , unique device ID, and other information about your device.  
  • Location Information: Information about your general location derived from your IP address.  
  • Internet Activity Information: Information about your use of our Services, your interactions with the emails we send to you, and your activities on other websites you visit, including the web pages, content, and advertisements you view and links you click onand whether you open, forward, or click the links in emails we send to you.  
  • Inferences about Your Interests, Preferences, and Other Behavioral Data: Such as the type of videos you are interested in

When you sign-up for our newsletter on our website we may also collect: 

  • Contact Information: email address.  

Where/How Do We Collect Personal Information?

We collect personal information about you from a number of sources: 

From You. We collect your e-mail address when you provide it to us on the Services. 

From Your Device.  

What Are Cookies and Other Technologies?  

  • Cookies/App Technologies/Software Development Kits (“SDK”).  We use cookies, SDKs, and other app technologies to identify your device and understand your activities on our website and mobile app. For example, although you may not log in when you visit our Services, we can use cookies and SDKs to recognize that you have visited our website or app in the past. In some cases, we may use the personal information we collect from these technologies to deliver relevant and compelling content to you when you visit the Services
  • Web Beacons, Pixel Tags, and Other Tracking Technologies. Web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies are small strings of code placed on a web page or in an email or advertisement. These technologies allow your browser to recognize and store certain types of information such as cookies previously set, the time and date that you viewed the page with the beacon, and a description of that page.

Can You Opt Out? 

In most cases, yes! There are some technologies that we need in order to operate the Services. If you opt-out, the Services would no longer work as intended. Visit our section on your privacy choices for more information on how to opt out of any non-functional cookies and SDKs. 

From Others.

  • Service Providers. We work with service providers that collect personal information on our behalf in order to provide services to us, such as hosting our websites, developing our mobile app, and other activities needed to help us provide our content and services to you. We only allow our service providers to use your personal information in connection with the services they provide us.  

How Do We Use Personal Information?

We and other Meredith Companies and the service providers working on our behalf uspersonal information collected about you to: 

Contact You. 

  • To send you email.  

Marketing Meredith to You.  

  • We may use your personal information to market PeopleTV to you

Personalize Your Experience on Our Services, Including the Content and Ads Displayed to You. 

  • Customize the content and ads you see when you use our Servicesvisit the websites of other companies, and receive our email communications.  
  • Remember your browser settings and any preferences you set while using the Services. 
  • Recognize you across our Services so that we may deliver relevant interest-based content and advertising to you.  

Provide and Improve the Services.  

  • Analyze, operate, and improve our Services (including repairing errors or debugging) or develop new ones. 
  • Measure and analyze visitor traffic and usage patterns and improve the quality and effectiveness of our Services, features, and related communications. 

Advertising, Marketing, and Other Research for Our Advertisers.  

  • Understand trends in how the visitors to our Services interact with the ads, content, and features on our Services (e.g. your behavior on our Services may be included in a general report about whether people prefer video content over written content on our Services). 
  • Conduct market or audience analysis and related reporting (e.g. to give reports on who our visitors are and whether the ads displayed are effective). 

Security and Fraud Prevention. 

  • Enforce our legal rights or comply with the law. 
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, comply with applicable law, and enforce our terms of service on the applicable website. 

We may use your personal information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your personal information, provided we have obtained the required consent. 

Who Do We Share Personal Information With?

We may share your personal information with our service providers, social media platforms, and advertisers. 

  • Service Providers. We engage service providers to provide services such as website and app development, marketing, advertising optimization and interest-based targeting, data processing, mobile and website analytics, and security. We may share any personal information we collect about you with these service providers and authorize them to collect personal information from you directly to support the services they provide to us. We do not authorize our service providers to share or use your personal information with any other third parties.
  • Social Media Platforms. To make your experience with our Services more enjoyable, we may offer features made available by social media platforms (such as likes or social sharing on our website). Some social media platforms may collect personal information directly from you pursuant to their own separate privacy policies, which may differ from ours. Some social media platforms also act as our data partners, which means that we may share your personal information with them as described below under “Data Partners.” 
  • Advertisers. We are able to provide most of our Services and other content to you for free with the help of the advertisers who promote their products and services on our Services. We share IP address, Device ID, and aggregate visitor information with advertisers, including information about your demographics, internet activity information, interests, and preferences.  
  • Data PartnersOur data partners use cookies, SDKs, and other tracking technologies to enable the delivery of interest-based advertising to users. 
  • Legal Compliance, Business Transfers, and Other Disclosures. We disclose personal information about users of our Services when we believe the law requires it. For example, to respond to compulsory process or law enforcement requests, to enforce our terms of serviceor to protect the rights, property, or safety of users, the public, Meredith Companiesservice providers, social media platforms, advertisers, data partnersor third parties. Over time, we may reorganize or transfer various assets and lines of business. We reserve the right to disclose or transfer any personal information we collect to third parties in connection with any proposed or actual purchase, sale, lease, merger, foreclosure, liquidation, amalgamation, or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance, or financing of all or any portion of Meredith companies. 

How Can You Control Our Use of Your Personal Information?

What Rights Do You Have? 

We do not retain the personal information collected from our Services.  To request deletion of or access to your personal information from our other Meredith brands, please use the request form available hereYou can also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf. If you use an authorized agent, please include written permission that you have designated that agent to make the request, or proof of the agent‘s power of attorney. We may follow up with you to verify your identity before processing your authorized agent’s request. 

 

What Other Choices Do You Have? 

Marketing Communications. 

Email. You can opt out from any Meredith email newsletter or other email list by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each message.  

 

Opt Out of Cookies and Other Technologies. 

There are a few ways to opt out of or delete cookies:  

On Your Browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.). The settings of the browser you use give you an option to accept or reject most cookies, or to notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the Help menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). This will opt you out of cookies on the browser you are using. If you use multiple browsers, you will need to take this step for all relevant browsers. Please note that denying all or certain cookies may result in a less personalized experience with some of the Services offered on the website. You can opt-out of Google analytics here 

 

Opt Out on a Mobile Device. Depending on your device and operating system, you may be able to reset your mobile devices advertising identifier to limit this data collection, or prevent the collection of usage data across unaffiliated applications for interest-based advertising purposes, by accessing the privacy settings on your mobile device. Each operating system, iOS for Apple devices, Android for Android devices, and Windows for Microsoft devices, provides its own instructions. Visit the privacy settings for your mobile device or contact your platform operator for more information. 

 

Opt Out of Interest-Based AdvertisingWe follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAASelf-Regulatory Principles (“Principles”) for Online Behavioral advertising.  

  • To opt out of our use of your website viewing data to serve interest-based advertising on the websites of other companies and email newsletters, visit the DAA’s Consumer Choice Page. 
  • Most of the thirdparty advertising and data companies we work with, including DoubleClick and Google, also subscribe to the DAA Principles and/or are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). To learn more about the informationcollection practices of NAI members and your related opt-out choices, please visit the NAIs website. 
  • You must opt out separately from each computer or device and browser that you use to access our Services, and if you clear your cookies, you will need to repeat the opt-out process. 

Do Not Track 

We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals. Instead, we adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Statement and offer the opt-out choices described above. 

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 16 to provide us with any personal information online. Children should always get permission from their parents before sharing any personal information about themselves over the internet. If youre under 16, please do not register for the Services or provide us with any personal information. 

Additional Privacy Information

  • Security, Retention, and Storage of Personal Information. We use commercially reasonable procedures to protect the personal information that we collect. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that personal information you supply wont be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the internet. Please see our terms of service for the relevant brandfor more information related to posting materials on our Services, including our use of such materials.
  • Location of Your Data. Meredith is a U.S. company and your personal information will be transferred to, processed, stored, and accessed by us, the Meredith Companies, and service providers in the United States and in other jurisdictions where we or they operate, which may not provide you with the same level of privacy protection as you are entitled to in your jurisdiction. When you visit our Services or use our brands, you consent to the processing of your personal information in the United States and other jurisdictions as described here. 
  • EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Meredith adheres to the principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (“Privacy Shield Principles”) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union (“EU”) to the United States; however, we do not rely on the Privacy Shield Principles when we transfer or receive personal information transferred from the EU. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Statement and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles will govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, please visit the Privacy Shield website.

    Meredith is responsible for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield Principles or subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Meredith complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers from the EU and European Economic Area (“EEA”), including onward transfer liability provisions.

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over Meredith’s compliance with its obligations under the Privacy Shield Principles. In certain situations, Meredith may be required to disclose personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.

    In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Meredith commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact us at privacy@meredith.com.

    Meredith has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an established alternative disputeresolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit JAMS or call 800-352-5267 to file a complaint. If the arbitrator finds that you cannot afford to pay JAMSs filing, administrative, hearing, and/or other fees and you cannot obtain a waiver from JAMS, Meredith will pay them for you.

  • Changes to Our Privacy Statement. Digital technology is rapidly evolving. If we decide to change our Privacy Statement in the future, well post the changes here and indicate at the top of the page the last date on which it was updated. Unless otherwise noted, all changes will be effective when posted.

Rights for Our California Residents

This section contains information on the personal information we collect about residents of California (our “California Consumers”), including the sources of that personal information, how that personal information is used, with whom it is shared, and the rights that California Consumers have under California law. Our collection of your personal information, our data-sharing practices, and your privacy rights are discussed below.  

 

  1. Our Collection of Personal Information

    What Personal Information Do
    We Collect? 

    • Online Identifiers (IP addresses, device IDs, and other internal and third-party identifiers we use to recognize you online). 
    • Contact Information  (e-mail). 
    • Location Information ( information about your general location derived from your IP address) 
    • Internet Activity Information (your use of our Services, and your interactions with the e-mails we send to you). 
    • Interests, Preferences, and Other Behavioral Data. 

     

    What Are Our Sources of Personal Information? 

    • You  
    • Our data partners (these are companies that give us personal information about you to help us and our advertisers understand who you are and what you may be interested in). 
    • Pixels, cookies, and other tracking technologies (which collect personal information about you when you visit our Services online). 

     

    How Do We Use Personal Information? 

    To Provide the Services to You: 

    • To contact you (to deliver our newsletters to you). 
    • To show you our content 

    For Advertising and Marketing: 

    • To market our services to you 
    • To combine with other personal information we receive from our data partners to help us learn more about you, your interests, and your preferences so that we can customize your experience on our Services (including the content and advertisements displayed to you). 
    • To serve targeted ads to you on the Services or other websites sites (to help us, our advertisers, and our advertising networks and platforms identifthe best ads to display to you on our Services, based on the interests, preferences, and other behavioral data associated with your online identifiers).  
    • To help us identify you and understand your interests and preferences so that we can customize your experience on our Services (including the content and advertisements displayed to you). 

    For Auditing Our Interactions: 

    • To help us measure the effectiveness of the ads on our Services, including to understand whether you click on the ads on our Services and whether you buy the products/services advertised. 

    For Our and Your Security: 

    • To prevent fraud, including by verifying your identity. 
    • To detect security incidents.

  2. Our DataSharing Practices
    We share the personal information below with our service providers. Our service providers help us send our newsletters to you, and provide advertising and marketing servicesand for analytics, and carry out other activities that support our business. Our service providers only use the personal information we share with them to provide these services to us.

    Below are the categories of personal information we disclose to our service providers:   

    • Contact Information  
    • Online Identifiers  
    • Internet Activity Information  
    • Interests, Preferences, and Other Behavioral Data 

    Personal Information We Sell to Third Parties 

    In limited circumstances, we share your personal information with data partners and advertisers whom we allow to use that personal information for their own commercial purposes. These disclosures are considered a sale under California law. 

    Below are the categories of personal information that we sell to third parties:

    • Online Identifiers

  3. Your Privacy Rights  
    What Rights Do You Have? 

    • Shine the Light Rights – You have the right to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed certain types of personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year. At our option, we may respond to such requests by providing instructions about how our users can exercise their options to prevent our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. 
    • Right to Opt Out of a Sale of Personal Information – You have the right to ask us not to sell your information to third parties.

  4. How Do You Submit These Requests to Us?
    In addition to the rights detailed in the How Can You Control Our Use of Personal Information?” section above, California residents can:  

    • Contact us to exercise your Shine the Light Rights at privacy@meredith.com. 
    • Opt Out of Sales. To opt out of the sale of your personal information please click here “California Do Not Sell”.  

How Can You Learn More?

How to Contact Us 

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement or its implementation, please contact us via email by clicking here or by writing to:

Meredith Corporation
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
privacy@meredith.com 
515-284-3000 

 

Attn: Legal Department, Privacy Office