News Behind The News Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 7, 2018

The News Behind the News wants you to know how we address privacy issues on the News Behind the News web site (the “Site”) and all other websites owned and operated by the American Association of Women provides the privacy policy below (“Privacy Policy”) to explain how your personal information will be treated by The News Behind the News. The News Behind the News reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check back frequently in order to see changes, and our use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of the privacy policy, as it may be amended from time to time.

1. Collection of Personal Information from Site Users

  1. The News Behind the News may collect and/or track (1) the home server domain names, e-mail addresses, type of computer, and type of Web browser of visitors to the Site, (2) the e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with The News Behind the News or the Site via e-mail, (3) information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms and surveys, (including name, address, e-mail and other personal profile data), and (4) aggregate and user-specific information regarding page views.
  2. The News Behind the News may place Internet “cookies” on visitors’ hard drives. Internet cookies save data about individual visitors, such as the visitor’s name, password, user-name, screen preferences, the pages of a site viewed by the visitor, and the advertisements viewed or clicked by the visitor. When the visitor revisits the Site, The News Behind the News may recognize the visitor by the Internet cookie and customize the visitor’s experience accordingly. Visitors may decline Internet cookies, if any, by using the appropriate feature of their Web client software, if available; however, this may impair certain features of the Site.

2. Use of Personal Data Collected

The News Behind the News may use personally identifiable information in a number of ways, including but not limited to:

  1. To communicate with you about your account, or to communicate information about the Site.
  2. To build higher-quality, more useful services, such as by analyzing usage trends, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Site.
  3. To support the operation of the Site, troubleshoot problems, resolve disputes, and to enforce our Terms and Conditions;

3. Disclosure of Personal Data Collected

News Behind the News may disclose personally identifiable information about you to Third Parties as follows:

  1. With your consent.
  2. To facilitate a transaction or communication with a third party that you have initiated.
  3. To The News Behind the News’s agents and advisors (such as our accountants or attorneys). We only disclose the personal information necessary for them to provide their services to you or to us, and only under strict confidentiality restrictions.
  4. As The News Behind the News believes necessary to: (a) comply with law (including court and government orders, and civil subpoenas); (b) enforce or apply The News Behind the News’s Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of The News Behind the News (and its officers, directors, employees and agents), our users, or others.
  5. If you partake (or we reasonably suspect that you are partaking) in any illegal or potentially illegal activity. We may disclose personal information even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, to the extent we feel is necessary to inform and cooperate with law enforcement agencies or other appropriate authorities.
  6. In aggregated form, i.e., information about multiple users collectively without identifying any individual user, such as the total number of visitors to a particular section in a given week.

4. Collection of Personal Data from Children

To the extent that The News Behind the News is able to determine the age of users by their submissions to, or communications with, the Site, The News Behind the News will not knowingly (a) collect or post information from individuals under thirteen years of age (“Children” or “Child”) without their parent’s or guardian’s consent, or (b) provide any personally identifying information collected from Children, regardless of its source, to any third party for any purpose whatsoever.

5. Security Measures

The News Behind the News has implemented numerous security features to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. In particular, when a visitor provides information through the Site, The News Behind the News offers the visitor the ability to use a secure server. The secure server encrypts all information a visitor inputs before it is sent to The News Behind the News, and is also used to store personal information securely.

6. Third Party Web Sites

The Site may contain links to other Internet web sites. Unless we explicitly state otherwise, we have no control over these third-party sites and their privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy applies only to information you supply (or that we collect) in connection with use of the Site. You should review third party privacy policies in connection with visiting the Sites.

7. Opt-Out Right

Visitors may opt-out of having their personal information collected or used by The News Behind the News, by contacting or via postal mail or telephone at the address and phone number below.

8. The News Behind the News’s Right to Contact Visitor

The News Behind the News reserves the right to contact visitors to the Site.

9. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data

10. News Behind the News’s Right to Change Privacy Policy

News Behind the News may change the content of our Site and Privacy Policy at any time. Please revisit our Privacy Policy from time to time to be sure you are familiar with our current policy.

11. Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or you would like to review, change, and/or remove your personal information, you may contact us at:

12. Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and the privacy practices of The News Behind the News will be subject exclusively to the laws of the District of Columbia within the United States of America. The News Behind the News makes no representation that this Privacy Policy and such practices comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Site and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If you reside outside of the United States, by using the Site, you consent to the transfer and use of your information outside your country.

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