Effective Date: February 1, 2019
Katie Couric Media, LLC (“KCM” or “we”) respects your concerns about privacy. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information we collect about you through our website, katiecouric.com (the “Site”). We explain here how we may use your information, with whom we may share it, and the choices available to you regarding our use of the information. This Privacy Notice also describes the measures we take to safeguard your personal information and how you can contact us for more information about our privacy practices.
Information We Collect
Information We Obtain About You
We may obtain personal information about you in various ways, such as when you interact with the Site, complete our surveys, participate in our events, or contact us. The types of personal information we obtain include:
- Contact information (such as your name, postal address, zip code, phone number and email address);
- information regarding your personal or professional interests and demographic information (such as your date of birth, age, gender, marital status, income level, education and occupation);
- photographs, comments and other content you provide;
- contact information you provide about friends or other people you would like us to contact; and
- other personal information we obtain through our Site.
Information We Obtain by Automated Means
When you interact with the Site, we obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons, and other technologies. A “cookie” is a text file that websites send to a visitor’s computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor’s browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A “web beacon,” also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server.
We may use these automated technologies to collect information about your equipment, browsing actions, and usage patterns. The information we obtain in this manner may include your device IP address, identifiers associated with your devices, types of devices connected to our services, web browser characteristics, device characteristics, language preferences, referring/exit pages, clickstream data, and dates and times of website visits. These technologies help us (1) remember your information so you will not have to re-enter it; (2) track and understand how you use and interact with our products and services; (3) tailor the Site to your preferences; (4) measure the usability of our Site and the effectiveness of our communications; (5) provide customer support, and (6) otherwise manage and enhance our Site, products and services.
Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies or how to restrict or disable certain types of cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to use and enjoy all of the features of our Site. For mobile devices, you can manage how your device and browser share certain device data by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use the information we obtain about you to:
- communicate with you and provide customer support;
- send you administrative information (such as information regarding the Site, and changes to our terms, conditions and policies);
- send you email digests (such as Wake-Up Call with Katie Couric) and other marketing or promotional materials;
- communicate with you to administer your participation in surveys, events, contests and programs;
- personalize your experience with our Site;
- provide technical support;
- perform analytics (such as market and consumer research and trend analysis);
- operate, evaluate, develop, manage and improve our business (including operating, administering, analyzing and improving the Site; developing new products and services; managing and evaluating the effectiveness of our communications; and performing accounting, auditing, and other internal functions);
- protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities; and
- comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies.
We also may use the information we collect about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection and obtain your consent if required by applicable law.
Third-Party Analytics Services
We use third-party web analytics services on our Site, such as Google Analytics. The service providers that administer these services use automated technologies to collect data (such as IP addresses, cookies and other device identifiers) to evaluate use of our Site. To learn more about Google Analytics and how to opt out, please visit www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
Our website is not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.
We take your privacy very seriously, and we do not sell, rent or disclose personal information we obtain about you in connection with the Site, except as described in this Privacy Notice. We may share your personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as email marketing, data hosting and storage services, for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice. We also may share your personal information with our corporate sponsors, business partners and joint marketing partners for the purposes described in this Privacy Notice.
In addition, we may disclose information about you (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process (such as a court order or subpoena); (2) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities; (3) to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights; (4) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical or other harm or financial loss; (5) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (6) otherwise with your consent. We also reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer (or contemplate the sale or transfer of) all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a merger, acquisition, joint venture, reorganization, divestiture, dissolution or liquidation).
We offer you certain choices in connection with the personal information we obtain about you. To update your preferences, stop receiving emails, or submit a request, please contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section of this Privacy Notice.
Subject to certain limits under California law, California residents may ask us to provide them with (1) a list of certain categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, and (2) the identity of those third parties. To make this request, California residents may contact us as specified in the How to Contact Us section below.
Other Online Services and Third-Party Features
Our Site may provide links to other online services for your convenience and information, and may include third-party features such as apps, tools, payment services, widgets and plug-ins (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube buttons). These online services and third-party features may operate independently from us. The privacy practices of the relevant third parties, including details on the information they may collect about you, is subject to the privacy statements of these parties, which we strongly suggest you review. To the extent any linked online services or third-party features are not owned or controlled by us, KCM is not responsible for these third parties’ information practices.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect personal information against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
Children’s Personal Information
This Site is directed toward a general audience and is not directed to children under 13 years of age. KCM does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 obtained through the Site. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete the information from our records. If you believe that a child under the age of 13 may have provided us with personal information, please contact us as specified in the How To Contact Us section of this Privacy Notice.
Updates to Our Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our personal information practices. If we make a change, we will modify the “Effective Date” at the top of this page so you can see if this Privacy Notice has changed since the last time you viewed it. If we make a significant change to our privacy practices, we will update you by posting a notice on the Site, by email or through other reasonable means.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also may write to us at:
Katie Couric Media, LLC
75 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013