Effective: March 20, 2019
The Walt Disney Company has acquired certain 21st Century Fox businesses, including those providing the services described below. This policy has been updated to reflect that transaction.
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To access some of the Company Services, the child’s parent or guardian must authenticate through a television provider authorized by Company to distribute Company’s channels (“Distributor”). To do so, the parent/guardian will be required to select the Distributor with whom they have a subscription. He/she will be redirected to the Distributor’s website registration page where the parent/guardian will be required to register or sign in directly with the Distributor (the “Distributor Site”). The registration information submitted to the Distributor is not shared with the Company. The Distributor Site is hosted and managed by your Distributor and Company has no control over the Distributor Site or the Distributor’s registration page. Please contact your Distributor directly for questions related to your Distributor subscription account, including how to access or cancel your account ("Distributor Account").
Activity Information. When a child accesses and interacts with the Company Services, we may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit a child’s connection to the Company Services, our servers receive and record information about his or her computer, device, and browser, including potentially IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. If a child accesses the Company Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device or other transactional information for that device.
Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixels, beacons, and Adobe Flash technology, including cookies) are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. Websites, apps and other services send this data to a child’s browser when he or she first requests a web page and then stores the data on the child’s computer so the website can access the information when the child makes subsequent requests for pages from that service. These technologies may also be used to collect and store information about a child’s usage of the Company Services, such as pages visited, content viewed, search queries run and advertisements served. Company uses these types of information to support the internal operations of the Company Services.
Third parties that support the Company Services by serving advertisements or providing services, such as maintaining and analyzing the functioning of the Company Services, assisting in network communications, stability of the Company Services, hosting, content delivery, and authentication may also use these technologies to collect similar information.
We use the information we collect from and about a child to provide the Company Services and features to him or her, including: to measure and improve those Company Services and features; to improve the child’s experience with both online and off-line Company Services by delivering content he or she will find relevant and interesting, including advertising; to provide the child with customer support and to respond to inquiries. When the information collected from or about a child does not identify him or her as a specific person, we may use that information for any purpose or share it with third parties.
We use the information we collect from and about children for these additional purposes:
To allow service providers to assist us in providing and managing the Company Services. Company may make a child’s information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide the Company Services.
To complete a merger or sale of assets. If Company 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, Company may transfer children’s information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Company uses commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures 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.
In addition, Company is not responsible for the privacy or data security practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Tumblr, 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 Company Services.
Remember that even after you cancel your account, 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 cancelation for fraud detection or to comply with applicable law or our internal security policies. It is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information due to technical constraints, contractual, financial or legal requirements.
Sensitive Information. We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive personal information (such as social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Company Services or otherwise.
6. The GDPR and Additional Information for Individuals in the European Economic Area ("EEA")
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and the Services are targeted to you, please note:
If you would like to receive an electronic copy of your Personal Information for purposes of transmitting it to another company, you may contact us here.
Regarding the section entitled “Location of Data” in Section 5, above: Some non-EEA countries are recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of data protection according to EEA standards. The full list of these countries is available here. For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, we have put in place adequate measures, such as standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission to protect your Personal Information. You may obtain a copy of these measures by contacting NGPPrivacy@natgeo.com or by following this link: http://help.nationalgeographic.com/customer/portal/emails/new?t=638080 and providing your contact information, selecting “Other” from the drop-down menu and providing a brief description in the text box available.
You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority competent for your country or region.
If you wish to inquire about your privacy rights in relation to the National Geographic Society please email the National Geographic Society at email@example.com.
National Geographic Partners, LLC
Attn: Business and Legal Affairs - Privacy
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4688