CNNfyi.com Privacy Notice
Thank you for visiting CNNfyi.com, a Time Warner site. The privacy of our visitors is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding personal information collected online from our visitors, and particularly to helping students and their parents and teachers to learn how to exercise control over personal information while exploring the Internet.
To help ensure a rewarding online experience for our visitors, we provide you with this summary of our information practices to empower you in connection with your online experiences. This privacy notice governs the collection and use of information at CNNfyi.com.
I. The Information We Collect
At CNNfyi.com, we have a policy of collecting limited personally identifiable information. To enable our visitors to participate in some of our online activities, we may ask them to provide us with their first name, hometown, and e-mail address. In some circumstances, we may also ask for the name and email of a parent of a child who has provided us with personal information.
When visitors use our site, we automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows '95 or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Netscape, Internet Explorer) being used, and the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g., America Online, Earthlink).
II. How We Use the Information
We never share our visitors' personal information with third parties.
We use our vistors' personal information only for our internal purposes, such as to enable them to subscribe to an online newsletter, to enter one of our sweepstakes or contests, and to express their opinions on various topics. We may also use personal information to offer products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to our visitors. If we obtain the name and email address of a parent of a child visiting our site, we will use that information only to notify the parent of the child's participation in activities on our site, such as when the child subscribes to an email newsletter.
When we communicate by e-mail, such as through online newsletters, we will provide opportunities with each mailing for the recipients to choose by return e-mail to discontinue receiving these mailings from us. Anyone who wishes not to receive e-mail communications from this site (or who wishes that their child not receive such communications) can send an e-mail notification to that effect to CNNfyi.email@example.com. Any such notification must specify the email address or addresses to which the e-mail communications are to be discontinued.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request.
We will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways that are materially different from the ones described above without notification of such practices and obtaining consent for any materially different uses from our visitors or, for visitors who are children, from their parents.
III. Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
Our site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different from ours. This may include sites that are affiliated with CNNfyi.com, such CNN.com, which provides some chat and bulletin board functions for CNNfyi.com.
This site sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, or promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with identified third parties. By virtue of their sponsorship, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that is submitted in order to participate in the contest, sweepstakes, or promotions. CNNfyi.com does not control the third-party sponsors' use of this information.
CNNfyi.com uses a software technology called "cookies." Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. Cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information. Although cookies could enable us to relate a visitor's use of this Web site to personal information (e.g., e-mail address) that a visitor has provided, we do not do so for this site.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.
VI. Contact Us
VII. A Final Note to Parents and Teachers
The Internet offers a world of opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. We encourage you to visit The Direct Marketing Association's web site and explore the Get CyberSavvy! Program. Get CyberSavvy! helps families learn how information flows online so they can use the Internet in ways that protect their privacy and well-being. It also contains a number of valuable resources to help children and their parents and teachers be aware of and express their preferences about information that is collected online and how it is used. Your efforts to instill responsible information practices will help steer children to age-appropriate sites, and will go a long way toward ensuring that children have enriching experiences online.