Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 17, April 2024

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to information that The Associated Press and its affiliates (referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as “AP”, “we,” “us,” “our” and other similar pronouns) collect through those AP websites and mobile applications which link to this Privacy Policy (the “Services”).
We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our privacy practices. We will notify you of any changes to this Privacy Policy by posting the revised or updated Privacy Policy and its “Last Updated” date on the Services. If the revision or modification is material, we will provide you notification via email or via the website. Your continued use of the Services after the “Last Updated” date constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to the Privacy Policy and its revisions or updates. You should periodically read the Privacy Policy to learn of any revisions or updates. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, where a separate privacy policy is provided.

1. What information may be collected?

During your use of the Services (whether as a registered or unregistered user), you may provide us with information that relates to, describes, is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, to you (collectively, “Personal Information”).

Personal Information may be collected directly from you, for instance when you contact us via customer support or advertisement inquiries, register for an account, or sign up for marketing emails.  Personal Information may also be collected automatically, via your use of the Services or obtained from third parties.  Personal Information collected may include:

User-Provided Information

  • Contact Information, including your name, e-mail address, phone number, postal address, and company name.
  • Account Information, including your name, email address, and password.

Automatically Collected Information

  • Internet and Usage Information, including your IP address (which we may associate with your domain name or that of your Internet access provider or wireless carrier, and your location); Unique ID number associated with your device; Other unique identifiers such as advertising identifiers; Web browser and operating system information; Language of your device; Wireless connections you are using; Referring page that linked you to us; Your activities, including browsing and transaction history; Pages, content, and ads you view or click on during your use of the Services, and when and for how long you do so; The next web site you visit after leaving our web site; and search terms you enter on the Services or a referral site. In addition, we may deploy tracking technologies through the Services to collect additional information about your use of the Services, as set out in the “Cookies and other tracking technologies” section of this Privacy Policy.
  • Location Data, including geographic location of your mobile device (a “Mobile Service”) if you have consented to location services generally through your device’s settings or accepted our request for geolocation access. Your device location may be transmitted to us whenever a Mobile Service is running (even if you are not actively using the Mobile Service or it is running in the background on your device). Your device may continue to transmit its location to us until you change your device settings. If you set your device not to transmit location information to us, certain features of the Services may not be available, or their functions may be limited. For example, you will have to manually enter a location when conducting a search.

Information Received from Third Parties

In some instances, we may receive Personal Information and/or anonymous data about you from other parties, such as our affiliates, business partners, service providers, and other third parties. That information may be obtained online, offline, or through publicly available resources.  We may combine this information with the information you provide, and other data we already have about you.

We may also receive information about you from social media platforms when you interact with us on those platforms or access our social media content. Please note that the information we may receive from those third parties (such as Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube) is governed by the privacy settings, policies and/or procedures of the applicable platform, and we strongly encourage you to review them before submitting any information using a social media platform.

Information Provided for Third Parties

Some of the Services allow you to provide us with Personal Information relating to other parties (collectively, “Third-Party Data”).

If you use any feature of the Services that allows you to submit Third-Party Data to the Services or otherwise permit the Services to automatically access Third-Party Data in your possession, you acknowledge, represent, and agree (a) that you have the authority of the relevant other party for us to access and use the relevant Third-Party Data, and (b) that you have notified these other parties and informed them how their information is collected and used by us to provide the Services.

We reserve the right to identify you as the person who has made the referral in any messages that are sent to other parties. We use Third-Party Data to (a) contact such party using the Third-Party Data provided, and/or (b) provide you with an editable template message designed to facilitate communication between you and such party through the Services. We may also send reminders or related messages to you and to other parties on your behalf from time to time, as and where permitted by applicable law.

2. How is your information used?

We or our service providers may use the Personal Information we collect from or about you to perform the following functions:

  • Provide the Services. We may use your Personal Information to provide the Services and any other services you may request from us.
  • Monitor the Services. We collect your Personal Information for monitoring purposes to help us diagnose problems with our servers, administer and troubleshoot the Services, calculate usage levels, analyze industry standards, and analyze transactions, trends, and statistics regarding the use of the Services.
  • Facilitating Donations.  We collect your Personal Information to facilitate donations made to us via the Services.
  • Respond to Inquiries and Fulfill Requests.  We may use your Personal Information to respond to your inquiries and to fulfill your requests for information.
  • Communicate with You.  We may use your Personal Information to send you marketing information about the Services, special promotions, and other items that may be of interest to you.  We may also contact you on behalf of our third-party business partners about a particular offering of theirs that may be of interest to you.
  • Improve the Services.  We may use your Personal Information to make the Services more stable and user-friendly, to analyze service issues, improve the design and content of the Services, analyze how the Services are used, offer new services, and to develop new Services and programs relating to the Services.
  • Personalize the Services. We may use your Personal Information to personalize the Services based on your usage data, interests, and history with us. We may also localize the content and articles that are displayed to you based on your geographical location.
  • Advertise to You. We may use your Personal Information to tailor ads displayed to you in the Services and elsewhere.
  • Customer Service. We may use your Personal Information when contacting you regarding customer service or in response when you provide feedback. We may also use your information to send administrative emails regarding the Services or to inform you of any changes to this Privacy Policy, our Terms, or our third-party partner’s Terms.
  • Customer Reviews.  We may use your Personal Information to publish customer reviews on the Services.  If you submit a customer review for publication on the Services, we will publish the review alongside your name and company.
  • Support Business Operations. We may use your Personal Information to support our internal and business operations, including to conduct internal and external audit requirements or market research, analytics, security, and to assess your level of interest in and use of the Services, e-mails, and other messaging campaigns, both on an individual basis and in aggregate.
  • Enforce Agreements. We may use your Personal Information to enforce separate agreements between you and us, enforce this Privacy Policy, our Terms, or our third-party partner’s Terms, or in connection with a transaction with a similar effect.
  • Fulfill Other Purposes. We may use your Personal Information to fulfill: (a) any other purpose for which you provide it; (b) any legal or regulatory requirements and any of our internal policies; (c) other purposes disclosed at the time of collection; (d) any other purpose with your consent; and (e) any other purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.

3. How do we share the information we collect?

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, share, rent, or otherwise disclose your Personal Information that we collect from the Services to any third parties for monetary or other valuable consideration, unless stated below or with your consent:

  • Subsidiaries and Affiliates. We may disclose Personal Information about you to our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • Service Providers & Contractors. To help us provide the Services, your Personal Information may be shared with our service providers, contractors, and other third parties we use to support our business and who will safeguard it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Such third parties may help us with providing customer service, maintaining and analyzing data, and sending customer communications on our behalf.
  • Marketing Partners. We may share your Personal Information with entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services on our behalf, or with which we have joint marketing arrangements.
  • Advertising Partners. We may share your Personal Information with third party advertising partners, including but not limited to Google Display Advertising and Remarketing services. These advertising partners may use first- and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the Services. These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other services) for purposes of delivering personalized advertisements to you when you visit digital properties within their networks, commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising.”
  • Analytics Partners.  We may use analytics-based technologies to assist with personalization, advertising, and marketing.  These technologies capture how you interact with the Services through behavioral metrics, heatmaps, and session replay to improve and market our products and services.
  • Payment Processors. We may disclose certain Personal Information to financial institutions as necessary for the Services.
  • Authorized Representatives. If another individual is managing your account with us or your email account which the Services connect to on your behalf (for example, a wife managing the account of a husband), as authorized by you or as a personal representative under applicable law, that person can view all Personal Information about you on the Services.
  • In the Event of Merger, Sale, Divestitures, or Change of Control. We reserve the right to transfer Personal Information to a buyer or other successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of us or substantially all of our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Information held by us about you is among the assets transferred.
  • With Your Consent. We may share your information for other purposes pursuant to your consent or at your direction.
  • Other Disclosures. We may disclose your Personal Information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to: (i) conform to legal requirements and comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including responding to any government, law enforcement, or regulatory request; (ii) enforce the Terms of Use, other agreements, including between you and us, and any other documents included or referenced therein (all of which are incorporated into and made a part of this Privacy Policy by reference); (iii) fulfill the purpose for which you provide it; (iv) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security issues; or (v) protect against harm to our, your, or third parties’ rights, property, or safety.

We may analyze your information in aggregate form to operate maintain, manage, and improve the Services. We may share non-personally identifiable information about usage of the Services (including aggregate data) with other third parties, including our affiliates, agents, and business partners, for their own use, in a de-identified form.

In addition, what you voluntarily post to public areas of the Services may be available to other Service users.

4. How do we secure your Personal Information?

We use reasonable technical, administrative and physical security measures designed to protect Personal Information collected via the Services. We cannot guarantee that any information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on our systems or otherwise in our care, will be absolutely safe from unauthorized access or use (e.g., by hackers). You use the Services, and send us information, at your own risk.

If you create an account on the Services, you are responsible for maintaining the strict confidentiality of your account password, and you shall be responsible for any activity, including disclosure of your Personal Information, that occurs using your account credentials, whether or not you authorized such activity. Please notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.

5. Cookies and other tracking technologies

We, and/or our service providers or partners on our behalf, may use tracking technologies, which may run on your device and/or browser when you use the Services. These technologies enable us to assign a unique number to your computer or device and to relate information about your use of the Services and other information about you, including Personal Information. These technologies also enable us to recognize you when you access our Services using different web browsers or devices.

Types of tracking technologies: These tracking technologies may include:

Cookies. These are small pieces of text that are provided by most web sites and stored by your web browser on the computer, phone, or other device that you are using. Cookies serve many purposes, such as helping a web site remember your preferences, learning which areas of a web site are useful and which areas need improvement, and providing you with targeted advertisements or personalized content. Sometimes, cookies are enabled when pixels (see below) are placed on a web site. Cookies can be first-party or third-party. A first-party cookie is one that you receive directly from The Associated Press when visiting our Services. A third-party cookie is one that you receive from another party. Please note, we do not control what third parties do on other web sites. We may work with certain third-party providers to permit their cookies to function through our Services so we can learn more about your web experience on our Services and better personalize our Services for you.

Pixels. Also called web beacons, clear GIFs, and tags, pixels are one-pixel transparent images that are located on web pages or messages. Pixels track whether you have opened web pages or messages. They enable web sites to read and place cookies.

Software Development Kits. SDKs are pieces of code provided by our digital vendors (such as third-party advertising companies, ad networks, and analytics providers) that may be in our mobile app to collect and analyze certain device and user data.

JavaScript. This is a programming language that can be used to write trackers that, when embedded into a page, allow us to measure how you interact with our web site and other web sites.

Device Identifiers. These are identifiers that are stored directly on a device and are unique to that specific device.

How we may use tracking technologies: Circumstances in which we may deploy tracking technologies include:

We may use cookies or local shared objects, such as “Flash cookies.” Cookies are small packets of data that a web site stores on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive (or other storage medium) so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. We use both first- and third-party session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate our Services; a session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time or until you delete them. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your web browser’s “help” file. To the extent we provide a log-in portal or related feature on our Services, persistent cookies can be used to store your passwords so that you don’t have to enter it more than once. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our visitors to personalize the experience on our Services. Similar to many other web sites, if you have enabled cookies in your browser, we, independently and through enabled third-party tools and programs, may collect certain technical information using cookies, such as originating IP address, browser type, browser language, how a user got to the Service (i.e., the URL of the last web site you visited), the next web site the user visits, what pages are visited, the length of each site visit, and the date and time of the user’s visit. This information helps us track trends and improve user experiences when using the Services.

HTML5 may be used to store information on your computer or device about your Service usage activities. This information can be retrieved by us to determine how our Services are being used by our visitors, how our Services may be improved, and to customize our Services for our users.

We may send instructions to your computer or device using JavaScript or other computer languages to gather the sorts of information described above and other details about your interactions with the Service.

We use Meta Pixel and Google Pixel to understand how our web site, services, and products perform, how you use them, and to serve you with ads on third-party web sites and social networking sites. These pixels may collect certain limited information such as your IP address, browser/device type, and the pages you visit on our Services. This data is stored and processed by Meta and Google, as applicable. For information about how Meta may use this data, please visit Meta’s Privacy Policy at For information about how Google may use this data, please visit

How you can manage tracking technologies:

A cookie banner will be displayed to users of our Services who are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or the United Kingdom (“UK”), which will invite users to give their consent, where applicable, and will provide further options for the management of tracking technologies.

For residents of certain countries and states, in Your Privacy Choices, you may choose not to allow certain types of tracking technologies (which may impact your experience of the Services). You can access Your Privacy Choices by going to our web site’s navigation menu (the three-line menu in the upper left corner of our web site), then scrolling down to and clicking on “Your Privacy Choices.”

You can manage web site cookies in your browser settings. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the Services. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser. Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:

You can manage website cookies in your browser settings. If you choose to change your settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended on the Services. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser. If you would like to obtain more detailed information about types of cookies, how they are used, and how you can manage your cookie preferences you may want to visit: or Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:

7. Do Not Track Disclosures

Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (“DNT”) signals to mobile applications with which the user communicates. We currently do not change our tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your web browser.

8. Opt Out of E-mail Marketing

You can opt out of our promotional e-mails by clicking the opt-out/unsubscribe link within the e-mail you receive. Please understand that it may take us a few days to process any opt out request and that even if you opt out of receiving promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions, and communications with us.

9. United States Consumer Rights and Information Transparency

California Civil Code Section 1798.83

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship (and that are not otherwise exempt) have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, including the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. If you wish to submit a request pursuant to Section 1798.83, please contact AP via email at [email protected].

Colorado Privacy Act (CPA)

The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) is a law intended to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of the state of Colorado. For further details on the types of Personal Information we have collected about you, the sources of that information, how we use the information (e.g., our business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling Personal Information), other individuals and businesses with whom we share Personal Information, and the specific pieces of Personal Information we have collected about you, please see the above sections of this Privacy Policy.

  • The right to know
  • The right to receive a copy of your Personal Information
  • The right to correct
  • The right to request deletion of your Personal Information
  • The right to opt-out of sales or certain disclosures of your Personal Information (For more information about your right to opt-out, please see our Notice of Right to Opt-Out.)
  • The right to appeal a controller’s refusal to take action regarding a privacy rights request

These rights will not apply, however, if we do not collect any Personal Information about you or if all of the information we collect is exempt from the statute. For example, the CPA does not protect information that is already protected by certain other privacy laws, and does not protect information that is already publicly available.  If you wish to submit a request pursuant to CPA, please contact AP via email at [email protected].

Additional U.S. Laws.

Additionally, there are other state privacy laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended from time to time; the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA); the Connecticut Data Privacy Act; the Utah Consumer Privacy Act; and other state privacy laws as may be enacted upon their effective dates, which are not applicable because we are a non-profit organization.  However, we value your privacy and thus customers of these states may reference the above sections of this Privacy Policy for transparency regarding the information we collect and our practices related to such information.  Additionally, customers may request further information relating access, deletion, correction, or limitation of our use of their Personal Information by contacting us as directed in the Contact Us section below.

10. EEA and UK Privacy Rights

In countries within the EEA, and in the UK, you have the right, in certain circumstances, to (i) require us delete your Personal Information, (ii) require us to restrict processing of your Personal Information (for example, if you contest the accuracy of that information), (iii) receive a copy of the Personal Information you provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and/or instruct us to transmit that data to a third party; and (iv) object to our continued processing of your Personal Information, for direct marketing (including profiling) or other purposes. You can exercise these rights free of charge by contacting us using the details in the “Contact us” section below.

You may object to Personal Information processed pursuant to our legitimate interest. In such case, we will no longer process your Personal Information unless we can demonstrate appropriate, overriding legitimate grounds for the processing or if needed for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. You may also object at any time to processing of your Personal Information for direct marketing purposes by clicking “Unsubscribe” within an automated marketing email or by submitting your request to [email protected] with the subject line “GDPR Notice” (the latter for instances where, for example, you would not like to receive follow-ups from our sales team). In such case, your Personal Information will no longer be used for that purpose.

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we do, we will let you know by posting the changed Privacy Policy on this page with a new “Last Updated” date. By accessing the Services after we make any such changes to this Privacy Policy, you are deemed to have accepted such changes. In some cases, we may also tell you about changes by additional means, such as by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address we have on file for you.

12. Children’s privacy

The Services are not aimed at children and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 through the Services. If you are under 16, please do not give us any personal information. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide personal information without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided personal information to us, please contact us at [email protected], and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

13. Information Retention

We will only keep your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which we collected the information, as described in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (for example, for tax, accounting, or other legal requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we will either delete or anonymize your information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your Personal Information has been stored in backup archives), we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

14. Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy practices, you may contact us at:

The Associated Press 200 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281 +1 212.621.1500

The Associated Press Television News Limited The Interchange, Oval Road, Camden Lock London, NW1 7DZ (44-20) 7482-7400 [email protected]

If you would like to exercise your privacy rights, please email us at [email protected].

We hope that can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information. Individuals located in the EEA or the UK have the right to lodge a complaint with an applicable supervisory authority.