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	Last Updated on December 15, 2014 

	This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for The New York Times newspaper and (including, the online edition of The International New York Times), The New York Times Home Delivery website, The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, Times Skimmer, The New York Times Store, Times Journeys and The New York Times Learning Network websites and other applications (collectively referred to as the “NYT Services”), and to any services that display this notice. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to "The New York Times" include and The New York Times newspaper. 

	The New York Times Replica Edition, maintained by NewspaperDirect, is governed by its own Privacy Policy. 

	The New York Times advertising portal, for advertisers of The Times, also maintains a separate Privacy Policy. 

	The NYT Services may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. 

	This Privacy Policy, covers the following: 

 	 What information do we gather about you?
 	 What do we do with the information we gather about you?
 	 With whom do we share the information that we gather?
 	 What is our email policy?
 	 How do I change or update my personal information?
 	 How do I opt-out from receiving emails?
 	 Is my information protected?
 	 Compliance With Legal Process
 	 Children's Guidelines
 	 Your California Privacy Rights
 	 Changes to This Privacy Policy


 TRUSTE: The New York Times has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and our practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions.   

	If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Customer Service by sending an email to If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here. 

	The TRUSTe program covers only information that is collected through the website and those applications that have a shortened TRUSTe privacy statement. The TRUSTe program does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from this site. 


	The information gathered when you interact with the NYT Services falls into two categories: 1) Personal information, which includes personal information you supply when you subscribe, order, complete a survey, register for one of our sites, enter a contest or provide your email address and 2) Non-personal information collected through technology, which includes tracking information collected by us as well as third parties. 


	Registration Information

	Registration for the NYT Services may require that you supply certain personal information, including a unique email address and demographic information (ZIP code, age, sex, household income, job industry and job title) to register. 

	You may choose to associate a Facebook or Google account with your NYT registration by signing in to NYT Services using your Facebook or Google credentials. By associating your accounts, you are giving these third parties permission to send us certain information from your profile there. What information they send us depends on your privacy settings with those third parties, or their privacy policies. Once the accounts are associated, they may send us additional information from your profile over time. We will use the information they share with us in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

	You can disassociate your registration from third-party accounts any time. For more detail, please see our Social Media FAQ. 


	To enable payment and donations via the NYT Services, we collect and store name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card information and other billing information. This information will only be shared with third parties who help to complete the purchase transaction. Examples of this include fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments. 


	We offer you opportunities to engage in public activities on and other NYT Services. "Public activities" are any actions you take on that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, reader reviews, ratings or any other items that you submit. Any information you disclose in your public activities, along with your screen name or ID, or any image or photo, becomes public and may be used by The New York Times for online and offline promotional or commercial uses in any and all media. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other users of these areas. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in the course of your public activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions. For more information, see the Comments FAQ and read the Forums, Discussions and User Generated Content section of the Terms of Service. 

	If you have registered for a account, we will track and aggregate your public activities on By choosing to participate in public activities, you are electing to share and display such public activities via Also, public activities may be included in RSS feeds, APIs and made available to other websites via other formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other websites, blogs, or feeds. Keep in mind that we are not responsible for any personal information you choose to make public via your public activities, and you agree that such sharing will be deemed to have been done by you, not The New York Times. Please see our Comments FAQ for additional information. 

	When you share or recommend links to content on a third-party platform (such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter), that action and any information you share will be covered by their privacy policy. 


	The New York Times collects personal information from you when you participate in sweepstakes, contests or special offers. If this information is also being collected by a third party other than The New York Times, we will notify you at the same time. If you do not want any personal information shared, you should not participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special offer. 


	The New York Times may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys conducted via the NYT Services. Data may be collected through the NYT Services, on the phone or through the mail. The information you provide may be shared, but only in the aggregate, with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise at the time of collection. 

	Members of our Reader Panels agree to participate in surveys, polls or discussions about their readership of The New York Times, their household/personal characteristics and their purchase behavior. Our panels are currently administered by Vision Critical and Beta Research. 

	Conferences and Live Events

	We often receive information about attendees to our live events from sign-in and registration lists. We may share this information with event or promotion sponsors, in which case we will notify you when we collect the information. 



	We use various Internet technologies to manage the NYT Services and track use of the Services. Non-personal information that we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you. 

	DEVICE INFORMATION. We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the NYT Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information. 

	COOKIES, BEACONS, LOCAL STORAGE AND OTHER SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES. We use "cookies," Web beacons, HTML5 local storage and other similar technologies. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Services, recognize you and provide personalization, and help us understand how people use the NYT Services. You will not be able to access certain areas of our websites, including, if your computer does not accept cookies from us. We do not respond to browser-based "do not track" signals. For more detailed information about our use of cookies and local storage, and how to manage them, see Frequently Asked Questions About Cookies and Similar Technologies in our Help section. 

	The NYT Services may transmit non-personally identifiable website usage information about our visitors to a reputable third party in order to show you advertising for The New York Times when you visit other sites. For more information about our third-party ad server, or to learn your choices about not having this non-personal information used to target ads to you, please click here. 

	ANALYTICS TECHNOLOGIES. We have hired third parties to provide us information, reports and analysis about the usage, browsing patterns of users of the NYT Services. 

 	 WebTrends tracks and analyzes non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and customers on All data collected by WebTrends on our behalf is owned and used by us. For more information about how WebTrends collects data, please read their privacy policy at
 	 Audience Science tracks and analyzes anonymous usage and browsing patterns of our website users. All data collected by Audience Science on our behalf is owned and used by The New York Times alone. For more information about Audience Science's privacy policy, including how to opt out, go to
 	 We use Localytics, Flurry and HasOffers to track and report on the usage and browsing patterns in some of our mobile applications. They may independently record the type of device and operating system you are using, general location information, as well as events that occur within our apps, such as how often you use our apps. For more information about Localytics and its privacy policy, please go to For more information about Flurry and its privacy policy, please go to For more information about HasOffers and its privacy policy please go to

	IP ADDRESSES. We may log your IP address (the location of your computer or device on the Internet). We use IP addresses for system administration and troubleshooting purposes, to customize content for specific regions (including currency display, recommendations and serving certain advertisements) and to track access and use of the NYT Services. 

	LOG FILES AND YOUR READING HISTORY. We automatically log certain usage information about your use of NYT Service, including a reading history of the pages you view. 

	We use this information in order to provide you with customized Recommendations on based on your reading history. For more information on the Recommendations feature, please read the Recommendations FAQ. We also use log files to analyze usage of our websites and mobile applications. 

	LOCATION INFORMATION. Some of our mobile applications can deliver content based on your current location if you choose to enable that feature of the app. If you enable the location-based feature, your current location will be stored locally on your device, which will then be used by the app. If you elect to have a location-based search saved to your history, we will store that information on our servers. If you do not enable the location-based service, or if an app does not have that feature, the app will not transmit to us, and we will not collect or store, location information. 

	Ads may be displayed within our apps. The ads you see are not targeted to you based on your current GPS location, but they may be targeted to you based on your device's IP address or ZIP code. 


	Some of the services and advertisements included in the NYT Services, including on and within our mobile apps, are delivered or served by third-party companies. These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser in order to collect certain information about your use of the NYT Services. In many cases, this information could be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests. 

	We do not have access to, nor control over, advertisers' or service providers' use of cookies or other tracking technologies or how they may be used. 

	Please click here to see a list of third parties that may be using cookies to serve advertising on our websites. For example, Google serves advertisements onto It uses the DART cookie to serve ads based on your visit to and other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. 

	You have choices about the collection of information by third parties on our website: 

	1) If you would like more information about advertisers' use of cookies, and about your option not to accept these cookies, please click here. 

	2) If you would like to opt-out of having interest-based information collected during your visits to this or other sites, click here. 

	Your access to our websites should not be affected if you do not accept cookies served by third parties. 




	We use the information we gather about you to enable your use of the NYT Services, fulfill your requests for certain products and services, such as sending out electronic newsletters and enabling you to participate in and renew paid services, polls, contests, and message boards. 


	We perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses of users of the NYT Services, and their subscribing and purchasing patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analysis purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships. 


	We use the information that we collect to allow advertising to be targeted to the users for whom such advertising is most pertinent. We also use this information to customize certain features of the NYT Services to provide you with an enhanced experienced based on the type of device you are using to access the NYT Services, and in certain cases, provide you with requested services. 


	We may use demographic and preference information to allow advertising on the NYT Service to be targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent. This means users see advertising that is most likely to interest them, and advertisers send their messages to people who are most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the ads. We disclose information to third parties only in aggregate or de-identified form. 


	The New York Times will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional email about services offered by The New York Times and its advertisers. For details about New York Times email, please see the section labeled "What Is Our Email Policy?" 



	If you have registered to use the NYT Services, we will not sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address or any information that personally identifies you without your permission. 

	We also share information about our audience in aggregate or de-identified form. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to restrict our use of aggregated or de-identified information in any way. 

	In the future, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may include your information among the transferred assets. 


	If you are a print subscriber to The New York Times newspaper and subscribed either by mail, phone or online, we may exchange or rent your name and mailing address and certain other information, such as when you first subscribed to The New York Times (but not your email address) with other reputable companies that offer marketing information or products through direct mail. If you prefer that we do not share this information, you may opt-out by emailing us at, or write to us at Customer Care, P.O. Box 8041 Davenport IA 52808-8041.  If you are a current print subscriber, please remember to include your account number and phone number in the body of your email or letter, and if you choose to opt-out via email, please include "Opt-out" in the subject line. 

	We may share information about attendees to our live events with sponsors or other third parties. If so, we will notify you when you provide us the information. 


	We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, including credit-card and billing processing, ad serving, shipping, email distribution, list processing and analytics or promotions management. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for The New York Times, and they may not share, resell or use the data for their own direct marketing purposes. 

	We reserve the right to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so they can suppress your name from future solicitations, in accordance with applicable laws. We may occasionally release personal information as required by law, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena. (For more information, see the "Compliance with legal process" section of this policy.) 




	THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPLIES WITH THE FEDERAL CAN-SPAM ACT OF 2003. We will not send you marketing messages if you have opted out. We will not share, sell, rent, swap or authorize any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your permission. If you feel you have received an email from us in error, please contact 

	ACCOUNT AND SERVICE-RELATED EMAIL. The New York Times reserves the right to send you email relating to your account status. This includes order confirmations, renewal/expiration notices, notices of credit-card problems, other transactional emails and notifications about major changes to the NYT Services and/or to our Privacy Policy. If you have registered for online discussions or other services, you may receive email specific to your participation in those activities. 

	EMAIL NEWSLETTERS. The New York Times offers several email newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a specific newsletter, follow the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each newsletter. To manage your newsletter preferences, please click here. 

	PROMOTIONAL EMAIL. The New York Times may periodically email you messages about products and services that we think may be of interest to you. You can choose not to receive messages in the future by either (1) following the "unsubscribe" instructions located near the bottom of each email, or (2) you can opt-out here. 

	SURVEY EMAIL. We may send you an email inviting you to participate in user surveys, asking for feedback on and existing or prospective products and services, as well as information to better understand our users. User surveys greatly help us to improve the NYT Services, and any information we obtain in such surveys will not be shared with third parties, except in aggregate form. 

	HTML EMAIL. When you sign up to receive email from us, you can select either plain text or HTML (with images) format. If you select the HTML format, we may place a one-pixel gif to determine whether or not readers viewed the email. This process does not leave any information on your computer, nor does it collect information from your computer. The New York Times may share this data with others in aggregate only. 

	EMAILS FROM YOU. If you send us emails, you should be aware that information disclosed in emails may not be secure or encrypted and thus may be available to others. We suggest that you exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal or confidential information in emails. We will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments. 

	EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FEATURE. readers may use this feature to email links to articles (or other content such as slideshows). The email addresses that you supply to this service are saved for your convenience for future articles you may wish to email; these addresses are not used for any other purpose, and will not be shared with any third parties. 




	THE NEW YORK TIMES HOME DELIVERY WEB ACCOUNT. You may update and/or edit your Home Delivery account information online at the Home Delivery website by clicking on the link for Update Account. Should you require assistance, please call our toll free number, 1-800-NYTIMES. 

	MANAGE YOUR NYTIMES.COM ACCOUNT IN THE MY ACCOUNT AREA. You may review and update your membership or account information and access your transaction history in the My Account area. 

	There are a number of things you can do in the My Account area to ensure your personal information is accurate and up to date. For one, you can update the information you provided during the free registration process. The Email Preferences tab is the place to go to sign up for our email newsletters and manage your delivery options. To gain access to the areas of the My Account area containing personal information, you will be asked to re-enter your password. If you do not remember your password, you can reset your password here. If you need further assistance, please contact Customer Service. 

	MANAGE YOUR NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE STORE ACCOUNT. Manage and update your account by logging in at Simply click on the "My Account" section at the top of the navigational bar and proceed to "Edit Profile". You may securely update your shipping information, email address and password registered to the account. Should you require assistance, please call us at 800-671-4332. 

	MANAGE YOUR NEW YORK TIMES EVENTS ACCOUNT. Events include TimesTalks, Great Read in the Park, Arts and Leisure Weekend, Sunday with The Magazine, The New York Times Travel Show. To subscribe or unsubscribe from The New York Times Events email newsletter, please visit Enter your email address in the field provided, select "unsubscribe" and click "submit." 




	If, at any time, you prefer not to receive email marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email, or: 

	1. Click here to remove your email address from any future promotional email campaigns originated by The New York Times Home Delivery Department and its third party affiliates. 

	2. Click here to manage your email subscriptions from These include Today's Headlines, Ticketwatch, DealBook, Sophisticated Shopper, Movies Update, etc. 

	3. Click here to log in to your New York Times Online Store account and then click the UNSUBSCRIBE FROM NEWSLETTER button. 

	4. Click here to manage your subscription to The New York Times Events Newsletter (TimesTalks, Great Read in the Park, Arts and Leisure Weekend, Sunday with The Magazine, The New York Times Travel Show). 

	If you experience difficulty with the unsubscribe process, feel free to contact us at and provide your email address along with the name of the newsletter from which you would like to unsubscribe. 


	If, at any time, you prefer not to receive mail or telephone solicitations originated by The New York Times Home Delivery Department, or if you prefer that we do not share this information with third parties for marketing purposes, please email us at or write to us at Customer Care, P.O. Box 8041, Davenport, IA 52808-8041. If you are a current newspaper subscriber, please remember to include your account number and phone number in the body of your email or letter, and if you choose to opt-out via email, please put "Opt-out" in the subject line. 



	To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the information. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. 




	Compliance With Legal Process

	We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the NYT Services; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions). 


	COPPA COMPLIANCE. Except for The Learning Network (see below), The New York Times does not knowingly collect or store any personal information about children under the age of 13. 

	THE LEARNING NETWORK. The Learning Network is a free service for parents, teachers and students, and does not require registration. The Student Connections section is specifically directed at students, grades 6 to 12. Within this section, the Ask a Reporter page and the Student Letters page allow students to either send a question to a Times reporter or submit a letter to the editor, providing their first name, grade, state/country and, optionally, their email address. The information requested on these pages is used solely for participation in these activities, and is not shared or sold to third parties. If an email address is provided, it will only be used for a one-time response back to the child. After responding to the child, the email address is deleted. Access to the above services is not conditioned on more information than is reasonably necessary to provide the services. Because we're concerned about a parent's right to consent to the collection and use of their child's personal information, when a question or letter is published, only the student's first name, grade and state/country appear on the site. To request removal of this information (non-personally identifiable) or to review or remove the optional email address (personal information collected), please use this form to contact the Learning Network. 

	These children's guidelines have been developed with the recognition that Internet technology evolves rapidly and that underlying business models are still not established. Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change. In the unlikely event of such changes they will be posted on this page. If the changes represent a material departure from our current practice with respect to the use of children's personal information, the changes will be posted on this page thirty days prior to taking effect and will not affect children's personal information previously collected. 

	For any questions concerning The Learning Network, please contact Katherine Schulten,, 620 Eighth Avenue, 9th floor, New York, NY 10018. Telephone: (212) 556-8391. 


	Under the California “Shine The Light” law, California residents may opt-out of the NYT’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As detailed above, you may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request in writing to Customer Care, P.O. Box 8041, Davenport, IA 52808-8041 or by emailing us at It is important to note that this opt-out does not prohibit disclosures made for non-marketing purposes. 


	This Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. Any such changes will be posted on this page. If we make a significant or material change in the way we use your personal information, the change will be posted on this page thirty (30) days prior to taking effect and registered users will be notified via email. 







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