We are committed to building, improving, and expanding some of the best brands online – or anywhere, for that matter.
We collect and receive information about you and your device when you give it to us directly, when you use our Services, and from certain third-party sources.
The information we collect and receive is used to provide our Services, to improve our Services, and to offer effective advertising, which helps us keep most of our Services free.
MayBe share your personal information in limited circumstances, including when we have your consent to do so or when sharing is necessary to comply with the law. Our agents and contractors may have access to your information, but only to perform services for us. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We may, however, share non-personally identifiable information with select business partners.
Our ability to provide free content and services depends on advertising. Some of our ads are displayed based on the page visited, but many of our ads are targeted to you based on your interests and other information we have about you. We want you to understand how internet advertising works and offer resources and choices.
You can opt-out of the use of your data for interest-based advertising.
We offer Marketing Preferences to control how we communicate offers to you.
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Registered users can manage their accounts at My Account.
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Individual products or services may offer additional controls or preferences.
We use the information we collect and receive for the following general purposes:
To provide our Services. We use the information we collect and receive to provide you with the Services you use or request. For example:
f you request local movie show times from Moviefone, we might use your location information to provide you with times at nearby theaters;
If you sign up to receive the daily headlines from Huffington Post, we'll use your email address to deliver them to you; and If you ask us to remember your login information for AOL Services, we'll use information stored in cookies when you return to those websites.
To improve our Services. We also use the information we collect and receive to provide content and advertising that people are likely to find relevant and engaging. For example:
If we notice that Huffington Post users in general prefer national political commentary, we might put that content in a special place on the website or in the app;
Many of our Services are supported by advertising, and some of our Services provide advertising on our websites and apps, and on third-party websites and apps. We use the information we collect and receive to make the advertising we provide more effective. Some of the ways we do this are:
Showing you ads based on your online activities, such as the websites and applications you use, the content you view, and the searches you submit on those applications
Limiting the number of times you see the same ad; and
Measuring the effectiveness of the ads we serve.