A+E Factual Studios, LLC

PRIVACY NOTICE

Effective June 16, 2023 (“Effective Date”)

A+E Factual Studios, LLC (collectively, “A+E Factual Studios” or “we” or “us”) and its affiliates respects your right to privacy. This Privacy Notice (this “Notice”) provides details surrounding our collection, use and processing of personal information on https://www.aefactualstudios.com (the “Site”), which is intended for access and use by a United States audience only.

1. SCOPE OF THIS NOTICE

The Notice below explains how A+E Factual Studios collects, uses, and shares personal information about you when you interact with our Site, the measures we take to protect your personal information, and how to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Please read this Notice carefully to understand our practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.

2. TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY

We collect the following categories of information when you use the Site:

Information that you provide voluntarily

Certain parts of our Site may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily. For example, we may collect the following:

  • Contact information, including name and email address; and
  • Correspondence you send to us.

Information that we collect automatically

When you visit our Site, we may collect certain information automatically from you, such as information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser type, broad geographic location (e.g., country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed, links clicked and the date and time of those clicks, content you interact with on our Site, pages you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.

Ways we use personal information

We use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To enable us to provide and maintain our Site, including Site administration and internal operations such as analytics, troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • To improve the quality, security, and relevance of our Site to our visitors;
  • To carry out market research and to improve existing or develop new products and services;
  • To notify you about changes to our Site;
  • To keep our Site safe and secure; and
  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements.

In general, we will use the personal information we collect from you only for the purposes described in this Notice, or for purposes that we explain to you at the time we collect your personal information.

3. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may share or disclose your personal information with the following categories of recipients:

  • To our affiliates, group companies, or an actual or potential buyer (in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business).
  • To our vendors, service providers and partners who provide data processing services to us (for example, to support the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of our Site, or who otherwise process personal information on our behalf for the purposes that are described in this Notice or notified to you when we collect your personal information.
  • To law enforcement, regulatory, government agency, court or other third-party where disclosure is necessary (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation, (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights or those of our customers or other third parties, or (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person.
  • To any other person with your consent to the disclosure.

4. STORAGE AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information. You should understand that no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, accurate, complete, or current.

5. COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

What are cookies and how are they used on the Site?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Our Site may use cookies and similar technologies to enable certain features and functionality of our Site, and for technical reasons to operate our Site.

Cookies can be disabled or removed by tools that are available in most commercial browsers. The preference for each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options.

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Web beacons, sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs,” are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Site or monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Site to another. This allows us, for example, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to improve site performance, or to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, therefore declining cookies will impair their functioning.

6. INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

This Site is intended for a United States audience. However, our group companies, third-party service providers and partners may operate around the world, therefore, your personal information may be transferred to or processed in countries other than the United States. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country (and, in some cases, may not be as protective). Where required by applicable data protection law(s), we have implemented appropriate safeguards with our third-party service providers and partners regarding processing personal information.

7. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

Our Site may contain links to websites and apps operated by a third party. If you follow a link to any third-party website or app, please note that the privacy notice of that third party will apply. We are not responsible for the collection, use or sharing of your information by these third parties.

8. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS (FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA ONLY)

If you reside in California, you may have certain rights regarding your personal information, including to request access to or deletion of your personal information. In addition, Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code requires select businesses to disclose policies relating to the sharing of certain categories of your Personal Information with third parties. If you have provided your Personal Information to A+E Networks, you may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year.

You, or your authorized agent, may submit requests to exercise your California privacy rights by contacting us at one of the following addresses:

  • E-mail: privacy@aenetworks.com or
  • Mail: A&E Television Networks, LLC
    Attn: Privacy and Compliance Counsel -California Privacy Rights
    235 East 45th Street
    New York, NY 10017

When permitted under applicable data protection law, we may require you to verify your identity, or verify that you have given your authorized agent written permission to submit a request on your behalf. We reserve our right not to respond to requests in accordance with applicable law, such as requests which are improperly labeled or sent, which do not have complete information, or which do not verify the requester’s identity or authorization of an agent, when applicable.

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested).

9. CHANGES TO OUR NOTICE

You can see when this Notice was last updated by checking the “Effective Date” displayed at the top of this Notice.

We may update this Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical, or business developments. When we update our Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make and as required by applicable data protection law(s).

10. CONTACT US

Questions, comments, and requests regarding this Notice are welcomed and should be addressed to:

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