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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 1, 2023

TEGNA Inc. (together with its affiliates, “շұ”we,” “us” or “our”) is a national media company that owns and operates broadcast media channels, such as local television and radio stations, as well as certain other lines of business, including our service. This “Privacy Policy” describes how we collect, use, and share personal information from the following online services (collectively, the “Services”): (a) our branded websites, mobile apps, connected TV apps, and other digital properties to which this Privacy Policy is posted, and (b) internet streaming platforms operated by third-party content partners on which Premion delivers advertising. Except as expressly provided in this Privacy Policy, it does not apply to information you provide to us offline or through other means.

You can access this Privacy Policy online at www.tegna.com/privacy-policy as well as from the websites of our affiliates.

California Notice at Collection. California residents can find important information regarding the personal information we collect and their privacy rights in the Your Privacy Rights section below.

Table of Contents

 

Personal Information We Collect

Information you provide to us. We may collect some or all of the following types of personal information about you that you provide to us when you use the Services:

  • Contact data, such as your first and last name, email address, mailing addresses, phone number, professional title and/or company name.
  • Registration data, such as information that you submit when you complete an online registration form to access and use certain features of our Services (e.g., our email newsletters), sign up for an audiocast or podcast, or enter contests, sweepstakes, or promotions.
  • Communications that we exchange when you contact us with questions, feedback, or otherwise.
  • Marketing data, such as the email address or contact details that we use to send marketing communications to you, your marketing preferences, and information about your responses to our marketing communications.
  • Other information. We may also collect other categories of personal information for uses in accordance with this Privacy Policy or otherwise described at the time of collection.

Data from other sources.We may combine personal information we receive from you with personal information we obtain from other sources, such as:

  • Content partners, such as internet streaming platforms and networks with which Premion has relationships, that provide us information about their streaming audiences’ devices and viewing activity, which we use to help our advertisers deliver advertising that is more likely to be relevant to their viewers’ interests.
  • Data providers, such as information services and data licensors.
  • Publicly-available sources, such as social media platforms.
  • Business partners, such as joint marketing partners and event co-sponsors.

Data collected automatically. We, our service providers, and third-party partners may automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your activity over time on the Services and other online services, such as:

  • Device data, such as your computer or mobile device operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model, browser type, screen resolution, IP address, unique identifiers (e.g., Apple’s ID for Advertising or Google’s Advertising ID), general location information (such as city or state), and precise geolocation (if you permit our Services to access it from your device settings).
  • Online activity data, such as the website you visited before browsing to our website, pages, or screens you viewed on the Services, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and duration of access.

Cookies. Some of our automatic data collection is facilitated by cookies and other technologies. Cookies are small data files placed on your computer when you visit a site. We may set cookies when you use the Services to track user trends and patterns, help you navigate between pages efficiently, remember your preferences and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies used on the Services may also be set by analytics service providers and advertising partners. In addition to cookies, the Services and our emails may use pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) to compile statistics about use of the Services, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and indicate whether recipients of our emails open or click links within them.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use your personal information for the following purposes and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:

Service delivery. We may use your personal information to:

  • provide, operate, and improve the Services;
  • communicate with you about the Services, including by sending you announcements, updates, and support and administrative messages; and
  • provide support for the Services, and respond to your requests, questions, and feedback.

Research and development. We may use your personal information to administer surveys and other market research and for other research and development purposes, including to analyze and improve the Services and our business. As part of these activities, we may create anonymous data (including aggregated and/or de-identified data) from personal information we collect. We convert personal information we collect into anonymous data by removing information that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We will maintain and use deidentified information in deidentified form and not attempt to reidentify it, except for purposes of testing to ensure that the information has been adequately deidentified. We may use this anonymous data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Services and promote our business.

Marketing and Targeted Advertising. We may send you TEGNA-related and or other marketing communications via email and other channels as permitted by law. We also work with third-party advertising partners who use cookies and other technologies to help us advertise our services. These advertisements are delivered by our advertising partners and may be targeted based on your geographic area and activity on the Services and other online services. To learn more about your choices in connection with advertisements, please see the section below titled Advertising choices.

Compliance and operations. We may use your personal information to:

  • operate our business;
  • comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities;
  • protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, safety, or property (including by making and defending legal claims);
  • enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Services; and
  • prevent, identify, investigate and deter fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity, including cyberattacks and identity theft.

How We Share Your Personal Information

We may share your personal information with the following parties and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection:

Affiliates. Our corporate parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates, for purposes consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Service providers. Companies and individuals that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the Services or our business, such as customer service and support providers; technology providers (including technology support, web hosting providers, email and text communications providers, and mobile app developers); shipping and fulfillment service providers; survey and market research providers; advertising and marketing partners; and analytics services providers.

Advertising partners. Third-party advertising companies:

  • that collect information about your activity on the Services and other online services to help us advertise our services; and
  • who use our Premion service to deliver targeted commercials and advertisements to our content partners’ viewers, as described above.

Business Partners. Third parties with which we co-sponsor events or promotions, with which we jointly offer products or services, or whose products or services may be of interest to you.

Professional advisors. Professional advisors, such as lawyers, auditors, bankers, and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.

Authorities and others. Law enforcement, government authorities, central banks and private parties, as we believe necessary or appropriate for the compliance and operations purposes described above.

Business transferees. Acquiring and other relevant parties (and their advisors) to business transactions (or potential transactions) involving a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization, sale or other disposition of all or any portion of the business, assets, or equity interests in TEGNA or our affiliates (including, in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties on our Services, that information may be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.

Retention

The length of time we retain particular categories of personal information is determined based on whether it is sufficient to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, including to satisfy legal, regulatory, accounting, or reporting requirements, establish or defend legal claims, enforce our agreements, resolve disputes or fraud prevention. We may either delete or anonymize personal information we no longer require.

Your Choices

Your privacy rights. You can make certain requests regarding your personal information as described in the section below entitled “Your Privacy Rights.”

Opt-out of marketing emails. You may opt out of marketing-related emails by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email. You may continue to receive Services-related and other non-marketing emails.

Text message alerts. We may offer text news alerts for your phone or wireless device via short message service (“SMS”) or similar technology. You must register with us to receive this service, which may require providing us your name, telephone number, and other personal information. You can cancel or modify your alerts by accessing your account through the Services or by texting “STOP” to the number associated with the text news alert. Message and data rates may apply for this service.

Advertising choices. You can limit use of your information for targeted advertising by:

  • Browser settings. Blocking third party cookies in your browser settings.
  • Ad industry tools. Opting out of targeted ads from companies participating in the following industry opt-out programs:
    • Network Advertising Initiative:
    • Digital Advertising Alliance: optout.aboutads.info.
    • AppChoices mobile app, available at , which will allow you to opt-out of interest-based ads in mobile apps served by participating members of the Digital Advertising Alliance.
  • Mobile settings. Using your mobile device settings to limit use of the advertising ID associated with your mobile device for targeted advertising purposes.

You will need to apply these opt-out settings on each device and in each browser from which you wish to opt-out.

Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals except where we expressly indicate otherwise. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit .

Cookies. Most browsers let you remove and/or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, our Services may not work properly. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your browser and how to manage and delete them, visit .

Declining to provide information. We need to collect personal information to provide certain Services. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide those Services.

Other Sites and Services

The Services may contain links to other websites and online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or other online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third party websites or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions.

We also make our third-party partners’ content, products or services available through our Services, whereby our partners’ brands appear on the Services in connection with such content, products or services. We may share with our partners information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that are made available in cooperation with our partner. In some cases, the partner may collect information from you directly, in which cases the privacy policy of our partner applies to the partner’s use of your information. For example, we make our audiocasts available through a third-party host. When you register for an audiocast, the host will collect information from you directly and will share it with us. The host will provide its privacy policy at the point of registration.

The privacy policy of our partners may differ from ours. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of one of our partners, you should contact the partner directly for more information.

Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We employ organizational, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect. However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.

International Data Transfers

Our Services are intended to be used only by residents of the United States.
We are headquartered in the United States, and your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other locations outside of your state, province, or country where privacy laws may not be as protective.

Children

Our services are not intended for children under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under 16. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a user under the age of 16 as part of the Services, we will delete such information from our records.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Policy and posting it on the applicable Service(s). Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our posting the modified version (or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting). In all cases, your continued use of the Services after the posting of any modified Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.

Your Privacy Rights

Residents of certain states (e.g., California, Virginia) have the rights described below under state privacy laws. However, we honor requests described in this section from all users of our digital properties who reside in the United States, regardless of your state of residence.

For purposes of this section, “personal information” has the meaning given to “personal data”, “personal information” or similar terms under the applicable privacy laws of the state in which you reside.

You have the following rights:

  • Information. You have the right to know what personal information we have collected about you, including the categories of personal information, the categories of sources from which the personal information is collected, the business or commercial purpose for collecting and any selling or sharing personal information, the categories of personal information that we sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed, sold or shared the personal information.
  • Access. You can request a copy of certain personal information that we have collected about you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • Deletion. You can ask us to delete certain personal information that we maintain about you.
  • Correction. You can ask us to correct inaccurate personal information that we maintain about you.
  • Opt-out of tracking for targeted advertising purposes. You can opt-out of certain processing of your personal information for targeted advertising purposes. California law classifies our use of some targeted advertising services as “sharing” of your personal information with those services from which you have the right to opt-out. You can request to opt-out of this activity . You can also turn on the Global Privacy Control (GPC) to opt out of the “sharing” of your personal information through websites in each participating browser that you use. Learn more at the website.
  • Opt-out of sales of personal information. You can opt-out of any sales of your personal information for monetary or other valuable consideration.
  • Nondiscrimination. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination as prohibited by applicable privacy laws.

How to Exercise Your Rights. You may exercise your privacy rights described above as follows:

  • You can request to exercise your information, access, deletion, and correction rights by:
    • calling us toll free at 1-888-TEGNAPR (1-888-834-6277)
    • emailing privacy@tegna.com
    • .

Verification of Identity; Authorized Agents. We may need to verify your identity to process your information, access, deletion, and correction requests, and we reserve the right to confirm your residency. To verify your identity, we may require authentication into your account on the Services, government identification, a declaration under penalty of perjury or other information, where permitted by law. Furthermore, your authorized agent may make a request on your behalf upon our verification of the agent’s identity and our receipt of a copy of a valid power of attorney given to your authorized agent pursuant to applicable state law. If you have not provided your agent with such a power of attorney, we may ask you and/or your agent to take additional steps permitted by law to verify that your request is authorized, such as information required to verify your identity and that you have given the authorized agent permission to submit the request.

The rights described above are subject to exemptions and, in certain cases, we may decline your request as permitted by law. We cannot process your request if you do not provide us with sufficient detail to allow us to understand and respond to it. You can ask to appeal any denial of your request in the same manner through which you may submit a request.

Additional Information for California Residents

This section provides disclosures required by California law about information practices currently and during the past 12 months.

Personal Information that We Collect, Use and Disclose. The list below summarizes our collection, use and disclosure practices for each category of personal information listed above in the Personal Information We Collect section. We may also disclose personal information to professional advisors, authorities and others, and business transferees as described above in the How we Share Your Personal Information section of this Privacy Policy. 

Contact Data

  • Sources: You
  • Purposes: Service delivery, Research and development, Marketing, Compliance and operations
  • Third parties to whom we disclose for business purposes: Affiliates, Business partners, Service providers
  • Third parties with whom we share for targeted advertising: Advertising partners

Registration Data

  • Sources: You
  • Purposes: Service delivery, Research and development, Marketing, Compliance and operations
  • Third parties with whom we disclose for business purposes: Affiliates, Business partners, Service providers
  • Third parties with whom we share for targeted advertising: None

Communications

  • Sources: You
  • Purposes: Service delivery, Research and development, Marketing, Compliance and operations
  • Third parties with whom we disclose for business purposes: Affiliates, Business partners, Service providers
  • Third parties with whom we share for targeted advertising: None

Marketing Data

  • Sources: You, Automatic collection
  • Purposes: Service delivery, Research and development, Marketing, Compliance and operations
  • Third parties with whom we disclose for business purposes: Affiliates, Business partners, Service providers
  • Third parties with whom we share for targeted advertising: Advertising partners

Device Data

  • Sources: You, Automatic collection
  • Purposes: Service delivery, Research and development, Marketing, Compliance and operations
  • Third parties with whom we disclose for business purposes: Affiliates, Service Providers
  • Third parties with whom we share for targeted advertising: Advertising partners

Online Activity Data

  • Sources: You, Automatic collection
  • Purposes: Service delivery, Research and development, Marketing, Compliance and operations
  • Third parties with whom we disclose for business purposes: Affiliates, Business partners, Service providers
  • Third parties with whom we share for targeted advertising: Advertising partners

Data Derived from the Above Listed Information

  • Sources: May be derived from the information listed above
  • Purposes: Service delivery, Research and development, Marketing, Compliance and operations
  • Third parties with whom we disclose for business purposes: Affiliates, Service Providers
  • Third parties with whom we share for targeted advertising: Advertising partners

California Categories of Personal Information. California law requires that we describe to California residents the categories of personal information we collect by reference to certain categories described in Cal. Civ. Code Section 1798.140(v). All categories described in this Privacy Policy include “identifiers” and “customer records”, Registration Data includes “commercial information”, Device Data and Online Activity Data include “internet or other electronic network activity information”; any credentials you use to access the Service and your device’s precise geolocation are “sensitive personal information”; and Data Derived from the Above Listed Information includes “inferences”.

Sale of Personal Information/Use of Sensitive Personal Information. We do not sell personal information of California residents as “sell” is defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act, except to the extent that the “sharing” of personal information for targeted advertising described above constitutes a “sale” of personal information. We do not use or disclose sensitive personal information (as defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act) of California residents for purposes subject to consumer limitation rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act. We do not have actual knowledge that we have sold or shared the personal information of California residents under 16 years of age.

Shine the Light / Your California Privacy Rights. Under California’s Shine the Light Law (California Civil Code Section 1798.83), California residents may also ask companies with whom you have formed a business relationship primarily for personal, family or household purposes to provide the names of third parties to which they have disclosed certain personal information (as defined in the Shine the Light Law) during the preceding year for their own direct marketing purposes. California residents may send requests for this information to privacy@tegna.com. For all requests, you must put the statement “Shine the Light Request” in the body of your request, and provide your first and last name. Please also indicate in your request the name of the website or other digital service to which your request applies. We are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

How to Contact Us

Please direct any questions or comments to:

TEGNA
8350 Broad Street
Suite 2000
Tysons, VA 22102
Attention: Legal Department (Privacy)
Email: privacy@tegna.com