1. ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES AND ADVERTISING
We and certain service providers operating on our behalf collect information about your activity, or activity on devices associated with you, on our sites and applications using tracking technologies such as cookies, Flash cookies, pixels, tags, software development kits, application program interfaces, and Web beacons. Definitions for some of the tracking technologies listed, as well as information about your choices with respect to them, are available below. This tracking data may be used for many purposes including, for example, to:
- Provide useful features to simplify your experience when you return to our sites and applications (for example, remembering your shipping information for future purchases);
- Deliver relevant content and advertising based on your preferences, usage patterns and location;
- Monitor, evaluate, and optimize the use and operation of our sites and applications; and
- Analyze traffic on our sites and on the sites of third parties.
We may collect information whether or not you are logged in or registered, and may associate this tracking data with your registration account (if you have one), in which case we will treat it as personal information. Service providers that collect tracking data on our behalf may provide an opportunity for you to choose not to be tracked online.
Advertisers and third parties also may collect information about your activity on our sites and applications, on devices associated with you, and on third-party sites and applications using tracking technologies. Tracking data collected by these advertisers and third parties is used to decide which ads you see both on our sites and applications and on third-party sites and applications.
Some states provide residents or, in some cases, their authorized agents, with the right to opt out of the “selling” or “sharing” of their “personal information”, or of “targeted advertising” based on their “personal information.” To submit a request to opt out you may click the “Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information” link in our website footers or in our application settings. Please note that your opt-out choice is specific to the digital property and to the device and browser you are using. If you access other digital properties of The Walt Disney Family of Companies, you will need to make a separate election for each. Also, if you clear your cookies on your browser or use another browser or device, you may need to opt out again. Importantly, you may also choose to provide the information requested in this opt out form, which may enable us to take action on your opt-out request more broadly than for a specific digital property, including on properties where you are an authenticated guest. If you are a Hulu subscriber you can opt out in your account settings on the Hulu website. After logging into your account, go to “Privacy and Settings” in account settings and click on “US Privacy Rights” and follow the instructions.
You may also choose to opt out of targeted advertising directly with many ad networks and partners, data exchanges, and marketing analytics and other digital advertising and marketing service providers. You may also be able to choose to control targeted advertising on other websites and platforms that you visit. In addition, you may choose to control targeted advertising you receive within applications by using the settings and controls on your devices (for example, by re-setting your mobile device’s advertising identifier and/or opting out of interest-based ads). We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising.
When you view video content or ads, such as on the Disney+ and Hulu services, we may permit the use of third-party measurement software that enables third parties (such as Nielsen) to include your viewing activity in calculating measurement statistics such as TV Ratings. To learn more about your choices with respect to Nielsen measurement software, please see the information we have provided in Your Controls and Choices.
2. ONLINE TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Examples of online tracking technologies include:
3. DO NOT TRACK
You or your authorized agent may choose to enable online, where available, a universal tool that automatically communicates your opt-out preferences, such as the Global Privacy Control (“GPC”). We will process the GPC signal as a request to opt out.