CNN – Privacy

CNN is part of the Turner Broadcasting System Inc. CNN shares your information with its affiliates, for example AT&T, Warner Media, and other unaffiliated third-parties.

Personal data collected

When you register with CNN, they collect your personal data. Also when you vote in polls, enter contests, order products, subscribe to their emails or texts, or use their forums, you share information with them. The information collected can include your name, email address, phone number, fax number and credit card information. If you decide to order a gift for someone, they collect their information as well. They automatically collect your IP address, browser information, operating system, internet service provider, device identifiers, mobile network, websites you visit within CNN, websites you have visited before and after visiting CNN, location information, content and ads you have viewed and clicked on, and GPS.

Personal data usage

CNN uses data to:

  • Provide you with their services.
  • Email you about your account or their services.
  • Send you letters and notifications.
  • Tell you if you have won a contest.
  • Answer any questions you may have.
  • Provide you with any technical support you may need.
  • Prevent fraud and protect your safety.
  • Send you targeted ads.
  • Send you offers.
  • Personalize their content towards your interests.
  • Analyze how you use their services.
  • Send cards, gifts, invitations or emails to those you’ve provided email addresses for.
  • Personalize your experience with their website and app.
  • Contact you through any social media you have provided them.
  • Send you exclusive content.
  • Send you news, rewards, and special offers.
  • Share your information with third-parties.

Cookies and similar tech

CNN uses cookies, web beacons, Software Development Kits (SDKs) and other similar technologies to advertise to you and provide their services. They also work with their partners to help them advertise to you and provide analytics about their ads. CNN also analyzes how you use their ads, for example what ones you have viewed, which ones you have clicked on, and so on. They also use these technologies to see how you interact with their website and app. This also allows you to save your password on their website and in the app, keep you logged in, allow you to use their shopping carts, and show you content relevant to your location and interests. They do not respond to Do Not Track signals.

CNN account

With a CNN account you can sign up for CNN All Access and download the app. It requires a subscription fee, but you can watch exclusive TV shows on their app along with previous episodes of their other TV shows.

Data shared with CNN

User ID App Information YES
Username App Information YES
Types of content you view App Information YES
Types of content you engage with App Information YES
People you are connected to App Information YES
IP address Device YES
Language and time zone Device YES
Browser type Device YES
Name of your mobile operator or ISP Device YES
Device locations Device YES
Device identifiers Device YES
Device settings Device YES
Hardware version Device YES
Signal strength Device
Operating system Device YES
Battery strength Device
Billing details Payment OPTIONAL
Shipping and contact details Payment OPTIONAL
Credit or debit card number Payment OPTIONAL
Gender Personal Information OPTIONAL
Name Personal Information OPTIONAL
Information provided by third-party entity Third-party YES
Message sent to you Third-party YES
Login time Time
Sign-up time Time
Duration of your activities Time YES
Frequency of your activities Time YES

How to protect your privacy

There are different ways you can protect your privacy with CNN.

  • Opt out of marketing emails.
  • Opt out of interest-based advertising.
  • Turn off cookies in your browser.
  • Do not sign up for a CNN account.
  • Do not download the app.
  • Do not sign into the app.

How to contact CNN about your privacy

You can email CNN’s privacy department or send them postal mail:

E-mail Administration

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Attention: Privacy Policy Coordinator

One CNN Center, 13 North

Atlanta, GA 30303