Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is between you and CSC Holdings, LLC, its affiliates and subsidiaries, including N12N, LLC (“News12”, “we”, or “us”). This Privacy Policy explains our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used when you access our service (the “News12 Service”), which allows consumers to have access to and view certain on-demand content and live-streaming content (“News12 Content”). The News12 Service includes www.News12.com (the “Site”), the News12 Content and our mobile and OTT apps (the “News12 Apps”, each a “News12 App”)

Regional News12 channel(s) (the “News12 Channel(s)”) are also broadcast on Cable Provider systems in the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area. Your access to and viewing of the News12 Channels is subject to your Cable Provider’s privacy policy. For Optimum subscribers, that policy is found here.

Any capitalized term not defined herein shall have the meaning given to them in the associated Terms of Service available at https://News12.com/terms.

  1. DEFINITIONS. This is what we mean when we use the following terms in this Privacy Policy:

a. “Altice” refers to Altice USA, Inc. News12 is a subsidiary of Altice. Other Altice subsidiaries and brands include Optimum, Service Electric, Suddenlink, Altice Mobile, i24News and a4. You can learn more about Altice by visiting http://www.alticeusa.com/.

b. “a4” refers to a4 Media, LLC, which is an affiliate of Altice and News12. You can learn more about a4 by visiting www.a4media.com.

c. “Cable Provider” is a cable tv provider that carries New12 Channel(s) on its systems. Current Cable Providers include Optimum, Service Electric and third party Cable Providers including Spectrum Networks and Verizon Fios.

d. “Third Party Platform” is a third-party platform or service (e.g. AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Android, iOS) through which Subscribers can access and stream News12 Content via a channel and/or platform specific version of a News12 App.

e. “Subscriber” means a consumer who receives News12 Channel(s) through their Cable Provider and who creates and/or logs into a a News12 account to allow live streaming of the News12 Content on the Site and/or in the News12 App (an “Account”).

f. “User” means a non-logged in visitor to the Site or non-logged in user of a News12 App.

g. “Information” means the information we collect about you and your use of the News12 Service. It includes information you provide to us, information we collect when you use the Site or News12 App, and information provided to us by third parties. Depending on how it is used or shared, some Information can be PII or De-identified Information, as those terms are defined below.

h. “Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII” means information that directly identifies or can reasonably be used to identify a particular individual (for example, email address). PII does not include De-identified Information.

i. “De-identified Information” or “Anonymous Information” is information that does not directly identify and cannot be reasonably linked to a particular individual. We treat IP addresses and other unique identifiers – such as cookie IDs, advertising IDs, device IDs and household IDs – as De-identified Information when they cannot reasonably be used to identify a particular individual. We also consider aggregated information and Device Identifiable Information to be De-identified Information.

j. “Device Identifiable Information” or “DII” is a type of De-identified Information that directly identifies or can reasonably be used to identify a specific browser, device, or group of devices, but doesn’t directly identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify a specific individual.

k. “Usage and Device Information” means information about your use of the News12 Service, including your accessing, viewing, and downloading of News12 Content, which includes information about your use of our Site and the News12 App. This includes your activities, your IP address, your browser type, your Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, your operating system or device type, date/time stamps, and related metadata. It also means information about your mobile device collected when the device interacts with the News12 Service, including unique device ID (including MAC ID and other identifiers), device type, device status, device serial number, and information about the settings, configurations, and software on your device.

l. “Service Provider(s)” means third party vendor(s) that perform services on our behalf in connection with the offering, operation and provision of the News12 Service or other legitimate business activities, for example, authentication, fraud prevention, customer service, analytics, and advertising and marketing services.

  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT. We collect Information about you and your associated devices when you provide it to uswhen you use the News12 Service, when you visit the News12 Site, or from third parties..

a. Information You Provide To Us: When you create an Account or otherwise communicate with us, we collect the Information you provide to us which may include PII, such as your user name and a password. Optimum Subscribers may log into their Account using their Optimum ID and password. Subscribers of other Cable Providers may create Accounts using their Cable Provider email addressor other log in credentials.

b. Information We Collect When You Use the News12 Service: When you use the Site or News12 App as a Subscriber or User, we and our Service Providers automatically collect Usage and Device Information.

c. Information Collected via Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Technologies: We and our Service Providers use web tracking technologies known as “cookies”, and “Clear GIFs” (also known as "web beacons," "Internet tags," “pixels” or "pixel tags") to collect additional information about your interaction with the News12 Site. A cookie is a small encrypted computer code added to a file on your computer as a record of your visit. It does not collect or provide your name or any other personal information about you, but can be used to recognize your device or computer when you return as a repeat visitor to our Site. Clear GIFs are lines of code that allow websites to summarize overall visitor usage patterns and to provide personalized services. When we post videos, we and our Service Providers may use local shared objects, known as “Flash Cookies,” to store your preferences for volume control or to personalize certain video features.

d. Information Provided by Third Parties. If you are an Optimum Subscriber, we may obtain additional Information from third parties to supplement the Information we collect from you as described in the Optimum Customer Privacy Notice. We may combine this Information with Information that we collect from you and about your use of the News12 Service.

e. Information collected from Children. We do not knowingly solicit children to purchase or use our services or products and do not knowingly collect PII from anyone under the age of 13. In order to create an Account with News12, an individual must be at least 13 years of age. Children older than 13 but younger than 18 must have the consent of the child's parent or guardian to use the News12 Service. If you believe that we might have any Personal Data from a child under 13, please contact us at news12support@News12.com.

m. “First Party Advertising” is advertising or marketing communications for News12 or Altice products and services, including those offered under the i24News, Altice Mobile, Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

n “Third Party Advertising” is advertising or marketing communications for a third party (including, for example, for non-Altice products and services).

  1. HOW WE USE INFORMATION. We use the Information we collect for legitimate business activities, including: 1) to provide and improve the News12 Service, 2) to communicate with you, and 3) for advertising and marketing.

a. To Provide and Improve the Service: We use the Information we collect to conduct business activities related to providing you with the News12 Service, including: 1) establishing your Account; 2) authenticating access to your Account; 3) account administration; 4) service delivery; 5) maintenance and operations, including management of the network and devices supporting our service and our systems; 6) technical support; 7) hardware and software upgrades for devices and systems; 8) understanding the use of the News12 Service; 9) improving our services and identifying and developing new features, products and services; 10) internal analytics and reporting; 11) detecting the unauthorized reception, use, or abuse of the News12 Service and to protect our Uers and Subscribers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of, or subscription to, the News12 Service; 12) protecting our rights, our personnel, and our property; and 13) complying with applicable law.

b. To Communicate with You: We also use the Information we collect to deliver and personalize our communications with you. For example, we may use the Account information you provide us to inform you of News12 Service updates or in connection with other activities related to the News12 Service.

c. For Advertising and Marketing. We also use the Information we collect to send you promotional communications for the News12 Service and to enable the delivery of First Party Advertising and Third Party Advertising we think may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of some marketing communications from us as outlined in Section 6 below.

d. Use of De-identified Information. Our collection, use, and disclosure of De-identified Information is subject to our discretion and is not subject to any of the restrictions in this Privacy Policy.

  1. WHEN AND WITH WHOM WE MAY SHARE INFORMATION. We only disclose PII as described in this Privacy Policy. We may share your Information with the following types of parties:

a. Authorized Parties With Your Consent. We may disclose PII about you to third parties with your consent.

b. Service Providers. We may share your PII with our Service Providers. For example, we may use third party analytics services to collect data about usage of our services. We also use a third party authentication service to ensure that individuals seeking to access News12 Content are authorized to do so. These Service Providers are authorized to use your PII only as necessary to provide these services on our behalf.

c. Altice Affiliated Businesses. We may share Information, including PII, with our employees, agents, and affiliates within the family of Altice companies, brands and businesses (including Optimum, Suddenlink, Altice Mobile, Service Electric, i24News and a4) in connection with the provision of the News12 Service or the products or services of these affiliates, or for First Party Advertising or Third Party Advertising purposes. We may also share Information, including PII, in the event of a merger, acquisition or sale or all, or components of, our business. When we do this, those employees, agents and affiliates will use and protect your Information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

d. Lawful Disclosures. You acknowledge and agree that we may disclose your PII if we are required to do so by law or if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary: 1) to comply with applicable law, a subpoena, court order or other legal process; 2) to investigate violations of this Privacy Policy, or other contracts we have with you; 3) to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; 4) to respond to your requests for customer service; and 5) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the public, News12, Altice, their respective agents and subscribers, or the News12 Service. We may also disclose PII to law enforcement agencies in emergency circumstances, where the disclosure of such information is consistent with the types of emergency disclosures permitted or required by law.

  1. THIRD PARTY DATA COLLECTION.

a. Links. We may provide links to third party websites and applications. Please be aware that the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to these outside websites or applications, or to any collection of your PII after you click on links to such outside websites. We have no control over such services and therefore refer you to their privacy policies for information on their respective privacy practices. The links to third party websites or locations are for your convenience and do not signify our endorsement of such third parties or their products, content or websites.

b. Third Party Platforms and Cable Providers. If you are Subscriber who accesses News12 Content or a News12 App via a Third Party Platform, we encourage you to review the privacy policy for that platform as the terms of this Privacy Policy do not apply to those platforms or applications. We have no control over such services and therefore refer you to their privacy policies for information on their respective privacy practices. We also encourage you to review the privacy policy of your Cable Provider which

c. Cable Providers. We also encourage you to review your Cable Provider’s privacy policy, which governs your use of the Cable Provider’s system and video service. Optimum’s Customer Privacy Notice is available here.

  1. CHOICES YOU HAVE TO LIMIT USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION.

a. Emails. When you create an Account, you may receive certain emails: (1) We may send you newsletters and other emails about new or upcoming News12 products, services, or offers. If you decide you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may opt-out as instructed in each email or in your Account settings. (2) When you first register with News12, we may send you a welcome email that provides information about the News12 Service and your Account. We may also, from time to time, send you other emails concerning your Account status. You may not opt-out of receiving these transactional emails.

b. Interest Based First Party Advertising. Some advertising that you see on the internet or in mobile applications on your devices are tailored to your interests and based on your activity online or in mobile applications. If you do not wish to receive interest based ads for News12 or Altice products and services on other websites or mobile applications, you may opt-out of most such advertising by going to the following websites operated by industry trade and self-regulatory organizations: http://networkadvertising.org/choices (operated by the Network Advertising Initiative) or http://www.aboutads.info (operated by the Digital Advertising Alliance).

Please note, your opt-out preferences may not take effect immediately and do not retroactively apply to existing advertising/promotional messages or campaigns.

  1. HOW WE SECURE YOUR INFORMATION. We employ physical, electronic, administrative and procedural safeguards to protect your Information, including PII. Despite these measures, we do not guarantee the security of Information stored in our database or that unauthorized parties will not intercept Information you send or receive over the internet. As a shared resource, the internet subjects our services and you to the risk of unauthorized access to files and data, even when security measures are implemented.

  2. CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS. California law permits Users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of PII to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to privacy@News12.com or write to us at the contact information in Section11 below..

  3. USING OUR SERVICES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES. This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on or via our News12 Service from residents of the United States. If you are using our News12 Service from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data privacy and protection laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using our News12 Service, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy, and you consent to such transfer.

  4. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. We will notify you of material changes by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. We encourage you to periodically review the Privacy Policy to inform yourself of any changes. The revised Privacy Policy will be effective on the date it is posted unless the revised notice states otherwise. You understand and agree that, if you use the News12 Service after the effective date of the updated Privacy Policy, News12 will consider your use as acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy. If we make material changes that will result in a new use, disclosure, or permission of access to PII previously collected, we will obtain your appropriate consent before implementing such change as required by applicable law.

  5. HOW TO CONTACT US. Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy:

Attn: News12 1 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101 Email: News12support@News12.com.

Effective: September 9, 2020