Privacy Policy

Purpose of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how Hearst Holdings, Inc., King Features Syndicate Division and its affiliates treat the personally identifiable information that is collected about you when you visit the Web sites, mobile-optimized versions of the Web sites, and digital applications to which this policy is linked. For purposes of this policy, Hearst Holdings Inc., King Features Syndicate Division and its affiliates are referred to collectively as 'King Features'.

What is Personally Identifiable Information

'Personally identifiable information' is information that we can use to identify you as an individual. Personally identifiable information includes your name, address, telephone number and any other information that is connected with you personally.

Information This Privacy Policy Does Not Apply To

This privacy policy applies to the Web site, mobile-optimized versions of the Web site and digital application operating under the name 'DailyINK' or '' (and the underlying pages that operate under the primary URL '') to which this policy is linked. King Features is a division of Hearst Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Hearst Corporation; however, this policy does not apply to any other Web sites operated by or on behalf of Hearst Corporation or its affiliates and subsidiaries. Any information you provide when you a visit Web site other than that covered by this policy (including other Web sites affiliated with Hearst) is subject to the privacy policies posted on those Web sites. This policy also does not apply to information you may provide to us offline.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

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IP Address

Your Internet Protocol ('IP') address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another Web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on our sites, the Web site you visit after this Web site; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Web site or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our Web servers. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our Web site. We may also link this information with your personal information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our Sites, customers or others.

We may use cookies or 'clear GIFs' (aka 'Web beacons' or 'pixel tags') or similar technologies, in the sites and in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a Web page or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a Web page or in an e-mail or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual's viewing or receipt of a Web page or message. A clear gif may enable us to relate your viewing or receipt of a Web page or message to other information about you, including your personal information.

Co-branding and special services

Some of our sites may from time to time partner with a retailer or other third party to offer online shopping opportunities, games, services, subscriptions and other applications on a co-branded or cross-promotional basis. Those transactions may take place on a King Features site, or the site of the third party. In either case, personal information you provide in connection with the transaction may be shared with the third party, as well as with any participating sponsors or advertisers of such opportunities and features. Some of our sites may offer you the ability to access a third-party site with whom we have a relationship to access both sites through a co-branded registration or password; in that event, your applicable registration information may be shared with the third-party partner and used by them in accordance with their own privacy policy. We will notify you at the applicable point of sign up if any such co-branded registration or password practices will be in effect.

Some of our applications and mobile-optimized sites may have location-based features. For those features, we will collect your geographic location and, depending on the application, other information you provide us to enable you to enjoy the service being offered. For example, we may offer shopping features that allows you to get information about local merchants or travel features that allows you to locate nearby sights and destinations. We will use your location to serve relevant content, and your information may be shared with third party retailers and other facilities as applicable to allow you to take advantage of the particular service being offered.

Disclosure of Information

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your personal information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail.

In addition to the foregoing, King Features may share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals when:

Advertising Disclosure

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you use our Web site, mobile-optimized versions of our Web site and mobile applications. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your use of this and other applications in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique 'cookie' on your browser.

Non-U.S. Users

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using this Web site, you consent to this transfer. You also consent to the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with this Web site in the federal and state courts of, and in accordance with the laws of, the state of New York.

Children's Privacy

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) does not allow the collection of any personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent. In compliance with COPPA, King Features does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. Some areas of our sites require that you identify yourself by age category when registering and in those areas, if you register as an adult, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older.

If your children disclose information about themselves in our public discussion areas, they may get unsolicited messages from other parties. Accordingly, you should tell them not to do so. There are also commercially available tools to help you limit your children's exposure to material online.

If you are worried about your children's activities or their privacy on our site, we encourage you to email King Features at

King Features may change this privacy policy from time to time in its discretion. Your continued use of our Web sites, mobile-optimized Web sites or mobile applications indicates your consent to this privacy policy and any amended versions of it.