Privacy Policy - The Good Newsroom

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: November 17th, 2022

1. Overview

Please review this Privacy Policy carefully as it describes how The Good NewsroomTM and its affiliates (collectively, “The Good Newsroom”, “we,” “our,” or “us”) collect, use, and disclose information about you as well as your rights and choices about such use and disclosure.  It applies to our website (the “Site”), our mobile applications that post a link to this Privacy Policy, and any other online services owned, controlled or offered by us that post a link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Service”).

By using the Service, you agree and consent to our collection, use and disclosure practices, and other activities as described in this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree and consent, please discontinue use of the Service.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please contact us as set forth in the “Contact Us” section below.

2. Information Collection

Information you Provide

We collect information you provide directly via the Service, including when you:

  • Use our Service, including Websites and Apps;
  • Access our content, including our articles, webinars, podcasts, videos, and photos;
  • Register or update an account;
  • Request support, information, or access to our information products or services;
  • Subscribe to e-newsletters, promotional communications, alerts, updates and other materials;
  • Fill in forms, including when you enter competitions, promotions, or surveys;
  • Register for content offers; or
  • Contact us.

The information we collect includes information that identifies you personally (whether alone or in combination).  The categories of information we collect include the following:

  • Contact Data – We collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, and similar contact data.
  • Credentials – We collect passwords, password hints, and related information for authentication and account access.
  • Demographic Data – We collect demographic information including your country.
  • Profile Data – We collect personal description, photograph, and other profile information you submit.
  • Content – We collect the content of communications you send to us (such as feedback and questions).

You may choose to voluntarily submit other information to us through the Service that we do not request, and, in such instances, you are solely responsible for such information.

Information we Automatically Collect

When you access the Service via a web browser, mobile applications, e-newsletter, or other client, we and other parties use a variety of technologies, that automatically collect information about your device and how your device interacts with our Service.  The categories of information we automatically collect include the following:

  • Service Use Data – We collect data about your interaction with our Service, the webpage, e-newsletter, or services feature you were using before you came to our Service, your web or application request, pages of our websites that you visit, information you search for via our Service, access times and dates, and other similar information.
  • Device Connectivity and Configuration Data – We collect data about the type of device or browser your use, your device’s operating software, your internet service provider, your device’s regional and language settings, and other similar information. This data also includes IP address, MAC address, and other unique identifiers for the particular device you use to access the internet.
  • Location Data – We collect data about your device’s location, which can be precise with your consent (e.g., latitude/longitude data) or imprecise (e.g., location derived from an IPA address or data that indicates a city or postal code level).

We use this information for a variety of purposes (further addressed in “Our Use of Your Information” below), including analyzing and enhancing our products and services, personalizing our Service to you, and serving advertising.

We and other parties automatically collect this information using various methods, including the following:

  • Log Files – Log information is data about your use of the Service, such as IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and related data, which is stored as log files.
  • Cookies – A cookie is a small data file transferred to your computer (or other device) when it is used to access our Service. Cookies may be used for many purposes, including to enable certain features of our Service, to provide you advertising on and off the Service, and to monitor usage by visitors and online traffic routing. You may be able to instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the online services you visit. By clicking “accept”, closing the message, or continuing to browse the Sites, you signify that you understand and agree to the use of these technologies, as described in this Privacy Policy. You do not have to accept cookies and consent can be withdrawn at any time, however, you may not be able to use all portions or our Service or all functionality of our Service.
  • Web Beacons (Tracking Pixels) – Web beacons are small graphic images, also known as “internet tags” or “clear gifs,” embedded in web pages and e-mail messages. Web beacons are used in combination with cookies for various purposes, including to allow us to count the number of visitors to the Service, to monitor how users navigate the Service, to count content views, and to provide you advertising.
  • Embedded Scripts – An embedded script is programming code designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service. It is temporarily downloaded onto your device from our web server or a third party with whom we work, is action only while you are connected to the Services and deleted or deactivated thereafter.
  • Click-Through URLs – In some of our e-mail communications, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on our Site. When users click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our Site. We track this click-through data for various purposes, including to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the e-mail messages.
  • Location-identifying Technologies – GPS (global positioning systems) software, geo-filtering, and other location-aware technologies locate (sometimes precisely) you for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting relevant content based on your location.
  • Device Fingerprinting – Device fingerprinting is the process of analyzing and combining sets of information elements from your device’s browser, such as JavaScript objects and installed fonts, in order to create a “fingerprint” of your device and uniquely identify your device and applications.
  • App Technologies – Our Apps include technologies that are not browser-based and cannot be controlled by browser settings. Information may be sent to us and other parties when you install or uninstall mobile applications or when such Apps periodically contact our and other party servers. For example, our apps may include SDKs, which is code that sends information about your use to a server, for instance through the Facebook SDK. These SDKs allow us to track our conversations, bring you advertising, and provide you with additional functionality.

For further information, on how we use tracking technologies for analytics and advertising and your rights and choices regarding them, please see the “Analytics and Advertising Technology” and “Your Rights and Choices” sections below.

Information From Other Sources

We also obtain information about you from other sources.  To the extent we combine such sourced information with information we have collected about you on the Service, we will treat the combined information in accordance with the practices described under this Privacy Policy, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the data.  These sources have included and may include:

  • Data brokers from which we purchase demographic data to supplement the data we collect.
  • Social networks when you reference our Service or grant permission to The Good Newsroom to access your data on one or more of these services.
  • Analytics and advertising partners such advertising exchanges, data management platforms, content recommendation platforms and analytics providers provide information to use about your interaction with our Service or our content on or off our Service.
  • Publicly-available sources such as open government databases or other data in the public domain.

We are not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided by other parties or for their policies or practices.

3. Use of information

We collect and use information for our legitimate interests, including business and commercial purposes in accordance with the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  Our business purposes for collecting and using information include:

  • To operate and manage our Service, including your registration and accounts on our Site;
  • To provide the products and services you request and purchase, allow you to participate in panels, events, sweepstakes and contests, and carry out the transactions you have requested;
  • To provide you with customer support and respond to your questions;
  • To communicate with you regarding updates, technical notices, orders, security alerts, administrative messages, and information regarding changes to our policies;
  • To help authenticate any account you create with us;
  • To comply with legal obligations, protect the rights or property of The Good Newsroom, our users, or other parties, and prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities;
  • To protect the security of our products, services, and business;
  • To enhance and personalize our Service, products and our marketing efforts;
  • To develop and serve advertisements on our Service or through e-mails or other communications; and
  • For our internal purposes (such as auditing, bug detection and error reporting, data analysis, and research to improve our products, services, content, advertising, and communications and develop new ones).

We also use your information with your consent, including:

  • To administer promotions you have entered;
  • To serve advertising tailored to your interests on our Service and other party services;
  • To send you e-newsletters and other promotional communications about our and other party products, offers, promotions, rewards, events, and services; and
  • Fulfill any other purpose disclosed to you and with your consent.

Notwithstanding the above, we may use information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law.  For information on your rights and choices regarding how we use information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.

4. Information sharing and disclosure

We share your information as described in this Privacy Policy.  The types of entities to whom we disclose information with include the following:

Our Service Providers – We engage companies and individuals to perform services on our behalf (e.g., software maintenance services, cloud storage, order fulfillment, advertising serving technologies, e-mail services, delivery services, database management, web analytics, credit referencing, payment processing and other services).  These service providers have access to your information so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are prohibited by us from using or disclosing your information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance, except to the extent required by law.  We may permit our service providers to use aggregate information which does not identify you or de-identified data for other purposes.

Affiliates – We share your information with our affiliates and related entities for our and their business and commercial purposes, including customer support, marketing, and technical operations.

Facilitating Requests – We share your information to facilitate your requests such as when you choose to share information with a social network about your activities on the Service.

Vendors and Other Parties – We share information with vendors and other parties, for business and commercial purposes, including analytics and advertising technology companies that measure and improve our Site, advertising effectiveness and enable other enhancements.  Vendors or such other parties may act as our service providers, or in certain contexts, independently decide how to process your information.  For mor information on practices related to advertising and analytics, see the “Analytics and Advertising Technology” section below.

Compliance with Laws, Legal Process and Authorities – We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law.  We must disclose your information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.  We may disclose information to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of us or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, or legally actionable.  We may also disclose information to protect the rights, property, life, health, security and safety of us, the Site or any third party.

Business Transfers – Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, we may sell, transfer or otherwise disclose some or all of our assets, including your information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.

Consent and Disclosure – We share your information for purposes disclosed to you and with your consent.

Without limiting the foregoing, in our sole discretion, we may share information which does not identify you or de-identified information about you to third parties or affiliates for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law.  For information on your rights and choices regarding how we share your information, please see the section entitled “Your Rights and Choices” below.

5. Other parties

Our Site contains links to, or consent from, other party’s websites and other products and services.  The fact that we link to a website or display an advertisement or other party’s content is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with any of those other parties, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices.

We do not exercise control over other parties’ websites, products or services, and whether they store information in the U.S. or elsewhere.  These other products and services may place their own cookies or other technologies on your computer or other device, collect data, or solicit information from you.  Other persons and entities follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the information

6. Social Media services and technology integrations

Blogs, Social Media and other Public Forums

We may offer blogs, social media profiles, message boards, bulletin boards or similar public forums where you and other users of our Site can post content or otherwise communicate.  If you post information on a public forum, we will assume you intend to make that information public.  We may use your name to identify you with a posting in a public forum and may use your post on or in connection with our Site (e.g., when using a hashtag associated with The Good Newsroom in a tweet or status update).  Any information you share in a public forum is public information and may be seen or collected by other persons, including third parties that do not adhere to the standards set forth in this Privacy Policy.  We are not responsible for events arising from the distribution of any information you choose to publicly post or share through our Site.

In addition, to the extent you interact with social networks or other services through the Site (such as “liking” or “sharing” our content or otherwise connecting our Site to a social network), understand that information collected and stored by those other parties through your interaction or pages that contain their tracking technologies remains subject to their policies and practices, including whether they share information about you with use, the types of information shared, and your choices on what is visible to others.  We are not responsible for and make no representations regarding the policies or business practices of any other parties or their services and encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use.

Analytics and Advertising Technology

Our Site contains tracking technologies owned and operated by other parties.  For example, we use tracking technologies from analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to help us understand how users access and use the Service.

We also work with ad networks, advertisers, agencies, and other technology services to place advertisements on the Site.  For example, we place ads through Google and Facebook that you may view on their platforms as well as on other websites and services.  These parties may set and access cookies and other technologies on your personal computer and/or device and track certain behavioral information regarding users of your personal computer and/or device.  These cookies and other technologies are set to, among other things: (a) track your activities across time and services for purposes of measuring conversions or actions you take, associating different devices you use, and servicing ads and/or other content targeted to your interests (“Interest-based Advertising”); (b) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and (c) understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements that have been delivered to you.

We also use audience matching services (which is a type of Interest-based Advertising) to reach people (or people similar to people) who have visited our Site or are identified in one or more of our databases (“Matched Ads”).  This is done by use sharing a list of hashed emails with an ad partner or incorporating a pixel or SDK from an ad partner into our own Site, and the ad partner matching common factors between our data and their data or other datasets.

As discussed above, vendors and ad partners may act as our service providers, or in certain contexts, independently decide how to process your information.  We encourage you to familiarize yourself with and consult their privacy policies and terms of use.  For further information on you choices regarding these third party tracking technologies, please see the sections entitled “Information We Automatically Collect” above and “Your Rights and Choices” below.

7. Your rights and choices


Depending on the account, you may be able to access information that you have voluntarily provided to The Good Newsroom through your account on the Site, and to review, correct, or delete it by following the instructions on the site.  Alternatively, if you account does not offer the functionality to edit the information in your account settings, you can contact The Good Newsroom in writing as set forth in the section entitled “Contact Us” below.  We may require additional information from you to allow us to confirm your identity.  Please note we will retain and use your data, including server/backup copies, to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, and we may decline to process change or deletion requests that require disproportionate technical effort or jeopardize the privacy of others.

Tracking Technologies Generally

Cookies and location-identifying technologies may generally be disabled or removed by tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings.  Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately.  You can stop all collection of information via our mobile applications by uninstalling them.  Also, you may be able to exercise specific privacy choices, such as disabling certain location-based services, by adjusting the permissions in your mobile device.  Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies some parts of the Site may not work and that when you revisit the Site your ability to limit browser-based tracking technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.

Do Not Track

Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit.  Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals.  Accordingly, unless and until the law is interpreted to require us to do so, we no not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals or other mechanisms.  For mor information on “Do Not Track,” visit

Analytics and Advertising Tracking Technologies

You may exercise choices regarding the use of cookies from Google Analytics by going to and downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Some advertisers and vendors that perform advertising-related services for us and our partners participate in Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising.  To learn more about how you can exercise certain choices regarding Interest-based Advertising, visit, and for information on the DAA’s opt-out program for mobile applications.  Some of these companies are also members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”).  To learn more about the NAI and your opt-out options for their members, see

To opt our of use sharing your hashed email address for Matched Ads, please contact us at and specify that you wish to opt out of Matched Ads.  We will remove your email address from any subsequent lists shared with ad partners for purposes of Matched Ads.

Please be aware that, even if you are able to opt out of certain kinds of Interest-based Advertising, you may continue to receive other types of ads.  Opting out only means that those selected members should no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads.  The Good Newsroom is not responsible for effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.


If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive e-newsletters or promotional communications from us, please follow any unsubscribe instructions provided in our communications to you, update your user preferences via the Site, or contact us as set forth in the section below entitled “Contact Us” and specify your request.  Please note that you cannot opt-out of non-promotional e-mails, and we may use your information to contact you with important notifications, such as notices with respect to safety or changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.  Also, your opt-out is limited to the e-mail address or phone number used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions.

8. Security and data retention

We employ appropriate security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.  Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your information.

9. International transfer

The Good Newsroom is based in the U.S. and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law.  The Good Newsroom processes information on our servers in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.  Your information may be transferred to, and used, in locations outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may be different than those in your jurisdiction.  Your use of the Site or provision of any information constitutes your consent to the transfer to and from, processing, usage, sharing, and storage of your information in the U.S. and other jurisdictions as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

10. Our Policy towards children

The Good Newsroom does not solicit or knowingly collect personal information, as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) from children under the age of thirteen (13). Visitors under 13 years of age should remember that they are required to obtain an adult’s permission before submitting any personal information to this Site or any other website. We do not seek to collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. When we become aware that personal information from a child under 13 has been collected without such child’s parent or guardian’s consent, we will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database. If you believe that we might have collected any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at  We also do not knowingly “sell” the personal information of minors under 16 who are California residents without their affirmative authorization.

11. Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to update this Privacy Policy from any time.  If we make changes, we will revise this Privacy Policy to reflect such changes and revised the effective date included at the beginning of this policy.  We may provide you additional notice (such as to your e-mail address) if the changes are material.  Your sue of the Site following any such notice will signify and constitute your assent to and acceptance of such revised Privacy Policy.

12. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, including our compliance with applicable law, please feel free to contact The Good Newsroom directly at the following: