Your Privacy Matters
Effective: July 1, 2021
Who Is Meredith?
Meredith Corporation is a publicly held media and marketing services company founded upon serving our customers and committed to building value for our shareholders. Meredith Corporation and our brands focus on providing destinations you can trust and rely on for every stage of your life to connect you to great content, products and services, and a personalized experience.
Below is a list of the brands that are a part of the Meredith Corporation family of companies:
National Media Group. Meredith’s National Media Group reaches more than 180 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including nearly 90 percent of U.S. millennial women. Meredith is a leader in creating content across media platforms and life stages in key consumer interest areas such as entertainment, food, lifestyle, home, parenting, beauty, and fashion. Meredith’s National Media Group includes:
Local Media Group. Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 television stations in 12 markets, reaching more than 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith’s portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with 7 stations in the nation’s Top 25 and 13 in the Top 50 markets. Meredith’s stations produce more than 700 hours of local news and entertainment content each week and operate leading local digital destinations. Meredith’s Local Media Group includes stations WGCLWPCHKPHOKTVKKMOVKPTV, and WSHM.
Synapse Group, Inc.
 Synapse is a technology-driven partnership marketing company that helps some of the world’s largest consumer brands earn revenue, drive loyalty, and acquire new customers.
Bizrate Insights, Inc. Bizrate is a marketing research company that pays members for completing online surveys about consumer products, services, and brands.
MNI Targeted Media Inc. MNI has 50 years’ experience helping clients sell targeted ads to specific audiences. Its media planning and buying consultative services include all media platforms (digital, mobile, social, television, radio, print and outdoor). Please visit MNI’s privacy statement for additional information about how they collect and use your personal information.
When Does This Privacy Statement Apply?
This Privacy Statement applies when you interact with Meredith’s corporate website, which is intended to provide an overview of the Meredith family of companies for business purposes only (the “Site”). Our consumer-facing websites, listed above, are governed by their own privacy statements.
This Privacy Statement also includes an addendum for job applicants. To learn about the personal information we collect during our application and recruitment process and how we use it, click here.
What Personal Information Do We Collect and How Do We Collect It?
Online Identifiers. We have cookies on our website that collect your IP address and any cookie data, which may include your operating system, Internet browser type, and the referring website.
Internet Activity Information. Information about your use of our Site and other websites you visit, including the web pages, content and advertisements you view and links you click on, and whether you open, forward or click the links in e-mails we send to you, your browsing history, and social media use including the “shares” and “likes” you make on a social media platform that is connected to the Site.
Information You Provide. You may choose to provide us with certain personal information about you, including your email address, when you contact us through the email addresses listed on the Site. 
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
To Contact You. To send you e-mails and other investor-related communications.
To Analyze and Improve Your Experience. To provide an enhanced user experience, relevant content, and advertising on the Site.
To Enhance Security and Fraud Prevention.
To Comply with Our Legal Obligations. To enforce our legal rights, comply with the law, and prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
Who Do We Share Your Personal Information With?
Our Companies. The companies owned by Meredith Corporation may share your personal information with each other when we have the appropriate intracompany contractual protections in place.
Service Providers. We engage service providers to provide services such as mailings, annual/quarterly reports, earnings releases, proxy statements, and other e-mail communications about investor relations. We may share personal information we collect about you with these service providers and authorize them to collect personal information from you directly to support the services they provide to us. We do not authorize our service providers to share your personal information with any other third parties.
Legal Compliance, Business Transfers, and Other Disclosures. We disclose information about users of our Site when we believe the law requires it, for example, to respond to compulsory process or law enforcement requests, or protect the rights, property, or safety of users of our Site, the public, Meredith Corporation, and the companies it owns. Over time, we may reorganize or transfer various assets and lines of business. We reserve the right to disclose or transfer any information we collect to third parties in connection with any proposed or actual purchase, sale, lease, merger, foreclosure, liquidation, amalgamation, or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance, or financing of all or any portion of Meredith Corporation or our affiliates.
How Can You Control Our Use of Your Personal Information?
We do not retain the personal information collected through the Site. If you are a job applicant and would like to learn about the personal information we collect during our application and recruitment process and how we use it, click here. If you wish to exercise your rights to request deletion of or access to your personal information from brands that are a part of Meredith’s family of consumer-facing companies, visit the privacy policies linked above.
Statistics on California Consumer Requests We Receive
Meredith Corporation is comprised of a family of 7 distinct businesses for purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”): National Media Group, Local Media Group, Synapse, Bizrate, Cozi, MyLife, and MNI. Each business has its own business model and practices regarding personal information.
The CCPA requires Meredith to provide metrics on the number of requests from California residents that our consumer-facing businesses have received during the prior calendar year.
Below are statistics on the number of California requests each Meredith business has received and how they have been fulfilled. Please note that reporting requirements are not applicable to Local Media Group, Cozi, and MyLife because they do not meet the threshold for reporting under the CCPA. Reporting for MNI is also not required because MNI is a B2B business that does not receive consumer rights requests.
National Media Group
Submitted
1/1/20-12/31/20
# Requests Received# Complied with in Whole or in Part# of Requests Denied because request was not verifiable, request expired because no response from consumer, etc.
Requests to Know & Access2515
Requests to Delete495429
Requests to Opt Out*
(webform)
4,9304,922
 
*Nationally, we have received and complied with 30,334 cookie-based Requests to Opt Out.  In addition to allowing consumers to opt out of sharing their names, e-mail addresses, and other personal information with third parties via webform, consumers can turn off the use of cookies for targeted advertising purposes, which also may be considered a sale of their personal information, by visiting the “California Do Not Sell” footer link on the websites of the brands they visit and switching the toggle button from on (green) to off (red).
Synapse Group, Inc.
Submitted
1/1/20-12/31/20
# Requests Received# Complied with in Whole or in Part# of Requests Denied because request was not verifiable, request expired because no response from consumer, etc.
Requests to Know & Access00
Requests to Delete00
Requests to Opt Out*
(webform)
N/A**N/A**
Bizrate Insights, Inc.
Submitted
1/1/20-12/31/20
# Requests Received# Complied with in Whole or in Part# of Requests Denied because request was not verifiable, request expired because no response from consumer, etc.
Requests to Know & Access99
Requests to Delete7462
Requests to Opt Out*
(webform)
N/A**N/A**
** “N/A” means no metrics for Requests to Opt Out are available because the business does not sell personal information.
Do Not Track
We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals. Instead, we adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Statement.
Additional Privacy Information
Security, Retention, and Storage of Information. We use commercially reasonable procedures to protect the personal information we collect. However, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the personal information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Children’s Privacy. We do not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 16 to provide us with any personal information online. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any personal information about themselves (such as their names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. If you’re under 16, please do not register for the Site or provide us with any personal information (such as your name, e-mail address or phone number).
Location of Your Personal Information. Meredith is a U.S. company, and your personal information will be transferred to, processed, stored, and accessed by us, the Meredith Companies, and service providers in the United States and in other jurisdictions where we or they operate, which may not provide you with the same level of privacy protection as you are entitled to in your jurisdiction. When you visit our Site or use our brands, you consent to the processing of your information in the United States and other jurisdictions as described here.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Meredith adheres to the principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (“Privacy Shield Principles”) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union (“EU”) to the United States. However, we do not rely on the Privacy Shield Principles when we transfer or receive personal information transferred from the EU. If there is any conflict between the terms in this Privacy Statement and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles will govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, please visit the Privacy Shield website.
Meredith is responsible for the processing of personal information it receives under the Privacy Shield Principles or subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. Meredith complies with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers from the EU and European Economic Area (“EEA”), including onward transfer liability provisions.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction over Meredith’s compliance with its obligations under the Privacy Shield Principles. In certain situations, Meredith may be required to disclose personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Meredith commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact us at privacy@meredith.com​.
Meredith has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an established alternative dispute-resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not resolved your complaint, please contact or visit JAMS or call 800-352-5267 to file a complaint. If the arbitrator finds that you cannot afford to pay JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing, and/or other fees and you cannot obtain a waiver from JAMS, Meredith will pay them for you.
Changes to Our Privacy Statement. Digital technology is rapidly evolving. If we decide to change our Privacy Statement in the future, we’ll post the changes here and indicate at the top of the page the last date on which it was updated. Unless otherwise noted, all changes will be effective when posted.
Meredith Corporation
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
515-284-3000
 
Privacy Addendum for Job Applicants
This addendum (“Privacy Addendum”) to Meredith’s Privacy Statement applies to job applicants. It describes the personal information that Meredith Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates collect during our application and recruitment process and how we use it. This Privacy Addendum applies solely to the personal information we collect in the course of your employment recruitment process.
What Personal Information Do We Collect?
We may collect, store, and use the following types of personal information about job applicants:
Contact Information. We collect contact information such as your name, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Application Information. We collect application information from your resume and application form, which will likely include details about your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history, references supplied by your former employer, work permit/visa application information, etc.
Content of Interviews. We collect personal information from the interviews and phone-screenings you may have, if any.
Employment/Job Preferences. We collect details about the type of employment you are or may be looking for, current and/or desired salary and other terms relating to compensation and benefits packages, willingness to relocate, or other job preferences.
Protected Classifications under the Law. We may collect information about your ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health, religion or belief, disability status, etc., for equal opportunity monitoring and reporting, purely on a voluntary basis.
Reference/Background Check Results. We collect reference information and/or other personal information received from background checks (where applicable), including personal information provided by third parties.
Any Other Personal Information You Provide Us in the Context of Job Recruiting. We collect personal information in order to administer aspects of your recruitment (or employment) or to comply with legal obligations or company policies.
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
We use your personal information to carry out our application and recruitment process, including:
To assess your skills, qualifications, and interests against our career opportunities.
To verify your personal information and carry out reference checks and/or conducting background checks (where applicable) if you are offered a job.
To communicate with you about the recruitment process and/or your application(s), including, in appropriate cases, informing you of other potential career opportunities.
To assist you with obtaining an immigration visa or work permit where required (upon request).
To ensure meaningful equal opportunity monitoring and reporting.
To comply with applicable laws, regulations, subpoenas, legal processes or enforceable governmental requests.
If you are offered and accept employment with us, the personal information collected during the application and recruitment process will become part of your employment record.
We may also use the personal information that we collect for legitimate business purposes, such as: assessing or executing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or business transfers; managing business tools and information technology systems, including computers, mobile phones provided by the company, mobile phones you register under a Bring Your Own Device policy (if applicable), Internet and software access, e-mail accounts, etc.; managing disputes and disciplinary proceedings; and contacting you or your household when needed.
Who May Have Access to Your Personal Information?
Your personal information may be shared with:
Our affiliates, subsidiaries, or joint ventures. Your personal information may be shared with our affiliates, subsidiaries or joint ventures in relation to the purposes described above. If you have been referred for a job by a current employee, with your consent, we may inform that employee about the progress of your application and let the employee know the outcome of the process.
Service Providers. We may also use service providers acting on our behalf to perform some of the services described above including for the purposes of the verification / background checks. These service providers may be located outside the country in which you live or the country where the position you have applied for is located.
Third Parties. We may also share your personal information with third parties if we have your consent; for example, if you have given us permission to contact your references. We may also share your personal information in our efforts to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, or to protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Meredith, our consumers, employees, or the public, or as otherwise required by law.
Legal Compliance, Business Transfers, and Other Disclosures. We may be required to share your personal information with applicable government agencies, courts, law enforcement, or others.
Changes to this Privacy Addendum
We may update this Privacy Addendum from time to time. If we do so, we will make an updated copy available.
 
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about the Meredith Corporation or this Privacy Addendum or its implementation, please contact us via e-mail at Meredith.human.resources@meredith.com or by writing to:
 
Meredith Corporation,
Attn. Human Resources
1716 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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