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Privacy policy

Last updated Dec 31, 2019

1 big thing: How Axios treats your data

To best serve you, Axios (as in Axios Media Inc.), the company that runs uses some of your data to create a better news platform. We want to be respectful and transparent about how we do that.

Why it matters: We want to build an indispensable platform for people to get smarter, faster on the world, their industry, and their workplace. Knowing certain things about each of you will help us do that better, and support our advertisers who make our services possible. But this doesn't serve as a decree to collect your data without bounds, so we strive to be extremely respectful with what we collect and are constantly pushing ourselves to a higher standard with regards to privacy.

California users should read the important information here.

First, how do we get information?

  • We do not collect any information about you when you submit a tip through Axios's tip-line.
  • When you register for newsletters (your email address and topics you're interested in).
  • When you complete a survey or enter a contest.
  • When you visit our website, open a newsletter, or use our mobile app, we use cookies, pixel tags and other technology to understand how you interact with Axios. This includes information like what type of a device you're using and which links you open. We may use this information to tailor content and advertising we display to you during your visit. We can also use it to, for example, tell Facebook that one of its users also reads Axios.
  • When you use our mobile app, we may collect your location information if you have set your device settings to share location with our mobile app.
  • We also get information from data providers. If you register with Axios, we may ask a data provider to tell us more about you. For example, if you also registered on another news site and allowed that site to share your information with data providers and others, the data provider will share those details with us. We also get aggregated data, like our users' income bracket. Data providers also may give us names and email addresses of new consumers who may be interested in hearing about Axios, and we reach out to those consumers to tell them about our services.

So here are some of the key things Axios does with your data:

  • First and foremost, we use your information to get Axios services to you, including to send you newsletters and respond to your inquiries.
  • We may remove your name and email address from your information and combine it with other users' information to make information for statistics. Which articles are users visiting most? How do they get to those articles? Do users that come directly to our homepage return the next day?
  • We customize the content and advertising you see.
  • We help advertisers understand who views their ads on Axios. How many users viewed the ads? What were those users' estimated income ranges (we get these estimates from a vendor)? Did users' engagement with the ads vary based on where the ad was placed on the website, mobile app or in a newsletter?
  • If you register with Axios, we may market our services to you based on a combination of the information you provide to us, the information we collect via cookies and other technology, and information about you we may get from data providers. We also use cookies and pixel tags on our sites to tailor advertising and content we display to you on Axios.
  • We partner with third-party platforms, including social media platforms to market new Axios products to you. For example, we might ask Facebook to monitor our website to identify Facebook users who also read Axios. We could then ask Facebook to advertise a new economics newsletter to Facebook users who read an economics article on Axios in the last week. When we do this, Facebook does not share your personal information with us. If you use a third-party platform login (like Amazon) to access Axios, we may share your information with the platform according to your platform settings.
  • We may share your information with third-party platforms (described above), advertising providers (when we use cookies and other technology, these advertising providers may collect information directly from you for advertising), and service providers (but only to help us run our business, like to manage our subscribers' email addresses). We may also share your information as part of a transaction (like a merger) or bankruptcy, or in connection with legal issues or violations of this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use.
  • We may also use or share your information when you specifically allow us to do so. For example, we may ask you whether we can share some of your information with other Axios users — such as sports-related preferences like favorite team — in a user spotlight or user answer section included in a newsletter or email to other Axios users. These surveys are voluntary and only for users who specifically choose to participate.

What we don't do:

  • Track your activity on sites that are not owned by Axios.
  • Sell personally identifiable information to any third parties.
  • Store a long history of your data such as your last 3 jobs or places of residence.

Remember, you have choices.

  • You can always opt out of any newsletter or promotional email by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the email. We might still send you some important emails, like responding to you by email if you send us a request or comment.
  • You can change your mobile device settings to stop sharing location information with our mobile app.
  • If you don't want your browser to accept any cookies, you can change your browser settings, BUT the Axios services may not function properly. FYI, Axios does not respond to any Do Not Track signals that your browser may send.
  • Read more: Axios Tracking Choices; Advertising Choices; Do Not Track Signals.

The bottom line: The majority of the data that we use is statistical information about the use of our website, mobile apps, newsletters and other services. We also use your personal information to market our services to you – if you registered on Axios or if we received your contact information from a data provider. If we change our data practices, we'll let you know by updating this Privacy Policy.

For our readers outside US:

Axios is a US-based news organization, so we apply US law to our privacy practices. This means that wherever you are in the world, this Privacy Policy will apply to the information you provide to us or we collect when you read Axios.

Contact us: Feel free to contact us with your questions, requests, comments, or concerns at [email protected], or Axios Media Inc., 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1300, Arlington VA 22201.

Questions or comments? Reach us here.