Amended as of April 4, 2013
TPM Media LLC, publisher of talkingpointsmemo.com (hereafter referred to as “TPM”)
is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information that you provide to
us when using TPM (hereafter referred to collectively as the “Services”). This Privacy
Policy describes how we treat personal information received about you when you visit
We may collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your
name, age, address, e-mail address, and other information. We do not, however,
knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of thirteen. In
addition, we may conduct occasional online surveys. These surveys are entirely voluntary
and you may easily decline to participate. Furthermore, we automatically collect non-
personally identifiable IP addresses and other Web site usage information from you when
you visit TPM.
We may use information: (i) for the purposes for which you specifically provided the
information, (ii) to send you e-mails on our behalf and on behalf of other relevant parties
unless you have opted out of receiving such e-mail, (iii) to enhance existing features or
develop new features, products and services, and (iv) to provide advertisers and other
third parties with aggregate (non-personally identifiable) information about our user base
and usage patterns.
We will not share your personally identifiable information outside of TPM Media unless
you “opt in” to having your personally identifiable information shared with a company
that is not affiliated with us. However, we may disclose and use personally identifiable
when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires us to do so.
Notwithstanding the forgoing, if we collect your personally identifiable information
in connection with our relationships with third parties (i.e., on behalf of third parties
affiliated with political or other advocacy groups): (i) we may share with third parties any information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that are
made available in cooperation with such third parties, and (ii) if you provide an e-mail
address in this context, we reserve the right to present you with advertisements on behalf
of third parties.
Certain participation, discussion and comments functions on TPM allow you to post
your own opinions and points of view and to comment on TPM posts and on what
other readers have to say. TPM reserves the right to use such user-generated content, as
well as any content provided to TPM via e-mail, for any purpose. When you use these
features (for example, by participating in a discussion or making a comment), you may
be making public any information that you provide including your name, location and e-
mail address. TPM is not responsible for any personal information that you make public
via the Services’ features, and has no obligation to remove any content that you made
available thereby. Furthermore, TPM is not responsible for the actions or disclosures of
any users of TPM Services.
visitors and to allow you to take advantage of some of our site’s special features. A
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and web beacons from our third party network advertisers. Web beacons are invisible
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email address or any other personally identifiable information. This privacy statement
web beacons by any third-parties.
The Services may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that TPM Media is not
responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be
aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web
site that collects personally identifiable information.
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country where TPM Media LLC has facilities, and by subscribing to our services, you consent to the transfer of information outside of your country.
TPM may choose to amend this policy periodically. Any changes will be available for
review on this page.