CBS offers many services including CBS All Access, which is a paid app that delivers television content to your device. They collect various content from you when you set up an account or even from just browsing their website and shows.
Personal data collected
CBS may ask you to provide certain personal information depending on the service you are using. Some of this information includes name, postal address, email address, mobile phone, home phone or fax number, username, password, security questions, date of birth and age, gender, income level, postal code, and job information. CBS collects any information you make available to the public such as user, likes, comments, status, interest, pictures, and your website if provided. They also collect information about your searches, credit card information, social security number, and driver’s license for their paid services. If you decide to refer a friend, CBS will collect their information as well. CBS also collects information on what you post in their forums, emails you send to them, information from sweepstakes forms, and if you decide to apply for a job with them. If you decide to login to CBS via social media (such as Facebook or Twitter), they will collect your user ID and any other information you consent to sharing with them. They also collect device settings and type, browser and software information, operating system, IP address, websites visited before and after using CBS’ website, web pages you see, links you click, advertisements you view, mobile device ID numbers, mobile and internet provider information, your interests, and what you have purchased.
Personal data usage
CBS uses data to:
- Allow you to participate in sweepstakes, surveys, contests, polls, and message boards.
- Send you information about promotions.
- Send you newsletters.
- Research and analyze data to improve their services.
- Show you advertisements relevant to your interests.
- Customize the content you view.
- Prevent fraud.
Cookies and similar tech
CBS’ services are for a general audience but they do not recommend children under 13 to sign up for anything without parental permission.
Data shared with CBS
How to protect your privacy
There are many ways to protect your privacy on CBS’ websites including:
- Opt out of certain emails and texts from CBS.
- Opt out of advertisements.
- Contact them to update or delete your contact information with them.
- Contact them to delete your account.
- Not signing up for an account with them or visiting their websites.
How to contact CBS about your privacy
You can contact CBS via their online form or through postal mail:
CBS Interactive Inc.
235 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Attn: Legal Department