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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 uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies to track your movement on their websites and apps. They do not respond to Do Not Track signals. They also allow third-parties to place cookies in your browser to show you relevant advertisements. Some of the information CBS collects from you may remain even after you have your account deleted.

CBS account

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

NAME
CATEGORY
MANDATORY
User ID
App Information
OPTIONAL
Username
App Information
YES
Types of content you view
App Information
YES
Types of content you engage with
App Information
YES
People you are connected to
App Information
IP address
Device
YES
Language and time zone
Device
YES
Browser type
Device
YES
Name of your mobile operator or ISP
Device
YES
Device locations
Device
YES
Device identifiers
Device
YES
Device settings
Device
YES
Hardware version
Device
YES
Signal strength
Device
Operating system
Device
YES
Battery strength
Device
Billing details
Payment
OPTIONAL
Shipping and contact details
Payment
OPTIONAL
Credit or debit card number
Payment
OPTIONAL
Gender
Personal Information
OPTIONAL
Name
Personal Information
OPTIONAL
Information provided by third-party entity
Third-party
YES
Message sent to you
Third-party
Login time
Time
Sign-up time
Time
Duration of your activities
Time
YES
Frequency of your activities
Time
YES

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
USA
Attn: Legal Department