Britannica Privacy Policy

Read our summary of Britannica's Privacy Policy.


  • Personal information may be collected and used for advertising purposes.
  • You can opt-out of some uses and disclosures of your information.
  • Use of services constitutes acceptance of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • Information collected includes identifiers, contact details, and internet activity.
  • Third parties may have access to your personal information for business purposes.
  • Cookies and similar technologies are used to collect data.
  • You have the right to request access to or deletion of your personal information.
  • Britannica is not responsible for the privacy policies of third-party websites linked from their services.
  • Information may be used for research, analysis, and product development.
  • Security measures are in place to protect your personal information.
  • Data may be stored and processed in countries with different data protection laws.
  • Information may be collected from minors under 16 with appropriate consent.
  • California residents have additional privacy rights under the CCPA.
  • EU residents have specific data subject rights under GDPR.
  • Britannica may disclose your information for legal reasons or in the event of a business transfer.
  • The Privacy Policy may be updated, and continued use of services implies acceptance of changes.
  • You can correct, update, or remove your personal information by contacting Britannica.
  • Financial incentives may be offered for the collection of personal information.

Things to watch out for

  • Your personal information may be sold for advertising purposes unless you opt-out.
  • Third parties may use your information for their own marketing or advertising.
  • Britannica's services may transfer your data internationally, which could affect your privacy protections.
  • By using the services, you waive certain rights to legal recourse and agree to resolve disputes through arbitration.

AI recommendations

When using Britannica's services, it's important to be proactive about your privacy. Make use of the opt-out features for advertising and data sharing, especially if you're concerned about how your personal information is used. Pay close attention to any changes in the Privacy Policy, as your continued use of the services implies consent. If you're a California resident, take advantage of your rights under the CCPA to manage your personal data. For EU residents, be aware of your rights under GDPR and reach out to Britannica's EU representative or Data Protection Officer if you have concerns. Lastly, remember to keep your account information up to date to maintain control over your personal data.


How can I opt-out of the sale of my personal information for advertising purposes?

You can opt-out by accessing the "Do Not Sell My Info" link provided on Britannica's services or by contacting them directly via email.

What rights do I have as a California resident under the CCPA?

You have the right to request access to your personal information, request the deletion of your information, and opt-out of the sale of your personal information, among other rights.

How does Britannica protect my personal information?

Britannica uses a variety of security measures, including encryption and restricted access to servers, to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and breaches.

(Last updated: 18th December, 2023)

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