washingtonpost.com Privacy Policy

Read our summary of washingtonpost.com's Privacy Policy.


  • Your personal data, including payment and contact information, is collected and can be used for personalized advertising.
  • The Washington Post processes personal data in the United States, which may have different data protection standards than your country.
  • They collect a wide range of information, including demographic, professional, and location data.
  • You have certain rights regarding your information, such as access, correction, and deletion, depending on your jurisdiction.
  • Information may be disclosed to third parties for advertising, content, or functionality on or off The Washington Post services.
  • California residents can opt out of the sale or sharing of personal information for targeted advertising.
  • The policy includes provisions for children's privacy, not collecting data from those under 16 without parental consent.
  • The Washington Post is not responsible for third-party content or links that may collect your information independently.
  • The Privacy Policy is subject to change, and continued use of the services after changes indicates acceptance of the new terms.
  • They provide mechanisms to manage your account and subscription preferences.

Things to watch out for

  • Your personal data may be processed and stored in the United States regardless of where you live, which might affect your privacy protections.
  • Third parties may collect or receive certain information about you and/or your use of the Services for targeted advertising.
  • Even if you opt out of personalized advertising, you may still receive non-personalized ads.
  • Changes to the Privacy Policy will affect you, and you're considered to have accepted them if you continue to use the services.

AI recommendations

When using The Washington Post services, it's important to be aware of how your personal data is being used, especially in relation to personalized advertising. If you're concerned about privacy, take advantage of the account management tools provided to opt out of certain uses of your data. California residents should particularly note their rights to opt out of the sale or sharing of personal information for targeted advertising. Always keep your account information up to date to maintain control over your subscription and privacy settings.


What kind of personal information does The Washington Post collect?

They collect various types of information including contact, demographic, professional, payment, device, usage, location, and user-generated content.

Can I opt out of targeted advertising and if so, how?

Yes, you can opt out of targeted advertising. For California residents, this can be done through the Your Privacy Choices page, and for others, by using tools provided by the Network Advertising Initiative and Digital Advertising Alliance.

What happens to my data if I no longer use The Washington Post services?

Your data will be retained as necessary for the purposes outlined in the Privacy Policy or as required by law. You can request deletion of your personal information subject to certain conditions.

(Last updated: 09th December, 2023)

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