Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated effective April 21, 2020.

The New Republic (“TNR”) understands that you care about how we collect, use, and share information when you interact with our websites, mobile applications, social media sites, email, and online services (our “Services”). Below, we describe the type of information TNR collects, the reasons why such information is collected, how such information is used and who has access to it. We also include specific disclosures for residents of the European Economic Area and Switzerland as well as California.

This Policy applies to TNR and our websites, mobile applications, social media sites, email, online services, and emails we send as well as the information we collect when you interact with us through other online services. It does not apply to non-TNR websites and mobile applications that may link to our Services or be linked to or from our Services; please review the privacy policies on those websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices.

Information We Collect

Information you give us: Some of our Services may include features or services that permit you to enter contact information and other information about you. We collect and store any information you enter on our Services. This includes:

  • Contact and demographic information when subscribing to a print or digital version of TNR.
  • Payment information and associated contact information when engaging in a transaction on our site
  • Email address information and your geographic details when subscribing to our email newsletters.
  • Information you provide when you complete a survey administered by us or a service provider acting on our behalf.
  • Information you provide when you participate in a contest or sweepstakes that we offer.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and any contact information provided.

Occasionally, TNR may offer digital products, obtainable if you submit your email address and respond to the confirmation email. By signing up for these digital offerings, you are opting in to receive future correspondence from The New Republic.

Information We Collect Automatically: When you interact with our Services, certain information about your use of our Services is automatically collected. Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device. This includes:

  • Details of your visits to our site and information generated in the course of the use of our site, including, but not limited to, user traffic data (e.g., frequency and other patterns), location data, weblogs and other communication data, and how you reached our site.
  • Details regarding the device you use to access our Services, including, but not limited to, your IP address, operating system and browser type.
  • Information about how you interact with our ads and newsletters, including whether you open the email and what links you engage.
  • Information that you make available to us on a social media platform—by clicking on a social media icon linked from our Services or interacting with us via social media—including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.

Please see below for more information about how our automatic collection of information works.

How We Use and Protect Your Information

We may use the information we collect from you for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with our products and Services, including to provide online content, to take steps to enter into a contract if you choose to purchase a subscription, process payments, and send service communications.
  • Create custom audiences on social media sites.
  • To provide you with the best service and improve and grow our business, including understanding our customer base and purchasing trends and understanding the effectiveness of our marketing.
  • To detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal, and to comply with legal requirements regarding the provision of products and services.

How We Secure the Information We Collect From or About You

TNR has technical and organizational security measures in place, including firewalls, to protect the information under our control from accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure, or access. Such measures do not guarantee prevention of loss, misuse, or alteration of information, however, so while we strive to protect your information, TNR cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. We comply with generally accepted industry standards in collecting and processing credit card information. However, TNR does not guarantee the safety of credit card information over the internet.

Our Sharing of Your Information

  • Other Similar Organizations: We engage a third-party partner that shares our physical mailing list with other organizations that may be interested in reaching out to our subscribers.
  • Our Distribution Vendor: We partner with CDS Global to collect, store, and manage users’ subscription-related information.
  • Service Providers: We engage third-party service providers to perform functions on our behalf such as: website, software, and data storage, content management, database management, technical integration, marketing automation, analytics, site optimization, conducting customer surveys, and payment processing.
  • Social Media Platforms: Where you choose to interact with us through social media, your interaction with these programs typically allows the third party to collect some information about you through digital cookies they place on your device and other tracking mechanisms. In some cases, the third party may recognize you through its digital cookies even when you do not interact with their application. Please visit the third parties’ respective privacy policies to better understand their data collection practices and controls they make available to you.
  • Third parties involved in advertising: We partner with third parties who assist us in serving advertising regarding our Services to others who may be interested in our Services. We also partner with third parties who use cookies to display interest-based advertising to you on our Services. These third parties may use tracking technologies on our website to collect or receive information from our Services and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads. While TNR will not share information that identifies you by name with unaffiliated third parties for their own uses, such third parties may, with sufficient data from other sources, be able to personally identify you.
  • Corporate Affiliates: We share data with other members of our group of companies.

Additional Information About our Data Collection and Sharing Practices

Sharing of Aggregated Data: We may analyze aggregated, de-identified data for internal marketing purposes and share these analyses at our discretion, including with marketing agencies, media agencies and analytics providers.

Combination of Information: Together and with the information provided from our Services, we may combine other information we obtain from our business records. Additionally, information collected about you from a particular browser or device may be linked to information collected from another computer or device that we believe relates to you.

Change of Ownership or Corporate Organization: We may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Policy.

Cross-border Transfer of Data: If you use our Services outside of the United States, you understand that we may collect, process, and store your personal information in the United States and other countries. The laws in the U.S. regarding personal information may be different from the laws of your state or country. Any such transfers will comply with safeguards as required by relevant law. By using our Services, you consent to the collection, international transfer, storage, and processing of your data.

Our Practices Regarding Information Belonging to Children: Our Services are intended for users over the age of 18. We will comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and not knowingly provide children under the age of 13 with access to NewRepublic.com. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information on our site. Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission to send any personal information online to anyone.

Your Options and Rights

Subscribers to TNR, in print or digital format, may correct or change their subscription information online. Users may change this information at any time and as often as necessary. Users who experience problems with updating information, or who have questions about how our subscription services work, may contact us at newrepublic@cdsfulfillment.com. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from future correspondence, you can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email, or write us at support@tnr.com.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Shine The Light

Residents of the State of California have the right to request information regarding third parties to whom the company has disclosed certain categories of personal information during the preceding year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please email support@tnr.com or write to us at 1 Union Square West, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003

California Consumer Privacy Act

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides California residents with rights to receive certain disclosures regarding the collection, use, and sharing of “Personal Information,” as well as rights to know/access, delete, and limit sharing of Personal Information. The CCPA defines “Personal Information” as “information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household.” Certain information we collect may be exempt from the CCPA because it is considered public information (i.e., it is made available by a government entity) or covered by a specific federal privacy law, such as the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

To the extent that we collect Personal Information that is subject to the CCPA, that information, our practices, and your rights are described below.

Right to Notice at Collection Regarding the Categories of Personal Information Collected

You have the right to receive notice of the categories of Personal Information we collect, and the purposes for which those categories of Personal Information will be used. This notice should be provided at or before the time of collection. The categories we use to describe the information are those enumerated in the CCPA.

  • Personal Identifiers:
    • We collect your name, email address, and contact address when you subscribe to a print or digital version of TNR, submit a donation, or contact us. If you choose to create an account, you will also be asked to create a username, and we will assign one or more unique identifiers to your profile. We use this information to provide our Services, facilitate your donation, respond to your requests, or send information to you.
    • We may collect your contact information, including your name, username, or email address, to allow you to take part in any sweepstakes or contests.
    • We collect your social media handle, basic account information, and other information included in your posts when you interact with our Services through social media.
    • We collect a unique numerical identifier, assigned to you by a first-party cookie, automatically when you use our Services in order to identify you, provide our Services, keep you logged in to our Services, prevent fraud, and provide you with targeted information and offers.
    • We collect payment information when you provide it to us, which may include your credit card number, when you complete a transaction, including any donations. You have the option to store this information to your account or set up a recurring transaction. We use this information to streamline and facilitate payments.
    • We do not collect your Social Security number, Driver’s License number, or Passport number.
    • We do not collect any medical information or health information about you.
    • We collect your IP address automatically when you use our Services. We use this information to identify you, gauge online activity on our website, measure the effectiveness of online services, applications, and tools, and serve targeted advertisements based on your online activities.
    • We collect your device ID automatically when you use our Services. We use this information to monitor your use and the effectiveness of our Services, to identify you, and to provide you with targeted information and offers.
  • Protected Classifications:We do not collect your gender, racial or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.
  • Commercial Information: When you engage in transactions with us, we create records of goods or services purchased or considered, as well as purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. If you submit a donation, we create a record of your donation. If you complete a survey, we collect any information you may provide on the survey. If you contact us, we may keep a record of your correspondence. We use this information to measure the effectiveness of our Services, fulfill any requests, and to provide you with targeted information, advertisements and offers.
  • Biometric Information: We do not collect information about your physiological, biological, or behavioral characteristics.
  • Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information: We collect information about your browsing history, search history, how you reached the site, and interactions with websites, and/or applications and advertisements automatically when you utilize our Services. We use this information to gauge online activity on our website, measure the effectiveness of online services, applications, and tools, and to serve targeted advertisements based on your online activities.
  • Geolocation Data: As described above, we collect your IP address automatically when you use our Services. We may be able to determine your general location based on the IP address. We do not collect your precise location (e.g., your GPS coordinates).
  • Audio, electronic, visual, thermal, olfactory, or similar information: If you contact us via phone, we may record the call. We will notify you if a call is being recorded at the beginning of the call. We use this information to monitor our customer service, maintain the security of our systems and physical locations, and train employees. We do not collect your image or any thermal, olfactory, or similar information.
  • Professional or employment-related information: We do not collect information about your current employer or your employment history.
  • Education information: We do not collect any information about the institutions you have attended or the level of education you have attained.

We may use any of the categories of information listed above for other business or operational purposes compatible with the context in which the Personal Information was collected.

We may share any of the above-listed information with service providers, which are companies that we engage for business purposes to conduct activities on our behalf. Service providers are restricted from using Personal Information for any purpose that is not related to our engagement. The categories of service providers with whom we share information and the services they provide are described in our Privacy Policy above in the section titled “Our Sharing of Your Information.”

We also sell some information to third parties, as described below. To opt out of the sale of your information visit our “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” page.

Right to Know/Access Information

You have the right to request access to Personal Information collected about you and information regarding the source of that information, the purposes for which we collect it, and the third parties and service providers with whom we share it. You may submit such a request as described below. To protect our customers’ Personal Information, we are required to verify your identify before we can act on your request.

Right to Request Deletion of Information

You have the right to request in certain circumstances that we delete Personal Information that we have collected directly from you. You may submit such a request as described below. To protect our customers’ Personal Information, we are required to verify your identify before we can act on your request. We may have a reason under the law why we do not have to comply with your request, or why we may comply with it in a more limited way than you anticipated. If we do, we will explain that to you in our response.

How to Submit a Request

You may submit a request to exercise your rights to know/access or delete your Personal Information through one of two means:

  1. By filling out a Consumer Data Request Form available here.
  2. By calling us at 1-800-827-1289.

Verification Procedures

In order to process your request to know/access or delete Personal Information we collect, disclose, or sell, we must verify your request. We do this by asking you to:

  • provide personal identifiers, such as your name, contact address, email address, and account number (if available), that we can match against information we may have collected from you previously;
  • indicate the type of request (e.g., trying to get access or would like to delete my info); and
  • confirm your request using the email or telephone account stated in the request.

Authorized Agent

You may authorize another individual or a business registered with the California Secretary of State, called an authorized agent, to make requests on your behalf. We require that you and the individual complete notarized affidavits in order to verify the identity of the authorized agent and confirm that you have authorized them to act on your behalf. Parents of minor children may submit a birth of the child certificate in lieu of an affidavit, in order to make requests on the child’s behalf. Please see our required affidavits here.

Right to Opt Out of Sale of Personal Information to Third Parties

You have the right to opt out of any sale of your Personal Information by TNR to third parties.

We sell information to third parties. To “sell” information means to disclose it to a company for monetary or other benefit. A company may be considered a third party either because the purpose of sharing is not an enumerated business purpose under California law, or because our contract does not restrict them from using Personal Information for other purposes.

We sell the following information:

  • Personal Identifiers:
    • We share email addresses with other companies to enable them to advertise services to our customers.
    • We provide your IP address and Device ID to our analytics and advertising partners.
  • Internet or Other Electronic Network Activity Information:We provide data from cookies to our analytics partners.

To exercise your right to opt out of the sale of your Personal Information, please visit our “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” webpage or email us at support@tnr.com or call us at 1-800-827-1289.

Please note that your right to opt out does not apply to our sharing of Personal Information with service providers, who are parties we engage to perform a function on our behalf and are contractually obligated to use the Personal Information only for that function.

We may also disclose information to other entities who are not listed here when required by law or to protect our Company or other persons, as described in our Privacy Policy.

Special Information for Nevada Residents

Residents of the State of Nevada have the right to opt out of the sale of certain pieces of their information to other companies who will sell or license their information to others. If you are a Nevada resident and would like to make such a request, please email support@tnr.com.

Information for Individuals Located in the EEA and Switzerland

We process personal data on the following legal bases: (1) with your consent; (2) as necessary to perform our agreement to provide Services; and (3) as necessary for our legitimate interests in providing our Services where those interests do not override your fundamental rights and freedom related to data privacy. Personal information we collect may be transferred to, and stored and processed in, the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates or subcontractors maintain facilities, as described above.

Users who reside in the EEA or Switzerland have the right to lodge a complaint about our data collection and processing actions with the supervisory authority concerned. Contact details for data protection authorities are available here.

If you are a resident of the EEA or Switzerland, you are entitled to certain rights. Please note: In order to verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal information prior to accessing any records containing information about you. These rights include the ability:

  • to request from us access to personal information held about you
  • to ask for the information we hold about you to be rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • to ask for data to be erased if the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, you withdraw consent and no other legal basis for processing exists, or you believe your fundamental rights to data privacy and protection outweigh our legitimate interest in continuing the processing.
  • to request that we restrict our processing if we are processing your data based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest as an exercise of official authority (including profiling); using your data for direct marketing (including profiling); or processing your data for purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.

To submit a request to exercise your rights, please contact us at support@tnr.com. We may have a reason under the law why we do not have to respond to your request, or respond to it in a more limited way than you anticipated. If we do, we will explain that to you in our response.

Changes to This Policy

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will post any changes, and such changes will become effective when they are posted. Your continued use of our Services following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.

Additional Information About Our Use of Tracking Technologies and Interest-Based Advertising

TNR relies on partners to provide many features of our sites and services using data about your use of TNR and other sites. We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Site Operations: Enabling features that are necessary for providing you the services on our site, such as identifying you as being signed in, tracking content views, remembering your preferences, and the number of times you have been shown an advertisement.
  • Analytics: Allowing us to understand how our services are being used, track site performance and make improvements.
  • Personalized Advertising: Delivering tailored advertising based on your preferences or interests across services and devices and measuring the effectiveness of ads.
  • Social Media: Enabling the sharing of content from our services through social networking and other sites.

Below is a list of these partners with links to more information regarding their use of your data and how to exercise your options regarding tracking.

CategoryPartnerFurther Information
Ad SiteWPEnginePrivacy Policy
AnalyticsChartbeatPrivacy Policy
AnalyticsGoogleHow Google uses infromation from sites or apps that use our services
AnalyticsLogglyPrivacy Policy
AnalyticsMailchimpPrivacy Policy
AnalyticsParse.lyPrivacy Policy
AnalyticsQauntcastPrivacy Policy Opt-Out
App PublishingApple App StorePrivacy Policy
App PublishingGoogle Play App StoresGoogle Privacy and Terms
App PublishingMAZPrivacy Policy
Data HostingAWSPrivacy Policy
Goolge ServicesGooglePrivacy Policy
PaywwallOneCountPrivacy Policy and Terms
Personal AdvertizingDrawbridgePrivacy Policy Opt-Out
Personalized AdvertizingLinkedInPrivacy Policy
Personalized AdvertizingNeustarPrivacy Policy Opt-Out
Personalized Advertizing, Social MediaFacebookData Policy
Personalized Advertizing, Social MediaTwitterPrivacy Policy
Site AnalyticsNew Relic - AnalyticsGeneral Data Privacy Notice
Social Media ManagementBufferPolicies and Procedures
Subscription ServicesCDSPrivacy Notice

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of our Services may not be available, work, or work as designed. You also may be able to opt out of or block tracking by interacting directly with the third parties that conduct tracking through our Services.

You can learn more about ad serving companies and the options available to limit their collection and use of your information by visiting the websites for the Network Advertising Initiative, the Digital Advertising Alliance, and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Initiative. Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings and by resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device.

Please note that opting out of advertising networks services will neither exclude you from receiving advertising while using our Services, nor prevent third parties who do not participate in these programs from sending you interest-based advertising. It will, however, exclude you from interest-based advertising conducted through participating networks, as provided by their policies and choice mechanisms. If you delete your cookies, you may also delete your opt-out preferences.

Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality. At this time, TNR does not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.

For questions about our privacy practices, contact us at:The New Republic1 Union Square West, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003(646) 779-8000Email: support@tnr.com