privacy policy

Thank you for visiting this Home Box Office, Inc. interactive promotional platform (the "Promotional Platform"). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at the Promotional Platform. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Promotional Platform, and covers information collected on or through or in connection with your use of the Promotional Platform.

We reserve the right to modify the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy or to change, modify or otherwise alter any feature of the Promotional Platform in our sole discretion at any time. Changes may be communicated to you via one of the following methods: (1) by sending an e-mail alerting you to the revised Privacy Policy; or (2) by otherwise making the revised Privacy Policy available for your review. Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will supersede the prior provisions for all activity occurring after the revised version has been made available in the manner described above. Your continued use of the Promotional Platform after the revised version is made available constitutes your agreement to the revision.

The Information We Collect

In this Promotional Platform, you can order products, enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletters, or participate in one of our online communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services.

You can also submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person's name and e-mail address to send an electronic greeting card and, if you order a gift online and want it sent directly to the recipient, you might submit the recipient's name and address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

At certain parts of the Promotional Platform, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services or otherwise participate in the Promotional Platform's activities and offerings.

We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit the Promotional Platform or access the Promotional Platform, such as: the type of browser you are using (e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Internet Explorer); the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Mac or PC); the IP address of any of your Computer(s) which may be used to access the Promotional Platform; certain information necessary for us to uniquely identify your Computer(s); the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., RoadRunner); referring/exit pages; date/time stamp; clickstream data; and pixel tags. In addition, when you visit the Promotional Platform our servers automatically collect information describing your use of the Promotional Platform, including content accessed by you, page/screen visits, length of time viewing a certain page or program, how the content is viewed, etc. You may also be asked to voluntarily rate the content you view on the Promotional Platform.

How We Use the Information

We may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us.

Please recognize that we and/or our vendors (such as mailing houses, or customer service vendors) may store this information, and may share this information with third parties as necessary to process your transactions and provide access to the Promotional Platform by you. We may also use this information for internal review and analysis of the Promotional Platform, the customer service process, and consumer comments.

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

The information we collect in connection with our online communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services.

If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g., a "submitting a posting on the Promotional Platform"), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided us.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of the Promotional Platform and to enable us to personalize your experience in using the Promotional Platform. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze Promotional Platform usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or transfer such information to a successor of HBO or any person or entity that acquires ownership or control of HBO or the Promotional Platform via any means. In such event, you recognize that such successor, person or entity may make changes or modifications to this Privacy Policy, and your continued use of the Promotional Platform constitutes consent to any such changes or modifications.

Agents and contractors of HBO who have access to personally identifiable information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for HBO. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

Opting Out

If at any time you wish to opt out of receiving promotional materials related to the Promotional Platform, we will provide an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each promotional e-mail you receive. You can also click here for information on opting out from promotional e-mails; or go to the “manage subscriptions” in the My Account section of the Promotional Platform. Please keep in mind that opting out of promotional e-mails will not prevent you from receiving transactional e-mail correspondence related to, without limitation: the Promotional Platform or your registered account.

You should note that in some instances, certain information or services can only be provided to you if personal information is provided. If you elect not to provide such information or opt out of having your information shared, you may not be able to receive certain content or information.

Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors

The Promotional Platform contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites' privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

We sometimes may offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the Promotional Platform activity. We have no control over these parties' use of this information. We will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these parties will obtain such information.


To enhance your experience with the Promotional Platform, many of our web pages on the Promotional Platform use "cookies." Cookies are text files we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering on the Promotional Platform. However, once you choose to furnish the Promotional Platform with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.

We use cookies to understand Promotional Platform usage and to improve the content and offerings on the Promotional Platform. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience at our web pages (e.g., to recognize you by name when you return to the Promotional Platform), save your password in password-protected areas, and enable you to use shopping carts on the Promotional Platform. We also may use cookies to offer you products, programs, or services.


We take information security seriously and use reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

Of course, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, and any message or information you send to the Promotional Platform may be read or intercepted by others, even if there is a special notice that a particular transmission (for example, credit card information) is encrypted, so please be aware that you provide your personally identifiable information at your own risk.

Collection of Information by Children

HBO does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information submitted to the Promotional Platform from individuals under the age of 13..

Special Note for Parents

This Promotional Platform that you are visiting is one of the HBO general audience sites. For more information about our online privacy practices for children's sites, consult the privacy notice at the children's site in which you are interested.

How You can Access or Correct Information

For instructions on how you can access the personally identifiable information that the Promotional Platform has collected about you online, or how to correct factual errors in such information, please click here.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy for the Promotional Platform or its implementation you may contact us at

Last Updated: August 1, 2010