FOREIGN POLICY respects our subscribers’ and Web site users’ right to privacy. Personally identifiable information is collected on our Web site only when voluntarily provided by the user. This information is used to deliver requested items such as the FP e-Alert newsletter, purchased products, content or Forum access, or magazine subscriptions. We also use this information to make your experience on ForeignPolicy.com more enjoyable and convenient.

Cookies help track a person's “session” while online. They are used on our site to gather basic tracking information and to monitor the presentation of advertisements. They are especially necessary when ordering a product online. Cookies are not related to any personally identifiable information and are not used to retrieve information from your computer that was not originally sent in a cookie.

Many browsers are set to accept cookies. You may prefer to set your browser to refuse cookies. It is possible, however, that some areas of this site will not function properly, if you do so. This is especially likely when trying to order a product.

Product, content, and subscription purchases made on ForeignPolicy.com are directed through a secure transaction server to protect your personal and financial information.

Other information collected on our Web site is not personally identifiable and is done so by our Web server in aggregate. This information allows us to track general patterns, such as browser and platform usage and site traffic.

FP does not rent, sell, or otherwise make available to third parties the personally-identifiable information collected on our Web site (other than in connection with magazine subscriptions ordered, as explained below) without your express permission.

Occasionally, FP makes portions of its magazine subscription mailing list available to reputable companies and organizations whose products or services we feel may be of interest to you. Many of our subscribers find this a valuable and timesaving service. If you would rather not receive these mailings, please send us a request in writing at one of the addresses below asking us not to release your name to third parties. Please allow 12 weeks for your request to take effect.

By Mail:

P.O. Box 474
Mt. Morris, IL 61054-8499

FP Customer Service

If you have questions or concerns about FP's Privacy Policy, please contact us at FP@ForeignPolicy.com.