Privacy Policy


The VA Online News recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of information that may be collected by us regarding users or readers of VA news content online. Accordingly, we have adopted a privacy policy to govern how we treat such information in connection with our VA Hosted Service, which is a participant in the News Licensing Group Service.

This policy applies to VA Online News Experience product, and is a supplement to and incorporates the News Licensing Group Privacy Policy. This privacy policy does not apply to information you may provide to us offline. VA may change this privacy policy from time to time, in its sole discretion, and any such changes will become effective when the VA posts the revised privacy policy online. Your continued use of this web site indicates your consent to VA’s privacy policy and the most current version then in effect.

What information do we collect?

The VA News Experience displays news stories and includes advertising delivered by third parties. A VA-hosted page also collects users’ information in connection with the News Licensing Group Service. The types of information VA collects from visits to those pages, and how VA and the News Licensing Group partners use and disclose that information, is described in the News Licensing Group Privacy Policy.

The News Licensing Group (NLG) is a means for VA and other participants in the NLG to determine where and when their content is accessed and to police unapproved dissemination of such content. You may read about NLG data collection policies and your privacy, and opt-out of NLG data collection.

Google Analytics

The VA utilizes Google Analytics Advertising Features to collect Demographics and Interests Data (the “Data”) to ensure you receive the best experience on our websites.  The Data may include information regarding the age and gender of users, along with the interests they express in their online travel and purchasing activities.  The Data comes from third-party Double-click cookies.  When this cookie is present, Analytics collects any demographic and interest information available in the cookie.  The Data is also shared with Google for benchmarking purposes.

Users may opt-out of interest-based ads through Ads Settings, or opt-out of Google Analytics.

Cookie Notice

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your device when you access certain websites.  Cookies allow a website to recognize your device.  If you continue without changing your settings, you will consent to receive all cookies on the VA Online News website.  However, you may change your cookie settings at any time.

Note Regarding the Use of the Site by Children:

The VA Hosted Service is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13).

Third Party Sites:

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including, without limitation, any third party operating any site to which the VA Hosted Service contains a link. The inclusion of a link in the VA Hosted Service does not imply endorsement of the linked site by us.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mail at