My Sports & Privacy

The sports, leagues, teams, and athletes you are following will be associated with your Apple ID to sync across supported Apple apps, and used to personalize your experience and send you notifications. You can stop syncing anytime.
 

My Sports is designed to protect your information and enable you to choose what you share.

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  • Apple collects information about the sports, leagues, teams, and athletes you follow and syncs that information across supported Apple apps. Your sports interests are associated with your Apple ID.
  • We use information about the sports interests you follow to personalize your experience within Apple apps including Apple TV and Apple News, and to send you notifications.
  • You can choose to stop syncing your sports interests across Apple apps at any time. Turning off My Sports syncing may limit your ability to use sports features in supported apps.

My Sports allows you to have one sports experience across your Apple apps and devices. The teams and other sports interests you follow will sync across supported Apple apps and devices that are signed in to the same Apple ID.

Providing and Improving My Sports

If you turn on syncing for My Sports, the teams and other sports interests you follow in Apple TV and Apple News will automatically be followed in other supported apps. Apple collects information about your usage of My Sports, including, where available, the sports, leagues, teams, and athletes that you follow and the notifications you interact with, and stores that information associated with your Apple ID. Apple uses this information to sync your sports interests across supported Apple apps, including Apple TV and Apple News, and to personalize your experience in those apps and associated services like Apple News email newsletters. Apple also uses this information, along with information about errors and crashes, to improve My Sports and the supported Apple apps and services.

My Sports syncing allows you to have one sports experience across supported Apple apps, with content about your sports interests like articles and events appearing in supported Apple apps and associated services, including Apple TV and Apple News. You can choose to stop using My Sports to sync your sports interests at any time in the settings of supported apps. On iOS and iPadOS, go to Settings > News, or to TV > Account, and turn off Sync My Sports. On Mac, go to News > Preferences. Turning off syncing for My Sports may limit the sports features available in some apps, including Apple TV.

Communicating with You

Apple may use information about your account, such as the Apple products you own and your subscriptions to Apple services, to send you communications about My Sports and your sports interests, as well as other Apple products, services, and offers that may be of interest to you, including Apple One. Apple may also use information about the sports, leagues, teams, and athletes you follow to send you emails and push notifications from apps that support My Sports, including Apple TV and Apple News, about new features, content, and offers available in those apps. You can change your email preferences and opt out of receiving these emails by going to appleid.apple.com. To update your notification preferences on iOS and iPadOS for apps that support My Sports, go to Settings > Notifications > TV for Apple TV notifications, and Settings > Notifications > News for Apple News notifications. On Mac, go to System Settings > Notifications, and click TV or News on the left side.

Advertising

If the Personalized Ads setting is turned on, Apple’s advertising platform may use your information to serve ads that are more relevant to you. Apple’s advertising platform may use information about your sports interests to ensure that ads in Apple News and Stocks are relevant.

If you do not want to receive ads targeted to your interests from Apple’s advertising platform, you can choose to turn off Personalized Ads. Turning off Personalized Ads will prevent Apple from using your information for ad targeting. It may not decrease the number of ads you receive, but the ads may be less relevant to you.

You can turn off Personalized Ads on your iOS or iPadOS device by going to Settings > Privacy & Security > Apple Advertising and tapping to turn off Personalized Ads. On Mac, go to System Settings > Privacy & Security > Apple Advertising, and deselect Personalized Ads.

Learn more about Apple Advertising & Privacy at www.apple.com/legal/privacy/data/en/apple-advertising.

Learn about how to opt out of personalized ads in Apple News and Stocks at support.apple.com/kb/HT202074.

Sharing with Third Parties

We may share some non-personal information about the sports, leagues, teams, and athletes followed using My Sports with strategic partners that work with Apple to provide our products and services, help Apple market to customers, and sell ads on Apple’s behalf to display in Apple News and Stocks. For example, Apple may share aggregate reports with Apple News publishers and with other content providers to help them understand the performance of their content.

Retention

We retain information about your sports interests and your use of My Sports associated with your Apple ID for as long as necessary to provide the service and for up two years after you stop using My Sports. Supported apps will handle your information as described in their data and privacy information. Learn more about Apple TV App & Privacy at www.apple.com/legal/privacy/data/en/apple-tv-app and Apple News & Privacy at www.apple.com/legal/privacy/data/en/apple-news.

At all times, information collected by Apple will be treated in accordance with Apple’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.apple.com/privacy

Published Date: September 12, 2022