Nothing is more important to us than protecting the private information
of our visitors. From the pbs.org homepage to more than 150,000 pages
of content produced by our affiliates, the "pbs.org" domain remains a
safehaven. All PBS-affiliated web sites adhere to a strict policy for
ensuring the privacy of your—and your children's—personally
identifiable information (such as full name, address, e-mail address,
telephone number and/or other identifiable information) and preserving
the integrity of this online medium.
Gathering and Use of Information
- We will not collect personally identifiable
information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis.
- In order to participate in some activities, you might
be asked to provide some personally identifiable information. This could be in
connection with the following:
- contest or sweepstakes registration
- subscription registration for sites or services
which require subscription (such as e-mail newsletters)
- requests for membership information to local
- transactions in shopPBS
- content submissions, community postings (i.e., forums or bulletin boards), comments and suggestions, or voting
- PBS Online will not willfully disclose your personal
information to any third party without first receiving your permission.
- pbs.org may use your personally identifiable
information for activities explained above, for internal and marketing
promotional purposes, or when shopPBS customer mailing lists are made
available to carefully screened companies whose products or services might
interest individuals who have shopped on the PBS web site (this is the only
case where such information is provided to third parties, at your approval).
- We will always explain the extent of its use at the time you
are asked to provide personal information. If you do not want this
information to be collected or used by us for these purposes, you can
simply "opt out." Under certain circumstances, opting out may prevent
your participation in activities for which personal information is
needed, as in contests.
As you surf around PBS.org, it is possible that several cookies*
will be set on your computer. PBS uses the information from cookies to
deliver relevant local resources, remember browser preferences, and
improve our visitors’ experiences on the site.
No personal information is ever stored in a PBS cookie, even if you
have entered your name or e-mail address on other parts of PBS Online.
PBS does not sell information collected by cookies nor use the
information for commerce-related purposes. In addition, PBS will not
filter content based on your preferences without permission.
- If you no station
at all, at any time. Please note that if you come to pbs.org from a
local station site, and you were not previously localized to a station,
you may be automatically localized to that station.
- If you watch a video clip or listen to an audio
clip on pbs.org, a cookie may remember which media player (such as Real
Player or Windows Media Player) and which type of clip (high or low
bandwidth) you prefer to use on your computer. You can change your video and audio preferences at any time, or choose a player each time you view or listen to a clip.
- As you explore pbs.org, a session cookie will tell us which pages you visit and the amount of time between each page visit.
This cookie does not remember any information about you or your
computer, it just tells us at PBS how long visitors spend on our sites
and which pages receive the most traffic. A "session cookie" only
remembers information about your current visit to the site.
*What's a cookie? A cookie is information a Web
site puts on your computer's hard drive so that the site can remember
your preferences or which pages you visited on that site.
Because PBS Kids speaks to a special audience, web sites that provide
components for children must follow additional guidelines above and
beyond the pbs.org policies. For complete guidelines on information
Terms and Conditions
By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and
terms and conditions, please do not use the site. We reserve the right,
at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of
this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any
changes. Your continued use of pbs.org following the posting of any
changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes.
If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to your use of our sites.