Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Our Web site submission forms require users to give us contact information (such as their name and email address). Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the choice/opt-out section below.

We will not willfully disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party without first receiving your permission.  We will never sell, rent, or swap your personally identifiable information with non-affiliated third parties for their own purposes. In terms of our own use of information, we may use your personally identifiable information for internal purposes and marketing, promotional and fundraising purposes in support of public media. By opting in you are giving WHRO permission to contact you for these purposes.

We will typically explain the extent of 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, newsletter subscriptions and program reminders.

We do not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis. Such information is not used for any other purpose and is not shared with outside parties.

We also use cookies to personalize the Web site for you, remember browser preferences, and improve our visitors’ experiences on the Web site. These cookies are not required and do not contain any personal information. For our internal purposes, we gather date, time, browser type, navigation history and IP address of all visitors to our Web sites. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.

Online Contributions
When submitting information via our secure Web pages, WHRO uses industry standard 128-bit encryption to protect your information. WHRO protects your credit card information in several ways.  First, we do not keep or share personal identifying information associated with your payment card and we do not retain your card number or security code.  WHRO is a PCI DSS compliant organization.  That means we follow procedures developed by the credit card industry itself, which impose very strict requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. We take these steps to make sure our members' card data is being kept safe throughout every transaction, and that we – and you – can have confidence that you're protected against the pain and cost of a possible data breach.

Forums, Feedback and Submissions         
This site provides forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that unlike user supplied contact information, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. By submitting content to this site, (i) you consent to the disclosure of any otherwise private or personally identifying information that is included in such content and (ii) you represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights to the content; that the content is not defamatory, fraudulent, unlawful, abusive, harassing, pornographic or obscene; that displaying the content does not infringe on or misappropriate the rights of others; and that you have secured all necessary consents, waivers and permissions from any third parties whose names or likenesses are displayed in the content.

Contests, Sweepstakes, Subscriptions and Special Offers
On occasion, we may collect personal information from users in connection with optional sweepstakes, contests, newsletter subscriptions, programming reminders or special offers for which you must opt in.  Such information will be used as indicated at the time of collection.

Children's Guidelines
You have trusted us for many years to provide responsible and quality content for children. This trust is even more important to you, and to us on the Internet. We believe the following commitments on our part will improve the safety, value, and enjoyment of your child's visits to our site and our affiliated sites.

  • We will not collect personally identifiable information from your child.
  • If your child sends us an email with a question or comment, or enters one of our contests, we will respond using his or her email, but will not store it for future communications.
  • If we know that your child is under the age of thirteen, we will obtain your permission offline (by postal mail, fax or phone) before we mail any prizes or share your child's personal information with anyone else.
  • If your child submits stories, artwork, comments or anything else to us that is posted on our site, he or she will be identified only by first name and age.

User can opt-out of receiving communication from WHRO at any time. Please direct your requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. WHRO will remove your information from our database within 10 business days of receiving your request to opt-out.

This site contains links to other sites. Should you navigate to these sites be aware that WHRO is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Questions about this Website
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to

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