Last updated on June 1, 2018
How We Collect and Use Information
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.
If you wish to disable cookies and other use-tracking technologies, your browser settings may enable you to do so. Please be aware, though, that disabling cookies may change or reduce the functionality of the WHRO.org in certain contexts (e.g., we will not be able to store your WHRO Passport login session). Find more information on Do Not Track. We will honor your browser’s Do Not Track setting.
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.
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.
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.
Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) via the web or mobile device, to WHRO or to anyone else.
As Required By Law
If we determine on a good faith basis that we are required by law (e.g., pursuant to a subpoena or judicial order) to share your personal or other information, we will endeavor to share it only to the extent we determine is reasonably necessary to comply with the request.
Acceptance of This Policy
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