Location-Based Services

Northern California Public Media collects a visitor's geolocation data through the Northern California Public Media Services for purposes of offering visitors relevant content, including content from nearby Member stations. Geolocation data consists of general location information based on latitude and longitude (if the visitor has enabled location services for a Northern California Public Media application on the visitor's mobile device), or Northern California Public Media may approximate a visitor's location based on the IP address of the visitor's computer or mobile device.

Children

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 Northern California Public Media or to anyone else. The Northern California Public Media Services are not directed at children under the age of 13 and Northern California Public Media does not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide any personally-identifying information to Northern California Public Media. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for any Northern California Public Media Services or provide any information about yourself.

Gathering of Information

Northern California Public Media collects contact information, such as name, address, email address, and telephone number, that visitors voluntarily submit by, for example, registering for newsletters or an NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA account, signing on to the Northern California Public Media Services through their social media account, creating a public profile for a Northern California Public Media account, making a purchase in the Northern California Public Media Shop, sharing a story, or submitting comments or materials to Northern California Public Media.

  • Northern California Public Media collects credit card information provided by Northern California Public Media Shop customers.
  • Northern California Public Media's web server creates access logs for visitors to the Northern California Public Media Services, recording such information as IP address, date and time of visit, path taken, browser, list of files downloaded or viewed, and time spent listening to audio.
  • Northern California Public Media collects information from a visitor's mobile device or app, including unique device identifier, operating system, phone model, app version and/or automobile make (for certain connected car platforms).
  • Northern California Public Media collects information enabling it to recognize a visitor as the same visitor when the visitor accesses the Northern California Public Media Services using different browsers or devices.
  • In order to personalize the listening experience for visitors to personalized digital listening services offered through the Northern California Public Media Services, such as the "Northern California Public Media One" service, Northern California Public Media collects information about each visitor's listening activity, including audio segments that a visitor listens to, audio segments that a visitor skips and shares, audio segments that a visitor marks as interesting, and listening times and frequency. Northern California Public Media also collects information regarding whether a visitor has donated to Member stations through the Northern California Public Media Services, or has requested information about or expressed interest in donating to Member stations. Northern California Public Media may share this information with the Member stations localized to or associated with a visitor's account.
  • Northern California Public Media may collect information related to content preferences.
  • NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may collect a visitor's other personal information (such as age or gender) (a) that the visitor has chosen to associate with the visitor's social media account(s), or (b) in aggregated, non-identifying form through third-party vendors.
  • NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA uses cookies and web beacons to track certain visitor activity. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's third-party vendors that provide analytics services, provide NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's discussion platform, and serve sponsorship acknowledgments also may use their own cookies and web beacons to track visitor activity.

Use of Information

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA uses the personally-identifying information it gathers (a) to provide requested products and services, (b) to identify visitors when NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA publishes material they submitted, and (c) for internal purposes and for marketing, fundraising, membership and communications purposes of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA and NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations.

  • NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA uses access logs, content preferences, information about visitor listening activity, cookies, web beacons, and third-party analytics data to analyze use of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, offer interactive features, and personalize the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, such as by recalling visitor information so that the visitor does not have to re-enter it, offering local station content or other content that may be of interest to the visitor, and displaying more relevant sponsorship messages. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA and the Member stations localized to or associated with a visitor's account also may use information about listening activity and content preferences for internal purposes and for marketing, fundraising, membership and communications purposes.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA generally does not share personally-identifying information it gathers with third parties, except with NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA service vendors (to the extent necessary for the vendor to provide the services), and other third parties when a visitor consents. When NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA shares personally-identifying information with NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA requires those Member stations to commit to the same restrictions against sharing that personally-identifying information with third parties as NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA commits to in this Privacy Policy.

  • Any information a visitor submits, posts to or shares through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services will become available to the public.
  • NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may share aggregate information about use of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services that does not identify its visitors individually.
  • NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA will release visitor information when required to do so by law or when it believes it is necessary to protect NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA employees, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member station employees, visitors to the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, sponsors, service providers, the public, or others.
  • If you do not consent to the collection, use or sharing of your personally-identifying information as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide that information. By providing your personally-identifying information, you are "opting in" to the collection, use and sharing described in this Privacy Policy.

Contact

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Full Version of Privacy Policy

At NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA (which refers to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA and its subsidiary organizations), we recognize the importance of privacy to visitors to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA.org, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's mobile applications, any other NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA sites, applications and services, and any features of these sites, applications and services (the "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services"). This Privacy Policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services and how that information may be used and shared. Please note that this Privacy Policy is separate and distinct from the privacy policies governing the websites, applications and services of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's Member stations, and the websites, applications and services of third parties that may link to or be linked to from the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services.

By using, registering for, or otherwise accessing the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Terms of Use and you give your express consent (or "opt in") to the collection, use, sharing and processing of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, please do not use, register for or otherwise access any of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services or provide personal information.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may update this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use from time to time in its sole discretion. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted to this page, with an updated Effective Date noted at the top of the Privacy Policy; visitors to the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services are responsible for reviewing the Privacy Policy for any changes before using, registering for or accessing the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. Use of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services constitutes consent to and acceptance of the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use in effect at the time of such use.

Gathering of Information

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA collects personally-identifying information (such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, and/or credit card information) through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA collects personally-identifying information from visitors whenever visitors provide it to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA asks visitors to provide certain personally-identifying information as they interact with the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, for example: when they register for certain features or services (such as an NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA account, the "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA One" service, Application Programming Interface (API) content access, and NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA email newsletters); when they create a public profile for their NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA account; when they email, send via SMS (Short Message Service) or text message, or otherwise share a story from the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services; when they make a purchase from the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Shop; when they post, upload, transmit and/or otherwise submit ("Submit") a comment, message, story idea, essay, photo, image, or other text, content or material ("User Materials"); and when they register for an NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA tour or event or any online contest. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA also may ask visitors to provide personally-identifying information in other limited circumstances specified at the time the information is gathered.

Any information that visitors Submit on or through NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's social networking features, forums and discussions, as part of story or blog comments, or that visitors otherwise Submit to the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, may become public, including the full name and nickname that visitors provide when registering for an NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA account or creating a public profile.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA also may collect other personal information (such as age, gender or other demographic information) (a) that the visitor has chosen to associate with his or her own social media account(s), or (b) in aggregated, non-identifying form through third-party vendors that provide analytics services. This information may be stored on NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's servers with other information previously received or collected from the visitor.

In order to personalize the listening experience for visitors to personalized digital listening services offered through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, such as the "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA One" service (collectively, "NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Personalized Services"), when visitors use NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Personalized Services, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA collects information about the listening activity of each visitor, including audio segments that a visitor listens to, audio segments that a visitor skips and shares, audio segments that a visitor marks as interesting, and listening times and frequency. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA also collects information regarding whether a visitor has donated to Member stations through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, or has requested information about or expressed interest in donating to Member stations. Within NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's mobile sites and applications and any features of these sites and applications ("NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Mobile Services"), NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA collects a device's unique identifier, operating system, device model, app version, automobile make (for certain connected car platforms), and/or content preferences.

Visitors have the opportunity to select a "favorite" Member station by (a) entering a zip code, (b) authorizing NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA to use geolocation data regarding the visitor's current location, or (c) selecting from a list of Member stations. For certain of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, including NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Personalized Services, a Member station is automatically assigned to the visitor based on geolocation data or based on a previously-assigned "favorite" or associated Member station. Geolocation data consists of general location information based on latitude and longitude (if the visitor has enabled location services for an NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA application on the visitor's mobile device), or NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may approximate a visitor's location based on the IP address of the visitor's computer or mobile device.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA uses a third-party vendor that collects unique device identifiers and any voice-activated action taken by visitors to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Mobile Services in response to or in connection with interactive audio sponsorship acknowledgments transmitted through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Mobile Services. This third-party vendor may use this unique device identifier and usage information to deliver targeted sponsorship acknowledgments to the visitor within the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Mobile Services. Any unique device identifier and usage information collected by this third-party vendor will be processed and used by this third-party vendor solely to operate its interactive audio sponsorship acknowledgement services. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA is not responsible for, and assumes no liability for, the privacy and information collection and use practices of this or any other third-party vendor. If you do not agree to the collection and use of this information by NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's third-party vendor, please do not engage the interactive audio sponsorship acknowledgement features.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA uses Google's Universal Analytics service to collect information that enables NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA to recognize a visitor as the same user when the visitor accesses the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services using different browsers or devices. See the "Opting Out of Cookies and Web Beacons" section below for more information about opting out of this collection of information by Google Analytics.

Like other web servers, the server used by NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA for the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do NOT record a visitor's name, address, email address, credit card information, or other similar personally-identifying information. Rather, they contain some or all of the following information:

  • The Internet Protocol address (IP address) of the machine which accessed the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services.
  • General location information (based on IP address or latitude and longitude).
  • Device type and unique device identifier (for users of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Mobile Services) and other technical information about your device, system and application software.
  • The date and time of the visit.
  • The path taken through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, including any "favorites" selected by the visitor, as well as patterns in the paths taken by visitors.
  • Other content preferences,
  • The browser and operating system being used.
  • A list of files downloaded or viewed.
  • The amount of time spent listening to/viewing media files.
  • Any errors encountered.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA uses a service called Bitly to provide shortened uniform resource locators ("URLs" – the "addresses" of individual web pages) so our content can be shared more easily, particularly through social media services. Bitly collects information as our shortened URLs are shared and clicked on and makes some of that information available to us.

The information Bitly collects may include, among other things: (a) the IP address and geographic location of each device accessing our shortened URLs; (b) the websites or services where our shortened URLs are shared; (c) the time and date of each click on a shortened URL; and (d) information about how and, in some cases, by whom a shortened URL is shared on social media services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+. Bitly uses this information to provide statistics that help us understand how our audience reads and shares our content. Bitly may collect additional information, particularly from users with Bitly accounts who access our shortened URLs while logged in to their Bitly accounts, and it may use that information in accordance with its own policies and processes, which we do not control. We encourage you to review Bitly's privacy policy before you share our content. Bitly's privacy policy can be found here. If you would prefer that Bitly not collect information about the shortened URLs you share, you can copy the full URL of the story you want to share from the location bar in your browser and share the story directly by email.

The NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services also may feature Nielsen proprietary measurement software that includes visitors in Nielsen's market research, such as Nielsen Digital Content Ratings. For example, Nielsen's measurement software may collect information about content that was viewed, where the content was viewed, and general information about the content that was viewed. To learn more about the information that Nielsen software may collect and your choices with regard to it, including how to opt out of the collection of information for this Nielsen digital measurement research, please see the Nielsen Digital Measurement Privacy Policy at http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy. See the "Opting Out of Cookies and Web Beacons" section below for more information about opting out of the collection of information for this Nielsen digital measurement research.

Cookies and Other Technologies

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA also uses "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the visitor's hard drive when the visitor visits a website, application or service. Only the website, application or service that set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a record-keeping device to store visitor IDs and information that the site already has. It cannot be used to read other information from the visitor's hard drive.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA uses cookies to track visitors' activity through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, and uses information gathered through NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA and third-party vendor cookies, for purposes including improvement of the site/application/service architecture, offering the visitor interactive features that would not be possible without them, offering local station content or other content that may be of interest to the visitor, recalling specific information to save the visitor time during subsequent visits to the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, and directing more relevant sponsorship acknowledgments or underwriting credits to the visitor while the visitor is on the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. For example, cookies allow NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA to remember your registration information while you are logged in. Local station customization, the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Shop, and other interactive features also use cookies.

Third-party vendors that measure and analyze the use of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services for NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, provide NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's discussion platform and serve sponsorship messages onto the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services also use their own cookies. For example, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's third-party analytics vendors use cookies across multiple sites to collect visitor data (such as data related to age, gender and visitor interests). In addition, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA works with third-party vendors which may serve sponsorship acknowledgments or other messages to you on other websites after you visit the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. These third-party vendors use their own cookies to recognize you as an NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services visitor and to serve you sponsorship or other messages on other websites that they believe you will find most relevant. This Privacy Policy does not cover the cookies used by these third-party vendors.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA and its third-party vendors also may use web beacons, alone or in conjunction with cookies. A web beacon is an electronic image, also known as a single-pixel (1x1) or clear .gif., which can be used to recognize certain information on your computer, such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, or a description of where API content is placed. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for these and other purposes.

Opting Out of Cookies and Web Beacons

If you wish to prevent certain or all cookies from being set to your hard drive or device, or to clear existing cookies from your browser's or device's cache, you may be able to disable them in your browser's or device's preferences, although your browser or device might then be unable to accommodate certain functionalities on the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. Visitors desiring to prevent data from being collected by Google Analytics, including user ID information collected through Google's Universal Analytics service, may use the opt-out browser add-on developed by Google for this purpose.

Visitors desiring to opt out of, or opt back into, Nielsen digital measurement research on browsers may do so at http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy#choice. Opting out of the collection of information for Nielsen digital measurement research is cookie-based and will only affect the specific browser on which the opt out is applied. If you subsequently delete your browser cookies, you will need to opt out again.

In addition, if you wish to opt out of receiving personalized or "interest-based" sponsorship or other messages from our third-party vendors and other participating companies, please visit http://networkadvertising.org/choices. Please note that if you opt out, you will still receive other types of messages that are not personalized or interest-based. Opting out is cookie-based and will only affect the specific computer and browser on which the opt out is applied. If you subsequently delete your browser cookies, you will need to opt out again.

For more information about opting out of interest-based messages, visit www.aboutads.info/choices.

Use and Sharing of Information

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's use of personally-identifying information includes the following: managing and administering the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services; responding to visitor messages; providing personalized content; listing name and location (city, state and/or country) information provided by visitors when broadcasting or publishing User Materials; fulfillment of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Shop orders; offering access to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA tours and events; contest management; editorial purposes such as contacting visitors for an online survey; use by NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's third-party vendors to operate interactive audio sponsorship acknowledgment services on the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Mobile Services; sending NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA email newsletters and other communications, including marketing, fundraising, membership and other communications, from NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA or NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations to visitors; other internal purposes and marketing, fundraising, membership and communications purposes of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA and NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations; and other purposes specified at the time the information is gathered. Any geolocation data and other location information collected through NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services is used to offer relevant content, including content from nearby Member stations to the visitor.

Any information that you disclose when participating in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA social networking features, forums or discussions (including creating a profile or submitting a comment to a story or blog or in a discussion thread), such as your full name and any nickname, is likely to become public. This information may be posted on the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services and on the platform of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's third-party discussion services vendor. In addition, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, its Member stations and their licensees, may use, copy, sublicense, modify, transmit, publicly perform, display, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode, and/or adapt any User Materials, and any information contained therein, in any and all media formats or channels, whether now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member station websites and services, other third-party websites and services, over the air (on radio or television), and on mobile platforms. Further, other visitors to the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services may embed a widget or feed that allows your User Materials to appear on their personal, noncommercial website, blog or other application, subject to conditions set forth in the Terms of Use. You also may opt in to sharing your NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services profile and comments with other websites and social media platforms, but only by taking action on the website for NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's third-party discussion services vendor. Any such action is governed by the terms and privacy policy of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's third-party discussion services vendor, and not of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA.

In addition, if you send User Materials to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, we may print the User Materials, or an excerpt from the User Materials, on the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, read them on air, or otherwise publish them in any other medium, together with your name and location (city, state and/or country) if you provide that information to us. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may contact visitors regarding their submissions in certain circumstances.

Excluding information provided by the visitor when participating in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA social networking features, forums or discussions, or sending User Materials to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, which may become public as discussed above, personally-identifying information collected by NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA is not provided to outside parties except NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA service vendors (such as NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Shop fulfillment service, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's email list manager, and the provider of the tool that allows visitors to sign in using information from their account with a third-party service), and other third parties when the visitor specifically consents to such distribution (such as the disclosure of your name to a friend when you email, send via SMS or text message, or otherwise share a story with that friend). NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may share information about a visitor's listening activity and whether visitors have donated to Member stations through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services or have requested information about or expressed interest in donating to Member stations, with the Member stations localized to or associated with the visitor's account. In these circumstances, the information is provided for the sole purpose of, and only to the extent necessary for, delivering the requested goods to the user, delivering communications from NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA or NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations to visitors, providing services for and on behalf of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, or serving other NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA or NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member station internal purposes and marketing, fundraising, membership and communications purposes. When NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA shares personally-identifying information with NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA requires those Member stations to commit to the same restrictions against sharing that information with third parties as NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA commits to in this Privacy Policy. Visitors to the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Mobile Services should be aware that the wireless carrier for a mobile device or the automobile manufacturer also may collect personally-identifying information and geolocation data. Visitors should check the privacy policies of their wireless carriers and automobile manufacturers for additional information.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA also may disclose personally-identifying information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary (a) to comply with the law or with legal process, (b) to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, (c) to protect the personal safety, property or rights of visitors to the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, the public, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA and its employees, officers, directors, agents and contractors, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member stations and NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Member station personnel, sponsors, service providers, and others, or (d) to enforce the Terms of Use.

If you do not want your personally-identifying information to be collected or used for any of these purposes, please do not provide it (although if you do not provide it, you may not be able to use or participate in certain features of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services). You can also "opt out" according to the process described below in the section titled "Corrections to Registrations; Opting Out of Communications."

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may share with third parties anonymous information that does not identify its visitors. The use and disclosure of such information is not subject to restrictions under this Privacy Policy.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, with the assistance from time to time of its third-party service vendors, uses non-identifying information (in aggregated and non-aggregated form), including non-identifying aggregate data regarding age, gender and/or visitor interests, to analyze use of and better design the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. For example, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may use information to recognize a visitor as the same user when the visitor accesses the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services using different browsers or devices. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA may share information with third parties in aggregate, non-identifying form as appropriate. For example, we may tell a third party that a certain number or category of visitors accessed a particular audio stream on the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. We may share non-identifying aggregate information with third-party services that combine NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's information with aggregate information from other sources to provide ratings and ranking data or other services of value to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA. We may share non-identifying information, in aggregated or non-aggregated form, with third-party vendors to help NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA analyze and improve the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. However, we will not disclose any information that could be used to identify our visitors.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA also may share information obtained from devices that visitors use to access the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services with certain of its third-party vendors, including its third-party interactive audio sponsorship acknowledgment service provider, for a variety of purposes, including tracking sponsorship acknowledgment credit frequency and voice-activated actions taken in response to interactive audio sponsorship acknowledgments.

Security

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA has in place what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Credit card information provided to the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Shop is protected by 128-bit encryption and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security features, which scramble your personal information so that only your browser and the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Shop's server can decipher it. However, no Internet, email or mobile transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Because most email and mobile transmissions are not encrypted, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email, SMS or text message, or other mobile transmission.

Children

Under 13: 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 their mobile device, to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA or to anyone else. The NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services are not directed at children under the age of 13 and NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA does not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 13 to provide any personally-identifying information to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or email address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.

13-18: You must be at least 18 years old in order to Submit any User Materials on or through the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, register for the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, create a public profile, participate in any online contests, or place an order on the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Shop. Visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before registering for email newsletters or otherwise sending any personally-identifying information.

Corrections to Registrations; Opting Out of Communications

Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to (a) correct or update any registration information that you have provided to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, (b) opt-out of future communications from NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, or (c) request NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA to cancel your NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA account, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA newsletter registration and other NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA registrations.

Acceptance of Privacy Policy Terms

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page, so please check this page periodically. Use of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services constitutes consent to any policy then in effect. Please make sure that you read NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA's Terms of Use to understand additional terms and conditions which apply to the use of the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services.

Links to other Sites and Services

It is important to note that the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services contain links to other sites, applications and services maintained by third parties that may not follow the same privacy policies as the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services. For instance, clicking or tapping on a sponsorship acknowledgment or some third-party logos on the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services will take you to an entirely different site, application or service. These sites, applications and services may use cookies, collect data, and use the data in ways that the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services would not. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA is not responsible for the privacy practices of, or any information or materials on, these other sites. Please visit these sites if you wish to review their privacy policies.

The NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services include a tool that allows you to sign in or share content using information from your account with a third-party service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or Disqus. Please be aware that those third-party services are unrelated to NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA, and that your use of the third-party services is subject to the terms and policies of those services.

International User Notice

For international users, please note that it may be necessary to transfer your information internationally and, in particular, your information may be transferred to and processed in the United States. For residents of the European Union: the data protection and other laws of other countries outside of the European Union may not be as comprehensive as those of the European Union. Please be assured that we take steps to ensure that your privacy is protected as described in this policy. By using the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC MEDIA Services, you agree to have your information transferred to and used in the United States as set forth in this policy.

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