KCTS Television (KCTS 9) and Pacific Coast Public Television Association (PCPTA), which represents KCTS 9 supporters in Canada, are committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, members, viewers and site- visitors (collectively “You” or “Yours”). We value Your trust, which means that we will properly collect any personal information that You give us, that we will only use it for the purposes for which it is collected and that we will dispose of it in a secure and timely manner when it is no longer needed. For purposes of this Policy “personal information” means Your name, acknowledgment name, financial information associated with payment for a product, donation, address, telephone number, fax number and email address. Unless there is a specific legal requirement we do not collect Your Social Security Number.
COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION
Personal information may be collected by KCTS 9 and Pacific Coast when You call us, email us, mail us or visit the KCTS 9 web site in connection with the following:
USE OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION
You may use a credit card, EFT/ACH information, or check when making a donation to KCTS 9 or PCPTA or making a purchase. All information from financial transactions made through KCTS9.org is stored and served from a secure server. This means that each page You view on our web site and any financial information You submit is encrypted on its way between Your computer and ours. Even in the highly unlikely event that Your transmission is intercepted, the data may not be usable by a third party. If You send us a check the financial information on it may be entered into the same secure computer system.
While the information technology systems of KCTS 9 and Pacific Coast are secure we cannot guarantee that they will not be hacked by outside parties. If that happens we will make reasonable efforts to notify You so that You can contact Your credit card company or bank.
Your credit card information will be used only for Your intended purpose — be it a donation or a purchase — and nothing else.
KCTS 9 and Pacific Coast have no control over other sites that are linked to ours and we cannot tell you how those sites will treat your personal information. For all online financial transactions You make through organizations that link to our site, be sure to review those organizations' privacy policies. If You have any questions regarding how the organizations use Your personal information, please contact them directly.
KCTS 9 and Pacific Coast will maintain Your financial information only as long as necessary to satisfy the purpose for which it was is obtained or as legally required. Thereafter it will be destroyed via appropriate, secure methods.
OTHER USES FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION
In addition, we may use Your personal information to:
Anonymized donor information or donor comments may be used for promotional and fundraising activities. We may ask You during the donation process for Your consent to use Your name publicly in connection with Your donation. You can always refuse consent or let us know that You do not wish to allow us to use Your personal information as we describe in this section either by e-mail at membership@KCTS9.org or over the phone when you call to donate.
However, in some circumstances, opting out may prevent You from participating in activities for which personal information is needed, such as contests. If You want to remain completely anonymous, You may still take advantage of the wealth of content available on our site that does not require registration.
You can prevent or delete our cookies by adapting Your browser settings, but this can affect the functionality of the website.
AUTHORIZED THIRD PARTIES
KCTS 9 uses third party service providers to place advertisements to market KCTS 9 on sites across the web. The third party service providers may collect anonymous information about Your visits to KCTS 9 and may use that information to target ads for products and services. They may collect web log data or place or recognize a unique cookie on Your browser to enable You to receive customized ads. No personally identifiable information is collected in this process. They do not know You name, address, email address, phone number or any personally identifiable information.
The NAI (Network Advertising Initiative) allows for the central opting out of all its members’ cookies from a single opt-out page. If you prefer not to receive relevant advertising on web pages or are concerned about third party cookies served by networks, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION
The KCTS 9 web-site is not targeted at children. Sometimes children do access it and we will give parents notice about their child’s participation on the KCTS 9 web-site, by contacting parents through the online contact information that must be provided by the child in order to participate. If Your child submits stories, artwork, comments or anything else to us which is to be posted at our site we will first contact the parent for permission to use the submission. If permission is granted the child will be identified only by first name, age or grade level, city and state.
KCTS9.org has links to third party sites and we are not responsible for the content or safety and privacy practices of those sites. Therefore we encourage adults and children to discuss these choices together before giving out any information at these outside sites.
We may make periodic changes to add, remove, or modify portions of this Policy at any time. This Policy was last updated on December 19, 2014. Please check this page from time to time for any changes.
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Your comments and questions help us serve you better and make your visit a pleasant one. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this statement, please send them to viewer@KCTS9.org.
I understand and agree that, by uploading stories, photographs, video and other images and items defined below as Submissions, to kcts9.org, I grant KCTS Television (“KCTS”), its community partners and others; (collectively, “Partners”), the unlimited, unrestricted right to display those Submissions on the website and share the Submissions on social media channels, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other communication facilities or interactive areas and to use it in broadcast programs, and promotional, advertising and marketing materials at our and their discretion. I further understand I will not be compensated by any of the Partners for their use of the Submissions I upload to this website.
Submissions. The Site may consist of kcts9.org website, blogs, any social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other communication facilities or interactive areas, designed to provide you with forums in which to express your opinions and submit and share ideas, information, and materials, including, without limitation, data, text, files, links, images, photographs, videos, audiovisual works, musical compositions, sound recordings, postings, music, your and/or other persons’ names, likenesses, voices, usernames, profiles, actions, appearances, performances and/or other biographical information (collectively, “Submissions”). You are responsible for the Submissions you post on our Site. We are not responsible for the Submissions that you or other users post on the Site. We reserve the right to edit, remove, or to refuse to post, any Submission, in whole or in part, for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, any Submission that violates these User Submission Guidelines or is otherwise objectionable, in our sole discretion. Because of the volume, we may not post or use all Submissions that we receive.
You represent and warrant that you have the necessary rights in the Submission to post it on this Site and that by doing so you are not violating the rights others may have in the Submission. You will defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses of any kind, including reasonable attorney's fees, relating to or arising from the content of the Submission You post or from breach of any representation, warranty or agreement You make.
Your License to Us. You retain all of your ownership rights in your Submission. However, by submitting any Submissions to us or to or through the Site, you grant to us, and to our sub licensees, an unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable, sub licensable, non-exclusive, perpetual, and irrevocable right and license, without the requirement of any permission from or payment (or other consideration) to you or to any other person or entity, to use, re-use, reproduce, transmit, print, publish, modify, edit, alter, create derivative works based upon, display, exhibit, publicly perform, distribute, re-distribute, host, store, cache, archive, index, categorize, comment on, broadcast, stream, adapt, and translate the Submissions and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in or conveyed by the Submissions, in whole or in part, in any and all formats and channels now known or hereafter developed (including, without limitation, on our Web sites, on third party Web sites, in our print publications, on our broadcast stations, and on cable and satellite networks carrying our broadcast programming and on our broadband and wireless platforms, products and services) for any and all purposes including, without limitation, documentary, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you and with or without attribution services. In addition, you hereby grant us and our sub licensees the right, on an unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable basis, to reproduce and use your name, likeness, image and voice (together with all trademark rights therein) on or in connection with the use of the Submission and in any and all promotion or advertising material related thereto.
Not Confidential. You understand that all Submissions you transmit to us and the Site will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You acknowledge that anything you submit to the Site by way of any Submissions is routed through our servers and the Internet and that, therefore, you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such Submission. You acknowledge that the Submissions and features on the Site are forums for public and not private communications. Please keep in mind that whenever you give out personal information online, through any media, including without limitation, a forum or blog, that information can be collected and used by people you do not know. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any of these media; you make such disclosures at your own risk. You understand that we may publish your username in connection with any Submission. If you use your legal name as your username, then your legal name may be published.
No Fiduciary Relationship. You agree that any Submissions you make are not being made in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way. To the extent any "moral rights," "ancillary rights," or similar rights in or to the Submissions exist and are not exclusively owned by us, you agree not to enforce any such rights as to us or our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users.
No Guarantee of Accuracy, Integrity or Quality of Submissions. We do not control, and are not responsible for, and do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of, the Submissions made available through this Site. By using this Site, you may be exposed to Submissions that you may find offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. By using this Site, you agree to accept such risks and you agree that we are not responsible for the acts or omissions of users on this Site. We may now or in the future provide you a mechanism or click button to allow you to report any Submission you may find objectionable. But please understand that in so doing we do not guarantee that any such Submission will be removed, edited or deleted, and we are not responsible or liable for our refusing or failing to remove, edit or delete a Submission you find objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with your use of and reliance on this Site and any of its Submissions. You also agree that under no circumstances will the Partners or any of our affiliated entities be liable in any way for any Submission or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Submission posted, emailed or otherwise made available via this Site.
Not Endorsed by Us. You acknowledge that the substance, views and opinions expressed in the Submissions are those of the author or submitting user solely and do not necessarily reflect our, or our affiliated entities views or opinions. You should make your own evaluation of the content, views, and opinions expressed in the Submissions. The Partners and our affiliated entities are not responsible for and do not endorse, guarantee, or warrant any content, views, or opinions referenced, posted or sent by the authors or submitting users through this Site. In fact, we specifically disclaim any and all liability in connection therewith.
Links. This Site may permit you to link to Submissions on the Site for personal, non-commercial purposes only. We reserve the right to discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time.
KCTS 9 is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates and employees have the right to be in surroundings free from harassment and unlawful discrimination. Our candidate screening and hiring process seeks the most qualified person for the job regardless of race, religion/creed, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, military/veteran status, genetics/genetic markers, health status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state or federal laws. All work-related actions are administered based on performance, experience, qualifications and other job-related factors.
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2013 Annual Report: Local Content and Service
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2012 Annual Report: Local Content and Service
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2011 Local Content and Service Report
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