Some of our Services are designed for children and pre-teens (collectively, “Children’s Services”). Specific privacy information pertaining to Children’s Services can be found in Section 5 below.
If you register for the tpt.org User Portal, TPT will keep track of your actions taken on tpt.org and associate that information with the personal information you supply in your User Portal profile to personalize your tpt.org and User Portal experience.
You may turn off cookies that have been placed on your computer by following the instructions on your browser, but if you block our cookies, it may be more difficult (and maybe even impossible) to use some of the Services.
TPT uses services such as Google Analytics, Google Universal Analytics, Google Universal Analytics, Tag Manager, Google Optimize, Sumo, Get Site Control, Crazy Egg and our web server logs to gather information about the users of our Services. Our web servers and analytics tools will create log files which contain some or all of the following information:
Third Party Advertising:
TPT uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when users use our Services. These companies may use information (not including name, address, email address or telephone number) about visitors to the Services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to such visitors.
These advertisers will collect and report some or all of the following per advertising unit:
If you want to opt-out of Google services, please view this site for more information.
When you visit a TPT website or other Service, we will not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis. However, in order to participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide personally identifiable information. For example, this could be in connection with:
Except as discussed above, personally-identifying information collected by TPT is not provided to outside parties except (i) TPT affiliates (such as PBS, our program co-producers, and other public broadcasting stations), (ii) all third party service providers, and (iii) Member List Exchange, as further detailed in Section 4 below. Except as specified below for (iii), the information is provided for the sole purpose of — and only to the extent necessary for — delivering the requested goods or services to the user, delivering communications from TPT and TPT affiliates to users who have “opted in” to the receipt of these communications, providing services for and on behalf of TPT, or serving other internal TPT purposes.
TPT makes every effort to ensure that EFT and credit card transactions that occur on its Services are secure. TPT 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 on the Services is protected against unauthorized use by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) security features. The TLS protocol is the industry standard method for creating an encrypted, secure connection between your web browser and a web server, such as the web site’s server. You should, however, keep in mind that no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Because most e-mail is not encrypted, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail.
TPT may publish a list of donors (for example, as part of our Annual Report.) This listing may indicate a monetary range into which each donor’s gift falls. If you wish to be excluded from any such listing, contact us as indicated below. In addition, TPT is required to disclose the identity of all donors who provide direct funding for any content produced by TPT.
TPT will not sell or rent our member’s names with any organization. TPT will, on occasion, exchange membership lists with other well-established charitable, cultural non-profit organizations. We believe that the opportunities for increased financial support and the cost reductions resulting from list exchanges conducted within the guidelines of this policy will help us deliver more mission-related services to the public.
In exchanging lists, the following principles will always apply:
The Services are geared towards a general audience and do not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13. In addition to the Services, TPT provides products and services for children, which include tpt.org/kids, scigirlsconnect.org, and the “MNO Play and Learn” app (“MNO App”). Neither the MNO App nor tpt.org/kids collect personally identifiable information, and the MNO App collects no information from users and does not require an account set-up process.
Services operated by TPT may contain links to other sites. TPT is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites.
Services operated by TPT may include comment sections, ratings, chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or other interactive elements and public areas where users can post information. Please remember that any information or content that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information, including credit card or other payment information, in these areas. TPT is not responsible or liable for any personally identifiable or any other information or content presented in such areas by users or for other user’s actions with respect to that information.
TPT complies with all laws and regulations as applicable to the Services, as well as the certification requirements of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. TPT supports the Consumer Reports WebWatch guidelines to promote credible information practices on the Web. (Click here for more information on Consumer Reports WebWatch.)
This Policy was last updated on March 16, 2020.
If you have questions regarding this Policy, please contact Customer Service at 651-229-1330 or send an email to [email protected] or send mail to Member Services, Twin Cities Public Television, 172 E. 4th St., St. Paul, MN 55101.