This Policy will first describe the methods by which WETA may collect your voluntarily-supplied, personally identifiable information. Next, this Policy explains how WETA uses your personally identifiable information and how you may opt out of such uses by WETA. Thereafter this Policy addresses the privacy of children who interact with WETA. And finally, your acceptance of this Policy is addressed.
1. Voluntarily-Supplied Information:
You may visit the Websites, enjoy WETA’s television and radio broadcasts, and participate at some WETA events without voluntarily supplying any personally identifiable information about yourself. The Websites do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide that information. To make use of certain features on the Websites, such as Contact Us forms, subscribing to various newsletters, or supporting WETA with a monetary donation made online, you will need to provide your personally identifiable information. For some interactions with WETA, for example, to participate in some WETA in-person events or to make a monetary donation to WETA by phone or by mail, you may also need to provide your personally identifiable information. The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalized features and to tailor our Websites to your interests and make them more useful to you. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. If you don't supply the information, however, we may be unable to provide you with services and opportunities for participation and engagement with WETA that are available to others. The following provides additional detail on some of the forums in which WETA may collect your personally identifiable information.
A. Email and Email Newsletters
WETA may collect personal information from you in connection with your subscription to WETA’s email lists and email newsletters. Subscribing to email lists or email newsletters is voluntary and optional, but you must provide some personally identifying information, such as your email address, to participate in this WETA service. Your personally identifiable information will be used for the purposes of your participation in the email service for which you are subscribing. Additionally, unless you opt out by clicking the links to unsubscribe or manage your email preferences which appear at the bottom of every WETA email, WETA may contact you via email to alert you to new WETA services that may be of interest to you.
B. WETA Donors
Most of WETA’s Websites** offer users the opportunity to make a donation in support of WETA, or a particular project of WETA. You may also make a donation to WETA by phone or by mail. To make a donation you must provide personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, your name, address, credit card number or information for another payment method. To provide the highest level of security possible to protect your personally identifiable information, WETA may hire trusted third parties to process your donations. We require these select third parties to hold your personally identifiable information in strict confidence. The third parties with whom WETA works are selected for their high security standards, and understanding of WETA’s expectation that they will treat your personally identifiable information confidentially and responsibly. When making an online donation, you will know that you have left a WETA Website and have entered the website of a trusted third party by looking at the URL in the location bar on your browser window.
C. Forums, Feedback, and Other Submissions
The WETA Websites may offer you various opportunities to interact with WETA or other Website visitors, such as with online forums, bulletin boards, feedback forms, surveys, or contests. WETA may require that you submit select personally identifiable information to participate in these opportunities for interaction. For example, you must complete a free registration process, which requires select personally identifiable information, to participate in online forums. Your participation and submission of personally identifiable information in connection with your participation will always be optional, however, if you choose not to provide your personally identifiable information, you may not be eligible to participate in these activities.
D. WETA Passport Service
2. How WETA Uses Your Information
WETA uses your information, both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable, to provide you with a requested service, improve your experience while visiting our Websites and to improve WETA’s communication with you outside of the WETA Websites. WETA also analyzes the information we collect for the overall aggregate trends such information reveals about our site visitors.
WETA may also share some of your information, both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable, with third parties for advertising purposes. For example, WETA may share your information with Facebook, or another online forum, so that WETA may make use of various advertising capabilities and provide you with relevant advertisements for WETA when you visit other websites. WETA may also share your personally identifiable information with third parties, such as Google, so that WETA may use demographic information to help WETA improve our marketing and communication with our community. Finally, unless you instruct us otherwise, WETA may exchange your name and mailing address with other organizations that may interest you.*** WETA will not sell, rent or share your email address with a third party.
WETA or WETA’s trusted third parties, may also release your personally identifiable information if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, we have received a valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency, or such release is necessary to protect a person’s rights, property, or safety.
3. Opting Out of WETA’s Information Sharing
You may opt out of any sharing of your personally identifiable information by WETA at any time by writing to us at: WETA Member Services, 3939 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206. You may also contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: (703) 998-2724.
4. Privacy of Children
5. About Cookies
6. Third Party Website Providers
Revised December 2016
** AmericanGraduateDC.org, BrainLine.org, BrainLineMilitary.org and BrainLineKids.org do not accept donations via the website. (back)
*** BrainLine.org, BrainLineMilitary.org and BrainLineKids.org will not sell or exchange your personally identifiable information without your permission. (back)