Privacy Policy

MPTV Privacy Procedures

Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV), a service of the Milwaukee Area Technical College, is committed to taking all commercially reasonable steps to protect online users’ privacy. MPTV believes in the importance of personal privacy on the Internet and want to assure community confidence, increase participation in online activities and support effective delivery of services. MPTV intends to give you control over your personal information. The purpose of the following is to inform you about the types of information we gather when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information:

Electronic mail/e-forms

MPTV collects email addresses to communicate with viewers about topics relevant to the broadcast of programs, community impact of the stations, and viewer interests. If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the personally identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends. MPTV collects some information that is used for analysis and statistical purposes that help us manage the MPTV Web site. Comments/complaints concerning station programming/operations received by e-mail are subject to the record keeping, public inspection, and public file requirements of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Information that MPTV collects for statistical purposes

MPTV automatically collects electronically generated information about your visit to our site, such as the date, type of browser used, and technical Internet protocol data. We collect this information about each user session from our user logs, and refer to it in summary form for statistical purposes.

Information that you provide us when using our interactive forms and functions

This information may include such things as name, address, telephone number, and other personal and business data, depending on the particular service you use. MPTV collects only that data necessary to provide the service that you are requesting, however, your general computer address information may be used to provide you with various other ongoing services/communications offered by mptv.org.

Control of personal information

At any time while online and accessing our site, any user may decline participation in any activity that asks for information (i.e. survey, e-mail or e-forms). Your choice not to participate will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature on our site. In online applications that ask for personal information, you also are provided the option of canceling or "clearing all fields" of information and terminating the application.

Use of cookies

We may use "persistent" cookies (which would reside on the user’s computer) to increase the ease of use of the MPTV Web site. Such a cookie might contain the user’s session ID number, thereby relieving the user of having to enter the number. Under this circumstance, we will only use a "persistent" cookie when you give your permission.

We may use "non-persistent" cookies in applications that keep track of a user’s online session and make it possible for you to complete a form or use a function, but this cookie disappears when you finish filling out an application, or searching a database.

Disclosure to third parties

MPTV has a long standing policy of never selling its membership list to commercial entities. From time to time we do exchange our mailing list with other non-profit organizations in the area in an effort to expand our membership base and community support. If you prefer that we do not exchange your information with other non-profits, please contact the Membership Department at 414-297-8020 or. http://www.mptv.org/membership/

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, MPTV and MATC are subject to Wisconsin’s open records laws. Any information received through the MPTV website is subject to the open records laws and all related MATC policies as found at the following link. http://matc.edu/administration/Policies.html

Online pledging

You have the option of making a financial contribution to help support MPTV. When making an online pledge, you must provide your name, mailing address, home telephone number, contribution level and credit card or other payment information. This is the same information we ask of all contributors in order to process pledges. Online contributors must also supply their e-mail addresses. In addition, you have the option of supplying a work telephone number and a thank-you gift request. This information is handled through our secure server and is required to process membership materials.

Online purchases

You can purchase videos, Auction items and other goods through the MPTV Web site. When making an online purchase, you must provide your name, mailing address, home telephone number, e-mail address and credit card payment information. This information is handled through our secure server and is required to process and ship orders.

Volunteer opportunities

If you would like to volunteer your time to support MPTV, you can do so through mptv.org. In order to register as a volunteer, you must provide your name, mailing address, daytime and evening telephone numbers and your e-mail address. This information makes it possible for us to notify you of volunteer opportunities. The details you provide in the comments section of the online form help us match your interests with MPTV's needs.

Policies for Children

The MPTV Kids section of mptv.org is for parents, caregivers and children. It is a place where adults and children can surf together that, like the programs we air, is fun, safe and commercial-free. MPTV will not knowingly accept personally identifiable information from visitors under the age of 18 who have not obtained permission from their parents or guardians. If your child sends us an e-mail with a question or comment, or enters a contest, we will respond using his or her e-mail and will assume appropriate permission has been granted. The MPTV PBS Kids section of the Web site makes links only to other non-commercial, educational sites directly related to MPTV's programs and projects. Policies on these sites may vary from those of mptv.org

MPTV Internet Disclaimer

The MPTV Web site has many links to other Internet Web sites that contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions, or organizations independent of MPTV. These may include links to Web sites operated by other public television stations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the MPTV Web site. When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the policies and disclaimers of that new site. MPTV does not endorse, approve, certify, or control those external Web sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of information located at those sites.

Neither MPTV, nor any employee of MPTV, warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, or shall be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

This MPTV Web site is provided to the public for informational and educational purposes only. Although reasonable efforts have been made to provide accurate and timely information on the pages of this Web site, the information contained herein is subject to frequent correction and revision and may not represent the most current information available. The reader of the information on this Web site is responsible for verifying its accuracy and relevance, and any use of this information is undertaken at the reader's sole risk. MPTV does not guarantee the timeliness or accuracy of the information provided on this Web site, and MPTV shall not be held liable for any errors or omissions in the content of this Web site or for any action taken in reliance on the information provided.

Acceptance

By using this Web site, you agree to the terms and conditions of this MPTV Privacy Procedures and the policies and procedures of Milwaukee Area Technical College. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of mptv.org following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

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