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Your privacy is very important to us. Please read our privacy policy to learn how we protect any personally identifiable information you may provide to us.

Kids Privacy
WNED’s ThinkBright Online does not collect, store, use, or share the personally identifiable information of children. If a child sends us an email message, we will write back using the email address, but we will not keep the address or use it again.

Information Collection and Use
WNED collects information from our users at two points on our web site: Email newsletter subscription form and web server log files. WNED’s ThinkBright Online does not collect information via cookies, clear gifs (web beacons/web bugs), or third party advertising.

In order to subscribe to our free, monthly e-newsletter, users must first complete the subscription form. WNED requires an email address and affiliation (educator, parent, adult learner, etc.) for registration and we use this information to send the newsletter and to determine its audience. Users may choose to provide WNED with additional information, such as name, address, and subjects of interest. Providing this information is optional but encouraged, so we can determine our users’ interests. WNED also provides the option for users to cancel or unsubscribe from the newsletter. Any personally identifiable information users have provided will be deleted at that time.

Log Files
Like most standard web site servers, we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses and other types log file information are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We DO NOT share personally identifiable information with third parties. We share aggregated demographic information collected through log files (see above) with our partners. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information.

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that WNED is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site. Links to PBS Online are described below.

PBS Online Localization
WNED’s ThinkBright Online provides links to relevant educational and programming content from PBS Online. When you arrive at a web page from WNED’s ThinkBright Online, you will be automatically localized to our station through PBS cookie technology. As a result, your PBS Online browsing experience is customized to include local information. Visit the PBS Privacy Policy for more information.

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as zip code, phone, email or postal address), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users’ personally identifiable information. This can be done by emailing WNED's ThinkBright Online.

Notification of Changes
If we make changes our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement and to other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner.

Contact Information
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Phone: 716-845-7000 x374
Fax: 716-845-7036
Postal Address: WNED, P.O. Box 1263, Buffalo, New York 14240-1263

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