PBS39/WLVT PRIVACY POLICY

PBS39, Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to protecting the privacy of our users. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for wlvt.org, tempo.wlvt.org, documentaries.org

Information Collection and Use PBS39 collects information from our users only when accepting membership applications, volunteer applications or when the information is submitted freely by a user to our one of our websites. WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not disclose, sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this privacy statement or as otherwise required by law without written authorization by the user.

User Registration-Personal Information Collection In order to become a member of PBS39, WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc., users must first complete an e-pledge; users are required to disclose contact information (name, address, phone number, and e-mail address). Additionally, an e-pledge requires credit card information.

Use of Collected Information WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. uses contact information from the registration forms and from individual transactions in the following ways:

  1. To authorize credit card payments and electronic payments (wire transfers) for membership dues, products and services offered through WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc.

  2. To send members information about WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. This is optional. Users can select to not receive this information on the registration form or by contacting our membership department directly (e-mail, phone or mail).

Non-Personally Identifiable Information Collection Certain passive or behavioral information is collected but is only used in aggregate for the purpose of benchmarking traffic flow and is not connected to personally identifiable information. Such information includes, but is not limited to the following:

  1. Page views

  2. User sessions

  3. Most popular content or site views

  4. Advanced path analysis

  5. Access levels

  6. Server activity

  7. Most common browser and platforms used

  8. Other technical statistics

  Cookies are only used for facilitating and maintaining user sessions, and are not connected to personally identifiable information.

  Links This website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites. WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. encourages users to be aware of this when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by WLVTs websites.

 Children's Guidelines Protecting the privacy of children is very important to WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. We do not collect or maintain information at our website from people we actually know are under 18.

 WLVT is prohibited from conditioning a child's participation in an activity on the child's disclosing more personally identifiable information than is reasonably necessary to participate in such activity. You may reach us with any questions or comments at: Viewer Services, call (610) 984-8100, or mail: 839 Sesame St., Bethlehem PA 18015.  

Security This website employs industry-standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under WLVTs control. When any WLVT form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted with VeriSign encryption software for your protection. VeriSign is the world's leading provider of digital trust services, and enables people everywhere to communicate, to exchange sensitive documents, and to engage in commerce with confidence. Digital trust services transform the Internet into a secure digital environment in which people can work and transact business safely and productively - over every kind of digital network. While on a secure page, such as our user membership form, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator, Firefox, Google Chrome, Explorer et al becomes "locked," as   opposed to "unlocked" (or open) when the user is just 'surfing'. To learn more about VeriSign, go to http://www.verisign.com/. Credit card authorization requests are sent using the same encryption technology.

 Furthermore, access to users' personally identifiable information is restricted in WLVT's offices, with only certain WLVT employees granted access to such information as appropriate to perform specific jobs and tasks (e.g., a member service representative).

 Reviewing/Correcting/Updating Personal Information If a member wants to review his/her personally identifiable information or if this information changes (such as change of address), users can review, correct, update or remove their personal data provided to WLVT, Inc. in the following ways:

  1. The user can send e-mail to Member Services

  2. The user can call the WLVT Membership Department at (610) 984-8100

Choice/Opt-out Members of WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. are given the opportunity to 'opt-out' of receiving communications from WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc.

WLVT respects your privacy Users may indicate on their initial membership form whether or not they want to receive communications from WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc.

Contacting WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us:

  1. You can send e-mail to Viewer Services

  2. You can call the WLVT Lehigh Valley Telecommunications Corporation, Inc. at (610) 984-8100.

 Notification Of Privacy Policy Changes If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our main site (wlvt.org) so users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we will disclose it. We will use personally identifiable information in accordance with the privacy policy under which that information was collected. If at any time we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated in the privacy policy in effect at the time the information was collected, we will notify affected users on our website via the “Privacy Policy” link.