You can visit this Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself, including your e-mail address. In this case, our web server may collect the name of the IP address you used to access the Internet and the web site you came from and visit next. This information is used by us and our business partners to measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics about visitors to this Site in general. We may also use this data to monitor Site performance, for systems administration purposes, to make this Site easier and more convenient to use and to report information in aggregate form to our advisers and other third-parties (e.g. how many visitors log in to this site).
We will never share or sell your personal information with/to anyone else, unless we have your explicit permission to do so. WBGO-FM does collect information about the users of the Site for marketing and research purposes through contest registration forms, pledge forms and feedback forms. This includes data on areas such as the type of programming you listen to, your profession, etc. This data will only be used in the aggregate (for example, telling a business partner that 25% of WBGO.ORG visitors or 28% of WBGO-FM listeners tune-in more than 10 times per week).
Financial information that is collected is used to process online pledges, and we keep a database of all financial transactions. The selection of gifts sometimes requires us to telephone you to resolve shipping problems, but we will never use your phone number for sales or marketing activities.
WBGO-FM does not sell, rent, or give the station's donor list to any other organization or third-party. This policy is consistent with our belief that donors have placed their financial trust in WBGO. We appreciate and respect that trust and will do everything within our power to guarantee that WBGO's donor list remains confidential.
Where WBGO-FM considers it appropriate, the WBGO.ORG web site uses encryption and/or authentication tools among other methods to protect certain web-based personal information. E-mails you send us are not necessarily secure when they are transmitted to us.
Certain sections of our Site allow you to pledge online for which you may be required to provide your credit card information. These sections use the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol for browsers that support 128-bit encryption (such as Netscape® Navigator version 2.0 or greater, or Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 2.1 or greater). SSL encrypts information as it travels between the customer and WBGO.ORG so that your pledge information cannot be read as it travels over the Internet. You will know that your browser is secure by a change in the URL from http:// to https://. If the URL on a page asking you to provide information remains as http://, beware as this may result in an unsecure transmission. If you are not using a browser which adheres to the SSL Protocol and does not support 128-bit encryption, the information you provide may not be secure and we recommend that you contact WBGO-FM by telephone to place your pledge.
When processing credit card pledges over the Internet, WBGO-FM or our third-party service provider will verify your credit card information with the appropriate financial institution prior to processing your pledge. Neither we nor our third-party service provider will supply your credit card information to any other third party.
Web Site Links
This Site contains links to other sites, including those of our business partners, vendors and advertisers. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, please understand that we are not responsible for the content of the privacy practices employed by other sites. Please be sure to review the privacy policies of those sites.
Surveys & Contests
From time to time WBGO-FM may make online surveys available to users of the Site. Participation in those surveys is voluntary. Some online surveys may ask participants for personal information, such as an e-mail address, in addition to requesting answers to survey questions. WBGO-FM may use that personal information to contact the participant if necessary, or to send the participant information about WBGO-FM or other topics WBGO-FM thinks will interest the participant. WBGO-FM may make the results of any survey publicly available, although WBGO-FM will not attribute any particular response to you without your permission. Participants may opt-out of receiving future informational mailings from WBGO-FM.
On occasion WBGO-FM may make available to users of the Site contests in which they may qualify for participation. Participation is always voluntary and subject to the applicable contest rules. The contest may ask participants to provide personal information as a condition of participation. WBGO-FM may use that information to contact the participant with regard to the contest itself, or when otherwise necessary. WBGO-FM may also use that information to send participants information about WBGO-FM or other topics WBGO-FM thinks will interest the participant. Finally, WBGO-FM may make the names of contest winners public, as provided in the rules of such contests, or as required by applicable law. Participants may opt-out of receiving future mailings from WBGO-FM. In some instances, the applicable contest rules may contain additional or different uses for the information you provide; please be sure to review those rules carefully before entering.
Disclaimer & Limitations of Liability
THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMERS HEREIN CONTAINED APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, DELICT, QUASI-DELICT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT AND SHALL SURVIVE A FUNDAMENTAL BREACH OR BREACHES, OR THE FAILURE OF THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF CONTRACT OR THE FAILURE OF AN EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
Changes of Policy
Opting Out & Feedback
WBGO-FM encourages you to find out about Internet privacy issues and ways to protect your privacy. We provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor. If at anytime you would like to be removed from any of our promotional/informational mailing lists, please send us a message that includes your full name and email address via our Online Contact Form.