Effective Date: 12/01/2007
KMBO recognizes the importance of the relationships it has developed
with its audiences, viewers, listeners and communities. In line with our
valued relationships, we are committed to protecting your privacy and handling
your personally identifiable information with care and respect. This
information practices and the choices you can make about the way your
as "personal information" and means information that identifies a particular
collected on this website owned and operated by the station and does not apply
to any other information collected by the station through any other means.
Each time you visit our website or use our online services, you consent
to the collection, use, disclosure, and processing of personal information in
website may enable you to make various choices about how your personal
information is used. You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject
to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. If you wish
to withdraw your consent, please contact us using our information below.
ONLINE SERVICES. YOUR VISIT TO OUR WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THIS PRIVACY
POLICY AND OUR WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.
What types of personal information do we collect about you?
We may ask you to provide various types of personal information to enhance
your experience on our website. The more information you provide, the
better we are able to customize your experience. The types of personal
information our website may collect include your name, postal address, email
address, telephone number, birth date, gender, occupation, household income,
purchasing preferences, personal interest activities, bank/debit/credit card
information, username and password for the website, and other personal
information that you actively provide to us via our website or email.
How do we actively collect and use personal information?
We may actively collect personal information from you when you complete
online forms or otherwise affirmatively provide such information to us.
Our website collects information in different ways, including but not
limited to when you participate in sweepstakes, contests, games, promotional
offers, and surveys; subscribe to our online services, such as news, weather
and traffic alerts; register for our station newsletters and listener clubs;
download podcasts; purchase products or services through our shopping service;
communicate with us via email; apply for employment with us; or otherwise
affirmatively provide personal information to us.
We may use your personal information in many ways, including but not limited
to when we deliver email and other direct marketing communications to you
regarding special product offers, sales, promotions, or other information
about our or our affiliates or our advertisers' products and services,
provided that you have given us your consent at the time we collect your
personal information; administer sweepstakes, contests, games or other
promotional programs or activities and notify winners of such programs or
activities; provide you with valuable online services, such as news, weather
and traffic alerts; respond to your questions or provide other requested
information; notify you of important changes in the functionality of our
website or other notices related to the handling of your personal
information; and evaluate your qualifications for employment.
Our website may also enable you to submit personal information about other people. We may actively collect personal information about other people
from you when you participate in various programs or when you submit news
stories to us that involve other people. We generally use this personal
information to process your request or to investigate and report new stories.
How do we passively collect and use information through tracking technology?
Our website may passively collect certain kinds of information that reveal
the frequency with which you visit our website, the times and dates of your
visits, the pages you reviewed, and other information, including Internet
protocol (IP) addresses. Information is passively collected through
various means. We use IP addresses to identify server problems,
administer our website, and compile aggregated statistics for marketing and
research purposes. We use navigational data, including log files and
click-stream data, to identify information about your web browser and
operating system, and the time period in which you visit our website or select
pages or areas of our website. This information is also used to improve
our website content.
Our website uses small text files called "cookies" that are sent to the
hard drive of your computer to store bits of information related to your use
of our website. Cookies can store a variety of information, including IP
addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user
preferences, and passwords needed to access our website. You may
configure your browser to reject cookies. However, if you do so, you
might not be able to access important functions or enjoy certain conveniences
at our website.
Our website may also use "Web beacons" to help personalize your
help us place advertisements on our website may use Web beacons to serve
cookies and advertisements. We may also use Web beacons to gather
non-personally identifiable information about the number of users who visit
our website, the areas in which they spend their time visiting, and other
Our website typically does not combine passively collected information
(as described above) with actively collected personal information.
We also reserve the right to introduce new passive tracking technologies
and techniques related to the use of our website.
Do we share your personal information with third parties?
obtained at the time of collection or prior to transfer, your personal
information will not be shared with any third party outside of KMBO's
corporate parent, divisions, affiliates and service providers. We may
share your personal information with our corporate parent and our divisions,
affiliates and service providers primarily for business and operational
purposes and occasionally for promotional and marketing purposes.
We may sometimes offer promotions or contests that are sponsored by or
co-sponsored with third parties, in which we will provide you notice that
your personal information will be shared with these identified third parties
for purposes of fulfilling contest prizes and delivering email and other
direct marketing communications to you regarding special product offers,
sales, promotions, or other information about these third parties' products
and services that may be of interest to you.
We may share your personal information and non-identifying and
aggregate information with our service providers, and our divisions and
affiliates, to help us serve you better and to perform functions on our
behalf in order to support our business and operation of our website as
necessary, including without limitation to provide online services, such
as news, weather and traffic alerts; to provide shopping services and
fulfill and process orders for products and services; to process credit card
payments; to send communications to you; to facilitate promotional marketing
campaigns; to facilitate advertisements on our website; to provide technical
support services, and to host our website on third party servers.
We also reserve the right to disclose your personal information to
protect the security of our website; to protect ourselves and our corporate
parent, divisions, and affiliates against liability; to respond to subpoenas,
judicial processes, or government requests; to act in respect of an emergency
that threatens life, health or security of an individual; to assist in the
investigation of a contravention of a law; if we believe in good faith that
the law requires it or authorizes it; or in connection with any proposed or
actual purchase, sale, lease, merger, assignment, re-organization or financing
of all or any portion of our station or any of the business or assets or
shares of our station or a division thereof in order for you to continue to
receive the same products and services from the third party.
We reserve the right to fully use, share, and process any information
collected via our website that is not in personally identifiable form.
What choices do you have about the collection, use and sharing of your personal information?
If you do not want to receive email and other direct marketing
communications from our station regarding special product offers, sales,
promotions, or other information about our or our affiliates or our
advertisers' products and services, you may choose to opt-out of receiving
such communications from us by clicking on the unsubscribe links in certain
email communications from us or by otherwise notifying us of your opt-out
choice by using our contact information below.
If you do not want us to share your personal information with third
parties for purposes of delivering promotional or direct marketing materials
to you or providing particular online services to you, you may choose not to
allow the transfer by not using that particular online service or not
participating in that particular online promotion. &mbsp;Alternatively you
may contact us using our information below and we will take reasonable
measures to avoid sharing your personal information in the future. Please
note that third parties are usually independent from us, and if you wish to
stop all communications from third parties, you will need to address such
issues with the third parties directly.
What do you need to know about links to other websites operated by third parties?
Our website contains a variety of content and functionality and may
provide links to other third party websites, including our affiliate websites.
Despite these linkages or any references to our business and station at
network or to any external websites. Please note that you are solely
responsible for your interactions with external websites and third parties
to which our website provides you access, such as by clicking on a link.
How can you access or update your personal information?
If you wish to update any personal information you have previously
provided, please contact us using our contact information below. If
you are a registered user of our website, you may access and correct certain
personal information you have submitted through our website by entering
your username and password and accessing your account. You may also
ask us to remove your personal information from our station's records,
electronic or otherwise. We will usually be glad to update your
personal information where appropriate, but we reserve the right to use
personal information obtained previously to verify your identity or take
other actions that we believe are appropriate.
What security measures do we take to safeguard your personal information?
The security and confidentiality of your personal information is
extremely important to us. We maintain reasonable physical, electronic,
and managerial procedures to protect your personal information. However,
no security measures are impenetrable, and transmissions over the Internet
are never 100% secure nor error-free. As a result, we do not, and
cannot, guarantee the security, accuracy, or completeness of personal
Also, it is your responsibility to safeguard any username or password
that you may have received in connection with our website, and to notify us
if you ever suspect that the security and confidentiality of your username
or password and associated account has been compromised in any way. You
are solely responsible for any use of our website via your username and
home page. In the event that the change is significant or material,
we will notify such a change by revising the link on the home page to read
and particularly before you submit additional personal information via our
website. Your continued use of our website constitutes acceptance of
Do we collect personal information from or about children?
We recognize the particular importance of protecting the privacy of
children. We are committed to protecting children's privacy on the
Internet and we comply fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
(COPPA). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children
under the age of 13. If a child under the age of 13 has provided
personal information to us via our website, we ask that a parent or guardian
contact us using our email address below and we will delete the personal
information about the child from our records. In the event that we
otherwise learn that we have collected any personal information from a
child under the age of 13, we will delete that information from our records.
Our website may enable parents or guardians to submit information
about their child under the age of 13 for purposes of participating in
programs, such as a weather kids program. In this case, we only
request the types of personal information necessary for participation in
the program, which may include the child's name, age, city, and a photograph
of the child. This information would be used only for purposes of the
What are "Your California Privacy Rights"?
Under California law, California residents who have an established
business relationship with us may choose to opt out of our station sharing
personal information about them to third parties for marketing purposes.
If you would like to opt-out of receiving direct marketing
communications from non-affiliated third parties, our affiliates, and our
station, please send your written request to us using our email address below
and marking your request "Re: Your California Privacy Rights". Your
opt-out request will be processed within thirty (30) days of the date it was
received. Please note that third parties are independent from our
station and if you wish to stop all communications from third parties, you
will need to address such issues with the third parties directly.
How can you contact us?
Please feel free to contact us with any comments, questions, or
suggestions you may have regarding the information practices described in