Privacy Policy

We recognize the importance of privacy to visitors to 170MillionAmericans.org, and we want every user (you) to know how we collect and use information about you when you visit this Web site. This privacy policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit 170MillionAmericans.org, and how we may use that information.

Information we automatically gather when you visit 170MillionAmericans.org
Like virtually all other Web servers, our Web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our sites. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do not record a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information. Rather, these log files may contain some or all of the following information:

  •     The date of the visit
  •     The time and length of the visit
  •     The path taken through the Web site
  •     The browser being used
  •     A list of files downloaded or viewed
  •     The amount of time spent on audio or video files
  •     The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine accessing our Web site*
  •     Any errors encountered

Most Internet Service Providers use a "dynamic" form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor may have a different IP address each time he or she visits a website. Also, many Internet Service Providers, including AOL, use "proxy servers," which provide even more anonymity for visitors.

We use this information to aid the technical administration of 170MillionAmericans.org and to better understand how the site is functioning for its users.

We may track your visit to sections of our Web sites in order for some site features to function properly for you. In some instances, "cookies" or a similar technology may be used to update your registration records with session information. If you do not wish to accept a cookie from our servers, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly.

Information you give us
We do not collect personally identifying information from our Web sites unless you choose to provide that information to us. Visitors under the age of 13 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to 170MillionAmericans.org

Name and contact information
By submitting the "Get Involved" form, you are requesting future e-mail contact from us regarding our advocacy efforts in support of public broadcasting at the local, state and national level. 

This information may be used by 170MillionAmericans.org to verify your identity, gather your comments and feedback, contact you for additional information or administrative purposes. By requesting future contact from us, you may receive e-mail from 170MillionAmericans.org regarding our advocacy efforts and from your local public broadcasting station regarding advocacy efforts at the local and state level. You may opt-out at any time by emailing info@170MillionAmericans.org.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise at the time of submission, the personally identifying information you provide will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than listed above.

Consent
Your use of 170MillionAmericans.org constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

Effective date
This policy is effective December 1, 2010.

Terms of Use
 
General Terms of Use
 
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. Your use of this site means that you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use the site.
 
This site contains intellectual property owned by 170MillionAmericans.org. No material from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written permission of 170MillionAmericans.org, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, noncommercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of 170MillionAmericans.org 's copyright and other proprietary rights.
 
If you download software from 170MillionAmericans.org, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the "Software") are licensed to you by 170MillionAmericans.org. 170MillionAmericans.org does not transfer title to the Software to you. You own the medium on which the Software is recorded, but 170MillionAmericans.org retains full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-perceivable form.
 
All comments, suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information disclosed or offered to 170MillionAmericans.org through use of this site or in response to solicitations in this site or other related sites (collectively, the "Responses") shall become the property of 170MillionAmericans.org. 170MillionAmericans.org does not have any obligation of confidence and shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Responses. Unless otherwise stated, 170MillionAmericans.org and its licensees are entitled to unrestricted use of the Responses for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you.
 
This site is controlled and operated by 170MillionAmericans.org from its offices within the State of Minnesota, United States of America. Anyone who accesses this site from other locations does so on their own initiative and is responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported into (or to a national or resident of) of any country to which the U.S. has restricted exports. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country.
 
This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. Upon termination you must destroy all materials obtained from any and all of our site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise.
The materials in this site are provided "AS IS" and without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. 170MillionAmericans.org does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects will be corrected. 
 
170MillionAmericans.org also does not warrant that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
 
Please note: Links are provided for reference purposes only. 170MillionAmericans.org has not evaluated the information provided on every site it links to, and their appearance here does not constitute an endorsement of any organization.
 
Links to 170MillionAmericans.org Web Pages
You may link to individual pages within 170MillionAmericans.org, but you must do so in a way that presents the page in its entirety. You may not cause a 170MillionAmericans.org page to appear within the frame of another site nor may you link to individual page elements such as a graphic or photograph. You may not link directly to an 170MillionAmericans.org audio file or to an audio stream; you must link to the 170MillionAmericans.org page from which the file is accessed.
 
Links to 170MillionAmericans.org Web pages may be presented in text format only. 170MillionAmericans.org -owned marks, logos, photos, or other images may not be used in association with links without express permission.
 
Links to 170MillionAmericans.org sites are made at the webmaster's own risk. We reserve the right to change site structure and page filenames, which may result in broken links from external sites.
 
How to Make A Claim of Copyright Infringement
170MillionAmericans.org and its affiliated companies, including its national production and distribution arm American Public Media respect the intellectual property of others and we ask those posting to this site to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information:
  1. The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity.
  3. Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the Web site where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.
  4. Identification of the URL or other specific location of this site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; you must include enough information to allow us to locate the material.
  5. Your name, address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
  6. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  7. A statement by you, made under penalty or perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this site can be reached as follows:
 
By mail:
Mitzi T. Gramling
Associate General Counsel
American Public Media
480 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
 
By phone: 651-290-1259
By fax: 651-290-1243
By e-mail: mgramling@americanpublicmedia.org
 
This contact information is only for reporting copyright infringement.