We are committed to ensure the privacy of any identifiable information (such as name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number) you may provide to us.
1. Activity Information we may gather: Like most contemporary websites, our web servers create log files which contain some or all of the following information:
2. Personal Information we may gather: We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from any individuals under the age of 13. Visitors under 13 can explore site content but will not be allowed to register and/or earn points or participate in social functions. For those over the age of 13, we will not collect personally identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis and as indicated as part of the registration process. However, in order to participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide personally identifiable information. For example, this could be in connection with such things as:
3. How we use information we gather: We use the activity information we gather in order to facilitate continuous improvement of Sparticl. We do not willfully share Personal Information with any third party, nor do our third party vendors acting on our behalf, except in the event we need to if you violate the Sparticl Terms of Service or when we believe, in good faith, that such release is appropriate to comply with the law or to protect against fraudulent, abusive or unlawful use of our site or other rights or if we reasonable believe that a situation involving danger or death or injury to any person requires discloser.
5. Information shared with Sparticl by users connecting via Facebook: When a user registers for Sparticl, they have the option of tying their Facebook account to Sparticl to simplify the process, as well as to share Sparticl content with friends on Facebook. If the user clicks to “Connect using Facebook,” Facebook requests authorization by the user to share the following information with Sparticl:
The Sparticl site app also requests permission to post on behalf of the user, including status updates and photos. This permission is so that Sparticl users can easily share the Sparticl graphic and URL of a Sparticl topic or resource with friends on Facebook, with a message similar to:
“Check out "Hurricane" on Sparticl at http://www.sparticl.org/topic/hurricane”
When a user is logged into a Sparticl account associated with their Facebook account, logging out of Sparticl does not log the user out of Facebook. The user must visit Facebook to log out of it. Note that users have the option to remove the option of connecting with Facebook.
Sparticl contains links to other sites. Twin Cities Public Television is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites.
Please remember that any information that is disclosed in comments and/or other interactive elements where users can post information becomes public information and you should not disclose personal information in these areas. While tpt may monitor posts and delete information that may contain personal information or that tpt believe is inappropriate, tpt does not accept any responsibility for the information or content presented in such areas by users.
Twin Cities Public Television supports the Consumer Reports WebWatch guidelines to promote credible information practices on the Web and http://www.tpt.org is listed as a "Praise Worthy" site by WebWatch. (Click here for more information on Consumer Reports WebWatch. The appearance of our site on the "Praise Worthy" list does not count as a certification or an endorsement by Consumer Reports.)
September 25, 2013