ESPN Madision

PRIVACY POLICY

 

The website www.espn1380.com(“the “Site”) is the official web site for radio station WTJK (“the Station”), and is owned and operated by Big Radio (“Big Radio”).  This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) covers the collection, use and dissemination of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that may be collected by Big Radio anytime you interact with this Site, such as when you visit, listen to audio streams, view video streams or when you contact us.  Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy to learn about our information practices, including what type of information we gather, how and for what purposes we use the information, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your Personal information.  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not participate in the Station’s online or off-line activities and services that require you to provide Personal Information.

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 9th, 2014  and is effective immediately.

 

What Information We Collect

 

The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your experience with our products and services.  Here are the types of Personal Information we gather.

 

Automatic information

Our servers automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information, such as your computer’s IP address, the type of browser you use, the pages you view, the streams you view or listen to, and when you visit our Site.  We use this information to understand how visitors navigate through our Site and use our products and services.  This allows us to enhance your experience while using our Site and to make the materials we post as valuable to visitors as possible.  We do not link this information to Personal information.

 

Information You Give Us

Generally, you may browse the Site without providing any Personal Information.  You may, however, voluntarily provide Personal Information to us in other ways, such as through registration for contests and sweepstakes, awards points, loyal listener clubs, chat rooms and message boards.  You can choose not to provide certain Personal Information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features.  We use the Personal Information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing your experience, improving our product, and communication with you.  When you create an account  providing your name, address, zip code, phone, email and birth date ­and choose a password and password hint (such as the month and day of your birth) for security, the system saves your information and assigns you a personal ID ­ often comprised simply of your email address because it is unique and easy to remember.  Some of this information may, on occasion, be transferred to operational service providers to automatically fill in relevant form fields and simplify the form.  This information is not stored on the third party website until you submit the form.  However, once the form is submitted, this Personal Information may be stored on the third party website.

 

Off-Line Collection, Use, And Disclosure of Personal Information

The Station also collects and uses Personal Information by other means, including telephone, direct mail and in person. The various uses of such Personal Information include, but are not limited to, contests and sweepstakes, loyal listener club registration, other special membership only features/events, news tip line, job applications, listener complaints, and operational and business purposes.

Except for contests and sweepstakes entries, or registrations for a loyal listener or other special membership features/events, we do not ordinarily use your Personal Information collected off-line for promotional or advertising purposes, nor do we share it with third parties for promotional or marketing purposes.  If Personal Information collected off-line will be used by the Station, its parent company(s), or Affiliates for promotional and marketing purposes, you have the opportunity to Opt-out of such use.  If such information will be shared with advertisers, you will have the same rights as provided for the disclosure of Personal Information collected online.

 

Why and How We Use the Information Collected

 

Big Radio collects information to assist us in delivering our product and service and gain a better understanding of our customers, their needs and the types of content most popular with users.  This allows us to determine how best to provide useful information to our users and to understand the services and parts of our Site that are of most interest to them.  In addition, your Personal Information allows us to keep you posted on the latest product announcements, updates, special offers, promotions and events that you might like to hear about.  The information is also used to improve our software and services by providing personalized content, recommendations, location customization, and/or personalized help and instructions.  We also track the content you access and download, where appropriate, for purposes of paying royalties and license fees to third party providers such as record labels, other copyright holders, content distributors and advertisers.

 

Technologies Used to Collect Information

 

This Site, like many other corporate websites, uses “cookies” and other technologies to help us understand which parts of our Site are the most popular and how much time our visitors spend there.  We also use cookies and other technologies to make sure that our online advertising is bringing customers to our products and services and to study traffic patterns on our Site and the effectiveness of our customer communications.  This enables us to customize your experience and provide you with greater convenience each time you interact with us.  For example, knowing your first name allows us to welcome you with a personal greeting each time you visit our Site.

 

In addition, our advertisers will often employ “click through” advertisements on the Site, which link to content on their websites.  When a customer clicks through one of these advertisements, they are directed away from our Site to the advertiser’s destination page through a web server.  Advertisers track this click-through data to determine general interest and measure the effectiveness of their advertising.

 

E-Mail

 

We do not generally keep e-mail correspondence, except e-mails related to the on-air programs or operations of the Station.  As required by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), if any part of your email correspondence relates to station programming or operations, we must place such correspondence in the Station’s FCC Public Inspection File, or make the correspondence available via electronic file access at the Station to anyone that requests such information.  Therefore, please be advised that Personal Information contained in emails related to Station programming and operations will be disclosed to the general public.  We therefore request that you not place any Personal Information in email correspondence to the Station that pertains to station programming or operations.  Further, you understand and agree that we are not responsible for the disclosure of your Personal Information that is included in such emails that are made available to the general public in compliance with FCC regulations.

 

Shopping & E-Commerce

 

In connection with the sale of goods and/or services or for contest prize fulfillment, we may request Sensitive Personal information.  “Sensitive Personal Information” includes any individual’s (1) social security number; (2) driver’s license number or state identification card number; (3) employee identification number; and (4) credit or debit card number, with or without any required security code or personal identification number (“PIN”).  Sensitive Personal Information will only be used for verification of your identity, federal or state tax reporting requirements, and/or to implement and complete the specific activity or event it was submitted for.  We will not share your Sensitive Personal information for marketing or promotional purposes.  The Site may also request additional Personal Information such as your name, billing and shipping address, email address and/or telephone number and any such information that is required to fulfill your order and to communicate with you regarding your order.  Sensitive Personal Information will be encrypted or collected through a secured Internet connection generally via SSL or S-HTTP protocols.  Sensitive Personal Information will be stored in a commercially reasonable secure manner.  We may use your Personal Information (but not your credit card or debit card number or other Sensitive Personal Information) to contact you about future products, services and discounts from the Station or to provide such information indirectly from our advertisers unless you tell us otherwise (i.e., “opt-out”).  We will only use your credit card and debit card number to complete the specific transaction you requested.  Alternatively, the Site may use a third party operational service provider to conduct the financial transaction in a secure manner; the third party payment process will be accessible via a hyperlink from the Site and the operational service provider will be solely responsible for all financial transactions and the collection, use and storage of your personal information. 

 

Chat Rooms, Message Boards and Public Areas

 

For your enjoyment and entertainment, this Site may offer user interactive activities such as blogs, chat rooms, message boards, and/or public forums (“Public Areas.”)  If you are required to register to use any interactive area, we do not share any Personal information or Sensitive Personal Information that is entered into the Public Area registration section on the Site with advertisers.  However, any such information that is posted in the Public Area is available to anyone using the Site.

 

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to save and archive any content of any nature posted to the Site and we may, without liability to any user, disclose such content if (1) required to do so by law or to comply with legal processes; (2) to respond to claims that any of the content violates the property, privacy, publicity or other rights of others; or (3) to protect the rights, property or safety of the Site, our Station, our employees, users and members of the public.  For more information on the Site’s rules of conduct for these public Areas, please see our Terms of Use.

 

Intended Audience

 

The Station’s Site and its products and services are intended for audiences at least 18 years of age and located in the United States.  All of our services are operated in accordance with the laws of the United States.  We make no representation that any service offered by the Station is operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By your participation in the Site’s activities, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age and located in the U.S.  If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you participate in activities on the Site, you do so at your own risk and initiative, and are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.  Please be aware that any Personal Information you transfer to us from outside the United States will be transferred to the U.S. and is subject to U.S. law.  By using the Site, participating in any Site activities, and/or providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to this transfer of Personal Information to the U.S. and waive any claims that may arise under your own national laws.  All users of the Site are required to provide true, current, complete and accurate Personal Information when prompted and we will reject and delete any contest, sweepstakes or other entry or registration that we believe in good faith to be false, fraudulent, or inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.  We will reject or delete any Personal Information that we believe in good faith to be inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

 

 

 

 

Children’s Privacy Policy

 

Although persons of all ages may visit our Site and participate in activities that do not require the collection of Personal Information, we do not knowingly or intentionally collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.  Except for the limited circumstances listed below, we will automatically reject and delete the registration or entry of any person we believe in good faith to be under age, and disqualify such person from the receipt of any prize, benefit or participation to which they may have otherwise been entitled by virtue of such registration or entry.  Except to meet FCC regulations, as required by applicable laws, or other regulatory and legal purposes, we will not use, store or disclose any child’s Personal Information to a third party without prior parental consent. 

 

When We Disclose Information

 

The Station does not use your Personal Information for purposes inconsistent with those listed above.  Furthermore, the Station does not sell, rent or share your Personal information to or with any third party without your consent, except as discussed below.

 

Access to certain products and services, such as content subscription products or products distributed by third parties, may require the Station to provide your Personal Information to third parties, such as a content provider or distributor (collectively “Content Partner).  In such cases, this will be stated during the registration process, in the Terms of Use, during the distribution process, or in a similar manner.  The third party’s use of such information is governed by that party’s privacy policy, and the Station’s use is governed by this Privacy Policy. Please visit the privacy policy of the Content Partner to make sure you understand how they use your Personal Information.  If you do not want us to provide your Personal Information to such a third party, you should not register for the applicable product or service. 

 

Additionally, the Station may be required to provide aggregated access and usage information to certain content providers and rights holders as a condition of content licensing and royalty requirements.  In such cases, the Station may provide usage access, demographic and other information, not including your Personal Information, to the content provider and/or rights holder.

 

We will also share your personal information with our operational service providers, the specialists that provide internal support to the Site design, development, hosting and operations, including maintenance, management, storage and/or fulfillment of our membership and e-mail clubs, various contests, sweepstakes, services, events and online stores.  We use operational service providers to efficiently provide the full range of content, activities and membership services we bring to you.  These operational service providers are bound by strict contractual requirements to keep all Personal Information they process strictly confidential and to use such information solely on behalf of the Station and Big Radio. 

 

The Station may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Station; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Station or Big Radio and its products; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Station’s products and/or services or the public at large.

 

Links to Other Websites

 

This Privacy Policy does not cover third party advertising or third party content that may appear on the Site.  The Site may provide banner and general advertising from third parties, in addition to other content provided by our advertisers or operational service providers.  Users may from time to time purchase goods or services offered through the Site, or otherwise participate in or send messages concerning such advertising, promotions or third party content offered through the Site.  Such correspondence, transactions and agreements are solely between the user and the advertiser or the third party content provider, and the Site will not be liable for any claims arising from your interactions or transactions with such advertisers or third party content providers.

 

This Site often provides links to third party websites that could be of interest to our users, including the websites of our Advertisers.  As stated in our Terms of Use, the Station does not own or control these websites and therefore is not responsible for the content, business practices or operations of such websites.  Third party websites linked on this Site may have different privacy policies and business practices than we do.  We therefore encourage you to read their privacy policies.  The presence of a link to a third party website does not constitute or imply our endorsement, recommendation, or sponsorship of the third party’s content, goods or services.  By use of this Site, you have agreed that you will use the hyperlinks to third party sites at your own risk.

 

Security of Personal Information

 

The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us.  We have implemented technical, administrative and physical security measures using acceptable industry standards of security technology and practices (such as electronic security systems and password protections) to try to protect Personal Information from unauthorized access and improper use.  Our databases are accessible only by authorized personnel.  We also request that our operational service providers take such precautions.  From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods.

 

The station shall make all reasonable efforts to comply with this Privacy Policy.  However, this policy should not be construed as a contractual undertaking, and the Station cannot warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us.  Please be aware that, despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.  By transmitting Personal Information to us over the internet, you are accepting any risks associated with doing so.  In addition, you are responsible for taking appropriate measures to protect and secure all passwords, log-on or membership identification information and account information.

 

California Residents

 

As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information about how to exercise our third party disclosure choices.  To make such a request, please send an email to hlindemulder@bigradio.fm  Alternatively, you may contact the Station at:

 

Big Radio

1 Parker Place #485

Janesville, WI 53545

Attn:  Privacy Administrator

 

We will not accept requests via the telephone or by facsimile.  We are not responsible for responding to notices that are not labeled, not sent properly, or do not have complete information.

 

Changes to this Policy

 

We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this posting without advance notice to you.  If you are a registered user or member of the Site, we will notify you via email of material changes.  (You are responsible for keeping your email address up to date.)  We will also post a notice on the homepage of this Site notifying all users of any other revisions to the Privacy Policy.  Such revisions are effective to you as a user of this Site immediately upon posting and notification to you. Your continued use of this Site upon posting and notification will indicate that you have affirmatively agreed to any such changes in the Privacy Policy.  You should visit this Site periodically to review the Privacy Policy, because it is binding on you. 

 

Review, Update or Deletion of Personal Information

 

You may review, update or delete your personal information collected by the Site.  To do so, please e-mail the Site’s Privacy administrator at hlindemulder@bigradio.fm.  To have access to your personal information, you must provide proof of identification, such as your full name, street address, city/state and zip code, user ID and password, and/or information about your recent activity on the Site.  We reserve the right to deny access to any user if we believe there is a question about your identity.  Certain types of Personal Information that are necessary to check eligibility, such as birth date or age, cannot be modified or deleted.

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Administrator at the following email address:  hlindemulder@bigradio.fm

 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 9th, 2014.