Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting respects your privacy. During your visit to the PBCore Web site, you may be providing information to us in two ways:

  1. Anonymous statistics collected automatically as you browse the site, and
  2. Personal information you knowingly and voluntarily give us.

We want you to be aware of how we treat this information.

Anonymous Statistics

This site works with third parties to collect anonymous traffic data at this site. As you browse the PBCore Web site, CPB automatically monitors your visit and collects statistical information about your travels through our site. This is not personal information about you, just data about web use. We also use Web server logs and monitor anonymous statistics such as:

  • How many people visit our site?
  • Which pages people visit on our site?
  • Which browsers people use to visit our site?
  • What domain and host accessed the site (for example:

We use these statistics and other data to improve the PBCore Web site, monitor its performance, and to make it easier for you and other visitors to use. None of this information is associated with you or any individual visitor. You do not give us your identity by visiting our Web site. You will identify yourself however, if you choose to send us e-mail or post a comment on our blog (see Personal Information below for more information).

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Personal Information

Within the PBCore Web site, you may be asked to give us personal information, such as when you ask a question via e-mail that requires a response or post a comment on our blog.

CPB will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide it to us. We will not voluntarily sell, give away, or trade names, addresses or any personally identifiable information about our site users to any third parties. We will not otherwise release such information unless required by law or the courts.

Internet Disclaimer

CPB assumes responsibility only for the information provided by CPB on this domain ( As a convenience to you, there are links throughout this site that will allow you to leave this site. You should be aware that any sites linked here are not under the control of CPB. As such, we can make no representation to you concerning the content of these sites, nor does the fact that CPB has provided a link to a site serve as an endorsement by CPB of any of these sites. You should also be aware that the privacy protections afforded to the CPB Web site may not be afforded by sites linked to the CPB Web site.

Your Privacy Is Important To Us

CPB values your privacy, and one of our most important goals is to protect your privacy while you enjoy the PBCore Web site. Your information will be protected as described unless otherwise specified. If you would like more information, our formal privacy policy has been provided below for your convenience. Should the privacy policy be modified in the future, this Web page will subsequently reflect the revised policy.

CPB Web Site Formal Privacy Policy


To establish policies for ensuring the privacy of visitors to the PBCore Web site.


CPB will not voluntarily disclose to any third party any personally identifiable information about visitors to the PBCore Web site without first receiving the visitor’s permission. If, however, CPB is compelled to reveal such information under process of law, it will cooperate fully, and in such case will not first seek the visitor’s permission.

CPB does not collect personally identifiable information from the PBCore Web page visitors other than what is supplied on a voluntary basis. CPB will not condition access to any portion of the PBCore Web site on the provision of personally identifiable information. Visitors to the PBCore Web site may be invited to supply personally identifiable information, but CPB will simultaneously offer an opportunity to decline or “opt-out” of providing such personally identifiable information. If visitors are invited to supply voluntary information, the extent of CPB’s use of the information will be explained at the time the visitor supplies the information.

CPB will post a message on the PBCore site stating to visitors that their use of the PBCore Web site signifies their agreement with the terms and conditions of the PBCore Web site privacy policy. CPB will also post at the Web site a statement that states, in effect, that CPB reserves the right, at its sole discretion and for any purpose whatsoever, to prospectively change, modify, add, or remove portions of the PBCore Web site privacy policy.

Contact CPB

Please contact us through our online comment form if you have any questions or concerns regarding CPB’s privacy policy.