Privacy Policy

(Effective as of May 28, 2008)

At artandseek.org and North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc., which operates the public broadcast television station identified by the call letters KERA-TV (“KERA”) and presents artandseek.org (artandseek.org and KERA, collectively “Art&Seek“), we recognize and respect the importance of your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy. Art&Seek has adopted this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to protect the privacy of your personally-identifiable information (such as full name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and/or other identifiable information) and preserve the integrity of this online medium.

This Privacy Policy is limited to information that is collected online or submitted electronically through artandseek.org.

How We Use the Information

Art&Seek may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, programs, and services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We will release account and other personal information if we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law or to protect the rights, property or safety of KERA, our users or others.

Cookies and Browsers

A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing information about you. artandseek.org does not use cookies to collect personally-identifiable information unless you specifically check “remember me” and provide us with such information when completing the artandseek.org “submit an event” form. Some sections may also use cookies to accurately count visitors to that content. Cookies are also used when visitors leave comments on our blog and feature content area. These allow visitors to avoid re-typing their information every time they want to leave a comment.

You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.) If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to access or order certain Art&Seek products and services that require you to “sign in,” and you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings.

Advertisers that serve ads on our site may also use their own cookies. Such outside cookies are governed by the privacy policies of the entities placing the ads, and are not subject to this Privacy Policy. These companies may use cookies and other technology such as web beacons or tagging to measure the effectiveness of our ads. The use of such cookies is also subject to the privacy practices of the ad serving companies, not this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights

Art&Seek may from time to time offer newsletters and other publications to which you may elect to subscribe. Should you elect to subscribe to such a publication and subsequently decide to unsubscribe, please send a written request stating your desire to unsubscribe to the following address:

Audience and Member Services
Attn: Art&Seek
KERA
3000 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75201

Links to Other Websites

Pages on artandseek.org, kera.org and other KERA sites may contain links which, if you choose to click, will lead you to websites controlled by third parties (PBS, NPR, North Texas arts organizations and venues, artists’ websites, for example). Art&Seek is not responsible or liable for the actions of these third parties, including how they process personal information or for the content posted on their websites. If you decide to use a link on the artandseek.org site to visit another website, you should, and we encourage you to, review the posted privacy policy on such website to learn how any personal information you provide to that site is processed. Your use of any third-party website is at your own risk. This is particularly important if you choose to make an online purchase at another site and provide personal and credit card information. Art&Seek does not make any warrants, either express or implied, as to the quality or the content of any such site.

Art&Seek‘s data networks are protected on secure servers. Access to personally-identifying information in our databases is strictly limited to specific KERA employees and contracted third-party vendors who design our site. However, the Internet is not secure. By using this site, you expressly acknowledge that the security measures referenced herein do not guarantee that your personal information shall remain secure and private.

Children’s Privacy Policy

Art&Seek takes children’s privacy very seriously. Because our children’s content speaks to a special audience, websites that provide components for children must follow additional guidelines above and beyond the standard Art&Seek online policies.

Visitors Under 13: You must be at least 13 years old in order to participate in any online contests, or order any products. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or e-mail address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.

Visitors Between 13 and 18: Visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before participating in any online contests, ordering merchandise online or otherwise sending any personally-identifying information.

Terms and Conditions

Public Forums and Comments

Art&Seek seeks to stimulate lively conversation about the arts and strengthen connections within the arts community. We hope you’ll leave comments on blog posts [link to blog] and posts in our featured content section [link to featured content section.] These comments are moderated by Art&Seek staff for profanity and obscenity. The opinions expressed in these comments are those of the commenter, not of Art&Seek. Art&Seek is not responsible for ideological or factual content in the comments.

When making a comment, or entering a chat room, forum, message board and/or news group available through Art&Seek, please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should therefore exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas.

Art&Seek has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of artandseek.org, including chat rooms and forums, to determine compliance with this agreement and any operating rules established by Art&Seek and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. Art&Seek shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on artandseek.org.

Updates and Modifications

Art&Seek reserves the right to update or change this policy from time to time. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please refer to this page regularly. Use of the artandseek.org website constitutes consent to any policy then in effect. Thus, you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:

  • All registration information submitted by you is accurate and updated.
  • You will not select or use an e-mail address of another person with the intent to impersonate that person.
  • You will not use the e-mail address in which another person has rights without that person’s authorization.

Customer Service

If you have any questions or comments concerning this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us via e-mail at our Contact Page or by phone at 214.740.9272 or metro 972.263.3151, ext. 272, or by mail:

Audience and Member Services
Attn: Art&Seek
KERA
3000 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75201