WXVT Privacy Policy

WXVT-TV Website Privacy Policy

 By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy of WXVT-TV15. If you do not agree to the Policy, please do not use this site. WXVT-TV15 reviews its Privacy Policy periodically so that you are updated on any changes. If you want to communicate with us about our policy, or about the use of or changes to your personal information, please write to us at: WXVT-TV 3015 Reed Rd., Greenville, MS 38703.

 We at WXVT-TV15 understand that the Internet presents an opportunity for us to reach you, the public, in new and exciting ways with information about our programming, exciting sweepstakes and contests and other forms of interactivity. Users, including parents of child users, can be confident that the privacy and integrity of any personal information that may be provided in any section of the site will be strictly maintained.

 WXVT-TV15 encourages parents to supervise their children's activities online and to participate with their children whenever possible.

 WXVT-TV15 recognizes the privacy concerns of visitors to its site on the Internet.

 Specifically, WXVT-TV15 recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about its visitors. As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such a visitor's name, address, email address, or telephone number, is automatically collected. Personally identifiable information about visitors to this site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted, and WXVT-TV15 uses such information only for the purpose for which it is submitted unless we disclose other uses at the time of collection, in which case you will have the opportunity to instruct us not to use your data in other ways. WXVT-TV15 does not sell personally identifiable information to third parties. WXVT-TV15 may use a reputable third party to manage some of its sweepstakes and contests, and this company may have access to some of the personally identifiable information that is provided in contest and/or sweepstakes entry. The personally identifiable information will be used by the contest administrator only for the specific contest-related purpose for which it is requested, and the information will not be sold, marketed or transferred to other companies.

 Attention All Parents!

 WXVT-TV15 understands that parents may not always be able to supervise their children's activities on the Internet. Each section of the site, whether it involves games or contests, chat rooms, or bulletin boards, encourages children under 13 to ask permission from their parents in order to participate. In addition, this site never asks a child for his/her full name, street address, email address, phone number or other personally identifiable information when just a "screen name", age or first name will suffice. If personally identifiable information is required to participate in an activity, a child will always be told, in easy to understand language, why the information is being sought. Personally identifiable information obtained from a child contest entrant is never sold to third parties by WXVT-TV15. As stated in the preamble to this Privacy Policy, WXVT-TV15 may use a reputable outside company to manage some of our sweepstakes and contests, and this company may have access to some of the personally identifiable information that is provided. However, this information will be used by the contest administrator only for the express purpose for which it is collected, and will not be sold, marketed or transferred to third parties. If you do not want your child to participate in an activity on this site, want WXVT-TV15 to delete or change any personally identifying information submitted by your child from our data base, you can write or email us using the addresses that appear at the bottom of the Privacy Policy. A signed parental release and affidavit is required to send a prize to a child.

When using the chat rooms, kids are again encouraged not to give out any personal information and are given specific rules about what is appropriate for a chat room. While WXVT-TV15 cannot control and is not responsible for what is discussed or posted in a chat room or on a bulletin board, WXVT-TV15 makes reasonable efforts to monitor the site and clean out postings, which may be deemed harmful or offensive. WXVT-TV15 reminds parents that numerous parental control tools are available from system providers and software manufacturers, which can further protect your child while he/she surfs the Net. WXVT-TV15 encourages parents to write us or email us with any suggestions on how to make the site a better, safer place to hang out.

 Cookies

 Cookies are small bits of information that our site places on the hard drive of your computer to enable us to do a number of things to make your visit and future visits to the site more quickly, simply and productive. Cookies allow a visitor to quickly log on to a site he/she has visited before by storing a password. Cookies are not used to obtain information about a user that was not previously provided in a cookie. The cookie itself does not contain any personally identifiable information about a user, and WXVT-TV15 does not use cookies in order to obtain such information. Cookies are used by most major sites of the Internet. Visitors may receive cookies from third parties, but WXVT-TV15 cannot control the content of these cookies. Parents should consult their browser owner's manual for instructions on how to refuse cookies.

Sweepstakes and Contests

Sweepstakes, contests, games, and other promotions run on a WXVT-TV15 site may require the user to provide some personally identifiable information to participate such as full name, address, email address, phone number and cable system/cable channel on which the user watches WXVT-TV15. Children under 13 are encouraged to ask permission and obtain consent from a parent before entering a contest. Children will be told; in easy to understand language, exactly why the information is required. In order for a child who wins a WXVT-TV15 contest to receive a prize, he/she must submit a signed parental release and affidavit to WXVT-TV15 giving WXVT-TV15 to send the gift. All prizes are sent to the parents and not to the child directly.

Chat Rooms, Bulletin Boards and Submissions

WXVT-TV15 may also obtain information from a user when he/she logs on to a chat room, posts a bulletin board, send in an idea and a number of other activities. Once again, children are encouraged to ask a parent for permission to use any of these features of the site. Children are also encouraged to use a "screen name" or their initials instead of their real name, and no last names and/or street addresses are ever required to participate. All submissions to WXVT-TV15 sites become the property of WXVT-TV15, and WXVT-TV15 is entitled to use the submissions in any manner it sees fit. However, WXVT-TV15 does not sell or transfer personal information about users who make such submissions to third parties.

IP Addresses

WXVT-TV15 may collect and disclose non-personal user information (for example, IP addresses) in aggregate form. An IP address is a number given to a user by a Web server. Examples of information provided by an IP address include service provider, type of browser and type of system used. WXVT-TV15 may use this information to make its site better and more responsive to the needs of the user. This non-personal information may also be shared with third parties for marketing, advertising or research purposes. An IP address is not used to obtain personal information about a user.

 Users Agreement and Rules of Conduct

Use and participation in WXVT-TV15"s Internet site is contingent upon your acceptance of the following terms and rules. By creating an account, you accept these terms. For purposes of this agreement, "Participant" refers to you. WXVT-TV15 refers to WXVT-TV15, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies.

1. Rules of conduct

a. Participant shall not post or transmit through WXVT-TV15 any defamatory, threatening, obscene, harmful, pornographic or other material which would violate or infringe in any way upon the rights of others, or which would give rise to criminal or civil liability and/or violate federal or local law or regulation.

b. Participant shall not upload post or otherwise make available on the WXVT-TV15 site any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark or other proprietary right.

c. Participant hereby waives any and all rights to any stories, ideas, drawings, opinions, and other creative "materials" posted to the WXVT-TV15 site. Participant authorizes WXVT-TV15 to utilize, in any manner it sees fit and for eternity, the materials posted on the site, which shall become the property of WXVT-TV15. Participant releases WXVT-TV15 from any and all claims or liability in connection therewith, and agrees to indemnify WXVT-TV15 in connection therewith pursuant to the terms in paragraph 3 below. Participant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the WXVT-TV15 site shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, contractual or other special relationship between Participant and WXVT-TV15 (other than the contractual relationship between WXVT-TV15 and Participant entered into by virtue of Participant's agreement to these Rules of Conduct.)

2. Rights of WXVT-TV15/Disclaimer of Liability

d. WXVT-TV15 is a distributor only (and not a publisher) of WXVT-TV15 chat room and bulletin board content, which is supplied by Participant with occasional responses from WXVT-TV15. WXVT-TV15 shall not be responsible for policing, monitoring, or editing such content, exercises no more editorial control over such content than would a public library, bookstore, newsstand, or other distributor of content, and accordingly, shall not be responsible for exercising editorial control over such content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, WXVT-TV15 shall have the right, but no the obligation, to monitor such content in order to respond to or comment upon communications by Participants and in order to determine compliance with the Rules of Conduct. WXVT-TV15 shall have the right and sole discretion to edit, to refuse to port or to remove any content whatsoever which it finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or which it finds in its sole discretion to be otherwise objectionable for any reason. The opinions expressed in the chat rooms and bulletin boards are not necessarily (and in some cases not at all) those of WXVT-TV15. WXVT-TV15 is not responsible for any materials provided by users, which are deemed harmful or offensive to others. WXVT-TV15 is not responsible in any way for any injury, loss or damage, which occurs as a result of an opinion expressed or information, provided in these sections of the site.

e. WXVT-TV15 has established relationships with reputable business partners that allow visitors to our site to link directly to sites operated by these partners. Some of these sites may be branded or co-branded with a WXVT-TV15 logo; however, they are not operated or maintained by WXVT-TV15 or its affiliated companies. WXVT-TV15 chooses its advertisers and business partners carefully. However, WXVT-TV15 is not responsible for the content of web sites operated by third parties that are linked to our sites. These links are meant for the user's convenience only. Links to third party sites do not constitute sponsorship, endorsement or approval by WXVT-TV15 of the concept, policies and practices of such sites. Once you have left a WXVT-TV15 site via such a link, you should check the applicable privacy policy of the third party site. This site may also be linked to web sites operated by companies affiliated with WXVT-TV15. Visitors to those sites should refer to their separate privacy policies. WXVT-TV15 makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the content in the WXVT-TV15 site or the accuracy or reliability of any statement contained within. All statements, advice and opinions made by Participants in WXVT-TV15 chat rooms and bulletin boards are those of such Participants only, and WXVT-TV15 neither endorses nor shall be held responsible for the reliability of it.

3. Participant's Indemnification/Obligations

Participant agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WXVT-TV15, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims, losses, costs and expenses (including attorney's fees) arising out of Participant's use of WXVT-TV15 sites, or arising out of any violation of these Rules of Conduct by Participant including, without limitation, any communication by Participant which is claimed to be defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful, which is claimed to violate the copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third parties, or which constitutes a submission of materials.

4. Termination

WXVT-TV15 shall have the right to immediately terminate any Participant's use of the WXVT-TV15 site if WXVT-TV15 determines in its sole discretion that Participant has violated the Rules of Conduct set forth herein or otherwise breached this agreement, or has engaged in conduct which WXVT-TV15 determines in its sole discretion to be unacceptable.

5. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Mississippi, and parties consent to the jurisdiction of the courts in the district, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.

This site is governed by a Privacy Policy, which can be found herein. Some sections of the site may have additional privacy practices, which are described in detail at those specific locations. WXVT-TV15 reviews its Privacy Policies periodically and reserves the right to make revisions at any time. WXVT-TV15 encourages parents and children to review the Privacy Policy often for changes. Participant's continued use of the site after a change has been made to the policies of the site implies Participant's assent to those changes.

The WXVT-TV15 site contains neither expressed nor implied warranties for use. WXVT-TV15 does not warrant that the site will be without viruses or defects, and WXVT-TV15 is not responsible for any repair or maintenance visitor's system may require as a result of using the WXVT-TV15 site.

This site is operated by WXVT-TV15 from its offices in Greenville, Mississippi. Participants attempting to access this site from other locations do so of their own volition and shall comply with any applicable local laws governing interactive sites.

All materials contained in this site are protected by copyright and trademark and shall not be used for any purpose whatsoever other than private, non-commercial viewing purposes. Reproduction, duplication, distribution, derivative works, and other unauthorized copying or use of stills, audio and video footage or any other materials contained herein are expressly prohibited.