March 8, 2014
feature that may be included on this website.
the Experts homepage.
At Gray Television Group, Inc. ("GTGI"), we are committed to protecting the privacy,
accuracy and reliability of any personal information you choose to provide
and to safeguarding such information from loss, misuse, unauthorized
applies to those websites that are part of the GTGI Network. For a list of
those websites, please scroll to the bottom of this page under GTGI Network. This
Policy applies only to the personal information collected by GTGI and its
network stations and does not cover any such information collected by its
corporate parent, affiliates, or any other company, unless specifically
Unless specified otherwise on the Service, all users must be at least 18
years of age and a legal resident of the
to participate in any activity that requires the submission of personal
This Service is designed and targeted to
”) audiences and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws
We make no representation that this Service is operated in
accordance with the laws or governed by other nations.
By your participation in our Service activities, you certify that
you are at least 18 years of age and located in the
If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of
the U.S. and you participate in activities on this Service contrary to our
policy that only U.S. residents are eligible for certain activities, 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
will be transferred to the U.S and subject to
By using this Service, participating in any Service activities,
and/or providing us with your personal information, you consent to this
transfer of personal information to the
, and waive any claims that may arise under your own national laws.
change from time to time, so please check back often. If you have any
sending an e-mail message to email@example.com.
1. Collection of Personal Information
You do not need to provide any information that identifies you
("personal information") to use a GTGI site or to obtain
information from most of the features of a GTGI site. In general, you can
visit our websites without telling us who you are or revealing any
However, if you want to use certain online services, you may be asked
to provide some personal information, such as your name, mailing address
or e-mail address. We also may ask you to choose a user name and password,
and provide that information when accessing certain online features. If
you do not want to give us any personal information, you can always decide
not to use the services. The choice is yours. We are only interested in
offering you convenient online services that match your interests and
Unless stated otherwise, we do not request contact information for a
mobile phone, text messaging or any wireless device that includes a domain
name address (such as “.net” or “.com”) as part of the contact
information. Federal law prohibits the sending of commercial email
messages directly to a wireless device that uses a domain name, unless you
have first given your affirmative consent. We may inadvertently collect a
wireless device number that includes a domain name when you send us an
inquiry or register for a contest or membership club. However, we will not
knowingly use that contact information for sending commercial email.
We reserve the right to respond to user inquiries or requests sent
via a wireless device that uses a domain name as such messages are not
deemed to be commercial email and therefore, are not regulated by Federal
law. However, when
“computer to phone” commercial emails are prohibited by law, we may
reject your wireless device contact information when such information is
submitted for certain features or services.
We will attempt to notify you if we will need new contact
information. All users
of the Service are required to provide true, current, complete and
accurate personal information when prompted and we will reject and delete
any entry that we believe in good faith to be false or fraudulent. Any
prize or benefit shall be forfeited due to a rejected or disqualified
and of the collection, use, disclosure,
management and storage of your personal information as described
below. We may from time
to time, transfer or merge any personal information collected off-line to
our online databases or store off-line information in an electronic
format. We may also combine personal information we collect online with
information available from other sources, including information received
from Advertisers, or marketing companies.
remain in full force and effect as long as you are a user of the Service
or a participant in Station activities.
list below contains some of the instances when a GTGI website, one of its
operational service providers or vendors (third party companies that
provide internal support to the Service) may collect your personal
information. Please note that many of our websites may offer additional
online features and services and may ask you to provide some personal
information before permitting you to access those areas. This Privacy
Policy governs the collection of any personal information you provide to a
GTGI site that is part of the GTGI Network.
Automated News Services and
Service may offer you special subscription features for news and
news-related topics: 1) “E-News,” “E-Sports,” or “E-Weather”
provides news, sports, and weather updates, respectively, via email; and
2) the “First Alert” feature provides weather information at your
desktop. For the email
updates, you are only required to submit an email address.
To subscribe to the First Alert feature, you are required to
provide your first and last name, zip code, email address, location of the
email address, gender, and birth date.
The submission of other information such as your computer’s
operating system, ranges for household income and education, and a general
description of your profession is voluntary.
Polls. Many GTGI sites offer polling areas, which provide users
with an opportunity to vote on local and national issues of concern. When
you choose to participate in a poll, we may ask you to provide your name
and e-mail address. This information helps us ensure the accuracy of our
Surveys. GTGI sites also may allow users to complete surveys
about products or services offered by GTGI or other companies. These
surveys may ask for your name and e-mail address, and/or other
information, such as your gender and income level. This information helps
us understand our survey results.
Contests/Trivia. GTGI sites also afford users many opportunities
to play contests or trivia games. When you enter into a contest, trivia
game or any other promotional opportunity, we may ask for your name,
password information and address (physical and electronic) so that we can
contact you if you win. Sometimes we may require you to provide additional
information, such as your gender and income level. Of course, if you do
not want to provide such information, you do not need to participate in
the online activity.
Purchases and Shopping. Some
GTGI sites enable users to purchase products. When you purchase products,
we may request your name, address, telephone number and credit card
information. This information allows us to send you the items you ordered,
to process payment information, and to respond to product and billing
questions. Credit card or
debit card account information will be collected via a secured
transmission process and will be stored in a commercially reasonable
secured manner. Alternatively,
the Service may use a third party operational service provider to conduct
the financial transaction in a secured manner; the third party payment
site will be accessible via a hyperlink from the GTGI Network Station’s
website and will be solely responsible for all financial transactions and
the collection, use, and storage of your personal information.
Chat/Message Boards. GTGI
sites also may offer users the chance to participate in public forums,
such as chat rooms, message boards and/or news groups. When you choose to
participate in any of these forums, we may request your name, password
information and address (physical and electronic). This information helps
us respond to questions or concerns about use of these public areas.
Comments/Questions. You may send us comments or questions about
your use of a GTGI site. You need not identify yourself to send a comment
or question, but we may collect your e-mail address so that we can send
you a response. If you choose to provide other personal information in
your comment or question, we may keep it in our correspondence files.
The above list contains some of the instances when a GTGI website may
collect your personal information. Please note that many of our websites
may offer additional online features and services and may ask you to
provide some personal information before permitting you to access those
information you provide to a GTGI site that is part of the GTGI Network.
2. Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
GTGI sites use your personal information for three general purposes.
First, we use the information to provide you with the services you request
and to respond to billing and/or other questions related to such service
offerings. Second, we use the information to understand your use of our
websites and to notify you about updates to one of our sites or to send
you marketing materials or promotional offers that may be of interest to
you. Third, we may use this information in aggregate form to help us
evaluate and modify existing services, and to help us develop additional
services that are likely to be of interest to our users.
On occasion, GTGI may or one of its network stations may share your
personal information with our affiliated advertisers, sponsors and
promotional partners. You will have an opportunity to "opt-out"
of such sharing a the time of registration for the event or feature, or by
contacting the Service at firstname.lastname@example.org
We may share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties
in limited instances. For example, we may share your personal information
with unaffiliated third parties as is necessary to process or collect
payments, or service registered-user accounts. We also may hire
third-party technology providers to host the GTGI Network and to store
your personal information.
We may also share aggregate, non-personal information about website
usage with unaffiliated third parties, including, but not limited to,
government agencies, advertisers, and the media (i.e., __% of GTGI users
are female, __% of users have visited certain sections, etc.). This
aggregate information does not contain any personal information about an
Finally, we may be required to disclose personal information by law or
legal process, to protect and defend the rights or property of a GTGI
site, or to protect the personal safety of users to one of our sites. We
also reserve the right to contact appropriate authorities when activities
that are illegal or violate our policies are taking place on a GTGI
Except under the limited circumstances described above, we will not
disclose any of your personal information to unaffiliated third parties.
3. How We Protect Personal Information
We take reasonable measures to protect the privacy, accuracy, and
reliability of any information you choose to provide and to protect such
information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure,
alteration, and destruction. Only authorized employees are permitted to
access personal information, and they only may do so for permitted
business functions. Any employee who violates our privacy access policies
will be subject to disciplinary action.
However, please note that this Service does not
use a secured connection for the transmission of personal information
except for the purchase of goods and services. When a user transmits
personal information over an unsecured Internet connection, personal
information during the transmission such as your email or registration
could be copied or intercepted by unknown third parties.
Therefore, you understand, acknowledge and agree that you transmit
certain personal information over this Service at your own risk.
4. Accessing or Deleting Your Personal information
If you have submitted personal information through a GTGI site and you
would like to access that information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We will use reasonable efforts to supply you with this information and to
correct any factual inaccuracies that you identify. Upon your request, we
also will remove your personal information from our databases.
5. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personal Information
In some cases, a GTGI site may collect information about you that is
not personally identifiable, as described below. We
reserve the right to merge any such information with your personal
6. Internet Protocol Addresses
Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number automatically assigned to your
computer whenever you access the Internet. This number does not identify
your name, e-mail address or other personal information. If you request
pages from any GTGI website, that site's server will enter your IP address
into a log. To maintain user anonymity, GTGI does not associate IP
addresses with records containing personal information. We also do not
permit IP addresses to be associated and viewed with posts to chat rooms
and bulletin boards. We store IP addresses for a period of time to help us
to identify anyone who refuses to comply with our in-house rules or terms
of service, and to identify visitors who threaten our service, site,
customers or others. We also will use this information to measure site
traffic for purposes of system administration and for our sponsors. This
aggregate data also helps us to understand how people are using the
website and helps us improve your online experience.
sites also automatically gather certain non-personal information through
the use of "cookies." "Cookies" are small text files
that recognize repeat visitors, facilitate ongoing access to some sites,
and allow sites to understand how and when pages are visited and by how
ensure the accuracy of our polling data. Except for personal information
voluntarily provided by you (i.e., during any registration process), we do
not use information transferred through cookies for promotional or
marketing purposes, and that information is not shared with third parties.
8. Safeguarding Children's Privacy
sites will not knowingly collect personal information or any other
identifying data from children under 13 years of age without first
obtaining verifiable consent from a parent or legal guardian. Requests for
parental consent will explain how we collect, use, and disclose children's
personal information, and will include an opportunity for parents to
prevent use of their children's information, as well as to prevent their
children from participating in features which involve the collection of
personal information. Should a child whom we know to be under 13 send
personal information to a GTGI site without first obtaining parental
consent, the site will immediately reject any such entry and delete that
information from its database, unless such information pertains to the
programming or operations of GTGI network stations and will be subject to
the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.
(See above Comments/Question Section.)
to meet FCC, other regulatory and legal purposes, we will not use,
distribute or disclose any child's personal information to third parties
without prior parental consent. If, at any time. a parent withdraws his or
her consent to our use or maintenance of personal information collected
from his or her child, we will promptly remove such information from our
database. In addition, we will not require children less than 13 years of
age to disclose more personal information than is necessary in order to
participate in any online feature or service.
9. External Links
sites may provide links to various external websites or services
(collectively referred to as a “Linked Website”). (Please see the
Service’s Legal Terms for Website Use Agreement for more information.)
When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred from a GTGI
website and connected to the service or website of the third party
organization or company that you selected. Even if an affiliation exists
between GTGI and a third party Linked Website, GTGI exercises no control
and has no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or business
practices of a Linked Website. Each of these Linked Websites (such as
“Ask the Experts”) maintains its own independent privacy and data
collection policies and procedures. If you visit a website that is linked
providing those sites with any of your personal information.
10. Framed Websites/Pages
Service may also include certain pages that are “framed” and link to
third party websites (“Framed Pages”). We provide these Framed Pages
as a convenience to our users. A Framed Page may have the same look and
feel as other pages on the Service, with a GTGI or network station logo
and border, but Framed Pages are often merely gateways to other web sites.
Even if an affiliation exists between GTGI and a Framed Page, GTGI
exercises no control over Framed Pages, and GTGI is not responsible for
any content or the privacy policies or data-collection practices of a
your use of, and provision of information to or through, the Framed Page.
If you visit a Framed Page, you should consult the Framed Page’s privacy
policy before providing any personal information.
11. Terms, Changes and Questions
By using a GTGI website, you signify your agreement to the terms of our
disclose any personal information through one of our sites.
here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might
use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone.
If you have any questions or comments about this policy or our use of
personal information, you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or send a letter to the following address:
Gray Television Group, Inc.
Attn: Lisa Bishop
126 North Washington Street
Atlanta, GA 31701
We will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate any complaint
you may have regarding our use of personal information.
GTGI Network Sites:
updated on Jan. 1, 2011 and is effective immediately.
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