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Privacy Policy

You have come to this page from a web site operated by KAZU and its licensee, University Corporation at Monterey Bay. We recognize the importance of privacy to visitors to our web site, and we want every user (you) to know how we collect and use information about you when you visit our web site. This privacy policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit this site, and how we may use that information.

Information we automatically gather when you visit KAZU.ORG
Like virtually all other Web servers, our web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do not record a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information. Rather, these log files may contain some or all of the following information:

The date of the visit. The time and length of the visit. The path taken through the Web site. The browser being used. A list of files downloaded or viewed. The amount of time spent listening to audio files. The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine accessing our Web site*. Any errors encountered.

*(Most Internet Service Providers use a "dynamic" form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor may have a different IP address each time he or she visits KAZU.ORG. Also, many Internet Service Providers, including America Online, use "proxy servers," which provide even more anonymity for visitors.)

We use this information to aid the technical administration of the site and to better understand how each site is functioning for its users.

We may track your visit to sections of our web site in order for some site features to function properly for you. In some instances, "cookies" or a similar technology may be used. If you do not wish to accept a cookie, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept cookies from the server may result in some limits on the benefits that we can automatically provide as you enjoy KAZU.ORG.

Information you give us
We do not collect personally identifying information from our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us. Visitors under the age of 13 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to KAZU.ORG.

Name and Contact Information
KAZU may ask visitors (you) to provide certain personal information when you: register for a contest; sign up for an e-mail list; request information; purchase products or services; contribute material that may be used on the Web site; participate in a discussion board or chat; or use a form to become a member of KAZU. You will also have the opportunity to request future e-mail contact from us regarding our programs and Web site. We tell you whether a specific piece of information is required at the time it is requested.

This information may be used by KAZU to: verify your identity; manage a contest; gather your editorial comments and feedback; contact you for additional information or administrative purposes; provide attribution for any submitted content of yours published by KAZU, and fulfill your order or request. If you opt-in to request future contact from us, you may receive e-mail regarding its programs and web site; otherwise, we will contact you only if necessary for the purposes above.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise at the time of submission, the personally identifying information you provide will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than listed above. If KAZU does wish to add your information to a shared list, it will do so only if you provide permission when you submit your information. By default, your information will not be added; you must "opt-in."

KAZU may use shared lists to maximize the benefits it can provide through its network of public radio Web site and through qualified associations. Only after you have provided your consent, your name and basic contact information may be exchanged for consideration with select companies and organizations, including with other public radio stations and programs. These companies and organizations may attempt to contact you to promote a product or service that they offer.

KAZU will not share, exchange, rent, or sell any of our lists to political parties, candidates for political office, or advocacy organizations.

Demographic and Personal Information
KAZU occasionally conducts online surveys, sometimes in association with a contest or other offer. These surveys may ask you for demographic information such as ZIP code, age, education, or income level. Unless otherwise explicitly indicated at the time you provide the information, this information is used in an aggregate form to help us understand our audiences and improve our services. Demographic and profile information may be shared with selected third-party organizations, only on an aggregate basis, to describe the nature of our online audiences.

Credit-card Information
You must be 18 to engage in money-related transactions on the KAZU.ORG site. When you do so, you will be asked for a credit card number. All financial transactions take place only on secure servers, and electronic communication of credit-card information is sent only in a secured or encrypted format. Your credit card information is saved, in an encrypted format, on internal systems that are either not connected to the Internet or are protected by advanced firewalls separate from the computers that serve our public site. This information is not made available to any third party and is considered completely confidential.

Note, however, we may transfer personally identifying information about you to an entity or company that acquires, buys, or merges with KAZU.

Special note for KAZU's contributors
If you use KAZU's secure online form to make a contribution to KAZU, your name, complete contact information, and all contributions will be passed directly to the KAZU Development Department. Your contribution information will be protected in full compliance with the Contributor List Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 may entitle you to receive additional information from us regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your right to opt-out of such disclosure. Please direct all such requests to us at the email and/or regular mail address provided below. If you do not want your name and contact information to be shared with any company or organization, you may notify us at any time by writing to us at the email and/or regular mail addresses designated below.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or any practices on the KAZU.ORG site, or wish to request information pursuant to California Civil Code §1798.83(a), please send an e-mail to us at or send a letter by US Mail to: KAZU, 100 Campus Center, Box 201, Room 317, Seaside CA 93955. We reserve the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically.

Your use of the KAZU.ORG web site constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

Effective date
This policy is effective on February 14, 2006 and was reviewed on January 12, 2010.