PBS PRIVACY POLICY

At PBS, we recognize that privacy is an important issue. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we gather when you use PBS’s services, as well as some of the steps we take to protect it.


The following principles apply to the personally identifying information we ask for and that you provide. “Personally identifying information” is information that individually identifies you, such as your name, physical address or email address.

Data Collection

Some of our services require you to register for an account. PBS asks you for some personal information in order to create an account (typically your name, email address and a password for your account) and we will use that information to provide the service. When we require personally identifying information, we will inform you about the types of information we collect and how we use it. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us.

Cookies

Upon your first visit to PBS, a cookie is sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service and to better understand how people interact with us. PBS does this by storing user preferences in cookies and by tracking user trends and patterns of how people search. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some PBS features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Information Sharing

We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent. We may share such information in any of the following limited circumstances: We have your consent.
We provide such information to trusted businesses or persons for the sole purpose of processing personally identifying information on our behalf. When this is done, it is subject to agreements that oblige those parties to process such information only on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
If you have an account, we may share the information submitted under your account among all of our services in order to provide you with a seamless experience and to improve the quality of our services. We will not disclose your account information to other people or non-affiliated companies, except in the limited circumstances described in this Policy or with your consent.
We may store and process personal information collected on our site in the United States, Canada or any other country in which PBS or its agents maintain facilities. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.

Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.

Changes to this Policy

Please note this Privacy Policy will change from time to time. We will post those changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will also provide a more prominent notice.