Some WGBH apps are designed for young learners, teachers, and parents. WGBH is committed to children’s safety and well-being. Apps may collect only anonymous, aggregated analytics data for the purpose of improving the app experience. No personally identifiable data is collected. The apps are produced and maintained by WGBH Boston.
Personal and Aggregated Data
Some WGBH apps collect anonymous, aggregated analytics data for the purpose of improving the app experience. No personally identifiable data is collected.
We will record which apps are played, for how long, and what features are used. This information helps us understand our audience, but is not matched in any way to personal data that we may also receive.
WGBH sites for kids are designed for viewers to use without the need to supply any personally identifiable information. If we introduce communication features, such as a survey to ask what you think of the project, we will only request non-personally-identifiable information (such as your first name, age, city/town, or state/province/country). If you write to us via e-mail, we may reply, but we will not store your e-mail address for the purpose of future correspondence unless you have expressed a desire for us to do so. We will not use such information for other purposes, or share your personal information with others.
In order to make the site as good as it can be, we will record which pages are more popular by looking at traffic logs. This data gives us general information such as how long users spend on the site, what browsers they are using, and which sites they have come from. This information helps us understand our audience, but is not matched in any way to personal data that we may also receive.
We may use a small software file called a cookie to remember where individual users are within the site. These cookies are optional, and refusing to accept them will not reduce enjoyment of the site. The user’s cookie file lives on the user’s machine, and can be deleted at any time by the user.
External Links Operated by Third Parties
We may incorporate some links to external sites. These external links are operated by third parties that are not affiliated with WGBH. WGBH does not produce, maintain, or monitor these third party sites. You should review the privacy policies of these third party sites for their policies and practices regarding the collection and use of personally identifiable information. For WGBH’s Alexa Skills for children, these policies also apply.
Change Future Use
We will also update this policy if privacy legislation changes or if we add features, such as a contest, where additional personal data is required. For more information about privacy legislation governing Web sites for children, please visit the Federal Trade Commission’s site at ftc.gov.
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