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WBEV Privacy Policy


The website“the “Site”) is the official web site for radio station WBEV (“the Station”),and is owned and operated by Good Karma Broadcasting, LLC (“Good Karma”).  This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) coversthe collection, use and dissemination of personally identifiable information(“Personal Information”) that may be collected by Good Karma anytime youinteract with this Site, such as when you visit, listen to audio streams, viewvideo streams or when you contact us. Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy to learn about ourinformation practices, including what type of information we gather, how andfor what purposes we use the information, to whom we disclose the information,and how we safeguard your Personal information. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not participatein the Station’s online or off-line activities and services that require you toprovide Personal Information.


This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 9, 2011 and iseffective immediately.


What Information WeCollect 

The information we learn from customers helps us personalizeand continually improve your experience with our products and services.  Here are the types of Personal Information wegather.


Automatic information

Our servers automatically collectcertain non-personally identifiable information, such as your computer’s IPaddress, the type of browser you use, the pages you view, the streams you viewor listen to, and when you visit our Site. We use this information to understand how visitors navigate through ourSite and use our products and services. This allows us to enhance your experience while using our Site and tomake the materials we post as valuable to visitors as possible.  We do not link this information to Personalinformation.


Information You Give Us

Generally, you may browse the Sitewithout providing any Personal Information. You may, however, voluntarily provide Personal Information to us inother ways, such as through registration for contests and sweepstakes, awardspoints, loyal listener clubs, chat rooms and message boards.  You can choose not to provide certainPersonal Information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of manyof our features.  We use the PersonalInformation that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests,customizing your experience, improving our product, and communication withyou.  When you create an account � providingyour name, email address,zip code and birth date � and choose a password and password hint (such as themonth and day of your birth) for security, the system saves your informationand assigns you a personal ID � often comprised simply of your email addressbecause it is unique and easy to remember.  Some of this information may, on occasion, betransferred to operational service providers to automatically fill in relevantform fields and simplify the form.  Thisinformation is not stored on the third party website until you submit theform.  However, once the form issubmitted, this Personal Information may be stored on the third party website.


Off-Line Collection, Use, AndDisclosure of Personal Information

The Station also collects and usesPersonal Information by other means, including telephone, direct mail and inperson. The various uses of such Personal Information include, but are notlimited to, contests and sweepstakes, loyal listener club registration, otherspecial membership only features/events, news tip line, job applications,listener complaints, and operational and business purposes.

Except for contests and sweepstakesentries, or registrations for a loyal listener or other special membershipfeatures/events, we do not ordinarily use your Personal Information collectedoff-line for promotional or advertising purposes, nor do we share it with thirdparties for promotional or marketing purposes. If Personal Information collected off-line will be used by the Station,its parent company(s), or Affiliates for promotional and marketing purposes,you have the opportunity to Opt-out of such use.  If such information will be shared with advertisers,you will have the same rights as provided for the disclosure of PersonalInformation collected online.


Why and How We Usethe Information Collected 

Good Karma collects information to assist us in deliveringour product and service and gain a better understanding of our customers, theirneeds and the types of content most popular with users.  This allows us to determine how best toprovide useful information to our users and to understand the services andparts of our Site that are of most interest to them.  In addition, your Personal Information allowsus to keep you posted on the latest product announcements, updates, specialoffers, promotions and events that you might like to hear about.  The information is also used to improve oursoftware and services by providing personalized content, recommendations,location customization, and/or personalized help and instructions.  We also track the content you access anddownload, where appropriate, for purposes of paying royalties and license feesto third party providers such as record labels, other copyright holders,content distributors and advertisers.


Technologies Used toCollect Information 

This Site, like many other corporate websites, uses“cookies” and other technologies to help us understand which parts of our Siteare the most popular and how much time our visitors spend there.  We also use cookies and other technologies tomake sure that our online advertising is bringing customers to our products andservices and to study traffic patterns on our Site and the effectiveness of ourcustomer communications.  This enables usto customize your experience and provide you with greater convenience each timeyou interact with us.  For example,knowing your first name allows us to welcome you with a personal greeting eachtime you visit our Site.


In addition, our advertisers will often employ “click through”advertisements on the Site, which link to content on their websites.  When a customer clicks through one of theseadvertisements, they are directed away from our Site to the advertiser’sdestination page through a web server. Advertisers track this click-through data to determine general interestand measure the effectiveness of their advertising.



We do not generally keep e-mail correspondence, excepte-mails related to the on-air programs or operations of the Station.  As required by the Federal CommunicationsCommission (“FCC”), if any part of your email correspondence relates to stationprogramming or operations, we must place such correspondence in the Station’sFCC Public Inspection File, or make the correspondence available via electronicfile access at the Station to anyone that requests such information.  Therefore, please be advised that PersonalInformation contained in emails related to Station programming and operationswill be disclosed to the general public. We therefore request that you not place any Personal Information inemail correspondence to the Station that pertains to station programming oroperations.  Further, you understand andagree that we are not responsible for the disclosure of your PersonalInformation that is included in such emails that are made available to thegeneral public in compliance with FCC regulations.


Shopping &E-Commerce 

In connection with the sale of goods and/or services or forcontest prize fulfillment, we may request Sensitive Personal information.  “Sensitive Personal Information” includes anyindividual’s (1) social security number; (2) driver’s license number or stateidentification card number; (3) employee identification number; and (4) creditor debit card number, with or without any required security code or personalidentification number (“PIN”).  SensitivePersonal Information will only be used for verification of your identity,federal or state tax reporting requirements, and/or to implement and completethe specific activity or event it was submitted for.  We will not share your Sensitive Personalinformation for marketing or promotional purposes.  The Site may also request additional PersonalInformation such as your name, billing and shipping address, email addressand/or telephone number and any such information that is required to fulfillyour order and to communicate with you regarding your order.  Sensitive Personal Information will beencrypted or collected through a secured Internet connection generally via SSLor S-HTTP protocols.  Sensitive PersonalInformation will be stored in a commercially reasonable secure manner.  We may use your Personal Information (but notyour credit card or debit card number or other Sensitive Personal Information)to contact you about future products, services and discounts from the Stationor to provide such information indirectly from our advertisers unless you tellus otherwise (i.e., “opt-out”).  We willonly use your credit card and debit card number to complete the specifictransaction you requested. Alternatively, the Site may use a third party operational serviceprovider to conduct the financial transaction in a secure manner; the thirdparty payment process will be accessible via a hyperlink from the Site and theoperational service provider will be solely responsible for all financialtransactions and the collection, use and storage of your personalinformation. 


Chat Rooms, MessageBoards and Public Areas 

For your enjoyment and entertainment, this Site may offeruser interactive activities such as blogs, chat rooms, message boards, and/orpublic forums (“Public Areas.”)  If youare required to register to use any interactive area, we do not share anyPersonal information or Sensitive Personal Information that is entered into thePublic Area registration section on the Site with advertisers.  However, any such information that is postedin the Public Area is available to anyone using the Site.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to save andarchive any content of any nature posted to the Site and we may, withoutliability to any user, disclose such content if (1) required to do so by law orto comply with legal processes; (2) to respond to claims that any of thecontent violates the property, privacy, publicity or other rights of others; or(3) to protect the rights, property or safety of the Site, our Station, ouremployees, users and members of the public. For more information on the Site’s rules of conduct for these publicAreas, please see our Terms of Use.


Intended Audience 

The Station’s Site and its products and services areintended for audiences at least 18 years of age and located in the UnitedStates.  All of our services are operatedin accordance with the laws of the United States.  We make no representation that any serviceoffered by the Station is operated in accordance with the laws of othernations.  By your participation in theSite’s activities, you certify that you are at least 18 years of age andlocated in the U.S.  If you are locatedin the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S. and you participate inactivities on the Site, you do so at your own risk and initiative, and areresponsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.  Please be aware that any Personal Informationyou transfer to us from outside the United States will be transferred to theU.S. and is subject to U.S. law.  Byusing the Site, participating in any Site activities, and/or providing us withyour Personal Information, you consent to this transfer of Personal Informationto the U.S. and waive any claims that may arise under your own nationallaws.  All users of the Site are requiredto provide true, current, complete and accurate Personal Information whenprompted and we will reject and delete any contest, sweepstakes or other entryor registration that we believe in good faith to be false, fraudulent, orinconsistent with this Privacy Policy. We will reject or delete any Personal Information that we believe ingood faith to be inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.


Children’s PrivacyPolicy 

Although persons of all ages may visit our Site andparticipate in activities that do not require the collection of PersonalInformation, we do not knowingly or intentionally collect Personal Informationfrom children under the age of 13. Except for the limited circumstances listed below, we will automaticallyreject and delete the registration or entry of any person we believe in goodfaith to be under age, and disqualify such person from the receipt of anyprize, benefit or participation to which they may have otherwise been entitledby virtue of such registration or entry. Except to meet FCC regulations, as required by applicable laws, or otherregulatory and legal purposes, we will not use, store or disclose any child’sPersonal Information to a third party without prior parental consent. 


When We DiscloseInformation 

The Station does not use your Personal Information forpurposes inconsistent with those listed above. Furthermore, the Station does not sell, rent or share your Personalinformation to or with any third party without your consent, except asdiscussed below.


Access to certain products and services, such as contentsubscription products or products distributed by third parties, may require theStation to provide your Personal Information to third parties, such as acontent provider or distributor (collectively “Content Partner).  In such cases, this will be stated during theregistration process, in the Terms of Use, during the distribution process, orin a similar manner.  The third party’suse of such information is governed by that party’s privacy policy, and theStation’s use is governed by this Privacy Policy. Please visit the privacypolicy of the Content Partner to make sure you understand how they use your PersonalInformation.  If you do not want us toprovide your Personal Information to such a third party, you should notregister for the applicable product or service. 


Additionally, the Station may be required to provideaggregated access and usage information to certain content providers and rightsholders as a condition of content licensing and royalty requirements.  In such cases, the Station may provide usageaccess, demographic and other information, not including your PersonalInformation, to the content provider and/or rights holder.


We will also share your personal information with ouroperational service providers, the specialists that provide internal support tothe Site design, development, hosting and operations, including maintenance,management, storage and/or fulfillment of our membership and e-mail clubs,various contests, sweepstakes, services, events and online stores.  We use operational service providers toefficiently provide the full range of content, activities and membership serviceswe bring to you.  These operationalservice providers are bound by strict contractual requirements to keep allPersonal Information they process strictly confidential and to use suchinformation solely on behalf of the Station and Good Karma. 


The Station may disclose your Personal Information ifrequired to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action isnecessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal processserved on the Station; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of theStation or Good Karma and its products; or (c) act in urgent circumstances toprotect the personal safety of users of the Station’s products and/or servicesor the public at large.


Links to OtherWebsites 

This Privacy Policy does not cover third party advertisingor third party content that may appear on the Site.  The Site may provide banner and generaladvertising from third parties, in addition to other content provided by ouradvertisers or operational service providers. Users may from time to time purchase goods or services offered throughthe Site, or otherwise participate in or send messages concerning suchadvertising, promotions or third party content offered through the Site.  Such correspondence, transactions andagreements are solely between the user and the advertiser or the third partycontent provider, and the Site will not be liable for any claims arising fromyour interactions or transactions with such advertisers or third party contentproviders.


This Site often provides links to third party websites thatcould be of interest to our users, including the websites of ourAdvertisers.  As stated in our Terms ofUse, the Station does not own or control these websites and therefore is notresponsible for the content, business practices or operations of suchwebsites.  Third party websites linked onthis Site may have different privacy policies and business practices than wedo.  We therefore encourage you to readtheir privacy policies.  The presence ofa link to a third party website does not constitute or imply our endorsement,recommendation, or sponsorship of the third party’s content, goods orservices.  By use of this Site, you haveagreed that you will use the hyperlinks to third party sites at your own risk.


Security of PersonalInformation 

The security and confidentiality of your information isextremely important to us.  We haveimplemented technical, administrative and physical security measures usingacceptable industry standards of security technology and practices (such aselectronic security systems and password protections) to try to protectPersonal Information from unauthorized access and improper use.  Our databases are accessible only byauthorized personnel.  We also requestthat our operational service providers take such precautions.  From time to time, we review our securityprocedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods.


The station shall make all reasonable efforts to comply withthis Privacy Policy.  However, thispolicy should not be construed as a contractual undertaking, and the Stationcannot warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us.  Please be aware that, despite our bestefforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.  By transmitting Personal Information to usover the internet, you are accepting any risks associated with doing so.  In addition, you are responsible for takingappropriate measures to protect and secure all passwords, log-on or membershipidentification information and account information.


California Residents 

As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83permits our customers who are California residents to request certaininformation about how to exercise our third party disclosure choices.  To make such a request, please send an emailto  Alternatively, you may contact the Stationat:


Good Karma Broadcasting
100 Stoddart Street
Beaver Dam, WI 53916


Attn:  Privacy Administrator



We will not accept requests via the telephone or byfacsimile.  We are not responsible forresponding to notices that are not labeled, not sent properly, or do not havecomplete information.


Changes to thisPolicy 

We may revise this Privacy Policy at any time by updatingthis posting without advance notice to you. If you are a registered user or member of the Site, we will notify youvia email of material changes.  (You areresponsible for keeping your email address up to date.)  We will also post a notice on the homepage ofthis Site notifying all users of any other revisions to the PrivacyPolicy.  Such revisions are effective toyou as a user of this Site immediately upon posting and notification to you.Your continued use of this Site upon posting and notification will indicatethat you have affirmatively agreed to any such changes in the PrivacyPolicy.  You should visit this Siteperiodically to review the Privacy Policy, because it is binding on you.  


Review, Update orDeletion of Personal Information 

You may review, update or delete your personal informationcollected by the Site.  To do so, pleasee-mail the Site’s Privacy administrator at To have access to your personalinformation, you must provide proof of identification, such as your full name,street address, city/state and zip code, user ID and password, and/orinformation about your recent activity on the Site.  We reserve the right to deny access to anyuser if we believe there is a question about your identity.  Certain types of Personal Information thatare necessary to check eligibility, such as birth date or age, cannot bemodified or deleted.


Contact Us 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, pleasecontact our Privacy Administrator at the following email address:  PRIVACYADMINISTRATOR@gkbradio.comor


Good Karma Broadcasting, LLC
100 Stoddart Street
Beaver Dam, WI 53916


Attn:  PrivacyAdministrator



This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 9, 2011.