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Use of Information
We and our service providers may use the information collected from you (whether provided by you directly or automatically collected through technology) to:
- Manage, administer, promote, analyze and improve our Services.
- Respond to your questions or messages and fulfill your orders or requests for services.
- Customize the content you see and hear on our Services, including offering content from FEBSPOT.COM Member stations associated with your account or located near you and offering other content that may be of interest to you.
- Customize the sponsorship credits you see and hear on our Services and on third-party services you may use or visit.
- Recognize you as the same user as you access our Services using different computers, devices and browsers.
- Send you email newsletters and marketing, fundraising, membership and other communications from FEBSPOT.COM and our Member stations.
- Publish, broadcast or otherwise use stories or information you submit to us.
- Comply with laws and enforce FEBSPOT.COM's Terms of Use and other legal rights.
- Generate aggregate or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual or the devices you use to access our Services, and use and share that information for FEBSPOT.COM's purposes.
- We also may use the information collected from you in other ways, and for other purposes, that are described to you at the point of collection or for which we otherwise have obtained your consent.

Disclosure of Information
Subject to the choices you have to control certain collection and uses of information as described in the "Your Choices" section of the Privacy Policy, we reserve the right to share with any third party, in accordance with applicable law, aggregated or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual.

We also may share your name, email address and other personal information:
- With our Member stations, who may use this information for internal purposes and to send you email newsletters and marketing, fundraising, membership and other communications.
- With our authorized service providers for purposes of providing services on our behalf.
- With our authorized third-party applications for purposes of providing certain FEBSPOT.COM Services to you on the applications.
If we sell an FEBSPOT.COM Service or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
- To protect or defend the rights of FEBSPOT.COM, our Member stations, our users or others.
- When required by law or public authorities.
- With persons we contact on your behalf when you choose to email, text, or otherwise share a story or other content through our Services.
- With other parties if we have disclosed such sharing to you at the time of collection of the information or if we otherwise have your consent.

Security and Other Information
At FEBSPOT.COM, we recognize the importance of privacy to users of our Services.
We have adopted safeguards to help protect sensitive information we collect, but no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. For more information about our privacy practices, please review the Privacy Policy. If you have questions, please contact us.

Notice to Users Outside the U.S.
Our Services are controlled and operated within the United States. If you access our Services outside of the United States, we may transfer the information collected from you to data centers outside of your home country or jurisdiction. In particular, your information may be transferred to and processed in the United States and other jurisdictions where we or our service providers operate, where data protection and other laws may not be equivalent to those in your jurisdiction. By using the FEBSPOT.COM Services, you agree that your information can be transferred to and used in the United States and in other jurisdictions where we or our service providers operate, as set forth in the Privacy Policy.

For California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights
California residents can request and obtain from us once a year and free of charge a list of all third parties to which FEBSPOT.COM has disclosed certain information during the preceding calendar year for the third parties' direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please contact us. For all such requests, you must put the statement "Your California Privacy Rights" in the message field of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please note that we will not accept these requests by telephone, mail or fax, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

FEBSPOT.COM cares about protecting the privacy of children. If you are a parent or guardian, we encourage you to become involved in your children's online experience, and to share your knowledge and experience with your young ones. If you are under 13, please do not register for our Services or provide us with any contact or other information, including your name, postal address or email address. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian before registering for FEBSPOT.COM Services or otherwise sending any contact or other information to FEBSPOT.COM.

We also may ask you to provide other information about yourself for various other purposes that we specify or make apparent at the time of collection.

Information Automatically Collected Through Technology
We and service providers working on our behalf automatically collect certain information about your computer or device and your interactions with our Services through access logs, cookies, pixel tags and other tracking technologies. Depending on which FEBSPOT.COM Services you use and how you access them, the information collected automatically may include:
- The Internet Protocol address (IP address) of the computer or device you used to access the FEBSPOT.COM Services or play podcasts or other media content downloaded through our Services.
- The domain name of your Internet Service Provider.
- The website, application, platform or service you visited before and after visiting an FEBSPOT.COM Service.
- Search terms you enter using the FEBSPOT.COM Services or on a referring website.
- Your approximate geographic location information (derived from request header information, such as your IP address) and/or more precise information about the specific location of your device if you have given FEBSPOT.COM explicit consent to receive this information for an FEBSPOT.COM application on your mobile device.
- The make, model, carrier and unique device identifier for your mobile device, the unique advertising identifier (for example, the Apple IDFA (Identifier for Advertisers) or Google Advertising ID) that allows mobile applications running on your mobile device to gather data for purposes of serving targeted advertising or personalized or "interest-based" sponsorship credits, and other information about your computer or mobile device and its browser, operating system, settings and software.
Automobile make (for certain connected car platforms).
- The dates, times, duration, and frequency of your interactions with our Services.
- Your navigation path through the FEBSPOT.COM Services, including any "favorites" you select, and patterns in the paths you take.
- A list of files you download, listen to, view, email, text or otherwise share and other content preferences.
- The amount of time spent listening to or viewing media files or pages.
- Listening data collected both when you download and listen to podcasts or other media files. Listening data includes descriptions of the title, episodes, segments and sponsorship credits included in a podcast or other media file, time and date stamps for download and playback events (for example, when a file is downloaded and when playback of a particular segment or sponsorship credit starts, stops, is skipped or is paused), the mobile advertising identifier for your device (for example, the Apple IDFA or Google Advertising ID), session IDs and information about the device or platform used to download or play a particular file. The producers of any independently produced podcasts we distribute may also collect the same types of listening data subject to their own privacy policies, which may differ from ours.
Information about your interactions with our email messages, such as links you click on and whether you open or forward a message, the date and time of these interactions, and information about the computer or device you use to read emails.
- Any errors you encountered during your use of our Services.
- Further information about our use of cookies, pixel tags and other tracking technologies can be found here and in the section that follows.

Analytics Data Collection
Our Services also make use of third-party analytics, cookie data collection and linking services (collectively "Analytics Services"), including Google Universal Analytics, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting, Remarketing with Google Analytics, and DoubleClick for Publishers. These Analytics Services may use cookies, pixel tags, and other tracking and storage technologies to collect or receive information (not including your name or the email address you register with FEBSPOT.COM) from our Services and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to analyze and measure our audience and target and evaluate the effectiveness of sponsorship credits. For example, FEBSPOT.COM and Analytics Services may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the Remarketing with Google Analytics and DoubleClick cookies) together to inform, optimize, and serve sponsorship credits based on your past interactions with our Services and other websites or services. In addition, we may use analytics data, including but not limited to, geographic, demographic, and interest reporting information to recognize and understand user preferences, make improvements, and for other operational purposes. Each Analytics Service's ability to use and share analytics information is restricted by such Analytics Service's terms of use and privacy policy. To learn more about how Google uses data, visit Information about opting out of Google Universal Analytics is included in the "Your Choices" section below. For a full list of Analytics Services, please contact us.

FEBSPOT.COM is committed to maintaining your trust. We want you to understand when and with whom we and service providers working on our behalf may share information about you that is collected through our Services.

User Materials.
Any User Materials you submit through our Contact Us page, social networking services or similar features can be seen, collected and used by us and anyone else who has access to the applicable service. Such information is likely to become public and we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use. Any User Materials you submit may also be freely used and shared by FEBSPOT.COM and its Member stations and their respective licensees in accordance with our Terms of Use.

Member stations.
FEBSPOT.COM may share your name, email address, other contact information, and information about your listening activity, donations and interests with the Member stations that are associated with your account or that are local to you. When we do so, we require those Member stations to commit to the same policies regarding further sharing with third parties that we follow under this Privacy Policy. If you do not want us to share your name, contact information, or other information, including information about your donations to FEBSPOT.COM, with Member stations, you can contact us any time. However, if you choose to donate to an FEBSPOT.COM Member station through our Services, your information may be collected directly by that Member station. In that case, the collection of your information is subject to that Member station's privacy policy.

Authorized service providers. We may share any information we collect with service providers who provide us with specialized services or otherwise help us operate our Services including, without limitation, service providers that provide customer support, email deployment, account sign-in services, payment processing, order fulfillment, analytics, marketing, suppression list management, contest management and data processing services. Our service providers include the service providers' subcontractors that provide specialized services to us or otherwise help us operate our Services. If you wish to make a payment or receive a refund through our Services, your information will be collected and controlled by the payment processor and not by us and will be subject to that payment service provider's privacy policy and practices.

Authorized third-party applications. We may share with authorized third-party applications information that you provide directly through our Services and information collected automatically through technology for the purpose of providing certain FEBSPOT.COM Services to you on the applications. In such cases, the information that we share may include your name, favorite stations, and listening activity. FEBSPOT.COM prohibits the third-party developers of those applications from accessing, storing or sharing any such non-public information. However, please be aware that your use of the third-party application is otherwise subject to the third-party application's privacy policy, which we do not control and which may differ significantly from ours. FEBSPOT.COM is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third-party application and we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any third-party sites, applications, platforms, and services that you visit or access.

Business transfers. We may share any collected information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of an FEBSPOT.COM Service or division, a merger, a consolidation, an asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Legal requirements. We and service providers working on our behalf may disclose any collected information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

Protect our Services and users. We and service providers working on our behalf may disclose any collected information to enforce our Terms of Use and to protect and defend the legal rights, interests, and safety of FEBSPOT.COM, FEBSPOT.COM Member stations, their respective employees, agents, contractors, sponsors, listeners and users, members of the general public, or others.

With your consent. We and service providers working on our behalf may share any collected information when you expressly or implicitly consent to such disclosure. For example, if you use our Services to email or text a story to a friend, we would disclose your name to that friend together with the content you directed us to send.

Wireless carriers and automobile manufacturers. Wireless carriers and automobile manufacturers also may collect contact and other information and precise location data from our mobile services users through processes we do not control. You should check the privacy policies of your wireless carriers and automobile manufacturers for additional information.

Podcast producers. We may share with third-party producers listening and other data that does not identify you that we collect through your interaction with the podcasts and other media files produced by those third-party producers.

Bitly. FEBSPOT.COM uses a service called Bitly to create shortened uniform resource locators ("URLs" – the "addresses" of individual web pages) for our content so that it can be shared easily, particularly through social media. Bitly collects information as our shortened URLs are shared and clicked on, including IP addresses, general location information, the time and day each shortened URL is accessed, and the social media or other channels through which our content is shared. If you have established a separate account with Bitly, Bitly may associate the foregoing information with personal information it has stored in your Bitly account in accordance with Bitly's own privacy policy. To share our content without using Bitly, copy the full URL of the story you want to share from your browser and paste it into your email, text or social media message.

Aggregated and anonymous information. Subject to applicable law and your opt-out choices described below, and as we deem appropriate, we may share with third parties or allow them to collect directly any aggregated or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual. Such information may be used and combined with other information collected by the receiving parties pursuant to their own respective privacy policies, which we don't control. For example, we may share or authorize the collection of such information by service providers that help us analyze and improve our Services, provide us and other digital media organizations with ratings and ranking data, help us to create personalized content, or tailor sponsorship credits to your interests. We may also share or authorize the collection of such information by sponsors or their agencies to help them measure the impact of their sponsorship campaigns.

Your Choices
You have the following choices to update, correct and limit the collection and use of information gathered through our Services.

Don't volunteer information. If you do not consent to the collection, use or sharing of your contact and other information as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the FEBSPOT.COM Services or provide information to us. By using the FEBSPOT.COM Services or providing information to us through the FEBSPOT.COM Services, you are "opting in" to the collection, use and sharing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Donation information. If you are a donor to FEBSPOT.COM and do not want us to share your name, contact information or other information with any Member station, you can opt out of such sharing at the time you make the donation or you can contact us any time. However, if you choose to donate to an FEBSPOT.COM Member station through our Services, your information may be collected directly by that Member station. In that case, the collection of your information is subject to that Member station's privacy policy.

You have the option to set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, or delete cookies. Each browser is different, so select the "Help" menu in your browser for instructions on how to use the relevant tools and settings. Note that if you disable or delete cookies, you may lose access to certain features of the FEBSPOT.COM Services. For additional information regarding the cookies used in the FEBSPOT.COM Services, read FEBSPOT.COM's Statement Regarding Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. Google Analytics. To prevent data from being collected by Google Universal Analytics, use the opt-out browser add-on developed by Google for this purpose available here.

Interest-based messages. To opt out of receiving personalized or "interest-based" online sponsorship credits from our service providers and other participating companies, visit For information about controlling the collection of cross-app data from your mobile device for personalized or "interest-based" advertising or sponsorship credit purposes, visit UK users, other European Economic Area (EEA) users and Swiss users can learn more and access opt-out tools from You also may adjust the settings on your device. For iOS mobile devices, go to "Settings" from your device's home screen, scroll down to "Privacy", select "Advertising", and turn on "Limit Ad Tracking." For Android mobile devices, go to "Google Settings" on your device, select "Ads"; and check the box labeled "Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads" or "Opt Out of Ads Personalization." (These device settings options may change in the future or otherwise may differ for certain devices; consult your device manufacturer's support literature for the most current information).

Note that if you opt out, you may still receive the same number of sponsorship credits as before but they may not be as relevant to your interests. Opting out of third-party interest-based sponsorship credits is a cookie-based process and will only affect the specific computer, device, and browser on which your opt-out choice is applied. If you subsequently delete your browser cookies, you will need to opt out again. For more information about opting out of interest-based messages, visit

Precise location information. If you consent to our collection of your precise device location through an FEBSPOT.COM mobile application, you can withdraw your consent at any time and prevent the further collection of your precise location by accessing the privacy settings of your mobile device and/or the settings of the FEBSPOT.COM mobile application.

Do Not Track
We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals. Instead, we adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Policy and offer the choices described above.

We employ physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards in an effort to secure the information we collect. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information. Because no security system is impenetrable, however, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases or that information you supply will never be intercepted, accessed, or disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Because most email and mobile transmissions are not encrypted, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email, text messages, or other mobile transmissions.

Links to and from Other Sites and Services
Our Services contain links to other sites, applications, platforms and services operated by third parties whose privacy policies we don't control and may differ significantly from ours. For instance, clicking or tapping on a sponsorship credit or some third-party logos on the FEBSPOT.COM Services will take you to an entirely different site or service that may collect, use and share information in ways that FEBSPOT.COM would not. You also may access FEBSPOT.COM content and the FEBSPOT.COM Services from a third-party site or service that may collect, use and share information in ways that FEBSPOT.COM would not. FEBSPOT.COM is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third-party services and we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any such sites or services you visit or access.

Social Networking Services Sign-in and Sharing Tools
Our Services allow users to sign in to their FEBSPOT.COM accounts using their credentials on social networking services such as Facebook and Google+ (each an "SNS"). If you sign in to our Services through an SNS, we will receive your email address and certain profile information from such SNS in accordance with its privacy policy and your SNS account privacy settings. Any information that we collect from your SNS account may depend on the privacy settings you have selected with that SNS, so please consult the applicable SNS's privacy and data policies to learn how to manage these settings. If you use tools on our Services that allow you to share stories or other content with your friends and followers on an SNS such as Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, or Google+, that action and any information you share may be used by the SNS according to its own privacy policy.

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