Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting WMHT.org. 

WMHT takes great pride in offering high-quality, educational and inspirational programming, both on air and on the Web. Below you'll find information about our commitment to ensuring the privacy of your and your children's personally-identifying information (such as full name, address, e-mail address or other identifying information.) 

The privacy policy terms and conditions set forth here refer solely to WMHT.org. Please read it carefully before submitting any information to this site and if you have any questions, please contact us. Please note that WMHT.org links to numerous other sites, such as pbs.org and npr.org; please consult these sites to learn more about their policies.

About Children

You have trusted WMHT for many years to make safe and quality content that is suitable for family members of all ages. At WMHT.org whenever we seek information for activities and services for children, the information we collect is non-personal (such as only first name and last initial, age, city and state.) We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and the information they disclose to Web sites, and to build an understanding of pages and services devoted to children and to distinguish those intended for adults (such as other areas of our site like our pledge page and our shop page.) If we know that a user is under the age of 13 we will not collect or store any personally-identifying information without first obtaining a parent's permission. Further, unless otherwise specified, visitors must be at least 18 years of age in order to participate in any WMHT.org contests, to make an online pledge or to receive free email programming and membership updates.

Gathering and Use of Information

WMHT will never willfully disclose any personally-identifying information about our online users to any third party without first receiving the user's permission, unless required by law. Further, we only collect personally-identifying information on a voluntary basis, such as when you submit an inquiry from our "Contact Us"page, send us an e-mail message, complete an online donation on our pledge page, purchase a DVD from our online shop page, or provide us with content submissions, community postings, or place a vote. WMHT staff will review your submissions in order to provide you information, service or a response. See our Terms of Service for more details on how we handle your content submissions and postings.

As a visitor you may opt-out of providing some or all requested information, yet please recognize, that in some circumstances you may become in-eligible for certain activities. For example, failure to provide a postal mailing address when entering an online contest may prevent us from contacting you if you win. WMHT endeavors to make a good-faith effort to explain why we collect information, as it pertains to each online activity, in order to provide you with peace of mind. 

WMHT will use your voluntarily-provided information to conduct the activities stated above or to provide membership and marketing services and build an understanding of our visitor's interests. And, while WMHT does not currently exchange member names and addresses with other organizations, we may provide you with information about our membership benefits, WMHT-related events and happenings we believe to be of interest to our supporters. You can send an e-mail to membership@wmht.org, at any time, to opt-out of these mailings.

Security and Your Information

We take reasonable steps to protect your personally-identifying information. In particular, when you come to WMHT.org to submit a pledge or purchase a DVD on our pledge or shop pages, your submitted information, including your credit card numbers, are encrypted using "Secure Socket Layer" (SSL) encryption, which is the industry standard for information security. You know you are on a secure page when the Web address starts with "https" (the "s" is for "secure"). In the unlikely event your data is intercepted by a third party, it will be unusable. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail you send to us may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you include. 

Our goal is to offer service while adhering to the best security practices possible; to do so requires your shared cooperation and commitment. Thus to participate in these optional services you agree to abide by the following terms and conditions:

All information submitted by you is accurate and updated. 

In the case where registration or a user identity is required, you will not select or use an e-mail address or identity of another person with the intent to impersonate that person. 

You will not use an e-mail address in which another person has rights without that person's authorization.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords or user identification created for using services on WMHT.org.

WMHT and Cookies

In general, cookies - the informational files that your Web browser places on your computer when you visit a Web site - are used by WMHT.org to track how you and other visitors use our site, identifying the source of our visitors and what pages you use while on our site, or to facilitate the pledge and online shopping processes. By looking at this information we can better understand the community we serve, which allows us to improve our Web site and to provide you with an optimal experience. At no time does the cookie reveal your name, address or e-mail address (even if you have entered these in specific areas of WMHT.org.) The WMHT.org Web site cannot extract any personally identifying information about you from what we receive via a cookie and your browser. You can set your browser software to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. However, some parts of WMHT.org may not function properly if you do so (such as online shopping pages).

Acceptance of the WMHT Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions

Your use, and your family's use, of this site is conditioned on your having accepted the terms and conditions of the WMHT Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions, as well as our Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, do not use this site. 

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Your continued use of WMHT.org following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us

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Board Meetings:

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 Thursday, May 22 at 4:00pm

 Thursday, June 19 at 4:00pm

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