CPB Website Privacy Policy

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB, is committed to ensuring the privacy of personal information.  Other than information automatically collected and stored, CPB compiles no information about users when users visit CPB’s web site unless users choose to provide that information to CPB. CPB will not disclose any personal information users provide unless disclosure is required by law. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL cpb.org.

Information CPB Automatically Collects and Stores 

When users visit CPB’s website (the “Site”), CPB automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information:

  • The user’s domain name and internet address of computer being used;

  • The user’s browser type and operating system;

  • The date and time of the user’s visit;

  • The pages the user visited; and

  • The address of the web site the user accessed to visit the Site.

CPB uses this information for statistical purposes and to help make the Site more useful to users, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance areas. Unless it is specifically stated otherwise, CPB will not collect any additional user information, and the information collected is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information.

Personal Information 

If users choose to provide personal information about themselves when accessing the Site, CPB may use the information to respond properly to the user’s request or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. CPB will not disclose any personal information users provide unless disclosure is required by law. 


All information provided to CPB is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of CPB. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Links to Other Websites

Links to non-CPB websites are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CPB. CPB is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external web links.

Use of Cookies

To improve our website and your experience using our Website, CPB uses a standard technological feature called a “cookie” to collect non-personally identifiable information, such as your computer’s IP address and browser or computer platform information. At no time will the cookie identify you or supply your personal information to CPB without your permission. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, to alert you when cookies are used by a website you visit, or to delete the cookies stored on your computer. You do not need to have cookies enabled to use the CPB Website, however, some features on the Website may not function properly if you refuse cookies.

Acceptance of CPB Website Privacy Statement

By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this CPB Website Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the site. CPB reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this statement at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the CPB website following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes. 


If you have any questions or comments about the privacy statement, please forward them to: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004-2129; phone our General Comments Line 1-800-272-2190.