Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting WDSE•WRPT.

WDSE•WRPT is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining your trust. This Privacy Policy describes the ways in which WDSE•WRPT protects your privacy and applies to all interactions you may have with WDSE•WRPT, including online on the WDSE•WRPT website via your mobile device, when using WDSE•WRPT Passport, in person, by phone, or in any other medium now known or hereafter created (collectively, “WDSE•WRPT”). 

WDSE•WRPT protects your privacy by adhering to a strict privacy policy. The information gathered by WDSE•WRPT falls into two categories: (1) personally identifiable information that you voluntarily supply, such as your name, address, phone number, email address, credit card information, or other information that can identify you personally; and (2) tracking information that does not identify you personally and that is routinely gathered as online visitors navigate through the WDSE•WRPT Websites, such as your computer’s IP address and browser or computer platform information.

This Policy will first describe the methods by which WDSE•WRPT may collect your voluntarily-supplied, personally identifiable information.  Next, this Policy explains how WDSE•WRPT uses your personally identifiable information and how you may opt-out of such uses by WDSE•WRPT.  Thereafter this Policy addresses the privacy of children who interact with WDSE•WRPT.  And finally, your acceptance of this Policy is addressed.

1. Voluntarily-Supplied Information:

You may visit the website, enjoy WDSE•WRPT’s television and radio broadcasts, and participate at some WDSE•WRPT events without voluntarily supplying any personally identifiable information about yourself. The Websites do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily provide that information. To make use of certain features on the Websites, such as Contact Us forms, subscribing to various newsletters, or supporting WDSE•WRPT with a monetary donation made online, you will need to provide your personally identifiable information. For some interactions with WDSE•WRPT, for example, to participate in some WDSE•WRPT in-person events or to make a monetary donation to WDSE•WRPT by phone or by mail, you may also need to provide your personally identifiable information.  The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalized features and to tailor our Website to your interests and make them more useful to you. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary.  If you don’t supply the information, however, we may be unable to provide you with services and opportunities for participation and engagement with WDSE•WRPT that are available to others.  The following provides additional detail on some of the forums in which WDSE•WRPT may collect your personally identifiable information.


WDSE•WRPT may collect personal information from you in connection with your subscription to WDSE•WRPT’s email lists and email newsletters. Subscribing to email lists or email newsletters is voluntary and optional, but you must provide some personally identifying information, such as your email address, to participate in this WDSE•WRPT service. Your personally identifiable information will be used for the purposes of your participation in the email service for which you are subscribing.  Additionally, unless you opt-out by clicking the links to unsubscribe or manage your email preferences which appear at the bottom of every WDSE•WRPT email, WDSE•WRPT may contact you via email to alert you to new WDSE•WRPT services that may be of interest to you. 


The WDSE•WRPT’s Website offers users the opportunity to make a donation in support of WDSE•WRPT, or a particular project of WDSE•WRPT. You may also make a donation to WDSE•WRPT by phone or by mail.  To make a donation you must provide personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, your name, address, credit card number or information for another payment method.  To provide the highest level of security possible to protect your personally identifiable information, WDSE•WRPT may hire trusted third parties to process your donations. We require these select third parties to hold your personally identifiable information in strict confidence. The third parties with whom WDSE•WRPT works are selected for their high security standards, and understanding of WDSE•WRPT’s expectation that they will treat your personally identifiable information confidentially and responsibly. When making an online donation, you will know that you have left a WDSE•WRPT Website and have entered the website of a trusted third party by looking at the URL in the location bar on your browser window.


The WDSE•WRPT Websites may offer you various opportunities to interact with WDSE•WRPT or other Website visitors, such as with online forums, bulletin boards, feedback forms, surveys, or contests. WDSE•WRPT may require that you submit select personally identifiable information to participate in these opportunities for interaction. For example, you must complete a free registration process, which requires select personally identifiable information, to participate in online forums. Your participation and submission of personally identifiable information in connection with your participation will always be optional, however, if you choose not to provide your personally identifiable information, you may not be eligible to participate in these activities.


If you are viewing on-demand video on the WDSE•WRPT Website via the WDSE•WRPT Passport service or player, you have agreed that PBS may collect your viewing and usage information and that PBS may share this information with WDSE•WRPT.  Your individual and usage viewing information will only be shared with WDSE•WRPT, but PBS may share anonymized aggregate viewing and usage information with its member stations and service providers, as well as WDSE•WRPT.  PBS’s collection, storage, and use of Passport information is subject to PBS’s Terms and Conditions and PBS’s Privacy Policy.

2. How WDSE•WRPT Uses Your Information

WDSE•WRPT uses your information, both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable, to provide you with a requested service, improve your experience while visiting our Website and to improve WDSE•WRPT’s communication with you outside of the WDSE•WRPT Website.  WDSE•WRPT also analyzes the information we collect for the overall aggregate trends such information reveals about our site visitors. 

WDSE•WRPT may also share some of your information, both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable, with third parties for advertising purposes.  For example, WDSE•WRPT may share your information with Facebook, or another online forum, so that WDSE•WRPT may make use of various advertising capabilities and provide you with relevant advertisements for WDSE•WRPT when you visit other websites.  WDSE•WRPT may also share your personally identifiable information with third parties, such as Google, so that WDSE•WRPT may use demographic information to help WDSE•WRPT improve our marketing and communication with our community. WDSE•WRPT will not sell, rent or share your email address with a third party.

WDSE•WRPT or WDSE•WRPT’s trusted third parties, may also release your personally identifiable information if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process requires it, we have received a valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency, or such release is necessary to protect a person’s rights, property, or safety.

3. Opting Out of WDSE•WRPT’s Information Sharing

You may opt-out of any sharing of your personally identifiable information by WDSE•WRPT at any time by writing to us at: WDSE•WRPT Member Services, 632 Niagara Court
Duluth, MN 55811. You may also contact us via email at, or by phone: (888) 563-9373.

4. Privacy of Children

WDSE•WRPT is very proud to provide high-quality children’s television programming and Web content.  Working to maintain the privacy of the many children who make use of WDSE•WRPT’s services is of the utmost importance. WDSE•WRPT’s policy is not to collect personally identifiable information of children. The WDSE•WRPT Website does not collect more information from children than is reasonably necessary for the child to participate in activities, and WDSE•WRPT discards children’s information once the activity is complete.  WDSE•WRPT will not entice children, by the prospect of a special game, prize or other activity, to provide more information than is necessary to participate in an activity.  WDSE•WRPT also will not share any personally identifiable information about children with third parties

5. About Cookies

To improve our Website and your experience using our Website, WDSE•WRPT uses a standard technological feature called a “cookie” which helps WDSE•WRPT 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 WDSE•WRPT without your permission. Our online advertisers and trusted third parties may also use cookies to track user’s experiences on their own web pages, a process that we don’t control. 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 WDSE•WRPT Websites, however, some features on the Websites will not function properly if you refuse cookies.

6. Third Party Website Providers and Vendors

To make our site more valuable to our visitors, we offer some features in conjunction with other providers, for example this may be links to other websites not managed by WDSE•WRPT. You’ll know that you are no longer on a WDSE•WRPT Website by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser window. Websites that are not managed by WDSE•WRPT are not governed by this Privacy Policy, but rather by the policy of the site you’re visiting.

7. Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

By using this site, you, or your parent or guardian if you are a minor child, signify your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please 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. Please check this page periodically for changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

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