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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective as of April 14, 2022
Last updated as of February 13, 2024

Public Television 19, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, affiliates, and brands that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, “Kansas City PBS,” “we,” “our,” or “us”), respects the privacy of your information.  This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard your information. This Privacy Policy applies to individuals who access this website and our mobile applications (collectively, “Site”) and the services we offer (collectively, “Services”).

From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy.  If we do, we will post an amended version on this webpage.  Please review this Privacy Policy periodically.

This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:


We collect personal data from you through your use of the Site and Services. Personal data is information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable individual. We collect the following types of personal data:

Personal Data You Provide
Depending on how you interact with our Site and Services, we will collect the following personal data that you voluntarily provide to us for the following purposes:

  • Create a PBS Account. When you create a PBS account you will provide us with your name and email address.
  • Submit a Question to curiousKC. If you submit a question for the curiousKC Team to report on you will provide us with personal data such as your name, email address, zip code, and phone number. You have the choice as to whether your name is published.
  • Subscribe to Our Newsletter. If you subscribe to one of our newsletters you will provide us with your name and email address.
  • Contact Us. If you contact us through our online forms, you will provide your email address and may provide us with your name, phone number, mailing address, occupation, school and district information, and any additional personal data that you choose to include.
  • Donate. If you choose to become a member by donating, you will provide your name, email address, mailing address, and payment information and may provide your phone number. We use third party providers to process your donation and Kansas City PBS receives encrypted financial information.  Kansas City PBS is PCI compliant with bank level industry standards to safeguard all applicable financial data.
  • Education Services Information Request. If you submit a request for education services information you will provide your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, and school information. You may also voluntarily provide your district information.
  • Join Community Advisory Board. If you submit an application to join the community advisory board you will provide your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, and other information pertaining to your experience and community interests and involvement.
  • Business Support. If your business supports us, you will provide your name, the name of your organization, your email address, and any additional personal data that you choose to include.
  • Donations. When you make a donation, for example, donating your vehicle or planned giving, you will provide us, through our third-party providers, your name, phone number, email address, mailing address, and other personal data as necessary to complete the donation.
  • Volunteering. When you apply to volunteer with us you will provide your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and the name and phone number of an emergency contact. You may also choose to provide us with your date of birth, gender, current employer, highest level of education, the name and phone number of references, and any other personal data that you choose to include.
  • Submit Your Music. When you submit your music to us you will provide your name, email address, band/artist name, location, and information related to your music. You may also voluntarily provide your band/artist website, phone number, record label, album title(s), local release show(s), a short artist bio, and .wav links to your track(s).
  • Interact with our Site or Services.  When you post a public comment, subscribe to or request notifications of a posted discussion, or interact with us in any way, you may need to provide us with your name, email address, zip code, and/or phone number.

Personal Data as You Navigate Our Site
We automatically collect certain personal data through your use of the Sites and Services, such as the following:

  • Usage Information.  For example, pages on the Site you access, the frequency of access, and what you click on while on the Site.
  • Device Information.  For example, hardware model, operating system, application version number, and browser.
  • Mobile Device Information.  Aggregated information about whether the Site is accessed via a mobile device or tablet, the device type, and the carrier.
  • Location Information.  Location information from Site visitors on a city-regional basis.

Personal Data We Collect About You from Other Sources
In some cases, we may receive personal data about you from other sources. This includes advertising networks, operating systems and platforms, and advertising and marketing partners.

In addition to the purposes stated above, we may use all the personal data we collect in accordance with applicable law such as to:

  • Maintain and improve our Site and Services;
  • Protect the security and integrity of our Site and Services;
  • Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms of Use and to otherwise fulfill our legal obligations;
  • Monitor compliance with and enforce this Privacy Policy and any applicable agreements and policies;
  • Defend our legal rights and the rights of others;
  • Fulfill any other purposes for which you provide it;
  • For any purpose that is reasonably necessary to or compatible with the original purpose for which we collected the personal data as disclosed to you; and
  • Comply with applicable law.

We may share the personal data that we collect about you in the following ways:

  • With our affiliated companies;
  • With vendors who perform data or Site-related services on our behalf (e.g., email, hosting, maintenance, backup, analysis, etc.);
  • To service providers to prepare, deploy and analyze advertising content;
  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • To establish, exercise, or defend our or a third party’s legal rights, including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention;
  • With any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal data where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal data;
  • With any other person or entity as part of any business or asset sale, equity transaction, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, or in preparation for any of these events;
  • With any other person or entity where you consent to the disclosure; and
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the personal data or for any other purpose we deem necessary, including to protect the health or safety of others.

How We Use Cookies
Like many other companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies (collectively, “Cookies”). Cookies are small files of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer hard drive, mobile or other devices (e.g., smartphones or tablets).
We use Cookies to:

  • Estimate audience size and usage patterns;
  • Understand and save your preferences for future visits, allowing us to customize the Site and Services to your individual needs;
  • Advertise new content and services that relate to your interests;
  • Keep track of advertisements and search engine results;
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to resolve issues and offer better site experiences and tools in the future; and
  • Recognize when you return to the Site.

We set some Cookies ourselves and others are set by other entities. We use Cookies set by other entities to provide us with useful information to help us improve our Sites and Services, to conduct advertising, and to analyze the effectiveness of advertising. For example, we use Cookies from Google, Facebook and other similar companies.

How You Can Opt Out of Cookies

Browser Settings

Cookies can be blocked by changing your Internet browser settings to refuse all or some Cookies. If you choose to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.

You can find out more about Cookies and how to manage them by visiting or

Platform Controls 

You can opt out of Cookies set by specific entities by following the instructions found at these links:

Advertising Industry Resources  

You can understand which entities have currently enabled Cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt-out of some of those Cookies by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative’s website or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website. For more information on mobile specific opt-out choices, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Mobile Choices website.

Please note that these opt-out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised. Therefore, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses Cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with the Site and Services, compile reports on their activity, and provide other services related to their activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a returning visitor, and any referring website. The technologies used by Google Analytics do not gather information that personally identifies you. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt-out of tracking of analytics by Google, click here.


Some internet browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Given that there is not a uniform way that browsers communicate the “Do Not Track” signal, the Site do not currently interpret, respond to or alter its practices when it receives “Do Not Track” signals.


Review and Request Changes to Your Personal Data

To review or request changes to any of your personal data, please contact us at for Kansas City PBS or for 90.9 The Bridge.

Marketing Communications 
To unsubscribe from our marketing emails, please click the unsubscribe link included in the footer of our emails. You also may submit a request to us at


We maintain commercially reasonable security measures to protect the personal data we collect and store from loss, misuse, destruction, or unauthorized access. However, no security measure or modality of data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee absolute security.

The Site may contain links that will let you leave the Site and access another website. Linked websites are not under our control. We accept no responsibility or liability for these other websites.

The Site and Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13.

We are committed to ensuring this Privacy Policy is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you wish to access this Privacy Policy in an alternative format, please contact us as described below.

To contact us for questions or concerns about our privacy policies or practices please contact us at:

Kansas City PBS
Attn: Webmaster
125 E 31st St
Kansas City, MO 64108

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