Privacy Policy

Welcome to CMF Public Media, a website service owned and produced by Carroll McKenney Foundation for Public Media, Inc. (“CMF”).  CMF values your participation in our public service, both online and offline, and assures you that your privacy is a priority to us.  The CMF web site adheres to a strict policy for ensuring the privacy of your personally identifiable information and preserving the integrity of this online medium.  As such, the following policy discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for CMF’s website.  We reserve the right to modify the information contained herein at anytime without prior notice.  If we do make changes to our privacy policies, we will modify this page accordingly.  Check this page periodically for amendments.  This site and all information and materials on it are provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind.


Normal Browsing
As with many websites, we collect certain information, even when you are not logged in. When you browse, read, or download information from the CMF Website, data is collected by CMF, including but not limited to your IP address, URL request, browser type, and date and time of your request.

We analyze traffic to the CMF site in various ways, including using a service called Google Analytics.  (Google Analytics is subject to the privacy policy of Google, Inc., which you can find on their website.)  We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.  Unless you affirmatively provide additional information to us, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, or social security number.

We collect the IP addresses of visitors, time of access, browser type, and web pages visited.  We collect this information on an aggregate basis only. For example, we track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole.  We do not track information on which pages an individual user visits.  We do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission.

What information we collect and how it is used
When you sign up to receive our e-mail letters, we will send you a validation e-mail message.  We may collect other personal information when you provide feedback, comments, engage in chat, message boards, interactive forums or participate in surveys, or if you contact us offline.

If you wish to forward an article to a friend, we will ask that you provide your friend’s name and e-mail address.  While we may collect statistics on which articles are forwarded, we do not sell, rent, or market your friend’s personal information, and retain the information only as long as necessary to provide this service.

Information You Provide
CMF requests personally identifiable information when you register for an account.  Information may be used or requested to perform research, improve usability of the site, administer mailing lists or online communities, or other activities related to CMF services.   This information may include, but is not limited to, personal names, e-mail addresses, location, and occupation.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise at the time of submission, the personally identifying information you provide will not be sold, shared, or used for purposes other than listed above.  If CMF does wish to add your information to a shared list, it will do so only if you provide permission when you submit your information-by default, your information will not be added; you must “opt-in.”

CMF may use shared lists to maximize the benefits it can provide through its Web site. If you allow it, your name and basic contact information may be exchanged for consideration with select companies and organizations.  These companies and organizations may attempt to contact you to promote a product or service that they offer. Such contacts from third parties will only be made with CMF’s consent, and CMF will only grant its consent when CMF considers the offer to be of potential interest and benefit to our Web site users.

CMF will not share, exchange, rent, or sell any of its lists to political parties or candidates for political office.

If you do not want your name and contact information to be used in this way, you may indicate this at the time you provide the information. If you decide after you have provided this information that you do not want CMF to share your information with any company or organization, you may also notify us by e-mailing  CMF cannot remove your name from any third party’s list; you will have to contact them directly.

Demographic and Personal Information
CMF may occasionally conduct online surveys.  These surveys may ask you for demographic information such as ZIP code, age, education, or income level. Unless otherwise explicitly indicated at the time you provide the information, this information is used in an aggregate form to help us understand our audiences and improve our services.  Demographic and profile information may be shared with selected third-party organizations, only on an aggregate basis, to describe the nature of our online audiences.

Disclosure of Information
Available log records, account information, and all data stored on our servers may be accessed by CMF.  In the event that we are required by law (including a court order) to disclose the information you submit, we will provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made so that you may object to the disclosure.  We will send this notice by email to the address you have given us. We prefer to independently object to over-broad requests for access to information about users of our site, but we cannot assure you that we will be able to do this in all cases. If you do not challenge the disclosure request yourself, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

CMF places an industry-standard “cookie” file on your computer to more accurately count the number of visitors and track activity on our websites.  This cookie is totally anonymous and does not store any personal information about individual users.  Cookies can also be used to store certain visitor preferences, like your favorite media player or a bulletin board password and to recognize you when you return to our website.  If you do not logout of your account, these cookies allow us to keep track of your username and password so that you do not have to resubmit the information to log into your account.  If others will be using your computer, you should log out of your account so that your logon information is cleared.  In such cases, users have a choice of storing such information in a cookie or typing it each time they visit the site.

E-mail Communications
CMF regularly sends email newsletters and other correspondence to our registered donors and visitors with information about CMF’s programs, services or donor opportunities.  If you do not wish to receive any email from CMF, please indicate your preference on the donor form when making a financial contribution, visit the e-mail newsletter sign up page to “opt-out”, or contact CMF at or 407-366-5929.  We will do our best to make your change in a timely manner.

When You Make an Online Financial Contribution:
CMF will ask you to provide the information necessary to process and service your contribution: name, billing and mailing address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number.  This information is encrypted for your security and is only seen by CMF representatives who process your gift.

Bulletin Board Participation:
CMF reserves the right to collect the e-mail addresses of those who post messages to our bulletin board, information volunteered by the user, such as survey information and/or site registrations.  The information we collect is to ensure compliance with bulletin board rules and occasionally to alert donors and visitors to opt-in to our e-mail newsletter but is never shared with other organizations.

Children’s Privacy
CMF’s website content is intended for adults and we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age.

You must be at least 13 years old in order to register for our Discussion Forums. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or e-mail address.  If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age 13 who you believe has submitted personal information to this site, please contact us immediately.

Visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 must obtain permission from a parent or guardian before registering for the Discussions or otherwise sending any personally-identifying information.

Unless otherwise specified, you must be a least 18 years old in order to participate in any online contests.

Links: contains links to a wide variety of websites, including some which may not follow the same privacy policies as CMF.  CMF is not responsible for the privacy policies of those other sites or how they treat information about their users.  Users who choose to follow links from, should make themselves familiar with target sites’ privacy policies.

Posting or updating content is a public action, and all content may be publicly visible. Identification of all contributed content may include, but is not limited to, display of your account name or IP address.  All content may be retained for restorative, archival, or research purposes by CMF. Editing or deleting content may alter the displayed state of the content, but will not permanently delete the content from the website.

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.  However, your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by CMF.  CMF shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this site or any information you transmitted to this site.

Terms of Use
Please also make sure to read’s Terms of Use to understand the additional terms and conditions which apply to your use of our site.

Effective Date of the Agreement is August 27th 2009.