We are committed to protecting
the privacy and security of the users of our sites.
information, and about what choices you have concerning our use
of such information. Please read this policy carefully. We may need
to change this policy from time to time in order to address new
issues and reflect changes on our sites. We will post those changes
here so that you will always know what information we gather, how
we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that
information to anyone. Please refer back to this policy regularly.
please send an e-mail to:
or contact us at CSTV, Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, Suite 316, New York,
NY 10011 (phone: (212) 342-8700).
This policy applies to your use of all of the sites and services
owned or operated by or affiliated with CSTV, including cstv.com
and any other site that we may own or operate currently or in the
future (collectively, the “Sites”). Unless we say otherwise,
all references to the Sites in this policy include all such sites.
This policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to
which any of the Sites only link. This policy covers only information
collected on the Sites and does not cover any information collected
offline by us.
Personal Identification Information
We may request personal identification information from you in
connection with your use of, or participation in, membership registration
for cstv.com, our contests, sweepstakes, games, surveys, forums,
subscription registrations, content submissions, chats, bulletin
boards, discussion groups, requests for suggestions, and in connection
with other activities, services or resources we make available on
any of our sites. In all of these cases, we will collect personal
identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit
such information to us. We will never intentionally disclose any
personal identification information about you as an individual user
(such as, for example, your full name, street address, telephone
number, credit card number or e-mail address) to any third party
without having received your permission.
If you do provide us with personal information for any of these
activities, we may use it to conduct the activity. We may also use
cookie technology (discussed in detail below) to improve your experience
of these activities, including to remember your preferences, customize
the content and advertisements that you see or authenticate your
access to your personal information. In addition, in the event your
personally identifiable information is requested as part of our
surveys or polls, such personally identifiable information may be
added to your registration information).
We may also contact you to confirm your registration and about
your account status (for example, when a child enters a new age
group to which different policies apply), and regarding changes
If you give us your permission, we may also use personal identification
information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes.
On occasion, for example, we may send you e-mails to introduce a
product or service that we think might be of interest to the users
of our sites. For us to obtain your permission to send you this
information, we will give you an opportunity to “opt-in”
at the time our request for your personal information is made. If
you do “opt-in,” you may choose to “opt-out”
at any time, even after you have provided personal information,
by following the procedures set forth below at the end of this Privacy
Policy. Please note, however, that under certain circumstances,
if you initially do not choose to “opt-in,” or if you
later “opt-out,” you may not be eligible for certain
benefits for which a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other
personal identification information is needed.
We have the following exceptions to these policies: We will release
specific information about you or your account to comply with any
valid legal inquiry or process such as a search warrant, subpoena,
statute or court order. We will also release specific information
in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the
security of the Sites, or a physical or property threat to you or
others. We may also transfer user information, including personally
identifiable information to a successor corporate entity in connection
with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or corporate
division or other fundamental corporate change.
Please note that if you give out personal information online --
for example, on one of our public forums such as a message board
or chat room, -- that information can be collected and used by third
parties. Although we strive to protect our users’ privacy,
we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these
forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your
information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses
of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree
to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your registration
Non-Personal Identification Information
We may collect non-personal identification information through
the use of:
“Cookie” technology: A “cookie” is an element
of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then
store it on your system.
“IP address tracking”: An IP address is a number that
is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When
you request pages from our Sites, our servers log your IP address.
“Web beacons”: A Web beacon, or “clear gif”,
is a small graphic image on a webpage or web-based document that
a web site can use to determine information about a user.
Non-personal identification information that we collect might include:
the browser you use, the type of computer, technical information
about your means of connection to our site-such as the operating
systems and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar
information. We may also collect information about the areas you
visit and search terms you utilize on our sites and about the links
you may select from within our site to other areas of the World
Wide Web or elsewhere online.
We may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners,
suppliers and other third parties, but we will not share any individual
names, personal navigational or other personal information. For
example, we may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads
when you visit our Sites. We may share demographic and preference
information with this company to allow them to display appropriate
advertisements for you.
Some of our advertisers may display ads on our sites, which solicit
or contain technology to collect information about our users for
the advertisers, but we will not permit such advertisers to collect
any personal information from our users within our sites.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You can set your browser
If you do so, please note that some parts of the Sites, such as
message boards, chats, shopping, contests and game areas, may not
The Use of Cookie Technology
A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your
browser, which may then store it on your system. Our site makes
activity on the site and for aggregate, non-personally identifiable
analysis (for example we may track the number of times users visit
a portion of our site, but we do not track or know who those users
with your consent, as described above under Personal Identification
Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You can set your browser
If you do so, please note that some parts of the CSTV Sites, such
as message boards, chats, shopping, contests and game areas, may
not function properly.
Privacy of Children
We understand that young people need special safeguards and privacy
protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions
of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the
choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly
urge all parents to participate in their children’s exploration
of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children
about protecting their personal information while online.
We prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for all
interactive portions of the Sites including chats and message boards.
We will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information
from children under 13.
We may, at our discretion, require users under 18 to obtain the
consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and we
may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age.
You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone
avoid these restrictions.
Links To Other Sites
Users may find advertising or other content on our sites that link
to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers,
sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the
contents or links that appear on these sites. In addition, these
sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly
changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies
and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We
encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party
sites or services before providing any of them with your personal
Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority.
We have taken careful measures to secure both your information and
our physical premises. We exercise great care in providing safe
transmission of your information from your PC to our servers (unless
sent by a means outside of our control, such as e-mail).
Access To/Correction of Information
If you would like to review any personal information we have retained
about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for
this information at
firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us address your request,
please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have
reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personal
information about you that you state is erroneous. To request such
a correction, please send an e-mail to
You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to
completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers
although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your
If you “opt-in” to receive information from us or others,
you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to
stop receiving such information or opt-out of a feature, you can
let us know by sending an e-mail stating your preference to
To help us address your request, please specify the feature from
which you wish to opt out. You should be aware, however, that it
is not always possible to completely remove or modify information
in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable
efforts to do so upon your request.
Consent to Transfer
The Sites are operated in the United States. If you are located
in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States,
please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred
to the United States. By using our Web Site, participating in any
of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent
to this transfer.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using any of the Sites, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy
Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our
sites. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of
changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.
(Last modified on January 7, 2003.)