At Explore Beyond (a program of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association), we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors.

This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal information that you provide to us, or that we collect from you while you visit the website located at www.explorebeyond.org or interact with Explore Beyond on social media (collectively the “Explore Beyond Digital Assets”). This Policy applies however you may access or use the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise.

By visiting or using the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy.

We update this Policy from time to time so please review this Policy regularly. This version of our Privacy Policy was last updated on March 22, 2022.

What Do We Mean by Personal Information?

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means any information from or about you that personally identifies you, either directly or when combined with other information from or about you from any source. Personal information becomes “non-personal information” when it has been aggregated, summarized, excerpted, de-identified, or otherwise anonymized sufficiently such that it is no longer identifiable and cannot be re-identified using reasonable efforts, resources, and technology.

What Information Do We Collect?

As you use the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, we may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Information about your use of the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, including pages you view and resources you access. This information can include data about the website that referred you to the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, the time you access the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, what data you access, location data, and other technical information concerning your device and your activity on the Explore Beyond Digital Assets.
  2. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information, sign up to receive email newsletters from us, or take part in online surveys we may ask for information such as your name, email address, and zip code. We also allow you to provide us with information about your interests related to the internet and television industries, and your feedback regarding your experiences with these industries, including through audio or video recordings.
  3. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
  4. Information that you post or share in public areas, such as feedback sections or message boards. When you share information in this way, it becomes public and can be read, collected, and used by other users of the services. Please do not post in any public area personal information that you expect to keep private.

When you interact with Explore Beyond on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, or when you use your social media account or credentials to login to the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, we may also collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or through that account including your account ID or “handle.” Any information we receive through a social media platform will be governed by this Privacy Policy. However, your interaction with the social media platform, and the treatment of any information collected from you by that service, generally will be governed by the privacy policy of the social media platform.

How Do We Use Cookies and Other Technologies?

Cookies provide information regarding the computer or other device used by a visitor. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer or device in order to assist us in improving our Explore Beyond Digital Assets, to better understand how you use the Website, provide measurement services and to advertise to you.

We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer. Please note, however, that disabling cookies may cause certain features and functions of our Website to not work properly. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org/.

A web beacon is a small piece of software code on a web page or email that is programmed to collect non-personally identifiable information about your use of a given website or newsletter, e.g. whether you opened the email. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including to count visitors to the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, to monitor how users navigate the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, to count how many emails from us were actually opened, to count how many particular articles or links were actually viewed, or to advertise our events and initiatives to you on our partner or third-party websites. To learn more about the use of this information or to opt out of our potential use of web beacons for Explore Beyond events and initiatives, please visit OptOut.AboutAds.info.

Some browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference to the website or online service that a user visits to indicate that the user does not wish to be tracked. Because there is not yet a common understanding of how to interpret Do Not Track signals, we do not currently respond to those signals. For more information regarding Do Not Track mechanisms, see allaboutdnt.com.

How Do We Use Your Information?

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our Explore Beyond Digital Assets and other services to you. In addition, when you provide us with your personal feedback regarding your experiences with the internet and television industries including through video or audio recordings, we may publish that feedback on our website or use it for other purposes. We also may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. To respond to your inquiries and process any of your requests for emails, newsletters or other information, including verifying that your email address and other information is active and valid.
  2. To communicate with you, for example, by sending you newsletters, tips, or other emails relevant to our industry.
  3. To provide information to you relating to communications and other products that may be of interest to you.
  4. To enforce this Privacy Policy, or to meet any legal obligations.
  5. To protect or defend the rights, privacy, property, safety or security of any individual or entity, including NCTA or third parties.
  6. For other reasons described in this Privacy Policy or disclosed to you at the time you provide the information.

When Do We Disclose Your Information?

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  1. Where we are required to respond to subpoenas or other legal process or if in our good faith opinion such disclosure is required by law.
  2. At the request of government authorities.
  3. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
  4. To third parties who may be contracted to assist in the operation of the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, parties providing services on our behalf, and/or parties serving/placing ads on our behalf. These service providers are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to us, and may only use or disclose the information as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements.
  5. In the event that we transfer some or all of our business to a successor.
  6. Other instances where we obtain your consent.

We do not sell or disclose your information to third parties for their use in marketing and/or research.

How Do We Secure Your Data?

We maintain physical, technical, and administrative security safeguards to protect information that we collect about you that we collect or store. Please be aware, however, that no information security program can provide absolute assurance. As a result, we cannot guarantee that we will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or disclose your information.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on the Explore Beyond Digital Assets. Such a link does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy, nor are we responsible for the content of those websites or apps, or their privacy policies and practices. You should review their privacy policy before using such websites and apps.

Note To Parents

The Explore Beyond Digital Assets are intended for use by a general audience. We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children younger than thirteen (13) years of age on or through the Explore Beyond Digital Assets. If we become aware that a child under thirteen has submitted personal information on or through the Explore Beyond Digital Assets, we will immediately delete such information.

How To Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Explore Beyond
Powered by NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
25 Massachusetts Ave., NW – Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
Ph: 202.222.2300
Email: [email protected]

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