Orange County Television takes your online privacy very seriously.
Therefore, unless you explicitly state otherwise, or we explicitly state
otherwise, any data that we collect as a result of your use of the site
Why do we collect ANY data on our users? Like many web sites, we
collect non-personally identifiable information about our users
primarily for three purposes:
- to analyze our traffic patterns
- to target advertisements
- to personalize our service for individuals or groups of users
In this statement, we let you know all of the ways that we
collect data on our users, and how we use that data. If you have any
questions or concerns, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In almost all cases, when you go to a web site, web servers log
your interaction with the site in something called a log file. Standard
log files like ours contain basic information like what time what pages
were viewed, and the IP address of the visitor. We use this information
to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and
gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We make no
effort to identify IP addresses with individual users.
When we share log file information with our advertisers,
partners, or anyone else, we only do it in the aggregate. For example,
"Our average user looks at x number of pages on each visit."
We use "cookies" to allow you to customize certain aspects of
the site and to measure overall traffic patterns on our site. For
example, cookies can tell us which sections of OCTV.com are most popular
with our users. Cookies served by OCTV.com do not gather demographic
information about our users.
(A cookie is a small piece of information that our web servers
send to your browser and that is stored on your computer. That small
piece of information allows our computers to say, "Aha. We have seen
this person before," and it also allows our computers to remember things
about your past interaction with the site, like, "This person told us
that they like to see the weather in Celsius, not Fahrenheit.")
Cookies & Advertising
Cookies may also be used to provide our advertisers with
targeted advertising opportunities, and advertising vendors that serve
ads on our site may also use their own cookies. OCTV.com uses Google
AdSense, FastClick to deliver its online ads. Like other online
things, determine automatically whether you have seen a particular
advertisement to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. It also
enables AdSense to serve you advertisements tailored to things you have
shown interest in based on other sites you have visited. Some people are
uncomfortable with these types of advertising cookies. If you are one
of those people, you can easily "opt-out" of this feature.
You may choose not to accept any cookies from any party by
changing the settings on your browser. Please be aware that this will
disable any cookies delivered to your browser by any party, not just the
cookies delivered by OCTV.com, AdSense, and or third-party vendors.
Please note that, as with most other major sites, sometimes ads
being viewed on our site are being served by other ad networks other
than AdSense. In that case, an independent cookie may be used by the
third-party vendor. We do not have a mechanism to allow visitors to
opt-out of cookies served by vendors with whom we do not have a
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time, our site requests information from users via
surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is
completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not
to disclose any information. Information requested may include contact
information (such as name and shipping address), demographic information
(such as zip code, age level), and more subjective questions about how
you use our site. With surveys, the information that you give us will
not be associated with you, and that information will be aggregated and
used to allow us to monitor and improve the use and satisfaction of the
site. We may also share this aggregated information - again, not
information that is associated with you - with our partners, potential
partners, advertisers and other relevant parties. As for contests,
contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.
In some cases, we run contests in conjunction with sponsors.
When this is the case, we may wish to share the information that you
give with that sponsor, but if this is the case, you will be clearly
This website takes every precaution to protect our users'
information. When users submit sensitive information via the website,
your information is protected both online and off-line.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware
that the OCTV is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other
sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and
to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects
personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies
solely to information collected by this site.