Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of our website visitors is very important us. Because we gather certain types of information about our visitors, we want to make sure you are informed of the ways in which we may and may not use the information you transmit to us when you visit us.

Voluntarily-Supplied Information

We will not collect personally-identifiable information from you, other than what you supply to us on a voluntary basis. To make use of certain features on our websites, you may need to register and provide some information as part of the registration process. The information you supply helps us offer you more personalized features, tailoring our site to your interests and making it more useful to you.

In order to participate in some activities, you may be asked to provide some personally-identifiable information so we can continually improve the services we offer. For example, WisContext collects contact information, such as name and email address, that visitors voluntarily submit by registering for electronic newsletters, submitting feedback or suggestions, and participating online in various activities. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary.


WisContext may occasionally conduct a survey with the option of participating through Apart from program preference information you provide, survey responses are not correlated to any personally identifying information and are used in aggregate to inform our content.

Third Party Providers

WisContext generally does not share personally-identifying information it gathers with third parties, except with certain service vendors (to the extent necessary for the vendor to provide service) that WisContext carefully selects and requires to commit to the same restrictions against sharing personally-identifying information.

Anonymous Statistics and Location Based Services

All web servers automatically collect and log limited information about your computer's connection to the internet when you visit our sites. The information allows us to make our website more useful to our visitors. We do not record your name, address, phone number, email address, credit card number, or any other personally-identifying information. Rather, we log some or all of the following information:

  • The IP or Internet Protocol Address of the machine you used to access our website.
  • The date and time you visited.
  • The pages or files you viewed or downloaded from our site.
  • The browser used.
  • The operating system used by your computer.
  • The screen resolution you used to view our pages.
  • The amount of time you spent viewing or listening to our streaming media files.

This data does not contain any personally identifiable information.

We use the data for analyzing website traffic and making improvements for visitors to our websites.

Tracking and Use of Cookies

To help make our sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we invoke a standard feature found in browser software, called a "cookie" to assign each visitor a unique, anonymous user ID that resides only on your computer. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. A cookie cannot read data stored on your computer.

Cookies allow WisContext to remember your registration information and improve your experiences on the website. We use cookies to help us tailor our site to your needs and to deliver a better, more personalized service. We may also use cookies to track the pages on our site visited by our users. We can build a better site if we know which pages our users are visiting and how often.

WisContext also utilizes Google Analytics to gather data on visitor interaction on the WisContext website and track patterns of web use. Again, this application does not provide personally-identifying information; it allows WisContext to analyze the aggregate use of its websites through aggregate data on traffic and use patterns. Google Analytics is a common business tool for webmasters; however you can use this tool to opt out of data collection by Google Analytics.

Policies for Children

Children should always get permission from a parent or guardian before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses and phone numbers) via the website to WisContext, or anyone else. WisContext services are not directed at children under the age of 13. WisContext does not knowingly collect any personally-identifying information from anyone under the age of 13. WisContext will remove information from our database as soon as possible should we discover that it is from a child under the age of 13. Children between the ages of 13 and 18 should get permission from a parent or guardian before registering for any services on the WisContext website. WisContext will remove information from our database for a child between the ages of 13-18 at the child, parent or guardian’s request.

External Links

Our web pages may contain links to other commercial, non-commercial and educational sites related to our content. Policies on these sites may vary from those of

You should be aware that these linked sites are not under WisContext control. We can make no representations to you concerning the content of these sites, nor does the fact that WisContext provides a link serve as an endorsement by WisContext of any of these sites. These sites, applications and services may use cookies, collect data, and use data in way that WisContext would not. You should also be aware that the privacy protections afforded by the WisContext website may not be afforded by sites linked to and from the WisContext sites.

Acceptance of the Privacy Policy

By using this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this WisContext Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time by posting an updated privacy policy on this site. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Any modifications, additions or deletions to the Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately upon posting.  Your continued use of WisContext's website following the posting of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Note that we may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process; (2) protect and defend our rights and property; (3) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the WisContext website; or (4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (among other things, this means that if you provide false information or attempt to pose as someone else, information about you may be disclosed as part of any investigation into your actions).


If you have questions, wish to correct, update or remove any of your personal information supplied through the WisContext websites or wish to opt out of any future communications from WisContext, please contact us.

Terms of Use Introduction; Consent to Terms

Please read these Terms of Use before using By accessing or using the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please exit the site.

These Terms of Use may be revised, amended, or supplemented by WisContext without notice at any time and for any reason. Please check these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy frequently for updates. Any modifications, additions or deletions to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the website following the posting of updated Terms of Use or an updated Privacy Policy will mean that you agree to those changes.


The contents of are protected by U.S. copyright laws and are owned or licensed by its partners, Wisconsin Public Radio or PBS Wisconsin unless otherwise stated. You may copy, share, download one copy, and print Material from this site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright trademark and other proprietary notices, you do not modify the content, you do not use the content in a manner that suggests WisContext promotes or endorses your or any third party’s causes, products or services, or websites, and you do not use the Material in any that that is harmful to others or unlawful. Media organizations and educators may republish our content subject to our guidelines for Republishing. To request permission for use outside of these parameters, please contact us.

Modification of the Material or use of the Material for any other purpose is a violation of WisContext's or other parties' copyright and other proprietary rights. All rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are reserved to WisContext.


Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, WisContext.  The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms of Use or specific permission is provided elsewhere on this Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.


WisContext®, the WisContext logos and program names, and Content Provider names, logos and program names, are service marks, trademarks and trade names of WisContext or its affiliated organizations. All rights are reserved by the respective owners. The use of misuse of these service marks, trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and nothing stated or implied on this website confers on you a license or right under any copyright or trademark of WisContext or any third party.

Links to Third Party Sites and Services

The WisContext website contains links to Internet sites, applications and services maintained by third parties, over which WisContext has no control. WisContext does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and WisContext is not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites.

Media Player

WisContext offers an audio and video player for accessing audio and video content on the WisContext Services (the "WisContext Media Player"). The WisContext Media Player may not be stored in a computer except for personal and noncommercial use. Further, all links to WisContext media content, posted on a personal website or blog, must redirect the user to the WisContext Services when the user clicks on them, and all content is streamed from the originating WisContext servers. You may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links contained within the WisContext Media Player and the WisContext Services. Any other use of the WisContext Media Player, or of any content contained within the WisContext Media Player requires the prior written permission of WisContext.

WisContext respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement by any content or material on the WisContext website, please provide the following information in writing to WisContext's Copyright Agent (see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright.
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  3. A description of the material that you claim to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  4. Information so that we can contact you, such as address, telephone number and email address.
  5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed.

WisContext's Copyright Agent can be reached as follows:
Heather Reese
c/o Wisconsin Public Media
821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-2302
Email: [email protected]

Applicable Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed under Wisconsin law, without regard to its choice of law rules, and, where applicable, the laws of the United States. To the extent permissible by law, any disputes under these Terms of Use or relating to the WisContext Services shall be litigated in the local or Federal courts located, and you hereby consent to personal jurisdiction and venue, in the state of Wisconsin. A modification or waiver of a part of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver or modification of any other portion of the Terms of Use. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use is found unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the remainder of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.