Privacy Policy

OAB Privacy Policy
Last modified on: January 27, 2014 

The OAB website (the “Website”) is provided subject to this privacy policy, as it may be modified by us at any time and posted on this Website (the “Privacy Policy”).  The “Website” also includes OAB’s Ohio Broadcast Jobs web pages, accessible from both and at  This Privacy Policy applies only to personal information collected online through the Website.  This Privacy Policy is intended to assist you in understanding what personal information we gather about you when you visit and/or use the Website, how we use and disclose that information, and the safeguards we have in place for that information.

The terms “OAB,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to The Ohio Association of Broadcasters, Inc. and includes (unless the context dictates otherwise) its affiliated entity the Ohio Broadcasters Foundation.  The information described in this Privacy Policy may be shared with the Ohio Broadcasters Foundation.

The terms “you” and “your” refer to the visitor to or user of our Website.

A.         Information Collection and Use

We will collect and store your personal information when you voluntarily provide it to us, including but not limited to your requests for information or by contacting us.  We may collect contact information like name, company name, address, email address, and phone and cell numbers, and other information like payment-card information.  We may also collect your IP address when you visit or use our Website.

We will use your personal information to provide services, resources, and offerings requested, manage our relationship with you and/or your company, supply you with requested information, respond to your inquiries, fulfill the purposes of our services and offerings, and fulfill the purposes of membership and/or participation in OAB, and we may share your information with others (including third-party service providers, e.g., payment processors) for such purposes.  For example, we may provide information to third parties as a part of registering for an event or program through the Website, share information with third parties as a part of a scholarship application and evaluation process, or use your information for our and/or our affiliated entity’s marketing or other purposes.  Station contact information that is publicly available may also be included as part of a media directory.

If you register at the Website to attend an event or program and are registering other personnel of your company, then you will be providing the contact information for such personnel – and you represent that you have the authority to do so.

Please be aware that we may also share your information with third parties that perform services for us, such as hosting the Website, monitoring site activity, and processing payment card payments.  We may also share your information with third parties to protect our rights, legal property, the public, other Website users, or the Website itself.  We may also share your information when it is otherwise permitted or required by law, including but not limited to, responding to a court order or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to conform or comply with the law.

B.         Ohio Broadcast Jobs Information

Job seekers who have provided resumes through the Ohio Broadcast Jobs web pages to the resume repository may elect to have them removed.  However, anyone who viewed and downloaded or otherwise obtained your resume or other job-related materials may have kept a copy, e.g., in their own files or databases.

We attempt to limit access to your resume and other materials to legitimate OAB members, but we cannot guarantee that others will not gain access to the databases or servers with them.

Once resumes or other job-related materials have been disclosed to or obtained by any other person or entity, OAB is not able to retrieve them and cannot control the use made of them.

C.         Navigational Information and Cookies

We use passive information collection technology (for example, cookies) to collect and store information about you and your use of the Website (for example, your IP address and navigational information), so we can improve and personalize your experience while visiting our Website.  We and/or our service providers use a browser feature known as a cookie, which assigns a unique identification to your computer.  Cookies are typically stored on your computer’s hard drive.  Information collected from cookies is used by us to evaluate the effectiveness of our Website, analyze trends, and administer the Website.  The information collected from cookies allows us to determine such things as which parts of our Website are most visited and difficulties our visitors may experience in accessing our Website.  With this knowledge, we can improve the quality of your experience on our Website.  Cookies may also be used to remember your personal information when filling out web page forms at our Website.

We use Google Analytics and may use other third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding the use of our Website.  Google Analytics will collect, and such other third-party service providers may collect, your IP address, information about the browser you are using, and other general information about your activities while visiting and using the Website.  We will use the information and analysis provided by Google Analytics and such other third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our visitors’ interests in our Website and how to better serve those interests.  Google Analytics’ use of your information will be governed by its privacy policy.

D.         Security

We have implemented security controls reasonably designed to protect your information against unauthorized acquisition and use.  You should be aware that 100% security is not always possible.

E.         Links

Our Website may contain links to other websites.  We do not evaluate and are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices, or security of such websites.

F.         International Users

If you are visiting the Website from a location outside of the United States, please keep in mind that this is a United States-based web and/or commerce site.  This Privacy Policy governs the information collected by or on behalf of this Website irrespective of where you are located when you access it, browse it, or interact with it.  It is maintained on servers and systems located within the United States.  This means your personal information may be stored outside of the province, state, and/or country in which you reside, and processed by us, an affiliate or a third-party service provider as referenced in this Privacy Policy.  Moreover, governmental bodies that have jurisdiction over us in the United States (such as courts) may be entitled to access your personal information.

G.         Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update, revise, add to, remove, or otherwise modify the Privacy Policy, at any time.  Any modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting on the Website.  Please check the Privacy Policy periodically for modifications, which apply on a going-forward basis.

H.         Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions concerning this Privacy Policy or if you feel we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy, by e-mail or telephone at 866.622.5794.