Privacy Policy Statement

This is the web site of Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV & Chittenden Community TV d/b/a CCTV Center for Media & Democracy.

Contact Information: Contact us at CCTV 294 North Winooski Avenue Burlington VT 05401. We can be reached via e-mail at techsupport(at) or you can reach us by telephone at 802.862.3966 x12.

Privacy Statement: We are committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our Web site, as well as our members and activists. In fact, both organizations are supporters of enhanced protections for all consumers' electronic and Internet privacy.

In this policy, Channel 17 & the Center for Media & Democracy refers to the staff, board members, cooperating attorneys, interns, volunteers and consultants working with Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV and CCTV's Center for Media & Democracy

We use this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, to diagnose and correct system errors, and to improve the site. We do not connect this information to your name or identity, and we do not retain this information permanently.

Information that is not provided with the express intent of subscription, ordering, membership or donation will not be captured for use in other communications unless otherwise noted. This includes any email address supplied in forwarding news articles or encouraging others to participate in online activism. See below for details on how we treat information provided in membership and ordering contexts.

We make limited use of "cookies" on this site primarily for convenience features such as auto-login, discussion boards and polls. These cookies are typically deleted as soon as reasonably possible.

Electronic Mailing List Policies: We offer several electronic mailing lists. If you choose to subscribe to any of these lists, we may ask for personal information, such as your name, zip code, and email address. This information is used strictly to manage our lists (for example, we may use your zip code for a targeted mailing on an issue affecting your area). We do not sell, rent or share our electronic mailing lists.

There are a number of ways to subscribe to our electronic mailing lists, including submitting a form at our Web site, opting in when you engage in online activism, or mailing a sign-up form from a brochure or flier. When you subscribe, you will typically receive a confirmation message welcoming you.

You can unsubscribe from any of our lists at any time. In the event you wish to update, delete or otherwise make changes to your relationship with us, or remove yourself entirely from our list(s), contact us at techsupport(at)

Lists maintained byChannel 17 & CCTV's Center for Media & Democracy for electronic mailings are exclusively opt-in lists. We do not purchase information from third-party sources or gather personal data from the Web (known as spidering) for inclusion in our ongoing e-mail lists.

Online Activism: Our Web site offers many ways to engage in online activism. When you provide personal information in the context of signing a petition or other actions, that personal information may be stored on our server(s). If you choose to join a mailing list or become a member at the same time you participate in an online action, your relevant information will be kept and used for those other purposes.

Contributions and Donations: We are committed to maintaining the trust and security of all of its financial supporters. We collect personal information including the e-mail and mailing address that members provide. We might use this information for online and print mailings to keep you informed about our programs and occasionally to ask for additional financial support. You can opt out at any time. To opt out of e-mail communication, please contact techsupport(at)

To opt out of receiving print mailings, please call us at 802.862.1645 x12 or email us at techsupport(at)

All financial data is collected via a secure Web connection, and is stored or transmitted using appropriate security measures at all times.

Online and Phone Orders for Materials: Information provided to us in the course of placing an order for copies of programs or other materials (whether or not the materials are offered at a cost) may be retained for use in future communications, such as membership drives, or when we unveil similar offerings that we believe may be of interest to you. This information will not be given, sold, rented, shared or otherwise provided to anyone else without your prior consent (except when compelled by law -- see below).

All financial data is collected via a secure web connection, and is stored or transmitted using appropriate security measures at all times.

Compelled Disclosure: If we are required by law to disclose any information that you have provided us, we will attempt to give you notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made, in order to give you an opportunity to object. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

Questions? For any other information about our privacy practices and/or these policies, please contact techsupport(at)

Copyright Policies: All original text, images and other materials hosted on servers are Copyright 2015 CCTV, unless otherwise noted (e.g. news articles and licensed photos).

We encourage reproduction and distribution of original materials on this site for educational and personal use. All content on this site created by Channel 17 and CCTV’s Center for Media & Democracy (unless otherwise noted) is available to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.

In short, this license allows you to copy, distribute, display, or make derivative works provided that you a) credit CCTV, b) do not use it for commercial purposes, and c) release any derivative works under this same license.

Copyright Infringement Notification: If you have a copyright complaint please follow the procedures set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Our agent for notice is Lauren-Glenn Davitian, Executive Director. She can be reached by phone at 802.862.1645 x12 or email at davitian(at) Please direct your written correspondence to her at:
CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, 294 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington VT 05401.