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Privacy Policy

KTVN Privacy Policy

Last Updated:  November 22, 2021



Eligible Users

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

How We Use the Information Collected

How We Share Your Information

How Do We Protect Your Information?

Consumer Rights Regarding Personal Information

Other Privacy Choices

Do-Not-Track Disclosure

Retention of Personal Information

Links to Third Party Sites

Changes to this Privacy Policy

How to Contact Us






KTVN takes user privacy seriously and is committed to protecting it as described in this Privacy Policy. Below we explain how KTVN collects, handles, and uses information when you use you use the  website; mobile applications owned by KTVN, including, but not limited to, the KTVN Channel 2 News App and the KTVN 2 News Weather App ; and any widgets, tools, features, content (including videos and images), services and options that we may offer on any platform and in any format (collectively, the “Website”). KTVN is the licensee of Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All references to KTVN refer to both Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. and KTVN. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.


Unless stated otherwise, this policy applies to information collected via the Website or through email and other electronic messages between you and KTVN. This policy does not apply to information collected by us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by KTVN or any third party, or to information collected by third-parties, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from the Website.


If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to visit the Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use  (the “Terms”). All capitalized terms in this Privacy Policy that are not otherwise defined have the meanings given to them in the Terms.


By submitting your personal data to us through the Website you consent to our collection, use, processing, sharing, storage, security, retention and access as described in this Privacy Policy.


Eligible Users


By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you meet all of the following eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website.


No Use of Site by Children Under 13.The Website, and the services offered through the Website, are not directed at or intended for use by children under 13 years old. If you are under the age of 13 you should not be visiting the Website. We do not knowingly collect or retain personal information from children under 13. If you are under the age of 13 and are visiting or otherwise using the Website please exit the Website immediately and do not disclose or provide any personally-identifiable information to us.


Parent or Guardian Permission for Minors; Acceptance of Responsibility. If you are over the age of 13, but less than 16 years of age and would like to use the services, please ask your parent or legal guardian to review and agree to this Privacy Policy and the Terms  before you use any part of the services. If you wish to use the services you must ask your parent or legal guardian for permission. Your continued use of the Website indicates that you have obtained such permission; if you have not obtained such permission and you continue to use the Website, you do so in violation of the Terms .


If you are a parent or guardian who has granted your minor permission to use the Website, you agree and understand that you are responsible for monitoring and supervising your child’s usage.


Users Outside the United States. The Website is not directed at or intended for users outside the U.S. Please be advised that if you are located in the European Union or another region with laws related to data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, your personal information submitted through this Website and transferred to the U.S. may not have the same legal data protection as in your jurisdiction.


Information We Collect and How We Collect It


While legal definitions of personal information can vary in different jurisdictions, we consider “personal information” to be any information that identifies you as an individual or is directly relatable to an identifiable individual. Not all information we collect is personal information under this definition. For example, information that has been de-identified or aggregated in a way that no longer allows identification of a particular person would not meet this definition. Similarly, information we gather about you from publicly available sources, such as government databases, may not be considered personal information in your jurisdiction. Where permitted we may combine personal information that you have given us with publicly-available information about you to create a profile about you, your interests, and your preferences that help us tailor appropriate communications to you.


We may collect, store, and process personal information from the categories shown in the table below. Our listing of these categories does not mean that all categories or the examples listed in each category are collected about everyone who uses the Website. We are providing a full list here in the spirit of transparency.


Categories of Personal Information




First and last name, username and password, email address, date of birth[, postal address, telephone number, online identifier, IP address, or other similar identifiers

Demographic information

Age, national origin, citizenship, or gender

Internet or other electronic network activity

Browsing history, search history, session information, site navigation, and other information about how you interact with the Website

Audio, visual, or similar information

Photos, videos or other recordings you choose to post to the Website or email to us as part of entering promotions or sweepstakes 

Geolocation  data

Physical location or movements

Commercial  information

Records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies

Inferences drawn from other information

Any profile created about you that reflects likely preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, or aptitude


We collect this information:


  • Directly from you when you provide it to us, for example, by submitting an inquiry or comment to us online, signing up to receive emails from us, or sending messages to us.


  • Automatically when you visit or use our Website and our applications as described below.


When you use the Website, we or our third-party service providers automatically collect information from you through tracking and similar technologies that tells us which pages were visited and by how many users, the order in which pages were visited, and which hyperlinks were "clicked." Not all of this information is personal information as we define it above. The technologies we use for automatic data collection may include:


  • Cookies. A cookie is a piece of data that’s either stored in your computer’s memory temporarily and automatically deleted when you close your browser (a “session” cookie) or placed on your hard drive (a “persistent” cookie) by a web server. A persistent cookie is not deleted when the browser is closed. Cookies allow us to make your interaction with the Website faster and more personal, for example by remembering your preferences the next time you return to the Website. Cookies also allow us to monitor how you and other users use the Website. This information can be used to improve the site or detect and prevent site misuse.


  • Web beacons. Web beacons, which are also known as clear GIFs, bugs or pixel tags, are often used in combination with cookies. They are small electronic file images (often transparent) that are embedded as part of the Website for the purpose of monitoring the behavior of persons who interact with the Website, for example by counting the number of persons who have visited a page or the popularity of certain content.


You are able to control how and whether cookies will be accepted by your web browser or device. For more information on how to do so, please refer to your browser help menu to learn how to disable cookies. Some features of the Website may not function properly with cookies disabled.


The Website may contain links to other websites, including the websites of our sponsors and partners. These third-party websites may set cookies or other tracking tools on your device. We are not responsible for the cookie or tracking practices of other websites. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.


How We Use the Information Collected


We use information collected through the Website as follows.


  • To present the Website and its contents to you.


  • To deliver localized weather and news alerts and other relevant information to you.


  • To act on and respond to your requests and inquiries.


  • For marketing and advertising purposes. These uses include but are not limited to retargeting advertising, or serving you ads, once you have left the Website and analyzing the effectiveness of our promotions.


  • To analyze Website usage and improve our Website functionality.


  • To diagnose problems with our server, administer the Website, identify the most popular areas or features of the Website, identify where our users are coming from and determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities.


  • To comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce agreements.


  • To notify you regarding any concerns with the Website, including, as required by law, in the event that any sensitive personal information you provided to us is exposed to unauthorized third parties. In the event of such unauthorized exposure, we expressly reserve the right to provide notice to you electronically via any email address you have provided to us if permitted to do so by law.


We may disclose some of this information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements or promotions.


If and when we sponsor promotions or sweepstakes, or third parties sponsor promotions or sweepstakes in conjunction with us, either we or the third party will post relevant privacy information in the official rules and/or registration area for the promotion or sweepstakes. That privacy information, to the extent it conflicts with this Privacy Policy, will govern that particular promotion or sweepstakes.


How We Share Your Information


The categories of personal information that we may have shared for a business or commercial purpose within the past 12 months include any of the categories of personal information shown in the table at the beginning of this section. This sort of sharing is not a “sale” in the traditional sense of the word, but out of an abundance of caution and in light of very broad views of what it means to “sell” information in certain privacy laws, we are disclosing this information to you. Some examples of ways in which we may share personal information include:


  • When you submit a comment or reaction to a story, if this feature is enabled, this content will be publicly displayed via the Website.


  • We may disclose certain automatically collected information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and/or clicked through their advertisements or promotions. This is generally not personal information as we define it.


  • We may share personal information with third parties that perform services on our behalf, for example, our technical and marketing service providers. We may also share certain information with third-party providers of cloud, web and/or server hosting services. Certain third-party service providers utilized by us may collect personal information from you as authorized by us. Our service providers may provide data collected by them through the Website to us, such as reports of email addresses they collect, store and/or process for us, which we may use for our business purposes. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these service providers or of other websites. By using our Website, you consent to the processing and handling of your personal information by our service providers in the manner and for the purposes described here and in their respective privacy policies. We will not authorize these third parties to use your personal information except as necessary to provide services to us or for purposes authorized by us.


  • Additionally, we may disclose your personal information (1) to comply with a law, regulation or other governmental request, for example, to comply with subpoenas, court orders, legal process or requests by law enforcement or governmental entities; (2) to investigate or defend against third-party claims against us; (3) to detect, prevent or investigate fraud or other illegal activity or to enforce this policy; (4) to repair or resolve technical issues in the operation of the Website; (5) if required by law, to respond to a request by you to disclose the information, including a request to allow access to your personal information by third parties designated by you; (6) with your knowledge and consent; and (7) to address emergencies or acts of God. We may also share your personal information as an asset of the business in the event of a sale, merger or other business combination or transfer involving us or affiliated entities.


How Do We Protect Your Information?


KTVN takes the security of your personal information seriously. We implement commercially reasonable technical, physical and administrative security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of personal information collected through the Website. These security measures include Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology data transmission.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We cannot and do not guarantee that your personal information will never be accessed by an unauthorized party or otherwise breached during transmission through the Internet. Additionally, any contact with us by email or by way of our Website might not be secure. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.


In the event that we believe any information that you provided to us has been exposed to unauthorized third parties, we will notify you as required by law or upon our own choice. In the event of such unauthorized exposure, we expressly reserve the right to provide notice to you electronically via any email address you have provide to us if permitted to do so by law. If you have reason to believe that your personal information is no longer secure, please notify us immediately by contacting us in accordance with the last section below.


Consumer Rights Regarding Personal Information


Depending on where you live you may have certain privacy rights created by law. While laws vary between jurisdictions, we strive to provide the same basic level of privacy rights to everyone regardless of where you live . Thus, the rights described here may be used by anyone with whom we interact or about whom we collect personal information.


Right to Know. When you request that we provide you with the information we collect or disclose we will provide you with an individualized response about our collection and use of your personal information over the past 12 months. That response will include:

  • Specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you
  • The categories of personal information we have collected (for reference see the table above for categories and examples of personal information that we may collect)
  • The sources from which we have collected your personal information
  • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling personal information
  • The categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed or sold personal information
  • Whether we have disclosed or sold your personal information for a business or commercial purpose.


You may only exercise this right twice within a 12-month period.


Right to Request Deletion. When you request that we delete your personal information, we will delete personal information we maintain about you from our records as of the date of your request subject to certain limitations. We  will also request that any service providers that we know maintain your data on our behalf also delete your personal information. In some cases, deletion may be accomplished through de-identification of the information.


Please note that certain information may be excepted from your deletion request. For example, we may keep your information where necessary to detect and resolve issues related to system security and fraud detection.


Exercising Your Right to Know or Delete. To exercise the right to know and deletion as described above.  


If you have any questions about your right to know or deletion described above, you may contact us via the contact information contained below in this Privacy Policy.


We cannot respond to your right to know or deletion if we cannot verify your identity or the authority of your agent to make the request and confirm that the personal information we maintain relates to you. When you make a request, we will verify your identity as required by law.


You must also describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it. If we have questions regarding your request you must make an effort to respond to our inquiries. If we do not understand your request we may not be able to comply.


Where possible, we will respond to a verified right to know or delete request within 45 days of receipt. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and the need for an extension. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information to another entity.


We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.


Authorized Agents. You may designate an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf. We will require verification that you did in fact give that person your authorization. Unless the law requires otherwise, your authorized agent must provide contact details for you. We will contact you to confirm that you authorized the agent to act on your behalf. Once you confirm, we will promptly respond to the rights request.


Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Personal Information. As discussed above, we share your personal information in very limited circumstances. Those circumstances include sharing with our technical service providers to improve our ability to serve you; with our advertising partners to keep you aware of the services; and with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties so that they may provide products and services in which our users may be interested. Because each of these types of disclosures may be classified as “sales” under certain state privacy laws, including the CCPA, we are giving all consumers the right to direct us not to disclose Personal Information for these or any other purpose (unless permitted by law after receiving an opt-out request). 


To tell us you want to opt-out of the disclosure of your Personal Information, you may click on the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” link below or on the bottom of the homepage of the Website and follow the instruction on that page.


Non-Discrimination. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of the rights listed in this section. Specifically, we will not:


  • Deny you services, except to the extent that not having personal information prevents us from providing the services.


  • Provide you a different level or quality of services, except to the extent that not having personal information limits our ability to provide the services.


  • Charge or suggest that we will charge you different prices or rates for the services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.


Other Privacy Choices


In addition to the rights discussed above, there are various other ways you can choose to access, update, or limit the personal information you provide to us.


  • Tracking and Advertising Technologies. Most web browsers allow you to set controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use the Website though your access to some functionality and areas of the Website may be restricted. The means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser so you should visit your browser help menu for more information.


  • Unsubscribe[WQ36] [LH37]  from Emails. If you have registered to receive email updates or newsletters from us you may opt-out of receiving those communications by following the “unsubscribe” instructions that were included with the message.


  • Mobile Application Users. You may also choose to uninstall our applications from your mobile device.


  • Google® Analytics. Among other technologies, our Website uses Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze how users use our Website. Google Analytics has its own policy that describes how it collects and processes data, located here. You can opt out of Google Analytics’ collection and use of data generated by your use of the Website by going to


Do-Not-Track Disclosure


Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.


Retention of Personal Information


We will retain your personal information collected through the Website for as long as we deem reasonably necessary or desirable, unless a different retention period is required by any applicable law, rule or regulation. We reserve the right to delete or destroy any information collected, including personal information, at any time. 


Links to Third Party Sites


Our Website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites. This Privacy Policy applies solely to personal information collected through our Website. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Website and to read the privacy policies of other websites and online services.


Changes to this Privacy Policy


We may update or change our privacy practices and this policy from time to time. If we update the policy, we will publish the revised policy on this page of the Website or as otherwise required by law. The date at the top of this policy reflects the date of the most recent update. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed, to the extent allowed by law, to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.


How to Contact Us


If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to correct, update, amend or inquire about deleting/removing personal information that you have provided to us, you may contact us by email at or call toll free (888) 403-7811.


You may also write to us at:

4925 Energy Way

Reno, NV 89502







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