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privacy policy

Our privacy policy.

Welcome to N2K Need to Know (N2K), the web-based platform of videos and action around pressing issues of our time and a channel of Tree Media Group.  N2K knows that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by our organization when you use our online services, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register for a N2K domain (including by “following,” “liking,” or linking your account to our website on a third party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through these domains.

When you visit our website, we may may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets us help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through our website. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of our website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of our website. By providing N2K Need to Know with your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to our website on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you essential notices, such as changes to features of our website including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on our website to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. If you opt-in to additional communications products, such as email newsletters, we may use your email address to send you other messages or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out at Following termination or deactivation of your N2K Need to Know account, we may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes.

Personally Identifiable Information: N2K Need to Know will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. N2K Need to Know may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing services to you with your consent. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of N2K Need to Know (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, N2K Need to Know will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce this policy, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our website, our users or others.

N2K Need to Know cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to N2K Need to Know or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. N2K Need to Know is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party. To protect your privacy and security, we may take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from N2K Need to Know, at all times.

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, N2K Need to Know will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through our website, in which case N2K Need to Know may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that N2K Need to Know keeps on file by contacting us directly at

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, N2K Need to Know does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for our website accounts. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on our website. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our website, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our website, as determined by N2K Need to Know in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at


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