Privacy Policies

Privacy policies as they affect online purchases are specific to the merchant from whom you make the purchase:

For additional privacy policies as they relate to data collected by Public Radio Market, see the following:

Your Privacy Rights

The Public Radio Market Web site is produced by American Public Media (APM). We recognize the importance of privacy to visitors to our Web site, and we want every user (you) to know how we collect and use information about you when you visit our Web site.

This privacy policy explains what type of information is collected from you when you visit the Web site, and how we may use that information.

Contents

  1. Information gathered when you visit our site
  2. Cookies
  3. Information you give us
  4. Name and contact information
  5. Demographic and profile information
  6. Your California Privacy Rights
  7. Contact us
  8. Consent
  9. Effective Date

1. Information gathered when you visit our site

Like virtually all other Web servers, the Public Radio Market Web server automatically creates log files for each visitor who accesses our site. These "access logs" allow us to make our site more useful to our visitors. The access logs do not record a visitor's name, address, phone number, credit card numbers, or any other personally identifying information.

Rather, these log files may contain some or all of the following information:

  • The date of the visit
  • The time and length of the visit
  • The path taken through the Web site
  • The browser being used
  • A list of files downloaded or viewed
  • The amount of time spent listening to audio files
  • The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine accessing our Web site*
  • Any errors encountered

*Most Internet Service Providers use a "dynamic" form of assigning IP Addresses. This means that a visitor may have a different IP Address each time he or she visits the Public Radio Market Web site. Also, many Internet Service Providers, including America Online, use "Proxy servers" which provide even more anonymity for visitors.

We use this information to aid the technical administration of the sites and to better understand how each site is functioning for its users. This information may be correlated with your profile, if you have provided this data, to provide special "personalized" services. This information may also be used in aggregate form.

2. Cookies

We may track your visit to sections of our Web site in order for some site features to function properly for you. In some instances, "cookies" or a similar technology may be used to update your registration records with session information.

If you do not wish to accept a cookie from the Public Radio Market servers, you can adjust the settings on your browser accordingly. Refusing to accept cookies from the Public Radio Market Web site may result in some limits on the benefits that we can automatically provide as you enjoy the Public Radio Market Web site.

3. Information you give us

Public Radio Market does not collect personally identifying information from the Public Radio Market Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us. Visitors under the age of 13 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to Public Radio Market.

4. Name and contact Information

We do not collect personally identifying information from our Web sites unless you choose to provide that information to us. Visitors under the age of 13 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally identifying information to Public Radio Market.

Public Radio Market may ask visitors (you) to provide certain personal information when you: register for a contest; sign up for an email list; request information; purchase products or services; contribute material that may be used on the Web site; or participate in a forum, bulletin board or chat. Public Radio Market tells you whether a specific piece of information is required at the time it is requested.

This information may be used by Public Radio Market to: verify your identity; manage a contest; gather your editorial comments and feedback; contact you for additional information or administrative purposes; provide attribution for any submitted content of yours published by Public Radio Market; and fulfill your order or request.

Public Radio Market may also use this information for marketing and promotional purposes. By providing this information, you may receive occasional emails or other communications from Public Radio Market or companies or services owned by American Public Media. Any such email will include an "Unsubscribe" option.

Public Radio Market will not share, exchange, rent, or sell any of our lists to political parties or candidates for political office.

5. Demographic and profile information

Public Radio Market may occasionally conduct online surveys, sometimes in association with a contest or other offer. These surveys may ask you for demographic information such as ZIP code, age, education or income level. This information is used in an aggregate form to help us understand our audiences and improve our services.

Demographic and profile information may be shared with selected third-party organizations, only on an aggregate basis, to describe the nature of our online audiences.

6. Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 may entitle you to receive additional information from us regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes and your right to opt-out of such disclosure. Please direct all such requests to us at the email and/or regular mail address provided below under Contact Us. If you do not want your name and contact information to be shared with any company or organization, or wish to request information pursuant to California Civil Code §1798.83(a), you may notify us at any time by writing to us at the email and/or regular mail addresses designated below.

7. Contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or any practices on the Public Radio Market Web site, or wish to request information pursuant to California Civil Code §1798.83(a), please send an email to us at  info@publicradiomarket.org or send a letter by regular mail to:

Public Radio Market
c/o American Public Media Group
480 Cedar Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Public Radio Market reserves the right to change this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted to this page as soon as reasonably possible, so please check this page periodically.

8. Consent

Your use of the Public Radio Market Web site constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

9. Effective date

This policy is effective on August 28, 2008.