Protecting your privacy begins with a complete understanding of what
information can be collected from you and how that information is
used. Should you have any questions regarding your privacy and our
policy after reading this document, please contact us for clarification
At WAMU our relationship with you is built on trust. We're committed to preserving it.
Information Automatically Collected
All webservers generate log files that record basic information
about website "traffic" - what files or "pages" are requested, when
they are requested, how many requests were made, what browser requested
it, etc. These logs serve to help us understand how successful our
site is in serving you. These logs do not collect personal information
about you and are only reviewed to create an aggregate demographic
profile of our user base.
Information You Provide
Visitors to wamu.org may voluntarily supply personal information for
the purpose of entering contests, when sending email, signing up for
email newsletters, e-commerce transactions and conducting surveys or
polls. WAMU may use this information for its own internal use solely to
conduct the stated activities. In the instance when certain
information is required for a particular activity it will be explicitly
stated and explained at the time of submission.
It is WAMU's policy never to sell, rent, swap, exchange, trade
or make available any information we gather from you, irrespective of
the manner in which we obtain this information (e.g. on-line, through
direct mail, by telephone, or through direct contact).
Additional Information for WAMU Members/Donors
A principal foundation of public broadcasting is our reliance on
support from the people who rely on our programs. Because we operate
in the public interest, our future relies on a bond of public trust.
This bond extends to thousands of listeners living in hundreds of local
communities of every size and description throughout WAMU’s region of
service. WAMU 88.5 cannot afford, either in appearance or in fact, to
undermine that bond. For these reasons, WAMU 88.5 certifies that is
meets the following public-interest standards:
Control: WAMU 88.5 will maintain active control of
membership and donor lists, and takes reasonable measures to insure
against unauthorized use of such lists including requiring any third
party (e.g. list brokers, mailing management organizations, fundraising
organizations, prospect research/data screening services, online
fundraising services, telemarketing agencies, inbound telephone
services, and advertising/public relations agencies) to abide by
WAMU/American University’s compliance requirements.
Privacy: WAMU 88.5 will respect the privacy of all
subscribers and donors by offering a means by which subscribers and
donors may “opt out” by contacting the WAMU Member Services office at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests from WAMU members to withhold their
names and contact information from solicitation by WAMU-generated
letter, telephone, or electronic fundraising efforts are recorded in
each individual’s donor file and honored. Member and donor names and
information are used to further the financial support of WAMU 88.5, and
infrequently for confidential media research into WAMU listener trends
and listening preferences.
Limits On Use: WAMU policy forbids the renting,
selling, leasing, loan, trade, giving, donating, transferring, or
exchanging of donor names with any other nonprofit agency.
Per CPB requirements, WAMU 88.5 will not rent, sell, lease, loan,
trade, give, donate, transfer, or exchange names to or with any
candidate for public office, committees or organizations supporting a
candidate, political parties, or organizations that solicit funds for
use in political campaigns for any purposes whatsoever.
Record Keeping: WAMU 88.5 will maintain complete
and accurate records of all uses of membership and donor lists for
fundraising purposes, and must furnish such records upon request to the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Upon your direct, personal
request, we will provide you with the current information (e.g., email
address, name, etc.) that we maintain about you through the most secure
If you have any questions about giving or pledging your support
to WAMU, or if we can be of any assistance to you, do not hesitate to
contact us by e-mail to email@example.com, by telephone Monday
through Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM Eastern time (excluding holidays)
at (202) 885-1252, or by U.S. mail to:
WAMU 88.5 FM
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
WAMU Media Center
Washington, DC 20016-8082
"ATTN: Member Services Dept."
CPB Eligibility: As a CPB grant-eligible public
telecommunications facility, WAMU 88.5 and its licensee, American
University annually certify to the CPB our continued compliance with
the laws and regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, and with all
other applicable federal law or regulations governing political
activity and lobbying at the time of certification. In addition, WAMU
88.5 and American University certifies continued compliance with the
Control, Privacy, Regulatory Limits, and Record Keeping requirements
set forth above.
WAMU may disclose personal information if required to do so by law
or if WAMU believes that such action is necessary to (a) comply with
the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or
unauthorized use of the WAMU website, or (c) protect the personal
safety or property of WAMU website users, the public or WAMU and its
The Internal Revenue Service may revoke the 501(c)(3) status of
any organization that fails to comply with its rules, and may levy
fines in the nature of excise taxes on the organization and/or its
leaders who knowingly engaged in activities in violation of its rules.
All online financial transactions are processed through a secure
(https://) server to ensure that any information you enter is safe.
Links to other Sites
It is important to note that the WAMU website may contain links to
other third party sites that may not follow the same privacy policies
the data in ways that WAMU would not. WAMU is not responsible for the
privacy practices or any information or materials on these other sites.
Acceptance of This Policy
By using this site, you signify your agreement to the terms and
and conditions, please do not use the site. We reserve the right, at our
sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this
policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any
changes. Your continued use of the WAMU web site following the posting
of any changes to these terms shall mean that you have accepted those
changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at:
Last modified on: September 18, 2008