noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Privacy Policy Highlights

Note: The noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) has been updated with an effective date of May 15, 2018. Please review the updated Privacy Policy carefully before using the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site. By using the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site or any of its applications, features or services, you consent to the terms of the updated Privacy Policy. This section highlights important features of the Privacy Policy. Please scroll down to see the full Privacy Policy or click on “Read more” to learn more about a specific area.

Scope of Privacy Policy

The American Coalition for Public Radio (“ACPR,” “we” or “us”) owns, operates, or provides access to noncommusic.org, including all applications, features and services of the site, and any other sites, digital platforms and interactive services provided by ACPR that link to or refer to the Privacy Policy (the “noncomMUSIC Alliance Site”). This Privacy Policy, last modified on May 15, 2018, applies only to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site and does not govern the separate sites, applications, platforms and services of National Public Radio, Inc. (NPR), NPR Member stations, or any of the public radio music stations, artists, bands, or other music organizations that are partners of or have contributed content to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site (the “noncomMUSIC Alliance Partners”) or of any third parties that may link to or be linked to from the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

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Children

If you are a parent or guardian, we encourage you to become involved in your children’s online experience, and to share your knowledge and experience with your young ones. If you are under 13, please do not provide us with any contact or other information, including your name, address, email address, or phone number. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian before sending any contact or other information to ACPR or through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

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Information You Provide Directly Through Our Site

We and our service providers collect a variety of contact and other information about you that you provide directly through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, including your name, email address, telephone number, password, and station, band or other organizational affiliation. We may collect such information when you:

  • Register to become a noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partner.
  • Connect or share a page of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site through social media services, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Contact us or post, upload, or submit a message, logo, or other content to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • Otherwise volunteer information to us or respond to a request for information through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

If you do not consent to the collection, use or sharing of this type of information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with such information. By providing such information, you are “opting in” to the collection, use and sharing of this information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

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 Information Collected Automatically Through Technology

As you navigate the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, we and our service providers also automatically collect a variety of information about your interactions with the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site. Depending on which of the features or services of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site you use and how you access them, the information collected automatically may include:

  • The Internet Protocol address (IP address) of the computer or device you used to access the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site and information about your Internet Service Provider.
  • The website, application, platform or service you visited before and after visiting the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • Information about your computer or mobile device, and their browser, operating system, settings and software.
  • Your approximate geographic location information (derived from request header information, such as your IP address).
  • The dates, times, duration and frequency of your interactions with the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, any search terms you enter, and your navigation path through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • Information about your interactions with our email messages.

If you do not consent to the automatic collection, use or sharing of this type of information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy, please do not use the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site. By using the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site, you are “opting in” to the automatic collection, use and sharing of this information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

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Use of Information

We and our service providers may use the information collected from you (whether provided by you directly or automatically collected through technology) to:

  • Manage, administer, promote, analyze and improve the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • Respond to your questions or messages and fulfill your requests for information or services.
  • Recognize you as the same user as you access the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site using different computers, devices and browsers.
  • Send you email newsletters and marketing, fundraising, membership and other communications.
  • Publish or otherwise use the station logo, content or other information you submit to us.
  • Comply with laws and enforce the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site’s Terms of Use and other legal rights.
  • Generate aggregate or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual or the devices you use to access the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, and use and share that information for ACPR’s purposes.

We also may use the information collected from you in other ways, and for other purposes, that are described to you at the point of collection or for which we otherwise have obtained your consent.

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Disclosure of Information

Subject to the choices you have to control certain collection and uses of information as described in the “Your Choices” section of the Privacy Policy, we reserve the right to share with any third party, in accordance with applicable law, aggregated or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual.

We also may share your name, email address and other personal information:

  • With National Public Radio, Inc., NPR Member stations, and with the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partners, who may use this information for internal purposes and to send you email newsletters and marketing, fundraising, membership and other communications.
  • With our authorized service providers for purposes of providing services on our behalf.
  • If we sell the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site or any of its applications, features or services or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
  • To protect or defend the rights of ACPR, NPR, NPR Members stations, the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partners, our users or others.
  • When required by law or public authorities.
  • With other parties if we have disclosed such sharing to you at the time of collection of the information or if we otherwise have your consent.

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Your Choices

  • If you do not consent to the collection, use or sharing of information as described in the Privacy Policy, please do not use the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site or provide us with information. By using the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site or providing us with information through the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site, you are “opting in” to the collection, use and sharing of that information as described in the Privacy Policy.
  • If you provide information to us, you can contact us to update or correct that information at any time.
  • You can stop the delivery of marketing emails or email newsletters from ACPR by following the unsubscribe instructions in any such email you receive. You also can contact us.
  • You have choices to prevent or limit the collection of information through cookies, pixel tags and other technology as further described in our section on cookies in the “Your Choices” section of the Privacy Policy. Further information about our use of cookies, pixel tags and other tracking technologies can be found here.

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Security and Other Information

  • At ACPR, we recognize the importance of privacy to users of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • We have adopted safeguards to help protect sensitive information we collect, but no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
  • For more information about our privacy practices, please review the Privacy Policy. If you have questions, please contact us.

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Notice to Users Outside the U.S.

The noncomMUSIC Alliance Site is controlled and operated within the United States and is not directed to users outside the United States.  If you access the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site outside of the United States, we may transfer the information collected from you to data centers outside of your home country or jurisdiction. In particular, your information may be transferred to and processed in the United States and other jurisdictions where we or our service providers operate, where data protection and other laws may not be equivalent to those in your jurisdiction. By using the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site, you agree that your information can be transferred to and used in the United States and in other jurisdictions where we or our service providers operate, as set forth in the Privacy Policy.

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For California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights

California residents can request and obtain from us once a year and free of charge a list of all third parties to which ACPR has disclosed certain information during the preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please contact us. For all such requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the message field of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please note that we will not accept these requests by telephone, mail or fax, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.


noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Privacy Policy

Effective Date May 15, 2018

Full Version of noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Privacy Policy

Welcome to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”).  This Privacy Policy describes the information the American Coalition for Public Radio (“ACPR,” “we” or “us”) collects or allows others to collect from you and your computer or device when you use noncommusic.org, any application, feature or service of the site, and any other sites, digital platforms or other interactive services provided by ACPR that link to or refer to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “noncomMUSIC Alliance Site”). This Privacy Policy also explains how that information may be used and shared and the choices you have to limit or prevent certain uses or sharing of that information. Please note that this Privacy Policy does not govern the websites and services of National Public Radio, Inc. (NPR), NPR Member stations, or any of the public radio music stations, artists, bands, or other music organizations that are partners of or have contributed content to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site (the “noncomMUSIC Alliance Partners”), or the websites and services of third parties that may link to or be linked to from the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

By using, registering as a partner, or otherwise accessing the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site or any of its applications, features or services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site’s Terms of Use and you give your express “opt-in” consent to the collection, use, storage, sharing, transfer, and processing of information about you and your interactions with the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site as explained in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, please do not use the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site or provide us with your contact or other information.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Children

ACPR cares about protecting the privacy of children. If you are a parent or guardian, we encourage you to become involved in your children’s online experience, and to share your knowledge and experience with your young ones. If you are under 13, please do not provide us with any contact or other information, including your name, email address, or phone number. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you must obtain permission from your parent or guardian before sending any contact or other information to ACPR or through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

Information Collected Through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site

Information You Provide Directly Through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site

We and service providers working on our behalf will collect any information that you choose to provide directly through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, including your name, email address, telephone number, password, and station, band or other organizational affiliation. For example, such information may be collected when you:

  • Register to become a noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partner or for any ACPR or noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partner newsletter.
  • Connect or share a page of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site through social media services, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
  • Contact us or post, upload, or otherwise submit a message, logo or other content to the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site (“User Materials”).

Like other non-profit organizations, we also track donation activity on an individual basis. Accordingly, if you express interest in or request information about making donations through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, we may keep a record of these contacts that includes your name, contact information and other information about your donation or inquiry.  We also may ask you to provide other information about yourself for various other purposes that we specify or make apparent at the time of collection.

Information Automatically Collected Through Technology

We and service providers working on our behalf automatically collect certain information about your computer or device and your interactions with the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site through access logs, cookies, pixel tags and other tracking technologies. Depending on which of the applications, features or services of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site you use and how you access them, the information collected automatically may include:

  • The Internet Protocol address (IP address) of the computer or device you used to access the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • The domain name of your Internet Service Provider.
  • The site, application, platform or service you visited before and after visiting the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • Search terms you enter using the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site or on a referring site.
  • Your approximate geographic location information (derived from request header information, such as your IP address).
  • The make, model, carrier and unique device identifier for your mobile device, and other information about your computer or mobile device and its browser, operating system, settings and software.
  • The dates, times, duration, and frequency of your interactions with the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • Your navigation path through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, and patterns in the paths you take.
  • The amount of time spent viewing pages.
  • Information about your interactions with our email messages, such as links you click on and whether you open or forward a message, the date and time of these interactions, and information about the computer or device you use to read emails.
  • Any errors you encountered during your use of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

Further information about our use of cookies, pixel tags and other tracking technologies can be found here and in the section that follows.

Analytics Data Collection

The noncomMUSIC Alliance Site also makes use of third-party analytics, cookie data collection and linking services (collectively “Analytics Services”), including Google Universal Analytics and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These Analytics Services may use cookies, pixel tags, and other tracking and storage technologies to collect or receive information (not including your name or the email address and phone number you register with the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site) from the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site and elsewhere on the Internet and use that information to analyze and measure our audience. For example, we may use analytics data, including but not limited to, geographic, demographic, and other information, to recognize and understand user preferences, make improvements, and for other operational purposes. Each Analytics Service’s ability to use and share analytics information is restricted by such Analytics Service’s terms of use and privacy policy. To learn more about how Google uses data, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Information about opting out of Google Universal Analytics is included in the “Your Choices” section below. For a full list of Analytics Services, please contact us.

How We Use the Information We Collect

We and our service providers collect and use information to provide you with a customized interactive experience and to make the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site more valuable to you. We and our service providers also may use the information collected through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site:

  • To manage, administer and improve the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site.
  • To respond to your questions or messages.
  • To publish, attribute and otherwise use any User Materials you submit according to our Terms of Use.
  • To fulfill your requests for information or services.
  • To manage contests you enter.
  • To contact you for an online survey, or for other editorial purposes.
  • To recognize you as the same user when you access the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site using different computers, devices and browsers.
  • To save and “remember” your registration information so you do not have to re-enter this information each time you visit.
  • With your consent where required by applicable law, to send you email newsletters and other communications, including marketing, fundraising, membership and other messages.
  • To understand whether and when you read our email messages and click on links in those messages.
  • To conduct market or audience analysis and related reporting.
  • To help us measure and analyze user traffic and usage patterns and improve the quality and effectiveness of our content, features, and other communications.
  • To prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, comply with applicable laws, and enforce our Terms of Use or other legal rights.
  • To generate aggregate or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual or the devices you use to access the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, and use and share that information for ACPR’s purposes
  • In other ways and for other purposes that are described to you at the time we collect the information or for which we otherwise have your consent.

How We Disclose Information

ACPR is committed to maintaining your trust. We want you to understand when and with whom we may share information about you that is collected through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

User Materials. Any User Materials you submit through our Contact Us page, Join page, registration page to become an Alliance partner, or similar features or through social media services can be seen, collected and used by us. Any station logo or other organization information or materials you submit when you register as a noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partner may become public and we cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such materials. User Materials you submit may also be freely used and shared by ACPR, NPR and the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partners and their respective licensees in accordance with our Terms of Use.

noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partners. ACPR may share your name, email address, other contact information, and other information that we may collect with the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partners. When we do so, we require those noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partners to commit to the same policies regarding further sharing with third parties that we follow under this Privacy Policy. 

Authorized service providers. We may share any information we collect with service providers who provide us with specialized services or otherwise help us operate the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, including, without limitation, service providers that provide hosting, email deployment, account sign-in services, analytics, marketing, suppression list management, contest management and data processing services.

Business transfers. We may share any collected information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of any application, feature or service of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, a merger, a consolidation, an asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Legal requirements. We may disclose any collected information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

Protect the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site and users. We may disclose any collected information to enforce our Terms of Use and to protect and defend the legal rights, interests, and safety of ACPR, NPR, noncomMUSIC Alliance Site Partners, their respective employees, agents, contractors, sponsors, listeners and users, members of the general public, or others.

With your consent. We may share any collected information when you expressly or implicitly consent to such disclosure.

Wireless carriers. Wireless carriers also may collect contact and other information and precise location data from our mobile services users through processes we do not control. You should check the privacy policies of your wireless carriers for additional information.

Aggregated and anonymous information. Subject to applicable law and your opt-out choices described below, and as we deem appropriate, we may share with third parties or allow them to collect directly any aggregated or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual. Such information may be used and combined with other information collected by the receiving parties pursuant to their own respective privacy policies, which we don’t control. For example, we may share or authorize the collection of such information by service providers that help us analyze and improve the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

Your Choices

You have the following choices to update, correct and limit the collection and use of information gathered through the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

Don’t volunteer informationIf you do not consent to the collection, use or sharing of your contact and other information as described in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site or provide information to us. By using the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site or providing information to us through the NoncomMUSIC Alliance Site, you are “opting in” to the collection, use and sharing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Registration information. Contact us to correct or update any registration information you provided to us, opt out of future email newsletters from us, or cancel your noncomMUSIC Alliance Site account or newsletter subscription. For your protection, we may only act on requests with respect to the registration data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may ask you to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.  We may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting a correction, update or cancellation.

Cookies. You have the option to set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, notify you when a cookie is set, or delete cookies. Each browser is different, so select the “Help” menu in your browser for instructions on how to use the relevant tools and settings. Note that if you disable or delete cookies, you may lose access to certain features of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site. For additional information regarding the cookies used in the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, read the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site’s Statement Regarding Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Google Analytics. To prevent data from being collected by Google Universal Analytics, use the opt-out browser add-on developed by Google for this purpose available here.

Do Not Track

We do not currently respond to browser do-not-track signals. Instead, we adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Policy and offer the choices described above.

Security

We employ physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards in an effort to secure the information we collect. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information.  Because no security system is impenetrable, however, we cannot guarantee the security of our databases or that information you supply will never be intercepted, accessed, or disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy. Because most email and mobile transmissions are not encrypted, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email, text messages, or other mobile transmissions.

Links to and from Other Sites and Services

The noncomMUSIC Alliance Site contains links to other sites, applications, platforms and services operated by third parties whose privacy policies we don’t control and may differ significantly from ours. For instance, clicking on some third-party logos on the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site will take you to an entirely different site or service that may collect, use and share information in ways that the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site would not. You also may access noncomMUSIC Alliance Site content and the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site from a third-party site or service that may collect, use and share information in ways that we would not. ACPR is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these third-party services and we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any such sites or services you visit or access.

Social Networking Services Sharing Tools

If you use tools on the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site that allow you to share pages or other content with your friends and followers on an SNS such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram that action and any information you share may be used by the SNS according to its own privacy policy.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

ACPR reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be posted to this page, so please check back periodically. Your use of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site constitutes consent to the Privacy Policy then in effect.  Please read the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site’s Terms of Use to understand additional terms and conditions that apply to your use of the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site.

Users Outside the U.S.

The noncomMUSIC Alliance Site is controlled and operated within the United States and is not directed to users outside the United States. Any information we collect may be transferred to, and processed, stored, and accessed by, us and our service providers in the United States and in other jurisdictions where we or our service providers operate. These jurisdictions may have data privacy laws that may not be as protective as those of your home jurisdiction, and courts and other authorities may, in certain circumstances, be entitled to access information about you subject to such data privacy laws. By using the noncomMUSIC Alliance Site, you agree to this transfer, processing, storage, and access of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

For California Residents – Your California Privacy Rights

California residents can request and obtain from us once a year and free of charge a list of all third parties to which ACPR has disclosed certain information during the preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and want such a list, please contact us. For all requests, you must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the message field of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. Please note that we will not accept these requests by telephone, mail or fax, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labeled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.