At WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, 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 BluegrassCountry.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.
BluegrassCountry.org 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 Bluegrass Country 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’s Bluegrass Country 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 Bluegrass Country region of service. WAMU’s Bluegrass Country cannot afford, either in appearance or in fact, to undermine that bond. For these reasons, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country certifies that is meets the following public-interest standards:
Control: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will maintain active control of Bluegrass Country 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’s Bluegrass Country/WAMU 88.5’s/American University’s compliance requirements.
Privacy: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country 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 Bluegrass Country Member Services office at email@example.com. Requests from WAMU’s Bluegrass Country members to withhold their names and contact information from solicitation by WAMU’s Bluegrass Country-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’s Bluegrass Country, and infrequently for confidential media research into WAMU’ Bluegrass Country listener trends and preferences.
Limits On Use: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country policy forbids the renting, selling, leasing, loan, trade, giving, donating, transferring, or exchanging of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country donor names with any other nonprofit agency or for-profit organization.
Per CPB requirements, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and its host station, 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’s Bluegrass Country 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 means available.
If you have any questions about giving or pledging your support to WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, or if we can be of any assistance to you, do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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’s Bluegrass Country
WAMU 88.5 FM
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-8082
"ATTN: Member Services Dept."
CPB Eligibility: As a CPB grant-eligible public telecommunications facility, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, 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’s Bluegrass Country, WAMU 88.5, and American University certifies continued compliance with the Control, Privacy, Regulatory Limits, and Record Keeping requirements set forth above.
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and WAMU may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and WAMU believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process, (b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the BluegrassCountry.org website, or (c) protect the personal safety or property of BluegrassCountry.org website users, the public or WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and its employees.
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.
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Last modified on: September 18, 2008