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Privacy Policy

At Capital Public Radio, we recognize the importance of privacy to visitors of our Web site. We collect personally-identifying information from our Web site only if you choose to provide that information to us.

Gathering of Information

Like all other Web servers, Capital Public Radio's 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, they contain some or all of the following information:

  • The Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine which accessed our Web site.
  • The date of the visit.
  • The time of the visit.
  • The path taken through our Web site.
  • The browser being used.
  • A list of files downloaded or viewed.
  • The amount of time spent listening to RealAudio® or Windows Media files.
  • Any errors encountered.

Capital Public Radio asks visitors to provide certain personal information when they join or renew their membership online or change their address online. Capital Public Radio also may ask visitors to provide personal information in other limited circumstances, specified at the time the information is gathered, such as a special event where registration info is gathered online.

Any information that you submit which is then published in the Listener's Forum also becomes public.


Capital Public Radio uses cookies to collect information. A cookie is a string of characters that can be written to a file on the user's hard drive when the user visits a Web site. Only the Web site that set the cookie can read it, and it can only be used as a recordkeeping device to store information that the site already has. It cannot, for example, be used to read other information from the user's hard drive.

CPR uses cookies to track users' activity through the site in order to improve the site's architecture and to offer the user interactive features that would not be possible without them. If you wish to prevent cookies from being set to your hard drive you may disable them in your browser's preferences.

Use of Information

The information collected by Capital Public Radio on our web site is used for internal CPR station purposes. The use of personal information is limited to the following: membership management, special event management, editorial and feedback purposes, CPR's marketing and promotional purposes, or other internal CPR station purposes. By providing this information, a visitor may receive an e-mail from Capital Public Radio in limited circumstances.

We sometimes share membership information with other non-profit organizations in which you may be interested. If you do not wish your information shared, please contact membership@capradio.org.

Credit card information provided for membership purposes is protected against unauthorized use by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information before it is sent. This information is processed by an outside credit card processing firm.


Under 13: If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or e-mail address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.

13 -18: Unless otherwise specified, you must be at least 18 years old in order to participate in online registration. Visitors between the ages of 13 and 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardians before sending any personally-identifying information.

Policy Changes

Capital Public Radio 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. Use of the CPR Web site constitutes consent to any policy then in effect.

Links to Other Sites

It is important to note that capradio.org (this site) contains links to other sites that may not follow the same privacy policies as capradio.org. For instance, clicking on a business partnership link on capradio.org will take you to an entirely different site. These sites may use cookies, collect data, and use the data in ways that capradio.org would not. Capital Public Radio is not responsible for the privacy practices or any information or materials on these other sites.