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Privacy Policy

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.

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 website.
  • The date of the visit.
  • The time of the visit.
  • The path taken through our website.
  • The browser and operating system being used.
  • A list of files downloaded or viewed.
  • The amount of time spent listening to/viewing media files or streaming audio.
  • 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 information is gathered online.

Online Profile Updates And Donations

If you complete the profile and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.


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 website. Only the website 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.

CapRadio 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.

CapRadio works with third-party vendors which may serve sponsorship acknowledgments or other messages to you on other websites after you visit the site. These third-party vendors use cookies to recognize a visitor and to serve the visitor sponsorship or other messages approved by Capital Public Radio on other websites that they believe the visitor will find most relevant. This Privacy Policy does not cover additional cookies created by these third-party vendors.

Use Of Information

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

CapRadio 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 members@capradio.org.

CapRadio may share with any third parties anonymous information that does not personally identify its visitors. The use and disclosure of such information is not subject to restrictions under this Privacy Policy.

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.

Sending Us An Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer you questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties. If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won't share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Opt-Out Or Change Your Contact Information

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us through a special online form. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form. You can not remove yourself from our database, but you can prevent unwanted communication.


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 CapRadio website 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.

Questions About Our Policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at:

Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826
(916) 278-8900