Building trust and providing good service to our listeners, supporters and website patrons are important to all of us at WMUK. We share your concerns for privacy, and we recognize our responsibility to make sure information you provide us is not abused. Our purpose in collecting information via telephone, mail, or internet is to accurately track individual listener inquiries, concerns, contributions and maintain relationships. We also gather general statistical information on use of our website to monitor and improve the services we provide.
Mailing Lists and Donor Information
WMUK's mailing lists are never sold or shared with outside organizations or individuals. Our donor records are stored and professionally managed at the WMU Foundation, which provides tax receipts, payment processing, and donor accounting services for WMUK. The WMU Foundation has an agreement with WMUK not to solicit any of our donors who are otherwise unconnected to Western Michigan University. If you are an alumna, alumnus, or have made donations to other WMU departments, you may receive mailings as a result of other associations.
This website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Contributions to WMUK can be made through a secure server with SSL encryption. Our other technology practices are standard ones in use at most professionally designed sites on the world wide web. We collect your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, and develop broad demographic profiles of our website users. We also use "cookies" to provide website navigation assistance and deliver content specific to your interests. (A "cookie" is merely a very short text file that is placed in your web browser. It identifies your computer to our website for service needs. It contains no personal information about you.)
Choosing to Opt-Out or Change Information
You may choose to opt-out of receiving mailings or other information from us. To do so, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific requests. You may also change or modify information you previously provided by e-mailing email@example.com.
This website contains links to other sites for the convenience and/or possible interest of our visitors. WMUK is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other web sites.
Copyright Information for News Stories
By the provisions of our contract with the Associated Press (AP), users of this site are permitted to reproduce only a single copy of any AP story for personal use, and not for resale or redistribution by any means.
Stories appearing under the heading "from our Newsroom" and bearing the (AP) slug are Copyright 2000-2008 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Unslugged stories appearing under the heading "from our Newsroom" are Copyright 2000-2008 WMUK. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. AP may have contributed to such reports.
Stories appearing under the "NPR News" heading are production of National Public Radio.
Stories slugged (MPRN) are produced by the Michigan Public Radio Network.
Associated Press text, photo, graphic, audio and/or video material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication, or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these AP materials nor any portion thereof may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. AP will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions therefrom or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part thereof or for any damages from any of the foregoing.
For more information
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices or this site, or your dealings with the site, you can contact WMUK at: firstname.lastname@example.org.