Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

New York Public Radio (“NYPR”) values your participation in our public radio community, both online and offline, and assures you that your privacy is a priority to us. NYPR adheres to the below policy for ensuring the privacy of your personally identifiable information (such as full name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and/or other identifiable information).

New York Public Radio’s Sites and Apps

When you visit our sites or use our apps, we may automatically recognize information like your domain name, where you are coming to us from and what browser you are using. We use this information to analyze how traffic flows at our sites, but no one can contact or identify you from this information.


NYPR places an industry-standard "cookie" file on your computer to more accurately count the number of visitors and track activity on our websites. This cookie is totally anonymous and does not store any personal information about individual users. Cookies can also be used to store certain visitor preferences, like your favorite media player or a bulletin board password.

E-mail Communications

NYPR regularly sends email Newsletters and membership correspondence to visitors and users who share their email addresses with us and opt to receive this correspondence, with information about NYPR programs, services or membership opportunities. If you do not wish to receive any email from NYPR, please indicate your preference on the pledge form when making a pledge, visit the e-mail newsletter sign up page to "opt-out", or contact Listener Services by using our feedback form or calling (646) 829-4000. We will do our best to make your change in a timely manner. You should also contact Listener Services if you would like to review or correct your information.

NYPR never sells, exchanges or lends to third parties any email or telephone information you provide when making a Membership Pledge or subscribing to our email communications.

When You Make a Membership Pledge

NYPR will ask you to provide the information necessary to process and service your membership pledge: name, billing and shipping address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number. This information is encrypted for your security and is only seen by our membership staff who processes your gift and our contracted fulfillment agencies.

List sharing policy

NYPR may occasionally share names and postal addresses collected through membership pledges with carefully selected organizations. If you do not want your address exchanged, please contact Listener Services by using this form or calling (646) 829-4000 to classify your membership record as "No Exchange". It is NYPR policy not to sell or exchange e-mail addresses with any organization.

Comments Participation

NYPR reserves the right to collect the e-mail addresses of those who post comments, messages, or other information through our sites and apps, such as survey information and/or site registrations. We may use the information we collect to ensure compliance with our terms of service and occasionally to send alerts to members and visitors, e.g. to opt-in to our e-mail newsletter. Email addresses are never sold or exchanged with other organizations.


When you contribute to NYPR online, the information you provide is encrypted using a Secure Socket Layer Certificate (SSL) and transferred using secure protocol to NYPR where it is stored in a secure database. The SSL Certificate will provide 128-bit-encryption as long as users are running 128-bit enabled browsers. NYPR has aggressive security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site.


You must be at least 13 years old in order to comment or submit information through our sites or apps. 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.

Unless otherwise specified, you must be a least 18 years old in order to participate in any contests.

Links to other Sites and Services

Please be advised that the NYPR sites and apps may contain links to other sites, applications and services maintained by third parties that do not follow the same privacy policies as NYPR.  For instance, clicking or tapping on an underwriter's information or a third party logo may take you to an entirely different site, application or service. These sites, applications and services may use cookies, collect data, and use the data in ways that NYPR would not. NYPR is not responsible for the privacy practices or any information or materials on these other sites. Please visit these sites if you wish to review their privacy policies.

In some cases, the NYPR sites and apps may include certain embedded tools provided and controlled by third parties and governed by the terms and policies of the third parties. You should only use these third party tools if you agree to their respective terms and policies.

NYPR sites and services include a tool that allows you to sign in using information from your account with a third party service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, OpenID,  LinkedIn or other third party applications. Please be aware that those third party services are unrelated to NYPR, and that your use of the third party services is subject to the terms and policies of those services.

Changes to Privacy Policy

NYPR will never use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice without notifying users. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our sites, attempt to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you have additional questions about how your personal information may be used or if you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact us by using our contact form, by telephone at (646) 829-4000 or by mail at:

Listener Services
New York Public Radio
160 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013