Our Privacy Policy

(Last update: June 2015)

Community Media Center (CMC) is committed to maintaining the privacy of its members, donors and website visitors. We will use our best efforts to respect your requests regarding the collection and use of your personal information, and we do not sell, lease or lend your personal information to third parties.  

Information We Gather

General Usage Data

Our web server collects statistical data regarding visitors to the website, such as the visitor's IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit. This information does not identify you personally, and is only used in aggregate form in order to manage our website and improve its content.

Individually Identifiable Information

We collect individually identifiable information that you share about yourself, for example when you purchase a membership or make a donation.  You may access your user profile to update or change your information at any time.  Upon your request we will assist you in updating or modifying your information to ensure its accuracy.

We may use this information to communicate with you regarding the CMC’s programs and services, which may include a request for financial support.  You may request to opt out of these communications by contacting us with that request.

We will not provide any third parties (other than contractors providing the CMC with mailing or other similar services) with your information for any reason at any time unless explicitly required by law or specified in this policy.

When purchasing tickets or conducting other online credit transactions, your address is used to validate your credit card. Your credit card information will never be stored on our systems at any time for any reason. Credit card transactions are validated and processed using a secure third-party system. When you submit your card information, the account number and other required details are submitted to this third party system (currently PayPal). Please see this third-party's privacy policy for more information: PayPal privacy policy

The people that are given access to information we gather

Your personal information is accessible by authorized CMC staff or contractors, and is otherwise not able to be viewed by anyone.

Security measures we have in place to protect the information we gather

To safeguard your personal information, we take great care to use the most up-to-date web server applications, security patches, firewalls, and other industry-standard data protection methods.

Use of cookies

Our website makes use of cookies, which are small digital files that are stored in your web browser, that enable us to track your return visits to our website and the status of your account for authentication (log-in) purposes.

Your browser settings may allow you to block these cookies, but we recommend you have them enabled to help us personalize your experience at our website. Cookies are required to log in and utilize our web services.

Some third-party hosting providers used to deliver media or social engagement widgets on our website may also use cookies for analytic purposes. These providers include (but are not limited to) Google, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube, and other popular media hosting companies. Use of data they gather is subject to the respective privacy policies of those organizations.

We stream audio and video, such as for WYCE’s online broadcasts, using third-party providers, which are subject to change without notice, and which may utilize cookies and other analytic methods to provide anonymized statistics.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and services. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "Last Update" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share your personal information, we will notify you by sending an email to the email address you most recently provided us in your account, profile or registration (unless we do not have such an email address), and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our website. We recommend that you check our website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy.


All communications regarding this policy, including requests to discontinue use of your personal information to communicate with you, should be directed to info@grcmc.org or 711 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.