Privacy Policy

WestwoodOne Privacy Policy

Effective as  of May 11, 2012

  Thank you for visiting our site!  Your  privacy is important to us.  To better  protect your privacy, we provide this Privacy Policy to explain our online  information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information  is collected and used at thewww.westwoodone.com site and other websites owned  or operated by WestwoodOne or its affiliates and partners where this Privacy  Policy is posted (collectively, the “Sites”).   This Privacy Policy applies only to the Sites, and covers information  collected on, through, or in connection with your use of the Sites.
We reserve the right to modify the terms and conditions of this Privacy  Policy and to change any feature of the Sites, including the removal of any  feature, in our sole discretion at any time.   Modifications to this Privacy Policy may be communicated to you via  email, at the most recent email address you provide to us, or by posting the  revised Privacy Policy on the Sites.  Any  modifications to this Privacy Policy will supersede the prior provisions for  all activity occurring at the Sites after the revised version has been posted  in the manner described above.  Your use  of the Sites constitutes your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy and  the accompanying Terms and Conditions of Use; and your continued use of the Sites  after a revised version of this policy is made available constitutes your  agreement to the revision.      

Information  We Collect

  1. Personal Information.  You may be able to enter contests, order  products, vote in a poll or otherwise express your opinion, subscribe to our  services, become a member of our online communities, or request promotional  items on and through our Sites.  We may  collect certain personally identifiable information from you on these pages,  including your name, address, date of birth, email address, and telephone  number (collectively, “Personal Information”).    We do not collect any Personal  Information from you when you visit the Sites unless you provide us with the  Personal Information voluntarily.
  2. Billing Information.  If you wish to purchase a product or service  through the Sites, you may be required to provide certain information in  addition to the Personal Information noted above.  Such information may include a credit card  number, PayPal account number, and similar information (collectively, the  “Billing Information).
  3. Other Information and  Cookies.  In addition to the Personal  and Billing Information noted above that you voluntarily provide to us, we may  collect additional information (collectively, the “Other Information”).  Such Other Information may include (i) information  that we automatically collect when you visit the Sites, such as your IP  addresses, Internet service provider, browser type and language, referring and  exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages,  what sections of the Sites you visit, number of links you click while in the Sites,  and similar information concerning your use of the Sites; and (ii) additional  information that you voluntarily provide to us regarding your use and interest  in our programs, offers, products, and services.

Other  Information also includes information that we collect using “cookie” technology.  Cookies are bits of information that a website  transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies  can enhance your online experience by automatically saving your preferences. We  use cookies because they help us to provide to you a better online experience.  The information we collect through the use of  cookies allows WestwoodOne to determine when and for how long you logged on to  the Sites, so that we can try to understand how to better serve your needs.  If you object to the use of cookies for any  reason, you may set your Internet browser to notify you when you receive a  cookie, giving you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it.  If you decline to receive cookies, you may  have difficulty using certain features of the Sites.
Third-Party  Online Advertising   Some of the advertisements on the Sites are delivered by third  parties.  These third parties include  advertisers, advertising agencies, and ad networks.  Please be aware that when you view or  interact with one of their advertisements, such third parties may collect  information through cookies, pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear  gifs), and other technologies about your online activities, either on our Sites  or across the Internet, in an effort to understand your interests and deliver  advertisements tailored to those interests.   Pixel tags enable us and these third-party advertisers to recognize a  browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the pixel tag is  located in order to learn which advertisement brings a user to a given site.
Accessing  and Modifying Information   If you have provided us Personal Information or Billing Information, you  may access, review, and make changes to such Information by sending an email to  our support attendants at the “Contact Us” section of the Site or by  following the directions set forth on the Site.   In addition, you may manage your receipt of marketing and  non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located  on the bottom of any WestwoodOne marketing email.   Registered users cannot opt out of receiving transactional e-mails  related to their account.  We will use  commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner.  You should be aware, however, that it is not  always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription  databases.
How  We Use the Information  We use the Personal Information and the Other Information to provide the  products and services you have requested, to notify you if you have won a  contest, to respond to your inquiries, to solicit your feedback, to inform you  about our products and services and those of our third-party marketing  partners, and to tailor messaging to you.   Also, we may use and/or share Personal Information, Billing Information,  and/or Other Information as described below.

  • We may       from time to time share the Personal Information and/or the Other       Information with other companies who may provide you information about the       products and services they offer.        However, to the extent required by law, you will be given the       opportunity to opt-out of such sharing.
  • If you       choose to enter a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion from one of our       Sites, in accordance with the terms and conditions of such promotions,       your Personal Information may be disclosed to sponsors and third parties       who help us to administer the promotion, including, without limitation,       sponsorship, winner selection, and prize fulfillment.  Your Personal Information may also be       disclosed as required by law, such as on a winner’s list.  Also, by entering a promotion, you are       agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion, including       allowing the sponsors to use your entry, name, voice, and likeness in       advertising and marketing associated with the promotion in accordance with       applicable law.
  • We may       share Other Information about your activity on the Sites with third-party advertising       companies for the purpose of tailoring, analyzing, managing, reporting,       and optimizing advertising you see on the Sites and elsewhere.
  • We may employ       other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf.  Examples may include providing marketing       assistance, order fulfillment, billing, and customer service.  These other companies will have access       to the Personal Information, the Billing Information, and the Other       Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent       permitted by law.
  • If you       choose to publish any content on the Sites, such content will be published       with any screen name you have provided to us.  Please be aware that the information you       voluntarily post about yourself and third parties in such areas might be       accessed, collected, and used by parties other than us.
  • In an       ongoing effort to better understand our users and our products and       services, we may analyze the Other Information in aggregate form in order       to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Sites and/or our products       and services.  This aggregate       information does not identify you personally.  We may share this aggregate data with       our affiliates, agents, and business partners. We may also disclose       aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and services       to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties       for other lawful purposes.
  • If we or       any of our affiliated companies (or all or substantially all of our assets       or the assets of any of our affiliated companies) are acquired, we expect       that the Personal Information, the Billing Information, and the Other       Information would be transferred along with the other business assets.
  • To the       extent permitted by law, we may also disclose Personal Information, the       Billing Information, and the Other Information when required by law, court       order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory       agency, or whenever we believe that disclosing the Information is       necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or       safety of WestwoodOne or others.
  • You       should also be aware that courts of equity, such as the U.S. Bankruptcy       Courts, may have the authority, under certain circumstances, to permit       your Personal Information to be shared or transferred to third parties       without your permission.

How  We Protect Your Information   Although  WestwoodOne carefully selects its third-party service providers, advertisers,  partners, agencies, agents, representatives, employees, and contractors, is  sensitive to the privacy and security of your Personal Information, and intends  to safeguard such information, WestwoodOne and any such third parties cannot  guarantee absolute security for such information. Such information may be subject  to hacking and may be transmitted through or using the Internet, other public  telecommunications networks, servers, hardware, and software (collectively,  “Systems”) that are not owned, operated, or controlled by WestwoodOne, and WestwoodOne  makes no assurances that such information will remain private when transmitted  by WestwoodOne through such Systems. Although we use industry standard  practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not  expect, that the confidentiality of your Personal Information or private  communications is 100% guaranteed.
Important  Notice to Non-U.S. Residents   The Sites are operated in the United States.  If you are located outside of the United States,  please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to  the United States.  By using the Sites  and/or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer.
California  Residents   Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who  have an established business relationship with WestwoodOne may choose to opt out of our  sharing your Personal Information with third parties for direct marketing  purposes.  If you are a California  resident and you have already granted us this permission and (1) you now wish  to opt out; or (2) you wish to request certain information regarding our  disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for the direct  marketing purposes, please contact us as described below.
A  Special Note about Children   The Site are not directed to children under the age of 13.  WestwoodOne adheres to the Children’s Online  Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and will not knowingly register or otherwise  collect Personal Information from any child under the age of 13.  We ask that minors (under the age of 13) not  submit any Personal Information to WestwoodOne.   If you are under the age of 13, you may use the Sites only with the  consent of your parent or guardian.
If a child under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Information,  a parent or guardian of that child may contact us, by visiting the “Contact  Us” section of this Site, and request that such information be deleted from  our records.
External Websites   The Sites may contain links to third-party websites.  WestwoodOne has no control over the privacy practices or the  content of any of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors, or other  websites to which we provide links.  As  such, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those  third-party websites.  You should check  the applicable third-party privacy policy and terms of use when visiting any  other websites.
How  to Contact Us

If you have  questions about this Privacy Policy or its implementation, please send us an  e-mail as directed on the “Contact Us” page of the Site.

The Sites are owned and  operated by Westwood One, Inc., 220 W. 42nd Street, 3rd Floor,  New York, NY 10036.  For further  information about Westwood One, Inc. or the Site, please visit the “Contact Us”  section of the Sites. You may have this same information sent to you by e-mail  by sending a letter to Westwood One, Inc., 220 W. 42nd Street, 3rd  Floor, New York, NY 10036, Attn: Legal Department with your e-mail address and  a request for this information.

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