Sharing with Consumers Union Action Fund, Inc.
If you are an existing customer of Consumer Reports before January 3, 2013 and make a donation at any time directly to Consumer Reports (under any of the Consumer Reports, Consumer Reports Foundation or Consumers Union names), none of the information from that donation will be rented or exchanged with any other company or organization except CU Action Fund.
If you become a new customer of Consumer Reports on or after January 3, 2013 and later make a donation directly to our organization, CR may provide that information to its affiliates, including CU Action Fund and Consumer Media LLC, owner and operator of the Consumerist Web site. CR may also exchange, rent or otherwise provide information from such donors (including your full name, address and donation information, but excluding your email address, telephone number(s) and any financial account information) with other organizations.
If you want to opt out of any sharing of information described in this section with unaffiliated third parties, go to Choice/Opt Out for instructions.
Sharing with Other Companies for Direct-Mail and Other Promotional Offers
We may share certain information about you for direct-mail and other promotional offers when you subscribe to Consumer Reports magazine or our print newsletters, or purchase any of our print publications.
If you are an existing customer before August 1, 2014 and subscribe to Consumer Reports magazine or our print newsletters or purchase any of our print publications either by mail, phone, or online, we may exchange or rent your name and mailing address (but not your email address) with other companies that offer products or services through direct-mail. We screen all such offers and strive to select trustworthy, reputable companies who offer high quality products or services of interest to you. Each mailing list exchange or rental limits the recipient company's use to one promotional effort only. If you prefer not to receive these offers, please go to Choice/Opt Out for instructions.
If you subscribe to Consumer Reports magazine or our print newsletters or purchase any of our other print publications on or after August 1, 2014, we may provide certain information about you to other companies that offer products or services through direct-mail and other channels. If you prefer not to receive these offers, please go to Choice/Opt Out for instructions.
Sharing with Service Providers
Sale of a Business or Sharing for Legal Purposes
Mandatory Disclosure for Certain Promotional Offers, Sweepstakes or Contests
If you provide your name for a promotional offer to enter a sweepstakes or contest, and win a prize, we will post a winner's list online, and will file your name, address and phone number with state agencies and/or otherwise disclose and/or file a winner's list as required by law.
Third-Party Use of Aggregate, Anonymous Data
We authorize certain service providers to utilize for their business purposes and in accordance with their privacy policies aggregated, anonymous information derived from data collected when you use the products and services they support on our behalf, for example, to report on usage or industry trends to their customer base. This information includes such anonymous, aggregated information as what products are purchased and/or downloaded, web browser types, screen resolution and mobile device type. None of this information identifies you personally, nor do our service providers link it any of the personally identifying information we collect from you.