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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Highlights

Effective Date: January 18, 2017
Consumer Reports’ mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. As part of that mission, we are committed to following a core set of Privacy Principles.
Please note that the Consumer Reports Privacy Policy has been updated. Please review the revised Privacy Policy carefully before using any of our products and services. By using our products and services, you consent to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy. Click here for more information about the updates.
For more information, please read our complete Privacy Policy.

Scope of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers the Consumer Reports family of print publications as well as online and mobile websites and applications that provide an authorized link to this Privacy Policy (collectively "CR Products").
This Privacy Policy applies only to the CR Products.
It does not cover our consumer advocacy programs, campaigns and websites which are governed by a separate Privacy Policy found here

Information Collected

We collect a variety of information about you, including:

  • Information you provide directly to us.
  • Information we collect automatically on the CR Products, including through the use of cookies, web beacons, and other technologies.
  • Information we obtain from other sources where permitted by law.
  • Information that is combined or supplemented with information from other sources.

Use of Information

We use the information we collect for a variety of purposes, including:

  • To fulfill products, services and information you’ve requested.
  • To customize your experience.
  • To provide you with products and services we believe may be of interest to you.
  • As otherwise described to you at the time of collection or with your consent.

Disclosure of Information

We may share information within the Consumer Reports family and with various third parties, including:

  • With our authorized service providers.
  • When you make a donation.
  • When you enter a sweepstakes or contest.
  • When you submit a user review.
  • For direct-mail campaigns.
  • To protect our websites and users.
  • When required by law.

Choice/Opt Out

You have choices regarding the use of information we collect.

  • You can stop the delivery of promotional email or text messages from a CR Product by following the instructions in the message.
  • You have choices about the collection and use of your information by third parties to display relevant advertisements.
  • You can opt out of receiving communications from us in connection with donations, surveys, direct mail, and other communications.
  • You can opt out of direct mail promotional offers from third parties.


  • We have adopted commercially reasonable information security policies and practices to help protect your information, but please note that no method of transmitting or storing electronic data is ever completely secure.
  • We may revise the Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices, in which event we will update the "Effective Date" posted at the top of the Policy.
  • For more information about our privacy practices, please review our complete Privacy Policy.
  • If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:
          Consumer Reports Customer Relations
          Attn: Privacy
          101 Truman Avenue
          Yonkers, NY 10703

For more information, please read our complete Privacy Policy.