Privacy Policy Highlights

Last Modified: July 25, 2018 (View Archived Versions)

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world. 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, services and programs. By using our products, services and programs 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 digital services, print publications, our other products, services and programs, and our associated online and mobile websites, applications and digital tools (including those related to our consumer policy and mobilization activities) that provide an authorized link to this Privacy Policy (collectively "CR Publications, Services and Programs").

Information Collected
We collect a variety of information about you, including:

  • Information you provide directly to us.
  • Information we collect automatically on the CR Publications, Services and Programs, 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.
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    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, services and programs we believe may be of interest to you.
  • To conduct consumer policy and mobilization activities, such as running campaigns on consumer policy issues, and informing our efforts to recruit, train and connect our consumer activists.
  • As otherwise described to you at the time of collection or with your consent.
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    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
  • With policymakers when you take action on a policy issue
  • To protect our websites and users
  • When required by law
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    Choice/Opt Out
    You have choices regarding the use of information we collect.

  • You can stop the delivery of promotional email from the CR Publications, Services and Programs 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, policy and mobilization emails, direct mail, and other communications.
  • You can opt out of direct mail promotional offers from third parties.
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  • 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 date the Privacy Policy was last modified 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 via email or write to us at:

    Consumer Reports Customer Relations
    Attn: Privacy
    101 Truman Avenue
    Yonkers, NY 10703

    For more information, please read our complete Privacy Policy.