The Information We Collect

On some pages of the Media Access Awards — in particular when donating online, completing an action alert, registering for a special event, purchasing a product, or completing various feedback forms — visitors are asked to list name, address, and other personal contact information. Information collected is specifically and knowingly provided by site visitors and may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, telephone number, interests and other similar information. Collecting this information helps Media Access Awards to better provide site visitors with relevant and useful content.

Media Access Awards does not store sensitive information such as credit card numbers. When an online transaction is completed through our third-party donation websites, such as a charitable contribution, credit card information is used solely for the purpose of completing that specific transaction and is not retained in this website’s database.

The Media Access Awards will not sell, share or exchange personal contact information collected from this Web site with other organizations. If a user has a previous relationship with the Media Access Awards through another channel (i.e., mail, phone), the Media Access Awards will occasionally rent or exchange those names and addresses with other organizations as a way of providing extra funds to help support services. If you do not want to participate in this program, please let us know.

Visitors to are not required to share any personally identifiable information.


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Cookies help evaluate visitors’ use of a Web site, such as what viewers want to see and what they never read. This information allows The Media Access Awards to better focus online information and to concentrate on information people are using.

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Media Access Awards has links to other Web sites. The Media Access Awards is not responsible for the content of any linked Web site, or any link contained in a linked Web site, or any changes or updates to such Web sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Media Access Awards of that Web site.

In addition, please be aware that the Media Access Awards is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other Web sites. The Media Access Awards encourages you to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that requests personal information from you.