Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are “Amy On The Radio”, (also known as “AOTR”). Our website address is: http://amyontheradio.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Sometimes we use 3rd party services for commenting, such as Disqus. Please refer to their privacy policies for more information about what they might collect and store.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you submit an e-mail through any of our contact forms, choose to sign up for our mailing list, or send a direct message to the host via The Satellite subscriber’s area, we will retain this information.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Analytics such as what you visit, when, how many people visited, how many people tuned in/from what regions, and how pages get shared on social media, may all be stored on our servers. Ratings information may be shared with third parties such as program directors, ratings agencies like Talk Stream Live & Nielsen, and advertising agents who work with us to maintain AOTR.

Who we share your data with

Sometimes, data may be shared automatically with a third party through embedded content like through YouTube, ads, Tune-In, and Amazon affiliate links. We also use Google Analytics to better understand what content people like the most. Please see these 3rd party privacy policies for more details. We sell personal end-user and subscriber data to nobody.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely (same goes for The Satellite subscriber direct message area). This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Paypal lets us know if subscribers are current on their payments. By posting comments in The Satellite, any information included may be read on air. Sometimes our listeners have questions for a guest that may extend beyond a show. We will never intentionally share your personal address, e-mail, or telephone number to anyone without first receiving your consent. Sometimes listener numbers are transmitted via our affiliate Deep Talk Radio Network to third party ratings services like Talk Stream Live. Please review their individual privacy policies for more info.

Your contact information

If you enter contact information into a form on the site, it gets stored indefinitely. Subscriber information pairs with your Paypal account if you’re a subscriber to AOTR, to check and see if your recurring payment through Paypal is active. Paypal only tells us if you’re an active subscriber. We collect and store zero billing information. If you cancel, your basic user profile information may remain in your database entry in case you decide to re-activate your subscription via Paypal. Information stored on this site is not sold to any third parties. Again, we do not hold any credit card or payment information on this site (this is through Paypal). If you’d like us to delete your database entry containing any personal user profile information, we will do so.

Additional information

How we protect your data

This site sometimes goes through manual security checks with an authorized, trusted, and qualified information security consultant to look for potential vulnerabilities. All user data is protected in encrypted databases. We also employ multiple firewalls, perform routine maintenance security updates to keep all server software up to date, utilize measures that prevent known exploits, receive prompt notification of any system abnormalities, and educate our radio listeners on information security topics. Did we mention, we will never ask you for your password?

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of a breach, we would notify our users no more than 72 hours after learning about it. Sometimes breaches aren’t immediately discovered, though sometimes it’s possible to receive an instant notification of a problem on the servers. We believe it’s important to address the issue publicly as soon as we can, as this can assist other information security professionals with information about the potential exploit (and how to stop or prevent it from happening elsewhere/in the future). Realistically, no matter what security measures and procedures are in place, human ingenuity augmented by artificial intelligence knows no bounds. So goes the saying, “If it exists, it can (and sometimes will) be hacked.” This is why we recommend using a different username and password for every website. The more random and special characters, the better. There’s also absolutely nothing wrong with signing up with your first and last name as a pseudonym. (In fact, we encourage it.)

What third parties we receive data from

Sometimes we receive data from Google Analytics, Paypal, Amazon, our parent broadcaster Deep Talk Radio, YouTube, Patreon, Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, Google Play, Twitch, Discord, Instagram—- you get the picture. Just like we aren’t in the business of selling personal data for profit, we don’t buy any either. However, if you sign up for any third party services and friend, follow, or support us—even if it’s just a visit or to say hello, we may know a little about it. We also may receive pings and trackback links from other sites who use similar software, just to let us know who is linking to our content.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

If you sign up for our premium subscriber service, you fill out a basic user profile form. Before the profile validates on our server, sets your user role to premium subscriber, and thus gives you access to some pretty cool stuff, you’ll be sent to Paypal to complete your subscription. Again, we do not handle any payment information—this is all done through Paypal. Paypal just lets us know that you’ve completed setting up automatic payments, so you can access said premium content. If for some reason you cancel or Paypal cannot process your payment, they send our server a notification to automatically suspend your user role as a premium subscriber, but your AOTR login information stays with us. If you want this information deleted, please tell us.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements (Broadcasting)

Sponsored interviews and content will always be fully disclosed to our listeners, viewers, and website users. While broadcasters are not required to air opposing views, we actively encourage it alongside critical thinking and healthy skepticism!

If you have any questions, suggestions, or requests, please always feel free to mail us, support @ amyontheradio.com, or reach out via social media. Please keep in mind all communications through a third party are subject to third party service provider privacy terms. As always, we will never ask you for your password!!!